Movies like The Little Mermaid 1976

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The Little Mermaid (1976)
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The Little Mermaid (1976)
Original name: Русалочка
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union, Bulgaria
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale 'The Little Mermaid'.
Plot: mermaid, fish, underwater scene
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark

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Most similar movies to The Little Mermaid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, fairy tale, feel good and semi serious films with plots about mermaid, family relations, love, fall in love, family, love and romance and danger mostly in Fantasy, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), Fishtales (2007), Mermaids (2003), Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017), A Mermaid in Paris (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son ...
Style: visually appealing, humorous, entertaining, light, romantic
Plot: mermaid, past life, erased memory, sea, star crossed lovers, rebirth, con artists, reincarnation, destiny, underwater, crimes, challenge ...
Place: korea
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100%
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Fishtales (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Greek History Professor & his daughter travel to a Greek Island for one last chance to finish his thesis on ancient love spells before he loses his research grant. His daughter attempts to match her father with the local women without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: mermaid, impossible love, fall in love, couples, one last chance, unlikely couple, supernatural, romance, curses spells and rituals, caught in a net, looking for love, widower ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Little Mermaid (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, emotional, colourful, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, fall in love, falling in love, singing, circus, circus performer, witch, evil sorcerer, storyteller, typewriter, south ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Mermaids (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mermaid sisters hunt down their father's human killer... and deal with their own personal relationships with the humans.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, love, sibling relationship, supernatural power, male female relationship, sister sister relationship, magic, love triangle, father daughter relationship, revenge, underwater scene, underwater ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Little Mermaid (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems to work at first, the prince is enchanted with her lovely ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, mythology, grief, sea, tragedy, love, female nudity, prince, female protagonist, merman, multiverse, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Siren has lived her life thinking she's an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On her 12th birthday, she learns that she's far from ordinary.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, light, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, strong female character, friendship, teenage girl, supernatural ability, transformation, teenager, youth, underwater, teenage life, friends, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Mermaid (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A playboy business tycoon, Liu Xuan, purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, humorous, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mermaid, environmental issue, amusement park, underwater scene, wealth, supernatural ability, danger, hopes, adventure, friends, teenage life, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Mermaid in Paris (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.
Style: sweet, unusual plot structure, disturbing, light, captivating
Plot: mermaid, interspecies romance, love, impossible love, rebelliousness, fish out of water, fall in love, curiosity, danger, magic, power of love, mysterious girl ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dear Mr. Cash (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dear Mr. Cash is a story of ten-year-old Heicke, whose obsession with the music of Johnny Cash, leads her to appoint herself as President of his local fan club.
Plot: countryside, alcohol abuse, family relations, alcoholic, depression, dysfunctional family, mermaid
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, teenage life, fall in love, family relations, rescue, fish out of water, youth, friends, true love, adolescence, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Princess Goldilocks (1973)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A princess was so beautiful and had such golden hair that she was known as Pretty Goldilocks. A neighboring king fell in love with her from her description, but much to the king's disappointment, she rejected his ambassador, saying she had no ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, fairy tale
Plot: female director, ant, fish, fish out of water, talking to an animal, quest, employer employee relationship, king, talking animals, flying, boat, goldfish ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2K
Princess (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A reclusive princess and a directionless young man embark on a quest to save the world's mythical creatures from becoming extinct.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, rescue, fall in love, direction and purpose, mistaken identity, disorder, love and romance, escapades, danger, imaginary, charity, communication problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Snow Maiden (1969)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fairytale based on the play by Aleksandr Ostrovskiy.
Plot: romantic rivalry, winter, pagan, folk dance, folk song, wedding ceremony, love, village, festival, supernatural power, male female relationship, medieval
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sea People (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At 14, Amanda is a perfect swimmer and a great student. When the factory where his father works closes and he must go to work in another city, she feels very sad. One morning she meets the McRea, a very nice elderly couple who, like her, cannot live ...
Style: cult film
Plot: merman, swimming pool, swimming, swimsuit, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mermaid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Cinderella (1997)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, teens, date night, kids ...
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, true love, couples, family, disney, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, family relations, fairy, social differences, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 2K
Cinderella (1965)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: TV-version of the classic fairy tale, set to a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.
Style: fairy tale, touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: cinderella story, royal family, cinderella, true love, wish come true, opposites attract, romance, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, hopes ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 70K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fish out of water, fall in love, rescue, romance, scientist, impossible love, couples, disorder, longing, transformation, cinderella story ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Charlotte's Song (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl with a special gift comes of age during one of the most desolate periods in American history in this dark Dust Bowl fantasy inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid."
Plot: mermaid, transformation, fairy, coming of age, united states of america, dark fantasy, burlesque
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Peter Pan (2000)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Broadway musical adaptation of the fabled children's story.
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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Story: A contemporary musical version of the classic Cinderella story in which the servant step daughter hope to compete in a musical competition for a famous pop star.
Style: modern fairy tale, entertaining, light, romantic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, celebrity, dancer, teenager, orphan, anti heroes, contests and competitions, anti hero, half sister, stereotypes, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Snow White (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prince, seeking the greatest treasure, stumbles upon seven little men guarding a coffin. They tell him the story of Snow White, a beautiful princess who was forced to run away from home after her jealous stepmother tried to have her killed. When ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: sleeping, chase, house, prince, love and romance, dishonesty, rivalry, family, danger, hopes, romance, adventure ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, sweet, remake of cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: happy ending, beast, disney, love story, opposites attract, beautiful scenery, fantasy world, magic, kingdom, true love, prince, beauty and the beast ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rapunzel Nabunzel (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a somewhat unfair treatment with their parents, the witch Charnot becomes the tutor of Rapunzel Nabunzel, a girl who cares in the captivity of a 3D tower. Years later, when she is already a young girl, she is discovered by a red prince who ...
Style: parody
Plot: brothers grimm, lesbian, disney, mermaid, disney princess
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, childhood, imaginary kingdom, first love, adventure, imaginary, pirate, captain, mermaid, young heroes, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jim Button and the Wild 13 (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ollie Clarke and his gang take on world.
Plot: postman, pirate ship, emperor, magnet, princess, friendship, mermaid, steam train, crown, pirate, cake, desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Poor Santa Claus. This live-action feature finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve.
Style: humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: beach, santa claus, pirate, ghost, danger, dangerous animal, young heroes, mischievous children, save the day, family, parents and children, friendship ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Queen of the Lake (1998)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prince Victor looks in vain for a swan which was wounded by one of his servants. Instead he discovers a beautiful girl with golden hair who has an arrow in her shoulder. She is dumb and can't explain her origin. He falls immediately for her. ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: female antagonist, curse, prince, lake, surrealism, escape, nobleman, human becoming an animal, castle, kingdom, security guard, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, stylized, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, fairy, romance, couples, power relations, family relations, show tunes, hopes, love and romance, master and servant, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 1700s, 1770s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Babes in Toyland (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 11-year-old Lisa has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like fashion and arrives just in time for a wedding. Young ...
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, danger, heroes, kidnapping, holiday, toy, christmas, toys, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Through Fire, Water and... Brass Pipes (1968)
Genre: Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fairytale about heroic Vasya and beautiful Alenushka.
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, touching, folk tale, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: male female relationship, obstacle, love, young girl, russian, heroes, danger, curses spells and rituals, selfishness, wizards and magicians, surrealism, challenge
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%