Movies like The Secret of Kells

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The Secret of Kells (2009)
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France, UK
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 will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?
Style: stylized, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, serious, colourful, light, lyrical, scenic, allegory ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, fairy, adventure, viking, good versus evil, monk, monastery, underwater, underwater scene, sea monster, legends and myths, obsessive quest, imaginary, self discovery, heroic mission, young heroes, abbey, nature, art, trapped, childhood, magic, barbarian, vikings, youth ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe

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Most similar movies to The Secret of Kells

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, fairy tale, semi serious and stylized films with plots about adventure, imaginary, escapades, friendship, family, danger and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret of Kells: Song of the Sea (2014), Wolfwalkers (2020), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Princess Mononoke (1997), Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: captivating, touching, colourful, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, lighthouse, supernatural, supernatural ability, mythical creature, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, legends and myths, danger, lighthouse keeper, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
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100%
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Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, stylized
Plot: friendship, lone wolves, celtic, father daughter relationship, wolf, folklore, kids and family, family relations, happy ending, hunter, good versus evil, legends and myths ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroes, magic, master villain, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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 ...
Style: captivating, exciting, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, demon, talking animals, princess, heroic mission, danger, in the woods, human spirit, curses spells and rituals, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, feel good, exciting, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, village, family, good versus evil, adventure, social relations, wise man, friends, imaginary, young heroes, danger, daring rescue ...
Place: africa, tokyo, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, magical, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, steampunk, curses spells and rituals, demon, fantasy world, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, colourful, scenic, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, midget, adventure, parallel world, childhood, friends, maid, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: countryside, magical, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary, siblings relations, friendship, legends and myths, parents and children, family, supernatural, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA
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: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, imaginary, witch, ghost, adventure, dragon, friendship, supernatural, rescue, surrealism, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Nocturna (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the aging orphanage the days pass very uneventfully, but the nights are something quite different; at least for Tim they are. The light reflected from the stars is the only cure for his fear of the dark. One night this fear leads him to the ...
Style: surreal, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, escape from reality, escapades, adventure, rivalry, mysterious character, mysterious place, overcoming, sleeping, danger, cat, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, orphan, giant, surrealism, adventure, aunt, friendship, young heroes, family, wish come true, youth, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, england, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, adventure, self discovery, friendship, supernatural ability, young heroes, cat, coming of age, friends, wizards and magicians, talking animals, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, unlikely friendships, adventure, family, happy ending, imaginary, young kid, friends, vikings, imaginary kingdom, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, dwarf, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, magic, spider, adventure, family, gold, elf ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, owl, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, imaginary, animal life, in the woods, heroes, family, bird ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, genie, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, obsessive quest, family, imaginary, legends and myths, siblings relations, friends, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sentimental, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: legends and myths, obsessive quest, good versus evil, heroic mission, save the day, escapades, wilderness, danger, rivalry, secret place, hopes, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kirikou and the Men and Women (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The grandfather welcomes us into his blue grotto, there was still beautiful memories of childhood to tell Kirikou: the times when he helped the men and women of his village and elsewhere ... He tells us how Kirikou, thanks to his bravery and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, danger, young heroes, village, escapades, rivalry, wise man, family, heroes, supernatural, social relations ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film is a sub-story to Kirikou and the Sorceress rather than a straight sequel. The movie is set while Kirikou is still a child and Karaba is still a sorceress. Like Princes et princesses and Les Contes de la nuit, it is an anthology film ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, youth, animal life, young heroes, danger, rivalry, village, heroes, imaginary, escapades, family, village life ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Yona Yona Penguin (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rintaro directs a tale of three children who visit a land of wonder. This is the first "3D anime" that Madhouse has produced. Oh, and there are penguins.
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, save the day, adventure, friendship, young heroes, rescue, youth, mischievous children, rivalry, danger, escapades, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Each night, like every other child in the world, Miko goes to Dreamland thanks to magic sand dispersed by the Sandman. But one night, the evil dream Habumar steals the Sand of Dreams and takes control of Dreamland. The Sandman and his faithful sheep ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the day, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, family, imaginary, youth, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fantastic Journey to Oz (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The cunning and wicked Urfin wants to become ruler of Magic Land. With an army of wooden soldiers, he captures the Emerald City and renames it ti Urfinville. He is all but ready to celebrate victory, when his plans are ruined by an ordinary girl ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, funny, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: wizard of oz, female villain, sorceress, wizards and magicians, parallel world, imaginary kingdom, wizards, magical, dreams, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, witchcraft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, daring rescue, heroes, good versus evil, young heroes, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Pinocchio (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the puppet moves, as if by magic, ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, entertaining, light, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, escapades, parents and children, young heroes, youth, pinocchio, transformation, puppet, education, carpenter, friendship, wish fulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, Ireland, Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, young heroes, rescue, adventure, disorder, mischievous children, rivalry, best friends, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, family, imaginary, master villain, daring rescue, escapades, good versus evil, heroes, mischievous children, rivalry, young heroes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Secret of the Wings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, adventure, magic, friendship, magical, family, friends, imaginary, escapades, in the woods, winter ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The archenemies of the Winx Club, the Trix witches, team up with the evil nymph Politea and find out that, to defeat the fairies once and for all and become invincible, it takes very little: a Pearl hidden in the Deep of the Infinite Ocean! As small ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, stylized
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, rivalry, danger, underwater ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, sentimental, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, adventure, friendship, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, in the woods, dangerous animal, escapades, rescue, happy ending, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, disney, princess, witch, adventure, computer animation, archery, queen, kingdom, magical, mother daughter relationship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%