Movies like The Little Mermaid 2018

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The Little Mermaid (2018)
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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, fall in love, falling in love, singing, circus, evil sorcerer, circus performer, witch, love, kidnapping, chase, fortune teller, kiss, south, reporter, full moon, elephant, healing, typewriter, uncle niece relationship, soul music, escape, flashback, warning ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, mississippi river

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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, humorous and semi serious films with plots about magic, love and romance, love, transformation, fall in love, imaginary and adventure mostly in Fantasy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Little Mermaid: Cinderella (2015), Mermaids (2003), A Mermaid in Paris (2020), Aquamarine (2006), Big Fish (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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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, romantic, feel good, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, disney, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, prince, love and romance, rags to riches, hopes, fairy, magic ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 576
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.
Style: captivating, touching, suspense, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, love, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, magic, supernatural power, male female relationship, love triangle, father daughter relationship, revenge, underwater scene, underwater ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 8K
The Mermaid (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A playboy business tycoon, Liu Xuan, purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, humorous, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mermaid, environmental issue, wealth, underwater scene, amusement park, hopes, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, friends, adventure, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Mermaid in Paris (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.
Style: sweet, unusual plot structure, light, captivating, disturbing
Plot: mermaid, love, impossible love, rebelliousness, interspecies romance, fish out of water, fall in love, mysterious girl, power of love, curiosity, danger, magic ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.3
 38K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, rescue, fish out of water, youth, friends, true love, adolescence, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
⇓ 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: fairy tale, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Plot: writer's life, love affair, fall in love, prodigy, family, rich and poor, unrequited love, princess, mermaid, puppet show, publisher, prince ...
Time: 19th century
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 416K
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: surreal, feel good, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, storytelling, fantasy world, family relations, circus, human spirit, journey, fish, mermaid, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, russia, morocco, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mako Mermaids (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
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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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, sentimental
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, supernatural romance, island, friends, supernatural ability, teenage life, superhuman powers, friendship, imaginary, supernatural power, save the day, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 67K
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, captivating, fairy tale, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, childhood, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, first love, imaginary, pirate, children, magic, captain, mermaid ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, young heroes, talking animals, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 70K
Splash (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: mermaid, fish out of water, fall in love, rescue, romance, scientist, impossible love, couples, disorder, longing, transformation, drowning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 2K
Fishtales (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Greek History Professor & his daughter travel to a Greek Island for one last chance to finish his thesis on ancient love spells before he loses his research grant. His daughter attempts to match her father with the local women without ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat
Plot: mermaid, impossible love, fall in love, supernatural, unlikely couple, couples, one last chance, romance, curses spells and rituals, caught in a net, looking for love, widower ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Sleeping Beauty (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the heels of the mesmeric “Bluebeard” comes this wonderfully idiosyncratic, heady and erotic exploration of another classic Charles Perrault fairy tale by French cinema’s endlessly probing and brilliant provocateuse. Time-tripping with a ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, tense ...
Plot: self discovery, teenage love, imaginary kingdom, miraculous event, youth, love and romance, hopes, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, antidote, witch, modern day adaptation ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 60K
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: fairy tale, gothic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sorcerer, imaginary kingdom, devil, warrior, magic, elf, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, adventure, fictional war, princess ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 256K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, adventure, magical, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, witches, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 1870s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 188
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: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, fairy tale, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, romance, couples, disability, family relations, wedding, mermaid, dentist, shoe store, painting, against the odds, supernatural ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 101K
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: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fairy, heroes, queen, prophecy, magic, heroic mission, wizards, black magic, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, light, colourful, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, circus, good versus evil, adventure, magic trick, wizards, wizards and magicians, magic, prophecy, illusion, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Babin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As scripted by Quebecois raconteur Fred Pellerin and directed by Luc Picard, this offbeat fantasy comedy details the adventures of Babine (Vincent Guillaume Otis), the son of a witch and a village pariah, as he ventures forth into the world and ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, clergy, danger, family, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, rivalry, save the day, witch ...
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 76K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, captivating, modern fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, beast, fall in love, love and romance, teenage love, true love, popularity, curses spells and rituals, high school hunk, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia, East Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film stars Libuse Safrankova as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, romantic, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, date night, kids
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, prince, adventure, love and romance, true love, wish come true, fall in love, young heroes, good versus evil, social differences, hopes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: east germany, czechoslovakia, german democratic republic, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: feel good, sincere, offbeat, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, magic, small town, supernatural ability, witches, love, supernatural, wizards and magicians, spell, curse, hereditary gift of witchcraft ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 3K
Undine (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. When the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. But falling in love anew, Undine reworks the myth of the mysterious water spirit as a modern ...
Style: emotional, serious, scenic, lyrical, romantic ...
Plot: mermaid, love affair, murder, historian, underwater scene, female protagonist, love triangle, mysterious woman, vengeance, female ghost, redheaded woman, aquarium ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, surreal, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, surrealism, romance, freak, love, human nature, fish out of water, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.5
 2K
Princess (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A reclusive princess and a directionless young man embark on a quest to save the world's mythical creatures from becoming extinct.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, rescue, fall in love, direction and purpose, mistaken identity, disorder, danger, love and romance, escapades, charity, imaginary, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 57K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, 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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, witch, king arthur, arthurian legend, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, legends and myths, folk hero, sword fight, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Little Mermaid (1976)
Genre: Family, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems to work at first, the prince is enchanted with her lovely ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic
Plot: grief, mythology, tragedy, sea, multiverse, merman, love, female nudity, female protagonist, prince, mermaid, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Siren has lived her life thinking she's an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On her 12th birthday, she learns that she's far from ordinary.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, light, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, strong female character, friendship, teenage girl, supernatural ability, transformation, teenager, youth, underwater, teenage life, friends, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 833
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, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: love affair, social relations, social misfits, romance, animal human communication, bear, fall in love, abandoned baby, transformation, circus, falling in love, forest ...
Place: spain, germany, sweden, russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 52K
Winter's Tale (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, power of love, true love, angel, supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, reincarnation, supernatural, danger, romance ...
Time: 19th century, year 2014
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%