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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:courage,  vengeance,  cannibalism,  redemption,  wrestling,  corruption,  magic,  wedding,  torture,  friendship
Mood:epic,  satire
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier,  friend
Story:fairy tale,  shrek,  ogre,  lord,  princess,  donkey,  swamp,  fairy,  fire breathing dragon,  fairy tale parody,  winged dragon,  flying dragon,  rescue,  sword throwing,  magical mirror,  reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  sword and sorcery,  interrupted wedding,  anti hero,  trampled to death,  sarcasm taken literally,  storybook in opening shot,  actor voicing multiple characters,  exploding animal,  drawing in sand,  hybrid animal,  interspecies romance,  decree,  awkward silence,  rotisserie,  bluebird,  gingerbread man,  dark ages,  ethnic cleansing,  candlestick,  onion,  rope bridge,  stained glass window,  cgi film,  belch,  judgment,  outhouse,  gnome,  lifting female in air,  arm ripped off,  leadership,  based on children's book,  anachronism,  gross out comedy,  altered version of studio logo,  pitchfork,  windmill,  cartoon violence,  bishop,  sunrise,  shot with an arrow,  accordion,  tower,  sunset,  sidekick,  surprise after end credits,  bullet time,  spell,  blind,  crude humor,  challenge,  dagger,  severed leg,  alienation,  kingdom,  cgi animation,  fight to the death,  disfigurement,  armor,  hit in the crotch,  crossbow,  shield,  dwarf,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  honor,  knight,  flatulence,  giant,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  computer animation,  hunter,  mouse,  mutilation,  talking animal,  slow motion,  quest,  spear,  loyalty,  wolf,  destiny,  dismemberment,  bear,  first part,  isolation,  pig,  skeleton,  dragon,  beaten to death,  curse,  duel,  transformation,  coffin,  subjective camera,  combat,  beer,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  hero,  mirror,  fistfight,  title directed by female,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  death,  kiss

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  vengeance,  cannibalism,  redemption,  corruption,  magic,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon,  winged dragon,  sword throwing,  sword and sorcery,  battle,  trampled to death,  dark ages,  candlestick,  arm ripped off,  leadership,  shot with an arrow,  dagger,  severed leg,  kingdom,  cgi animation,  fight to the death,  disfigurement,  armor,  swamp,  shield,  dwarf,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  honor,  giant,  computer animation,  mutilation,  quest,  spear,  loyalty,  dismemberment,  dragon,  beaten to death,  curse,  duel,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  hero,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  character name in title,  kiss

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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
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior,  friend
Story:shrek,  ogre,  fire breathing dragon,  fairy tale parody,  fairy tale,  magical mirror,  exploding animal,  gingerbread man,  outhouse,  lord,  pitchfork,  donkey,  sunset,  sidekick,  kingdom,  cgi animation,  armor,  swamp,  shield,  hunter,  mouse,  talking animal,  slow motion,  quest,  wolf,  pig,  dragon,  curse,  duel,  princess,  combat,  battle,  hero,  mirror,  based on book,  character name in title,  kiss

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:courage,  redemption,  magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:fairy tale,  magical mirror,  reluctant hero,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  rope bridge,  altered version of studio logo,  shot with an arrow,  kingdom,  fight to the death,  fairy,  crossbow,  shield,  dwarf,  animal attack,  quest,  spear,  wolf,  beaten to death,  transformation,  subjective camera,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  mirror,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  chase,  character name in title,  death,  kiss

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage,  redemption,  magic,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:reluctant hero,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  altered version of studio logo,  shot with an arrow,  tower,  bullet time,  kingdom,  disfigurement,  shield,  dwarf,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  knight,  giant,  blockbuster,  spear,  wolf,  beaten to death,  transformation,  subjective camera,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  death

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? This is why The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon,  winged dragon,  flying dragon,  dragon,  sword and sorcery,  shot with an arrow,  kingdom,  disfigurement,  shield,  dwarf,  animal attack,  giant,  blockbuster,  quest,  spear,  skeleton,  transformation,  subjective camera,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  death

