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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:insanity, anger, magic, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:china, castle, ship, woods, forest
Characters:dancer, soldier
Period:1870s, 1800s
Story:rabbit, rose garden, queen, battle for throne, fire breathing dragon, rivalry over throne, falling down a hole, falling into a hole, throne, magical potion, rose bush, white rose, red rose, talking frog, talking mouse, top hat, queen of hearts, red queen, evil queen, slaying a dragon

Alice In Wonderland (1951)
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:forest
Story:white rabbit, rose garden, falling into a hole, queen of hearts, animal wearing clothes, anthropomorphic animal, rabbit, talking animal, cheshire cat, talking cat, rocking horse, anthropomorphic flower, talking flower, growing in size, sudden change in size, changing size, mad hatter, dodo, sentenced to death, teapot

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, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:forest, castle, woods
Characters:dancer, soldier
Story:evil queen, rocking horse, horse and carriage, candelabra, throne, fantasy world, crown, horseback riding, female warrior, torch, lifting someone into the air, hat, wound, queen, pig, self sacrifice, rabbit, 19th century, attempted murder, flash forward

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster, escape
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon, dragon, journey, sword fight, live action remake, cocoon, mushroom, invisibility, teleportation, stabbed in the eye, eye patch, knife throwing, 3 dimensional, prophecy, female warrior, blockbuster, quest, spear, key, fictional war

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
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, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Story:red rose, talking animal, fish out of water, sword fight, live action remake, teapot, candelabra, windmill, teleportation, rose, anthropomorphism, clock, torch, blockbuster, chess, queen, garden, lightning, attempted murder, flash forward

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger, magic, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, ship, woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:throne, crown, knife throwing, prophecy, impostor, torch, blockbuster, spear, queen, self sacrifice, execution, fictional war, severed head, map, prisoner, army, candle, subjective camera, decapitation, london england

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Themes:insanity, escape
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:ruins, battle, dragon, sword fight, live action remake, suit of armor, lord, banishment, crown, invisibility, 3 dimensional, female warrior, blockbuster, spear, destiny, pig, self sacrifice, rabbit, necklace, fictional war

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.

Themes:magic, escape
Locations:castle, ship, woods, forest
Story:queen, sword fight, lord, throne, crown, horseback riding, knife throwing, 3 dimensional, female warrior, torch, cake, spear, destiny, chess, lightning, key, flash forward, necklace, no opening credits, fish

10,000 Bc (2008) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster
Characters:dancer
Story:sailing ship, horse, manacles, vulture, hunt, prophecy, telescope, torch, quest, wound, spear, destiny, self sacrifice, lightning, liar, flash forward, journey, fictional war, bird, prisoner

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, monster, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Story:trumpeter, alice in wonderland, riddle, eyeball, fantasy world, celebration, clock, torch, lifting someone into the air, quest, sister, garden, lightning, journey, candle, subjective camera, running, sword, battle, cat

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? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, power struggle, scroll, crown, doubt, teleportation, female warrior, torch, blockbuster, queen, self sacrifice, lightning, fictional war, no opening credits, bird, severed head, map, prisoner, army, subjective camera

The Last Airbender (2010)
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, escape, surrealism
Locations:castle, ship, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, lord, banishment, scroll, 3 dimensional, female warrior, torch, quest, spear, destiny, self sacrifice, dragon, journey, fictional war, no opening credits, fish, map, army, candle, battle

Dracula Untold (2014) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:army, sword fight, suit of armor, lord, scroll, throne, crown, knife throwing, torch, spear, destiny, self sacrifice, lightning, attempted murder, flash forward, no opening credits, map, candle, subjective camera, running

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:anger, escape, fear
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:talking animal, falling, torch, blockbuster, quest, spear, monkey, self sacrifice, attempted murder, journey, fictional war, no opening credits, map, prisoner, army, subjective camera, little girl, hallucination, battle, slow motion scene

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)

