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Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  magic,  christmas,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:england,  boat,  snow
Characters:mermaid,  lawyer,  girl,  boy,  children
Period:1990s
Story:captain hook,  sword duel,  old english sheepdog,  hook for hand,  child kidnapping,  child fighting adult,  child's drawing,  baseball glove,  baseball game,  baseball cap,  battle of wits,  adventure hero,  flying girl,  london england,  sword fight,  flying boy,  christmas decorations,  christmas lights,  dead boy,  based on play,  city of children,  little girl,  little boy,  throwing a telephone out a window,  expression taken literally,  anthropomorphic flower,  gang that lives together,  seashell bikini,  never neverland,  exposed underwear,  pants falling down,  open window,  crowing,  tinker bell,  slash,  sheepdog,  turbulence,  actress playing male role,  fear of flying,  teenager fighting adult,  flying man,  caught in a net,  reference to gandhi,  big ben london,  dollhouse,  stockholm syndrome,  lifting female in air,  surname as title,  food fight,  miniaturization,  hook,  acrobatics,  father son estrangement,  victory,  outlaw gang,  friends who live together,  acrobat,  fantasy world,  swashbuckler,  broken window,  shouting,  villain played by lead actor,  yelling,  play,  snowing,  20th century,  self discovery,  skateboarding,  child's point of view,  fairy,  reverse footage,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  slow motion,  captain,  hugging,  pirate,  storytelling,  uniform,  costume,  duel,  old woman,  fictional war,  drawing,  no opening credits,  child,  man with glasses,  baseball,  death of friend,  dysfunctional family,  orphan,  good versus evil,  island,  bed,  tears,  sword,  battle,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  one word title,  based on novel,  dog,  violence

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:magic,  kidnapping
Locations:england,  boat
Characters:mermaid,  girl,  boy,  children
Story:captain hook,  hook for hand,  flying girl,  london england,  sword fight,  flying boy,  based on play,  city of children,  little girl,  little boy,  gang that lives together,  never neverland,  seashell bikini,  crowing,  tinker bell,  big ben london,  hook,  outlaw gang,  friends who live together,  fantasy world,  swashbuckler,  fairy,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  captain,  pirate,  duel,  orphan,  good versus evil,  island,  bed,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  magic
Locations:snow
Characters:mermaid,  girl,  boy,  children
Story:captain hook,  sword duel,  hook for hand,  adventure hero,  london england,  sword fight,  flying boy,  city of children,  crowing,  big ben london,  hook,  swashbuckler,  child's point of view,  fairy,  lifting someone into the air,  captain,  pirate,  storytelling,  duel,  drawing,  no opening credits,  child,  man with glasses,  island,  bed,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:boat
Characters:mermaid,  boy,  children
Story:captain hook,  sword duel,  adventure hero,  london england,  sword fight,  flying boy,  never neverland,  tinker bell,  fantasy world,  swashbuckler,  child's point of view,  fairy,  captain,  pirate,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  orphan,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel,  violence

The Witches (1990) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:magic,  kidnapping
Locations:england,  snow
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:child's drawing,  little girl,  little boy,  yelling,  lifting someone into the air,  storytelling,  uniform,  old woman,  drawing,  child,  orphan,  good versus evil,  tears,  rescue,  crying,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel

Willow (1988)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Willow (1988)

A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is taken into the care of Willow's family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature attacks Willow's village, whilst tracking down the baby. Willow consults the village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan, the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Raziel and the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued by Queen Bavmorda's daughter Sorsha and the evil commander of Queen Bavmorda's army General Kael, whom are searching for Elora and bring her back to Queen Bavmorda's castle, where Queen Bavmorda bids to kill Elora in a ritual and prevent the prophecy of her downfall. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:boat,  snow
Characters:girl,  children
Story:child kidnapping,  sword fight,  little girl,  little boy,  self discovery,  fairy,  lifting someone into the air,  hugging,  old woman,  fictional war,  death of friend,  good versus evil,  island,  sword,  battle,  hero,  crying,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  one word title,  dog

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:england
Characters:mermaid
Story:adventure hero,  london england,  sword fight,  caught in a net,  swashbuckler,  captain,  pirate,  no opening credits,  island,  sword,  battle,  hero,  based on novel

Eragon (2006)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Eragon (2006)

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

Themes:magic
Characters:boy
Story:sword duel,  adventure hero,  teenager fighting adult,  fantasy world,  swashbuckler,  duel,  fictional war,  death of friend,  orphan,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  hero,  cult film,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
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
Characters:girl,  boy
Period:1990s
Story:little girl,  fantasy world,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  uniform,  no opening credits,  dysfunctional family,  orphan,  good versus evil,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Characters:children
Story:baseball game,  little girl,  little boy,  play,  blockbuster,  hugging,  old woman,  baseball,  dysfunctional family,  bed,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:snow
Characters:boy
Period:1990s
Story:little boy,  yelling,  snowing,  self discovery,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  slow motion,  hugging,  costume,  dysfunctional family,  bed,  airplane,  rescue,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

