Movies like The Grinch

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The Grinch (2018)
 6.3
 22K
The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
Style: sincere, touching, light, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, optimism, christmas movie, happy ending, small town, fight, best friends, family relations, love and romance, justice, life philosophy, surrealism, adventure, party, misfit, hopes, solitude, introspection, crime gone awry, lgbt, dog, monster, thief, snow, single mother ...

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Most similar movies to The Grinch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and touching films with plots about family, adventure, disorder, friends, friendship, escapades and animals mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Grinch: The Polar Express (2004), Arthur Christmas (2011), The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006), An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998), The Lorax (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, obsession, dog, materialism, surrealism, christmas tree, snow, sleigh, generosity, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, snow, ticket, beard, nerd, bell, north pole, santa claus, gift, faith, family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, misfit, imaginary kingdom, island, christmas, santa claus, reindeer, winter, snowman, family, dentist, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, santa claus, race against time, escapades, adventure, letter, redemption, runaway, elf, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, mexico, idaho, cuba, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: fox, dog, friendship, animal life, adventure, love and romance, family, friends, best friends, music band, artists and showbiz, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Charlie B. Barker and Itchy Ford are back with Sasha and the gang having a Dicken's of a time as they try to save Christmas from Carface and an evil spirit that wishes to use dogs all over the world to ruin Christmas forever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, christmas, cafe, unlikely partners, going straight, partners, family, adventure, friends, afterlife, down on your luck, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 87K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Style: feel good, colourful, light, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, obsessive quest, tree, friendship, environmentalism, adventure, young heroes, childhood, danger, talking animals, deforestation, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, talky ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, winnie the pooh, elephant, talking animals, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling, beautiful scenery, disney ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.5
 492K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: touching, feel good, exciting, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, adventure, magical, family, royal family, queen, supernatural ability, snow, prince, good versus evil, save the day, family relations ...
Place: europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 21K
Igor (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, fairy tale, dark ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mad scientist, village, experiment, family, rivalry, laboratory, contests and competitions, palaces castles and temples, follow your dream, rising to stardom, experiment gone awry, ambition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Teacher's Pet (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Spot (Lane) is a dog who can talk and read. Posing as a human, he sneaks into school with his master Leonard (Flemming). Educational adventures ensue
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mad scientist, school, family, mischievous children, odd couple, adventure, pets, young heroes, rescue, friendship, family life, fish out of water ...
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, sincere, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: music band, chipmunk, family, friends, artists and showbiz, family relations, talking animals, childhood, school, singing, mischievous children, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, paris france, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 444K
Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: humorous, feel good, sweet, not serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, friendship, little girl, adoptive father, supervillain, chase, villain, mad scientist, children, assistant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 69K
Garfield (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't ...
Style: humorous, feel good, comic, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: cat, pets, dog, rescue, animal life, disorder, talking animals, adaptation, tv host, animal shelter, happy ending, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, friendship, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, rescue, holiday, family, parents and children, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sweet, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, friends, adventure, winnie the pooh, goofy hero, cartoon bear, disorder, talking animals, goodhearted, respect, gluttony, toy comes to life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt and others, this film features Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, who are together for the first time in this heartwarming, magical musical story about courage and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: village, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, escapades, family, adventure, imaginary, misfit, disorder, friends, unfulfilled love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, puppets, mischievous children, in the woods, family, imaginary, family relations, adventure, friends, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, christmas special ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, peanuts, family, director, friendship, youth, pets, young heroes, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, family, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, heroes, disorder, mischievous children, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, foundling, santa claus, christmas, wedding, surrealism, factory, young heroes, village, rescue, family, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 20K
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dragon, small town, part animation, family, orphan, adventure, invisibility, presumed dead, young heroes, farm, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, santa claus, christmas, young heroes, sibling relationship, family, rescue, friendship, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, teens
Plot: christmas, beast, good versus evil, palaces castles and temples, opposites attract, rescue, friendship, family, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, rescue, mickey mouse, friendship, family, adventure, mistaken identity, wish come true, fish out of water, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The television movie is set in the city of Dimmsdale and centers on the series' main protagonist Timmy Turner with his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda and his fairy godbrother Poof. In the movie, Timmy is now 23 years old but is still in fifth ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, coming of age, imaginary, introspection, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, young at heart, godparent, dental braces
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 379K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: humorous, touching, sweet, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, date night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, rescue, family, friendship, ice, odd couple, squirrel, life risking, bonding, creature, ice age, on the road ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 2K
Jack Frost (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this delightful animated tale, Pardon-me Pete (Buddy Hackett), the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: christmas, knight, pardon, danger, village, oldies, escapades, palaces castles and temples, holiday, heroes, family, buddies ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 185K
Rio (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, colourful, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, birds, jungle, parrot, fear of flying, talking animals, goofy hero, endangered species, talking bird, poacher, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, minnesota, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: buddies, goofy hero, adventure, holiday, mad scientist, mischievous children, odd couple, family, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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