Movies like Ringing Bell

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Ringing Bell (1978)
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Ringing Bell (1978)
Original name: チリンの鈴
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Chirin is an innocent though adventurous young lamb whose carefree life on the farm comes to an abrupt end when a wolf murders his mother. Confused and angry, Chirin pursues the wolf into the mountains, seeking revenge. The laws of nature are brutal, however, and hatred alone won't be enough to avenge the loss of his mother. Only the strong survive in the wild, and obtaining that strength may change Chirin forever.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, tragedy, coming of age, anthropomorphism, dog, cartoon dog, wolf, mountain, orphan, bird, outcast, rabbit, sheep, determination, field, lamb, talking animals, loss of son

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Most similar movies to Ringing Bell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sweet, light and melancholic films with plots about friendship, dog, family, talking animals, forest, friends and adventure mostly in Animation, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like Ringing Bell: Stormy Night (2005), Tiny Heroes (1997), The Seventh Brother (1991), The Mouse and His Child (1977), Hokus Pokus Alfons Åberg (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stormy Night (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A goat named Mei wanders into a barn one night seeking shelter from a storm. In the barn, the goat meets another refugee. The two can neither see nor smell each other, but never the less they huddled together fending off the cold, and begin to talk. ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, touching, allegory
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, in the woods, best friends, partners, animal life, family, imaginary, odd couple, self discovery, animals, animal, forest ...
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Tiny Heroes (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Germany, Hungary, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Tiny is the forest ranger's dog, still really a puppy. He is friends with many of the forest animals, especially Dr. Owl, who protects the animals of the forest. One day, a mysterious stranger hires two bumbling poachers to capture a selection ...
Plot: cartoon dog, puppy, forest, poacher, dog, winter, rabbit, family, anthropomorphism, animal, animals, talking animals ...
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54%
The Seventh Brother (1991)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A lost puppy learns a lesson about the importance of family in this charming Hungarian animated feature.
Style: cult film
Plot: cartoon dog, talking animals, hawk, forest, puppy, thunderstorm, flood, dog, thrown from a car, mouse, rabbit, cartoon mouse ...
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49%
The Mouse and His Child (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Mouse and his child (the two parts of a single small wind-up toy), go on a quest to become "self-winding".
Style: cult film, philosophical
Plot: journey, spring, seal, father, fish, gangster, water, fortune telling, stone, donkey, quest, squirrel ...
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39%
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Hokus Pokus Alfons Åberg (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Albert thinks he is old enough to get a dog, as he's now seven. He tries to convince dad that he's not too young, even if he has an imaginary best friend to help him solve his problems. He gets new hope, when he gets to know a magician. ...
Plot: dog, female director, imaginary friend, honesty, responsibility, friendship, magician
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39%
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: allegory, gloomy, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: stranded, monster, nightmare, violence, murder, pursuit, cemetery, island, police, hallucination, death, escape ...
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100%
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Heidi (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, nanny, youth, orphan, mischievous children, friendship, human spirit, family life, adoption, fish out of water, escapades, best friends ...
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, germany, europe
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36%
My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: In this My Little Pony adventure, a horned filly named Rarity is busy learning how to create the first rainbow of the season so that she can become a princess of Unicornia. But before she can learn her lesson, her curiosity lands her far from home.
Plot: unicorn, rainbow, anthropomorphism, dragon, pony, princess, magic wand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, dog, disney, animal life, fox, adventure, rescue, reconciliation, best friends, friends, danger, wounded animal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: canada
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34%
Nine Dog Christmas (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Animated tale about Santa's reindeer, who have come down with the North Pole flu. Nearsighted elf leader Buzz thinks he's found the perfect replacements, but the makeshift reindeer turn out to be nine stray dogs in an old beat-up wagon! ...
Plot: cartoon dog, santa claus, christmas, dog, elf
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34%
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, high school, romance, hospital, teenage life, teenage boy, family relations, family problems, fireworks ...
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34%
Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise (1983)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Strawberry Shortcake moves into her new house, all her friends in Strawberryland throw her a surprise housewarming party, and they even invite several new friends that she had recentlly met on a trip around the world; Mint Tulip from the ...
