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Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Puss In Boots (2011)

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  theft,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:canyon
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:jack and the beanstalk,  blood pact,  horse drawn wagon,  covered wagon,  wild boar,  rubber duck,  puss in boots,  giant ape,  giant bird,  scrambled egg,  golden egg,  giant animal,  jumping from a bridge,  bridge collapse,  tabby cat,  talking cat,  cartoon cat,  black cat,  accidental hero,  bank robbery,  sword fight,  friend turned foe,  foot chase,  mother searches for missing daughter,  jumping on a moving vehicle,  narrated by title character,  walking on a cloud,  magical bean,  jack and jill,  rapid growth,  running on roof,  wooden spoon,  bag of coins,  finger ring,  big eyes,  humpty dumpty,  throwing stones,  flamenco dance,  locked in a cell,  framed for crime,  bellows,  water wheel,  catnip,  viaduct,  foil,  desk bell,  blood oath,  cork,  male in a bathtub,  glass of milk,  based on folk tale,  jellybean,  birthplace,  beanstalk,  commandant,  wanting a baby,  dust storm,  aurora borealis,  cyclone,  whirlpool,  laundry drying on clothes line,  picking a lock,  riding a horse,  glider,  spyglass,  pact,  zip line,  extreme closeup,  basket,  falling asleep,  slow motion action scene,  rancher,  drinking from a bottle,  flintlock pistol,  caged animal,  horn,  based on fairy tale,  animal that acts human,  straight razor,  wagon,  boar,  goose,  wanted poster,  footprint,  grudge,  surrogate mother,  belt,  cape,  sky,  fall from height,  bull,  saloon,  swashbuckler,  kitten,  barking dog,  animal name in title,  cgi animation,  duck,  shadow,  3 dimensional,  inventor,  boots,  full moon,  honor,  jumping from height,  orphanage,  giant,  hiding,  spin off,  hat,  egg,  hate,  waterfall,  murderer,  champagne,  coffee,  old woman,  fairy tale,  double cross,  map,  bridge,  disguise,  name in title,  guitar,  jail,  animal in title,  mask,  sword,  cat,  rescue,  hero,  three word title,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)

Sent to the market by his uncle to sell their horse and buy thatch for their roof, Jack meets the beautiful Princess Isabelle whom he rescues her from ruffians. He returns home only with a handful of beans given to him by a monk who claimed they were sacred but that does little to impress his uncle who tosses them away. In the night the Princess arrives having run off to keep from marrying Roderick who is clearly only interested in becoming king. Soon the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack's house. He soon sets off on an adventure with the king's guards to rescue the princess only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:bully
Story:jack and the beanstalk,  magical bean,  beanstalk,  zip line,  sky,  3 dimensional,  full moon,  giant,  hiding,  waterfall,  fairy tale,  sword,  cat,  rescue,  hero,  character name in title

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

Themes:theft,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal
Story:jumping from a bridge,  sword fight,  foot chase,  wanted poster,  honor,  jumping from height,  waterfall,  bridge,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  flashback

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:giant bird,  giant animal,  sword fight,  spyglass,  swashbuckler,  3 dimensional,  jumping from height,  orphanage,  giant,  map,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Into The Woods (2014) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical

Into The Woods (2014)

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. (Read More)

Story:jack and the beanstalk,  golden egg,  magical bean,  beanstalk,  footprint,  fall from height,  full moon,  giant,  egg,  old woman,  fairy tale,  three word title,  title spoken by character

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.

Themes:theft,  robbery,  friendship
Story:sword fight,  foot chase,  based on folk tale,  swashbuckler,  animal name in title,  disguise,  jail,  sword,  cat,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

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:escape
Story:horse drawn wagon,  sword fight,  foot chase,  spyglass,  wagon,  3 dimensional,  jumping from height,  egg,  waterfall,  disguise,  name in title,  mask,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  three word title,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:giant animal,  foot chase,  slow motion action scene,  jumping from height,  giant,  waterfall,  map,  bridge,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

Rango (2011) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Western

Rango (2011)

Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Story:covered wagon,  bank robbery,  rancher,  wagon,  saloon,  cgi animation,  jail,  hero,  chase,  character name in title

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

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:redemption,  escape
Story:sword fight,  flintlock pistol,  horn,  based on fairy tale,  inventor,  full moon,  jumping from height,  fairy tale,  map,  bridge,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  betrayal
Story:covered wagon,  sword fight,  flintlock pistol,  jumping from height,  hat,  double cross,  disguise,  mask,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

