Movies Like ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ on Netflix

Published 12/27/2021, 8:00 AM EST

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic holiday season movie. A 1957 Dr. Seuss novel of the same name inspired the film. Directed by Ron Howard, the film is a Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film, starring Jim Carrey as the eponymous character, with Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, and Molly Shannon in supporting roles. The film follows the Grinch (a green creature who is bitter and reclusive) who makes it his mission to take away the joy of Christmas.

The official synopsis of the film is, “The Grinch devises a plot to ruin Christmas by dressing up as Santa in retaliation for being ridiculed and for the citizens’ endless greed for gifts. Rejected by the Whos as a child, and living in spiteful seclusion for most of his life, the Grinch (Jim Carrey) has always hated the citizens of Whoville.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now streaming in the streaming service, Netflix. So, if you are looking for movies like ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’ on Netflix, we got you covered.


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Here is the list of movies like How the Grinch Stole Christmas:


Holidate is a Netflix original romantic comedy by John Whitesell. The film follows two eligible bachelors who are fed up being single on holidays. So, they two agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch genuine feelings along the way.

The film is definitely for the fresh audiences on Netflix, which finds a unique comedy romantic spark that keeps it zipping along.


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The Life Ahead

The Life Ahead is a Netflix original Italian drama film by Edoardo Ponti. Inspired by the 1975 novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary, the film follows a daycare business owner, who is also a Holocaust survivor. He forms a friendship with a bitter street kid when she takes him in after he robs her. The film has hope and enlightened components, which are the most two important features of the holiday season.

A Very Murray Christmas

A Very Murray Christmas is a Christmas musical comedy film by Sofia Coppola. The film follows Bill Murray trapped inside a fancy hotel in a snow stream on Christmas Eve. Murray worked his charm by singing songs with other musicians at the hotel.


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Let It Snow

Let It Snow is a Netflix original inspired by a young adult novel of the same name. The film follows different stories of young adult characters on Christmas Eve in a small town and ultimately weaves them all together.


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The young adults range from a rising pop star, someone potentially heading to New York’s Columbia University, and those who have the more typical teenage experience of working in a waffle house, which leads to various love connections on a snowy Christmas Eve.



Alivia Paul

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Alivia Paul is an author at Netflix Junkie. Having completed her bachelor’s in English Literature and Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication, Alivia, a passionate writer, looks to combine her penmanship with her love for different content in different languages on different platforms, to deliver engaging content to her readers. Some of her favorite shows are Lucifer, You, Sweet Tooth, Crash Landing On You, and Sex and The City.