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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Original name: 風の谷のナウシカ
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, adult animation, weird, complex ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: save the world, ecology, steampunk, apocalypse, post apocalypse, environmentalism, toxic, princess, hopes, adventure, airplane, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, chaos, dealing with death, escapades, strong female presence, rivalry, loss of family member, uninhibited rivalry, fate of humanity, genetically altered, human existence, giant ...
Time: future, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and visually appealing films with plots about imaginary, escapades, danger, heroes, adventure, transformation and mentor mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: Princess Mononoke (1997), Castle in the Sky (1986), Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Gandahar (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
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Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, suspense ...
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Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
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Audience: family outing, kids
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Gandahar (1987)
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Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: surreal, stylized, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future, distant future
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Wolf's Rain (2003)
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Duration: 701 min.
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wizards (1977)
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Duration: 80 min.
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Style: epic, surreal, stylized, exciting, serious ...
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Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
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Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1965)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
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