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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:lawyer, mermaid, girl, children, boy
Period:1990s
Story:captain hook, hook, sword duel, old english sheepdog, hook for hand, child kidnapping, child fighting adult, child's drawing, captain, baseball glove, baseball game, baseball cap, battle of wits, adventure hero, flying girl, london england, sword fight, flying boy, christmas decorations, christmas lights

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, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, 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, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships

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:girl, mermaid, 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, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, character name in title, one word title, based on novel

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
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:pirate, captain, adventure hero, london england, sword fight, caught in a net, swashbuckler, no opening credits, island, sword, battle, hero, based on novel

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. This is why Mary Poppins (1964) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl, children, boy
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, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, family relationships, based on novel, 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
Characters:boy
Story:sword duel, child kidnapping, child, adventure hero, sword fight, swashbuckler, play, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, no opening credits, orphan, good versus evil, sword, battle, hero, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, character name in title

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, based on novel, one word title

The Golden Compass (2007) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Golden Compass (2007)

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

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

Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Themes:magic, kidnapping
Characters:girl
Story:child, rescue, fantasy world, fairy, lifting someone into the air, costume, crying, good versus evil, tears, sword, battle, cult film, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, one word title, dog

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

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. This is why The Little Mermaid (1989) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (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

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

The Scorpion King (2002) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:boy
Story:sword duel, sword fight, dead boy, duel, fictional war, no opening credits, sword, battle, rescue, hero, character name in title, violence

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:revenge
Locations:boat
Story:sword duel, sword fight, swashbuckler, pirate, death of friend, island, sword, title spoken by character, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, based on novel

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

Army Of Darkness (1992)
Comedy, Horror

Army Of Darkness (1992)

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness. This is why Army Of Darkness (1992) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:england
Period:1990s
Story:sword duel, battle, sword fight, play, 20th century, reverse footage, uniform, duel, fictional war, good versus evil, sword, hero, cult film, violence

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

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

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:adventure hero, sword fight, pirate, storytelling, fictional war, no opening credits, orphan, good versus evil, sword, battle, rescue, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, one word title, violence

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:adoption, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:boy
Story:hero, flying man, yelling, blockbuster, captain, costume, fictional war, no opening credits, man with glasses, orphan, good versus evil, battle, airplane, rescue, cell phone, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, violence, dog

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
Locations:snow
Period:1990s
Story:london england, old woman, no opening credits, good versus evil, sword, rescue, crying, cult film, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, based on novel

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

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

Themes:magic, revenge
Locations:snow
Story:sword duel, sword fight, reverse footage, blockbuster, duel, fictional war, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, sword, battle, rescue, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, based on novel, one word title, violence

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing. This is why Moonrise Kingdom (2012) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Locations:england, boat
Characters:girl, boy, children
Story:island, captain, orphan, yelling, child's point of view, child, brother sister relationship, telephone call, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relationships, dog

Finding Neverland (2004)
Biography, Drama, Family

Finding Neverland (2004)

1903 London. Renowned playwright 'J.M. Barrie (I)' (qv) (James)'s latest effort has garnered less than positive reviews, something he knew would be the case even before the play's mounting. This failure places pressure on James to write another play quickly as impresario Charles Frohman needs another to replace the failure to keep his theater viable. Out for a walk with his dog in part to let his creative juices flow, James stumbles upon the Llewelyn Davies family: recently widowed Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (the daughter of now deceased author 'George L. Du Maurier' (qv)) and her four adolescent sons. James and the family members become friends, largely based on he and the boys being able to foster in each other the imagination of children, James just being the biggest among them in this regard. Sylvia also welcomes James into their lives, he who becomes an important and integral part of it. Among the six of them, the only one who does not want to partake is Sylvia's third, Peter Llewelyn Davies, who is still grieving the reality of their lives, where his father was there one day planning an outing for the family, and gone the next. Two other people who don't appreciate James in the Llewelyn Davies' lives are: his wife, Mary Barrie, who always feels the need to be the responsible one in their relationship and who feels threatened by his friendship with an unmarried woman; and Emma du Maurier, Sylvia's overbearing mother, who sees him as an obstacle to Sylvia moving on with her life with another potential husband, and an impediment to maintaining discipline within the boys. James still hopes to bring Peter out of his self-imposed shell, but in the process comes up with an idea for another play based on an amalgam of himself and Peter, that play which eventually becomes what Charles sees as a largely unmountable and thus doomed production called "Peter Pan". This process of helping Peter could take a step backward when it looks like Sylvia may imminently befall a similar fate to that of her late husband. (Read More)

Locations:england
Characters:children, boy
Story:play, hook for hand, london england, based on play, little boy, fairy, lifting someone into the air, pirate, costume, drawing, child, orphan, tears, dog, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships

Star Wars (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (1977)

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

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

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, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:girl, boy
Story:fantasy world, snowing, reverse footage, lifting someone into the air, storytelling, drawing, man with glasses, bed, sword, battle, rescue, cult film, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, violence, dog

Jumanji (1995) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
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
Characters:children, boy
Period:1990s
Story:play, friends who live together, 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

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. This is why Alice In Wonderland (2010) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:girl
Story:london england, sword fight, little girl, anthropomorphic flower, fantasy world, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, fictional war, no opening credits, child, sword, battle, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, based on novel, dog

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:boat
Story:island, battle, sword fight, play, storytelling, drawing, baseball, good versus evil, tears, sword, hero, cell phone, crying, telephone call, cult film, title spoken by character, violence, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)
Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

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

Characters:girl
Story:sword fight, lifting female in air, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, no opening credits, tears, sword, battle, hero, crying, based on novel, violence