Locations:ship
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, throne, stabbed in the eye, knife throwing, eye gouging, 3 dimensional, prophecy, female warrior, torch, spear, destiny, queen, lightning, execution, no opening credits, severed head, army, decapitation, sword, battle

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. This is why Thor (2011) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape
Locations:castle
Characters:soldier
Story:throne, rivalry over throne, fish out of water, sword fight, banishment, falling, teleportation, eye patch, sibling rivalry, female warrior, blockbuster, spear, queen, first part, self sacrifice, lightning, fictional war, no opening credits, prisoner, army

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape
Locations:forest
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, stabbed in the eye, knife throwing, 3 dimensional, female warrior, torch, spear, destiny, self sacrifice, lightning, fictional war, no opening credits, severed head, map, prisoner, army, decapitation, hallucination, sword, battle

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:insanity, anger, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, ship, woods, forest
Characters:dancer, soldier
Story:destiny, fish out of water, sword fight, suit of armor, crown, teleportation, impostor, female warrior, blockbuster, spear, queen, self sacrifice, lightning, attempted murder, flash forward, journey, no opening credits, map, army, piano

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, surrealism
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Story:fire breathing dragon, sword fight, drawbridge, falling, crown, rose, prophecy, celebration, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, cake, spear, queen, rabbit, dragon, fairy tale, fish, army, sword, battle

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster, escape
Locations:castle, forest
Story:journey, fire breathing dragon, falling down a hole, dragon, sword fight, live action remake, hedgehog, riddle, invisibility, butterfly, 3 dimensional, quest, first part, key, severed head, map, sword, fire, based on novel, flashback

Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
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? This is why Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster
Locations:castle, ship, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon, sailing ship, sword fight, battle, crown, stabbed in the eye, prophecy, celebration, quest, spear, queen, actor playing multiple roles, dragon, no opening credits, severed head, army, decapitation, sword, slow motion scene, dream

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster, escape, surrealism
Story:fish out of water, sword fight, firefly, stairway, teleportation, butterfly, female warrior, spear, garden, lightning, necklace, fictional war, painter, bird, candle, piano, painting, sword, battle, slow motion scene

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:escape, surrealism
Locations:castle
Characters:dancer, soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon, imagination, face slap, sword fight, alice in wonderland, stabbed in the eye, female warrior, self sacrifice, dragon, key, journey, no opening credits, severed head, map, candle, decapitation, hallucination, handcuffs, sword, battle

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster, escape, surrealism
Locations:forest, castle, ship, woods
Characters:soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon, lord, magical sword, sword fight, banishment, scroll, horseback riding, beheading, 3 dimensional, spear, dragon, necklace, no opening credits, severed head, map, army, candle, decapitation, sword, battle

The Golden Compass (2007) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Golden Compass (2007)

It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust--discovered in the vast Arctic expanse of the North--was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, 'gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle... (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape, surrealism
Locations:ship, forest
Story:animal, talking animal, talking cat, lord, throne, fantasy world, prophecy, clock, blockbuster, mouse, quest, spear, monkey, first part, rabbit, necklace, fictional war, no opening credits, bird, map

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. This is why Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:ship
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, throne, doubt, horseback riding, sibling rivalry, prophecy, torch, frog, spear, destiny, lightning, liar, flash forward, journey, no opening credits, fish, army, candle, subjective camera, hallucination

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, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, ship
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, fish out of water, blowing smoke in someone's face, flamingo, firefly, false name, canceled wedding, potion, telescope, anthropomorphism, frog, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, first part, self sacrifice, lightning, 19th century, fairy tale, fish

Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:anger, escape, fear
Characters:dancer, soldier
Story:face slap, sword fight, juggler, scroll, crown, stabbed in the eye, torch, blockbuster, spear, destiny, monkey, queen, lightning, attempted murder, flash forward, execution, no opening credits, severed head, map, army

Coraline (2009) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. (Read More)

Themes:anger, monster, fear, surrealism
Locations:woods, forest
Story:talking animal, talking cat, riddle, fantasy world, balcony, 3 dimensional, impostor, lifting someone into the air, mouse, cake, garden, flowers, lightning, key, candle, little girl, piano, cat, female protagonist, dream

