Movies like Year of the Fish

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Year of the Fish (2007)
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Year of the Fish (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.
Style: fairy tale, twists and turns, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, surreal, semi serious
Plot: chinese, massage parlor, cinderella story, new year, romance, family relations, misfit, wish come true, wizards and magicians, love and romance, follow your dream, hopes, social differences, society, working class, social misfits, immigrants, bittersweet, chinatown, cinderella
Place: new york

Most similar movies to Year of the Fish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, feel good, humorous and touching films with plots about family, love and romance, escapades, romance, friends, friendship and hopes mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like Year of the Fish: Around June (2008), The Little Mermaid (1992), Cinderella (1994), Sleeping Beauty (1995), Beauty and the Beast (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 161
Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, romance, hopes, immigrants, human spirit, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, misfit, young lovers, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mermaid, underwater, imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, fish out of water, love and romance, disorder, fall in love, escapades, danger, imaginary, princess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 265
Cinderella (1994)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Cinderella, the beautiful and kind-hearted ragamuffin who lives with her greedy stepmother and two selfish stepsisters, charms a handsome prince when her fairy godmother sends her to the royal ball. She must leave the ball by midnight before all the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, date night
Plot: life turned upside down, palaces castles and temples, family relations, imaginary kingdom, power relations, love and romance, godparent, fall in love, imaginary, hopes, romance, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: cinderella story, princess, family, fairy, magic, anthropomorphism, fairy godmother, baker, cartoon mouse, cinderella, romance, true love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: feel good, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, wish come true, young heroes, wizards and magicians, danger, rescue, imaginary kingdom, palaces castles and temples, true love, cinderella story, rivalry, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, touching, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers
Plot: beast, opposites attract, love and romance, disney, prince, princess, fall in love, imaginary, power of love, rose, magical, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Elina goes to a fairy school to learn dancing and fairy magic. The spring of the fairy land is soon threatened by evil Laverna who intends to prevent fairies from performing the annual vital rainbow dance. Elina must stop quarreling with her fellow ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, barbie, obsessive quest, imaginary, wizards and magicians, siblings relations, family relations, school, romance, magic, fake identity, ritual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt and others, this film features Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, who are together for the first time in this heartwarming, magical musical story about courage and ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: fish out of water, disorder, imaginary, adventure, cinderella story, young heroes, family relations, imaginary kingdom, danger, youth, misfit, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, youth, woman in danger, rivalry, forbidden love, good versus evil, state affairs, heroes, family, corrupted ruler, imaginary, love and romance ...
Time: renaissance
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Secret of the Hunchback (1996)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After being arrested by the sinister sheriff, Quasimodo must reveal an amazing secret in order to save himself, his friends, and the cathedral. Victor Hugo's timeless story is brought to life in this lively animated version. You'll meet ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious
Plot: hunchback, friendship, friends, unfulfilled love, misfit, danger, unfulfillment, escapades, family, social misfits, love affair, love and romance ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 387K
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, fairy tale, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, follow your dream, adventure, horse, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, family, fall in love, queen, healing power ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, fairy tale, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: princess, cinderella story, family, adventure, prince, love and romance, human becomes animal, magical, fall in love, transformation, good versus evil, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: light, feel good, fairy tale, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, princess, prince, disney, witch, imaginary kingdom, first love, spell, good versus evil, magic, fish out of water, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
Place: caribbean, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: disney, kidnapping, fairy, family, adventure, heroes, supernatural ability, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, friendship, getting home ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Monster in Paris (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, fairy tale, thought provoking ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, monster, friends, love and romance, misfit, friendship, social misfits, transformation, music, ambition, unlikely partners, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 11K
Fat Albert (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, fish out of water, friendship, family, misfit, fall in love, teenage life, disorder, youth, buddies, dream girl, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 119
Pinocchio (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The Little Wooden Toy. The unforgettable story of a little wooden boy who longs with all his heart to become real. When a small spark of magic escapes from the Blue Fairy's home, it travels down toy maker Gepetto's chimney, bringing one ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, fish out of water, adventure, disorder, escapades, mischievous children, family, imaginary, hopes, youth, wish come true, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 171K
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, humorous, stylized, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: princess, magical, prince, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, true love, rescue, queen, disney, witch, love and romance, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
O' Christmas Tree (1999)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Featuring the voices of Edward Asner, Tim Conway and Marie Osmond. This heartwarming animated tale begins in a snowy forest on Christmas Eve, where a forlorn little pine tree feels she is too homely to ever realize her dream of being a real ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, entertaining, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, wish come true, animal life, hopes, christmas tree, christmas eve, help, kindness, winter, escapades, holiday, following a dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya.
