Movies like Princess Mononoke

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Princess Mononoke (1997)
 8.4
 322K
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Original name: もののけ姫
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.
Style: captivating, emotional, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, epic, offbeat, dark, bloody, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, demon, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, princess, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, master warrior, human spirit, hopes, talking animals, wilderness, friendship, heroes, feral child, human animal relationship, prince, cure, moral ambiguity, obsessive quest, imaginary, love ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Princess Mononoke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, visually appealing and serious films with plots about adventure, imaginary, escapades, heroes, danger, good versus evil and rivalry mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Princess Mononoke: Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Castle in the Sky (1986), Tales from Earthsea (2006), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 611K
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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, witch, ghost, adventure, rescue, dragon, imaginary, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, friendship, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, magical, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, fantasy world, steampunk, wizards and magicians, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
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 ...
Style: serious, epic, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: steampunk, save the world, apocalypse, toxic, ecology, adventure, princess, giant, coming of age, war, dangerous animal, escapades ...
Time: future, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: steampunk, pirate, mine, friendship, magic, imaginary kingdom, megalomaniac, princess, on the run, chess, family secret, swimming ...
Place: wales, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all ...
Style: touching, exciting, serious, light, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, danger, master villain, supernatural ability, magic ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, scenic, sweet, serious, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, adventure, midget, childhood, daring rescue, parents and children, maid, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 36K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, parents and children, family relations, wolf, human becomes animal, childhood, social relations, single mother, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, heroes, mission, elf, save the world, imaginary, danger, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.7
 117K
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, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: fish, friendship, magical, ocean or sea, transformation, mermaid, adventure, princess, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: magical, countryside, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, adventure, fairy, legends and myths, viking, good versus evil, monk, trapped, monastery, underwater, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 33K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ninja, samurai, demon, monster, supernatural, violence, heroes, gold, duel, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Onigamiden - Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, emotional, serious, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, battles, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, self discovery, danger, rivalry, destiny, time travel, uninhibited rivalry, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 22K
Pom Poko (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, allegory, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: animals, transformation, environmentalism, animal, deforestation, anthropomorphism, environment, suburbs, master villain, adventure, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Fire and Ice (1983)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, ...
Style: epic, adult animation, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice, good versus evil, kidnapping, jungle, warrior, fire, adventure, telekinesis, rotoscoping, dark fantasy, heroes, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: village, family relations, family, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, child birth, social relations, daring rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroes, escapades ...
Place: africa, tokyo, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Exorcist: The Movie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rin Okumura is raised by a famous exorcist named Father Fujimoto. After an argument between the two, Rin discovers he is the son of the devil. Rin decides to fight his fate by joining the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and defeat demons. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: demon, satan, adventure, good versus evil, parallel world, academy, supernatural, heroic mission, rivalry, brother brother relationship, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, exciting, stylized, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, family, adventure, young heroes, heroes, friendship, family relations, disappearance, good versus evil, imaginary, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two young rival dragon riding warriors fight to end a 1000 year old war despite the hidden manipulator opposing them.
Style: serious, epic, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, princess, magic, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, young heroes, heroes, supernatural ability, daring rescue, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, danger, youth, supernatural, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Legend of Sarila (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three young Inuits set off in search of a promised land to save their clan from starvation.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: legends and myths, good versus evil, heroic mission, obsessive quest, save the day, wilderness, danger, rivalry, escapades, secret place, dirty old man, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, heroes, danger, rivalry, supernatural, rescue, imaginary kingdom, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: InuYasha is a half-demon who was trapped in the Legendary Tree and was set free by Kagome, a girl who traveled 500 years through time. This time, both of them will have to face Menomaru, a Chinese demon whose father, known as Hyoga, came 300 years ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, monster, demon, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, world domination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: exciting, feel good, entertaining, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, daring rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger, disney, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: ninja, heroes, danger, rivalry, friends, good versus evil, imaginary, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, rescue, heroic mission ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 1K
Short Peace (2013)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A four-film omnibus that features four short anime films all themed around Japan.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, royal family, ghost, escapades, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, danger, heroes, imaginary, traveler, samurai, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 5K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, save the world, superhero, princess, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, school, supernatural, superhuman powers ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 71K
Porco Rosso (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, pilot, heroes, romance, escapades, adventurer, transformation, heroic mission, good versus evil, daring rescue, save the day, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: italy, europe, croatia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Heavenly Sword (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film's plot follows that of the game closely. Nariko, a member of an ancient tribe who have guarded an ancient magical sword for thousands of years, is charged with bringing the sword to its destined wielder, a deity reincarnated who will ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, light ...
Plot: master warrior, vengeance, adventure, battles, destiny, good versus evil, danger, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, escapades, curses spells and rituals, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, futuristic, exciting ...
Plot: forgery, treasure, chase, wedding, thief, casino, clock tower, castle, adventure, samurai, counterfeit money, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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