Movies like Yuki – The Snow Fairy

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Yuki – The Snow Fairy (1981)
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Yuki – The Snow Fairy (1981)
Original name: ゆき
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Up in Heaven, Yuki’s grandparents decide that, having turned thirteen years old, she must go down to Earth to a village that is torn by bandits and intervene to save its people. However if she does not succeed within one year she will become as insubstantial as the wind. Down in the village, Yuki is befriended by a group of orphans whose parents have all been killed by the bandits and who now subsist by begging. Yuki amazes them by taming the wild horse Blizzard. She is instrumental in getting the orphans and farmers to stand up to first the warring bandits and then Goemon, the greedy lord that owns the region. But Yuki must face her greatest challenge yet when the displeased Demon God that lives in the volcano emerges to destroy those who live beneath.
Plot: samurai, japanese soldier, medieval, feudal japan, female protagonist, deity, good versus evil
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Yuki – The Snow Fairy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, light and stylized films with plots about adventure, friendship, magic, good versus evil, escapades, heroes and danger mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like Yuki – The Snow Fairy: You are Umasou (2010), Taro the Dragon Boy (1979), Modest Heroes (2018), Blue Exorcist: The Movie (2012), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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You are Umasou (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Tyrannosaurus called Heart was raised by a herbivorous dinosaur. As he grew up, he was scared by other dinosaurs. One day, Heart meets a baby Ankylosaurus and he names the baby "Umasou (looks delicious)". Umasou started to be attached to ...
Plot: dinosaur, coming of age, tyrannosaurus rex, adoption
Time: 2010s, year 2010
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Taro the Dragon Boy (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Animation
Country: Japan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Patterned after Japanese art and silk screens, Taro, The Dragon Boy is an animated feature about Japanese mythology and cultures, focusing on Taro, a young boy who has to make a voyage to a distant lake to save his mother, who has been turned into a ...
Plot: demon, witch, dragon, mythology, japanese mythology, snake
Place: japan
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91%
Modest Heroes (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
Story: From director Hiromasa Yonebayashi: “Kanini & Kanino”; “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” directed by Yoshiyuki Momose; and “Invisible” directed by Akihiko Yamashita. These leaders of animation draw tales of modest heroes of our times.
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, light, anthology
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: samurai, invisible, invisibility, adventure, friends, obsessive quest, sea adventure, child, crab, egg, underwater scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Blue Exorcist: The Movie (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rin Okumura is raised by a famous exorcist named Father Fujimoto. After an argument between the two, Rin discovers he is the son of the devil. Rin decides to fight his fate by joining the True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and defeat demons. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: demon, satan, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, heroic mission, academy, parallel world, rivalry, brother brother relationship, exorcism, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
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, sword, magic, historical event, reincarnation, ninjitsu, violence, adaptation
Place: japan
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76%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers ...
Style: touching, colourful, scenic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, family, mysterious character, midget, adventure, magical, friends, daring rescue, little people, parallel world, childhood, maid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Labyrinth of Flames (2000)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Galan's princess girlfriend gives him the gift of an ancient sword, strange events unfold, and even stranger people drop out of the sky to attack. Now Galan must overcome his ineptitude and join a bunch of beautiful women in a wacky romp ...
Style: ecchi
Plot: samurai, women fight, chambermaid, nudity (full frontal - brief), sword, katana, treasure, bondage, parachute, female nudity, cowgirl, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Alice in Wonderland (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, West Germany
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl named Alice follows a white rabbit into a hole, only to find herself in Wonderland, where she meets many interesting characters, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat and the terrible Queen of Hearts.
Plot: female protagonist, rabbit, child protagonist, egg, adaptation, lizard, pig, hare, queen, wonderland, cat, card playing ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Orient (2022)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: During the Warring States era, the feuding generals were suddenly struck down one after another by the demonic Kishin. In the 150 years since, groups of individuals have continued to resist Kishin control. They are called Bushi bands. When they were ...
Plot: samurai, combat, demon, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: self discovery, witch, adventure, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, steampunk, curses spells and rituals, magical, fantasy world, love and romance, demon, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father ...
