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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  wedding,  dance,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge,  love,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:sea,  caribbean,  storm,  ocean,  castle,  ship,  kitchen,  boat,  beach
Characters:mermaid,  maid,  priest,  musician,  teenager
Period:1830s
Story:sea witch,  king,  disney princess,  sea turtle,  sea storm,  storm at sea,  magic spell,  witch,  rescue from drowning,  ship fire,  seashell bikini,  becoming human,  disguised as human,  loss of voice,  talking crab,  deal,  human,  blowing smoke in someone's face,  little mermaid,  undersea kingdom,  french chef,  super villainess,  shark attack,  destroying a statue,  struck by lightning,  swimming underwater,  evil witch,  fish tail,  talking fish,  castle thunder,  bubble bath,  sunken ship,  prince,  exploding ship,  master of disguise,  self sacrifice,  sea food,  fish out of water,  final battle,  canceled wedding,  wedding cake,  singing animal,  old english sheepdog,  animal licking someone,  blowing a raspberry,  appearing from water,  washing oneself,  combing someone's hair,  spiraling eyes,  fiery redhead,  broken teeth,  washer woman,  bitten on the butt,  crow's nest,  flower in hair,  lily pad,  moray eel,  pinching nose,  interspecies romance,  polyp,  flattened,  angry father,  object,  giantess,  true identity revealed,  redheaded girl,  bluebird,  bedtime,  white hair,  wolf whistle,  seahorse,  seafood,  hans christian andersen,  bird attack,  talking bird,  merman,  grotto,  mysterious girl,  whirlpool,  sail,  fake name,  evil laughter,  jack in the box,  cinderella story,  trident,  lifting a female into the air,  red eyes,  pelican,  starfish,  blue eyes,  lair,  flamingo,  seasickness,  disobeying orders,  shrimp,  blowing out candle,  mallet,  seashell,  lagoon,  clothesline,  anchor,  collecting,  firefly,  false name,  puppet show,  harpoon,  seal the animal,  jamaican,  danish,  fork,  based on fairy tale,  curiosity,  x rayed skeleton,  fat woman,  defeat,  voice,  birds,  carriage,  wave,  barrel,  naked,  conductor,  snail,  star crossed lovers,  alter ego,  friends who live together,  octopus,  rainbow,  crab,  meat cleaver,  female hero,  potion,  pipe,  nude girl,  16 year old,  unconsciousness,  dolphin,  seagull,  scene before opening credits,  legs,  flute,  dock,  laundry,  sunset,  sidekick,  happy ending,  contract,  spell,  young love,  disney,  smoke,  wish,  kingdom,  duck,  sailor,  musical number,  turtle,  spying,  anthropomorphic animal,  hypnosis,  rowboat,  mute,  telescope,  anthropomorphism,  animal attack,  teenage protagonist,  bride,  shark,  frog,  chef,  giant,  blockbuster,  villainess,  witchcraft,  lifting someone into the air,  scene during opening credits,  royalty,  talking animal,  heroine,  dress,  teen angst,  destruction,  pirate,  rope,  rock,  2d animation,  sacrifice,  fireworks,  first part,  underwater,  exploding body,  sadness,  falling in love,  lightning,  mistaken identity,  statue,  19th century,  based on short story,  danger,  transformation,  drowning,  fairy tale,  princess,  foreign language adaptation,  bath,  dinner,  fish,  disguise,  concert,  cooking,  good versus evil,  bed,  birthday,  best friend,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  mirror,  female protagonist,  fire,  teenage girl,  three word title,  knife,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  nudity,  fight,  dog,  kiss