Dragonheart (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dragonheart (1996)

The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragon slayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a traveling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco and Draco a part of him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon,  winged dragon,  flying dragon,  reluctant hero,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  kingdom,  armor,  crossbow,  shield,  honor,  knight,  talking animal,  quest,  spear,  pig,  dragon,  combat,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  cult film,  chase

Ladyhawke (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ladyhawke (1985)

Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for two years, ever since he escaped with the Lady Isabeau who the Bishop has lusted after. Navarre and Isabeau have a curse that the Bishop has placed on them that causes Navarre to be a wolf during the night and Isabeau to be a hawk during the day. Navarre insists that Philipe help him re-enter the city to help him kill the heavily guarded Bishop. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:bishop,  wolf,  curse,  knight,  sword throwing,  sword and sorcery,  sunrise,  shot with an arrow,  tower,  sunset,  spell,  kingdom,  armor,  crossbow,  hunter,  mouse,  slow motion,  quest,  spear,  transformation,  combat,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  kiss

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Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
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:corruption,  magic,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:reluctant hero,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  leadership,  dagger,  kingdom,  fight to the death,  disfigurement,  swamp,  shield,  dwarf,  animal attack,  honor,  knight,  giant,  blockbuster,  loyalty,  wolf,  skeleton,  beaten to death,  curse,  duel,  transformation,  subjective camera,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  death

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

Willow (1988)

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

Themes:magic,  courage,  redemption,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier,  friend
Story:fire breathing dragon,  dwarf,  fairy tale,  reluctant hero,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  spell,  dagger,  kingdom,  fairy,  shield,  animal attack,  lifting someone into the air,  talking animal,  quest,  spear,  loyalty,  destiny,  pig,  skeleton,  dragon,  curse,  transformation,  princess,  subjective camera,  combat,  sword,  battle,  hero,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  death,  kiss

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. This is why Eragon (2006) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  magic
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:kingdom,  dragon,  fire breathing dragon,  flying dragon,  princess,  sword and sorcery,  dagger,  dwarf,  knight,  hunter,  quest,  spear,  destiny,  duel,  subjective camera,  combat,  sword,  battle,  hero,  based on book,  cult film,  character name in title

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Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:courage,  magic,  friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior
Story:reluctant hero,  anachronism,  altered version of studio logo,  kingdom,  fairy,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  giant,  spear,  destiny,  skeleton,  princess,  subjective camera,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  death

Sleeping Beauty (1959) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent. Magnificent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her 16th birthday. Fortunately, one of the good fairies, Merryweather, changes the spell so Aurora will fall asleep, and that the only way to wake her up were the tears from her true love. Finally the day comes. Will she be left to sleep forever? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:princess,  fire breathing dragon,  spell,  fairy tale,  sword and sorcery,  storybook in opening shot,  bluebird,  lifting female in air,  sunset,  kingdom,  fairy,  shield,  knight,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  spear,  dragon,  curse,  combat,  sword,  battle,  hero,  fire,  kiss

Your Highness (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Your Highness (2011)

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancee before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)-an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own-the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  wedding,  torture
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:quest,  sword and sorcery,  interrupted wedding,  anti hero,  hero,  dark ages,  crude humor,  dagger,  severed leg,  kingdom,  crossbow,  dwarf,  animal attack,  knight,  giant,  dragon,  princess,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  chase,  death

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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. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:battle,  reluctant hero,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  ogre,  lord,  windmill,  spell,  kingdom,  armor,  hit in the crotch,  crossbow,  shield,  knight,  quest,  spear,  dismemberment,  skeleton,  curse,  duel,  combat,  sword,  hero,  mirror,  fistfight,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  kiss

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

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

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). This is why In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  vengeance,  magic,  wedding,  torture,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier,  friend
Story:sword and sorcery,  shot with an arrow,  dagger,  kingdom,  armor,  honor,  spear,  destiny,  pig,  duel,  princess,  subjective camera,  combat,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  kiss,  death

