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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:redemption, magic, deception, escape, marriage, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, woods, village, boat, snow, forest
Characters:maid, warrior, girl, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, witch, girl riding a horse, girl horse relationship, playing bagpipes, female archer, archer, medieval times, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, scotland, disney princess, queen, axe throwing, princess, birthday present, female warrior, magic spell, black magic, work horse

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, woods, village, boat, forest
Characters:maid, warrior
Story:bow and arrow, medieval times, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, black magic, knife throwing, foot chase, animal killing, throne, fight the system, archer, heir, young version of character, crown, archery, strongman, kingdom, aerial shot, punched in the chest, rowboat

Hercules (2014)
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:redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, female archer, spear throwing, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, knife throwing, animal killing, archer, strongman, crow, kingdom, aerial shot, 3 dimensional, target practice, shield, animal attack, fate, torch, spear

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:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, woods, village, boat, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:princess, bow and arrow, female archer, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, destiny, axe throwing, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, matriarchy, scottish accent, archer, female hero, young version of character, crown, archery, kingdom, aerial shot, punched in the chest

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge
Locations:ship, boat
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, knife throwing, throne, archer, young version of character, crow, rainstorm, 3 dimensional, target practice, shield, torch, heavy rain, spear, destiny, queen

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? This is why The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, woods, village, boat, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, knife throwing, foot chase, tapestry, animal killing, kingdom, 3 dimensional, shield, animal attack, falling down stairs, spear, shot in the arm, waterfall, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, key

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:redemption, magic, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, village, woods, snow, forest
Characters:girl, maid
Story:prince, magic spell, sword fight, suitor, young version of character, kingdom, aerial shot, rainstorm, animal attack, strong female lead, torch, slapstick comedy, heavy rain, falling down stairs, fireplace, chess, queen, lightning, race against time, prologue

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:magic, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, woods, village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, black magic, tough girl, sword fight, clan, animal killing, crown, kingdom, aerial shot, punched in the chest, shadow, shield, animal attack, torch, sheep, rebel, prince, queen, lightning, race against time

Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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:redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:ship, village
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, apple, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, knife throwing, foot chase, fight the system, archer, macguffin, young version of character, archery, aerial shot, punched in the chest, bravery, shield, fate, torch

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)

Themes:revenge
Locations:castle, ship, village, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, medieval times, shot with an arrow, tough girl, sword fight, irish wolfhound, scottish accent, archer, domineering mother, crown, horseback riding, arrow, rowboat, shield, torch, fireplace, queen, legend, king, no opening credits

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 Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:destiny, princess, black magic, foot chase, throne, heir, macguffin, crow, aerial shot, punched in the chest, target practice, bravery, fate, torch, lightning, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, screaming, prologue, curse

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:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, medieval times, black magic, sword fight, knife throwing, lord, throne, crown, kingdom, rainstorm, pride, shield, animal attack, torch, heavy rain, spear, destiny, prince, lightning, screaming

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:village, ship, boat
Characters:maid, warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, king, female warrior, tough girl, rescue, lord, hide and seek, animal killing, fight the system, heir, young version of character, aerial shot, rainstorm, punched in the chest, rowboat, 3 dimensional, bravery, shield, animal attack

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, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:village, forest, castle, woods, snow
Characters:warrior, girl
Story:bow and arrow, curse, female warrior, tough girl, one legged man, tracker, throne, banquet, stable, crown, horseback riding, crow, shadow, apple, torch, slapstick comedy, queen, race against time, prologue, flash forward

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:deception, escape, marriage, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, king, thrown from a horse, sword fight, clothes ripping, animal killing, banquet, archer, young version of character, crown, archery, arrow, kingdom, aerial shot, rainstorm, bravery, shield, animal attack

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. This is why 47 Ronin (2013) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:forest, castle, ship, woods, village, snow
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, lord, shot with an arrow, magic spell, sword fight, foot chase, hunting party, animal killing, archer, young version of character, horseback riding, kingdom, 3 dimensional, heavy rain, spear, shot in the arm, prologue, legend, necklace, witch

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, village, snow, forest
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, female warrior, sword fight, lord, kingdom, rowboat, 3 dimensional, torch, spear, spirit, destiny, prince, on the run, training, princess, no opening credits, fish, montage, good versus evil, river

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:woods, boat, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, bear, foot chase, hunting party, tracker, archer, young version of character, archery, horseback riding, rainstorm, bravery, animal attack, torch, heavy rain, spear, shot in the arm, waterfall, lightning, on the run

