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

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

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

Themes:regret, inheritance, obsession, magic, dance, marriage, surrealism
Mood:affection
Locations:village, castle, france, snow, forest, bar
Characters:villain, hostage
Story:beast, prince, spell, disney princess, wolf attack, magic spell, reference to beauty and the beast, beast in title, beauty and the beast, anthropomorphic clock, mantle clock, pendulum clock, shot with an arrow, master servant relationship, human turned into an animal, man turned into an animal, animal love, animal lover, human becoming an animal, human animal relationship

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

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:obsession, magic, dance, surrealism
Locations:castle, village, france, snow, forest, bar
Characters:hostage
Story:beast, prince, magic spell, beauty and the beast, mantle clock, animal lover, beast's heart, unconventional romance, feather duster, bibliophilia, love for animals, wolves, teacup, candlestick, teapot, chauvinism, wardrobe, candelabra, based on fairy tale, angry mob

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, marriage
Locations:castle, village, snow, forest
Story:disney princess, magic spell, shot with an arrow, spell, human becoming an animal, princess, black magic, female hero, girl riding a horse, work horse, girl horse relationship, rider horse relationship, horse riding, beast, arrow, 3 dimensional, sheep, royalty, fireplace, prince

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
Locations:snow, castle, forest
Characters:villain
Story:princess, disney princess, black magic, magical mirror, mirror, candlestick, sneeze, based on fairy tale, friends who live together, spell, disney, thunderstorm, anthropomorphism, servant, hunter, royalty, prince, 2d animation, curse, transformation

Sleeping Beauty (1959) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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

Themes:magic, dance, surrealism
Locations:castle, france, forest
Story:disney princess, princess, spell, human becoming an animal, horse riding, plate, firework, based on fairy tale, friends who live together, young woman, disney, arrow, rose, blockbuster, royalty, egg, prince, 2d animation, curse, fairy tale

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. This is why The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:village, forest, castle, snow
Characters:hostage
Story:curse, candelabra, sitting, tavern, selfishness, tower, spell, wolf, pig, race against time, transformation, fairy tale, animal, candle, book, falling from height, love triangle, battle, rescue, mirror

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:magic, dance, surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:disney princess, magic spell, prince, female hero, interspecies romance, lifting a female into the air, based on fairy tale, curiosity, friends who live together, sidekick, spell, disney, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, royalty, heroine, 2d animation, transformation, fairy tale, princess

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:castle, village, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:shot with an arrow, black magic, battering ram, part computer animation, tavern, tower, bat, disfigurement, blockbuster, royalty, wolf, character's point of view camera shot, attack, transformation, candle, good versus evil, subjective camera, falling from height, battle, rescue

Mononoke-hime (1997) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Mononoke-hime (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. (Read More)

Locations:forest, village
Story:human animal relationship, curse, princess, wolves, young woman, blockbuster, enemy, hunter, heroine, wolf, prince, duel, transformation, animal, battle, hero, horse, cult film, character name in title

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:magic, surrealism
Locations:castle, forest
Story:female hero, rescue, lifting a male into the air, sitting, beast, selfishness, steampunk, spell, pet dog, clock, race against time, transformation, crying, candle, good versus evil, subjective camera, tears, book, battle, mirror

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 Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:castle, forest
Story:princess, fairy tale, shot with an arrow, rescue, magical mirror, interspecies romance, candlestick, tower, sidekick, spell, disfigurement, blockbuster, hunter, wolf, pig, curse, duel, transformation, subjective camera, beer

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

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

Themes:regret, magic, surrealism
Locations:castle, village, snow, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:black magic, part computer animation, wilhelm scream, disfigurement, inventor, sheep, blockbuster, wolf, prince, race against time, attack, curse, library, duel, transformation, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, book, falling from height

Aladdin (1992) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:snow
Characters:villain
Story:princess, disney princess, prince, pants falling down, lifting a female into the air, title appears in song, based on fairy tale, part computer animation, friends who live together, young woman, 18th century, sidekick, wilhelm scream, disney, anthropomorphism, sheep, blockbuster, 2d animation, transformation, good versus evil

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:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:teacup, teapot, sneeze, title appears in song, rose, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, egg, tea, 2d animation, reading, transformation, fairy tale, animal, tears, falling from height, female protagonist, crying, fire, cult film

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
Locations:castle, village, snow, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:shot with an arrow, friends who live together, disfigurement, 3 dimensional, blockbuster, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, transformation, unrequited love, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, falling from height, love triangle, battle, rescue, rain, fire, father daughter relationship, character name in title

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? This is why Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:inheritance, obsession, magic
Locations:castle, forest
Story:shot with an arrow, battle, beast's heart, candlestick, hospitality, tavern, disfigurement, servant, curse, duel, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, hero, fire, cult film, death, mother son relationship, character name in title, fight