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent. Magnificent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her 16th birthday. Fortunately, one of the good fairies, Merryweather, changes the spell so Aurora will fall asleep, and that the only way to wake her up were the tears from her true love. Finally the day comes. Will she be left to sleep forever? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  love,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:disney princess,  princess,  birthday,  super villainess,  spell,  evil witch,  castle thunder,  king,  final battle,  bluebird,  based on fairy tale,  birds,  friends who live together,  rainbow,  sunset,  happy ending,  disney,  kingdom,  hypnosis,  blockbuster,  villainess,  witchcraft,  lifting someone into the air,  royalty,  dress,  prince,  2d animation,  mistaken identity,  fairy tale,  witch,  foreign language adaptation,  fish,  good versus evil,  battle,  female protagonist,  fire,  teenage girl,  singing,  kiss,  fight

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Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  fear,  love,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:castle
Characters:maid
Story:prince,  magic spell,  fish out of water,  based on fairy tale,  human,  star crossed lovers,  happy ending,  sidekick,  spell,  disney,  kingdom,  musical number,  anthropomorphism,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  dress,  heroine,  rope,  lightning,  danger,  transformation,  fairy tale,  witch,  king,  disguise,  bed,  battle,  rescue,  mirror,  female protagonist,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  kiss,  dog

Mirror Mirror (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Mirror Mirror (2012)

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  friendship
Locations:castle
Story:evil witch,  canceled wedding,  disobeying orders,  based on fairy tale,  spell,  kingdom,  villainess,  witchcraft,  royalty,  prince,  danger,  fairy tale,  princess,  witch,  king,  disguise,  good versus evil,  birthday,  mirror,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  fear,  love,  friendship
Locations:castle
Story:princess,  disney princess,  kingdom,  mirror,  washing oneself,  bluebird,  based on fairy tale,  friends who live together,  spell,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  villainess,  witchcraft,  royalty,  prince,  2d animation,  lightning,  19th century,  danger,  transformation,  fairy tale,  witch,  disguise,  good versus evil,  female protagonist,  singing,  kiss

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Brave (2012)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right. This is why Brave (2012) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  revenge
Locations:castle,  ship,  boat
Characters:maid,  teenager
Story:disney princess,  magic spell,  witch,  spell,  princess,  fiery redhead,  redheaded girl,  female hero,  wish,  kingdom,  rowboat,  animal attack,  royalty,  teen angst,  prince,  lightning,  transformation,  king,  fish,  good versus evil,  birthday,  rescue,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  knife,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  dog

Aquamarine (2006)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Aquamarine (2006)

In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenager buddies Claire and Hailey became experts on him by observation, but never dared actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move to Australia. Then they find a storm washed up in a pool a sassy mermaid, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. (Read More)

Themes:love,  friendship
Locations:storm,  ocean,  beach
Characters:mermaid,  teenager
Story:bubble bath,  fish out of water,  cinderella story,  starfish,  seashell,  dolphin,  legs,  sunset,  wish,  spying,  teen angst,  fireworks,  underwater,  fish,  best friend,  rescue,  female protagonist,  teenage girl,  family relationships,  kiss

Aladdin (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  love
Story:princess,  disney princess,  prince,  final battle,  spiraling eyes,  talking bird,  lifting a female into the air,  flamingo,  false name,  based on fairy tale,  friends who live together,  crab,  happy ending,  sidekick,  disney,  wish,  kingdom,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  talking animal,  2d animation,  fireworks,  first part,  transformation,  drowning,  fish,  disguise,  good versus evil,  rescue,  fire,  singing,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  dog,  kiss

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The Great Mouse Detective (1986) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Music, Mystery

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

Themes:anger,  surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:castle thunder,  final battle,  singing animal,  human,  friends who live together,  sidekick,  disney,  kingdom,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  royalty,  talking animal,  2d animation,  19th century,  king,  disguise,  good versus evil,  battle,  singing,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  love,  surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:prince,  spell,  disney princess,  magic spell,  interspecies romance,  lifting a female into the air,  curiosity,  based on fairy tale,  friends who live together,  female hero,  sidekick,  disney,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  royalty,  heroine,  2d animation,  transformation,  fairy tale,  princess,  dinner,  good versus evil,  birthday,  battle,  rescue,  mirror,  female protagonist,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  dog,  fight

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:castle,  ship,  boat
Characters:mermaid,  maid
Story:self sacrifice,  scene before opening credits,  kingdom,  rowboat,  animal attack,  giant,  blockbuster,  scene during opening credits,  royalty,  destruction,  exploding body,  danger,  transformation,  witch,  king,  disguise,  good versus evil,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  dog

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Robin Hood (1973)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance

Robin Hood (1973)

An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.

