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Stardust (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Stardust (2007)

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? (Read More)

Themes:courage, dying, hope, magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, love, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:village, storm, bathtub, snow, forest, beach
Characters:baby, friend
Period:1850s, 1870s
Story:stick fight, evil prince, death of king, evil witch, king, sword and fantasy, blonde woman, broken mirror, sword fight, music score features choir, silver dress, pushed off a cliff, tied together, intestine, blue blood, liver, crossroads, stick, waltz, cup

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:courage, dying, magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Locations:village, forest, snow
Characters:friend
Story:death of king, crown, tower, cage, gothic, queen, tied up, race against time, attempted murder, prologue, transformation, witch, king, eating, candle, running, falling from height, sword, rescue, mirror

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:hope, magic, escape, kidnapping, love, surrealism
Locations:village, bathtub, snow, forest
Characters:baby, friend
Story:prince, sword fight, tower, happy ending, ensemble cast, queen, tied up, lightning, race against time, attempted murder, prologue, unrequited love, transformation, witch, king, no opening credits, bird, candle, falling from height, sword

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

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

Themes:hope, magic, escape, betrayal, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:village, snow, forest
Characters:baby
Story:sword and fantasy, sword fight, crown, slave, death of friend, honor, prince, death of son, queen, lightning, race against time, prologue, transformation, underwater scene, king, no opening credits, bird, good versus evil, falling from height, sword

Brave (2012) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
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, magic, escape
Locations:village, snow, forest
Story:witch, queen, princess, sword fight, crown, prince, lightning, race against time, prologue, argument, transformation, king, no opening credits, good versus evil, birthday, sword, rescue, horse, ghost, voice over narration

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, hope, magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Locations:village, forest
Story:sword and fantasy, crown, tower, slave, elephant, queen, transformation, witch, underwater scene, king, candle, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, fire, coming of age, chase, explosion

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, escape, love
Locations:snow, forest
Story:queen, princess, mirror, crown, witchcraft, prince, sleeping, lightning, attempted murder, transformation, witch, coffin, good versus evil, falling from height, horse, chase, kiss, f rated, death, murder

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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, love, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:princess, birthday, evil witch, king, sword and fantasy, sword fight, crown, happy ending, light, witchcraft, prince, queen, sleeping, flower, witch, good versus evil, sword, horse, voice over narration, fire

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:courage, dying, hope, escape, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, village, beach
Characters:friend
Story:sword fight, dead animal, thunder, slave, prince, death of son, lightning, race against time, underwater scene, king, no opening credits, eating, candle, running, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, food, fire

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, hope, escape, betrayal, love, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:village, snow, forest, beach
Story:princess, sword and fantasy, sword fight, crown, tower, honor, prince, queen, death of brother, lightning, race against time, attempted murder, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, scientist, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse

Robin Hood (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Robin Hood (2010)

Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? This is why Robin Hood (2010) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:dying
Mood:epic
Locations:village, forest, beach
Story:stick fight, sword fight, staff, crown, younger version of character, death of son, queen, death of brother, king, no opening credits, falling from height, sword, horse, voice over narration, fire, explosion, dancing, flashback, death, violence

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Locations:village, forest
Story:evil witch, sword fight, implied sex, witchcraft, gothic, moon, race against time, witch, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, rescue, voice over narration, fire, chase, explosion, murder, flashback, death, violence

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
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, magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:stick fight, princess, death of friend, gothic, lightning, race against time, attempted murder, prologue, transformation, underwater scene, king, coffin, no opening credits, good versus evil, scientist, rescue, horse, ghost, fire, chase

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

The Little Mermaid (1989)

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

Themes:magic, betrayal, love, surrealism
Locations:storm, beach
Story:king, witch, evil witch, prince, meat cleaver, happy ending, telescope, witchcraft, pirate, lightning, transformation, princess, bath, good versus evil, birthday, rescue, mirror, fire, explosion, title spoken by character

10,000 Bc (2008)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History

10,000 Bc (2008)

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. (Read More)

Themes:dying, magic, betrayal, kidnapping, love
Mood:epic
Locations:village, snow
Characters:friend
Story:horse, telescope, slave, death of friend, moon, lightning, prologue, witch, bird, eating, falling from height, rescue, food, voice over narration, fire, chase, dancing, murder, death, kiss

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. This is why Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape, betrayal, kidnapping, love
Locations:village, snow, forest
Story:sword and fantasy, sword fight, long brown hair, pirate, prince, death of son, lightning, princess, king, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, fire, title spoken by character, one word title, flashback, murder

Australia (2008) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:dying, magic, escape, kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, bathtub
Characters:friend
Story:invisibility, thunder, telescope, lightning, race against time, prologue, underwater scene, king, bath, no opening credits, bird, candle, running, rescue, horse, voice over narration, fire, coming of age, chase, explosion

