Movies like One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

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One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (1969)
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One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (1969)
Original name: 千夜一夜物語
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Beautifully constructed, 1001 Nights stays true to the lush and mysterious backdrop of the well known and age old story. Tezuka remolds the story into an escapist fantasy where a 60s-era working man is transported back to an era of entirely fictitious Arabian details. Seemingly at odds with itself, 1001 Nights consistently unfolds in a way that combines Playboy graphics, Arabian rug design and traditional Japanese scroll paintings. Sound like a strange mix? You bet and along the way we experience some of the great cultural juxtapositions that makes Tezuka the unpredictable style it is. Source: MAL
Style: suspense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful, erotic, hentai, tragic, surreal, adult animation
Plot: harem, love triangle, love, princess, king, slavery, obsession, battles, betrayal, murder, battle, peeping tom, adventure, violence, romance, sex, rape, snake, treasure, ship, prison escape, con artists, gang, sailor, mermaid ...
Time: ancient times
Place: middle east, baghdad iraq

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The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, fantasy world, heroes, danger, friendship, society, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, murder, adaptation, escapades ...
Place: japan
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior ...
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Yona of the Dawn (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 24 min.
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Style: shoujo, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, dragon, running for your life, princess, save the kingdom, prophecy, chase, survival, romance, escapades, reincarnation, politics ...
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Theatrical-release adaptation of the visual novel "Fate/stay night", following the third and final route. (Part 2 of a trilogy.)
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, sincere
Plot: brutality, danger, fight scenes, murder, transformation, twists & turns, battles, magic, supernatural, fight
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Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Legend has it that the human race is not the only dominant civilization living on Earth. Two other races exist in this world: the Makai (a demon race) and the Juujinkai (a half-man, half-beast race). Once every 3,000 years, a supreme being known as ...
Style: hentai, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the city of Orario, beneath an impossibly tall tower, lies the dungeon. Only adventurers who form partnerships with the gods themselves have any hope of defeating the monsters that lie within. But the dungeon is not the only place where monsters ...
Style: feel good, tense, captivating, exciting
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Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A peasant woman is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers.
Style: hentai, psychedelic, art house, cult film, adult animation
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
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Sword for Truth (1990)
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, adult animation
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Duration: 95 min.
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Country: Japan
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Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
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