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Ancien and the Magic Tablet (2017)
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Ancien and the Magic Tablet (2017)
Original name: ひるね姫~知らないワタシの物語~
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hirune Hime is set in the Kojima region of Okayama Prefecture in the year 2020, two days after the scheduled Tokyo Olympics. Kokone lives together with her father, who is always working on modifying cars. As she begins to investigate a strange dream has been seeing over and over, Kokone learns a secret about her family.
Style: mecha
Plot: dream, father daughter relationship, stuffed toy, magic, dream world, king, police, train, golf, cemetery, grandfather, factory, traffic jam, watermelon, eating, arrest, police arrest, mini skirt, texting, text messaging, shared dream, short skirt, sms

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, light and feel good films with plots about magic, friendship, heroes, adventure, girl, imaginary and crying mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ancien and the Magic Tablet: Okko's Inn (2018), On Happiness Road (2017), Mirai (2018), Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016), Journey to Agartha (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Okko's Inn (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 12-year-old Oriko Seki, who lost her parents in a car accident, ended up living in her grandmother's Onsen Ryokan "Haru no Ya." With the ghost "Uribou" cohabitating with her and all the other odds, she ended up training to ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, light, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, ghost, dream, grandmother granddaughter relationship, festival, school, teacher, spirit, innkeeper, childhood flashback, little girl, fortune teller ...
Place: japan
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On Happiness Road (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers’ death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the ...
Style: non-linear
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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: sincere, touching, enigmatic, thought provoking, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, dog, brother sister relationship, jealousy, boy, baby, magic, house, parents and children, seeing the future, train, love ...
Place: tokyo
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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the world’s last remaining Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, imaginary, radio, death in the family, teenage life, supernatural, escape attempt, secret, grief, mother daughter relationship, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: steampunk, pirate, mine, friendship, magic, imaginary kingdom, megalomaniac, princess, family secret, chess, on the run, crystal ...
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Somali and the Forest Spirit (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The world is ruled by spirits, goblins, and all manner of strange creatures. Human beings are persecuted, to the very point of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet. This is a record of the pair, one a member of a ruined race, the ...
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Pokémon: Spell of the Unknown (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Molly Hale's sadness of her father's disappearance get to her, she unknowingly uses the Unown to create her own dream world along with Entei, who she believes to be her father. When Entei kidnaps Ash's mom, Ash along with Misty ...
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Mirai of the Future (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 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 ...
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, colourful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
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Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
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Style: shoujo, serious
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Place: hong kong, japan
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The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon (1963)
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Susano is the youngest son of Izanagi and Izanami, the heavenly couple that the Earth. Still a young boy, Susano is devastated by the passing away of his mother. Determined to find her despite the reprimands of his father, he embarks on a journey to ...
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: colourful, captivating, entertaining, light
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 88 min.
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Pokémon the Movie White: Victini and Zekrom (2011)
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
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Beauty and the Beast (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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Style: fairy tale, sweet, touching, sincere, inspirational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Goku and Kuririn are given an assignment by Kame-Sen'nin: "Retrieve the sleeping princess from Lucifer and I will take you as my students." But the mission proves to be more perilous than originally thought.
Plot: fight, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, princess, jewel, training, sun, martial arts, friendship, master apprentice relationship, jewelry
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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