Movies like The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid (1989)
 7.6
 239K
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, light, feel good, sweet, humorous, touching, uplifting, captivating, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, prince, mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, witch, first love, good versus evil, magic, sea, fish out of water, king, kingdom, love, rescue, wish come true, spell, romance, follow your dream, friendship, underwater, talking animals, ocean, transformation, underwater scene ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 80s
Place: denmark, caribbean

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Most similar movies to The Little Mermaid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, humorous, feel good and semi serious films with plots about family, princess, transformation, adventure, good versus evil, destiny and disney mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: Beauty and the Beast (1991), Moana (2016), Aladdin (1992), The Princess and the Frog (2009), Enchanted (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Japan, China
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, ocean, wish come true, danger, good versus evil, coming of age, family relations, crab, family, adventure ...
Time: 1830s, 1850s, 19th century
⇓ 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: humorous, captivating, sweet, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: princess, mermaid, disney, good versus evil, true love, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, underwater, underwater scene, rivalry, adventure, follow your dream ...
Time: 1820s, 19th century, 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: fairy tale, feel good, touching, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, beast, love and romance, disney, fall in love, princess, imaginary, power of love, prince, magic, stockholm syndrome, magical ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 275K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, colourful, exciting, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, ocean, island, mythology, magic, young girl, destiny, good versus evil, family, friendship ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
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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, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, adventure, friendship, unlikely couple, love, sultan, magic, good versus evil, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, cinderella story, prince, family, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, transformation, magical, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Mermaid (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, underwater scene, fish, imaginary kingdom, princess, imaginary, youth, escapades, family, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 177K
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: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, prince, true love, magical, good versus evil, disney, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, queen, witch, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Swan Princess (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: fairy tale, feel good, sweet, romantic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: princess, swan, curses spells and rituals, rescue, spell, love, 2d animation, transformation, evil sorcerer, male female relationship, human becoming an animal, villain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 112K
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, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, royal family, cinderella story, happy ending, adventure, childhood, good versus evil, family, disney, memory loss, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 574K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Norway
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: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, family, disney, adventure, sisters, snow, royal family, love and romance, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 407K
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: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, romance, adventure, horse, family, follow your dream, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, queen ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, prince, fairy godmother, true love, magic, love and romance, romance, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, imaginary, rivalry, fairy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 421K
Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: fairy tale, humorous, witty, not serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: princess, dragon, transformation, prince, talking animals, adventure, kingdom, cat, ogre, imaginary kingdom, true love, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 181
Regal Academy (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Italy
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A girl finds a magic key and falls into Fairytale Land, and attends Regal Academy, a school for the children of fairytales.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, humorous, exciting
Plot: princess, family, good versus evil, supernatural power, fantasy world, friendship, witch, surrealism, academy, rescue, school, anthropomorphism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 207K
Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
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, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mythology, hercules, disney, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, monster, superhuman powers, rescue, legends and myths, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mermaid, underwater scene, underwater, danger, love and romance, escapades, disorder, fall in love, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, princess ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, kidnapping, fairy, family, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, hopes, danger, love and romance, getting home, friends ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2001)
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: anthology, fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, magic, princess, family, cartoon mouse, anthropomorphism, fairy godmother, fairy, race against time, adventure, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 258K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA, China
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: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, princess, adventure, dragon, cross dressing, friendship, good versus evil, human spirit, woman dressed as man, hidden identity, escapades ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting, feel good
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: princess, imaginary kingdom, turtle, prince, rescue, escapades, danger, adventure, heroic mission, royal family, kidnapping, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: feel good, sweet, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, talking cat, cat, adventure, rescue, human animal relationship, friendship, mischievous children, disorder, family relations, magic ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, imaginary kingdom, genie, rescue, good versus evil, aladdin, revenge, family, adventure, vengeance, show tunes, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Swan Princess Christmas (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India, South Korea
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Princess Odette, Prince Derek and their trusted woodland friends reunite in this all-new adventure for their first Christmas celebration together! As the kingdom prepares for a festive holiday, the villainous Rothbart plots to destroy Christmas. ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, princess, escapades, rivalry, adventure, family, curses spells and rituals, holiday, love, imaginary kingdom, youth, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 375K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, disney, archery, princess, witch, adventure, kingdom, queen, magical, computer animation, curses spells and rituals, redhead girl ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 139K
Frozen 2 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.
Style: emotional, touching, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, magic, princess, magical, queen, good versus evil, supernatural ability, giant, power of love, imaginary, castle, royal family ...
Place: norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, serious, sinister
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: princess, rescue, good versus evil, kingdom, sorceress, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, royal family, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: lion, good versus evil, culture clash, imaginary kingdom, father daughter relationship, coming of age, rivalry, family, jungle, adventure, vengeance, show tunes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.7
 171K
Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, native american, interracial romance, disney, romance, forbidden love, culture clash, tribe, tragic love, adventure, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, llama, change of heart, emperor, adventure, friendship, partners, rescue, king, treason, anthropomorphic animal, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: latin america, south america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%