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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.
Plot: father daughter relationship, dream, mecha, magic, king, train, cemetery, grandfather, factory, traffic jam, arrest, eating, police, texting, police arrest, mini skirt, text messaging, watermelon, shared dream, short skirt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, fairy tale, colourful and semi serious films with plots about magic, friendship, imaginary, adventure, father daughter relationship, surrealism and children mostly in Animation, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Ancien and the Magic Tablet: On Happiness Road (2017), Mirai (2018), Okko's Inn (2018), Castle in the Sky (1986), Mirai of the Future (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Plot: funeral, aquarium, scooter, earthquake, singing, fire, death, police, train, wristwatch, american dream, chocolate ...
Place: taiwan
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95%
 7.0
 9K
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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91%
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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 ...
Plot: orphan, female writer, japanese girl, hot spring, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood flashback, crying girl, shrine, illness, ghost child, flute, coming of age ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, exciting, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: steampunk, pirate, friendship, magic, imaginary kingdom, megalomaniac, family secret, chess, princess, on the run, government agent, crystal ...
Place: mine, wales, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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 ...
Plot: time travel, children, grandfather granddaughter relationship, garden, magic, boy, child, brother sister relationship, girl, love, backyard, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sakura Kinomoto, a Card Captor, wins a game of chance and is awarded a trip to Hong Kong, along with her best friend Tomoyo and her rival, Syaoran Li. It turns out that the ancient rival of Clow Reed, the creator of the mysterious and powerful Clow ...
Style: serious
Plot: magic, dream, surrealism, wizards and magicians, store, good versus evil, ghost, rivalry, reunion, woman in danger, danger, battles ...
Place: japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: stylized, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, emperor, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family relations, japanese woman, friendship, female protagonist, falling from height, little girl, dream ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ...
Style: based on cult tv series
Plot: mountain, friendship, best friend, illusion, fight, backpack, bed, water, spell, disappearance, police officer, rescue ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, master villain, imaginary, heroes, escapades, young heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, mischievous children, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 149
Storybook (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young boy and his dog discover a magical story book and enter the enchanted Storyland, ruled by wicked Queen Evilia. They'll need a little help from his literary friends to get back to the real world.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: magic, creature, journey, fantasy world, child hero, usurper, rat, mother, battle, giant snake, sword, uncle ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ...
Plot: dragon, magic, sword fight, rainbow, brother sister relationship, death, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Magic Tree House (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Magic Tree House is a 2011 Japanese anime drama film based on the American children fantasy series of the same name. The film is directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, and the film's screenplay was adapted from the Japanese version of the novel series ...
Plot: magic, pirate, school play
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and a strange flower. Mary finds herself at Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there ...
Style: captivating, colourful, entertaining, light
Plot: witch, village, magic, good versus evil, witchcraft, flower, girl, magical power, rescue, summer vacation, adventure, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Pokémon the Movie White: Victini and Zekrom (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Coral Reef Legend: Elfie of the Blue Sea (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the future, the oceans have risen to flood all the continents due to humanity's negligence of the environment. Only a few bits of land have been spared, and one of those is the city-island where Elfie lives with her grandfather. One day, due ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Snow Queen: Mirror Lands (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A powerful king nearly lost his family due to the Snow Queen's evil deeds. He finds a way to ban all the magic from the world - all the possessors of magic powers are now trapped in Mirrorlands. The only one who can stop him and keep the ...
Style: touching, sweet, fairy tale, sincere, inspirational
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 548K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, motivational, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Rockin' with Judy Jetson (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There's intergalactic trouble when the lyrics Judy Jetson wrote for teen heartthrob Sky Rocker are swapped with a secret message from a music-hating witch. Now it's up to Judy, her family, and friends to save rock-and-roll.
Plot: punishment, police arrest, arrest, classroom, dream, love, villain arrested, planet, juice, innocent, commander, rock star ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: The Hakkenden is an OVA series by AIC in two sequences, the second subtitled Shinshō. A TV series sequel, Shin Hakkenden, aired in 1999. The anime is based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden written by Kyokutei Bakin during the latter half ...
Plot: samurai, adaptation, historical event, reincarnation, sword, magic
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Aero-Troopers: The Nemeclous Crusade (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Plot: orphan, father daughter relationship, pirate, robot, outer space, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: witch, self discovery, supernatural ability, adventure, wizards and magicians, cat, friendship, young heroes, coming of age, friends, bakery, bicycle accident ...
Place: europe, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 6K
The BFG (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalog and deliver pleasant ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, disorder, youth, danger, rivalry, orphan, heroic mission, family, heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, USA
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Plot: folklore, hunter, friendship, father daughter relationship, friend, wolf
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tweeny Witches (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 9 min.
Story: Arusu believes in magic and it's power to do good in the world. Unfortunately for her, her fellow witches disagree, and use their powers for all sorts of neat tricks, like turning little sprites into their slaves. Realizing that this ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: witch, magic, school, warlock, fantasy world, friendship, book, father daughter relationship, surrealism, female protagonist, supernatural, supernatural power ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Your favourite teddy bear. That model kit that took so long to complete. The picture book you used to read over and over again. The shining stone you found that day in the park. Where do all your childhood's treasures go when you grow up? In ...
Style: stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: baron, alone, magic, fireworks, phonograph, infiltration, imaginary kingdom, escapades, danger, parallel world, rivalry, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two young rival dragon riding warriors fight to end a 1000 year old war despite the hidden manipulator opposing them.
Style: serious, epic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, magic, princess, escapades, ancient mystery, daring rescue, young heroes, family, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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