Themes:wedding,  love,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:priest
Story:prince,  castle thunder,  spiraling eyes,  wolf whistle,  puppet show,  carriage,  friends who live together,  sidekick,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  hypnosis,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  2d animation,  king,  disguise,  good versus evil,  fire,  title spoken by character,  fight,  dog,  kiss

Beautiful Creatures (2013) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the niece of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  surrealism,  friendship,  love
Locations:storm,  boat
Characters:priest,  teenager
Story:magic spell,  self sacrifice,  mysterious girl,  star crossed lovers,  spell,  hypnosis,  villainess,  teen angst,  sacrifice,  lightning,  transformation,  witch,  disguise,  good versus evil,  birthday,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  fire,  explosion,  family relationships,  kiss

The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Princess And The Frog (2009)

A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  dance
Locations:boat
Story:disney princess,  firefly,  based on fairy tale,  spell,  frog,  royalty,  talking animal,  prince,  sacrifice,  princess,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  dog

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Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia 2000 (1999)

In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence featuring the composition, "The Firebird." (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:ocean,  ship,  boat
Characters:musician
Story:lily pad,  whirlpool,  jack in the box,  flamingo,  conductor,  rainbow,  crab,  seagull,  spell,  disney,  duck,  turtle,  spying,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  frog,  destruction,  underwater,  sadness,  lightning,  fairy tale,  fish,  battle,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  dog

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

On a journey to San Francisco, Richard, his father and cousin Emmeline find themselves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a lifeboat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their father (and uncle) are on another lifeboat. In the chaos following, the lifeboats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Emmeline find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of nowhere. After some time, the three come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. After maybe a month or two, Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Emmeline and Richard, now alone and very scared, move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later, the two young teenagers have developed a very real home, but hormones and feelings between the two strain their friendship, until Richard, who is still very determined to reach San Francisco, is let down by Emmeline when a ship passes by the island and she does not light the signal fire. Throwing her out of the home they had built together, Emmeline attempts to survive on her own but is hurt. After Richard finds her dying, he realizes how he really feels for her and manages to save her. Nature runs its course and their friendship turns into love as the couple learn about the facts of life, when Emmeline has a baby and does not understand why. This is why The Blue Lagoon (1980) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  love
Locations:ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:teenager
Story:sea turtle,  ship fire,  starfish,  lagoon,  clothesline,  barrel,  octopus,  crab,  dolphin,  young love,  sailor,  rowboat,  teenage protagonist,  shark,  blockbuster,  teen angst,  sacrifice,  first part,  underwater,  falling in love,  bed,  rescue,  fire,  teenage girl,  three word title,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  nudity

Alice In Wonderland (1951) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  surrealism
Locations:ocean,  sea,  beach
Story:giantess,  starfish,  flamingo,  mallet,  pipe,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  2d animation,  fireworks,  underwater,  19th century,  transformation,  fairy tale,  king,  fish,  birthday,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  fire,  three word title,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dog

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Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  surrealism
Locations:storm,  ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Story:sea turtle,  storm at sea,  rescue from drowning,  fish out of water,  pelican,  starfish,  seal the animal,  human,  seagull,  sailor,  turtle,  rowboat,  telescope,  shark,  lifting someone into the air,  pirate,  lightning,  danger,  bath,  fish,  cooking,  bed,  rescue,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  fight

Splash (1984)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Splash (1984)

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later, he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid (Allen isn't sure what he has seen and what he has imagined). Using maps from a sunken ship, the mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York City, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  love
Locations:ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:mermaid
Story:struck by lightning,  sunken ship,  sea food,  fish out of water,  cinderella story,  human,  legs,  happy ending,  turtle,  blockbuster,  falling in love,  transformation,  drowning,  dinner,  fish,  rescue,  singing,  family relationships