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:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, boat, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, female archer, shadow, king, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, lord, scottish accent, animal killing, bow, archer, crown, archery, 3 dimensional, shield, animal attack, fate, spear, destiny

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:snow, woods, forest
Characters:warrior, girl, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, female archer, shot with an arrow, female warrior, tough girl, foot chase, animal killing, bow, fight the system, archer, sign language, aerial shot, bravery, animal attack, strong female lead, fate, rebel, heavy rain, spear, destiny

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father, a nobleman loyal to King Richard the Lionhearted, has been murdered by the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham, who helped install Richard's treacherous brother, Prince John, as king while Richard is overseas fighting the Crusades. When Robin returns home, he vows to avenge his father's death and restore Richard to the throne. Even though Maid Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread. This is why Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:escape, magic
Locations:forest, castle, village
Characters:maid, warrior
Story:bow and arrow, throne, medieval times, shot with an arrow, king, sword fight, knife throwing, lord, archer, archery, horseback riding, arrow, rowboat, torch, rebel, prince, witch, ambush, good versus evil, river

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, escape, marriage
Locations:castle, ship, woods, forest
Characters:girl, teenager
Story:queen, throne, destiny, female warrior, sword fight, knife throwing, lord, crown, horseback riding, 3 dimensional, fate, torch, cake, spear, chess, teenage girl, lightning, key, flash forward, necklace

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:redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:woods, village, snow, forest
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, spear throwing, animal killing, bow, sign language, arrow, aerial shot, shadow, animal attack, fate, torch, heavy rain, spear, waterfall, race against time, no opening credits, montage, axe, ambush

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, escape
Locations:woods, village, forest
Story:bow and arrow, black magic, tough girl, sword fight, tracker, young version of character, 3 dimensional, buttocks, shot in the arm, waterfall, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, curse, witch, axe, ambush, good versus evil, showdown, sword, tough guy

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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, deception, escape, revenge
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, foot chase, teenage hero, macguffin, crow, rainstorm, shadow, heavy rain, spear, teenage girl, lightning, transformation, necklace, witch, ambush, good versus evil, birthday, showdown

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. This is why Beauty And The Beast (1991) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic, marriage
Locations:village, castle, woods, snow, forest
Characters:girl
Story:prince, girl riding a horse, girl horse relationship, shot with an arrow, disney princess, magic spell, black magic, work horse, rider horse relationship, human becoming an animal, female hero, arrow, 3 dimensional, sheep, fireplace, race against time, curse, transformation, princess, no opening credits

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
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Story:princess, birthday, disney princess, king, sword fight, betrothal, lute, human becoming an animal, broom, crown, arrow, kingdom, shield, cake, spear, prince, queen, teenage girl, curse, witch

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge
Locations:boat, snow
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, foot chase, young version of character, punched in the chest, 3 dimensional, target practice, falling down stairs, shot in the arm, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, training, no opening credits, ambush, good versus evil, showdown, sword, tough guy

Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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? (Read More)

Themes:redemption, magic, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, king, sword fight, archer, heir, crown, archery, kingdom, cgi animation, shield, animal attack, buttocks, computer animation, spear, queen, curse, legend, no opening credits, good versus evil

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, deception, escape
Locations:snow, castle, woods, forest
Characters:girl
Story:queen, princess, kingdom, disney princess, black magic, throne, crown, crow, apple, fate, prince, lightning, curse, transformation, witch, good versus evil, horse, female protagonist, brother brother relationship, chase

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. This is why X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, fate, female warrior, tough girl, foot chase, teenage hero, young version of character, aerial shot, scene after end credits, punched in the chest, target practice, bravery, strong female lead, torch, teen angst, spear, strong female character, teenage girl, lightning, race against time

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:shot with an arrow, female warrior, tough girl, knife throwing, tracking, fight the system, punched in the chest, 3 dimensional, target practice, animal attack, heavy rain, strong female character, lightning, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, on the run, transformation, no opening credits, ambush

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception, escape, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, tough girl, foot chase, sign language, aerial shot, punched in the chest, target practice, looking at oneself in a mirror, heavy rain, falling down stairs, shot in the arm, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, on the run, no opening credits, montage, ambush, showdown, tough guy, punched in the face

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:deception, escape
Locations:castle, woods, boat
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, lightning, female warrior, sword fight, knife throwing, teenage hero, crown, shield, strong female lead, spear, strong female character, race against time, prologue, training, transformation, montage, good versus evil, river, sword

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. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:ship, village, boat
Story:bow and arrow, sword fight, throne, archer, horseback riding, shield, animal attack, torch, sheep, heavy rain, spear, destiny, prince, chicken, lightning, race against time, flash forward, king, no opening credits, fish

