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'.
Style: fairy tale
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, family, fall in love, love, love and romance and underwater scene mostly in Fantasy, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: Fishtales (2007), Mermaids (2003), The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017), Dear Mr. Cash (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, female nudity, love, female protagonist, prince, multiverse, merman, male female relationship, mythology, grief, tragedy, sea
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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, one last chance, romance, couples, unlikely couple, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, widower, father daughter relationship ...
Place: greece
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76%
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, colourful, emotional, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, fall in love, circus, swimming, witch, evil sorcerer, circus performer, reporter, kidnapping, fortune teller, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: exciting, touching, suspense, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, love, sibling relationship, magic, love triangle, sister sister relationship, male female relationship, supernatural power, revenge, father daughter relationship, murder, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, light, romantic, captivating, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mermaid, past life, sea, erased memory, star crossed lovers, embezzler, rebirth, destiny, love, magical creature, supernatural, con artists ...
Place: korea, seoul
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100%
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, light, exciting, enigmatic
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: mermaid, strong female character, youth, friendship, teenage girl, supernatural ability, ocean, teenager, teenage life, friends, supernatural, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
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68%
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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: sincere, humorous, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, environmental issue, amusement park, wealth, friendship, escapades, hopes, supernatural ability, friends, adventure, teenage life, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: family relations, alcohol abuse, countryside, alcoholic, mermaid, depression, dysfunctional family
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night
Plot: mermaid, friendship, teenager, fall in love, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, adolescence, family relations, friends, true love, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: fairy tale, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: cooking, supernatural power, back from the dead, ant, boat, flying, talking animals, princess, magical potion, animal human communication, goldfish, fish ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, father son relationship, love, impossible love, fish out of water, power of love, mysterious girl, musician, theatre group, broken heart, cat ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: fairy tale, touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, direction and purpose, rescue, fall in love, disorder, escapades, love and romance, mistaken identity, healer, charity, princess, unicorn ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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.
Audience: kids
Plot: festival, supernatural power, village, love, wedding ceremony, winter, romantic rivalry, pagan, snow, male female relationship, medieval, child ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: swimming, mermaid, merman, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, swimsuit, swimming pool
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Splash (1983)
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: mermaid, love, transformation, romance, fish out of water, scientist, happy ending, fall in love, chase, obsession, brother brother relationship, rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Mermaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 12-year-old Ryan moves to the town where her father was born—a bleak, dying fishing town. However, exploring the coast, she discovers a cove that is home to a mysterious girl named Coral who reveals herself to be a mermaid.
Style: sincere, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: mermaid, friendship, healing power, fisherman, saving a life, friends, mythical creature, family relations, escapades, parents and children, youth, moving ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, semi serious, feel good, touching, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, royal family, true love, wish come true, princess, royal court, life turned upside down, godparent, family relations, power relations, couples ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, romantic, sexy, humorous, talky ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick, preschoolers ...
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, interracial relations, disney, happy ending, magic, women, family, evil stepmother, couples, true love, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventurer, young heroes, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, friends, imaginary kingdom, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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, fairy tale, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella, cinderella story, teenager, celebrity, dancer, romance, high school hunk, orphan, contests and competitions, half sister, stereotypes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, exciting, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: snow white, house, prince, sleeping, chase, family relations, friends, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, cinderella story, fall in love, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The King's Daughter (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: royal court, royal family, mermaid, immortality, obsessive quest, parents and children, supernatural, adventure, escapades, illegitimate child, quest, imaginary
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: pirate, fairy, childhood, adventure, children, fantasy world, boy, imaginary kingdom, first love, young heroes, magic, captain ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An evil Mermaid falls in love with Marina's fiancé Roman and aims to keep him away from Marina in her Kingdom of Death under water. The Mermaid is a young woman who drowned a few centuries ago. Marina only has one week to overcome her fear of ...
Style: rough, captivating, suspenseful, touching, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, mythical creature, lake, water, love, salvation, supernatural, obsession, romance, couples, transformation, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: noblewoman, fictitious kingdom, aristocrat, captive, female antagonist, escape, lake, nobleman, fish, spell, swan, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, child, holiday, youth, heroes, rescue, kidnapping, family, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 127 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, sexy, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: cinderella, cinderella story, romance, fairy, magic, love, princess, natural disaster, british, childhood, catastrophe, brothers ...
Time: 18th century, 70s, 20th century, 1770s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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.
Audience: kids
Plot: island life, train engineer, prince, giant, boy hero, mermaid, postman, friendship, oasis, steam train, princess, pirate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mary Poppins, Goodbye (1984)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A family hires a babysitter who seems to possess magical powers.
Style: unusual plot structure, twists and turns, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: nanny, family, family relations, children, fictional reality, kids and family, parents and children, talking to the dead, adaptation
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, christmas horror, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, beach, forest, friends, disorder, animal life, friendship, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, heroes ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%