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, baby, childbirth, pregnant woman, poverty, river, crow, skating, eye, letter, butterfly, snowing, axe, mill, apple tree, fictional war, pregnant, end of war, mother son relationship

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Most similar movies to The Girl Without Hands

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, touching, serious and stylized films with plots about magic, friendship, family relations, loneliness, transformation, imaginary and mentor mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Girl Without Hands: I Lost My Body (2019), The Day of the Crows (2012), Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020), Little from the Fish Shop (2015), Song of the Sea (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: surrealism, librarian, love, severed arm, investigation, search, airport, pizza delivery boy, snow, skeleton, pigeon, underwater scene ...
Time: year 1994
Place: paris france
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100%
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...
Style: exciting, touching, captivating
Plot: spirit, supernatural, friendship, childhood, folklore, slice of life, coming of age, forest, little girl, alcohol, mask
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ghost, village, supernatural, life turned upside down, fish out of water, parents and children, family, fall in love, youth, isolation, family relations, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The official website of the "Violet Evergarden" animated TV series announced an all-new animated film for the series on Monday that will have a simultaneous worldwide release in January 2020. Plot details are unknown.
Style: melancholic, touching, serious
Plot: love, female protagonist, orphan, sister sister relationship, romance, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, mail, loss of loved one, letter, alternate world, slice of life, war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sincere, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: mermaid, first love, teenage girl, supernatural power, prophecy, magic, urban fantasy, parallel worlds, underwater scene, dagger, knife, train conductor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, captivating, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, lighthouse, supernatural ability, young heroes, ocean or sea, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mythical creature, legends and myths, danger, escapades, lighthouse keeper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: stepsister stepsister relationship, baby, dog, fortune teller
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
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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: adult animation, surreal, humorous, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, hopes, social misfits, introspection, human nature, society, loneliness, meaning of life, apartment building, life philosophy, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the ...
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, youth, friendship, little girl, parents and children, family relations, japanese woman, female protagonist, children, dream ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: affection, magical ring, evil plot, selflessness, father daughter relationship, prince, friendship, fear, beast, magic spell, castle, flowers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mistaken identity, supernatural, romance, supernatural romance, afterlife, master and servant, ghost, palaces castles and temples, religions or cults, assassination, buddhism, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 60K
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, surreal, captivating, contemplative, philosophical ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, lifestyle, bohemian life, imaginary, human nature, daydreamer, computer animation, nightmare, satire, life after death, reincarnation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological, twists and turns, sincere
Plot: brutality, danger, fight scenes, twists & turns, transformation, murder, battles, fight, supernatural, magic
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pirate's Passage (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in 1952 Grey Rocks – a centuries old town that was famous 250 years ago as a favored port of pirates – Pirate’s Passage follows the story of 12-year-old Jim. Fraught by the death of his father and forced to endure schoolyard bullying each ...
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, small town, hotel, port, buried treasure
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, touching
Plot: dog, brother, single parent, chance, imaginary, youth, imaginary kingdom, change of luck, family relations, village life, friends, village ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: fairy tale, psychedelic
Plot: mythology, castle, rope, horse, princess, the underworld, snake, dragon, superhuman powers, folklore, hungarian, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, funny, thought provoking, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, dog, brother sister relationship, jealousy, magic, boy, baby, house, parents and children, seeing the future, train, love ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 3K
Lesson Faust (1994)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Germany
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, thought provoking, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, puppet, deal with the devil, philosophy, clay, supernatural ability, devil, innocence lost, redemption, afterlife, map, aging ...
Place: prague, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Corto Maltese: The Celts (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Anthology of four Corto Maltese shorts set in WWI Europe. In 1915, World War I has spread throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Maltese-born laconic adventurer Corto Maltese is not bothered by it, however, since he's preoccupied with ...
Style: anthology
Plot: raven, coast, sinking boat, compilation, stolen gold, spy, sniper, historical event, fighter pilot, world war one, explosion, myth ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: europe, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Flying Sneaker (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Little Rehor isn't allowed to play with the other boys. His only friend is the girl next door, Luci. Rehor's father is doctor on a boat and he has sent Rehor a package with butterfly larvae. When they hatch he discover a fairy who can do ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, sneakers, puppet, butterfly, postcard, school, father son relationship, magic trick, flying, shoes ...
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 161
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: uplifting, emotional, serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, love affair, human spirit, fall in love, family problems, family relations, young lovers, youth, romance, hopes, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, psychotronic
Plot: magic, curse, song and dance, tap dancing, tap dance, kiss, dancing, princess, cat, gold, giant, spell ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lonely boy wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with help from a brave velveteen rabbit whose one wish is to become a real rabbit someday
Style: feel good, fairy tale, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, children, family relations, friendship, objects come to life, imaginary, escapades, attic, youth, family life, love, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: servant, little red riding hood, will, pinocchio, magical mirror, castle, 2d animation, disguise, wedding, secret, grandmother, trapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, odd couple, age difference, french, art, frustration, stage, imagination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 37K
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: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, colourful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, family relations, parents and children, wolf, childhood, human becomes animal, social relations, single mother, supernatural, school, love, imaginary ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Winter Spirits (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In 1920s Japan the boy Akeno lives without his father, but he has a mysterious friend. When Akeno gets kidnapped by soldiers, his friend sets out to return him home. But soon they both realize, something mysterious happened in their lives.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: hopes, debut, injury, journey, cold, train, snow, violence, childhood trauma, adulthood, birds, sadness ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, magic, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, rescue, dragon, friendship, prince, danger, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The little prince (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, Italy, USA, China
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: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary, self discovery, philosophy, little boy, life philosophy, imaginary kingdom, social differences, surrealism, mysterious planet, friends, old man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 402
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, creature, immortal, construction worker, boredom, builder, surrealism
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%