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, king, escapades, magic, imagination, happy ending, 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, family relations, danger and imaginary mostly in Family, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Very Old Story: The Kingdom of False Mirrors (1963), Four Kids and It (2020), Magic Silver II (2011), Boggart (2019), 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, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, children, magic, magical, alternate reality, king, adventure, imagination, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, transformation, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Four Kids and It (2020)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
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: feel good, light, humorous, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: creature, wish come true, magical creature, adventure, family, friendship, magic, family relations, good versus evil, parents and children, happy ending, villain ...
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: save the kingdom, imaginary kingdom, adventure, youth, imaginary, danger, heroes, escapades, young heroes, family, mountain, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 179
Boggart (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the ordinary and bustling city of Moscow there is an unusual House, overgrown with hundreds of secrets and mysteries. In this house there is a strange apartment, in which not a single tenant has stayed for a long time. And only when an ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, disturbing, fairy tale, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: supernatural being, house, family, black magic, magic, single mother, standoff, showdown, anthropomorphism, cat, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 564
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, stylized, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: siblings relations, family life, family relations, friends, legends and myths, fall in love, escapades, love and romance, imaginary, unlikely partners, partners, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, adventure, save the day, pets, hopes, holiday, dog, santa claus, christmas movie, owner dog relationship, christmas present, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers
Plot: princess, queen, king, sleeping, fairy, curse, magic, royal family, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, intrigue, youth ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Book of Masters (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A beautiful and kind girl, daughter of Baba Yaga, finds a magical stone Alatyr while walking in a field. It transforms her heart into a stone and puts her under a queer curse. She is to be the evil Countess of Stones and live in a stone tower. If ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, entertaining, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: magic, friendship, evil witch, stone, storytelling, romance, folk hero, master, legendary hero, warrior
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 158K
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, romantic, sweet, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, prince, love and romance, hopes, disney, magic, rags to riches, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, feel good, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: rescue, love and romance, rivalry, danger, imaginary, escapades, master and servant, family, adventure, show tunes, legends and myths, wish come true ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 76K
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, entertaining, exciting, light, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: giant, little girl, imagination, magic, adventure, friendship, childhood, queen, fantasy world, family, dream, justice ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, human becomes animal, human becoming an animal, family, curses spells and rituals, youth, best friends, magic, dog, family relations, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 155K
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, family, imagination, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, good versus evil, adventure, greed, teenager, friendship, parents and children, heroes, prison, costume, dancer, singing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fish out of water, supernatural, family, escapades, disorder, miniaturization, shrinking, boy, wizards, supernatural ability, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 385
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, sincere, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, hopes, danger, rivalry, youth, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 486
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, captivating, entertaining, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, young heroes, adventure, imaginary kingdom, family, danger, escapades, fairy, mountain, courage, prophecy, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes (2020)
Genre: Adventure, 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: fairy tale, funny, light, entertaining, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: werewolf, wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, adventure, fantasy world, supernatural, supernatural ability, magic, fairy, witch, vampire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, young heroes, rescue, family, danger, family relations, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, disorder, escapades, christmas movie, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, adventure, youth, supernatural, small town, small town life, family, escapades, social relations, young heroes, heroes, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.0
 722
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, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, friends, buddies, mischievous children, family relations, bear, friendship, adventure, toy comes to life, supernatural, shopping mall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ 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, wizards and magicians, siblings relations, adventure, youth, danger, escapades, evil witch, parents and children, in the woods, family relations, child in peril ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.5
 616
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: save the day, supernatural, supernatural ability, miraculous event, wish come true, family, danger, escapades, imaginary, magic, elf, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 4K
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, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, family relations, family, parent child relationship, wizards and magicians, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, selfishness, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, youth, love and romance ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 168
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, exciting, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, cousin cousin relationship, christmas present, elf, adventure, holiday, youth, escapades, hopes, happy ending, adaptation, return home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part of the celebration of the upcoming marriage of the emperor's daughter, Princess Gilda, to a very rich prince from another country. Sid Caesar ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family, escapades, dishonesty, state affairs, show tunes, wedding, palaces castles and temples, cons and scams, king, royal family, period piece, emperor ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: magic, miraculous event, objects come to life, toys, accountant, friendship, family, prodigy, mysterious character, boss and employee, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, family outing, kids
Plot: family, youth, imaginary, escapades, danger, rescue, adventure, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, queen, king, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 322
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: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, imaginary kingdom, missing child, kidnapping, family relations, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, obsessive quest, family, imaginary, escapades, body armor ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (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, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: snow white, adventure, imaginary kingdom, evil witch, good versus evil, leadership, imaginary, danger, romance, heroic mission, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%