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1. Aladdin (2019)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

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

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Billy Magnussen, Mena Massoud

2. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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86 Metascore

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: 309,179 | Gross: $217.35M

3. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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83 Metascore

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 218,573 | Gross: $53.36M

4. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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57 Metascore

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: 99,993 | Gross: $32.06M

5. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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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: 130,048 | Gross: $149.26M

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

Not Rated | 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: 28,660

7. The Adventures of Sinbad (1996–1998)

60 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The Adventures of Sindbad across the seven seas in a brand new version. Sindbad and his shipmates encounter a numerous strange and dangerous situations on their journey but they always find... See full summary »

Stars: Zen Gesner, George Buza, Tim Progosh, Oris Erhuero

Votes: 1,491

8. Otesánek (2000)

132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 5,445 | Gross: $0.12M

9. 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: Yuri Norstein | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 5,465

10. 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: 783

11. Swan Lake (1981)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.8
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A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Keiko Takeshita, Tarô Shigaki, Asao Koike, Yôko Asagami

Votes: 618

12. Sedmero krkavcu (2015)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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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: 251

13. 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: 5,274

14. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 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: 890

15. 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: 245

16. Belle Dormant (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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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: 77

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

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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The action takes place on a Ukrainian farm. The elderly guard dog is not needed by anyone, and the owners decide to drive him away from the yard. The last straw that filled their cup of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,459

18. La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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: 1,007

19. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.6
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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: 449

20. Aladdin (I) (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Sega Genesis/Master Drive version of the Aladdin game made by Virgin Games USA. Loosely based on the film Aladdin (1992), Aladdin must defeat the evil sorcerer Jafar and win the heart of Princess Jasmine.

Votes: 645

21. Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp (1906)

12 min | Short, Fantasy

6.5
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The legend of Aladdin and his magic lamp: Aladdin finds a magic lamp which brings him wealth, luxury, and marriage to a princess. But his rival, an evil magician, steals the lamp for ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Star: Georges Vinter

Votes: 309

22. Tsaplya i zhuravl (1974)

10 min | Animation, Short

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

Director: Yuri Norstein | Star: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy

Votes: 584

23. 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

24. 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: 78

25. Aladin (1946)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Director: Vicente Salumbides | Stars: Norma Blancaflor, Jaime de la Rosa, Naty Bernardo, Salvador Zaragoza

Votes: 6

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

Not Rated | 14 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.4
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This is a deviously scary story about a boy who outsmarts an old witch-woman before she can have him and his brothers for dinner.

Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Marie Rosulková

Votes: 40

27. O Marysce a Vlcím hrádku (1979)

15 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.0
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A fairy-tale about a brave, self-sacrificial and faithful girl named Maryska who sets free an enchanted princess and her twelve maids from a mysterious castle.

Directors: Edgar Dutka, Vlasta Pospísilová | Star: Ota Sklencka

Votes: 5

28. Jack the Giantkiller (1982 Video Game)

Family, Fantasy

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29. Jack the Giant Killer (1925)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Herbert M. Dawley



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