Movies like A Christmas Carol 2004

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A Christmas Carol (2004)
 6.5
 2K
A Christmas Carol (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, captivating, emotional, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: scrooge, self discovery, road not taken, ghost, human spirit, introspection, holiday, supernatural, family relations, hopes, redemption, disorder, nagging and grouching, anti heroes, christmas, family, misfit, coldhearted, obnoxious boss, power relations
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to A Christmas Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, sentimental, touching and semi serious films with plots about hopes, redemption, family, christmas, family relations, holiday and destiny mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like A Christmas Carol: Scrooged (1988), Scrooge (1970), Christmas Cupid (2010), Ebenezer (1998), Touched by an Angel (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Christmas Carol (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, touching
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, great depression, power relations, righting the wronged, self discovery, reform, obnoxious boss, introspection, haunted by the past, supernatural ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, redemption, regret, scrooge, holiday, christmas, supernatural, fish out of water, urban, misfit, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, redemption, holiday, reform, reconciliation, self discovery, scrooge, ghost, family, unfulfillment, coldhearted, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, disorder, workplace, self discovery, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, couples, lifestyle, change of heart, introspection, showbiz, charity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 77K
Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, witty, atmospheric, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, christmas, back from the dead, holiday, redemption, scrooge, supernatural, ratings, obnoxious boss, coldhearted, boss and employee, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1968, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, not serious, light ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, redemption, childhood, change of heart, ghost, snow, scrooge, puppets, family, friends, guest ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1840s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Carol Christmas (2003)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Carol Christmas follows the basic plot of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but the story has been modernized. The traditional "Scrooge" character is a talk show host named Carol.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, redemption, disorder, hollywood, starting over, friends, family relations, ghost, supernatural, hopes, road not taken, family ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 8K
Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, time travel, scrooge, miser, money, supernatural ability, family, destiny, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, future
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Christmas Cupid (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: ghost, christmas, love and romance, true love, hollywood, self discovery, supernatural, redemption, couples, family, hopes, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 213
Ebenezer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No overview found.A Wild West retelling of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol," with Scrooge as a land baron, gunfighter, and card cheat who is visited by three spirits who attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
Style: feel good, offbeat, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, small town, christmas, scrooge, supernatural, redemption, boss and employee, family, hopes, old west, starting over, misfit ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Touched by an Angel is an American drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994 and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, redemption, supernatural, family, religions or cults, miraculous event, hopes, working undercover, human spirit, destiny, good deed, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, family, small town, self discovery, holiday, desperation, life changing experience, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 411
Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: ghost, family in crisis, love and romance, single parent, reunion, family life, family problems, death in the family, elderly, hopes, golden years, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 47K
The Cobbler (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: switching roles, supernatural ability, disorder, workplace, lone hero, family business, down on your luck, justice, mother son relationship, fish out of water, shoemaker, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Christmas Box (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, dream, family life, estate, self discovery, family relations, family problems, couples, couple relations, family, hopes, destiny ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Christmas Carol (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: "If I could work my will, every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly in his heart" So spoke the immortal words of Christmas’ most famous miser, ...
Plot: scrooge, christmas, holiday, ghost, redemption, compassion
Time: 1840s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 166
Mr. Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A young father struggling to make ends meet on a Depression-era salary can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. The surprise, uplifting ending is guaranteed to put even the ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: unfulfillment, boss and employee, parents and children, when the parents are away, family gatherings, family, miraculous event, youth, redemption, road not taken, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 191
Heaven Sent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days to clean up his life with the help of a beginner angel - and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, hopes, family, crimes, miraculous event, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, collision, reincarnation, imaginary, teenage life, youth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: christmas, reverend, angel, church choir, gospel, family, romance, fish out of water, music band, couples, disorder, supernatural romance ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 1K
Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, power relations, family relations, dance school, hip hop, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 96K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, christmas, life changing experience, destiny, family life, rich and poor, family relations, workaholic, angel, midlife crisis, fish out of water, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, christmas eve, redemption, misfit, introspection, friendship, self discovery, family relations, disorder, couples, family life, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Highway to Heaven (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: angel, redemption, friendship, fish out of water, supernatural, odd couple, human nature, partners, family life, hopes, unlikely partners, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: reindeer, christmas, santa claus, misfit, family, village life, mischievous children, young heroes, hopes, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Christmas Carol (1997)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: One of the best-loved holiday stories of all time is back in this animated, musical version of Charles Dickens' most famous tale. An all-star voice lineup features Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Michael York and Tim Curry as Scrooge. Come share the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: redemption, ghost, scrooge, coldhearted, hopes, boss and employee, power relations, human spirit, disorder, self discovery, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Field of Dreams (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: baseball, regret, ghost, reconciliation, farm, sport, small town, hearing voices, doctor, road trip, recluse, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, introspection, intern, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 30K
Jack Frost (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reincarnation, christmas, snowman, family, holiday, redemption, friends, fish out of water, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, self discovery ...
Place: colorado, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, family values, drugs/alcohol, hopes, honest law enforcer, parents and children, introspection, society, religious, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 4K
Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, friendship, reindeer, barn, farm, family, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%