Style: breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, talking animals, creativity, adventure, magic, sword, strong female character, friendship, fight scenes, imagination, destiny, childhood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, serious ...
Plot: escapades, adventure, vengeance, mystery, supernatural ability, samurai, rivalry, ghost, supernatural, kidnapping, heroes, real world ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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: visually appealing, fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, steampunk, friendship, pirate, young heroes, lost civilization, family secret, magic, princess, adventure, orphan, army ...
Place: wales, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Horus, a kid living in a unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: giant, sword, demon, curses spells and rituals, friendship, young heroes, obsessive quest, good versus evil, family, heroes, rivalry, escapades ...
Place: scandinavia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bright: Samurai Soul (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Izo, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, 3d animation
Plot: samurai, elf, fight, feudal japan, adventure, magic, ronin, magical object, wizards, magical, battles, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Yona Yona Penguin (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rintaro directs a tale of three children who visit a land of wonder. This is the first "3D anime" that Madhouse has produced. Oh, and there are penguins.
Style: entertaining, captivating, sincere, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
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Ninja Scroll (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Unico in the Island of Magic (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on "Unico and the Kingdom of the Sun," which was newly written as a theater version, this animated film features a battle between the wizard Kukuruku and Unico. Kukuruku builds a castle using dolls transformed from men as building ...
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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 ...
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, light, contemplative
Audience: kids
Plot: magic, locket, pirate, friendship, friends, best friends, supernatural ability, wizards, supernatural power, young heroes, adventure, child hero ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Redwall: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Redwall is a compelling tale of fantasy, courage and adventure; the fable of a daunting quest to recover a legendary lost weapon and the classic strugle between good and evil. The delightful world of Redwall - a place of peace and beauty, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating
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Catnapped! The Movie (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The story involves a boy and his younger sister whose dog Papadoll is missing. They find out that he has been abducted by anthropomorphic cats to be brought to a world called Banapal Witt, which is built on top of a giant sleeping cat. There the sun ...
Plot: dog, abduction, cat, brother, pets, sister, child hero, anthropomorphic animal, fantasy world, evil queen
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45%
Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Ketchum must put his skill to the test when he attempts to save the world from destruction. The Greedy Pokemon collector Lawrence III throws the universe into chaos after disrupting the balance of nature by capturing one of the Pokemon birds ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: collector, save the world, friendship, ship, island, ocean, legend, adventure, pokemon, catastrophe, disaster, save the day ...
Time: 2000s, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
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43%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Story: Alice returns to Wonderland in this animated feature based on Lewis Carroll's sequel about a little girl making her way through a fantastic land filled with strange creatures and running into surprises around every corner. Adventurous Alice is ...
Plot: alternate dimension, wonderland, wizards, goat, centaur, knight, queen, horse, female protagonist, surrealism, anthropomorphism, alice character
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42%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy falls in love with his junior in a Kyoto college club, and struggles daily to be noticed by her. However, she is naïve and unsophisticated and is completely indifferent to him.
Style: entertaining, captivating, sincere, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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42%
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide ...
Plot: horse riding, fog, baron, magic, temple, cave, demon, old woman, forest, witch, cat, castle ...
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Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all ...
Style: touching, exciting, serious, light, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroes, magic, supernatural ability, master villain, vengeance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story follows 27-year-old Tokyo office worker Mire Yoshizuki who just returned to Japan, 22-year-old fourth-year college student Sora Nagase who aspires to be a teacher, and 20-year-old boyish, part-time Hiroshima okonomiyaki shop worker and ...
Style: entertaining, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, fantasy world, magic, adventure, magical girl, women, magical, magical power, friendship, wizards and magicians, wizards, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demons that once almost destroyed the world, are revived by someone. To prevent the world from being destroyed, the demon has to be sealed and the only one who can do it is the shrine maiden Shion from the country of demons, who has two powers; one ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: ninja, demon, priestess, master warrior, save the world, heroic mission, young heroes, supernatural ability, heroes, superhuman powers, supernatural, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Giovanni currently lives a dreary life of near non-stop work. At school, his peers ridicule him incessantly, and his employer at work is distant and cold. As his isolation from society becomes unbearable, he suddenly finds himself on a train heading ...
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