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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:guilt, memory, magic, deception, drunkenness, jealousy, betrayal, christmas, revenge, love, friendship
Locations:ocean, cave, village, snow
Characters:professor
Period:1990s
Story:ring of fire, love potion, magical potion, evil wizard, false memory, school of magic, magic shop, magic wand, house on fire, christmas party, black male white female relationship, walking up a wall, destroyed bridge, burnt down house, hereditary gift of witchcraft, fictitious sport, evil mark, closing eyes of dead person, bad guys win, bildungsroman

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
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, christmas, friendship
Locations:cave, snow
Period:1990s
Story:evil wizard, school of magic, magic wand, hereditary gift of witchcraft, bildungsroman, based on young adult novel, cult figure, year 1997, locket, open ended, potion, chandelier, boy with glasses, dark fantasy, returning character killed off, teleportation, wizard, strong female lead, strong female character, werewolf

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:memory, magic, deception, betrayal, friendship
Period:1990s
Story:evil wizard, school of magic, magic wand, hereditary gift of witchcraft, bildungsroman, wet jeans, based on young adult novel, cult figure, giant spider, year 1997, boy with glasses, dark fantasy, returning character killed off, teleportation, wizard, strong female lead, revelation, strong female character, werewolf, scar

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, deception, drunkenness, revenge
Locations:cave, village, snow
Story:wizard, dragon, cliffhanger, giant spider, open ended, dark fantasy, invisibility, teleportation, prophecy, killing an animal, pub, scar, tough girl, ring, poison, underwater scene, no opening credits, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. (Read More)

Themes:magic, christmas, friendship
Characters:professor
Period:1990s
Story:wizard, evil wizard, school of magic, magic wand, hereditary gift of witchcraft, fictitious sport, bildungsroman, based on young adult novel, infirmary, cult figure, orchestral music score, potion, dark fantasy, levitation, invisibility, spell, strong female lead, lifting someone into the air, strong female character, scar

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:village, snow
Story:evil wizard, dark fantasy, teleportation, wizard, revelation, eavesdropping, manipulation, scar, kicked in the face, tough girl, curse, library, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, book, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
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? (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, christmas, revenge, friendship, love
Locations:snow
Story:spell, magic wand, potion, chandelier, dark fantasy, subway station, levitation, invisibility, teleportation, wizard, orphanage, revelation, manipulation, poison, curse, necklace, no opening credits, good versus evil, slow motion scene, rain

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:ocean, cave
Story:open ended, prophecy, wizard, burned alive, scar, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, flashback, murder, blood

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
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, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Story:based on young adult novel, dark fantasy, drugged drink, teleportation, werewolf, disappearance, scar, tough girl, library, necklace, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, love triangle, slow motion scene, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, based on novel, death

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. (Read More)

Themes:memory, deception, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge
Locations:cave, snow
Characters:professor
Story:sixth part, returning character killed off, levitation, invisibility, teleportation, strong female lead, burned alive, teen angst, strong female character, kicked in the face, tough girl, underwater scene, teacher student relationship, no opening credits, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, fire

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:magic, deception, jealousy, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:cave, village
Story:dark fantasy, prophecy, burned alive, manipulation, scar, poison, underwater scene, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, london england, slow motion scene, rain, corpse, fire, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, character name in title

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, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge
Locations:village, cave, snow
Story:curse, dark fantasy, spell, apple, lifting someone into the air, werewolf, tough girl, book, falling from height, love triangle, rain, corpse, fire, brother brother relationship, cult film, character name in title, flashback, kiss, blood, murder

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
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, betrayal, revenge, love, friendship
Locations:ocean, cave, village, snow
Story:open ended, dark fantasy, levitation, killing an animal, dragon, library, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, death, flashback

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:guilt, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge
Locations:cave, snow
Story:interracial kiss, drugged drink, younger version of character, healing, interracial romance, apple, looking at oneself in a mirror, killing an animal, burned alive, strong female character, pub, scar, tough girl, poison, no opening credits, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, love triangle, rain

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, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge, love
Locations:cave, village, snow
Story:open ended, dark fantasy, levitation, teleportation, strong female lead, revelation, fireplace, eavesdropping, pub, scar, kicked in the face, tough girl, poison, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, london england, slow motion scene, corpse

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. This is why The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, betrayal, love
Story:evil wizard, ring, orchestral music score, levitation, spell, teleportation, wizard, killing an animal, fireplace, tough girl, dragon, necklace, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, book, falling from height, fire, cult film, flashback