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008)

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  love,  friendship
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:mermaid
Story:magic spell,  becoming human,  human,  sailor,  blockbuster,  transformation,  princess,  fish,  sister sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships

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Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. This is why Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  anger,  dance,  fear
Locations:castle,  beach
Characters:priest,  musician
Story:witchcraft,  witch,  bed,  spell,  seahorse,  lagoon,  deal,  octopus,  potion,  sailor,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  lifting someone into the air,  rope,  underwater,  transformation,  king,  fish,  battle,  mirror,  fire,  knife,  singing,  explosion,  fight

An American Tail (1986)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical

An American Tail (1986)

Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends, and running and dodging the cats he thought he'd be rid off.

Themes:anger
Locations:storm
Story:castle thunder,  bubble bath,  master of disguise,  true identity revealed,  seasickness,  barrel,  seagull,  smoke,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  first part,  19th century,  bath,  disguise,  good versus evil,  fire,  three word title,  family relationships,  kiss

Shrek (2001)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Shrek (2001)

When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  wedding,  love,  friendship
Locations:castle
Story:princess,  fairy tale,  deal,  bride,  rescue,  king,  interspecies romance,  bluebird,  sunset,  sidekick,  spell,  kingdom,  animal attack,  giant,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  talking animal,  first part,  transformation,  battle,  mirror,  fire,  title spoken by character,  kiss

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300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:priest
Story:storm at sea,  ship fire,  swimming underwater,  exploding ship,  villainess,  exploding body,  lightning,  transformation,  drowning,  king,  good versus evil,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  dog

Stardust (2007) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Stardust (2007)

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  betrayal,  love,  surrealism
Locations:storm,  beach
Characters:teenager
Story:kingdom,  evil witch,  rock,  king,  meat cleaver,  happy ending,  spell,  telescope,  witchcraft,  pirate,  rope,  prince,  lightning,  transformation,  princess,  witch,  bath,  good versus evil,  birthday,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:magic,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:mermaid
Story:fish out of water,  kingdom,  musical number,  animal attack,  giant,  pirate,  rope,  exploding body,  statue,  princess,  good versus evil,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  fight

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Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  betrayal,  love,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:castle,  ship,  boat,  beach
Story:princess,  self sacrifice,  fish out of water,  final battle,  disobeying orders,  female hero,  smoke,  kingdom,  blockbuster,  villainess,  destruction,  rope,  prince,  exploding body,  lightning,  statue,  danger,  disguise,  good versus evil,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  female protagonist,  fire,  knife,  singing,  explosion,  fight,  family relationships,  nudity

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  surrealism
Locations:castle,  ship
Characters:teenager
Story:blowing smoke in someone's face,  self sacrifice,  fish out of water,  canceled wedding,  flamingo,  firefly,  false name,  potion,  anthropomorphic animal,  telescope,  anthropomorphism,  frog,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  talking animal,  first part,  lightning,  19th century,  fairy tale,  fish,  battle,  female protagonist,  fire,  teenage girl,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  kiss,  dog

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  dance,  love,  revenge,  surrealism
Locations:storm,  ship,  sea,  beach
Story:storm at sea,  struck by lightning,  whirlpool,  seashell,  anchor,  defeat,  rowboat,  telescope,  anthropomorphism,  giant,  pirate,  rope,  lightning,  statue,  witch,  king,  bath,  battle,  teenage girl,  singing,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  kiss,  dog

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Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:castle,  storm
Characters:teenager
Story:king,  rescue,  female hero,  16 year old,  spell,  wish,  giant,  lifting someone into the air,  rope,  rock,  lightning,  transformation,  good versus evil,  battle,  mirror,  fire,  teenage girl,  singing,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  dog