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

In 15th century Paris, Clopin the puppeteer tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice. But Frollo was forced by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Now a young man, Quasimodo is hidden from the world by Frollo in the belltower of the cathedral. But during the Festival of Fools, Quasimodo, cheered on by his gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, decides to take part in the festivities, where he meets the lovely gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. The three of them find themselves ranged against Frollo's cruelty and his attempts to destroy the home of the gypsies, the Court of Miracles. And Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the very cathedral of Notre Dame. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:france
Story:horse riding, title appears in song, part computer animation, disney, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, 2d animation, attack, unrequited love, no opening credits, tears, falling from height, battle, hero, horse, crying, fire

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

Frozen (2013)

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

Themes:magic, marriage
Locations:snow, castle
Story:disney princess, female hero, horse riding, ballroom dancing, based on fairy tale, infatuation, sidekick, spell, disney, 3 dimensional, anthropomorphism, wolf, prince, princess, book, battle, female protagonist, death

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:snow, forest
Story:log, disney, thunderstorm, blockbuster, hunter, prince, 2d animation, animal, rescue, rain, fire, mother son relationship, character name in title, death, fight, dog

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:obsession, surrealism
Locations:castle, village, snow, forest
Story:princess, shot with an arrow, female hero, tower, steampunk, disfigurement, blockbuster, fireplace, prince, race against time, no opening credits, good versus evil, beer, falling from height, battle, rescue, horse, female protagonist, fire, fight

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To make matters worse, with the suitcase in the wrong hands, several creatures manage to escape to unknown directions. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target both Tina and Newt amid panic caused by an invisible, devastating and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc in New York's 5th Avenue. Is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions and ultimately, what will happen to the remaining magical creatures still loose in the streets? This is why Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:snow, bar
Story:magic spell, spell, black magic, teapot, steampunk, 3 dimensional, clock, blockbuster, egg, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, curse, unrequited love, animal, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, battle, rescue, rain

Dracula Untold (2014)
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:surrealism
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:black magic, tower, bat, thunderstorm, wolf, prince, character's point of view camera shot, curse, transformation, no opening credits, candle, good versus evil, subjective camera, falling from height, battle, rescue, horse, fire, mother son relationship, character name in title

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:castle, forest
Story:black magic, female hero, battle, race against time, attack, curse, duel, good versus evil, falling from height, rescue, hero, fire, cult film, character name in title, fight, death

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:village, forest
Characters:villain, hostage
Story:black magic, tavern, steampunk, spell, 3 dimensional, race against time, curse, fairy tale, good versus evil, falling from height, battle, rescue, fire, character name in title, death, fight

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
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, surrealism
Locations:castle, village, snow, forest
Characters:hostage
Story:3 dimensional, prince, attack, library, princess, no opening credits, candle, good versus evil, battle, rescue, fire, fight, death

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 Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:hostage
Story:princess, black magic, sidekick, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, attack, curse, transformation, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, beer, battle, rescue, horse, fire, death, dog, fight

Hauru No Ugoku Shiro (2004)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Hauru No Ugoku Shiro (2004)

A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, and a magician named Howl. Under the curse, Sophie sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Howl's strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Howl's fire demon, named Karishifa. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie--if she breaks the contract he is under with Howl, then Karushifa will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:castle
Story:spell, fire, young woman, steampunk, blockbuster, prince, curse, transformation, tears, mirror, rain, crying, cult film, character name in title, dog

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, surrealism
Locations:forest, castle, village, snow
Characters:hostage
Story:magic spell, shot with an arrow, beast, spell, 3 dimensional, attack, unrequited love, no opening credits, candle, battle, rescue, horse, fire, father daughter relationship, death

10,000 Bc (2008) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
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, dance
Locations:village, snow
Story:horse riding, shot with an arrow, hunter, horse, tears, falling from height, battle, rescue, rain, crying, fire, mother son relationship, death, fight

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)

In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:village, snow
Story:lifting a female into the air, spell, fireplace, prince, curse, library, no opening credits, good versus evil, book, falling from height, love triangle, rain, fire, cult film, character name in title, death

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

Shrek Forever After (2010)

The once hideous ogre Shrek is now living a good life with wife Fiona and his three children. But he soon has a meltdown in front of them and his friends during his kids' birthday party. He suddenly wants to be a real ogre like he was before he ever met Fiona. So he turns to devious deal maker Rumplestiltskin for help. At first, Shrek lives the life he once lost and everything is good. But he soon finds out that he has been set up by Rumplestiltskin, who now rules the land with an ironed fist. Teaming with friends Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots, Shrek is in for the fight of his life as he tries to get his life back before time runs out. This is why Shrek Forever After (2010) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Locations:castle
Characters:villain
Story:magical mirror, selfishness, sidekick, 3 dimensional, hunter, wolf, pig, curse, duel, fairy tale, princess, battle, hero, mirror, character name in title, fight

