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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:laboratory,  jungle,  village
Characters:waitress,  singer
Story:swimming pool,  narrated by title character,  devil on shoulder,  angel on shoulder,  angel and devil,  balloon animal,  tar and feathers,  pre columbian,  first person narrative,  short order cook,  day glo,  birthday song,  broccoli,  suspension bridge,  jumprope,  the end,  advisor,  llama,  inca,  bridge collapse,  15th century,  spoiled child,  change of heart,  snobbery,  jaguar,  pinata,  human becoming an animal,  fired from a job,  antidote,  throne,  hill,  coup d'etat,  trapdoor,  octopus,  title in title,  self referential,  peru,  trampoline,  film starts with text,  potion,  falling into water,  scorpion,  assistant,  latin america,  roller coaster,  emperor,  squirrel,  pregnant wife,  selfishness,  crocodile,  treason,  whale,  peasant,  bat,  palace,  disney,  parrot,  kingdom,  thrown through a window,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  slapstick comedy,  villainess,  royalty,  talking animal,  assassination attempt,  freeze frame,  cross dressing,  cow,  first part,  waterfall,  poison,  fired from the job,  breaking the fourth wall,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  dinner,  diner,  disguise,  old man,  subjective camera,  swimming,  cat,  rain,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  cult film,  chase,  flashback

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:friendship
Locations:village
Story:throne,  coup d'etat,  film starts with text,  bat,  palace,  kingdom,  royalty,  assassination attempt,  freeze frame,  waterfall,  poison,  transformation,  underwater scene,  anti hero,  disguise,  subjective camera,  rain,  coming of age,  chase,  flashback

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

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

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

Story:assistant,  treason,  bat,  disney,  kingdom,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  royalty,  talking animal,  disguise,  cat,  rain

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Locations:village
Story:throne,  coup d'etat,  palace,  kingdom,  villainess,  assassination attempt,  waterfall,  transformation,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  voice over narration,  chase,  flashback

Robin Hood (1973) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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:friendship
Story:squirrel,  crocodile,  peasant,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  cross dressing,  disguise,  cat,  rain,  chase

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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. This is why Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:kingdom,  throne,  squirrel,  treason,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  villainess,  royalty,  poison,  transformation,  disguise,  chase

The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Princess And The Frog (2009)

A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:spoiled child,  human becoming an animal,  title in title,  royalty,  talking animal,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  cat

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)

Story:human becoming an animal,  throne,  squirrel,  crocodile,  disney,  kingdom,  turtle,  talking animal,  transformation,  underwater scene,  cat

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The Jungle Book (1967) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Musical

The Jungle Book (1967)

Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It's the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village. (Read More)

Locations:jungle,  village
Characters:singer
Story:disney,  talking animal,  disguise,  rain

Fantasia (1940)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia (1940)

Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. "The Rite of Spring" tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. "Dance of the Hours" is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria" set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day. (Read More)

Locations:village
Story:disney,  hill,  falling into water,  bat,  palace,  anthropomorphism,  waterfall,  transformation,  no opening credits,  swimming,  rain,  cult film

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. This is why Gods Of Egypt (2016) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Locations:jungle
Story:throne,  coup d'etat,  scorpion,  palace,  kingdom,  assassination attempt,  waterfall,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  old man,  voice over narration,  chase,  flashback

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Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Fantasia 2000 (1999)

In this update of Disney's masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen's Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a Humpback Whale calf and his pod set to "The Pines of Rome." Next is the humourous story of several lives in 1930's New York City, scored with "Rhapsody in Blue." Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy Flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of "Carnival of the Animals." This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Mickey Mouse and followed by "Pomp and Circumstance" starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death and renewal of a forest in a sequence featuring the composition, "The Firebird." (Read More)

Characters:waitress
Story:swimming pool,  snobbery,  assistant,  falling into water,  whale,  bat,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  subjective camera,  cat,  rain,  chase

Aladdin (1992) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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)

Story:advisor,  palace,  disney,  parrot,  kingdom,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  first part,  breaking the fourth wall,  transformation,  underwater scene,  disguise,  chase

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:friendship
Locations:village
Story:human becoming an animal,  trapdoor,  potion,  kingdom,  villainess,  talking animal,  cross dressing,  waterfall,  transformation,  anti hero,  disguise,  subjective camera,  cat,  rain,  cult film,  chase

