Movies like The Little Mermaid 2018

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The Little Mermaid (2018)
 4.2
 6K
The Little Mermaid (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, colourful, emotional, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, falling in love, singing, circus, circus performer, evil sorcerer, witch, werewolf, love, kiss, flashback, tail
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi

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Most similar movies to The Little Mermaid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, light, exciting and stylized films with plots about magic, storytelling, destiny, transformation, fantasy world, dialogue and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: Big Fish (2003), Aquamarine (2006), Mermaids (2003), Cinderella (2015), Mako Mermaids (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 35K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, rescue, fish out of water, teenage life, small town, youth, true love, friends, best friends, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 545
Mermaids (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mermaid sisters hunt down their father's human killer... and deal with their own personal relationships with the humans.
Plot: love, murder, mermaid, sibling relationship, sea, supernatural, magic, underwater, revenge, television, sister sister relationship, love triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 136K
Cinderella (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, sweet, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, imaginary kingdom, prince, fall in love, true love, magic, cinderella, evil stepmother, hopes, love and romance, family, transformation ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Mako Mermaids (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Real-life mermaids, Sirena, Nixie and Lyla are part of a mermaid pod, which lives in the waters of Mako Island. As young members of the pod, it is their job to protect the Moon Pool and guard it from trespassers. But on the night of a full moon, the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: mermaid, island, siren, friends, superhuman powers, escapades, family, imaginary, adventure, youth, fish, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the woman he adores. Interspersed throughout are brief ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, fairy tale
Plot: prodigy, writer's life, rich and poor, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family, fall in love, love affair, loss of father, unrequited love, limp, publisher ...
Time: 19th century
Place: copenhagen denmark, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 54K
Legend (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily and defeat the ...
Style: gothic, stylized, serious, fairy tale, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: warrior, elf, sorcerer, good versus evil, magic, devil, mythology, witch, rescue, princess, skeleton, underwater ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 61K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, pirate, adventure, first love, childhood, imaginary, mermaid, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, fantasy world, island, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, family, self sacrifice, parallel world, young heroes, king, adventure, queen ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magic, circus, wizards and magicians, adventure, illusion, magic trick, prophecy, escapades, save the kingdom ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 53K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, king arthur, good versus evil, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Practical Magic (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With ...
Style: sincere, humorous, offbeat, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, magic, supernatural, small town, wizards and magicians, sisters, supernatural ability, curse, love, romance, death ...
Time: 1990s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 282K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, emotional, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, kids in trouble, filmmaking, hopes, adventure, destiny, magical, clock, secret, loss, longing ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, post world war one, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 92K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, prophecy, queen, good versus evil, magic, adventure, apprentice, adventurer, monster, black magic, mission, castle ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Cave of the Golden Rose 4 (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: A black cloud travels across country, kills animals and plants and dries up the rivers. When the cloud reaches Fantaghiro's kingdom she meets Prince Parsel who follows the cloud to get his stolen castle back. After her castle vanishes, too, ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: sword and sorcery, love, warlock, witch, anthropomorphism, magic, black magic, volcano
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, impossible love, tragic hero, human nature, fish out of water, fall in love, freak, scissors, inventor, injustice, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 4K
Loch Ness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dr. Dempsey is an American scientist who has become a skeptic. He isn't enthusiastic to be sent by his employer to Scotland to (dis)prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster. He finds the locals stubborn, 'primitive' and all but ...
Style: serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cryptozoology, small town, investigation, friendship, disorder, small town life, fall in love, misfit, legends and myths, family relations, escapades, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Style: romantic, fairy tale, touching, sweet, remake of cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: beast, opposites attract, true love, good versus evil, love story, kingdom, magic, beautiful scenery, curse, heroine, prince, fantasy world ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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H2O: Just Add Water (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When three normal teenage girls stumble upon a ancient cave they undergo a transformation that will change their lives forever. H20 - Just Add Water, sees three very different girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist - they're ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, island, friends, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage life, youth, adventure, love and romance, miraculous event, imaginary, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural romance, graduation, dangerous attraction, friendship, love triangle, rivalry, young lovers, good versus evil, supernatural, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sleeping Beauty (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beautiful Aurora is cursed into everlasting sleep by an evil witch for a crime she didn't commit. The brave Commander of the Guard, William, embarks on a quest inspired by both love and loyalty to free the doomed princess. He travels into ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: witch, knight, barbarian, princess, snow, breasts, waterfall, castle, forest, creature, lake, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 22K
Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, coming of age, circus, dream, adventure, giant, regret, change of heart, heroes, youth, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 178
The Shoe Fairy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dodo is indulged in collecting and wearing beautiful high heels until she encounters an accident and loses her legs.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: mermaid, obsession, couples, love and romance, family relations, romance, disability, single father, zoo, fable, accountant, shoemaker ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: autism, family, coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, mute or deaf, air disaster, eccentric family, human spirit, coping, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The new found married bliss of Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, romantic, gothic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, dangerous attraction, supernatural, supernatural romance, vampire human love, romance, young lovers, small town, impossible love, love and romance, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 782
Bear's Kiss (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A fairy tale-like love story between young circus artist Lola and the bear Misha, who one day transforms into a human being.
Style: touching, surreal, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, love and romance, romance, social misfits, politics, love affair, social relations, tiger, accordion, performer, teenage crush, zoo ...
Place: spain, russia, sweden, germany, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, supernatural romance, love and romance, supernatural, forbidden love, small town, teenage life, witch, supernatural ability, family secret, love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 122K
Into the Woods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, semi serious, lyrical, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, in the woods, imaginary, witch, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, cinderella, prince, curse, danger, couples ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Na Cha and the Seven Devils (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Na Cha shakes free seven magical peaches from a mystic tree in Heaven and they turn the animals who eath them down on Earth into horrible monsters. Now Na Cha and his brothers have been decreed only 10 days in which to clean up their mess on Earth.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: magic, tree, martial arts, demon, shape shifting
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, orphan, adventure, riddles and clues, boarding school life, imaginary, youth, destiny, fantasy world, monster, invisibility, island ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, wales, europe, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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