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:robbery,  escape
Story:rubber duck,  sword fight,  based on folk tale,  based on fairy tale,  jumping from height,  disguise,  jail,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Story:giant ape,  sword fight,  animal that acts human,  fall from height,  swashbuckler,  cgi animation,  map,  sword,  rescue

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

Oscar Diggs ('James Franco'), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora ('Mila Kunis' (qv)), Evanora ('Rachel Weisz' (qv)), and Glinda ('Michelle Williams (I)' (qv)), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:foot chase,  grudge,  cape,  fall from height,  full moon,  jumping from height,  hiding,  hate,  waterfall,  double cross,  map,  disguise,  rescue,  chase

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (2011)

Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the Milanese Nightingale to secure the third. With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero, his dog and the captain must prevent Sakharine from obtaining all three scrolls to fulfil the prophesy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  escape,  friendship
Story:sword fight,  foot chase,  sky,  swashbuckler,  cgi animation,  3 dimensional,  inventor,  hiding,  map,  disguise,  name in title,  sword,  cat,  hero,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will's life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  theft,  escape,  friendship
Story:sword fight,  spyglass,  flintlock pistol,  swashbuckler,  full moon,  honor,  jail,  sword,  rescue,  tattoo

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:redemption,  escape,  betrayal
Story:sword fight,  based on fairy tale,  jumping from height,  spin off,  waterfall,  fairy tale,  double cross,  bridge,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback

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:friendship
Story:sword fight,  sky,  swashbuckler,  shadow,  waterfall,  map,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

The Three Musketeers (1993)
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:escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:sword fight,  flintlock pistol,  swashbuckler,  honor,  double cross,  map,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

This is the story of a young witch, named Kiki who is now thirteen years old. But she is still a little green and plenty headstrong, but also resourceful, imaginative, and determined. With her trusty wisp of a talking cat named Jiji by her side she's ready to take on the world, or at least the quaintly European seaside village she's chosen as her new home. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:talking cat,  black cat,  full moon,  old woman,  cat,  rescue,  three word title,  character name in title

Princess Mononoke (1997) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Action

Princess Mononoke (1997)

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

Themes:friendship
Story:wild boar,  giant animal,  sword fight,  boar,  hate,  sword,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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

Themes:escape
Story:giant bird,  bridge collapse,  sword fight,  3 dimensional,  giant,  waterfall,  map,  bridge,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  flashback

Brave (2012)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

Themes:redemption,  escape
Story:sword fight,  foot chase,  cgi animation,  shadow,  3 dimensional,  waterfall,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character,  flashback

Bandidas (2006)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Western

Bandidas (2006)

In 1848, a New York bank wants to put a railroad across Mexico, so it buys up small banks around Santa Rita, Durango, and evicts farmers on the proposed rail line who owe money. The bank's henchman is the murderous Jackson. He runs afoul of two women, Maria, the tough but uneducated daughter of a farmer, and Sara, the European-educated daughter of the owner of one of these banks. To feed the now landless people and to seek revenge, Maria and Sara become bank robbers, veritable Robin Hoods. But Jackson and his hired guns are after them. What are the women's options? (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  betrayal
Story:bank robbery,  foot chase,  spyglass,  slow motion action scene,  wanted poster,  saloon,  double cross,  map,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Themes:escape,  betrayal
Story:giant bird,  bridge collapse,  sword fight,  3 dimensional,  honor,  jumping from height,  giant,  map,  bridge,  sword,  rescue,  flashback

Big Hero 6 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-fi

Big Hero 6 (2014)

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (Read More)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:fall from height,  cgi animation,  3 dimensional,  inventor,  cat,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  flashback

Shrek (2001)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Shrek (2001)

When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:cgi animation,  honor,  giant,  hiding,  fairy tale,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

The Three Musketeers (2011)
Action, Adventure, Romance

The Three Musketeers (2011)

After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France itself. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  escape,  betrayal
Story:sword fight,  spyglass,  swashbuckler,  3 dimensional,  jumping from height,  double cross,  map,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  three word title,  chase,  title spoken by character

Toy Story 2 (1999) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
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:redemption,  theft,  escape,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:cgi animation,  jumping from height,  hat,  rescue,  hero,  chase

The Spirit (2008)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

The Spirit (2008)

Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He's going to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the city's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader. (Read More)

Story:tabby cat,  foot chase,  jumping on a moving vehicle,  extreme closeup,  kitten,  shadow,  hat,  mask,  sword,  cat,  hero,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

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

Shrek Forever After (2010)

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

Themes:redemption,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:puss in boots,  goose,  cgi animation,  3 dimensional,  boots,  fairy tale,  cat,  hero,  character name in title

