Movies like Princess from the Moon

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Princess from the Moon (1987)
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Princess from the Moon (1987)
Original name: 竹取物語
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two poor, married farmers have recently lost their only child; after a freak visitation, they pry open an alien cocoon to greet their new daughter.
Style: touching, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, in the woods, family relations, moon, parents and children, danger, imaginary, escapades, bittersweet, healer, martial arts, monster, violence, assassin, sword, hand to hand combat, sword fight, swordsman, ambush, love interest, sword and sorcery, katana sword, sword and planet
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Princess from the Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and captivating films with plots about escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, imaginary, adventure and family relations mostly in Drama, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Princess from the Moon: Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970), An Actor's Revenge (1963), Samurai Rebellion (1967), Samurai Assassin (1965), On the Silver Globe (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, master warrior, lone wolves, danger, escapades, rivalry, deadly, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, cult ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, cult film
Plot: samurai, village, martial arts, sword fight, gold, spy, hopes, chases and races, adventure, escapades, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, revenge, samurai, sword fight, crimes, obsessive quest, gender, actor's life, hidden identity, rivalry, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, master warrior, rebelliousness, family relations, injustice, kidnapping, parents and children, ruler, heroes, fighting the system, father son relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Samurai Assassin (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: samurai, assassination, sword fight, ambition, hopes, state affairs, deadly, tragic hero, lone wolves, graphic violence, conspiracy, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, master warrior, martial arts, lone wolves, blood, heroes, drifter, decapitation, good versus evil, female ninja, martial artist ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
On the Silver Globe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A small group of cosmic explorers leave Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, spacecraft, moon, desert, time travel, chaos, starting over, space wars, space travel, track down, future dystopia, benign alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Prospero's Books (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.
Style: experimental, serious, captivating, talky, surreal ...
Plot: legends and myths, memory loss, royal family, island, imaginary kingdom, danger, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, vengeance, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Samurai Resurrection (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shiro Amasuka, dead leader of the Shimbara Revolt is resurrected from hell with the desire of overthrowing the shogunate for killing his companions. To do this , he resurrects an army od living dead swordsmen. Between him and his goal, only Yagyu ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, exciting, scary ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, battles, shogun, deadly, vengeance, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, zombie, rivalry, heroes, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
20th Century Boys - Chapter 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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: adventure, friendship, save the world, rivalry, teenage life, battles, haunted by the past, good versus evil, terrorism, escapades, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 3K
Fire & Ice (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Princess Luisa and knight Gabriel must face a dragon to save their kingdom.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious
Plot: dragon, king, kingdom, adventure, battles, heroes, escapades, danger, knight, terrorism, magic, sword fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: save the world, heroes, adventure, rebellion, future dystopia, rebelliousness, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, imaginary, false identity, impostor ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 6K
I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, family relations, desire, family problems, hopes, youth, broken family, train, father son relationship, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: deadly, dangerous animal, adventurer, rivalry, heroes, save the world, danger, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, society, twins ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 807
Tom Thumb (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest. Their, the brothers try to find their way out making fantastic encounters. This film is based on the French fairy tale ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: escape, forest, poverty, young heroes, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, danger, youth, siblings relations, favoritism among siblings, little boy ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain immortality), the Monkey King is reincarnated as the Joker. He ...
Style: stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, changing the past or future, legends and myths, time travel, supernatural, rescue, hopes, good versus evil, love and romance, master warrior, clergy ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 2K
Brightness (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mali, Burkina Faso, France, West Germany, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, light
Plot: magic, sorcerer, young heroes, supernatural, obsessive quest, imaginary, youth, escapades, danger, on the run, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tom's Midnight Garden (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed ...
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, invisibility, friendship, imaginary kingdom, youth, secret place, friends, family, imaginary, adventure, ghost, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Zatoichi on the Road (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Zatoichi is sworn to protect the life of a young girl and without any real allies finds himself in the middle of a bloody turf war.
Style: saga, serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, murder, gang war, sword, master and servant, adventure, rescue, kidnapping, heroic mission, rivalry, daring rescue, danger ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Samurai Banners (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lord of neighboring Suwa and take his wife ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, jidai geki
Plot: samurai, power relations, politics, war, betrayal, state affairs, military, fall in love, heroes, intrigue, dishonesty, master warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Storm Riders (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: martial arts, save the world, master villain, escapades, love and romance, heroes, good versus evil, adventure, parents and children, vengeance, love triangle, charity ...
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Grendel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once glorious realm is terrorized by the undefeated monster Grendel. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: viking, vengeance, rivalry, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, danger, imaginary, escapades, deadly, imaginary kingdom, deadly creature ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bonnie and cousin Sylvia, two very young children, are left at home in Willoughby Hall while their parents travel overseas. Only the servants and the prowling wolves are their companions. News arrives that Lord and Lady Willoughby are missing and an ...
Style: serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, danger, siblings relations, heroic mission, countryside, boarding school life, boarding school, family relations, child in peril, orphan, escapades, family ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.3
 750
Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: defiant, interracial relations, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, youth, escapades, estrangement, family relations, society, impossible love, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga
Plot: samurai, politics, battles, shogun, adventure, master warrior, betrayal, heroes, escapades, dishonesty, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 217
Superbror (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "Superbrother" tells the story of Anton, a 10 year old boy desperate for, he says, an older and true brother as Buller, his brother, is autistic. Always distracted looking at the sky, Anton receives an unexpected visit from some stranger ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, wish come true, young heroes, adventure, superhuman powers, social misfits, disorder, mentally challenged, youth, family relations, family, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 113
Golden Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Myanmar
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Story of four young monks left alone in their remote monastery in Myanmar. Shot entirely in newly-opened Myanmar with non-actors, the film bridges spirit, cinema, and traditional Burmese storytelling to open a view onto an unseen world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: danger, escapades, coming of age, in the woods, child in peril, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, orphan, youth, buddhist monk, monk, storytelling
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Starry Starry Night (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There was once a young girl named May who felt alienated from everyone around her. May is worried about her mother and father, whose marriage is on the rocks, and she yearns to return to the woods where her grandfather lives. One day, May befriends ...
Style: sincere, captivating, visually appealing, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: escape from reality, parents and children, family relations, friends, family problems, friendship, little girl, imaginary, supernatural, coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 4K
Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, reincarnation, danger, supernatural, adventure, rivalry, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades, curses spells and rituals, destiny, imaginary ...
Place: finland, china, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gamera the Brave (2006)
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mutant, dangerous animal, save the day, escapades, supernatural, danger, legends and myths, rivalry, giant monster, save the planet, friendship ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%