The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
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:courage,  magic,  torture
Locations:forest,  castle
Characters:warrior,  soldier,  friend
Story:fairy tale,  curse,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  gingerbread man,  pitchfork,  tower,  spell,  dagger,  severed leg,  armor,  crossbow,  lifting someone into the air,  wolf,  pig,  transformation,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  kiss,  death

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The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:courage,  vengeance,  redemption,  magic,  friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:destiny,  princess,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  altered version of studio logo,  sidekick,  dagger,  fight to the death,  knight,  skeleton,  beaten to death,  curse,  transformation,  coffin,  subjective camera,  combat,  beer,  brawl,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  death

Seventh Son (2014)
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:courage,  redemption,  magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  pitchfork,  kingdom,  disfigurement,  crossbow,  eaten alive,  knight,  giant,  hunter,  spear,  destiny,  bear,  pig,  skeleton,  dragon,  transformation,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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

Themes:magic,  courage
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:kingdom,  fire breathing dragon,  dragon,  sword and sorcery,  rotisserie,  ogre,  sunrise,  shot with an arrow,  dwarf,  animal attack,  giant,  quest,  wolf,  first part,  sword,  rescue,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase

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Dungeons & Dragons (2000) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages - an elite group of magic-users - rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer's young Empress, Savina, wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion is plotting to depose her and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer's Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, and tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will bring death and destruction to Izmer, Savina must find the legendary Rod of Savrille, a mythical rod that has the power to control Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Enter two thieves, Ridley and Snails, who unwittingly become instrumental in Savina's search for the Rod. Joined by a feisty Dwarf named Elwood, and helped by the Empress's expert tracker, the Elf Norda, the young heroes go in search of the Rod of Savrille. From the deadly maze of the Thieves Guild at Antius to an Elven Village, secret grotto and abandoned castles, Ridley and his band must outwit Profion's chief henchman Damodar at every turn while, back in Izmer, Profion prepares to do battle with the Empress. All depends on the Rod, but the outcome of the race to reach it first is far from certain, and Izmar's very survival hangs in the balance. This is why Dungeons & Dragons (2000) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:magical mirror,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  battle,  spell,  challenge,  crossbow,  dwarf,  knight,  quest,  destiny,  first part,  dragon,  princess,  combat,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  mirror,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  death

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  corruption,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:princess,  destiny,  anti hero,  shot with an arrow,  tower,  bullet time,  kingdom,  fight to the death,  disfigurement,  armor,  shield,  honor,  blockbuster,  spear,  beaten to death,  combat,  beer,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  title directed by female,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  character name in title,  death

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:castle,  forest
Story:spell,  fairy tale,  magical mirror,  interspecies romance,  candlestick,  shot with an arrow,  tower,  sidekick,  disfigurement,  blockbuster,  hunter,  wolf,  isolation,  pig,  curse,  duel,  transformation,  princess,  subjective camera,  beer,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  mirror,  fire,  cult film,  character name in title,  death

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Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  redemption
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon,  reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  shot with an arrow,  dagger,  severed leg,  kingdom,  swamp,  shield,  animal attack,  giant,  quest,  spear,  destiny,  skeleton,  dragon,  transformation,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  kiss,  death

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:redemption,  magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:friend
Story:fairy tale,  candlestick,  altered version of studio logo,  windmill,  tower,  sidekick,  spell,  kingdom,  fight to the death,  disfigurement,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  hunter,  talking animal,  wolf,  curse,  transformation,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  kiss

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. This is why Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  corruption,  magic,  torture,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:fire breathing dragon,  unlikely hero,  battle,  giant,  quest,  loyalty,  destiny,  dragon,  curse,  duel,  combat,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  cult film,  character name in title,  death,  kiss

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  vengeance,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:princess,  kingdom,  fairy tale,  magical mirror,  mirror,  storybook in opening shot,  bluebird,  candlestick,  spell,  dwarf,  hunter,  curse,  transformation,  coffin,  chase,  kiss,  character name in title,  death