Coraline (2009)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:boat,  snow
Characters:mermaid,  girl,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  seashell bikini,  acrobat,  fantasy world,  lifting someone into the air,  old woman,  orphan,  tears,  rescue,  cell phone,  crying,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  based on novel,  one word title,  dog

Legend (1985) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Legend (1985)

A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy. Two different versions of this picture feature soundtracks by either Tangerine Dream or Jerry Goldsmith.

Themes:magic
Characters:boy
Story:sword duel,  adventure hero,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  fairy,  lifting someone into the air,  duel,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  cult film

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)
Action, Adventure

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

Set in 1935, a professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action in his newest adventure. But this time he teams up with a night club singer named Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old boy named Short Round. They end up in an Indian small distressed village, where the people believe that evil spirits have taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen! They also discovered the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom! Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world! Now, it's all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:child kidnapping,  adventure hero,  sword fight,  outlaw gang,  friends who live together,  yelling,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  sword,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  cult film,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  violence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:sword duel,  sword fight,  lifting female in air,  skateboarding,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  costume,  duel,  good versus evil,  sword,  hero,  cult film,  father son relationship,  violence

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:england
Characters:boy,  children
Story:london england,  little girl,  little boy,  hook,  anthropomorphism,  lifting someone into the air,  captain,  uniform,  child,  orphan,  island,  bed,  sword,  battle,  crying

Bridge To Terabithia (2007) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  fantasy world,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  storytelling,  drawing,  death of friend,  dysfunctional family,  tears,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Golden Compass (2007)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:boat
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:london england,  caught in a net,  fantasy world,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  storytelling,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  orphan,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

Popeye (1980)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Popeye (1980)

Buff sailor-man Popeye arrives in an awkward seaside town called Sweethaven. There he meets Wimpy, a hamburger-loving man; Olive Oyl, the soon-to-be love of his life; and Bluto, a huge, mean pirate who's out to make Sweethaven pay for no good reason. Popeye also discovers his long-lost Pappy in the middle of it all, so with a band of his new friends, Popeye heads off to stop Bluto, and he's got the power of spinach, which Popeye detests, to butt Bluto right in the mush. Watch as Popeye mops the floor with punks in a burger joint, stops a greedy tax man, takes down a champion boxer, and even finds abandoned baby Swee'pea. He's strong to the finish 'cause he eats his spinach! (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:sword duel,  adventure hero,  sword fight,  pirate,  duel,  bed,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  one word title,  violence

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Music, Mystery

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:england
Story:london england,  gang that lives together,  big ben london,  outlaw gang,  friends who live together,  anthropomorphism,  good versus evil,  tears,  battle,  crying,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  dog

The Three Musketeers (1993) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

The Three Musketeers (1993)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:england
Story:sword duel,  adventure hero,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  lifting someone into the air,  pirate,  duel,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  violence

Toy Story 2 (1999)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story 2 (1999)

While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of "Al's Toy Barn"! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they'll never see him again! (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  kidnapping
Period:1990s
Story:little boy,  friends who live together,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  no opening credits,  battle,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  violence

Mary Poppins (1964)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Mary Poppins (1964)

When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:london england,  lifting female in air,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  drawing,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:england,  boat
Characters:mermaid
Story:london england,  little boy,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  captain,  fictional war,  orphan,  good versus evil,  island,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  violence,  dog

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

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

Story:sword duel,  sword fight,  victory,  friends who live together,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  captain,  duel,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  violence

The Sword In The Stone (1963)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:england,  snow
Characters:boy
Story:london england,  miniaturization,  friends who live together,  blockbuster,  duel,  orphan,  sword,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  dog

Robin Hood (1973)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance

Robin Hood (1973)

An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.

