10 best movies like Christmas at the Palace (2018)

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Movies similar to Christmas at the Palace (2018): Crown for Christmas, The Lion in Winter, A Timeless Christmas, Journey to the Christmas Star, A Princess for Christmas, Bridget Jones's Diary, While You Were Sleeping, Klaus, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa.

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Crown for Christmas (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CharactersSisters, Kings
PlotJealousy, Snow, Holidays, Cheating
PlaceCastle, Trains, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Cute

Allie Foster, a struggling New York artist, reluctantly accepts to act as a governess to a rebellious Princess Theodora of Winshire. When Allie forms an unlikely bond with the princess, she attracts the attention of the handsome King Maximillian, who’s facing an arranged marriage against his heart’s wishes. As Christmas Eve draws near, Allie finds herself swept up in romance, royalty and the spirit of the holidays.

The Lion in Winter (1968)
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Lovers
PlotRivalry, Holidays
PlaceFrance, England, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages, New Year
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Fascinating

1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

A Timeless Christmas (2020)
CharactersActors, Inventors
PlotTime travel, Love, Love at first sight, Supernatural, Holidays
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Light

Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner, a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.

Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CharactersKings, Friends, Family
PlotAdventure, Magic
PlaceCastle, Forest
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Exciting, Inspirational

13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died of a broken heart, leaving the shattered King all on his own. From that day on, the King cursed the Christmas Star, thereby causing darkness and grief to descend upon the land. However, an old sage has revealed that Goldhair is still alive, and will return only if the King finds the way back to the Christmas Star. Ever since, the King has been searching for the Christmas Star every Christmas, but all in vain.

A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CharactersOrphans, Maids, Family, Horses
PlotHolidays, Snow
PlaceEngland, Castle, Estate
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. Feeling out of place as a commoner, she is determined to give her family a merry Christmas and surprises herself when she falls for a handsome prince.

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Republic of Ireland
PlotLove, Fate, Holidays, Love triangle, Loneliness
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove triangle, Love, Fate, Holidays, Lost memory, Love at first sight, Loneliness
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Light, Cute

A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

Klaus (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Couriers, Dogs
PlotMoving, Holidays, Love, Snow, Cold, Toys
PlaceIslands, Ships, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix, Soulful, Makes me think

When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersKings, Friends, Fairies, Princesses, Strong women, Cats, Horses
PlotLove, Confrontation, Wedding, Curses, Abduction, Witchcraft
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating, Cute, Romantic

Lisa's trip home to Evergreen for the holidays finds her shepherding an effort to save the town's beloved general store, fulfilling the wishes of a Christmas past and finding a romance full of Christmas magic.

Ophelia (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Friends, Mothers, Nephews
PlotLove, Ghosts, Revenge, Relationship, Betrayal, Fidelity, Rivalry, Justice
PlaceCastle, Nature
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Inspirational

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

No Sleep 'Til Christmas (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotMotorcycles, Love, Loneliness, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Romantic

Lizzie, a high-end event planner, lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh rests peacefully. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other.

Christmas Wonderland (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersTeachers, Artists
PlotLove, Holidays, Art
PlaceSchool, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating, Cute, Romantic

Heidi, who initially left her small town of Pleasant Valley with the dream of one day becoming a successful painter, has put her own art on hold to excel as an art gallery curator. Now, a week before the gallery’s big Christmas party, she must return home to watch her niece and nephew. She comes face to face with her high school love, Chris, now a teacher, and offers to help him find a new last-minute location for the Christmas dance.