Movies like FairyTale: A True Story

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FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
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FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story
Style: fairy tale, touching, humorous, semi serious, whimsical, sweet, factual, twists and turns, clever, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fairy, world war one, family relations, single parent, family, friendship, heroes, miraculous event, supernatural ability, hopes, childhood, friends, love and romance, mischievous children, disorder, siblings relations, train, children, writers, photographer, school, dog, pirate, ghost, student ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, year 1917
Place: england, london, europe, africa, united kingdom, yorkshire, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, feel good, fairy tale and semi serious films with plots about family, family relations, children, magic, storytelling, runaway and fantasy world mostly in Family, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like FairyTale: A True Story: Photographing Fairies (1997), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), A Christmas Carol (1984), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Photographing Fairies (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of ...
Style: fairy tale, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: world war one, death sentence, legends and myths, fairy, haunted by the past, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, imaginary, mystery, unfulfillment, dealing with death, supernatural ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, switzerland, alps
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, clever, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, friendship, adventure, family, toys, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, toy soldier, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, imaginary, loss of friend, escape from reality, teenage boy, magical, classmate, friends, loneliness, imagination, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, redemption, ghost, holiday, self discovery, reconciliation, reform, miser, family, misfit, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, victorian, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, captivating, scary ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, magical creature, fantasy world, magical, adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, family relations, siblings relations, twins, estate, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: visually appealing, touching, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, adventure, filmmaking, magical, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, hopes, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own ...
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: nanny, countryside, farm, family, mischievous children, world war two, save the day, wartime life, imaginary, family life, objects come to life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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38%
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, rescue, pets, family, friendship, hopes, adventure, family relations, disorder, small town life, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 242K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 69K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: childhood, fairy, fantasy world, first love, imaginary kingdom, adventure, pirate, imaginary, young heroes, captain, magic, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: family, childhood, siblings relations, family relations, job interview, friends, mischievous children, young heroes, parents and children, bad luck, school, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dazzle (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fairy takes on human form and enters the life of a widowed children's book author and his daughter.
Style: semi serious, fairy tale, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: single parent, wizards and magicians, family relations, starting over, memory loss, wish come true, family life, family, hopes, danger, mischievous children, nanny ...
Place: south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, family relations, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, family relations, curses spells and rituals, childhood, magic, parents and children, bully, family, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, friends, disorder, heroes, rescue, danger, imaginary, young heroes, escapades, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, santa claus, miraculous event, holiday, friendship, hopes, department store, family, couples, family relations, misfit, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fluke (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Workaholic Thomas Johnson dies in an auto accident and comes back to life as a dog. Remembering some of who he was, he returns to his wife and son to protect them from the man who caused his accident. But, as time goes by, he remembers more of his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: reincarnation, dog, talking dog, human becomes animal, dog movie, human becoming an animal, family life, family relations, getting home, starting over, afterlife, family ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, imaginary character, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, hopes, small town, single parent, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Canterville Ghost (1996)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a teenaged girl moves to England, with her brothers and parents into the ancient Canterville Hall, she's not at all happy. Especially as there's a ghost and a mysterious re-appearing bloodstain on the hearth. She campaigns to go back ...
Style: semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ghost, curse, family relations, haunted house, estate, redemption, friendship, prank, palaces castles and temples, escapades, youth, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Into the West (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, fairy tale, complex ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, family relations, adventure, chase, family, parents and children, police corruption, alcohol abuse, fairy, friends, legends and myths, siblings relations ...
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, magical, magic, supernatural ability, witch, school, wizards, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, fairy godmother, family, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, wish come true, mischievous children, parents and children, father daughter relationship, heroes ...
Place: new york, nebraska, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, colourful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, little girl, imagination, magic, friendship, childhood, family, justice, fantasy world, adventure, queen, dream ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, family, family life, follow your dream, youth, journalism, power relations, parents and children, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: ohio, usa, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 7K
Andre (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, rescue, family relations, small town, family, orphan, social relations, disorder, best friends, getting home, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 3K
Three Wishes (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While Jane Holman (Mastrantonio) is driving with her two sons, she accidentally runs into a drifter, Jack McCloud (Swayze), who breaks his leg. Being responsible, Jane invites Jack, and his dog, to stay at her home until his leg has healed. Jack ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: generosity, dog, reunion, family relations, suburbs, drifter, kids and family, baseball, parents and children, couple relations, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, child abuse, telekinesis, eccentric family, young heroes, adventure, teachers and students, supernatural ability, parents and children, little girl, child prodigy, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, youth, family, coming of age, hopes, friends, human spirit, treasure hunt, grave, terminal illness, magic, saving a life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%