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The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Golden Compass (2007)

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

Themes:environment,  courage,  abduction,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory,  rooftop,  ship,  sea,  boat,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:ice bear,  sea voyage,  flying witch,  animal skull,  snow leopard,  dog sled,  hiding in a closet,  ice axe,  talking bear,  polar bear,  spirit animal,  collapsing bridge,  falling down a mountain,  talking animal,  paddlewheel boat,  talking cat,  fate of the universe,  based on cult book,  shoulder bag,  child thief,  hiding under a table,  sight,  praying mantis,  chain mail,  brushing hair,  fjord,  goblet,  falling over a cliff,  raptor,  steamship,  fly the insect,  oxford university,  chasm,  villainess played by lead actress,  disobedience,  aviator,  heresy,  caught in a net,  zeppelin,  mother son reunion,  watchtower,  overheard conversation,  falcon,  airship,  hourglass,  iceberg,  egyptian,  leopard,  surgical operation,  lord,  north pole,  dust,  sled,  lifting person in air,  chosen one,  compass,  throne,  voyage,  hawk,  magnifying glass,  immolation,  parallel universe,  barrel,  glacier,  shape shifter,  hot air balloon,  desk,  female hero,  fantasy world,  metamorphosis,  climbing through a window,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  arctic,  alarm,  scheme,  gate,  closet,  missing child,  global warming,  owl,  alternate reality,  armor,  soul,  child protagonist,  prophecy,  fight to the death,  child's point of view,  uncle niece relationship,  intrigue,  crossbow,  adventurer,  full moon,  whiskey,  street life,  clock,  strong female lead,  skull,  blockbuster,  mouse,  quest,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  flying,  fireplace,  wolf,  eavesdropping,  ice,  strong female character,  experiment,  surgery,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  bear,  first part,  cabin,  neck breaking,  pursuit,  ring,  rabbit,  storytelling,  mission,  poison,  binoculars,  curse,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  search,  king,  controversy,  fictional war,  child in peril,  animal,  no opening credits,  bird,  snake,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  strangulation,  candle,  wine,  orphan,  color in title,  demon,  robot,  college,  running,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  drink,  cat,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

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,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:throne,  fantasy world,  missing child,  armor,  crossbow,  full moon,  street life,  cage,  bow and arrow,  flying,  wolf,  rabbit,  storytelling,  curse,  transformation,  witch,  king,  child in peril,  animal,  snake,  map,  candle,  wine,  running,  rifle,  sword,  battle,  drink,  cat,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  dog

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:caught in a net,  throne,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  owl,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  fireplace,  wolf,  eavesdropping,  ice,  monkey,  mission,  transformation,  necklace,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bird,  snake,  bridge,  mountain,  candle,  orphan,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  violence

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:ship,  boat,  forest
Story:collapsing bridge,  chosen one,  throne,  hawk,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  prophecy,  blockbuster,  bow and arrow,  spear,  wolf,  poison,  transformation,  witch,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  snake,  map,  bridge,  strangulation,  candle,  orphan,  demon,  london england,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
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:escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  forest
Characters:girl
Story:talking animal,  owl,  fight to the death,  full moon,  clock,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  fireplace,  wolf,  ice,  cabin,  curse,  transformation,  witch,  king,  controversy,  no opening credits,  bird,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  candle,  rifle,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:ship,  boat,  forest
Characters:boy,  children
Story:chosen one,  fantasy world,  child protagonist,  prophecy,  child's point of view,  spear,  flying,  search,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  mountain,  orphan,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence

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
Mood:epic
Locations:boat,  forest
Story:collapsing bridge,  shape shifter,  archery,  blockbuster,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  ice,  subtitled scene,  bear,  ring,  rabbit,  necklace,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  demon,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

Ladyhawke (1985)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ladyhawke (1985)

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

Themes:escape,  drinking
Locations:forest
Story:falcon,  hawk,  shot with an arrow,  armor,  crossbow,  mouse,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  wolf,  ice,  pursuit,  rabbit,  mission,  curse,  transformation,  fictional war,  bird,  mountain,  running,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  chase,  violence

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

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

Themes:escape,  drunkenness
Locations:boat,  forest
Story:dog sled,  barrel,  shot with an arrow,  prophecy,  skull,  blockbuster,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  ice,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  ring,  poison,  transformation,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  strangulation,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence

