Movies like The Christmas Candle

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The Christmas Candle (2013)
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The Christmas Candle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, village, christmas, angel, clergy, hopes, society, social relations, religions or cults, faith, candle, village life, imaginary, christianity, electricity, fire, prayer, mute child, light bulb, reverend, lighting a candle, christian
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Christmas Candle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and sentimental films with plots about hopes, family relations, society, family, christmas, miraculous event and small town mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Christmas Candle: The Maldonado Miracle (2003), Touched by an Angel (1994), Miracle Dogs Too (2006), Black Nativity (2013), Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, clergy, hopes, society, family relations, church, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: inspirational, semi serious, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hopes, angel, supernatural, family, religions or cults, destiny, human spirit, miraculous event, working undercover, good deed, employer employee relationship, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Miracle Dogs Too (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zack, a young boy, finds two cocker spaniels caged in the woods and takes them home. The animals, Sissy and Buddy, have magical healing powers that change the people of a small town.
Style: sentimental, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: small town, family relations, hopes, parents and children, miraculous event, animal life, human spirit, young heroes, pets, magic, dog, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Black Nativity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, based on the bible
Plot: christmas, religions or cults, family relations, society, hopes, miraculous event, pregnancy, soul music, bible, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rebecca, Mrs. Claus (Tedde Moore) is worried that her exhausted, workaholic husband (Mairtin O’Carrigan) has lost his holiday spirit. She believes she can help him recapture his bliss and secretly heads to the one place she knows the spirit of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, family, couple relations, couples, romance, miraculous event, divorce, nanny, hopes, bad mother, santa claus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, holiday, road not taken, suicide attempt, generosity, self discovery, small town, alternate reality ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, young heroes, hopes, small town life, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Lamb (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village near Erzincan (Turkey) young Mert is about to get traditionally circumcised, but the family does not have the money to follow up with the circumcision celebration. The family wants to be able to serve lamb meat to the guests of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: village, family relations, parents and children, tradition, society, religions or cults, village life, circumcision, social relations, countryside
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, youth, hopes, self discovery, farm, poverty, small town, coming of age, countryside, society, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, youth, kids in trouble, disability, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Miracle at Sage Creek (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two families overcome prejudice and tragedy in 1888 Wyoming when a special Christmas miracle saves the life of a small boy.
Style: serious, emotional, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, adventure, human spirit, family life, family relations, christmas, hopes, unlikely partners, social relations, headstone, holiday, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Heaven's Door (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie Taylor has a problem how to cope with a pending divorce, find meaningful employment, live with her mother's constant advice and raise her two children. In their small rural town it isn't so much what people say as what they believe. ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, supernatural, family, social relations, youth, miraculous event, small town, small town life, family relations, parallel world, afterlife, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Christmas Snow (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Kathleen, Christmas has always been an unwelcome reminder of her father’s abandonment almost 30 years ago. Although she has tried to forget her past, it has not forgotten her. In the days leading up to Christmas un unforgiving blizzard traps ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, dysfunctional family, family, single parent, love and romance, hopes, breakup, couples, family gatherings, isolation, parents and children, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, self discovery, clergy, hopes, small town life, church, cause and meaning, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, car accident, mother daughter relationship, dog, loss of wife, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, heaven, faith, family, parents and children, religions or cults, small town, family relations, clergy, supernatural, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, healing power, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, hopes, cause and meaning, spirituality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian, united states, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Wish For Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a high school senior finds out from her parents that she must miss the town's winter dance in order to attend church, she successfully wishes their faith away, bringing disastrous consequences to her family and community. To restore their ...
Style: christian film, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: holiday, christmas, atheist, prayer, religion, faith, church, family problems, prejudice, stereotypes, lifestyle, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Single mom Abbey takes a leap of faith to pursue her passion for interior design. When she gets hired to decorate the estate of local businessman Nick, Abbey must complete the job by Christmas Eve. With the holidays fast approaching, Abbey must ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, romance, interior design, fall in love, male female relationship, holiday, miraculous event, cold, single parent, mistletoe, hopes, businessman ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, inspirational, captivating, touching ...
Plot: church, small town, love affair, self discovery, introspection, social relations, clergy, society, hopes, village, preacher, community ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Christmas Shoes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, self discovery, change of heart, parents and children, family relations, workaholic, miraculous event, mother son relationship, school, crumbling marriage, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Foster (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some years after their son is killed, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep and things take a strange turn.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes, angel, christmas, healing, child as adult, save the day, starting over, divine intervention, homeless man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Black Tulip (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, family business, human spirit, family in danger, danger, life is a bitch, society, hopes, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Christmas Tree Miracle (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: “A Christmas Tree Miracle” is a warm-hearted tale that reminds us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones, and that miracles do happen, if you believe.
Style: semi serious, humorous, uplifting, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, christmas, family life, hopes, mysterious character, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, family problems, christmas tree, starting over, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Dog Named Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, adoption, pets, dog, boy dog relationship, family relations, mentally challenged, animal life, friendship, family, christmas movie, holiday ...
Time: 50s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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23 Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, high school, human spirit, blindness, athlete's life, ambition, disability, life turned upside down, sport, society, hopes, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, road not taken, family life, family relations, disorder, ghost, hopes, obnoxious boss, when the parents are away, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, youth, society, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, small town life, homecoming, hopes, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Christmas Bunny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue in an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, captivating, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, friendship, family life, pets, nursing, coming of age, orphan, wounded animal, farm, rabbit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%