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: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
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, serious, feel good, fairy tale, colourful, light, lyrical, scenic, allegory ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, adventure, fairy, legends and myths, viking, good versus evil, monk, trapped, monastery, underwater, obsessive quest, imaginary, sea monster, self discovery, heroic mission, young heroes, abbey, nature, art, childhood, magic, barbarian, vikings, youth, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe

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 humorous films with plots about adventure, escapades, imaginary, family, friendship, danger and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Secret of Kells: Song of the Sea (2014), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), 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: touching, captivating, colourful, fairy tale, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, lighthouse, young heroes, ocean or sea, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mythical creature, legends and myths, danger, escapades, lighthouse keeper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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: exciting, touching, serious, light, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, heroes, danger, master villain, supernatural ability, magic ...
Place: macedonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, imaginary, adventure, magical, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, love and romance, steampunk, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, 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, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: magical, countryside, 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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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, folk tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: village, family relations, family, good versus evil, adventure, curses spells and rituals, friendship, village life, parents and children, danger, youth, hopes ...
Place: africa, tokyo, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, emotional, exciting, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, adventure, mythology, demon, heroic mission, princess, danger, talking animals, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, master warrior, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, self discovery, adventure, supernatural ability, coming of age, cat, wizards and magicians, friendship, young heroes, talking animals, friends, talking cat ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
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: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, ghost, fantasy world, witch, imaginary, adventure, rescue, dragon, supernatural, friendship, curses spells and rituals, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary, vikings, unlikely friendships, imaginary kingdom, training, warrior, journey ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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: colourful, touching, scenic, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, magical, miniature person, family, midget, adventure, childhood, parents and children, daring rescue, maid, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, dwarf, heroes, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, elf, magic, spider, adventure, family, gold ...
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, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, owl, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, in the woods, imaginary kingdom, animal life, heroes, family, brother vs brother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Flight of Dragons (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, time travel, magic, fish out of water, heroes, friendship, wizards and magicians, danger, rescue, master villain ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy
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, stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, genie, imaginary, family, obsessive quest, wish come true, curses spells and rituals, orphan, heroes, friends, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: legends and myths, heroic mission, obsessive quest, good versus evil, save the day, danger, rivalry, escapades, wilderness, secret place, family, dirty old man ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Snow Queen (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia, India, USA, Portugal, Brazil, Iran
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The ice-cold Snow Queen wishes to turn the world into a frozen landscape, with no light, no joy, no happiness, and no free will. A young man, Kai, is rumored to be the son of a man who is the queen's only remaining threat. He is abducted and ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, captivating, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, daring rescue, young heroes, friendship, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, youth, heroes, witchcraft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: exciting, feel good, entertaining, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, daring rescue, adventurer, danger, disney, mythology, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes ...
Time: 8th century, ancient times, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, danger, escapades, family, village, heroes, rivalry, wise man, young heroes, supernatural, imaginary ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, mission, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, heroes, imaginary kingdom, elf, imaginary, save the world, danger, escapades ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Elina is a flower fairy who discovers that her home of Magic Meadow has been overcome by a horrible malady that is killing the flowers and making the fairies unable to fly. With the help of Bibble, a puffball and a giant butterfly named Hue she ...
Style: feel good, exciting, fairy tale, light, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, save the day, friends, barbie, escapades, fairy, fantasy world, heroes, rivalry, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Freedom Force (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: There is a plot under way to change the course of history. Four kids are chosen to be the Freedom Force—a gang of unlikely heroes who travel through time to change the outcome of sacred stories.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, youth, family, time travel, heroic mission, imaginary, best friend, save the day, young heroes ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 12K
Dragon Hunters (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Dragon Hunters is a fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters: the world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly peopled with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dragon, save the world, adventurer, knight, imaginary, adventure, heroic mission, obsessive quest, danger, rivalry, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Flying Machine (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Poland, China, India, Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family takes a journey across the globe on a strange and amazing flying machine, experiencing a series of adventures along the way.
Style: touching, stylized, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, adventure, parents and children, imaginary, escapades, family relations, classical music, grand piano, youth, flying machine, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, humorous, feel good, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, youth, young heroes, animal life, danger, rivalry, village, imaginary, social relations, legends and myths, family, heroes ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, in the woods, rescue, dangerous animal, happy ending, fantasy world, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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, entertaining, touching, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, toddlers, family outing, kids
Plot: wizard of oz, magical girl, sorceress, wizards and magicians, wizards, imaginary kingdom, female villain, parallel world, good versus evil, adventurer, friendship, evil sorcerer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, good versus evil, danger, master villain, rivalry, heroes, escapades, young heroes, daring rescue, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: save the day, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, escapades, rivalry, master villain, family, imaginary, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, adventurer, youth, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, england, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, young heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, rescue, daring rescue, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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