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
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:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:england, snow
Characters:lawyer
Story:baseball cap, london england, big ben london, reverse footage, no opening credits, man with glasses, death of friend, good versus evil, bed, battle, airplane, rescue, cell phone, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, violence, dog

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

Pinocchio (1940)

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

Themes:magic
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

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
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. This is why The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:england, boat
Story:adventure hero, london england, rescue, caught in a net, swashbuckler, yelling, blockbuster, captain, no opening credits, orphan, good versus evil, battle, title spoken by character, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, one word title, based on novel, violence

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Characters:girl
Story:child, christmas decorations, little girl, reverse footage, blockbuster, lifting someone into the air, cult film, character name in title, dog

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
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:kidnapping, revenge
Locations:boat, snow
Story:london england, sword fight, big ben london, no opening credits, death of friend, good versus evil, sword, battle, airplane, rescue, cell phone, character name in title, violence

Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:england
Characters:girl
Story:anthropomorphic flower, miniaturization, fantasy world, child's point of view, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, tears, crying, cult film, title spoken by character, character name in title, based on novel, dog

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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:boy, girl
Period:1990s
Story:little girl, fantasy world, play, 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, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title

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. This is why Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:boat, snow
Story:island, london england, sword fight, big ben london, 20th century, blockbuster, captain, costume, no opening credits, good versus evil, sword, battle, airplane, rescue, mother daughter relationship, character name in title, family relationships, violence

Highlander (1986) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Highlander (1986)

In New York, the owner of a sophisticated antique shop Russell Edwin Nash is challenged to a sword fight in the parking lot of the Madison Square Garden by a man called Iman Fasil that is beheaded by Russell. He hides his sword and is arrested by the police while leaving the stadium. Russell recalls his life in the Sixteenth Century in Scotland, when he is Connor MacLeod and is deadly wounded in a battle against another Clan. However he surprisingly survives and his Clan believes he has a pact with the devil and expels him from their lands. Then he meets Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez that explains that he is immortal unless he is beheaded. Further, the immortals dispute a game killing each other and in the end only one survives receiving a price with the power of the other immortals. Russell is released by the police, but the snoopy forensic agent Brenda J. Wyatt is attracted by the case since she founds fragments of an ancient Katana and follows Russell. But the also immortal Kurgan is hunting down MacLeod and Brenda is in the middle of their battle. (Read More)

Themes:magic, kidnapping
Locations:boat, snow
Story:sword duel, sword fight, sword, little girl, battle, duel, fictional war, good versus evil, tears, hero, crying, cult film, title spoken by character, one word title, violence

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

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

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

Themes:magic
Period:1990s
Story:battle, 20th century, duel, fictional war, death of friend, good versus evil, sword, rescue, hero, cult film, character name in title, based on novel, violence

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

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:magic, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:girl
Story:sword fight, little boy, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, drawing, no opening credits, bed, sword, battle, rescue, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, family relationships, dog

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom." This "League" comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. (Read More)

Locations:england
Story:captain, sword duel, adventure hero, london england, sword fight, battle, duel, sword, rescue, hero, cult film, title spoken by character, based on novel, violence

Tenku No Shiro Rapyuta (1986) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Tenku No Shiro Rapyuta (1986)

A young boy stumbles into a mysterious girl who floats down from the sky. The girl, Sheeta, was chased by pirates, army and government secret agents. In saving her life, they begin a high flying adventure that goes through all sorts of flying machines, eventually searching for Sheeta's identity in a floating castle of a lost civilization. This is why Tenku No Shiro Rapyuta (1986) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, kidnapping
Characters:girl, boy
Story:little girl, little boy, pirate, orphan, battle, airplane, rescue, cult film, mother son relationship

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

The Princess Bride (1987)

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

Themes:magic, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:boat
Characters:boy, girl
Story:pirate, battle of wits, sword fight, swashbuckler, fairy, reverse footage, lifting someone into the air, hugging, storytelling, duel, old woman, good versus evil, sword, cult film, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, based on novel

The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:adoption, revenge
Locations:england
Characters:girl, boy, children
Story:child's drawing, london england, little girl, little boy, drawing, child, tears, rescue, crying, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, based on novel, violence, dog

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

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:boat
Story:london england, little girl, little boy, reverse footage, blockbuster, captain, uniform, fictional war, drawing, no opening credits, orphan, good versus evil, battle, rescue, cell phone, crying, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships

Spaceballs (1987)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Spaceballs (1987)

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. This is why Spaceballs (1987) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991). (Read More)

Themes:magic, kidnapping
Story:sword fight, lifting female in air, friends who live together, lifting someone into the air, duel, man with glasses, good versus evil, battle, rescue, hero, cult film, title spoken by character, one word title, dog

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Lone Ranger (2013)

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping, revenge
Characters:boy, lawyer
Story:outlaw gang, 20th century, captain, storytelling, no opening credits, good versus evil, sword, battle, rescue, title spoken by character, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, dog, violence

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, revenge
Locations:boat, snow
Story:sword fight, friends who live together, blockbuster, fictional war, no opening credits, good versus evil, sword, battle, rescue, brother sister relationship, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, character name in title, based on novel, violence

Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like Hook (1991)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Story:sword duel, baseball cap, sword fight, duel, orphan, sword, airplane, rescue, hero, telephone call, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dog, violence

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

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:snow
Characters:girl
Story:pants falling down, stockholm syndrome, friends who live together, anthropomorphism, blockbuster, duel, no opening credits, good versus evil, tears, battle, rescue, hero, crying, cult film, father daughter relationship, mother son relationship, character name in title, dog

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