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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  redemption,  depression,  monster,  surrealism
Mood:affection
Locations:village
Characters:thief,  girl
Period:2000s
Story:dr. seuss' how the grinch stole christmas,  christmas in danger,  christmas decorations,  little girl,  christmas tree,  imaginary creature,  imaginary land,  burning tree,  key party,  santa costume,  conga,  snowflake,  trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  lifting a female into the air,  braided hair,  sleigh,  childhood sweetheart,  villain turns good,  feast,  x rayed skeleton,  based on children's book,  materialism,  hermit,  recluse,  broken heart,  narrator,  holding hands,  public humiliation,  reverse footage,  switchblade,  celebration,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  farce,  exploding car,  remake,  cult film,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

Annie (1982)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical

Annie (1982)

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  braided hair,  villain turns good,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  monster
Story:christmas in danger,  christmas tree,  sleigh,  cult film,  dog

Little Women (1994)
Drama, Family, Romance

Little Women (1994)

'Louisa May Alcott' (qv)'s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Mood:affection
Characters:girl
Story:christmas decorations,  little girl,  christmas tree,  broken heart,  singing

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  monster,  surrealism
Locations:village
Characters:girl
Story:hermit,  recluse,  blockbuster,  remake,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

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Scrooged (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change. This is why Scrooged (1988) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  christmas
Story:trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas (2011)
Adventure, Comedy

A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas (2011)

Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:christmas tree,  sleigh,  exploding car,  character name in title

Willow (1988)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Willow (1988)

A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is taken into the care of Willow's family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature attacks Willow's village, whilst tracking down the baby. Willow consults the village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan, the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Raziel and the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued by Queen Bavmorda's daughter Sorsha and the evil commander of Queen Bavmorda's army General Kael, whom are searching for Elora and bring her back to Queen Bavmorda's castle, where Queen Bavmorda bids to kill Elora in a ritual and prevent the prophecy of her downfall. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  monster,  surrealism
Locations:village
Characters:thief,  girl
Story:little girl,  braided hair,  villain turns good,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  dog,  character name in title

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Beauty And The Beast (1991) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  surrealism
Mood:affection
Locations:village
Characters:girl
Story:lifting a female into the air,  narrator,  blockbuster,  cult film,  character name in title,  dog

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  surrealism
Locations:village
Characters:girl
Story:villain turns good,  reverse footage,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title,  dog

Dennis The Menace (1993)
Comedy, Family

Dennis The Menace (1993)

Everyone's favorite kid from the comics is back. When his parents have to go out of town, he stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town. This is why Dennis The Menace (1993) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:thief
Story:switchblade,  lifting someone into the air,  character name in title,  dog

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Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:girl
Story:christmas tree,  sleigh,  holding hands,  blockbuster,  singing,  character name in title

Hook (1991) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:girl
Story:christmas decorations,  little girl,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title,  dog

Fred Claus (2007)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Fred Claus (2007)

During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:christmas in danger,  christmas tree,  sleigh,  character name in title,  dog

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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Comedy

Young Frankenstein (1974)

A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind... (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:village
Story:little girl,  hermit,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  farce,  cult film,  singing,  character name in title

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. This is why Peter Pan (1953) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  narrator,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  character name in title,  dog

Arthur Christmas (2011) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:girl
Story:christmas tree,  sleigh,  character name in title

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All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Characters:girl,  thief
Story:little girl,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  singing,  dog

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:redemption,  monster,  surrealism
Locations:village
Characters:thief
Story:little girl,  reverse footage,  character name in title

Matilda (1996)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Matilda (1996)

Matilda Wormwood is an exquisite and intelligent little girl. Unfortunately, Matilda is misunderstood by her family because she is very different from their ways of life. As time passes, Matilda finally starts school that has a kindly teacher, loyal friends and a sadistic principal. As she gets fed up with the constant cruelty, Matilda begins to realize that she has a gift of telekinetic powers. After some days of practice, Matilda suddenly turns the tables to stand up to her parents and outwit the principal. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  lifting a female into the air,  braided hair,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title

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Inspector Gadget (1999) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Inspector Gadget (1999)

A remake of the television series, Matthew Broderick stars as Gadget, who suffers an accident at the beginning of the film, and befriends Brenda, a robotic surgeon who repairs Gadget so that he can defeat the villain Claw. In the meantime, Gadget and Brenda fall in love. This is why Inspector Gadget (1999) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:blockbuster,  exploding car,  remake,  cult film,  character name in title,  dog

The Addams Family (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams step out of 'Charles Addams' (qv)' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in the shark's son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Story:trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  lifting a female into the air,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title

The Santa Clause (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Santa Clause (1994)

Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  surrealism
Story:christmas tree,  sleigh,  lifting someone into the air

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The Pink Panther (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Characters:thief
Period:2000s
Story:celebration,  farce,  cult film,  singing,  dog

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption,  monster,  surrealism
Locations:village
Characters:thief
Story:reverse footage,  blockbuster,  character name in title,  dog

Bad Santa (2003)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bad Santa (2003)

Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who's led a miserable life. He drinks heavily and constantly embarrasses himself publicly. He only works once a year dressed as Santa. But then come Christmas Eve, he and his pint-sized helper dwarf Marcus stage elaborate robberies and take their department stores for everything they got. This year, they hit a mall in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. This time around, Willie gets distracted by having sex with large women, a bartender who is attracted to Santas, and a kid who's convinced he's the real deal. However, this time around Marcus must once again put up with Willie's heavy drinking and a series of incidents that constantly shoot themselves in the foot. Not to mention a nosy department store security guard who's onto them and wants his cut of the loot. Will Willie and Marcus make it to next Christmas? Or will this be the year the dynamic duo finally face justice? This is why Bad Santa (2003) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:thief,  girl
Period:2000s
Story:christmas tree,  santa costume,  sleigh,  cult film

