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1. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 228,298

2. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 72,541

3. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Writers: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi, Mike Jones | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 12,025

4. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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65 Metascore

The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Writers: Charles Perrault, Tom Wheeler, Brian Lynch, William Davies | Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 104,110

5. The Shaolin Temple (1982)

95 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »

Writers: Shau-Chang Lu, Hau Sit | Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Jianqiang Hu, Chun Hua Ji

Votes: 2,813

6. Paheli (2005)

140 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.

Writers: Vijayadan Detha, Sandhya Gokhale, Amol Palekar | Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 8,830

7. Love Hina (2000– )

TV-14 | 544 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûji Ueda, Yui Horie, Masayo Kurata, Yu Asakawa

Votes: 1,432

8. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

82 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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93 Metascore

An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Writers: Nina Paley, Valmiki | Director: Nina Paley | Stars: Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya

Votes: 3,128

9. Flirting Scholar (1993)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.

Writers: Vincent Kok, Lik-Chi Lee, Stephen Shiu | Director: Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Pak-Cheung Chan, Fai-Hung Chan

Votes: 2,298

10. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeffrey Lau, Ch'eng-En Wu | Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man Tat Ng, Kar-Ying Law, Kit Ying Lam

Votes: 3,545

11. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.3
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A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect...

Writer: Sergei Kozlov | Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 3,990

12. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Writers: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebé, Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 614

13. The Pied Piper (1986)

53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Writers: Kamil Pixa, Viktor Dyk | Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 572

14. A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny.

Writers: Jeffrey Lau, Ch'eng-En Wu | Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man Tat Ng, Athena Chu, Ada Choi

Votes: 3,657

15. Sedmero (2015)

103 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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A young girl takes a hard task. She must try to save her brothers and get rid of the curse placed on them by their mother. It is a story of courage, perseverance, but also of the power of words, truth and true love.

Writers: Alice Nellis, Bozena Nemcová | Director: Alice Nellis | Stars: Kristína Svarinská, Václav Neuzil, Erika Guntherová, Martha Issová

Votes: 22

16. The Little Match Girl (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Jean Renoir | Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby

Votes: 835

17. Keloglan (1971)

Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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Keloglan (Bald Boy) is a poor villager, one day he learns the Sultan's Daughter is sick and can't wake up since a long time and the Sultan gave a word he will marry his daughter with ... See full summary »

Writer: Suavi Sualp | Director: Süreyya Duru | Stars: Rüstü Asyali, Birtane Güngör, Zeki Alpan, Aydin Babaoglu

Votes: 487

18. Ilya and the Robber (2007)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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Ilya Muromets has to rescue his trusty horse Burushka and Kiev treasury from the greedy hands of famous bandit, Solovey-Razboynik.

Writers: Aleksandr Boyarskiy, Maksim Sveshnikov | Director: Vladimir Toropchin | Stars: Valeriy Solovyov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Oleg Tabakov, Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Votes: 481

19. Zhil-byl pyos (1982)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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Writer: Eduard Nazarov | Director: Eduard Nazarov | Stars: Georgiy Burkov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Eduard Nazarov

Votes: 1,244

20. Kothanodi (2015)

120 min | Fantasy | Post-production

Four folk tales from Assam re-imagined as a narrative about four mothers, each facing demons of her own.

Writers: Bhaskar Hazarika, Arupa Patangia-Kalita | Director: Bhaskar Hazarika | Stars: Adil Hussain, Seema Biswas, Urmila Mahanta, Asha Bordoloi

21. The Heron and the Crane (1974)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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Writers: Roman Kachanov, Yuriy Norshteyn | Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Star: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy

Votes: 372

22. The Fox and the Hare (1973)

12 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.3
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Writer: Vladimir Ivanovich Dal | Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Star: Viktor Khokhryakov

Votes: 318

23. Tiyanaks (2007)

Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Against the advice of a concerned mythology professor, a group of school friends decide to take an out of town trip during the holy week. When they first leave on their vacation, Shiela, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark A. Reyes, Fairlane Raymundo, Venjie Pellena, Roselle Y. Monteverde | Director: Mark A. Reyes | Stars: Rica Peralejo, Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, JC de Vera

Votes: 33

24. Crane's Feathers (1977)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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Writer: Ideya Garanina | Director: Ideya Garanina

Votes: 52

25. Mihracenin gözdesi (1969)

Fantasy, Romance

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Writer: Yavuz Figenli | Director: Yavuz Figenli | Stars: Tugay Toksöz, Nazan Soray, Özcan Bilge, Kazim Kartal

26. Dick Whittington's Cat (1936)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Dick Whittington's cat has a chance to make good in a faraway land infested with rats.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 76

27. Zlydni (2005)

12 min | Animation, Short

8.3
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Writer: Aleksandr Tatarskiy | Director: Stepan Koval | Stars: Yuri Kovalenko, Aleksandr Lenkov, Yevgeni Shakh, Irma Vitovskaya

Votes: 79

28. Jack the Giant Killer (1925)

Animation, Short

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Director: Herbert M. Dawley

29. Ali Baba and 40 Thieves (1982 Video Game)

Family

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30. Jack the Giantkiller (1982 Video Game)

Family, Fantasy

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31. Canada Vignettes: December Lights (1979)

3 min | Short, Animation, Drama

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Three men walking in the frozen woods at night experience a strange and wonderous happening.

