Movies like Castle in the Sky

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Castle in the Sky (1986)
 8.1
 120K
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Original name: 天空の城ラピュタ
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, exciting, suspense, fairy tale, breathtaking, interesting, enigmatic, earnest ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, imaginary kingdom, steampunk, young heroes, treasure hunt, magic, chase, friendship, pendant, army, castle, crystal, government agent, adventure, on the run, chess, megalomaniac, princess, storm, family secret, island, palaces castles and temples, flying, girl, family ...
Place: mine, wales, japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Castle in the Sky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, semi serious, humorous and fairy tale films with plots about adventure, escapades, imaginary, friendship, family, fantasy world and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Castle in the Sky: Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Spirited Away (2001), Ponyo (2008), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), My Neighbor Totoro (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, palaces castles and temples, adventure, wizards and magicians, love and romance, supernatural ability, magical, disorder, transformation, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.6
 523K
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, offbeat, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, witch, magic, family relations, human becomes animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 102K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, semi serious, fairy tale, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: fish, friendship, imaginary kingdom, transformation, adventure, princess, family, ocean or sea, magic, obsessive quest, runaway, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, seaport, tokyo
⇓ 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: touching, fairy tale, emotional, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, family, mysterious character, magical, imaginary kingdom, culture clash, childhood, miniature person, adventure, maid, dwarf, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: offbeat, feel good, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural ability, legends and myths, friendship, family, hospital, imaginary kingdom, magical, fantasy world, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the ...
Style: epic, stylized, futuristic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: apocalypse, steampunk, save the world, ecology, toxic, princess, adventure, war, good versus evil, androids and robots, coming of age, airplane ...
Time: future, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, cat, wizards and magicians, friendship, self discovery, young heroes, adventure, coming of age, friends, delivery, seaside town ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ 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: emotional, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, in the woods, adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, heroes, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: village, adventure, young heroes, family, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, fairy, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, mischievous children, good versus evil, magic, small town, supernatural, imaginary kingdom, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Cat Returns (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. The Cat King rewards her good deed with a flurry of presents, including a very shocking ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cat, imaginary kingdom, prince, crow, tower, grass, talking cat, human animal relationship, sword fight, chase, adventure, mouse ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures ...
Style: humorous, stylized, futuristic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: treasure, castle, counterfeit money, chase, casino, thief, clock tower, adventure, palaces castles and temples, master villain, cons and scams, samurai ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and ...
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: family, young heroes, fairy, friendship, disappearance, imaginary, treasure, princess, rescue, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: dungeon, connecticut, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 93K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, in the woods, imaginary, friendship, teenage life, save the kingdom, protector, queen, birds, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Return to Never Land (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The classic tale of 'Peter Pan' continues in Disney's sequel 'Return to Never Land'. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: island, kidnapping, adventure, pirate, friendship, mermaid, fairy, family, young heroes, daring rescue, imaginary kingdom, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 11K
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, humorous, exciting, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dwarf, dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, adventurer, family, master villain, magic, young heroes, rescue, friendship ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, rescue, escapades, family relations, disorder, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 49K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, family, adventure, friendship, young heroes, escapades, fish out of water, danger, disorder, prejudice, orphan, fantasy world ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Pirate Fairy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities, flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, pirate, family, adventure, friendship, danger, female protagonist, curses spells and rituals, sea, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 10K
Tinker Bell (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."
Style: fairy tale, sweet, entertaining, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, female protagonist, magic, talent, self discovery, kingdom, nature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 128K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, talking cat, friendship, treasure hunt, save the day, escapades, cat, talking animals, magic, good versus evil, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the ...
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: on the road, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, friends, danger, dog, young heroes, friendship, escapades, family, youth ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, dangerous animal, in the woods, rescue, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, tomboy, good versus evil ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Pokemon Heroes (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and his friends try and stop a pair of thieves hiding out in the canals and alleyways of Alto Mare, the age-old water capital. Joining the adventure are two new legendary Pokémon, a pair of siblings named Latias and Latios, who serve ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, adventurer, superhero, master villain, pirate, young heroes, rescue, treasure hunt, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, 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: stylized, semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, master villain, young heroes, family, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stylized, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, aunt, adventure, orphan, family, friendship, ocean or sea, young heroes, garden, wish come true, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, young heroes, adventure, daring rescue, imaginary kingdom, youth, save the day, good versus evil, family, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: space travel, treasure hunt, pirate, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, steampunk, betrayal, adventurer, alien, androids and robots, treasure ...
Time: future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: exciting, feel good, humorous, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, family, warrior, training, imaginary kingdom, journey, imaginary, animal training, vikings, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, exciting, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dragon, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, danger, heroes, master villain, supernatural ability, magic ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%