Movies like The Girl Without Hands

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The Girl Without Hands (2016)
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The Girl Without Hands (2016)
Original name: La jeune fille sans mains
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A poor miller gets tricked by the Devil and accidentally sells his daughter for a bit of gold. But Satan can't take her because she's too pure and has wept on her hands. So Satan orders the miller to cut her hands off. It's the beginning of the young girl's journey towards freedom.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: horse, mountain, devil, gold, bird, childbirth, poverty, river, crow, letter, butterfly, baby, snowing, axe, end of war, fictional war, pregnant, eye, mill, apple tree, mother son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, touching, stylized and melancholic films with plots about friendship, fantasy world, magic, supernatural, storytelling, love and loneliness mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Girl Without Hands: The Day of the Crows (2012), A Monster Calls (2016), I Lost My Body (2019), Once Upon a Time (1973), Tales of the Night (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Day of the Crows (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a cabin of the deep of the forest, a child and his father leas a wild and hard life in utmost isolation. The child grows up fearing and admiring his father, with the ghosts haunting the forest as his only companions. Until the day he discovers ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ghost, village, disorder, misfit, in the woods, life turned upside down, family relations, isolation, single parent, fish out of water, coming of age, supernatural ...
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95%
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, fairy tale, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, imagination, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, truth, boy ...
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95%
I Lost My Body (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.
Plot: surrealism, pizza delivery boy, librarian, globe, garbage truck, subway station, subway, accident, astronaut, snowing, crane, building ...
Time: year 1994
Place: paris france
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85%
Once Upon a Time (1973)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Once Upon a Time (German: Maria d'Oro und Bello Blue) is a 1973 West German animated musical film written and directed by Roberto Gavioli and Rolf Kauka. The story is based on the German fairytale "Frau Holle", or "Mother ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: fortune teller, stepsister stepsister relationship, dog, baby
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Tales of the Night (2011)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s ...
Style: captivating, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: love, imaginary, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary character, friendship, escapades, make believe, justice, imagination, werewolf, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Little from the Fish Shop (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Deep underneath the sea surface, accompanied by a fish orchestra, the voice of the ocean is telling a story of Little -- the Sea King's daughter. They left the plundered waters of their home to live among humans. They now lead a strenuous life ...
Style: puppet animation, fairy tale
Plot: parallel worlds, urban fantasy, father daughter relationship, wheelchair, fortune teller, female protagonist, mermaid, teenage protagonist, first love, canal, crab, fish ...
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72%
Son of the White Mare (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The story’s main character is Fehérlófia, who is a man with superhuman power. He is born as the third son of a horse. He listened to old tales, mostly about the Forefather and the end of his reign, caused by evil dragons.
Style: psychedelic, fairy tale
Plot: mythology, dragon, castle, snake, princess, horse, rope, folklore, hungarian, sibling relationship, surrealism, brother brother relationship ...
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63%
Beauty and the Beast (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A young, beautiful girl awaits the day she will be killed after having asked for a most humble gift.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: jealousy, kindness, garden, courage, fairy, beast, magic spell, father daughter relationship, friendship, castle, flower, selflessness ...
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Mirai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back ...
Style: touching, sincere, enigmatic, funny, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, dog, brother sister relationship, brother, jealousy, magic, baby, boy, love, house, parents and children, seeing the future ...
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58%
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Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, deal with the devil, philosophy, clay, puppet, supernatural ability, devil, aging, temptation, good versus evil, map, innocence lost ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
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56%
Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: A retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes live action and animation.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: goose, tap dancing, part animation, curse, magic, cat, spell, gold, giant, harp, tap dance, mouse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: One hot summer day a little girl gets lost in an enchanted forest of the mountain god where spirits reside. A young boy appears before her, but she cannot touch him for fear of making him disappear. And so a wondrous adventure awaits...
Plot: spirit, supernatural, friendship, childhood, folklore, coming of age, slice of life, little girl, mask, forest
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Theatrical-release adaptation of the visual novel "Fate/stay night", following the third and final route. (Part 2 of a trilogy.)
Style: suspenseful, captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: brutality, fight scenes, danger, murder, transformation, twists & turns, battles, supernatural, magic, fight
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$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Israel, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms ...
