Movies like The Grinch

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The Grinch (2018)
 6.3
 28K
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, christmas movie, optimism, surrealism, happy ending, small town, fight, best friends, family relations, love and romance, justice, life philosophy, adventure, party, misfit, hopes, solitude, introspection, crime gone awry, dog, monster, thief, snow, single mother, invention ...

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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, disorder, adventure, friends, friendship, escapades and family relations mostly in Family, Animation and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Grinch: The Polar Express (2004), An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998), Arthur Christmas (2011), The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006), Frozen (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, obsession, dog, generosity, sleigh, materialism, christmas tree, snow, surrealism, 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, touching, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, snow, adventure, train ride, santa claus, bell, north pole, faith, ticket, beard, nerd, gift ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, christmas, family, adventure, hopes, unlikely partners, going straight, partners, animal life, heroes, disorder, afterlife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, santa claus, race against time, letter, escapades, adventure, assistant, reindeer, north pole, sleigh ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, idaho, toronto ontario canada, mexico, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, fox, friendship, adventure, animal life, love and romance, escapades, friends, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, hopes, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, adventure, island, christmas, dentist, reindeer, winter, santa claus, snowman, toys, family ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 510K
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, family, queen, magical, royal family, prince, supernatural ability, good versus evil, snow, family relations, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, rivalry, village, experiment, laboratory, family, ambition, experiment gone awry, plan gone awry, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, christmas, imaginary kingdom, self discovery, youth, buddies, disorder, partners, fish out of water, misfit, rescue, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 89K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, obsessive quest, tree, childhood, friendship, environmentalism, young heroes, danger, greed, adventure, deforestation, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, winnie the pooh, elephant, talking animals, children, adventure, happy ending, childhood, storytelling, beautiful scenery, disney ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: village, young heroes, wish come true, family relations, disorder, misfit, danger, youth, reunion, adventure, escapades, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 459K
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, entertaining, sweet, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, family, orphan, friendship, little girl, chase, supervillain, adoptive father, villain, assistant, mad scientist, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 1960s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, egypt, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 71K
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, kids, preschoolers
Plot: cat, pets, rescue, disorder, animal life, dog, talking animals, animal shelter, tv host, adaptation, happy ending, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, adventure, goofy hero, winnie the pooh, goodhearted, disorder, respect, cartoon bear, talking animals, gluttony, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: music band, chipmunk, friends, family, artists and showbiz, family relations, school, talking animals, childhood, singing, mischievous children, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, money raising, family relations, parents and children, youth, danger, disorder, puppets, family, escapades, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: wedding, christmas, santa claus, foundling, surrealism, mischievous children, corrupted ruler, imaginary, toys, village life, friends, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast's wishes, trying to bring him happiness for the season...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: christmas, good versus evil, beast, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, family relations, friends, secret identity, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, disorder, partners, rescue, imaginary, mischievous children, switching roles, family, friends, teaching the ways of the world, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, heroes, misfit, rescue, youth, danger, good versus evil, fish out of water, rivalry, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fall in love, godparent, introspection, love and romance, imaginary, young at heart, family relations, parents and children, family, coming of age, dental braces
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, dragon, presumed dead, invisibility, orphan, part animation, family, adventure, friends, imaginary, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, dreams, friends, fish out of water, good versus evil, nightmare, magic, mad scientist ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Teacher's Pet (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
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, offbeat, feel good, not serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: mad scientist, school, family, adventure, friendship, rescue, danger, youth, fish out of water, disorder, friends, wish come true ...
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: rescue, mad scientist, mistaken identity, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, save the day, mischievous children, friends, goofy hero, family, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, peanuts, family, contests and competitions, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, supportive friend, young heroes, family relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 3K
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: knight, christmas, pardon, escapades, daring rescue, village life, adventure, fall in love, heroes, oldies, buddies, couples ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, small town, christmas, santa claus, americana, hopes, family, journalism, hidden identity, fish out of water, disorder, small town life ...
Place: new york state, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: An Australian settler girl gets lost in the outback, but she is befriended by a kangaroo who gives her a ride in her pouch as they search for the girl's home. Aiding the pair are musically gifted koalas, platypuses, and kookaburras in this ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kangaroo, disorder, family relations, friends, adventure, escapades, young heroes, family, rescue, youth, friendship, heroes ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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