Movies like The Little Mermaid 1989

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The Little Mermaid (1989)
 7.6
 201K
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, sweet, emotional, semi serious, humorous, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: prince, mermaid, princess, witch, imaginary kingdom, impossible love, good versus evil, father daughter relationship, spell, first love, family, fish out of water, follow your dream, romance, rescue, disney, friendship, underwater, love, magic, transformation, wish come true, sea, music, fireworks ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
Place: caribbean, denmark

Most similar movies to The Little Mermaid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out feel good, humorous, fairy tale and semi serious films with plots about family, imaginary, princess, adventure, transformation, escapades and danger mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: Frozen (2013), Aladdin (1992), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Princess and the Frog (2009), Tangled (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 492K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, adventure, family, supernatural ability, queen, royal family, good versus evil, prince, wizards and magicians, save the day, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.0
 304K
Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: genie, princess, unlikely couple, family, magic, desert, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, love, disney, rags to riches ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: mermaid, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, good versus evil, coming of age, danger, adventure, ocean or sea, family, parents and children, dream ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1830s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, young lovers, beast, physical appearance, love and romance, imaginary, palaces castles and temples, magical, unlikely couple, rose, castle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, stylized, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, cinderella story, family, human becomes animal, adventure, fall in love, prince, wizards and magicians, african american, jazz, firefly, voodoo ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Follow Ariel's adventures before she gave up her fins for true love. When Ariel wasn't singing with her sisters, she spent time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and after King Triton ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: mermaid, young heroes, underwater, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, rivalry, adventure, family, follow your dream, ocean or sea, children, parents and children ...
Time: 1820s, 19th century, 1830s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Little Mermaid (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Disney's The Little Mermaid is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation based on the 1989 Disney film of the same name. It features the adventures of Ariel as a mermaid prior to the events of the film. ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: mermaid, underwater, ocean or sea, fish, friendship, family, imaginary, youth, escapades, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 346K
Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, captivating, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, horse, follow your dream, unlikely couple, adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, young lovers, love and romance, fall in love, queen, couples ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 160K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: princess, true love, imaginary kingdom, rescue, good versus evil, fall in love, love and romance, danger, prince, witch, queen, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Little Mermaid (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: This charming, lively tale based on Hans Christian Anderson's beloved children's story comes to splendid life in an enchanting animated film. The beautiful anda dventurous mermaid, Princess Lena, lives with her family in a watery castle ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: underwater, mermaid, fall in love, cinderella story, ocean or sea, fish out of water, family, imaginary kingdom, romance, escapades, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 99K
Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, royal family, adventure, family, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, destiny, childhood, love and romance, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 362K
Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, feel good, witty, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: odd couple, princess, prince, transformation, adventure, good versus evil, magic, ogre, family, friendship, dragon, queen ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 172K
Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, touching, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hercules, superhuman powers, good versus evil, dangerous attraction, adventure, rescue, mythology, friendship, heroic mission, prophecy, monster, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Swan Princess (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Odette is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer's spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: curses spells and rituals, rescue, princess, swan, family, romance, friendship, kingdom, danger, heroes, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina (1994)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: kidnapping, family, fairy, supernatural ability, adventure, rescue, friendship, danger, heroes, hopes, love and romance, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The first wedding anniversary of Princess Odette and Prince Derek is distracted by field fires set by Knuckles. His master Clavius, wants to conquer the world, and he needs to capture a giant orb to do that. Clavius kidnaps Queen Uberta and Odette ...
Style: serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: prince, imaginary kingdom, princess, frog, turtle, palaces castles and temples, good versus evil, kingdom, escapades, adventure, heroes, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 102K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, semi serious, fairy tale, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: fish, friendship, imaginary kingdom, transformation, adventure, princess, family, ocean or sea, magic, obsessive quest, runaway, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace - and her royal responsibilities - are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens, kids
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, princess, family, magic, anthropomorphism, cinderella, baker, anthology, cartoon mouse, fairy godmother, young heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When Lady Tremaine steals the Fairy Godmother's wand and changes history, it's up to Cinderella to restore the timeline and reclaim her prince.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: fairy, cinderella story, magic, fairy godmother, prince, cinderella, mouse, palaces castles and temples, changing the past or future, race against time, switching roles, family ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 209K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, human spirit, princess, hidden identity, emperor, impersonating, danger, boot camp, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.5
 784K
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, king, family, good versus evil, betrayal, righting the wronged, prince, redemption, jungle, pride and honor, tragic event ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Return of Jafar (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The evil Jafar escapes from the magic lamp as an all-powerful genie, ready to plot his revenge against Aladdin. From battling elusive villains atop winged horses, to dodging flames inside an exploding lava pit, it's up to Aladdin - with ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: revenge, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, genie, family, young heroes, animal, magical object, friendship, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 242K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: prince, dragon, imaginary kingdom, princess, rescue, donkey, kingdom, shipwreck, ship, ogre, adventure, cat ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Happily Ever After (1990)
Genre: Family, Animation, Musical, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The Wicked Queen is dead but her brother, Lord Maliss, seeks for revenge. Using the Magic Mirror to locate Snow White and the Prince, he transforms into a dragon and attacks. Maliss takes the Prince to the Realm of Doom. Snow White, with the aid of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: prince, dragon, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, vengeance, family, cinderella story, physical appearance, royal family, wish come true, danger, escapades ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of those zany castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three magical, storybook adventures. This direct-to-video anthology serves as a "sequel" to Disney's animated hit ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, princess, palaces castles and temples, family, imaginary kingdom, teamwork, imaginary, friends, family life, love and romance, bad temper, insult ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale (2014)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India, South Korea
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Shortly after the Royal Family adopts a young girl named Alise, she is taken away into the forest. Princess Odette, Derek and their woodland friends, must work together to find a way to bring her home to the castle.
Style: serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: turtle, prince, princess, frog, good versus evil, palaces castles and temples, adventure, adventurer, kingdom, imaginary kingdom, escapades, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The royal couple Odette and Derek face yet another evil magician, this time a woman named Zelda. Lusting for the treasure of the Forbidden Arts, which will give her absolute power, Zelda kidnaps Odette as ransom. Derek and several animal friends ...
Style: feel good, serious, humorous, exciting, sinister
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: rescue, princess, turtle, sorceress, kingdom, good versus evil, kidnapping, palaces castles and temples, daring rescue, curses spells and rituals, family, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 534K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, witty, not serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: opposites attract, princess, reluctant partners, swamp, dragon, love and romance, friendship, magic, ogre, adventure, odd couple, courage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, dangerous animal, in the woods, rescue, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, tomboy, good versus evil ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, semi serious, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, father daughter relationship, lion, coming of age, culture clash, adventure, jungle, family, friendship, parents and children, good versus evil, baby ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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