Seventh Son (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:caught in a net,  leopard,  chosen one,  crossbow,  full moon,  strong female lead,  skull,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  strong female character,  bear,  transformation,  witch,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  mountain,  strangulation,  demon,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

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:escape,  surrealism
Locations:ship,  forest
Story:talking animal,  talking cat,  lord,  throne,  fantasy world,  prophecy,  clock,  blockbuster,  mouse,  quest,  spear,  monkey,  first part,  rabbit,  necklace,  fictional war,  animal,  no opening credits,  bird,  map,  candle,  running,  london england,  sword,  battle,  cat,  horse,  female protagonist,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog

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

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

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

Themes:surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:boy
Story:talking animal,  disobedience,  throne,  hawk,  owl,  prophecy,  blockbuster,  mouse,  bow and arrow,  wolf,  rabbit,  transformation,  witch,  bird,  snake,  orphan,  london england,  sword,  cat,  horse,  based on novel,  dog

Brave (2012) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (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:escape
Locations:ship,  boat,  forest
Characters:girl
Story:lord,  throne,  female hero,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  strong female lead,  bow and arrow,  spear,  fireplace,  strong female character,  bear,  curse,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  king,  no opening credits,  sword,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  chase,  knife,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog

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:escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal,  shot with an arrow,  alarm,  crossbow,  blockbuster,  quest,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  mission,  binoculars,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  strangulation,  orphan,  rifle,  shooting,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  violence

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

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

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:throne,  immolation,  fantasy world,  shot with an arrow,  armor,  bow and arrow,  spear,  neck breaking,  pursuit,  poison,  necklace,  king,  fictional war,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  candle,  wine,  running,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

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

Shrek (2001)

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

Themes:courage,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:friend
Story:talking animal,  lord,  shot with an arrow,  armor,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  blockbuster,  mouse,  quest,  spear,  wolf,  bear,  first part,  curse,  transformation,  king,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  chase

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
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,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:ship,  boat
Story:paddlewheel boat,  steamship,  caught in a net,  leopard,  lord,  shot with an arrow,  adventurer,  skull,  blockbuster,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  fireplace,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  binoculars,  king,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  mountain,  strangulation,  orphan,  rifle,  letter,  london england,  battle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence

The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:abduction,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:talking animal,  villainess played by lead actress,  metamorphosis,  missing child,  mouse,  cage,  eavesdropping,  pursuit,  storytelling,  mission,  transformation,  witch,  search,  child in peril,  snake,  mountain,  candle,  orphan,  running,  cat,  rescue,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel

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,  escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory,  ship,  boat,  forest
Story:watchtower,  chosen one,  female hero,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  armor,  fight to the death,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  bow and arrow,  spear,  fireplace,  eavesdropping,  subtitled scene,  mission,  poison,  binoculars,  no opening credits,  map,  rifle,  london england,  sword,  battle,  drink,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  violence

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:courage,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:rooftop,  forest
Characters:friend
Story:collapsing bridge,  lord,  throne,  strong female lead,  spear,  eavesdropping,  strong female character,  subtitled scene,  transformation,  fictional war,  bridge,  rifle,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:laboratory,  forest
Story:airship,  female hero,  archery,  alternate reality,  crossbow,  strong female lead,  skull,  blockbuster,  bow and arrow,  strong female character,  mission,  poison,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  rifle,  cat,  rescue,  female protagonist,  fire,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

Peter Pan (1953)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:sea,  boat
Characters:girl,  boy,  children
Story:fantasy world,  child protagonist,  clock,  blockbuster,  flying,  monkey,  bear,  first part,  rabbit,  map,  orphan,  london england,  sword,  rescue,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog

Epic (2013)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Epic (2013)

Young Mary Katherine (M.K.) returns to her eccentric scientist father's home, but his all-consuming quest to discover a tiny civilization in the neighboring forest drives them apart. However, M.K. soon finds herself shrunken down by Queen Tara of that forest who was mortally wounded by the putrefying Boggans, and charged to deliver a pod bearing the new Queen to safety. Together with a veteran Leafman warrior, two goofy mollusks and a young maverick, M.K. agrees to help. As the villainous Boggan leader, Mandrake closes in, M.K. and her new friends must draw on the best of themselves together and discover what they have to save their world. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal,  fantasy world,  shot with an arrow,  armor,  full moon,  mouse,  quest,  bow and arrow,  search,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  bird,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  female protagonist,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  dog

