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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,  surrealism,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory,  rooftop,  ship,  sea,  boat,  forest
Characters:girl,  children,  friend,  boy
Story:dust,  ice bear,  sea voyage,  flying witch,  animal skull,  animal,  college,  snow leopard,  dog sled,  compass,  hiding in a closet,  ice axe,  talking bear,  polar bear,  spirit animal,  collapsing bridge,  falling down a mountain,  bear,  rescue,  talking animal,  paddlewheel boat,  talking cat,  orphan,  based on cult book,  fate of the universe,  shoulder bag,  child thief,  hiding under a table,  sight,  chain mail,  praying mantis,  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,  watchtower,  mother son reunion,  overheard conversation,  falcon,  airship,  iceberg,  hourglass,  egyptian,  leopard,  surgical operation,  lord,  north pole,  sled,  lifting person in air,  chosen one,  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,  first part,  cabin,  neck breaking,  pursuit,  ring,  rabbit,  storytelling,  mission,  poison,  binoculars,  curse,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  search,  king,  controversy,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bird,  snake,  map,  bridge,  mountain,  strangulation,  candle,  wine,  color in title,  demon,  robot,  running,  rifle,  shooting,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  drink,  cat,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  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

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  surrealism
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,  dog,  violence

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:curse,  throne,  fantasy world,  missing child,  armor,  crossbow,  full moon,  street life,  cage,  bow and arrow,  flying,  wolf,  rabbit,  storytelling,  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

Pan (2015) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism,  friendship
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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

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

Themes:escape,  drunkenness
Locations:boat,  forest
Story:dog sled,  mountain,  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,  strangulation,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence

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Alice In Wonderland (2010) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
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
Characters:girl
Story:rabbit,  throne,  talking animal,  talking cat,  lord,  fantasy world,  prophecy,  clock,  blockbuster,  mouse,  quest,  spear,  monkey,  first part,  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 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:mountain,  battle,  collapsing bridge,  king,  lord,  shape shifter,  archery,  blockbuster,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  ice,  subtitled scene,  bear,  ring,  rabbit,  necklace,  witch,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  bridge,  demon,  sword,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

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? This is why Seventh Son (2014) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:girl
Story:witch,  caught in a net,  leopard,  crossbow,  full moon,  strong female lead,  skull,  cage,  bow and arrow,  spear,  strong female character,  bear,  transformation,  necklace,  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,  dog,  violence

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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)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop,  forest
Characters:girl,  friend
Story:talking animal,  owl,  fight to the death,  full moon,  clock,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  fireplace,  wolf,  ice,  cabin,  curse,  transformation,  witch,  search,  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

Ladyhawke (1985) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
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:hawk,  wolf,  curse,  falcon,  shot with an arrow,  armor,  crossbow,  mouse,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  ice,  pursuit,  rabbit,  mission,  transformation,  fictional war,  bird,  mountain,  running,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  chase,  violence

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,  lord,  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

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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:horse,  caught in a net,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  prophecy,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  subtitled scene,  pursuit,  mission,  witch,  search,  fictional war,  bird,  mountain,  orphan,  battle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  mother son relationship

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? This is why Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (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

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:courage,  escape
Locations:ship,  boat,  forest
Characters:girl
Story:witch,  lord,  throne,  female hero,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  strong female lead,  bow and arrow,  spear,  fireplace,  strong female character,  bear,  curse,  transformation,  necklace,  king,  no opening credits,  sword,  rescue,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  chase,  knife,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog

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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,  friendship,  surrealism
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

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

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

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016)

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:ship,  boat
Story:king,  paddlewheel boat,  rescue,  steamship,  caught in a net,  leopard,  lord,  shot with an arrow,  adventurer,  skull,  blockbuster,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  fireplace,  subtitled scene,  monkey,  binoculars,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  map,  mountain,  strangulation,  orphan,  rifle,  letter,  london england,  battle,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence

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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. This is why King Kong (1933) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

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

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)

Themes:courage,  escape,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:boy,  friend
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,  dog,  violence

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

The Revenant (2015)

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

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

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Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

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

Themes:courage,  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

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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

Themes:abduction,  escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:forest
Characters:children
Story:immolation,  missing child,  fight to the death,  crossbow,  full moon,  bow and arrow,  flying,  mission,  curse,  witch,  child in peril,  orphan,  rifle,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  violence

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

The Lord Of The Rings (1978)

A young Hobbit named Frodo (Guard) is thrown on an amazing adventure, when he is appointed the job of destroying the one ring which was created by the dark lord Sauron. He is assigned with warriors including Gandalf (Squire), Aragorn (Hurt) and Boromir (Cox). It's not going to be an easy journey for the Fellowship of the Ring, on the ultimate quest to rid Middle-Earth of all evil. This is why The Lord Of The Rings (1978) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:epic
Story:lord,  quest,  ring,  fantasy world,  bow and arrow,  first part,  mission,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  bridge,  demon,  battle,  rescue,  chase,  based on novel,  violence

