Movies like Twelve Months

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Twelve Months (1980)
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Twelve Months (1980)
Original name: 世界名作童話 森は生きている
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A young queen requests a bouquet of snowdrop flowers for New Year's Day in exchange for a reward. One greedy woman sends her stepdaughter, whom she does not like, to look for the flowers in a cold forest, knowing the task will be impossible for her. The girl almost freezes to death in the forest, but she is rescued by the spirits of the Twelve Months, who create spring around her. The girl is able to deliver the bouquet to the queen, but others want a share of the reward.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: blizzard, forest, fire, orphan, stepmother, christmas, new year, dog, magical, magic, winter, cave, gold, queen, snow, storm, water, desire, swimming, spirit, theft, kindness, weather, sun, happy ending ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Twelve Months

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, feel good, humorous and semi serious films with plots about magic, adventure, escapades, family, danger, friendship and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Twelve Months: Swan Lake (1981), The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice (2016), The Life of Guskou Budori (2012), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Castle in the Sky (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swan Lake (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The hero, Prince Siegfried, is out riding one day with his friends when he spies amidst swans on a lake a particularly eye-catching one with a crown on its head, the familiar Princess ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, royal family, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, true love, human becoming an animal, rivalry, escapades, romance, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After heroically defeating both the Snow Queen and the Snow King, Gerda still cannot find peace. Her dream is to find her parents who were once taken away from them by the North Wind and finally reunite the family. Thus, Gerda and her friends embark ...
Style: exciting, feel good, visually appealing, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: good versus evil, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, rivalry, supernatural, family, heroic mission, destiny, snow, fire, twin brother and sister ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Life of Guskou Budori (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Remake of The Life of Guskou Budori (1994). The fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, tense
Plot: forest, anthropomorphic animal, fantasy world, anthropomorphic cat, adventure, protector, escapades, anthropomorphism, dream world, cat, volcano, furry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: self discovery, witch, adventure, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, steampunk, curses spells and rituals, magical, fantasy world, love and romance, demon, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, friendship, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, forest, young heroes, dangerous animal, rescue, escapades, happy ending, tomboy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Castle in the Sky (1986)
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: visually appealing, fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, steampunk, friendship, pirate, young heroes, lost civilization, family secret, magic, princess, adventure, orphan, army ...
Place: wales, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on "Unico and the Kingdom of the Sun," which was newly written as a theater version, this animated film features a battle between the wizard Kukuruku and Unico. Kukuruku builds a castle using dolls transformed from men as building ...
Plot: spell, storm, cat, brother sister relationship, river, unicorn, amnesia, magician, waterfall, house, forest, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, magic, adventure, good versus evil, dragon, rescue, friendship, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, heroes, invisibility, evil king ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Santa's helper La Befana falls ill and must take off a Christmas Eve, she recruits Scarafoni to help deliver all the toys. No one but the toys knows is that Scarafoni plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, which means the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
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Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: horse riding, fog, baron, magic, temple, cave, demon, old woman, forest, witch, cat, castle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: fairy, pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, family, female protagonist, ship, magic, island, sea ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon (1963)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sincere, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Duration: 47 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: surreal, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, fairy tale
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Rescuers (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 78 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 75 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 53 min.
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Style: fairy tale, captivating, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A young man's life is turned around with the help of a genie inside a lamp.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Wizard's Tale (2018)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%