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  betrayal
Characters:friend
Story:water wheel,  goose,  shadow,  full moon,  hat,  fairy tale,  double cross,  map,  sword,  cat,  rescue,  three word title,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules (2014)

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

Themes:redemption,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:bully
Story:giant animal,  sword fight,  3 dimensional,  full moon,  double cross,  map,  disguise,  jail,  sword,  rescue,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

First Blood (1982)
Action, Adventure, Drama

First Blood (1982)

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested. As he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:bully,  friend
Story:foot chase,  laundry drying on clothes line,  straight razor,  honor,  jumping from height,  waterfall,  bridge,  disguise,  jail,  chase,  title spoken by character,  flashback

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:theft,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:sword fight,  flintlock pistol,  swashbuckler,  shadow,  hiding,  hat,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

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:redemption,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:sword fight,  wagon,  hiding,  waterfall,  old woman,  fairy tale,  disguise,  mask,  sword,  cat,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

The Wrong Trousers (1993) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-fi, Short

The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Plasticine animation of Wallace and Gromit, inventors of all manner of useful devices. Gromit (a dog) finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:animal that acts human,  animal name in title,  inventor,  disguise,  rescue,  chase,  character name in title

Batman: The Movie (1966)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family

Batman: The Movie (1966)

The arch-villains of the United Underworld - the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a dehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the nine Security Council members in the United World Building into nine vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missiles to force the submarine to surface. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  betrayal
Story:black cat,  sword fight,  cape,  duck,  inventor,  double cross,  disguise,  mask,  sword,  cat,  rescue,  chase,  character name in title

Astro Boy (2009)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  betrayal
Story:cgi animation,  3 dimensional,  inventor,  full moon,  jumping from height,  giant,  double cross,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Babe: Pig In The City (1998)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

After Babe's great victory in the shepherding contest, Farmer Arthur Hoggett turns down all offers to make money with his pig's talents. But when he gets hurt severely in the well, his wife has to take up farming. She does her best but cannot meet the bank's requirements, which results in the necessity of getting back to Babe. Soon, Esme Hoggett is sitting in a plane headed for "the" city. There, Babe unwillingly causes deep trouble. He has to stay with Mrs. Hoggett in the only hotel in town that accepts pets. Friendly neighbours send officials who catch all animals from the hotel: Cats, dogs, chimpanzees and many others. Babe, who managed to stay free, decides to help his new friends and gets unexpected help - not only by Ferdinand, who flew all the way to the city. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  theft
Story:goose,  kitten,  animal name in title,  champagne,  bridge,  animal in title,  cat,  rescue,  hero,  chase,  character name in title

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
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:redemption,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:sword fight,  animal that acts human,  jumping from height,  giant,  disguise,  mask,  sword,  hero,  flashback

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Once again we're plunged into the world of sword fights and "savvy" pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is reminded he owes a debt to Davy Jones, who captains the flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship, with a crew from hell. Facing the "locker" Jack must find the heart of Davy Jones but to save himself he must get the help of quick-witted Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan. If that's not complicated enough, Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to hang, unless will can get Lord Cutler Beckett Jack's compass, Will is forced to join another crazy adventure with Jack. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  escape,  betrayal
Story:sword fight,  water wheel,  swashbuckler,  hat,  double cross,  jail,  sword,  rescue,  chase

King Kong (2005)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

King Kong (2005)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:canyon
Story:giant ape,  giant animal,  footprint,  animal name in title,  giant,  map,  bridge,  rescue,  chase,  character name in title

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  escape,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:black cat,  foot chase,  fall from height,  barking dog,  hiding,  hate,  champagne,  old woman,  cat,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  flashback

Seventh Son (2014) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal
Story:sword fight,  3 dimensional,  full moon,  jumping from height,  giant,  waterfall,  bridge,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Comedy

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Themes:betrayal
Story:giant animal,  sword fight,  foot chase,  throwing stones,  slow motion action scene,  jumping from height,  double cross,  name in title,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  flashback

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

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

Themes:robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:giant bird,  giant animal,  wanted poster,  3 dimensional,  orphanage,  spin off,  egg,  double cross,  bridge,  disguise,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character

The Great Wall (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Great Wall (2016)

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  robbery,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:zip line,  3 dimensional,  honor,  jumping from height,  double cross,  map,  sword,  rescue,  three word title,  chase

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Themes:redemption,  betrayal,  friendship
Story:sword fight,  foot chase,  zip line,  3 dimensional,  jumping from height,  double cross,  bridge,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback

The General (1926)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War, Western

The General (1926)

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnnie must rescue both his loves.

Themes:theft,  escape
Story:covered wagon,  bridge collapse,  map,  bridge,  disguise,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  chase

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