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

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:fire breathing dragon,  sword and sorcery,  storybook in opening shot,  lord,  tower,  kingdom,  knight,  blockbuster,  mouse,  talking animal,  wolf,  dragon,  duel,  transformation,  sword,  title spoken by character

Shrek 2 (2004) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona. (Read More)

Story:shrek,  fairy,  ogre,  donkey,  fairy tale,  princess,  gingerbread man,  swamp,  dwarf,  mouse,  talking animal,  wolf,  bear,  sword,  based on book

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Mononoke-hime (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Mononoke-hime (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)

Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior
Story:curse,  princess,  dagger,  blockbuster,  hunter,  mutilation,  wolf,  duel,  transformation,  combat,  sword,  battle,  hero,  cult film,  chase,  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. This is why The Three Musketeers (1993) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  torture,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:anti hero,  windmill,  shot with an arrow,  challenge,  dagger,  crossbow,  honor,  lifting someone into the air,  loyalty,  duel,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  fire,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death

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:cannibalism,  redemption,  magic,  torture
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  lord,  dagger,  severed leg,  disfigurement,  crossbow,  eaten alive,  curse,  transformation,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  mirror,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  death

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Mirror Mirror (2012) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Mirror Mirror (2012)

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:fairy tale,  magical mirror,  decree,  spell,  dagger,  kingdom,  dwarf,  princess,  sword,  mirror,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  kiss

Maleficent (2014)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Maleficent (2014)

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  magic
Locations:forest,  castle
Story:fire breathing dragon,  kingdom,  winged dragon,  fairy tale,  curse,  altered version of studio logo,  sunset,  dagger,  fairy,  shield,  mutilation,  wolf,  dragon,  princess,  battle,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  kiss,  death

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:hero,  kingdom,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  shield,  animal attack,  spear,  destiny,  bear,  beaten to death,  princess,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  character name in title,  death

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The Lord Of The Rings (1978)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

The Lord Of The Rings (1978)

A young Hobbit named Frodo (Guard) is thrown on an amazing adventure, when he is appointed the job of destroying the one ring which was created by the dark lord Sauron. He is assigned with warriors including Gandalf (Squire), Aragorn (Hurt) and Boromir (Cox). It's not going to be an easy journey for the Fellowship of the Ring, on the ultimate quest to rid Middle-Earth of all evil. This is why The Lord Of The Rings (1978) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:magic
Mood:epic
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:lord,  quest,  sword and sorcery,  sidekick,  kingdom,  dwarf,  first part,  combat,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  cult film,  chase

Brave (2012) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
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:courage,  redemption,  magic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:spell,  princess,  lord,  shot with an arrow,  kingdom,  cgi animation,  shield,  animal attack,  computer animation,  spear,  destiny,  bear,  curse,  transformation,  sword,  rescue,  title directed by female,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character

47 Ronin (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  magic,  wedding
Mood:epic
Locations:forest,  castle
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:fire breathing dragon,  lord,  sword and sorcery,  shot with an arrow,  spell,  kingdom,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  honor,  giant,  spear,  dragon,  combat,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death

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Legend (1985)
Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Legend (1985)

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

Themes:magic
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior
Story:fairy tale,  princess,  sword and sorcery,  fairy,  shield,  lifting someone into the air,  duel,  combat,  sword,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film

Conan The Destroyer (1984)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Destroyer (1984)

The wandering barbarian, Conan, alongside his goofy rogue pal, Malak, are tasked with escorting Queen Taramis' virgin niece, Princess Jehnna and her bodyguard, Bombaata, to a mystical island fortress. They must retrieve a magical crystal that will help them procure the horn that legends say can awaken the god of dreams, Dagoth. Along the way, Conan reunites with the wise wizard, Akiro and befriends the fierce female fighter, Zula. Together the heroes face ancient traps, powerful Wizards, plots of betrayal, and even the dream god, Dagoth, himself! (Read More)

