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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, stylized, serious and atmospheric films with plots about adventure, escapades, good versus evil, friendship, danger, imaginary and magic mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Yuki – The Snow Fairy: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), Yona Yona Penguin (2009), Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Japan
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Place: japan
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 53 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking, touching ...
Audience: kids
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Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, scenic, emotional, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: stylized, humorous, futuristic, exciting, semi serious ...
Plot: treasure, chase, casino, castle, thief, clock tower, adventure, samurai, counterfeit money, criminal heroes, cons and scams, gangsters ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Yona Yona Penguin (2009)
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Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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Duration: 137 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
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Country: Japan
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Style: offbeat, touching, feel good, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
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Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: young heroes, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, youth, pirate, danger, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, heroic mission, family ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: preschoolers, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, adventure, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, rivalry, friends, young heroes, animal training, escapades, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.6
 546K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: exciting, serious
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