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:magic, marriage, surrealism
Locations:castle, forest
Story:teapot, candelabra, rose, 3 dimensional, anthropomorphism, clock, blockbuster, pig, fairy tale, animal, no opening credits, candle, subjective camera, battle, horse, female protagonist, fire, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Locations:village
Characters:hostage
Story:belgian, shot with an arrow, rescue, 3 dimensional, servant, blockbuster, hunter, fireplace, character's point of view camera shot, race against time, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, beer, falling from height, battle, fire, character name in title, death, fight

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

The Princess Bride (1987)

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

Themes:magic, marriage
Locations:castle, forest
Story:prince, princess, lifting an adult into the air, lifting a female into the air, machine, sidekick, reading, duel, fairy tale, unrequited love, good versus evil, book, horse, fire, cult film, death, mother son relationship, fight

Star Wars: Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi (1983)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi (1983)

Luke Skywalker battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo and Princess Leia reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Locations:forest
Story:princess, battle, attack, lifting an adult into the air, firework, friends who live together, spell, wilhelm scream, blockbuster, hunter, character's point of view camera shot, duel, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, falling from height, rescue, hero, fire, cult film

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? This is why Stardust (2007) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, marriage, surrealism
Locations:village, snow, forest
Story:tower, spell, prince, race against time, transformation, princess, unrequited love, no opening credits, candle, good versus evil, falling from height, rescue, mirror, horse, fire, cult film, death

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:snow, forest
Story:imax version, hairy chest, race against time, attack, curse, no opening credits, good versus evil, book, rescue, crying, fire, cult film, mother son relationship, character name in title

Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984)

Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the school attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:book, sneeze, friends who live together, beast, tower, bat, wolf, reading, fairy tale, princess, good versus evil, battle, rescue, hero, horse, cult film, fight, death

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Characters:villain
Story:princess, attack, duel, rescue, friends who live together, wilhelm scream, blockbuster, character's point of view camera shot, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, falling from height, battle, hero, fire, cult film, death, fight

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park. (Read More)

Locations:village
Story:human becoming an animal, selfishness, bat, disney, anthropomorphism, royalty, transformation, no opening credits, dinner, subjective camera, rain, cult film

The Jungle Book (1967) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Musical

The Jungle Book (1967)

Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. This is why The Jungle Book (1967) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Locations:village
Story:wolves, human animal relationship, friends who live together, disney, blockbuster, wolf, 2d animation, animal, book, rain, fire

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
Locations:snow, castle, forest
Story:shot with an arrow, mirror, based on fairy tale, tower, enemy, hunter, fairy tale, princess, character name in title, death, fight

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world. (Read More)

Locations:village, forest, castle
Story:human animal relationship, imax version, tavern, 3 dimensional, inventor, sheep, blockbuster, reading, attack, animal, no opening credits, falling from height, battle, rescue, fire, cult film, fight

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, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:princess, female hero, lifting a male into the air, rose, thunderstorm, servant, royalty, heroine, fireplace, prince, reading, transformation, fairy tale, no opening credits, four word title, good versus evil, book, battle, rescue, mirror

Star Wars (1977) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:hostage
Story:princess, rescue, attack, interspecies relationship, lifting a male into the air, lifting an adult into the air, friends who live together, young woman, wilhelm scream, blockbuster, character's point of view camera shot, duel, no opening credits, good versus evil, subjective camera, battle, hero, cult film, death, fight

Maleficent (2014)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Maleficent (2014)

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. This is why Maleficent (2014) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, marriage
Locations:forest, castle, france
Story:curse, based on fairy tale, young woman, 3 dimensional, wolf, attack, fairy tale, princess, no opening credits, battle, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, character name in title, death

Babe (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Family

Babe (1995)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? (Read More)

Mood:affection
Story:sheep, pig, firework, blockbuster, attack, dinner, falling from height, hero, horse, crying, character name in title, dog

Pinocchio (1940)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:human becoming an animal, based on fairy tale, sidekick, disney, inventor, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, 2d animation, transformation, fairy tale, candle, beer, book, mirror, rain, crying, fire, character name in title

The Golden Compass (2007) is one of the best movies like Beauty And The Beast (1991)
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, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:animal, shot with an arrow, rescue, female hero, clock, blockbuster, fireplace, wolf, curse, transformation, no opening credits, candle, battle, horse, female protagonist, fire, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, dog

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice. (Read More)

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:castle
Characters:hostage
Story:magical mirror, enchanted object, spell, fireplace, wolf, duel, transformation, good versus evil, book, falling from height, battle, rescue, hero, mirror, horse, fire, cult film, death, fight, dog

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