Movies like The Man Who Invented Christmas

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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas Carol, but they passed. Desperate, Dickens declared he would publish it himself. Slipping into the world of his novel, he spent the next six weeks laughing and arguing with his characters, acting out scenes like a madman on the streets of London for hours on end. With a powerful performance from Dan Stevens, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is a film for all ages about the most iconic Christmas story ever written and the genius behind it. The film also stars Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music) as Ebenezer Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as John Dickens.
Style: thought provoking, feel good, humorous, captivating
Plot: christmas, father son relationship, debt, publisher, poverty, writing, inspiration, book, sleeping, friend, writer's block, child labor, charles dickens, writers, chambermaid, novelist, literary agent, disabled child, dancing, child, ghost, pregnancy, snow, train, cemetery ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, 1800s, year 1943
Place: new york, london, turkey

Most similar movies to The Man Who Invented Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, humorous and touching films with plots about writers, husband wife relationship, drinking, father son relationship, friendship, family relations and book mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Man Who Invented Christmas: Miss Potter (2006), The Classic (2001), The Ghosts of Dickens' Past (1998), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: writer's life, rabbit, family relations, first love, snobbism, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, social differences, fall in love, unsupportive parent, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 813
The Classic (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A self-loving fictional autobiography of author Kari Hotakainen.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, chase, obsession, womanizer, writer's block, writing, fictional biography, publisher, satire, media, journalism, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Ghosts of Dickens' Past (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the 19th century, young Charles Dickens is a promising young writer who is obsessed with material success in his career. His misguided priorities are soon challenged when he encounters a mysterious little girl. That girl takes Dickens on a ...
Plot: charles dickens, table, candle, servant, cemetery, writing, poverty, compassion, burglar, christmas carol, inspiration
Time: victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, childhood, fame, maggot, children's book, playwright, marital problem, nanny, little boy, toys, toy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, semi serious
Plot: guardian, child's point of view, survivor, aunt, friendship, betrayal, maturation, social differences, society, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: youth, single parent, family relations, teenage pregnancy, couple relations, grownups, becoming an adult, family problems, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, parenthood, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 66K
My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: poet, handicapped, disability, paralysis, human spirit, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: prodigy, family relations, unfulfillment, tragic hero, youth, mentor, painting, painter, ex husband ex wife relationship, christmas, gender, college life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, journalist, delusion, apology, school, promise, running away from home, family conflict, grudge ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city, utah, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An editor discovers a novel that she considers to be a masterpiece, in a library whose particularity is to collect the manuscripts refused by the publishers. The text is signed Henri Pick, a Breton pizza maker who died two years earlier.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, disturbing
Plot: publisher, manuscript, book, novel, widow, investigation, disorder, society, tv broadcast, cycling, watching television, literature ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 17K
Genius (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named ...
Style: intellectual, melancholic, inspirational, talky, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: writers, novelist, book, genius, eccentricity, creativity, unlikely friendships, destiny, obsession, mentor, writer's life, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: childhood, writers, disney, writer's life, hollywood, filmmaking, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, secretary, rehearsal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1961 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Salome's Last Dance (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Oscar Wilde watches an outrageous staging of his banned play "Salome" at a London brothel, with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover Bosey, and Lady Alice.
Style: semi serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, brothel, stage play, gay, couple relations, sexual relations, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, femme fatale, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, christmas, best man, couple relations, love and romance, romance, sexual content, profanity, buddies, couples, wedding preparations and rituals, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, France, Iceland, USA, Mexico, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, winston churchill, professor, dictionary, direction and purpose, friendship, book, society, shared dream, insanity
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Permission (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman on the brink of a marriage proposal is told by a friend that she should date other men before spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend.
Style: sentimental, captivating, humorous, psychological, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: open relationship, sexual promiscuity, orgasm, marriage proposal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay relationship, marriage, friendship, gay, monogamy, secret, sex scene ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: reconciliation, terminal illness, memory, father son relationship, infidelity, coming of age, teenager, hospital, family relations, loneliness, confrontation, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 1960s, 60s, year 1962 ...
Place: brighton, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Christmas Inheritance (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: To inherit her father's company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: true love, inheritance, christmas, broken engagement, snowstorm, ice sculpture, fish out of water, father daughter relationship, blizzard, suitcase, homeless, christmas party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 379
Day Off (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Day Off (French: Mercredi, folle journée !) is a 2001 French drama film directed by Pascal Thomas.
Style: touching, feel good, suspense, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, missing son, rescue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, money problems, drug abuse, gambling debt ...
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: psychological, sincere, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, couples, dull life, sarcasm, writers, loneliness, writing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, arrogance, cynicism, self pity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, couples, showbiz, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, husband wife relationship, gangsters, film within a film, death of wife, cemetery, baseball player ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, cuba, spain, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, ironic ...
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, eccentric family, introspection, siblings relations, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 32K
Smoke (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over ...
Style: intellectual, sentimental, clever, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: friendship, writers, christmas, family relations, abortion, smoking, redemption, creative block, regret, age difference, parents and children, owner ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Final Portrait (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Style: based on true events, intellectual, thought provoking, artsy, philosophical ...
Plot: painter, sculptor, posing, sculpture, portrait painting, genius, doubt, promise, husband wife relationship, obsession, studio, older man younger man relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1964, year 1935
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 1K
A Merry War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writers, poverty, pregnancy, poet, lifestyle, celebrity culture, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, romance, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 122K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, prank, tv show, rising to stardom, human spirit, actor's life, dying, rise and fall, celebrity culture, performer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lithuania, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 336K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, funny, light ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, chauffeur, prejudice, driver, journey, travel, american south ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, kentucky, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 635
Fahim (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fahim Mohammad, a Bangladeshi immigrant, becomes a world junior chess champion in France.
Style: humorous, tense, clever, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chess, talented, social problems, prodigy, stranded, follow your dream, life is a bitch, against the odds, boy genius, young heroes, coping
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 18K
Emma. (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
Style: captivating, entertaining, humorous, sweet, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: jane austen, estate, opposites attract, matchmaking, looking for love, class differences, female protagonist, matchmaker, male female relationship, love and romance, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 11K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: theater, rehearsal, drink, telephone call, prostitute, cigar smoking, exhibition, music, opera, bohemian life, artists and showbiz, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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