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3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976)
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3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976)
Original name: 母をたずねて三千里
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Italy is in a deep depression, so to support her family, Marco's mother goes to Argentina to work as a domestic. But after she writes to her family that she is sick, her letters stop coming. So Marco decides to go to Argentina to look for her. He travels across Argentina to find her, meeting many wonderful people, and having many adventures during his journey.
Style: twists and turns, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, youth, on the road, family, heroes, friends, family relations, parents and children, pets, obsessive quest, cult, danger, escapades, child in peril, seaport, young heroes, journey, mountain, depression, quest, poverty, friend, search for mother, slice of life ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, semi serious, feel good and captivating films and TV series with plots about friendship, adventure, escapades, friends, family, youth and young heroes mostly in Animation, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980), Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974), Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011), The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989), Heidi (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a Japanese anime series, directed by Hiroshi Saitô which was aired in 1980. It is based on the well-known and popular novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The series was broadcast on the World ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
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Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan, West Germany
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, mountain, win over, young heroes, adventure, family, family life, children, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century
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Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a bestselling preteen novel of the same title that has sold more than 1 million copies in Korea, “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild” is about a laying hen named Leafie who is destined to live the “same old” repetitive life confined on the ...
Style: touching, serious, exciting, sincere, thought provoking
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
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The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Peter Pan is an anime series by Nippon Animation, and directed by Takashi Nakamura and Yoshio Kuroda, which first aired in Japan on the Fuji TV network between January 8, 1989 and December 24, 1989. It is an adaptation of the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good
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Heidi (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, cult film
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, best friends, nanny, orphan, friendship, human spirit, family life, adoption, fish out of water, mountain, danger, hopes ...
Place: switzerland, germany, alps, europe, swiss alps
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Kino's Journey (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In this 13-part mini-series, Kino and her talking motorcycle Hermes travel around the world, visiting different countries for three days each in order to learn about each one.
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, thought provoking, road movie
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Seabert (1984)
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Duration: 26 min.
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Heidi (2015)
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Duration: 20 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 20 min.
TV show
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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David the Gnome (1985)
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Country: Spain
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TV show
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Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Peter Pan lives in the Neverland with a gang of orphan boys, fairy Tinkerbell, and friends Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Amid numerous adventures, the children are constantly menaced by pirate Captain James Hook and his band of no-goods.
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
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