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadow Hunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Story:stick fight, sword fight, cup, flower, lightning, transformation, witch, bird, candle, good versus evil, birthday, letter, falling from height, sword, rescue, coming of age, chase, explosion, based on novel, murder

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

The Princess Bride (1987)

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

Themes:hope, magic, escape, kidnapping, love
Locations:forest
Characters:friend
Story:prince, pirate, princess, evil prince, sword fight, cup, swashbuckler, fencing, insult, honor, queen, tied up, unrequited love, king, good versus evil, sword, blonde, horse, fire, cult film

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:magic, escape, kidnapping, surrealism, love
Mood:epic
Locations:forest, village, snow
Story:sword and fantasy, sword fight, slave, honor, witchcraft, prologue, unrequited love, witch, no opening credits, candle, sword, rescue, horse, ghost, fire, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, flashback, violence

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Last Airbender (2010)

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill his destiny of once again restoring peace to the world. But as they inch nearer to their goal, the group must evade Prince Zuko, the exiled son of Lord Ozai, Commander Zhao, the Fire Nation's military leader, and the tyrannical onslaught of the evil Fire Lord himself. This is why The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, love, surrealism
Locations:village, snow, forest
Story:sword fight, stick, honor, prince, moon, princess, underwater scene, no opening credits, candle, good versus evil, rescue, voice over narration, fire, coming of age, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, death, flashback

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. (Read More)

Themes:courage, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, love
Locations:village
Characters:baby
Story:king, rescue, swashbuckler, slave, elephant, death of son, flower, tied up, lightning, race against time, attempted murder, prologue, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, letter, falling from height, voice over narration, fire, chase

Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

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

Themes:hope, magic, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Locations:storm, forest
Characters:baby, friend
Story:king, rescue, thunder, tied up, lightning, race against time, transformation, candle, good versus evil, running, sword, mirror, fire, coming of age, cult film, title spoken by character, dancing, one word title

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Story:sword fight, slave, death of friend, elephant, queen, lightning, transformation, underwater scene, king, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, voice over narration, fire, explosion, flashback, murder

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father, a nobleman loyal to King Richard the Lionhearted, has been murdered by the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham, who helped install Richard's treacherous brother, Prince John, as king while Richard is overseas fighting the Crusades. When Robin returns home, he vows to avenge his father's death and restore Richard to the throne. Even though Maid Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread. (Read More)

Themes:escape, courage, magic
Locations:forest, village
Characters:baby, friend
Story:stick fight, king, sword fight, swashbuckler, prince, death of brother, witch, good versus evil, letter, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, fire, explosion, death, murder

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queen's men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. This is why Snow White And The Huntsman (2012) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape, kidnapping
Locations:snow, forest
Characters:friend
Story:evil witch, queen, king, sword fight, mirror, tower, gothic, flower, princess, witch, dancing, f rated, kiss, murder, death

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned. (Read More)

Themes:hope, magic
Mood:epic
Locations:snow, forest, beach
Characters:friend
Story:race against time, prologue, argument, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, birthday, sword, rescue, fire, cult film, chase, dancing, based on novel, flashback, kiss

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:dying, hope, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:village, snow, forest, beach
Characters:baby
Story:death of friend, cage, death of son, death of brother, flower, race against time, attempted murder, no opening credits, falling from height, rescue, horse, food, fire, chase, explosion, flashback, murder, violence, death

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

A year has passed by since the Pevensie children stepped through the wardrobe. In Narnia, centuries have passed since the defeat of the White Witch. Now the foursome are sent back to Narnia to find that everything was destroyed and the Narnia they once knew is gone forever. They come to aid the young Prince Caspian, who is leading a group of Old Narnians to wage war against his malicious uncle Miraz, who rules Narnia with an iron fist. Will they succeed? When will Aslan return? (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:snow, forest
Characters:baby
Story:prince, king, sword and fantasy, sword fight, witchcraft, mouse, queen, witch, sword, teenage boy, based on novel, violence

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

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

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

Themes:magic, courage, hope, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, love, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, forest
Story:evil witch, balloon, witch, crown, witchcraft, flower, lightning, attempted murder, transformation, princess, king, good versus evil, falling from height, rescue, horse, fire, chase, explosion, dancing, kiss

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 Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape
Locations:village, snow, forest
Story:sword and fantasy, sword fight, invisibility, race against time, unrequited love, transformation, underwater scene, king, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, rescue, fire, coming of age, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, based on novel, death

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)
Adventure, Fantasy

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

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

Themes:escape, betrayal, love
Mood:epic
Locations:snow, forest
Story:king, sword and fantasy, sword fight, crown, tower, invisibility, death of friend, honor, cage, death of brother, witch, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, ghost, fire, explosion