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:magic, deception, jealousy, love, revenge
Locations:village, snow
Story:dark fantasy, spell, teleportation, strong female lead, fireplace, werewolf, manipulation, curse, library, no opening credits, falling from height, love triangle, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, photograph, husband wife relationship, character name in title, flashback

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, love
Locations:snow
Story:fictitious sport, based on young adult novel, locket, open ended, returning character killed off, healing, strong female lead, killing an animal, strong female character, tough girl, poison, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, love triangle, corpse, fire, surprise ending, photograph, mother daughter relationship

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:deception, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, love
Locations:village, snow
Story:open ended, returning character killed off, levitation, strong female lead, burned alive, revelation, fireplace, eavesdropping, strong female character, scar, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, necklace, underwater scene, death of friend, newspaper, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene

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, deception, jealousy, betrayal, friendship, revenge, love
Story:wizard, magic wand, levitation, spell, prophecy, apple, looking at oneself in a mirror, revelation, manipulation, scar, necklace, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, love triangle, fire, kiss

Doctor Strange (2016) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is why Doctor Strange (2016) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, betrayal
Locations:village, snow
Story:levitation, spell, teleportation, healing, wizard, revelation, strong female character, kicked in the face, tough girl, library, teacher student relationship, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, london england, slow motion scene, rain, corpse

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

Predators (2010)

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

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:open ended, invisibility, lifting someone into the air, killing an animal, strong female character, kicked in the face, tough girl, poison, no opening credits, foot chase, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, photograph, death, blood, murder

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, deception, revenge
Locations:village, snow
Story:spell, apple, strong female lead, looking at oneself in a mirror, teen angst, fireplace, strong female character, tough girl, curse, necklace, no opening credits, foot chase, good versus evil, slow motion scene, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, flashback

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:deception, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:returning character killed off, healing, burned alive, kicked in the face, tough girl, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, london england, slow motion scene, corpse, surprise ending, character name in title, murder, death, flashback, blood

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
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.

Themes:magic, deception, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Characters:professor
Story:open ended, dark fantasy, pub, scar, manipulation, curse, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, london england, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, flashback, death, murder, blood

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? This is why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge, love
Locations:snow
Story:based on young adult novel, returning character killed off, drugged drink, strong female lead, revelation, strong female character, manipulation, tough girl, no opening credits, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, love triangle, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, photograph, mother daughter relationship, based on novel, kiss

The Descent (2005)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

The Descent (2005)

A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.

Themes:guilt, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:cave
Story:lifting a female into the air, cult figure, lifting someone into the air, fireplace, necklace, underwater scene, death of friend, book, falling from height, corpse, surprise ending, cult film, photograph, husband wife relationship, murder, death, blood

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, betrayal
Locations:village
Story:magic wand, broken nose, potion, dark fantasy, spell, healing, burned alive, tough girl, curse, good versus evil, falling from height, fire, brother sister relationship, photograph, character name in title, flashback, murder, death, blood

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
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:deception, betrayal, revenge, friendship, love
Locations:village, cave
Story:killing an animal, revelation, fireplace, scar, manipulation, diary, kicked in the face, tough girl, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, london england, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, photograph, husband wife relationship, character name in title

Scream 2 (1997)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, betrayal, revenge, love
Period:1990s
Story:book, cult figure, returning character killed off, strong female lead, eavesdropping, strong female character, scar, kicked in the face, library, necklace, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, slow motion scene, corpse, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss

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

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. This is why Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:guilt, memory, deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:village
Story:apple, revelation, eavesdropping, manipulation, scar, kicked in the face, tough girl, no opening credits, foot chase, good versus evil, london england, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, photograph, death, blood, murder, flashback

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, friendship
Locations:cave
Story:chandelier, dinner party, fireplace, underwater scene, teacher student relationship, death of friend, falling from height, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, character name in title, based on novel, flashback, murder

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Themes:memory, deception, drunkenness, betrayal
Story:false memory, strong female lead, strong female character, scar, manipulation, tough girl, no opening credits, foot chase, falling from height, slow motion scene, rain, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, murder, death, flashback

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, betrayal, love, revenge
Locations:cave, snow
Story:dragon, returning character killed off, invisibility, wizard, tough girl, ring, necklace, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, based on novel, murder, flashback

X2 (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

X2 (2003)

Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal
Locations:snow
Characters:professor
Story:open ended, returning character killed off, levitation, drugged drink, teleportation, teen angst, strong female character, scar, kicked in the face, poison, no opening credits, falling from height, love triangle, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep his mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine aka V who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. This is why Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:professor
Story:year 1997, drugged drink, burned alive, eavesdropping, pub, manipulation, scar, poison, underwater scene, teacher student relationship, no opening credits, death of friend, falling from height, london england, slow motion scene, corpse, surprise ending, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
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, jealousy, love, friendship
Locations:snow
Story:magical potion, spell, apple, poison, curse, good versus evil, falling from height, brother brother relationship, kiss, character name in title, murder, death

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, deception, drunkenness, jealousy, christmas, love, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:christmas party, lifting a female into the air, cut hand, orchestral music score, lifting someone into the air, looking at oneself in a mirror, scar, teacher student relationship, slow motion scene, corpse, brother sister relationship, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, character name in title, blood, flashback

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:returning character killed off, looking at oneself in a mirror, fireplace, eavesdropping, tragic event, scar, manipulation, kicked in the face, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, london england, slow motion scene, rain, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

When Henry DeTamble meets Clare Abshire in a Chicago library they both understand that he is a time traveler, but she knows much more about him as he has not yet been to the times and places where they have already met. He falls in love with her, as she has already with him, but his continuing unavoidable absences while time traveling - and then returning with increasing knowledge of their future - makes things ever more difficult for Clare. (Read More)

Themes:christmas, love, friendship
Locations:snow
Period:1990s
Story:library, teleportation, looking at oneself in a mirror, fireplace, tragic event, disappearance, diary, curse, no opening credits, surprise ending, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, based on novel, blood, kiss

The Prestige (2006) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. This is why The Prestige (2006) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, drunkenness, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, love, friendship
Locations:snow
Story:dead bird, twin brother, teleportation, wizard, killing an animal, revelation, fireplace, diary, no opening credits, falling from height, london england, rain, corpse, fire, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, photograph, husband wife relationship, based on novel, flashback

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, betrayal, friendship
Locations:cave
Story:wet jeans, infirmary, chandelier, teleportation, healing, strong female lead, strong female character, disappearance, dragon, teacher student relationship, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene, fire, brother brother relationship, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, character name in title, based on novel, blood

Underworld (2003)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Underworld (2003)

A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin (Speedman) who holds the key to end the war she must decide where her allegiances will lie.

Themes:memory, deception, betrayal, love
Story:open ended, subway station, healing, strong female lead, looking at oneself in a mirror, burned alive, strong female character, werewolf, underwater scene, foot chase, falling from height, slow motion scene, rain, corpse, surprise ending, cult film, death, murder, blood, flashback

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:deception, drunkenness, jealousy, betrayal, revenge
Period:1990s
Story:returning character killed off, strong female lead, revelation, eavesdropping, strong female character, kicked in the face, tough girl, no opening credits, foot chase, falling from height, corpse, brother sister relationship, surprise ending, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, murder, death, blood

Now You See Me 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, betrayal, revenge
Story:magic shop, open ended, twin brother, revelation, disappearance, manipulation, library, underwater scene, no opening credits, london england, slow motion scene, fire, surprise ending, photograph, flashback

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? This is why X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009). (Read More)

Themes:deception, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:professor
Story:chandelier, levitation, teleportation, burned alive, strong female character, tragic event, kicked in the face, tough girl, underwater scene, no opening credits, foot chase, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, surprise ending, murder, death, flashback, blood

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? (Read More)

Themes:memory, magic, drunkenness, love, revenge, friendship
Locations:ocean, cave
Story:prophecy, burned alive, dragon, curse, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, fire, surprise ending, cult film, death, husband wife relationship, character name in title, murder, kiss

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:cave
Story:wizard, ring, dragon, open ended, invisibility, younger version of character, good versus evil, falling from height, fire, surprise ending, based on novel, flashback

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:deception, drunkenness, betrayal, friendship, revenge, love
Story:returning character killed off, teleportation, interracial romance, manipulation, kicked in the face, tough girl, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, london england, fire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, murder

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:deception, betrayal, friendship, revenge
Locations:cave
Story:returning character killed off, invisibility, teleportation, strong female character, kicked in the face, tough girl, necklace, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, foot chase, good versus evil, falling from height, slow motion scene, corpse, photograph, murder, death

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