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:anger, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:ship
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, repeated line, code, knife throwing, female warrior, torch, quest, spear, destiny, chess, key, flash forward, execution, fictional war, no opening credits, prisoner, army, subjective camera, hallucination, painting

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. This is why Shrek (2001) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:lord, fairy tale, fire breathing dragon, talking animal, windmill, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, mouse, quest, spear, destiny, first part, pig, dragon, subjective camera, sword, battle, fire, character name in title, kiss

Robin Hood (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? (Read More)

Locations:castle, ship, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:killed with a sword, face slap, sword fight, crown, horseback riding, torch, queen, no opening credits, map, army, decapitation, london england, sword, battle, slow motion scene, horse, fire, dancing, mother son relationship, character name in title

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
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, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:top hat, talking animal, fish out of water, banishment, throne, crown, doubt, prophecy, impostor, imagination, anthropomorphism, quest, spear, sister, monkey, lightning, attempted murder, necklace, journey, fictional war

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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, escape, fear
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Story:queen, magical potion, evil queen, anthropomorphic animal, banishment, vulture, throne, crown, anthropomorphism, lightning, rabbit, 19th century, attempted murder, fairy tale, lie, horse, female protagonist, kiss, character name in title, f rated

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)

Locations:forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, butterfly, frog, blockbuster, twin, self sacrifice, lightning, rabbit, animal, bird, lie, fire, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, based on novel, fight, dog

The Mummy (2017)
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. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:anger, magic, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:destiny, face slap, throne, torch, self sacrifice, lightning, attempted murder, flash forward, no opening credits, army, subjective camera, hallucination, london england, battle, slow motion scene, horse, dream, fire, fight, flashback

Eragon (2006) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Eragon (2006)

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:dragon, fire breathing dragon, prophecy, army, fantasy world, quest, spear, destiny, journey, fictional war, subjective camera, running, sword, battle, horse, character name in title, based on novel, fight

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

When his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon's son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods. Meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised in his teacher. His physically handicapped best friend Grover reveals that Percy is a demigod and that he is his protector and his teacher Mr Brunner gives him a pen telling him that it is a powerful weapon. They go to Percy's house and together with his mother Sally they drive to the Camp Half-Blood. However Sally is attacked by a Minotaur and vanishes before Percy can help her. In the camp, Percy befriends the gorgeous Annabeth; when they are attacked by Hades who wants the lighting bolt for himself, Percy discovers that his mother is in the Underworld with Hades. Percy decides to travel on a dangerous quest to retrieve the lightning bolt and save his mother. Grover and Annabeth join him and Luke gives a powerful shield of his own to protect Percy. Will they be able to succeed? (Read More)

Themes:monster, escape
Locations:castle, woods
Story:lightning, sword fight, crown, beheading, teleportation, knife throwing, female warrior, quest, spear, first part, dragon, severed head, map, candle, decapitation, piano, sword, slow motion scene, fire, dancing

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queen's men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster, escape
Locations:castle, forest
Story:red rose, evil queen, queen, sword fight, mushroom, female warrior, quest, rabbit, fairy tale, fictional war, prisoner, army, dancing, character name in title, f rated, kiss, fight

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, monster, fear
Locations:forest
Characters:soldier
Story:battle, forced perspective, repeated line, mushroom, hunt, horseback riding, knife throwing, 3 dimensional, impostor, female warrior, anthropomorphism, torch, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, spear, queen, twin, self sacrifice, fictional war, no opening credits

Reign Of Fire (2002) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Reign Of Fire (2002)

