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1. Aladdin (2019)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Filming

A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Billy Magnussen, Marwan Kenzari

2. 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.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 289,714 | Gross: $217.35M

3. 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.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 93,474 | Gross: $32.06M

4. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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65 Metascore

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.

Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 123,421 | Gross: $149.26M

5. 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.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 24,009 | Gross: $1.51M

6. Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996 Video)

Unrated | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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The King of Thieves disrupts Aladdin and Jasmine's long-anticipated wedding, looking for an oracle that will lead him to an even bigger treasure. His true identity causes trouble for Aladdin.

Director: Tad Stones | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, John Rhys-Davies, Val Bettin

Votes: 26,951

7. Otesánek (2000)

132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Veronika Zilková, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerová, Pavel Nový

Votes: 5,140 | Gross: $0.12M

8. Love Hina (2000– )

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

7.2
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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: 1,797

9. 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.

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

Votes: 3,798

10. The Girl Without Hands (2016)

76 min | Animation

7.2
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82 Metascore

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Laudenbach | Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Philippe Laudenbach, Olivier Broche

Votes: 263 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Sai yau gei: Sin leui kei yun (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.

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Athena Chu, Ada Choi

Votes: 4,693

12. Yozhik v tumane (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short

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...

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

Votes: 5,068

13. Sai yau gei: Yut gwong bou haap (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 »

Director: Jeffrey Lau | Stars: Stephen Chow, Man-Tat Ng, Kar-Ying Law, Kit Ying Lam

Votes: 4,596

14. Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (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.

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

Votes: 3,241

15. Paheli (2005)

140 min | Drama, 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.

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 10,693 | Gross: $1.41M

16. 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.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 790

17. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)

73 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Ludek Munzar, Jaroslav Moucka, Christian Brückner, Friedrich Schütter

Votes: 710

18. Shao Lin si (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 »

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Lan Ding, Jianqiang Hu, Chun Hua Ji

Votes: 3,395

19. The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (2006 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.8
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Get ready for all of the laughs, adventure and hip-hopping good times in this all-new imaginative and modern retelling of Uncle Remus' best-loved tales. Parents and kids alike will delight ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Vaughns | Stars: Monica Allison, Wayne Brady, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Nick Cannon

Votes: 233

20. Belle Dormant (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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In the Kingdom of Letonia, Prince Egon has only one thing in mind: finding Sleeping Beauty and breaking her spell. But his father, the King, does not agree.

Director: Adolfo Arrieta | Stars: Niels Schneider, Agathe Bonitzer, Mathieu Amalric, Tatiana Verstraeten

Votes: 52

21. Kothanodi (2015)

120 min | Fantasy

7.7
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Four folk tales from Assam re-imagined as a narrative about four mothers, each facing demons of her own.

Director: Bhaskar Hazarika | Stars: Seema Biswas, Asha Bordoloi, Pradhan Dewri, Adil Hussain

Votes: 93

22. 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 »

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 826

23. Sedmero krkavcu (2015)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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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.

Director: Alice Nellis | Stars: Martha Issová, Sabina Remundová, Lukás Príkazský, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 182

24. Once Upon a Time there Lived a Dog (1982)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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An old dog and an old wolf help each other in times of need, by pretending to be enemies.

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

Votes: 2,146

25. La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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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.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby

Votes: 953

26. Ilya Muromets i Solovey Razboynik (2007)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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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.

Director: Vladimir Toropchin | Stars: Valeriy Solovyov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Oleg Tabakov, Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Votes: 861

27. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.7
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Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 377

28. The Stone Flower (1946)

89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Obsessed with perfecting his craft, young gemcutter Danilo visits the mystical Copper Mountain to uncover the secret behind its infamous attraction - the Stone Flower, a stone carving so captivating that no one can leave after seeing it.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vladimir Druzhnikov, Yekaterina Derevshchikova, Tamara Makarova, Mikhail Troyanovsky

Votes: 293

29. Aladdin (I) (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.5
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A video game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive based on the classic Disney animated film.

Votes: 559

30. Keloglan (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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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 »

Director: Süreyya Duru | Stars: Rüstü Asyali, Birtane Güngör, Zeki Alpan, Tarzan Baba

Votes: 980

31. Tsaplya i zhuravl (1975)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Animated short about a love between a heron and a crane.

Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Star: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy

Votes: 514

32. Lisa i zayats (1973)

12 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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The tale about mad fox which scared all the inhabitants of the forest.

Director: Yuriy Norshteyn | Star: Viktor Khokhryakov

Votes: 413

33. Tiyanaks (2007)

Action, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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 »

Director: Mark A. Reyes | Stars: Rica Peralejo, Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, JC de Vera

Votes: 30

34. Crane's Feathers (1977)

10 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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An old man who took in and nursed a wounded crane is visited by a young, beautifully dressed woman.

Director: Ideya Garanina

Votes: 71

35. Teeny-Tiny and the Witch Woman (1980)

14 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.4
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Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Marie Rosulková

Votes: 32

36. Tahir ile Zühre (1952)

113 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kenan Artun, Settar Körmükçü, Muazzez Arçay

Votes: 9

37. Arzu ile Kamber (1952)

111 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kenan Artun, Settar Körmükçü, Muazzez Arçay

Votes: 9

38. Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby (1991 Video Game)

Adventure, Family

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Interactive storybook based on 19th century African American folktales about cunning Br'er Rabbit and his two thick pursuers Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. The two villains create a tar doll to try to trap Br'er Rabbit and eat him.

Director: Orlando Fernandez | Stars: Danny Glover, Phil Proctor

39. Keloglan (1948)

Comedy

7.4
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Director: Vedat Örfi Bengü | Stars: Ismail Dümbüllü, Suzan Yakar Rutkay, Mehmet Karaca, Vedat Karaokçu

Votes: 21

40. Zlydni (2005)

12 min | Animation, Short

8.0
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Director: Stepan Koval | Stars: Yuri Kovalenko, Aleksandr Lenkov, Yevgeni Shakh, Irma Vitovskaya

Votes: 101

41. Girlfriend (1989)

10 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Director: Elena Gavrilko

Votes: 24

42. U strakha glaza veliki (1946)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.6
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Directors: Olga Khodatayeva, Pyotr Nosov | Star: Grigoriy Shpigel

Votes: 9

43. Keloglan (1965)

Comedy, Fantasy

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

Votes: 27

44. Tayozhnaya skazka (1951)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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Animated adaptation of Evenki folk tale.

Directors: Olga Khodatayeva, Evgeniy Raykovskiy | Stars: Zhanna Balashova, Yulyen Balmusov, Tatyana Barysheva, Tatyana Kanaeva

Votes: 14

45. Jack the Giantkiller (1982 Video Game)

Family, Fantasy

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46. Zaloglu Rüstem (1966)

Adventure, History

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

47. Repka (1936)

Animation, Short, Family

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Animated adaptation of Russian folk tale "Repka" ("The Giant Turnip").

Director: Sarra Mokil

48. Jack the Giant Killer (1925)

Animation, Short

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Director: Herbert M. Dawley

49. Antti Puuhaara (1976)

107 min | Drama

5.7
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Directors: Katariina Lahti, Heikki Partanen, Riitta Rautoma | Stars: Markku Blomqvist, Pertti Hilkamo, Maritta Viitamäki, Eero Melasniemi

Votes: 18

50. Chudo-melnitsa (1950)

18 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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Animated adaptation of Russian folk tale "Zhernovki".

Director: Olga Khodatayeva | Stars: Nikolai Aleksandrovich, Boris Chirkov, Georgiy Millyar

Votes: 9