Movies like A Very Old Story

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A Very Old Story (1968)
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A Very Old Story (1968)
Original name: Старая, старая сказка
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the famous fairytale "The Tinderbox" by Hans Christian Andersen.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, sweet, entertaining, light, colourful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: princess, happy ending, king, escapades, magic, imagination, boy, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, taking off shoes

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Most similar movies to A Very Old Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, fairy tale and semi serious films with plots about family, adventure, magic, escapades, danger, family relations and imaginary mostly in Fantasy, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Very Old Story: The Kingdom of False Mirrors (1963), Four Kids and It (2020), Magic Silver II (2011), Santa Buddies (2009), Puss in Boots (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kingdom of False Mirrors (1963)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors is a 1964 Soviet fairy tale film directed by Aleksandr Rou based on a story with the same name by Vitali Gubarev. Both the surreal story by Vladimir Gubarev, together with the 1964 film, written in a Through The Looking ...
Style: fairy tale, colourful, stylized, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, alternate reality, magical, magic, imaginary kingdom, children, imagination, adventure, king, good versus evil, transformation, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Four Kids and It (2020)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: wish come true, creature, magical creature, adventure, happy ending, villain, magic, good versus evil, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Magic Silver II (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the harshest winter in memory, and the gnomes' very existence is in danger. Eager to help, Queen Fjellrose betrays one of their strictest rules and goes out looking for the Blue Horn, a magical instrument that can alter the weather.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, heroes, adventure, escapades, family, youth, young heroes, save the kingdom, prophecy, dwarf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Santa Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Puppy Paws (the fun-loving son of Santa Paws) gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and ...
Style: feel good, sweet, light, fairy tale, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, dog, santa claus, adventure, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends, christmas movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.3
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Puss in Boots (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for the king, his own wit, and a pair of boots that make ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: siblings relations, fall in love, legends and myths, family life, escapades, love and romance, imaginary, unlikely partners, partners, family, friends, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 167K
Cinderella (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, happy ending, disney, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, prince, magic, hopes, rags to riches, princess ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sleeping Beauty (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: magic, curse, sleeping, queen, king, princess, fairy, intrigue, good versus evil, adventure, romance, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 163K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, imagination, family, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The BFG (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, colourful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, little girl, imagination, magic, friendship, childhood, family, justice, fantasy world, adventure, queen, dream ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cannon Movie Tales: Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story about a miller's daughter who recieves help from a mischievous dwarf, then ends up over her head. Now, she and a mute servant girl may be the only hope for her baby son, John.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, captivating, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: escapades, love and romance, adventure, rivalry, master and servant, imaginary, rescue, family, danger, wish come true, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Halloween Puppy (2012)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A boy accidentally turns his mom's boyfriend into a dog.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: halloween, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
After the Rain, on Thursday (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A palace steward conspires with bandits to kidnap an infant czar's son and an orphan adopted by the czar, replacing the prince with the steward's son. Two decades later the true prince and his foster brother are slaves in a quarry, the ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, friendship, greed, parents and children, teenager, prison, dancer, kidnapping, costume ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Magic Silver (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Princess Bluerose is a small gnome living deep in the Norwegian mountains. A small community of gnomes is responsible for making the transition between daylight and night. This is called the magic hour, and is created by the magic silver which only ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, wizards and magicians, escapades, danger, family, imaginary kingdom, fairy, mountain, prophecy, courage, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Little Ghost (2013)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Little Ghost lives in the castle over looking a small town and awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Follow him on this adventure to see his first sunrise ever!
