Movies like Arthur Christmas

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Arthur Christmas (2011)
 7.1
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, France, Canada
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 ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching, entertaining, feel good, semi serious, cult film, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, holiday, magical, race against time, family, escapades, hi-tech, letter, imaginary, adventure, computer animation, reindeer, assistant, redemption, elf, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, clumsiness, desire, sleigh, letter to santa claus, north pole, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, idaho, toronto ontario canada, tanzania, mexico, england

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Most similar movies to Arthur Christmas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, semi serious and exciting films with plots about family, adventure, escapades, imaginary, computer animation, christmas and friendship mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Arthur Christmas: Klaus (2019), Rise of the Guardians (2012), The Polar Express (2004), The Lorax (2012), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, funny, feel good, thought provoking, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, kindness, friendship, good versus evil, small town, island, christmas present, heroic mission, re-education, children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
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86%
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: exciting, touching, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, christmas, childhood, adventure, friendship, legends and myths, holiday, belief, santa claus, imaginary, dreams ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, new york, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, touching, stylized, semi serious, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: christmas, train ride, magic, belief, santa claus, adventure, christmas movie, holiday, self discovery, north pole, computer animation, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 101K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, Japan
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, entertaining, fairy tale, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, tree, family, childhood, friendship, deforestation, environmentalism, obsessive quest, talking animals, computer animation, greed, justice ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: forbidden love, true love, family, uninhibited rivalry, lovers apart, gnome, rivalry, romance, fall in love, objects come to life, computer animation, kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer (2018)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: santa claus, reindeer, christmas, north pole, holiday, adventure, horse, christmas movie, imaginary, friendship, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, scenic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, friendship, family, unlikely partners, friends, computer animation, escapades, partners, waterfall, meteor, meteorite ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 100K
Brother Bear (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, ...
Style: touching, inspirational, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, adventure, disney, hunting, human becomes animal, grizzly bear, animals, brother brother relationship, family, bear, bear attack ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 1890s
Place: alaska, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: elf, santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, fish out of water, parents and children, show tunes, friends, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: light, humorous, feel good, not serious, 3d animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, christmas, holiday, anthropomorphic animal, self discovery, friends, family, imaginary, adventure, uncle nephew relationship, cartoon mouse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
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Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, time travel, christmas, north pole, reindeer, save the day, adventure, fish out of water, disorder, danger, escapades, elf ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, 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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, toys, island, christmas, dentist, santa claus, snowman, winter, reindeer, family, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: christmas, family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, danger, escapades, friendship, family, imaginary, good versus evil, rescue ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, social misfits, imaginary, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, heart ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A Miser Brothers' Christmas is a sequel to the classic 1974 television special The Year Without a Santa Claus. The stop-motion animated special, produced by Warner Brothers Television Animation (owners of the post-1973 Rankin/Bass animated ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, save the day, family relations, good versus evil, family, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, miser, brother brother relationship, elf ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Merry Madagascar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The Zoosters are back in an all-new holiday adventure. When Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and those wacky penguins to save Christmas. Get ready for a sleigh full of laughs in ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, not serious, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, friendship, family, escapades, holiday, imaginary, disorder, save the day, animal life, penguins, talking animals, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 101K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, children, goofy hero, bear, kids and family, fish out of water, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, jungle, animals, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: toys, toy, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, escapades, getting home, danger, disney ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag, he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world's children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will embark on the polar adventure of a lifetime, as ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, santa claus, adventure, animal life, optimism, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water, heroic mission, escapades, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Prep & Landing (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, 3d animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: workplace, rookie, santa claus, escapades, partners, family, imaginary, workplace situations, holiday, partnership, christmas, landing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 55K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, family, young heroes, steampunk, prejudice, escapades, fish out of water, disorder, danger ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 58K
The Grinch (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
Style: light, sincere, touching, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, optimism, surrealism, small town, fight, happy ending, justice, love and romance, best friends, family relations, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Finland, Germany, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Set right before Christmas, Niko the reindeer must deal with his mom getting re-married and his being tasked with looking after his little stepbrother.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, youth, family, escapades, animal life, siblings relations, family relations, rescue mission, computer animation, christmas, kidnapped, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, Ireland, Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, young heroes, rescue, adventure, disorder, mischievous children, rivalry, best friends, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friends, disorder, misfit, escapades, adventure, imaginary, obnoxious boss, imaginary kingdom, friendship, contests and competitions, partners, family ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Denmark, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, sincere, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, adventure, animal life, family, friends, holiday, society, destiny, family relations, power relations, single parent, escapades ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, touching, colourful, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, island, ocean, mythology, magic, young girl, destiny, quest, good versus evil, family ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Flying Machine (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Poland, China, India, Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family takes a journey across the globe on a strange and amazing flying machine, experiencing a series of adventures along the way.
Style: exciting, touching, stylized, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, parents and children, imaginary, escapades, family relations, classical music, grand piano, youth, flying machine, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, young heroes, heroes, family, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: After Timmy Turner causes Santa amnesia he must become the new Santa in order to save Christmas.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: holiday, christmas, family, wish come true, imaginary, disorder, friends, elf, save the day, christmas movie, easter bunny, marshmallow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%