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. This is why Peter Pan (2003) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:storm,  castle,  ship
Characters:mermaid,  teenager
Story:bedtime,  young love,  rowboat,  telescope,  lifting someone into the air,  heroine,  pirate,  underwater,  danger,  bed,  battle,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  dog,  fight,  kiss

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  surrealism,  love,  revenge
Locations:castle
Story:evil laughter,  based on fairy tale,  happy ending,  kingdom,  rowboat,  animal attack,  frog,  villainess,  danger,  transformation,  fairy tale,  king,  good versus evil,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  mirror,  knife,  explosion,  fight,  kiss

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Fantasia (1940) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia (1940)

Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  magic,  surrealism
Locations:ocean
Story:disney,  animal licking someone,  combing someone's hair,  lily pad,  whirlpool,  barrel,  rainbow,  flute,  sunset,  smoke,  anthropomorphism,  rope,  underwater,  falling in love,  lightning,  transformation,  fish,  concert,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  title spoken by character,  kiss

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

Oscar Diggs ('James Franco'), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora ('Mila Kunis' (qv)), Evanora ('Rachel Weisz' (qv)), and Glinda ('Michelle Williams (I)' (qv)), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  fear,  betrayal,  surrealism,  friendship,  love,  revenge
Locations:storm,  castle
Story:evil witch,  fish out of water,  witch,  defeat,  spell,  smoke,  kingdom,  anthropomorphism,  animal attack,  villainess,  witchcraft,  talking animal,  fireworks,  lightning,  statue,  transformation,  princess,  king,  disguise,  good versus evil,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  singing,  explosion,  family relationships,  kiss

Shrek Forever After (2010)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Shrek Forever After (2010)

The once hideous ogre Shrek is now living a good life with wife Fiona and his three children. But he soon has a meltdown in front of them and his friends during his kids' birthday party. He suddenly wants to be a real ogre like he was before he ever met Fiona. So he turns to devious deal maker Rumplestiltskin for help. At first, Shrek lives the life he once lost and everything is good. But he soon finds out that he has been set up by Rumplestiltskin, who now rules the land with an ironed fist. Teaming with friends Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots, Shrek is in for the fight of his life as he tries to get his life back before time runs out. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love,  friendship
Locations:castle
Story:deal,  flute,  sunset,  sidekick,  happy ending,  contract,  kingdom,  frog,  talking animal,  fairy tale,  princess,  witch,  king,  birthday,  best friend,  battle,  mirror,  kiss,  fight

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The Sword In The Stone (1963)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. This is why The Sword In The Stone (1963) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:talking fish,  animal licking someone,  giantess,  talking bird,  disobeying orders,  friends who live together,  crab,  disney,  kingdom,  turtle,  frog,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  2d animation,  transformation,  witch,  fish,  title spoken by character,  dog

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship,  revenge,  surrealism
Characters:priest
Story:human,  self sacrifice,  princess,  harpoon,  alter ego,  sidekick,  villainess,  destruction,  lightning,  statue,  danger,  transformation,  drowning,  king,  good versus evil,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  fight,  dog

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:anger,  magic,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:sea,  boat
Characters:mermaid
Story:seashell bikini,  friends who live together,  seagull,  disney,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  pirate,  2d animation,  first part,  princess,  good versus evil,  bed,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  dog

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Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  love,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:castle,  storm,  ocean,  ship,  sea,  beach
Characters:mermaid,  priest
Story:danish,  king,  battle,  lair,  kingdom,  animal attack,  giant,  sadness,  good versus evil,  fire,  singing,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  fight

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  fear,  betrayal,  surrealism,  revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:priest
Story:self sacrifice,  bird attack,  snail,  spell,  lifting someone into the air,  rope,  sacrifice,  fireworks,  19th century,  transformation,  fairy tale,  witch,  king,  bed,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  three word title,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  dog,  kiss

The Rescuers (1977) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Rescuers (1977)