The Jungle Book (1967)
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)

Themes:abduction,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:talking bear,  talking animal,  sight,  child protagonist,  blockbuster,  wolf,  monkey,  bear,  first part,  king,  animal,  snake,  strangulation,  orphan,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  based on novel,  dog

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  sea
Characters:girl
Story:hourglass,  hot air balloon,  mouse,  quest,  cage,  flying,  ice,  storytelling,  witch,  king,  fictional war,  bird,  candle,  wine,  running,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  sword,  battle,  horse,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  dog

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:ship
Story:egyptian,  throne,  immolation,  shot with an arrow,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  flying,  eavesdropping,  mission,  transformation,  necklace,  king,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  snake,  bridge,  mountain,  demon,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  violence

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:rooftop,  forest
Story:shot with an arrow,  archery,  prophecy,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  monkey,  witch,  king,  bird,  mountain,  strangulation,  wine,  orphan,  shooting,  sword,  battle,  horse,  chase,  based on novel,  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:kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Story:lord,  throne,  armor,  skull,  bow and arrow,  spear,  wolf,  subtitled scene,  curse,  transformation,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  mountain,  candle,  demon,  running,  london england,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  violence

King Kong (1933) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

King Kong (1933)

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

Themes:abduction,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:rooftop,  ship,  boat
Story:steamship,  chasm,  gate,  soul,  skull,  blockbuster,  spear,  monkey,  neck breaking,  pursuit,  mission,  binoculars,  search,  king,  bird,  snake,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  strangulation,  running,  rifle,  rescue,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence

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:escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  forest
Story:lord,  shape shifter,  shot with an arrow,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  bow and arrow,  spear,  neck breaking,  poison,  necklace,  witch,  no opening credits,  map,  mountain,  candle,  orphan,  demon,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  violence

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  abduction,  escape,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:flying witch,  talking animal,  hourglass,  voyage,  hot air balloon,  fantasy world,  gate,  uncle niece relationship,  clock,  quest,  monkey,  witch,  child in peril,  cat,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  dog

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,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:throne,  mouse,  cage,  pursuit,  transformation,  witch,  king,  no opening credits,  bird,  candle,  running,  letter,  sword,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (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,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:boy
Story:egyptian,  throne,  armor,  prophecy,  bow and arrow,  spear,  eavesdropping,  pursuit,  search,  king,  no opening credits,  snake,  mountain,  candle,  running,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  dog

Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

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

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl,  friend
Story:female hero,  fantasy world,  metamorphosis,  gate,  owl,  armor,  full moon,  clock,  quest,  ring,  transformation,  search,  king,  snake,  candle,  running,  sword,  battle,  cat,  rescue,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  dog

The Hunger Games (2012)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games (2012)

In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, rutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:boy
Story:compass,  female hero,  archery,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  bow and arrow,  spear,  strong female character,  first part,  neck breaking,  pursuit,  poison,  binoculars,  necklace,  child in peril,  map,  strangulation,  candle,  shooting,  battle,  cat,  female protagonist,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

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:escape,  drunkenness,  surrealism,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Story:immolation,  shape shifter,  gate,  fight to the death,  full moon,  skull,  blockbuster,  wolf,  eavesdropping,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  curse,  transformation,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bird,  map,  mountain,  strangulation,  demon,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. (Read More)

Characters:boy,  children
Story:leopard,  metamorphosis,  armor,  full moon,  mouse,  bow and arrow,  spear,  flying,  monkey,  bear,  pursuit,  rabbit,  binoculars,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  king,  candle,  orphan,  running,  rifle,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion

The Last Airbender (2010)
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:escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
Locations:ship,  forest
Characters:boy,  children
Story:iceberg,  lord,  glacier,  arctic,  child's point of view,  skull,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  ice,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  candle,  battle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion

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:kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:boat
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:caught in a net,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  prophecy,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  subtitled scene,  pursuit,  witch,  search,  fictional war,  bird,  mountain,  orphan,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  mother son relationship

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

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

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

Themes:surrealism,  friendship
Locations:sea,  forest
Story:talking animal,  talking cat,  zeppelin,  airship,  full moon,  flying,  cabin,  witch,  bird,  running,  cat,  rescue,  female protagonist,  mother daughter relationship,  dog

Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:laboratory,  rooftop,  ship
Story:disobedience,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  crossbow,  bow and arrow,  spear,  eavesdropping,  subtitled scene,  neck breaking,  mission,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  london england,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

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

The Great Wall (2016)

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop
Story:caught in a net,  throne,  hot air balloon,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  crossbow,  quest,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  subtitled scene,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  map,  mountain,  orphan,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  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:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:talking animal,  throne,  hot air balloon,  prophecy,  full moon,  quest,  spear,  flying,  monkey,  storytelling,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  fictional war,  map,  orphan,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion

The 13th Warrior (1999)
Action, Adventure, History

The 13th Warrior (1999)

In AD 922, Arab courtier Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North. Ibn Fadlan is appalled by the Vikings customs-- their wanton sexuality, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. And then he learns the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that slaughters the Vikings and devours their flesh. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Mood:epic
Locations:boat,  forest
Characters:boy
Story:alarm,  skull,  bow and arrow,  spear,  bear,  mission,  poison,  king,  fictional war,  snake,  demon,  sword,  battle,  drink,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  tattoo,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:talking animal,  fantasy world,  owl,  crossbow,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  strong female character,  first part,  mission,  transformation,  witch,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  snake,  orphan,  letter,  sword,  rescue,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, War

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:hourglass,  parallel universe,  female hero,  fantasy world,  child's point of view,  full moon,  strong female lead,  fireplace,  strong female character,  rabbit,  storytelling,  poison,  binoculars,  transformation,  king,  no opening credits,  rifle,  shooting,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  violence

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:escape,  drunkenness,  drinking,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:boy,  children,  friend
Story:fly the insect,  lord,  spear,  subtitled scene,  pursuit,  storytelling,  mission,  poison,  no opening credits,  bird,  candle,  running,  rifle,  drink,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  dog

Isle Of Dogs (2018)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Isle Of Dogs (2018)

In a futuristic Japan, an outbreak of canine influenza spreads throughout the (fictitious) city of Megasaki with the risk of becoming contagious to humans. The city's authoritarian mayor, Kenji Kobayashi, ratifies an official decree banishing all dogs to Trash Island, which is immediately approved despite the insistence of Professor Watanabe, the mayor's political opponent who states he is close to creating a cure for the dog flu. The first canine deported from the city is a white and black-spotted dog named Spots Kobayashi, who served as the bodyguard dog of 12-year-old orphan Atari Kobayashi, the mayor's distant nephew and ward.

Six months later, Atari hijacks a plane and flies it to Trash Island (now nicknamed "Isle of Dogs") to search for Spots. After crash-landing, Atari is rescued by a dog pack led by an all-black canine named Chief, a lifelong stray. With their help Atari first finds a locked cage that presumably contains Spots' skeleton, but learns that it is not him. They then fend off a rescue team sent by Mayor Kobayashi to retrieve Atari. Atari decides to continue his search for Spots, and the pack decides to help him, but Chief declines because of his refusal to have a human "master". He is then convinced by Nutmeg, a female ex-show dog, to help the boy out of obligation. The pack seeks advice from sage-like dogs Jupiter and Oracle, who surmise that Spots might be held captive by an isolated tribe of dogs rumored to be cannibals.

Meanwhile, Watanabe finally…
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Themes:courage,  escape,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory,  ship,  boat
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:caught in a net,  scheme,  gate,  owl,  prophecy,  quest,  cage,  surgery,  subtitled scene,  mission,  poison,  search,  fictional war,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  orphan,  robot,  sword,  battle,  cat,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  tattoo,  explosion,  dog,  violence

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:boat,  forest
Story:animal skull,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  fight to the death,  bow and arrow,  spear,  wolf,  subtitled scene,  bear,  neck breaking,  pursuit,  search,  no opening credits,  bird,  strangulation,  rifle,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  based on novel,  violence

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:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
Locations:boat,  forest
Characters:girl,  children,  friend
Story:talking animal,  dust,  sled,  prophecy,  adventurer,  quest,  cage,  spear,  mission,  curse,  transformation,  witch,  fictional war,  mountain,  sword,  battle,  cat,  horse,  chase,  knife,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  dog

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