It is twenty years in the future, and the planet has been devastated by vicious fire-breathing dragons. The last vestiges of humanity now struggle for survival at remote outposts. In a ruined castle in the English countryside, Quinn is desperately trying to hold together a band of frightened, restless survivors. As a boy, Quinn watched his mother die protecting him from one of the beasts, and is still haunted by the memory. One day, a group of American rogues shows up, led by a brash, tough-guy named Van Zan. He claims to have discovered a way to kill the dragons once and for all, and enlists Quinn's help. But doing so will force Quinn to confront his own frightening memories. This, and Quinn's responsibilities to those that are under his protection, results in a battle of wills between the two men. In the end, events cause them both to realize that they must work together to defeat the monsters--both without and within. This is why Reign Of Fire (2002) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear
Locations:castle
Characters:soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon, sword fight, fire, dragonslayer, power struggle, telescope, celebration, dragon, flash forward, fictional war, map, london england, sword, battle, horse, father son relationship, mother son relationship, fight

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (2010)

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are stranded in Cambridge, living in the house of their obnoxious cousin Eustace, while the grown-ups Susan and Peter are living in the USA with their parents. When a painting of a ship sailing on the sea of Narnia overflows water in their room, Lucy, Edmund and Eustace are transported to the ocean of Narnia and rescued by King Caspian and the crew of the ship The Dawn Treader. Caspian explains that Narnia has been in peace for three years but before he took his throne back, his uncle tried to kill the seven lords of Telmar, who were the closest and most loyal friends of his father. They fled to The Lone Island and no one has ever heard anything about them. Now Caspian is seeking out the lords of Telmar with his Captain Drinian, the talking mouse Reepicheep and his loyal men. Soon, they discover that an evil form of green mist is threatening Narnia and the siblings and their cousin join Caspian in a quest to retrieve the seven swords of the seven lords of Telmar to save Narnia from evil. (Read More)

Locations:ship
Story:talking mouse, sailing ship, talking animal, sword fight, throne, invisibility, mouse, quest, spear, dragon, fictional war, painting, sword, battle, f rated

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:anger, monster, escape, surrealism
Locations:castle, ship, woods, forest
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, lord, throne, repeated line, eyeball, falling, hunt, female warrior, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, sister, self sacrifice, attempted murder, flash forward, fictional war, handcuffs, sword, battle, slow motion scene

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:insanity, monster, escape, fear
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:soldier
Story:sword fight, lord, hunt, invisibility, female warrior, lifting someone into the air, self sacrifice, no opening credits, severed head, subjective camera, decapitation, sword, battle, slow motion scene, fire

Gladiator (2000) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. (Read More)

Themes:escape, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:soldier
Story:execution, face slap, sword fight, forced perspective, power struggle, scroll, throne, slap, crown, torch, blockbuster, wound, spear, sister, self sacrifice, journey, no opening credits, severed head, map, prisoner

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. This is why The Adventures Of Tintin (2011) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:ship
Story:sailing ship, sword fight, scroll, eye patch, 3 dimensional, torch, lightning, key, journey, painter, bird, fish, map, prisoner, mansion, hallucination, running, sword, cat, fire

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape
Locations:ship
Characters:dancer
Story:fish out of water, lord, windmill, stairway, horseback riding, invisibility, telescope, celebration, spear, lightning, no opening credits, bird, fish, army, candle, running, slow motion scene, horse, fire, dancing

El Laberinto Del Fauno (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, War

El Laberinto Del Fauno (2006)

In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (Read More)

Themes:magic, monster, escape, fear, surrealism
Locations:forest, woods
Characters:soldier
Story:army, mythical creature, alice in wonderland, throne, eyeball, fantasy world, pocket watch, falling, horseback riding, rose, imagination, frog, lifting someone into the air, wound, sister, queen, garden, self sacrifice, rabbit, liar

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:escape, surrealism
Characters:soldier
Story:anthropomorphic animal, talking animal, sword fight, 3 dimensional, female warrior, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, sister, first part, self sacrifice, lightning, fictional war, prisoner, army, handcuffs, hallucination, sword, battle, slow motion scene, dancing

Stardust (2007)
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, escape, surrealism
Locations:forest
Period:1870s, 1800s
Story:throne, sword fight, falling, crown, invisibility, telescope, mouse, queen, lightning, attempted murder, necklace, no opening credits, bird, candle, running, sword, horse, fire, dancing, based on novel

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