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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, female protagonist, good versus evil, deity
Place: japan, feudal japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and atmospheric films with plots about adventure, escapades, good versus evil, friendship, danger, rivalry and magic mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Yuki – The Snow Fairy: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), Okko's Inn (2018), Howl's Moving Castle (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sword, magic, reincarnation, historical event
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
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Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, stylized, futuristic, semi serious, exciting ...
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Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, emotional, atmospheric, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 94
Okko's Inn (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: lizard, female writer, ghost, illness, ghost child, crying girl, grandmother, loss of parents, fortune teller, crying, little girl, spider ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
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Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 137 min.
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, emotional, atmospheric ...
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Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 115
Sinbad (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A brave young man fights with courage against all enemies to earn his wealth.
Style: serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventurer, adventure, island, daring rescue, ship, family, good versus evil, ocean or sea, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
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Plot: female protagonist, centaur, goat, knight, alternate dimension, horse, queen
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 10K
Tinker Bell (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."
Style: fairy tale, sweet, entertaining, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
 31K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
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Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, magic, mischievous children, supernatural, small town, imaginary kingdom, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.6
 546K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
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Style: atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, witch, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, family, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister ...
Style: touching, feel good, offbeat, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cinderella and Secret Prince (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, enigmatic, disturbing
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: evil witch, fairy, mouse, prince, princess, female protagonist, black magic, palace, impostor, rescue
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: young, adventure, young heroes, obsessive quest, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, odd couple, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Santa's helper La Befana falls ill and must take off a Christmas Eve, she recruits Scarafoni to help deliver all the toys. No one but the toys knows is that Scarafoni plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, which means the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, mischievous children, adventure, daring rescue, family, parallel world, family life, danger, escapades, heroes, orphan, revolution ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, thought provoking, exciting
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, parents and children, blonde girl, life is a bitch, death, adoption, teenager, baby, female writer, fear of death, female protagonist, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rainbow Brite, and her magical horse Starlite, must stop an evil princess and her underlings from taking over the planet Spectra. When they meet Orin, the wise Sprite tries to make the two children get along and work together to stop the evil ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, adventure, pirate, young heroes, rescue, family, save the world, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%