Movies like Princess from the Moon

If you like "Princess from the Moon" you are looking for atmospheric, touching and serious movies about / with forest, youth, moon, family relations, parents and children, escapades and bittersweet themes of Adventure, Drama and Fantasy genre shot in Japan.
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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: atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: forest, youth, moon, family relations, parents and children, escapades, bittersweet, healer, martial arts, monster, violence, assassin, sword, sword fight, swordsman, katana, ambush, sword and sorcery, fistfight, love interest, danger, imaginary, sword and planet, in the woods, hand to hand combat ...
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 suspenseful films with plots about escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, adventure, imaginary and katana 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), The Bushido Blade (1981), Tom Thumb (2001). 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: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, supernatural, strong violent content, master warrior, lone wolves, rivalry, heroes, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, cult ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: samurai, village, martial arts, spy, sword fight, gold, righting the wronged, tough heroes, parents and children, redemption, vengeance, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: samurai, obsession, revenge, sword fight, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, haunted by the past, friendship, fall in love, gender bending, vengeance, actor's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, rebelliousness, injustice, family relations, master warrior, kidnapping, parents and children, ruler, fighting the system, heroes, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, master warrior, escapades, adventure, heroes, state affairs, military, rivalry, crimes, heist, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 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, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, lone wolves, martial artist, drifter, heroes, decapitation, female ninja, ronin, survival ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: forest, escape, poverty, young heroes, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, youth, favoritism among siblings, siblings relations, little boy, castle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, ronin, assassination, sword fight, conspiracy, graphic violence, redemption, ruler, state affairs, lone wolves, ambition, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, exciting, bleak, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, desert, moon, spacecraft, battles, astronaut, time travel, benign alien, starting over, rescue, society, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
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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: serious, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, youth, family relations, desire, father son relationship, hopes, family problems, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: environmentalism, chaos, battles, save the planet, escapades, space and aliens, twins, adventurer, save the world, supernatural, deadly creature, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, reincarnation, supernatural, zombie, rivalry, heroes, martial arts ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, touching, tense, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: orphan, youth, child in peril, coming of age, curses spells and rituals, escapades, monk, buddhist monk, forest, imaginary, danger, storytelling
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: stylized, atmospheric, talky, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: memory loss, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, island, vengeance, royal family, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, escapades, sea disaster, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Electroma (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, serious, experimental ...
Plot: androids and robots, laboratory, desert, on the road, future dystopia, escapades, life is a bitch, fugitives, social misfits, a.i., small town, rock ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles (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, slasher
Plot: dragon, king, adventure, kingdom, heroes, battles, escapades, knight, terrorism, magic, sword and sorcery, sword fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, saga, cult film
Plot: martial arts, sword, gang war, murder, rivalry, rescue, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, master and servant, samurai, master warrior ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Azumi (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ...
Style: serious, rough, breathtaking, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, martial arts, assassination, good versus evil, vengeance, survival, adventure, introspection, elimination, visceral, mass murder, assassin ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
War of the Monsters (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a treacherous expedition to retrieve a giant opal, disaster strikes as the opal reveals itself to be an egg which spawns Barugon, demon dog from Hell! Armed with a deadly tongue and cold beams, Barugon wreaks havoc on Japan. Gamera comes to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: dam, helicopter, monster, turtle, giant monster, mutant, chaos, chaos and mayhem, deadly creature, adventure, escapades, save the day ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
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Jade Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Netherlands, China, Estonia
Duration: 104 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: stylized, epic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, martial arts, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, good versus evil, destiny, heroes ...
Place: finland, china, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 4th film in the Godzilla franchise restores the serious tone of the original Godzilla film. A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can build luxury condos. After a storm, a giant egg washes ...
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, psychotronic, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, giant monster, godzilla, dangerous animal, twins, island, catastrophe, demolished city, chaos, disorder, disaster, alien encounter ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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, war, military, betrayal, politics, state affairs, power relations, fall in love, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, 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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: martial arts, escapades, rivalry, master villain, love and romance, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroes, love triangle, vengeance, parents and children ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zatoichi is mentored by the blind leader of a secret organization as he contends with both the Yakuza and a jealous husband.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: samurai, martial arts, katana, ronin, imperialism, vengeance, lone wolves, gangsters, crimes, master warrior, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: viking, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, vengeance, escapades, imaginary kingdom, deadly creature, graphic violence, legends and myths, fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, touching, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: invisibility, family relations, secret place, friends, imaginary kingdom, friendship, adventure, ghost, family, escapades, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%