Locations:england
Story:adventure hero,  sword fight,  friends who live together,  swashbuckler,  villain played by lead actor,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  good versus evil,  sword,  hero,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Locations:boat
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:child's point of view,  reverse footage,  lifting someone into the air,  pirate,  storytelling,  island,  bed,  tears,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  cell phone,  crying,  telephone call,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  family relationships,  based on novel

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  magic,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:boy
Story:sword duel,  sword fight,  fantasy world,  duel,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  tears,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

Conan The Barbarian (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:boat,  snow
Characters:boy
Story:sword duel,  adventure hero,  sword fight,  pirate,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  violence

The Secret Garden (1993)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Secret Garden (1993)

Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:england
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  self discovery,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  orphan,  crying,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  dog

Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams (2002)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams (2002)

Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day. (Read More)

Characters:children
Story:child fighting adult,  sword fight,  lifting someone into the air,  island,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

Night Watch (2004) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Night Watch (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:sword fight,  little boy,  20th century,  reverse footage,  lifting someone into the air,  fictional war,  drawing,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  airplane,  rescue,  cell phone,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

The Mask Of Zorro (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Western

The Mask Of Zorro (1998)

The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega, is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. 20 years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, returns to California with a plan to become wealthy at the expense of the peasants. The original Zorro escapes from prison and trains a new Zorro to take his place. Much swashbuckling and derring-do ensues. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Story:sword duel,  child kidnapping,  adventure hero,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title

Aladdin (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:snow
Characters:girl
Story:sword fight,  pants falling down,  friends who live together,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  child,  good versus evil,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel,  dog

Porco Rosso (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Porco Rosso (1992)

In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. (Read More)

Locations:boat
Characters:girl
Story:child kidnapping,  little girl,  anthropomorphism,  pirate,  duel,  old woman,  island,  battle,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  telephone call

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:girl
Story:baseball cap,  little girl,  gang that lives together,  outlaw gang,  friends who live together,  shouting,  yelling,  anthropomorphism,  lifting someone into the air,  orphan,  good versus evil,  crying,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  dog

The Flintstones (1994)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Flintstones (1994)

The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little does he know that he's being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. (Read More)

Themes:adoption,  kidnapping
Story:child kidnapping,  little girl,  little boy,  lifting female in air,  yelling,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  hugging,  storytelling,  good versus evil,  hero,  character name in title,  family relationships

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  revenge
Locations:boat
Characters:mermaid
Story:old english sheepdog,  seashell bikini,  friends who live together,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  pirate,  good versus evil,  bed,  battle,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  family relationships,  dog

Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:snow
Characters:mermaid,  girl,  boy
Story:little girl,  little boy,  hook,  snowing,  child's point of view,  uniform,  drawing,  no opening credits,  child,  orphan,  tears,  rescue,  crying,  telephone call,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

Star Wars: Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi (1983) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

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

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

Story:sword duel,  sword fight,  father son estrangement,  victory,  friends who live together,  reverse footage,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  duel,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:girl
Story:london england,  little girl,  broken window,  blockbuster,  fictional war,  baseball,  good versus evil,  tears,  battle,  rescue,  cell phone,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  telephone call,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

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.

Locations:snow
Story:sword duel,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  reverse footage,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  orphan,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  hero,  title spoken by character,  violence

A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:little girl,  lifting female in air,  friends who live together,  20th century,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  slow motion,  storytelling,  uniform,  orphan,  good versus evil,  rescue,  crying,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:snow
Story:sword fight,  little girl,  little boy,  caught in a net,  fairy,  reverse footage,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  orphan,  good versus evil,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  character name in title,  violence

Jumanji (1995)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Jumanji (1995)

After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them.

Themes:magic
Period:1990s
Story:friends who live together,  play,  20th century,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  no opening credits,  child,  orphan,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  one word title

Timeline (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Timeline (2003)

In this case, a group of archaeologists and combat experts led by Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor use a "3-D fax machine" (so much for technobabble!) to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hopes of retrieving Walker's father and returning safely to the present. No such luck! Fending for themselves against marauding hordes of medieval French warriors at war with the invading British, these semi-intrepid travelers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:sword duel,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  duel,  fictional war,  sword,  battle,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  cell phone,  telephone call,  cult film,  father son relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  violence

Shanghai Knights (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Shanghai Knights (2003)

When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her.

Themes:revenge
Locations:england
Story:sword duel,  london england,  sword fight,  acrobatics,  costume,  duel,  orphan,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  violence

Pinocchio (1940) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:boat
Characters:boy
Story:fairy,  anthropomorphism,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  child,  island,  crying,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  based on novel

Spy Kids (2001)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Spy Kids (2001)

Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy...each other. But in an exotic corner of the world when they finally come face to face, they fall in love instead and embark on the most dangerous mission they have ever faced: raising a family. Now nine years later, after their retirement, having exchanged the adventure of espionage for parenthood, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez are called back in to action. When their former colleagues, the world's most formidable spies, start disappearing one by one, the Cortez's are forced to take on techno-wizard Fegan Floop and his evil, egg-headed sidekick, Minion. But when the unthinkable happens and they too disappear, unfortunately there are only two people in the world who can rescue them...their kids. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:child fighting adult,  little boy,  child's point of view,  lifting someone into the air,  dysfunctional family,  good versus evil,  rescue,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  violence

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