Style: surreal, humorous, touching, gloomy, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human nature, society, social misfits, hopes, self discovery, introspection, loneliness, suicide, male nudity, break up, father son relationship, piggy bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Book of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The plot concerns a sheltered aristocratic woman in feudal Japan. Bored and unfamiliar with the world outside her estate, she passes the time copying a special Buddhist sutra sent by her father who has been absent on official business for years. ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, society, healing power, romance, master and servant, love and romance, supernatural romance, ghost, supernatural, palaces castles and temples, religions or cults, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: stylized, clever, offbeat, surreal, talky ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, nightmare, dream, imagination, lifestyle, daydreamer, encounter, bohemian life, twentysomething life, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kim Nam-woo struggles through life as people around him constantly leave him; his best friend, Jun-ho, is going to study in Seoul and in some ways his widowed mother is "leaving" him too by paying more attention to her new boyfriend. To ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: brother, dog, village life, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, coming of age, village, youth, single parent, family relations, friends, change of luck
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The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her ...
Style: stylized, fairy tale, touching, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Liz and the Blue Bird (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki are two close friends who are part of the Kitauji High School music club. Quiet and reserved Yoroizuka plays the oboe while lively and popular Kasaki plays the flute. The group has decided to play Liz and the Blue ...
Plot: female friendship, high school friends, brass band, friendship, high school, gay, classroom, book, school, lesbian, feather, orchestra ...
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51%
The Magic Riddle (1991)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Magic Riddle is a 1991 Australian animated feature film directed and written by Yoram Gross. The film's plot features elements of famous fairytales including Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Little Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio. ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: wolf, widow, magic, magical mirror, pinocchio, little red riding hood, will, disguise, spell, secret, servant, cinderella ...
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The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, unicorn, adventure, dragon, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, rescue, friendship, imaginary, heroic mission, danger, happy ending ...
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48%
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Tehran Taboo (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three strong-willed women and a young musician cross paths in Tehran’s schizophrenic society where sex, adultery, corruption, prostitution and drugs coexist with strict religious law. In this bustling modern metropolis, avoiding ...
Plot: taboo, sex scene, pregnancy, court, suicide, photograph, snowing, sound recording, playing piano, drug, accordion, arrest ...
Place: tehran iran, iran
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Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, immigrants, love affair, love and romance, family problems, misfit, young lovers, urban, family relations, fall in love, human spirit, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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44%
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The Dark Myth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: DARK MYTH is the twisted tale of Takahashi, a young innocent who is persecuted by the evil, powerful Kikuchi clan because he bears the "mark of the serpent". Haunted by the murder of his father ten years earlier, Takahashi finds himself ...
Plot: religion, chosen one, immortality, writing on a wall, teenage boy, disembodied head, destiny, horse, buddha, monk, sword, reincarnation
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Chronopolis (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Chronopolis tells the story of a gargantuan city lurking in the sky colonized by powerful immortals who have become jaded with eternal life. Most of their time is spent monotonously constructing bizarre and unusual objects while waiting for the ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: abstract art, immortal, surrealism, creature, builder, boredom
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Aya of Yop City (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage life, friends, working class, society, urban, best friends, youth, pregnancy, young girl, rich, money, marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, bleak, stylized, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, dark fantasy, danger, parents and children, family, young heroes, save the day, loneliness, imagination, neighbor, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Magic Pony (1977)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Ivan and his three brothers are sent to protect the fields again so mysterious culprit responsible for destroying the wheat crop. Lo and behold that culprit is a magic pony who leads them on the enchanted adventure filled with wondrous encounters.
Plot: sleigh, city, farm, czar, sled, field, haystack, bucket, black horse, magic spell, magical creature, feather ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A peasant woman is banished from her village and makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: loss of innocence, tax collector, small village, plague, breasts, village, beauty, dream, marriage, husband wife relationship, servant, evil laugh ...
Time: middle ages
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
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Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: atmospheric, heartbreaking, sweet, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, family relations, parents and children, wolf, human becomes animal, childhood, social relations, single mother, school, supernatural, love, supernatural romance ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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