When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partner, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at Penny's home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's two ferocious pet alligators Brutus and Nero with the help of Ellie Mae and Evinrude the dragonfly, as well as survive the raging tides inside the horrible pirate's cave. This is why The Rescuers (1977) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  friendship
Story:rescue from drowning,  castle thunder,  rescue,  bluebird,  whirlpool,  curiosity,  friends who live together,  rainbow,  potion,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  rope,  2d animation,  first part,  underwater,  falling in love,  sadness,  good versus evil,  bed,  female protagonist,  explosion,  dog,  kiss

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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:ship,  sea,  storm,  ocean
Story:storm at sea,  sail,  seal the animal,  rainbow,  crab,  shark,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  pirate,  falling in love,  best friend,  battle,  rescue,  father daughter relationship

Finding Dory (2016)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Finding Dory (2016)

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:ocean
Story:sea turtle,  fish,  talking crab,  talking fish,  starfish,  seashell,  octopus,  crab,  pipe,  seagull,  shark,  talking animal,  underwater

Frozen (2013)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Frozen (2013)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  fear,  betrayal,  love
Locations:ocean,  castle,  ship
Story:kingdom,  disney princess,  storm at sea,  self sacrifice,  based on fairy tale,  female hero,  sidekick,  happy ending,  spell,  disney,  anthropomorphism,  prince,  sacrifice,  princess,  battle,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  singing,  title spoken by character

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The Bodyguard (1992) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  boat
Characters:musician
Story:self sacrifice,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  dress,  sacrifice,  fireworks,  sadness,  falling in love,  lightning,  concert,  bed,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  knife,  singing,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  fight,  kiss,  dog

The Princess Bride (1987)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

The Princess Bride (1987)

An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and "no kissing". But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn't want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup is kidnapped by a band of bandits: Vizzini who works on his wits, and his two associates, a giant named Fezzik who works on his brawn, and a Spaniard named Inigo Montoya, who has trained himself his entire life to be an expert swordsman. They in turn are chased by the Dread Pirate Roberts himself. But chasing them all is the Prince, and his men led by Count Tyrone Rugen. What happens to these collectives is dependent partly on Buttercup, who does not want to marry the Prince, and may see other options as lesser evils, and partly on the other motives of individuals within the groups. But a larger question is what the grandson will think of the story as it proceeds and at its end, especially as he sees justice as high a priority as action. This is why The Princess Bride (1987) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  wedding,  love,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:sea,  castle,  boat
Characters:priest
Story:prince,  pirate,  bride,  princess,  giant,  lifting a female into the air,  sidekick,  kingdom,  animal attack,  lifting someone into the air,  rope,  rock,  fairy tale,  king,  good versus evil,  fire,  three word title,  knife,  family relationships,  kiss,  fight

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  revenge
Locations:sea,  caribbean,  ship,  boat,  beach
Story:trident,  pirate,  sail,  anchor,  harpoon,  wave,  sunset,  smoke,  rowboat,  shark,  witch,  battle,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  fight

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Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  magic,  fear,  betrayal,  revenge,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:castle
Story:self sacrifice,  final battle,  disobeying orders,  kingdom,  animal attack,  giant,  blockbuster,  destruction,  prince,  exploding body,  lightning,  statue,  transformation,  king,  good versus evil,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  fight

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like The Little Mermaid (1989)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Last Airbender (2010)

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill his destiny of once again restoring peace to the world. But as they inch nearer to their goal, the group must evade Prince Zuko, the exiled son of Lord Ozai, Commander Zhao, the Fire Nation's military leader, and the tyrannical onslaught of the evil Fire Lord himself. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  betrayal,  surrealism,  revenge,  love,  friendship
Locations:ocean,  castle,  ship
Characters:teenager
Story:self sacrifice,  smoke,  kingdom,  rowboat,  rock,  prince,  statue,  princess,  fish,  good versus evil,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  fight

Bambi (1942)
Animation, Drama, Family

Bambi (1942)

The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  friendship,  love
Story:castle thunder,  self sacrifice,  disney,  duck,  anthropomorphic animal,  frog,  blockbuster,  talking animal,  prince,  2d animation,  lightning,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  fight,  dog

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