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Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003)
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Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003)
Original name: Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the woman he adores. Interspersed throughout are brief interludes of the stories that will make Hans famous (The Nightingale, The Little Mermaid and The Snow Queen to name a few), which are intertwined with the events that surround his own life.
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: writer's life, prodigy, fall in love, love affair, family, rich and poor, princess, unrequited love, mermaid, publisher, puppet show, prince, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dancing, shipwreck, snow, ice, singer, chinese, ring, opera singer, puppet, autobiography, table ...
Time: 19th century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark

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The Red Shoes (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, stylized, touching ...
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Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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92%
The Little Mermaid (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, colourful, emotional, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, fall in love, falling in love, singing, circus, circus performer, evil sorcerer, witch, kidnapping, warning, escape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
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The Frog Prince (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Children's musical based on Grimm's fairy tale of The Frog-King. A young girl learns how to be a good friend and princess with the help of a "tall frog."
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: princess, prince, teaching the ways of the world, legends and myths, friendship, show tunes, friends, meaningful kiss, youth, family, love and romance, frog
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59%
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Loving Hurts You (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, christian film
Plot: society, family relations, love and romance, youth, culture clash, fall in love, coming of age, religions or cults, social relations, death of father, jewish, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: usa, missouri
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Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, london, england
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47%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rebecca, Mrs. Claus (Tedde Moore) is worried that her exhausted, workaholic husband (Mairtin O’Carrigan) has lost his holiday spirit. She believes she can help him recapture his bliss and secretly heads to the one place she knows the spirit of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
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Cinderella (2015)
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Love's Resounding Courage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, fairy tale, compassionate, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
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The Gospel (2005)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia, East Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film stars Libuse Safrankova as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, romantic, feel good, light ...
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39%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Yearling (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic
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Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Portugal, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological ...
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35%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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35%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
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35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
The Secret Garden (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. She meets her sickly cousin Colin and the two children find a wondrous ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, touching, exciting, feel good ...
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