Movies like The Little Mermaid 1975

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The Little Mermaid (1975)
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The Little Mermaid (1975)
Original name: アンデルセン童話 にんぎょ姫
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The story of a beautiful mermaid who gave up a kingdom for her beloved prince.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: mermaid, witch, princess, sea, prince, death, true love, female nudity, dolphins, water, castle, kingdom, injustice, storm, human, fish, storm at sea, legs, underwater scene, ship, ocean

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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, feel good, semi serious and humorous films with plots about princess, family, prince, magic, love and romance, danger and imaginary mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: Swan Lake (1981), Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006), Little from the Fish Shop (2015), The Daydreamer (1966), Charming (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, uplifting, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mermaid, underwater scene, underwater, disorder, love and romance, escapades, danger, fall in love, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, princess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, princess, disney, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, young heroes, true love, underwater scene, rivalry, adventure, underwater, follow your dream ...
Time: 1820s, 19th century, 1830s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, disney, prince, princess, imaginary kingdom, talking animals, witch, first love, good versus evil, magic, sea, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 80s
Place: denmark, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Swan Lake (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The hero, Prince Siegfried, is out riding one day with his friends when he spies amidst swans on a lake a particularly eye-catching one with a crown on its head, the familiar Princess ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, touching, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: human becomes animal, imaginary kingdom, palaces castles and temples, wizards and magicians, human becoming an animal, adventure, curses spells and rituals, true love, woman in danger, fall in love, royal family, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: fairy, disney, kidnapping, family, adventure, hopes, danger, rivalry, love and romance, rescue, heroes, friends ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In this animated follow-up to Fairytopia, Elina (played by Barbie) enlists the help of a mermaid, Nori, to save her friend Nalu, a merman prince who has been captured by the wicked Laverna.
Style: semi serious, feel good, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, barbie, true love, adventure, best friends, fall in love, friends, danger, escapades, rescue, imaginary, ocean or sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, coming of age, good versus evil, family relations, family, adventure, ocean, danger, dream come true ...
Time: 1830s, 1850s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Little from the Fish Shop (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Deep underneath the sea surface, accompanied by a fish orchestra, the voice of the ocean is telling a story of Little -- the Sea King's daughter. They left the plundered waters of their home to live among humans. They now lead a strenuous life ...
Style: puppet animation, fairy tale, captivating, sincere, modern day adaptation ...
Plot: first love, teenage girl, magic, prophecy, supernatural power, mermaid, love, female protagonist, fortune teller, father daughter relationship, wheelchair, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Daydreamer (1966)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A fictional account of a teen-aged Hans Christian Anderson. In this film, young Hans runs away from home and each time he falls asleep he experiences in his dreams the different characters he would later write about including The Little Mermaid, ...
Style: fairy tale, fable, psychotronic
Plot: quest, cake, dreaming, bunk bed, sparrow, parade, boat, slave, frog, duck, unrequited love, underwater scene ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 3K
Charming (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA, Cayman Islands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.
Style: fairy tale, light, romantic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: princess, prince, choice, curse, magical, satellite, love, trap, sorceress, kingdom, trial, court ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beauty and the Beast (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A young, beautiful girl awaits the day she will be killed after having asked for a most humble gift.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: affection, flowers, flower, magic spell, beast, prince, kindness, garden, fear, courage, magical ring, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 150K
Frozen II (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, feel good, touching, fairy tale, 3d animation
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, magic, princess, disney princess, magical, queen, good versus evil, supernatural ability, giant, power of love, imaginary, castle ...
Place: norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, true love, prince, magical, magic, good versus evil, disney, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, queen, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Tale - this is what is everyone from childhood. Give yourself a chance to once again return to the magical world created by Alexander Pushkin. Adventures brave Tsarevich Guidon, beautiful Swan-Tsar Saltan reminded of that love, loyalty and the ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: czar, merchant, ship, swan, dishonesty, prince, father son reunion, intrigue, sea, witchcraft, cook, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: A retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes live action and animation.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: giant, princess, magic, spell, goose, part animation, gold, dance, tap dance, kiss, curse, song and dance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Cinderella III: 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, feel good, humorous, light, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, fairy godmother, prince, true love, magic, princess, love and romance, romance, palaces castles and temples, imaginary, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Little Mermaid (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 25 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: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: mermaid, imaginary kingdom, princess, underwater, underwater scene, imaginary, youth, fish, friendship, escapades, family, young heroes ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Nobita feels like diving in his hometown, Doraemon uses a Underwater Pump Simulator to pump all the water out of Tokyo, causing the entire city to go underwater. That night, Doraemon and Nobita use a Diving Mask Simulator to dive underwater. ...
Style: fairy tale, 2d animation, entertaining, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: ocean, friendship, imaginary, androids and robots, cartoon cat, mermaid, princess, prank, friend, talking cat, insubordination, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, parody, witty, not serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens, kids, date night
Plot: princess, talking animals, dragon, prince, transformation, adventure, animals, kingdom, computer animation, cat, ogre, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, disney, family, adventure, sisters, love and romance, snow, royal family, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, family, prince, fall in love, human becomes animal, talking animals, disney, adventure, magical, animal life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Nutcracker (1995)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It is Christmas Eve, and the Stahlbaum family is happily unwrapping their Christmas gifts. After all the merriment, seven-year-old Marie receives a very special gift--a mysterious Nutcracker--from her beloved Godfather Drosselmeier. When the house ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: prince, head injury, battle, cousin, evidence, gondola, king, wardrobe, laughter, time lapse photography, sword, ladder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 290K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
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: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, princess, dragon, prince, happy ending, rescue, funeral, cat, adventure, donkey, family, queen ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
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, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, follow your dream, romance, family, adventure, horse, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, first love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding (2020)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Princess Odette and Prince Derek are going to a wedding at Princess Mei Li and her beloved Chen. But evil forces are at stake and the wedding plans are tarnished and true love has difficult conditions.
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: princess, love, good versus evil, love and romance, friendship, prince, danger, magic, kingdom, family relations, family
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, disney, fall in love, love and romance, princess, imaginary, power of love, prince, magical, rose, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Sleeping Beauty (1995)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In a faraway kingdom, the king and queen had desired a child of their very own for a long time and when their wish finally came true, they announced a grand celebration at the palace. All of the fairies from the kingdom were invited and immediately ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, heroic mission, true love, family, love and romance, heroes, supernatural, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: fairy tale, 2d animation, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: princess, swan, curses spells and rituals, rescue, spell, love, transformation, male female relationship, human becoming an animal, villain, blonde, evil sorcerer ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Enchanted Princess (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A family comedy about a young Prince, who sets on a mission to find a missing Princess from the neighborhood kingdom. Along the journey, Prince meets a doopie dragon who joins him on an adventure, but Prince does not know that the dragon isn't ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, entertaining, light, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: princess, dragon, unrequited love, search, magic spell, adventure, heroes, mission, prince, abduction, talking animals, fire breathing dragon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 132K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fish, princess, magical, transformation, adventure, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%