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. This is why The Little Mermaid (1989) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, boat
Characters:maid, teenager
Story:king, witch, disney princess, prince, magic spell, redheaded girl, fiery redhead, female hero, wish, kingdom, rowboat, animal attack, teen angst, teenage girl, lightning, transformation, princess, fish, good versus evil, birthday

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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:tough girl, foot chase, lord, teenage hero, hit in the face, bravery, strong female lead, strong female character, race against time, prologue, curse, legend, on the run, no opening credits, ambush, good versus evil, birthday, showdown, sword, rescue

The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, axe throwing, knife throwing, tracker, archer, archery, aerial shot, target practice, bravery, torch, falling down stairs, shot in the arm, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, on the run, training, montage, axe, ambush

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
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, redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, woods, forest
Characters:girl
Story:spear throwing, witch, foot chase, throne, crown, hit in the face, strongman, crow, kingdom, bravery, animal attack, apple, slapstick comedy, looking at oneself in a mirror, falling down stairs, spear, waterfall, lightning, screaming, on the run

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:redemption, deception, escape, revenge
Locations:castle, ship, woods, snow, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, tough girl, tracker, lord, scottish accent, throne, young version of character, arrow, aerial shot, scene after end credits, punched in the chest, slapstick comedy, shot in the arm, race against time, character repeating someone else's dialogue, prologue, flash forward, on the run, training, transformation

10,000 Bc (2008) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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. This is why 10,000 Bc (2008) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:village, boat, snow
Characters:warrior, girl
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, horse, tracking, archery, aerial shot, rainstorm, target practice, shield, animal attack, torch, spear, destiny, lightning, prologue, legend, flash forward, witch, river, punched in the face

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.

Themes:deception
Locations:snow, woods, forest
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, female archer, female warrior, tough girl, teenage hero, fight the system, female hero, archery, sign language, strong female lead, heavy rain, falling down stairs, strong female character, teenage girl, race against time, no opening credits, axe, ambush, good versus evil, river

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:redemption, revenge
Locations:village, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, female warrior, knife throwing, foot chase, clan, archery, horseback riding, arrow, 3 dimensional, bravery, animal attack, strong female lead, fate, torch, spear, strong female character, queen, waterfall, training

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:snow, woods, forest
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, female archer, female warrior, tough girl, teenage hero, animal killing, fight the system, female hero, archery, sign language, rainstorm, animal attack, strong female lead, heavy rain, spear, strong female character, lightning, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, no opening credits

How To Train Your Dragon (2010) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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)

Themes:escape
Locations:village, forest, castle, ship, boat
Characters:warrior, teenager
Story:medieval times, female warrior, tough girl, peg leg, scottish accent, teenage hero, cgi animation, rainstorm, shadow, 3 dimensional, bravery, shield, sheep, computer animation, heavy rain, waterfall, teenage girl, lightning, training, no opening credits

Hanna (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Hanna (2011)

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. This is why Hanna (2011) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:snow, forest
Characters:girl, teenager
Story:bow and arrow, female warrior, knife throwing, foot chase, target practice, strong female lead, strong female character, teenage girl, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, training, punched in the face, slow motion scene, shot in the chest, shot to death, female protagonist, coming of age, knife, title spoken by character, mother daughter relationship

The Wolverine (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:woods, snow, forest
Characters:girl, warrior
Story:bow and arrow, shot with an arrow, female warrior, tough girl, sword fight, foot chase, clan, arrow, rainstorm, 3 dimensional, apple, looking at oneself in a mirror, strong female character, shot in the arm, bear, character repeating someone else's dialogue, on the run, no opening credits, axe, ambush

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Themes:escape, marriage
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior
Story:princess, bow and arrow, prince, king, black magic, sword fight, foot chase, throne, macguffin, crown, kingdom, shield, strong female lead, destiny, strong female character, on the run, no opening credits, axe, ambush, good versus evil

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) is one of the best movies like Brave (2012)
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:redemption, magic, deception
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:teenager
Story:black magic, tough girl, teenage hero, broom, female hero, young version of character, bravery, strong female lead, destiny, strong female character, waterfall, race against time, curse, legend, witch, ambush, good versus evil, showdown, sword, rescue

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, marriage, revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:maid, warrior
Story:female warrior, heir, 3 dimensional, bravery, shield, fate, looking at oneself in a mirror, destiny, lightning, race against time, screaming, prologue, on the run, no opening credits, montage, ambush, good versus evil, showdown, bare butt, tough guy

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