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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)

Locations:village
Story:human becoming an animal,  selfishness,  bat,  disney,  anthropomorphism,  royalty,  transformation,  no opening credits,  dinner,  subjective camera,  rain,  cult film

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

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. This is why The Little Mermaid (1989) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:octopus,  potion,  disney,  kingdom,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  villainess,  royalty,  talking animal,  first part,  transformation,  dinner,  disguise

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. And Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named, Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's being transported. April tells the turtles who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop into mutants. And they set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman, She would take the mutagen and she would be chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. He is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one who transporting Shredder. The Turtles show up and they try to work together. In the melee the mutagen ends up with the police. Knowing Shredder will try and get it back, April tries to get it first she asks Vern to help. Eventually she and Casey are arrested. The Turtles get the mutagen and Donatello analyzes it learns it could make them human, which he tells Leonardo who tells him to forget it and not to tell the others. But Michelangelo tells Raphael who feels that Leonardo doesn't respect them. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:laboratory
Story:human becoming an animal,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  waterfall,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  disguise,  subjective camera,  coming of age,  chase

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Apocalypto (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Apocalypto (2006)

In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family. (Read More)

Locations:jungle,  village
Story:jaguar,  pregnant wife,  waterfall,  poison,  no opening credits,  rain,  chase

Mirror Mirror (2012)
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:friendship
Story:scorpion,  palace,  kingdom,  villainess,  royalty,  no opening credits,  disguise,  chase

The Scorpion King (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

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

Story:title in title,  scorpion,  palace,  cross dressing,  waterfall,  poison,  no opening credits

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In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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 The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:village
Story:throne,  title in title,  peasant,  kingdom,  poison,  subjective camera,  rain,  cult film,  chase,  flashback

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)

Locations:village
Story:throne,  selfishness,  palace,  slapstick comedy,  cow,  transformation,  anti hero,  old man,  cat,  rain,  cult film,  flashback

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
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)

Locations:village
Story:advisor,  throne,  film starts with text,  crocodile,  treason,  palace,  assassination attempt,  cow,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  old man,  subjective camera,  rain,  chase

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Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:friendship
Story:trampoline,  crocodile,  kingdom,  slapstick comedy,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  chase

Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (1972) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes (1972)

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirres, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction? (Read More)

Locations:jungle,  village
Story:llama,  inca,  peru,  emperor,  treason,  rain,  cult film

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

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)

Set in 1935, a professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action in his newest adventure. But this time he teams up with a night club singer named Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old boy named Short Round. They end up in an Indian small distressed village, where the people believe that evil spirits have taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen! They also discovered the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom! Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world! Now, it's all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom. This is why Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:village,  jungle
Characters:singer
Story:palace,  suspension bridge,  antidote,  falling into water,  roller coaster,  emperor,  crocodile,  royalty,  poison,  cult film,  chase

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

Brave (2012)

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

Locations:village
Story:human becoming an animal,  throne,  kingdom,  slapstick comedy,  royalty,  waterfall,  transformation,  no opening credits,  swimming,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  chase,  flashback

!three Amigos! (1986)
Comedy, Western

!three Amigos! (1986)

Three out of work silent movie actors are accidentally drawn to a Mexican village that is being harassed by a gang of outlaws. The three, 'Ned', 'Lucky Day' and 'Dusty Bottoms' play 'Lone Ranger' types in their movies, but must play their parts for real now.

Locations:village
Characters:singer
Story:pinata,  latin america,  peasant,  turtle,  slapstick comedy,  cult film,  chase

The Last Airbender (2010) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:village
Story:film starts with text,  palace,  kingdom,  assassination attempt,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  chase,  flashback

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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)

Locations:village
Story:kingdom,  throne,  cross dressing,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  cult film,  chase,  flashback

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. This is why Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Locations:village
Story:anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  freeze frame,  no opening credits,  voice over narration,  flashback

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:friendship
Locations:village
Story:selfishness,  kingdom,  talking animal,  waterfall,  anti hero,  swimming,  rain,  cult film,  chase

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101 Dalmatians (1996) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. But the proud dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace. (Read More)

Story:falling into water,  pregnant wife,  disney,  kingdom,  slapstick comedy,  villainess,  first part,  chase