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Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Can you make a movie out of a video game? That's the question that is answered by this film. Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, two hard working plumbers find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in medium hi-tech squalor. They find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  surrealism
Story:x rayed skeleton,  lifting someone into the air,  exploding car,  remake,  cult film,  character name in title

My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  lifting a female into the air,  lifting someone into the air,  singing

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

A little mute girl from a Pakistani village gets lost on her return back from a trip to India. In Kurukshetra, she meets Pawan - an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman - who is in the midst of a challenge posed by his lover's father. In trying to discover the girl's parents, he develops an unshakable bond with her. He tries to get into Pakistan through a path righteous to his conscience and later, accompanied with a smart Pakistani news reporter - a story that captures the imagination of the public in both countries. (Read More)

Mood:affection
Locations:village
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  character name in title

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1941 (1979)
Action, Comedy, War

1941 (1979)

Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in Germany's Kreigsmarine (Navy). (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  surrealism
Story:christmas tree,  trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  exploding car,  cult film

The Rundown (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

The Rundown (2003)

The Rock as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon. This is why The Rundown (2003) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Locations:village
Period:2000s
Story:exploding car,  cult film,  dog

Beethoven (1992)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Beethoven (1992)

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Story:little girl,  lifting someone into the air,  character name in title,  dog

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the animals risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas. (Read More)

Mood:affection
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  remake,  dog

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  christmas
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title,  dog

The Jungle Book (1967)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Musical

The Jungle Book (1967)

Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. (Read More)

Locations:village
Characters:girl
Story:blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air

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Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. This is why Alice In Wonderland (2010) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:monster,  surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  celebration,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  character name in title,  dog

Coraline (2009) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Comedy

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

All that Neal Page wants to do is to get home for Thanksgiving. His flight has been cancelled due to bad weather, so he decides on other means of transport. As well as bad luck, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith, shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes, or company. And when he decides that he is going the same direction as Neal.... (Read More)

Characters:thief
Story:trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  reverse footage,  farce,  singing,  dog

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Babe: Pig In The City (1998)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

After Babe's great victory in the shepherding contest, Farmer Arthur Hoggett turns down all offers to make money with his pig's talents. But when he gets hurt severely in the well, his wife has to take up farming. She does her best but cannot meet the bank's requirements, which results in the necessity of getting back to Babe. Soon, Esme Hoggett is sitting in a plane headed for "the" city. There, Babe unwillingly causes deep trouble. He has to stay with Mrs. Hoggett in the only hotel in town that accepts pets. Friendly neighbours send officials who catch all animals from the hotel: Cats, dogs, chimpanzees and many others. Babe, who managed to stay free, decides to help his new friends and gets unexpected help - not only by Ferdinand, who flew all the way to the city. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Characters:thief
Story:x rayed skeleton,  cult film,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

The Pink Panther (1963)
Comedy, Crime, Romance

The Pink Panther (1963)

The trademark of The Phantom, a renowned jewel thief, is a glove left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Clouseau, an expert on The Phantom's exploits, feels sure that he knows where The Phantom will strike next and leaves Paris for Switzerland, where the famous Lugashi jewel 'The Pink Panther' is going to be. However, he does not know who The Phantom really is, or for that matter who anyone else really is... (Read More)

Characters:thief
Story:sleigh,  blockbuster,  farce,  dog

What A Girl Wants (2003) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne, a seventeen-year-old girl from New York goes to England in search of her father, who does not know he had a child with an American girlfriend he met while working in Morocco, and whose aristocratic family did not approve of the woman. This is why What A Girl Wants (2003) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Mood:affection
Characters:girl
Period:2000s
Story:remake

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  surrealism
Characters:girl
Story:christmas tree,  lifting a female into the air,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  character name in title,  dog

The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  lifting a female into the air,  braided hair,  villain turns good,  lifting someone into the air,  singing

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

It is the story of one Mr. Fox and his wild-ways of hen heckling, turkey taking and cider sipping, nocturnal, instinctive adventures. He has to put his wild days behind him and do what fathers do best: be responsible. He is too rebellious. He is too wild. He is going to try "just one more raid" on the three nastiest, meanest farmers that are Boggis, Bunce and Bean. It is a tale of crossing the line of family responsibilities and midnight adventure and the friendships and awakenings of this country life that is inhabited by Fantastic Mr. Fox and his friends. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Characters:thief
Story:x rayed skeleton,  based on children's book,  singing,  character name in title

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Babe (1995) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Babe (1995)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Mood:affection
Story:blockbuster,  singing,  character name in title,  dog

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

History is turned on its comic head when, in 10th century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. Gathering up the men is a tale in itself but after a bit of a party at Camelot, many decide to leave only to be stopped by God who sends them on a quest: to find the Holy Grail. After a series of individual adventures, the knights are reunited but must face a wizard named Tim, killer rabbits and lessons in the use of holy hand grenades. Their quest comes to an end however when the police intervene - just what you would expect in a Monty Python movie. This is why Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Read More)

Themes:monster,  surrealism
Locations:village
Story:hermit,  narrator,  reverse footage,  cult film,  singing

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." (Read More)

Story:little girl,  celebration,  lifting someone into the air,  farce,  cult film,  singing,  dog

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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  surrealism
Period:2000s
Story:little girl,  christmas tree,  exploding car

Toy Story (1995) is one of the best movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story (1995)

A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named "Woody". But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy's family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy's birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy's mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy's new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  christmas
Story:little girl,  lifting a female into the air,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  cult film,  dog

The Flintstones (1994)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Flintstones (1994)

The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little does he know that he's being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. (Read More)

Story:little girl,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  singing,  character name in title

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