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Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)
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Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)
Original name: Jack et la mécanique du cœur
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, feel good, surreal, exciting, offbeat, serious, touching, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: love and romance, adventure, true love, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, romance, young heroes, imaginary, relationships, youth, loneliness, couple relations, fall in love, cyberpunk, male female relationship, technology, romantic relationship, in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, steampunk, computer animation, emotionless, street kid ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, edinburgh scotland, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, fairy tale, semi serious and humorous films with plots about adventure, escapades, family, imaginary, computer animation, friendship and storytelling mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart: Corpse Bride (2005), The Book of Life (2014), A Monster in Paris (2011), Coraline (2009), Song of the Sea (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, melancholic, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, marriage, supernatural romance, goth, shyness, wedding, disagreement, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
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The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: touching, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, love and romance, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Monster in Paris (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric ...
Style: touching, feel good, thought provoking, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.7
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: surreal, dark fantasy, gothic, dark, scary ...
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Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: touching, colourful, captivating, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, lighthouse, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, mythical creature, ocean or sea, legends and myths, danger, lighthouse keeper, getting home ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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83%
 7.2
 117K
Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
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67%
 6.8
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Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 11K
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100%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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27%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Freddie as F.R.O.7. (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story about a man-sized frog named Prince Frederic who is turned into a frog by his wicked aunt Messina and hired by British Intelligence to solve the mysterious disappearances of some of Britain's greatest monuments. Several hundred years ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
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Style: surreal, touching, stylized, atmospheric, serious
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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