The Rescuers (1977)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Rescuers (1977)

When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partner, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at Penny's home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's two ferocious pet alligators Brutus and Nero with the help of Ellie Mae and Evinrude the dragonfly, as well as survive the raging tides inside the horrible pirate's cave. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:potion,  falling into water,  bat,  disney,  turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  first part,  subjective camera,  cat,  rain,  chase,  flashback

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Cody, a boy from Mugwomp Flats responds to a distress call about a trapped giant Golden Eagle called Marahute. Freeing her, he gains a close friendship with the bird. However, Cody is soon abducted by the murderous poacher, Percival McLeach, who is after that bird which is of a highly endangered species and therefore an extremely profitable quarry. In a panic, a mouse Cody freed from one of McLeach's traps sends a desperate call for help to the Rescue Aid Society in New York City who assigns their top agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, to the task. With transportation provided by the goofy albatross, Wilbur, the agents arrive in Australia and link up with the RAS' local field operative, Jake the Kangaroo Rat. Together, the trio must race against time to find Cody, stop McLeach, and save Marahute. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:falling into water,  crocodile,  disney,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  waterfall,  cult film,  chase

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Alexander (2004)
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. This is why Alexander (2004) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:jungle
Story:emperor,  treason,  palace,  parrot,  kingdom,  royalty,  assassination attempt,  poison,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  cat,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  flashback

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

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

Locations:village
Story:kingdom,  assassination attempt,  waterfall,  poison,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  rain,  coming of age,  chase,  flashback

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:laboratory,  jungle
Characters:singer
Story:antidote,  villainess,  assassination attempt,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  dinner,  diner,  subjective camera,  rain,  chase,  flashback

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Australia (2008)
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:friendship
Characters:singer
Story:fired from a job,  crocodile,  waterfall,  poison,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  old man,  swimming,  rain,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  chase,  flashback

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:friendship
Locations:laboratory
Story:throne,  film starts with text,  villainess,  assassination attempt,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  chase,  flashback

Seventh Son (2014) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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? This is why Seventh Son (2014) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Locations:village
Story:assistant,  kingdom,  villainess,  assassination attempt,  waterfall,  transformation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  coming of age,  chase

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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)

Locations:village
Characters:singer
Story:disney,  kingdom,  anthropomorphism,  slapstick comedy,  talking animal,  transformation,  no opening credits,  disguise,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  chase,  flashback

Bolt (2008)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family

Bolt (2008)

Bolt, an American white shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. He's trying to find the way home, to the studio. Along the way, he learns that he doesn't have superpowers and that the show is not real. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:jungle
Story:cat,  disney,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  no opening credits,  chase

The Aristocats (1970)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Music

The Aristocats (1970)

Retired madame Adelaide Bonfamille enjoys the good life in her Paris villa with even classier cat Duchess and three kittens: pianist Berlioz, painter Toulouse and sanctimonious Marie. When loyal butler Edgar overhears her will leaves everything to the cats until their death, he drugs and kidnaps them. However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Crafty stray cat Thomas O'Malley takes them under his wing back to Paris. Edgar tries to cover his tracks and catch them at return, but more animals turn on him, from the cart horse Frou-Frou to the tame mouse Roquefort and O'Malley's jazz friends. (Read More)

Characters:singer
Story:falling into water,  disney,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  talking animal,  dinner,  cat

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The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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:friendship
Locations:jungle,  village
Story:film starts with text,  crocodile,  waterfall,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  voice over narration,  chase,  flashback

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. This is why Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:bridge collapse,  cow,  first part,  waterfall,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  voice over narration,  chase

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

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

Themes:friendship
Story:turtle,  anthropomorphic animal,  anthropomorphism,  slapstick comedy,  talking animal,  first part,  disguise,  cult film,  flashback

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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)

Story:15th century,  throne,  bat,  kingdom,  freeze frame,  transformation,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  subjective camera,  voice over narration,  chase,  flashback

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009) is one of the best movies like The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009)

After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently. (Read More)

Locations:jungle
Story:squirrel,  talking animal,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  cat,  flashback

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Locations:village
Story:emperor,  palace,  kingdom,  assassination attempt,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  voice over narration,  flashback

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