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, adventure, supernatural, youth, escapades, small town, family, small town life, danger, palaces castles and temples, social relations, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Help! I've Shrunk the Family (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven-year-old Johannes Blom gets blown away when he discovers a little man in the kitchen cupboard, hidden behind the peanut butter jar. He’s even more astonished when he realizes that this little man, ‘Wiplala’, has magical powers. When ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, supernatural, escapades, family, disorder, shrinking, boy, miniaturization, wizards, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, sincere
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, hopes, danger, escapades, youth, rivalry, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Nutcracker (1993)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep and dreams herself into a fantastic world in which her toys become larger than life. She meets up with the Nutcracker Prince who takes her on a journey to his kingdom and defends her from the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ballet, family relations, family, danger, rescue, young heroes, escapades, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, disorder, christmas movie, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 211
Tiny Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 66 min.
Story: It is Christmas Eve, and a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two cousins into miniature sizes! The kids are then scooped up into Santa's sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbour's house. In order to make it home for ...
Style: light, feel good, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, cousin cousin relationship, elf, christmas present, escapades, adventure, return home, hopes, happy ending, heroes, youth, adaptation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gooby (2009)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Imagine if you'd had a six-foot tall monster to help you through the rough times when you were 11! Willy is terrified about moving into the family's new house. He's convinced it's filled with evil space aliens out to get him. In ...
Style: sincere, feel good, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, buddies, friends, family relations, mischievous children, bear, friendship, adventure, supernatural, toy comes to life, shopping mall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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Frosty (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, atmospheric, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, family relations, family, parent child relationship, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, selfishness, soviet, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, wizards and magicians, youth ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hansel and Gretel (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hansel and Gretel tells the tale of two young children driven from home by their scolding mother. Losing their way in the dark forest they stumble upon the cottage of a kindly old woman. But is this kindly old woman everything she seems...?
Style: fairy tale, humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: curses spells and rituals, youth, adventure, siblings relations, wizards and magicians, danger, escapades, evil witch, in the woods, parents and children, child in peril, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 354
Baba Yaga (1973)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 74 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: fairy tale, folk tale, semi serious, stylized, absurd
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: heroes, imaginary kingdom, missing child, kidnapping, family relations, wizards and magicians, imaginary, family, escapades, good versus evil, obsessive quest, sneezing ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 4K
Snow White (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: snow white, adventure, good versus evil, romance, leadership, danger, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, evil witch, curses spells and rituals, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young boy finds a magic lantern that contains a genie, and when he frees the genie he's granted three wishes. He uses the wishes to help the princess of Baghdad and her father fight off an evil sorcerer who's trying to take over the ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, funny, romantic, light ...
Plot: black magic, princess, rags to riches, arabian nights, magic, genie, magic spell, wish fulfillment, friendship, liberation, happy ending, palace ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: objects come to life, magic, miraculous event, accountant, friendship, family, mysterious character, prodigy, toys, save the day, goofy hero, boss and employee ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Great Land of Small (1986)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two children enter a fantasy kingdom and are confronted by evil forces.
Style: feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary, escapades, adventure, danger, rescue, family, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, youth, dwarf, gold, king ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Devil's Bride (2011)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young Stepan saves his beloved princess Stepanka to marry Lucifer due to the promise her parents, the King and the Queen, did to the Evil as reword for the help he provided to the Queen to get pregnant.
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, captivating, disturbing, unusual plot structure
Plot: pact with the devil, prince, lucifer, devil, hell, queen, king, princess, fictitious kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fuchsia the Mini-Witch (2010)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Great adventures can hatch from the smallest eggs. Fucsia wants to learn to do magic just like her father, and so is pleased as punch when she is allowed to go to witches' school. There, Fucsia learns to make wind and conjures with the clouds. ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, entertaining, humorous
Plot: witch, friendship, magic, supernatural power, magician, children, witchcraft, sorcerer, school, flying, little girl, mysticism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 668
Elf-Man (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, save the day, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, danger, family, miraculous event, wish come true, elf, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vlad has just moved and joined one of the most famous magical schools in the world, where he meets fairies, witches, trolls and dwarfs. Him and his father are the first vampires in town, but he soon meets other special kids.
Style: funny, light, feel good, fairy tale, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magic, friendship, werewolf, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, fairy, friends, childhood, children, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%