Writer: Raymond Gauthier | Director: Raymond Gauthier | Star: John Boylan

32. The Invisible Hand (1962)

38 min | Short

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Writers: Mona Leo, Anelma Vuorio | Director: Veronica Leo-Hongell | Stars: Edna Burret, Emma Väänänen

33. Tahir and Zühre (1952)

113 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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Writers: Lütfi Akad, Mediha Akad | Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kenan Artun, Settar Körmükçü, Muazzez Arçay

Votes: 6

34. Zolotye kolosya (1958)

20 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writer: Zhanna Vitenzon | Directors: Leonid Aristov, Olga Khodatayeva | Stars: Nina Gulyaeva, Aleksandr Khanov, Mariya Vinogradova

35. Keloglan (1965)

Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Writer: Yavuz Yalinkiliç | Director: Yavuz Yalinkiliç | Stars: Öztürk Serengil, Suzan Avci, Ersun Kazançel, Ali Seyhan

Votes: 26

36. Zaloglu Rüstem (1966)

Adventure

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Writer: Muharrem Gürses | Director: Muharrem Gürses | Stars: Atilla Gürses, Tijen Par, Erol Tas, Suzan Avci

37. The Handsome Fisherman (1953)

Adventure, Fantasy

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Writer: Ihsan Ipekçi | Director: Baha Gelenbevi | Stars: Cüneyt Gökçer, Ayten Çankaya, Münir Özkul, Nese Yulaç

38. The Hotan Carpet Tale (2013)

12 min | Animation, Short

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A proverb says that it's easier to gather sand with a needle than to weave a carpet. A Hotan carpet tells an epic tale in which the carpet itself is the motif - a legend of the predators ... See full summary »

Writer: Natalya Rymyantceva | Director: Natalya Berezovaya | Stars: Sergei Kapkov, Sergei Merinov, Eduard Nazarov, Aleksandr Plyushchev

39. U strakha glaza veliki (1946)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writer: Georgiy Grebner | Directors: Olga Khodatayeva, Pyotr Nosov | Star: Grigoriy Shpigel

40. Sehzade Murat ve Gülnaz Sultan (1966)

Fantasy, Romance

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Writers: Nuri Akinci, Muharrem Gürses | Director: Nuri Akinci | Stars: Yusuf Sezgin, Sevda Ferdag, Tunç Oral, Nevzat Kigi

41. Teremok (1945)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

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The animation film is made on Samuil Marshak's adaptation of Russian folk tale "Teremok"

Writer: Samuil Marshak | Directors: Olga Khodatayeva, Pyotr Nosov | Stars: Tamara Belyayeva, Klavdiya Koreneva, Fyodor Kurikhin, Vladimir Lepko

42. Arzu and Kamber (1952)

111 min | Drama, Romance

4.2
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Writer: Lütfi Akad | Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kenan Artun, Settar Körmükçü, Muazzez Arçay

Votes: 10

43. Keloglan (1948)

Comedy

6.7
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Writer: Vedat Örfi Bengü | Director: Vedat Örfi Bengü | Stars: Ismail Dümbüllü, Suzan Yakar Rutkay, Mehmet Karaca, Vedat Karaokçu

Votes: 21

44. Chudo-melnitsa (1950)

18 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Animated adaptation of Russian folk tale "Zhernovki".

Writer: M. Bulatova | Director: Olga Khodatayeva | Stars: Nikolay Aleksandrovich, Boris Chirkov, Georgiy Millyar

45. Girlfriend (1989)

10 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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Writer: Aleksandr Kostinskiy | Director: Elena Gavrilko

Votes: 14

46. Tayozhnaya skazka (1951)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Animated adaptation of Evenki folk tale.

Writer: Oleg Leonidov | Director: Olga Khodatayeva

48. The Gifts of the Black Raven (2013)

12 min | Animation, Short

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Gocha is always cheerful and welcoming to his friends. It's a pity that he sometimes has nothing to offer. Once, his visitors turned out to be birds with their King Raven. The host decides to do his best to please his guests.

Writer: Stepan Biryukov | Director: Stepan Biryukov

49. Solomennyy bychok (1954)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Animated adaptation of Ukrainian folk tale.

Writer: Zinaida Filimonova | Director: Olga Khodatayeva

50. Ferhat and Sirin (1966)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.4
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Writer: Nuri Akinci | Director: Nuri Akinci | Stars: Tunç Oral, Nuran Aksoy, Selma Volkan, Yilmaz Duru

Votes: 21