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, romance, teenage life, social misfits, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, coming of age, friendship, youth, gender, strong sexual content ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, feel good, atmospheric, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: cinderella story, prince, fairy, true love, fairy godmother, magic, anniversary, race against time, family, chases and races, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss (2005)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss is a fully animated feature fantasy about two star crossed seals from warring families that fall in love against their parents' wishes. When Juliet's father gives her hand in marriage to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: romance, mischievous children, adventure, ancient mystery, escapades, disorder, animal life, fall in love, love and romance, family, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 197
The Scarecrow (2000)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Animated musical fantasy about a scarecrow that saves an orphaned girl from the evil clutches of a maniacal count. Brought to life through magic and love, and aided by his two sidekicks -- a cantankerous mouse and a flying broom -- he's willing ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, fall in love, danger, disorder, romance, escapades, fish out of water, orphan, scarecrow, wizards and magicians, friends, contests and competitions ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 2K
The Point (1971)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years ago, there was a place called The Land of Point, because everything in The Land of Point had one: the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in The Land of Point had a point at the top of its head. Everyone, that ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, allegory ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dog, outcast, family, adventure, escapades, heroes, social misfits, youth, isolation, friends, society, rejection ...
Place: canada, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Santa and the Three Bears (1970)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Two bear cubs want to meet Santa despite their mother telling them that Santa does not exist. With the help of the park ranger, their wish might come true!
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, hopes, escapades, family relations, parents and children, save the day, in the woods, wish come true, animal life, youth, holiday, blizzard ...
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: "Barbie" stars as Clara in this animated retelling of the classic Christmas ballet, complete with Tchaikovsky soundtrack and ballet choreography.
Style: feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: barbie, good versus evil, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, adventure, cinderella story, imaginary kingdom, friendship, rescue, objects come to life, ballet ...
Place: london, usa, new york, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.6
 299
Goat Story (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The film will feature a comedic story about a friendship between the village-boy Kuba and his goat in medieval Prague. In Prague, Kuba falls in love with Máca, a worldly girl. The Goat begins to envy this relationship. Their story intertwines with ...
Style: touching, exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: goat, friendship, best friends, rich and poor, family, escapades, animal life, social differences, society, fall in love, interracial relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, middle ages
Place: prague, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: It's Valentine's Day again and Charlie Brown dreams the seemingly hopeless dream to receiving a valentine from anyone. All the while, the rest of the gang have their own trials whether it be Linus' struggle to get the biggest card he ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: friendship, valentine's day, holiday, gift, love and romance, hopes, disorder, romance, animal life, pets, family, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, puppet animation ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsession, animal life, fall in love, escapades, society, rich and poor, rescue, mouse, doll, obsessive quest, cards ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 147
Shinbone Alley (1970)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Join the fun and laugh along with the "misadventures" of Archy the cockroach, a poet in his former life now having to jump on his typewriter keys to peck out his poems. Archie adores the huge-eyed, blonde, hip-swaying Mehitabel the Cat, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, psychedelic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reincarnation, animal life, hopes, disorder, romance, womanizer, show tunes, looking for love, couples, friends, getting home, journalism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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