Themes:magic,  wrestling
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:princess,  sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  dagger,  kingdom,  hit in the crotch,  spear,  destiny,  transformation,  combat,  brawl,  rescue,  hero,  mirror,  fistfight,  cult film,  character name in title

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
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. This is why The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:battle,  dragon,  sword and sorcery,  lord,  tower,  shield,  dwarf,  animal attack,  honor,  knight,  giant,  blockbuster,  spear,  destiny,  bear,  pig,  combat,  sword,  rescue,  fire,  surprise ending,  death

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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:vengeance,  magic,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sword and sorcery,  anti hero,  rope bridge,  shot with an arrow,  dagger,  disfigurement,  animal attack,  mutilation,  quest,  spear,  beaten to death,  princess,  combat,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fistfight,  fire,  chase,  character name in title,  death

Clash Of The Titans (1981)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Clash Of The Titans (1981)

Perseus is the favored son of the god Zeus, but he has unwittingly ticked off the sea goddess Thetis. Just to make things worse, Perseus falls in love with the lovely Princess Andromeda, who used to be engaged to Thetis's son. Soon Perseus is off on one quest after another, with Zeus helping, Thetis hindering, and lots of innocent bystanders getting stabbed, drowned, and squished. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism,  wedding
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:princess,  unlikely hero,  sword and sorcery,  swamp,  shield,  giant,  quest,  curse,  combat,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  cult film

Masters Of The Universe (1987)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior,  soldier,  friend
Story:lord,  dwarf,  sword and sorcery,  surprise after end credits,  armor,  lifting someone into the air,  quest,  skeleton,  duel,  transformation,  combat,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death

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Red Riding Hood (2011) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  torture,  friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:soldier
Story:fairy tale,  altered version of studio logo,  shot with an arrow,  crossbow,  shield,  animal attack,  hunter,  wolf,  pig,  curse,  subjective camera,  sword,  rescue,  title directed by female,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  character name in title,  death

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

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. This is why The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  vengeance,  friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior
Story:bear,  anti hero,  shot with an arrow,  severed leg,  fight to the death,  animal attack,  hunter,  spear,  wolf,  pig,  subjective camera,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  chase,  death

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

History is turned on its comic head when, in 10th century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. Gathering up the men is a tale in itself but after a bit of a party at Camelot, many decide to leave only to be stopped by God who sends them on a quest: to find the Holy Grail. After a series of individual adventures, the knights are reunited but must face a wizard named Tim, killer rabbits and lessons in the use of holy hand grenades. Their quest comes to an end however when the police intervene - just what you would expect in a Monty Python movie. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism
Mood:epic,  satire
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:sword and sorcery,  storybook in opening shot,  exploding animal,  rotisserie,  dark ages,  rope bridge,  anachronism,  severed leg,  hit in the crotch,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  knight,  flatulence,  quest,  dismemberment,  skeleton,  rescue,  surprise ending,  cult film,  death

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Excalibur (1981)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Excalibur (1981)

The myth of King Arthur brought once again to the screen. Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by the wizard Merlin. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England. Years later Arthur, Uthur's bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Guided by Merlin, Arthur marries Guenivere and gathers the Knights of the Round Table. Arthur's evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:friend
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword,  spell,  armor,  knight,  quest,  spear,  dragon,  transformation,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  based on book,  fire,  title spoken by character,  kiss,  death

Robin Hood (1973) is one of the best movies like Shrek (2001)
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:wedding,  torture,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:hero,  storybook in opening shot,  anachronism,  sidekick,  blockbuster,  mouse,  talking animal,  wolf,  bear,  pig,  combat,  sword,  fire,  chase,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  kiss

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

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

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

Themes:courage,  redemption,  wedding,  torture,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:hunter,  reluctant hero,  unlikely hero,  anti hero,  shield,  honor,  talking animal,  destiny,  dragon,  combat,  brawl,  battle,  rescue,  fistfight,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  character name in title,  death,  kiss

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