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Themes:escape, betrayal
Locations:snow
Story:princess, prince, king, death of king, sword and fantasy, sword fight, swashbuckler, crown, no opening credits, good versus evil, sword, horse, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, violence, kiss, murder, flashback

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

War Of The Worlds (2005)

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

Themes:dying, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Locations:storm
Story:cage, sleeping, lightning, underwater scene, bird, eating, good versus evil, rescue, mirror, food, teenage boy, voice over narration, fire, cult film, explosion, death, murder, violence

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:hope, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, love, surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:sword fight, crown, tower, gothic, prince, lightning, attempted murder, transformation, no opening credits, candle, good versus evil, running, falling from height, sword, rescue, horse, voice over narration, fire, chase, explosion

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. This is why Beauty And The Beast (1991) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:hope, magic, love, surrealism
Locations:village, snow, forest
Story:prince, staff, tower, race against time, unrequited love, transformation, princess, no opening credits, candle, good versus evil, birthday, falling from height, rescue, mirror, horse, fire, cult film, death

Alexander (2004) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:courage, escape, betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:friend
Story:king, sword fight, crown, slave, death of friend, honor, elephant, prince, queen, lightning, attempted murder, argument, princess, no opening credits, letter, sword, horse, voice over narration, fire, coming of age

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

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

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

Themes:magic, surrealism
Locations:forest, beach
Story:crown, invisibility, mouse, moon, queen, flower, transformation, underwater scene, king, bird, birthday, falling from height, fire, cult film, chase, title spoken by character, based on novel

Ben-hur (1959)
Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge. (Read More)

Themes:dying, betrayal, love
Mood:epic
Characters:friend
Story:prince, music score features choir, thunder, slave, pirate, lightning, prologue, sword, rescue, horse, food, voice over narration, fire, title spoken by character, dancing, based on novel, death, murder, violence, kiss

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

Aladdin (1992)

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

Themes:magic, escape, love
Locations:snow
Characters:friend
Story:princess, prince, sword fight, staff, happy ending, elephant, transformation, underwater scene, bird, good versus evil, sword, rescue, horse, food, fire, chase, title spoken by character, dancing, based on novel, one word title

Eragon (2006) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
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 Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:courage, magic
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Story:king, stick fight, princess, sword and fantasy, staff, swashbuckler, death of friend, good versus evil, running, sword, horse, cult film, based on novel, one word title

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:escape, betrayal, love
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, snow
Story:scientist, sword fight, thunder, honor, prince, queen, lightning, king, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, horse, voice over narration, cult film, explosion, title spoken by character, one word title, flashback, violence

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice. (Read More)

Themes:magic, courage, dying, betrayal, kidnapping, love, surrealism
Story:broken mirror, sword fight, death of friend, cage, gothic, lightning, prologue, transformation, witch, good versus evil, letter, falling from height, sword, rescue, mirror, horse, fire, coming of age, cult film, chase

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. (Read More)

Themes:escape, kidnapping
Locations:bathtub, snow
Story:stick fight, sword fight, implied sex, telescope, honor, princess, sword, rescue, mirror, horse, explosion, violence, murder

Shrek (2001) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
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, magic, love
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:friend
Story:princess, rescue, king, tower, honor, mouse, transformation, coffin, sword, mirror, fire, cult film, chase, title spoken by character, death, kiss

Immortals (2011)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Immortals (2011)

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion...until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders - including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff) - one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend. This is why Immortals (2011) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007). (Read More)

Themes:hope, magic, betrayal
Locations:village
Story:king, slave, sword and fantasy, sword fight, younger version of character, ensemble cast, no opening credits, good versus evil, sword, horse, voice over narration, cult film, one word title, violence, flashback, death, murder, 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, magic, love
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, forest, beach
Story:king, sword fight, crown, death of friend, honor, queen, no opening credits, good versus evil, falling from height, sword, fire, cult film, chase, title spoken by character, death, one word title, murder, kiss, violence

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

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

Themes:magic, escape, surrealism
Locations:forest
Period:1870s
Story:queen, sword fight, crown, invisibility, telescope, mouse, lightning, attempted murder, no opening credits, bird, candle, running, sword, horse, fire, dancing, based on novel, f rated, kiss, flashback

Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Stardust (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, escape, betrayal, kidnapping
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Story:tower, death of friend, moon, lightning, race against time, attempted murder, prologue, no opening credits, good versus evil, scientist, falling from height, sword, rescue, fire, chase, explosion, title spoken by character, death, murder, flashback

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, escape, betrayal, kidnapping, surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:storm, snow, forest
Story:invisibility, ensemble cast, death of brother, lightning, race against time, prologue, transformation, underwater scene, no opening credits, good versus evil, scientist, falling from height, sword, rescue, teenage boy, fire, coming of age, chase, explosion, death

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