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The Great Yokai War (2005)
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The Great Yokai War (2005)
Original name: 妖怪大戦争
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young boy with a troubled home life becomes "chosen," and he stumbles into the middle of a great spirit war, where he meets a group of friendly spirits who become his companions through his journey. Now he must fight to protect his friends and free the world of the spirits from oppression. The creatures and ghosts are taken directly from Japanese folklore and range from the cute and silly to the disturbing. Written by Seikima
Style: serious, futuristic, manga
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, friends, escapades, rivalry, social relations, heroes, friendship, heroic mission, supernatural power, good versus evil, fight, battles, spirit, legend, evil spirit, showdown, village, village life, multiple monsters, machine, danger, pantyhose, female stockinged legs
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to The Great Yokai War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, rivalry, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Great Yokai War: Forbidden Warrior (2005), Little Hercules (2009), Gamera the Brave (2005), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001), The Hexer (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The final showdown, and the final reveal: who is Friend? How can he be stopped?
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, adventure, heroes, rebelliousness, future dystopia, escapades, life is a bitch, save the world, false identity, impostor, deadly virus, cult ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, emotional, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, battles, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, dragon, self discovery, rivalry, escapades, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Forbidden Warrior (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Gaia Za is a sacred tome that holds many ancient and powerful spells to be unlocked by a so-called Chosen One expected to be born to one of two leading families: the Khans or the Marajis. Unwilling to leave the clan's fate to the gods, Che ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: adventure, martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, kung fu, legends and myths, heroes, heroic mission, destiny, crimes, master warrior ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Little Hercules (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Little Hercules travels from Mt. Olympus to live life as a mortal in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, tense, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: greek god, adventure, friends, heroes, heroic mission, dangerous attraction, father son relationship, friendship, cheerleader, escapades, rivalry, family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Gamera the Brave (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Toru Aizawa, a 11 year old boy suddenly finds a tiny egg on a red mysterious stone. the egg hatches and comes out an abnormal little turtle (Toto) which not only grows rapidly, but also flies in the air and even blows fireballs. At the meantime, a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant monster, adventure, save the day, dangerous animal, mutant, rivalry, escapades, supernatural, legends and myths, turtle, save the planet, friendship ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Every hundred years, the evil sorceress Morgana returns to claim Fingall's talisman from Merlin, with which she intends to destroy the world. For the last fourteen hundred years she has failed... now she intends to conquer all. Young Ben Clark ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, colourful, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, save the world, superhuman powers, adventure, wizards and magicians, escapades, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, legend, rivalry ...
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The Hexer (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, offbeat
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, sword and sorcery, battles, magic, deadly creature, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Veritas, Prince of Truth (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK, Puerto Rico, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kern has to fight an evil menace that could destroy the earth when Veritas, his favorite comic book hero, comes to life and seeks his help.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, self discovery, escapades, legends and myths, family, rivalry, injustice, battles, superhero, supernatural, friendship, child ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set 15 years after "Twentieth Century Boys," Kanna (Airi Taira) reunites with several main characters from the first film in an attempt to stop Friend's increasing influence over the world and continued plans to eliminate humanity, as ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: adventure, teenage life, rivalry, friendship, terrorism, escapades, battles, heroes, haunted by the past, good versus evil, worldwide chaos, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, obsessive quest, dragon, young heroes, rivalry, escapades, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary kingdom, pokemon ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A noble warrior must battle dragons and demons while upholding his moral code as he covertly joins a group of villains to rescue his kidnapped father from Shathrax, the Mind Flayer, who threatens to destroy the world.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic
Plot: dragon, sword and sorcery, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, supernatural, escapades, heroes, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Death Trance (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In an unknown place and unknown time, a lone Samurai known only as Grave thirsts for the ultimate battle.
Style: semi serious, captivating
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, heroes, destiny, rivalry, escapades, supernatural, vampire, samurai, supernatural power, martial arts, zombie ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Merlin: The Return (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, heroic mission, folk hero, adventure, friendship, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, rescue, true love, wooing, legends and myths ...
Time: 20th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Legend of Drona (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Aditya is an orphaned and lonely young man. He soon learns that he belongs to a family of ancestral warriors who guard a mystic source of cosmic energy, and he must now take up his responsibilities.
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, heroes, legends and myths, martial arts, parallel world, rivalry, adventure, wizards and magicians, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Perseus Against the Monsters (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: To avenge his father's death and free the people of Seriphos from the evil King Galinor of Argus, the noble Perseus must defeat a dragon -- and the monster Medusa, whose steely gaze has cast the kingdom's best soldiers into stone.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, heroes, good versus evil, folk hero, adventure, save the princess, righting the wronged, master warrior, rivalry, one man army, soldier, escapades ...
Time: ancient times
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable – Chapter 1 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
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Once Upon a Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: India, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In a teardrop-shaped land called Sangarashtra, a 9-year-old girl with special healing powers tries to save her homeland from the tyranny of an evil queen with the help of a blind swordsman.
Style: exciting, captivating, light, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: healing power, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, evil empire, save the kingdom, wizards and magicians, escapades, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, evil queen, girl heroine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, catastrophe, chaos, battles, supernatural, heroes, dangerous animal, deadly creature, save the world, space and aliens, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Ninja Wars (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the insatiably greedy Lord Donjo. Only the ninja Jotaro can stop ...
Style: serious, stylized, splatter
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
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The Letter for the King (2008)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Tiuri has to pass the final test before before being knighted by king Dagonaut. He has to pass a night in the chapel, what is suddenly disturbed by a strangers request of help. With his decision to help the stranger, Tiuri abandons his given ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, sincere, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, friendship, obsessive quest, knight, rivalry, youth, family, sword fight, fight ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Legend of the Phoenix (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two magically powerful monks who were separated at birth are reunited to fight the King of Hell.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, martial arts, heroic mission, save the world, folk hero, good versus evil, adventure, obsessive quest, twins, rivalry, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth, terrorising a nearby high-tech city, where Ash, Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...
Style: stylized, futuristic, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a mystical land torn apart by civil war, a warrior princess must team up with a rival warrior prince to hunt down an evil sorcerer who has summoned a giant flying demon which is terrorizing their land.
Style: epic, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, family, heroes, young heroes, youth, birthday, small town, small town life, friends ...
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Jabberwock (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alec a courageous but impetuous knight returns to his home village having been summoned by his older brother Francis to care for their ailing father. The brothers' reunion is short-lived as a traveller terrified and half-crazed arrives to warn ...
Style: exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, supernatural, deadly creature, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, escapades, legends and myths, village, master warrior, heroes ...
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The Adventures of Hercules II (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: greek mythology, hercules, good versus evil, heroes, obsessive quest, heroic mission, battles, legends and myths, rebelliousness, escapades, superhuman powers, rescue ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, knight, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, hopes, daring rescue, orphan, rivalry ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Storm Warriors (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, battles, friends, adventure, partners, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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