Plot: new house, girl, cartoon dog, turtle, redhead girl, anthropomorphism, dog, green hair, twin, villainess, duck, cartoon duck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, family relations, parents and children, wolf, childhood, human becomes animal, single mother, social relations, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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31%
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Kai (2016)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the grasslands of Central Asia, a brother and sister, Kai and Shamui are running through a snow-covered mountain and being chased by wolves. Suddenly, they get swept away by a massive avalanche and only Kai gets rescued by their mother and the ...
Plot: wolf, mountain, winter
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31%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, self discovery, cat, adventure, supernatural ability, coming of age, wizards and magicians, friendship, young heroes, talking animals, friends, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
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31%
The World of Strawberry Shortcake (1980)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Welcome to Strawberry Land, the charming and peaceful home of Strawberry Shortcake and her fruit-filled friends, where rivers of strawberry juice flow past homes made of pastry! But all is not well in this picturesque paradise. The presence of the ...
Plot: flood, rabbit, nest, villain, lunch, apron, raft, snail, jumping rope, marching, singing, birthday ...
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31%
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Snowtime! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohort defend an elaborate snow ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: snowball fight, snow, dog, small town, winter, war game, children, school, tragedy, ice, friendship, couples ...
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31%
Once Upon a Forest (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA, Taiwan, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Argentina, China
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cult film, disaster movie
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, mole, contamination, rescue, race against time, imaginary kingdom, teaching the ways of the world, friends, in the woods, animal life, toxic, heroic mission ...
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30%
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David Copperfield (1993)
Genre: Family, Animation
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An animated version of the classic David Copperfield story. Filled with music, color, and anthropomorphic versions of the classic characters.
Plot: charles dickens, anthropomorphism, child labor, cartoon cat, anthropomorphic animal, cat, police, talking animals, rat, christmas, waterfall, vulture ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era
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30%
Happy the Littlest Bunny (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The smallest of three rabbit brothers is always being picked on due to his size. But with the help of his chipmunk friend, he decides to adopt a new personality, which eventually makes him Cornwall County's worst nightmare.
Plot: farmer, mouse, cartoon rabbit, corn, dog, brother brother relationship, rabbit, family relations, cartoon dog, carrot, chipmunk, mother son relationship
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30%
Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Years after the war between the Children of Water and the Children of Fire, Oceanus, a god of the sea, presents Prince Sirius with the eye of Algarock, thereby putting him in charge of those that dwell under the waves. But when Sirius encounters a ...
Style: epic
Plot: fairy, journey, young love, king, prince, friendship, fire, mythology, water, myth, tragedy, legend ...
Place: japan
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29%
Long Way North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, tense
Plot: journey, ship, coming of age, sea captain, search, dog, teenager, adventure, family relations, friendship, danger, family ...
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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29%
Monster of Frankenstein (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film centers around the life of Victor Frankenstein. After creating the monster together with his partner Zuckel, the monster attacks the assistant and falls from a cliff. Assuming the monster is dead, Victor returns to his wife Elizabeth and ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: monster, mob, torch, orphan, blanket, stream, cross, hat, wine, wound, secret, laboratory ...
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28%
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, teenage love, train, love and romance, young lovers, lovers apart, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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28%
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, lion, good versus evil, culture clash, father daughter relationship, coming of age, rivalry, family, jungle, adventure, vengeance, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: africa, australia
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27%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: magical, countryside, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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27%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, countryside, teenage life, loneliness, self discovery, young girl, childhood, dream, youth, estate, village, photograph ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, hokkaido, tokyo, england
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27%
Friends Forever (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The unsuccessful actor and vagabond Johnny Mauser needs a change from all the trouble that he has experienced while living in the city. The perfect place to take a little break seems to be in Mullewapp, a little village with a cosy little farm. Soon ...
Plot: drifter, sheep, honesty, pig, responsibility, trust, mouse, friendship, bicycle, chicken, wolf, loyalty ...
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27%
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabella, the daughter of the noble York family, is enrolled in an all-girls academy to be groomed into a dame worthy of nobility. However, she has given up on her future, seeing the prestigious school as nothing more than a prison from the outside ...
Plot: manga, slice of life, office, estate, flashback, veteran, child, teddy bear, package, letter writing, letter, cabin ...
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27%
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wolf, rivalry, adventure, danger, dog sled, daring rescue, goose, against the odds, save the day, heroic mission, courage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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27%