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

Peter Pan (2003)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:ship
Characters:girl,  boy,  children,  friend
Story:gate,  child protagonist,  child's point of view,  bow and arrow,  flying,  ice,  storytelling,  poison,  no opening credits,  shooting,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  violence

Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

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

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:forest
Story:soul,  adventurer,  full moon,  bow and arrow,  spear,  wolf,  neck breaking,  storytelling,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  snake,  map,  mountain,  orphan,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

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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:boy,  girl,  children,  friend
Story:fantasy world,  child protagonist,  clock,  blockbuster,  flying,  monkey,  bear,  first part,  rabbit,  map,  orphan,  london england,  sword,  rescue,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  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? This is why Labyrinth (1986) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

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

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
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:witch,  college,  leopard,  metamorphosis,  armor,  full moon,  mouse,  bow and arrow,  spear,  flying,  monkey,  bear,  pursuit,  rabbit,  binoculars,  transformation,  necklace,  search,  king,  candle,  orphan,  running,  rifle,  letter,  london england,  sword,  battle,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  explosion

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

Australia (2008)

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

Themes: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,  king,  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

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:forest,  ship
Characters:boy
Story:lord,  shape shifter,  shot with an arrow,  scheme,  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

Dragonheart (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dragonheart (1996)

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

Themes:courage,  escape,  friendship
Locations:forest
Story:talking animal,  falcon,  scheme,  armor,  soul,  crossbow,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  flying,  king,  bridge,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  dog

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Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. This is why Solomon Kane (2009) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  drunkenness,  kidnapping
Locations:ship,  forest
Characters:girl
Story:lord,  immolation,  soul,  crossbow,  neck breaking,  curse,  transformation,  witch,  king,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  demon,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  fire,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

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

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  sea,  boat
Characters:boy
Story:compass,  voyage,  whiskey,  skull,  subtitled scene,  necklace,  search,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bird,  map,  rifle,  letter,  horse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  explosion

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

Shrek (2001)

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

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

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  sea,  boat
Story:throne,  shot with an arrow,  prophecy,  skull,  bow and arrow,  spear,  neck breaking,  transformation,  king,  no opening credits,  orphan,  sword,  battle,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  knife,  explosion,  dog,  violence

Nochnoy Dozor (2004) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Nochnoy Dozor (2004)

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage. This is why Nochnoy Dozor (2004) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:rooftop
Story:battle,  lifting person in air,  shape shifter,  owl,  prophecy,  first part,  mission,  curse,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  bridge,  sword,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  dog

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
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

Assassin's Creed (2016)
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
Characters:boy
Story:disobedience,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  crossbow,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  eavesdropping,  experiment,  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

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

Alice In Wonderland (1951)

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

Themes:surrealism
Locations:sea,  forest
Characters:girl
Story:rabbit,  talking animal,  talking cat,  parallel universe,  fantasy world,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  mouse,  transformation,  king,  animal,  bird,  cat,  female protagonist,  fire,  chase,  based on novel,  dog

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Coraline (2009) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  surrealism
Locations:boat,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:talking animal,  talking cat,  praying mantis,  fantasy world,  metamorphosis,  alternate reality,  soul,  child protagonist,  mouse,  fireplace,  search,  candle,  orphan,  letter,  cat,  rescue,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  based on novel,  dog

Mononoke-hime (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Mononoke-hime (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. This is why Mononoke-hime (1997) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007). (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:forest
Story:curse,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  bow and arrow,  wolf,  strong female character,  transformation,  fictional war,  animal,  demon,  rifle,  sword,  battle,  horse,  chase,  knife,  violence

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:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:throne,  king,  mouse,  cage,  flying,  pursuit,  transformation,  necklace,  witch,  search,  no opening credits,  bird,  candle,  running,  letter,  sword,  rescue,  horse,  voice over narration,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence

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Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:environment,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:laboratory,  forest
Story:battle,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  soul,  fight to the death,  strong female lead,  blockbuster,  bow and arrow,  spear,  flying,  strong female character,  surgery,  subtitled scene,  mission,  king,  fictional war,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  robot,  rifle,  rescue,  voice over narration,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  violence

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) is one of the best movies like The Golden Compass (2007)
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:monkey,  king,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  prophecy,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  witch,  bird,  mountain,  strangulation,  wine,  orphan,  shooting,  sword,  battle,  horse,  chase,  based on novel,  violence

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

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

Themes:courage,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  sea,  forest
Story:king,  battle,  shot with an arrow,  archery,  armor,  prophecy,  fight to the death,  quest,  bow and arrow,  spear,  curse,  no opening credits,  bridge,  demon,  sword,  fire,  chase,  mother son relationship,  violence

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