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

The Princess Bride (1987)

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

Themes:hope, redemption, wrestling, magic, deception, wedding, escape, drunkenness, marriage, torture, jealousy, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Mood:parody, nightmare
Locations:castle, farm, boat, forest
Characters:boy, warrior, priest, friend
Story:prince, pirate, sand pit, true love, climbing a rope, giant rat, princess, speaking in rhyme, steep hill, falling down a hill, gentle giant, swordsman, cutting a rope, giant animal, throwing a rock, evil prince, bitten by a rat, killing a rat, rat bite, miracle

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:hope, redemption, magic, deception, escape, jealousy, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle, boat, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:giant rat, giant animal, sword and sorcery, knife throwing, swordsman, kingdom, reverse footage, masked man, animal attack, following someone, giant, queen, rat, scar, poison, screaming, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement

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:magic, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest, castle
Characters:warrior, priest, boy, friend
Story:brought back to life, pit, horseback riding, dagger, laughing, crossbow, reverse footage, back from the dead, lifting someone into the air, rope, queen, tied up, rat, storytelling, tree, fairy tale, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, stabbing

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:redemption, magic, deception, escape, drunkenness, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle, boat, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:wizard, sword and sorcery, sword fight, knife throwing, secret door, wheelbarrow, chopping wood, kingdom, animal attack, giant, killing an animal, scar, poison, key, king, unrequited love, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

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

Themes:hope, magic, deception, escape, drunkenness, revenge, friendship
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, gate, dagger, kingdom, swamp, wizard, reverse footage, animal attack, honor, giant, prince, queen, scar, tree, duel, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. This is why Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, drunkenness, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior
Story:giant animal, sword and sorcery, sword fight, knife throwing, dagger, kingdom, hit on the head, swamp, animal attack, pirate, prince, bare chested male bondage, storytelling, princess, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, sword

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

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

Themes:escape, magic, wedding, torture, friendship
Locations:forest, castle
Characters:warrior, priest, friend
Story:facial scar, king, white horse, sword and sorcery, wedding ceremony, sword fight, knife throwing, murder of father, swashbuckler, swordsman, horseback riding, dagger, crossbow, stabbed in the stomach, prince, duel, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, stabbing, good versus evil

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. (Read More)

Themes:deception, escape, drunkenness, jealousy, friendship, revenge
Locations:castle, boat
Characters:priest, friend
Story:sword fight, knife throwing, spaniard, title in title, swashbuckler, secret identity, fiance fiancee relationship, damsel in distress, pirate, bare chested male bondage, rat, stabbed in the chest, suicide attempt, impalement, stabbing, sword, horse, knife, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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:redemption, magic, drunkenness, friendship, revenge
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:king, sword and sorcery, sword fight, deformity, dagger, kingdom, swamp, animal attack, honor, giant, queen, rat, duel, stabbed to death, impalement, stabbing, good versus evil, sword, slow motion scene, fire

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:hope, magic, escape, marriage, kidnapping
Locations:forest
Characters:boy, friend
Story:kingdom, evil prince, rock, king, sword fight, cup, swashbuckler, fencing, true love, insult, honor, pirate, rope, prince, queen, tied up, princess, unrequited love, good versus evil, sword

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. This is why The 13th Warrior (1999) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:boat, forest
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:facial scar, sword and sorcery, sword fight, respect, swashbuckler, dagger, kingdom, prince, poison, king, good versus evil, swimming, sword, horse, fire, cult film, three word title, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships

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

Brave (2012)

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

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, escape, marriage, revenge
Locations:castle, boat, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:queen, princess, sword fight, knife throwing, horseback riding, kingdom, animal attack, prince, key, screaming, king, good versus evil, swimming, sword, slow motion scene, horse, knife, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships

Eragon (2006) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Eragon (2006)

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:farm, castle, forest
Characters:boy, warrior
Story:kingdom, king, princess, sword fighting, sword and sorcery, fictional country, swashbuckler, dagger, wizard, duel, good versus evil, sword, horse, cult film, based on novel, fight

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:redemption, wrestling, magic, wedding, torture, friendship
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior, friend
Story:princess, swamp, fairy tale, king, sword and sorcery, true love, dagger, kingdom, crossbow, animal attack, honor, giant, lifting someone into the air, duel, sword, fire, cult film, kiss

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

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

Themes:escape, marriage
Characters:warrior
Story:princess, dagger, prince, king, sword fighting, sword and sorcery, sword fight, cloak, title in title, swashbuckler, swordsman, kingdom, crossbow, sand, reverse footage, good versus evil, death of father, sword, horse, murder

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. This is why 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, revenge
Locations:boat
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:sword fight, knife throwing, deformity, dagger, wizard, masked man, queen, scar, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, death of father, sword, slow motion scene, horse, fire, knife, father son relationship

Beauty And The Beast (2017) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:hope, redemption, magic, deception, escape, jealousy, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:friend
Story:prince, escape attempt, sword fight, true love, kingdom, animal attack, rope, queen, tied up, fairy tale, king, unrequited love, bedroom, sword, slow motion scene, horse, fire, mother son relationship, father son relationship, family relationships

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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

Themes:magic, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:castle, forest
Story:princess, true love, king, sword and sorcery, sword fight, kingdom, damsel in distress, lifting someone into the air, prince, queen, fairy tale, wine, good versus evil, sword, horse, fire, father son relationship, kiss, blood, fight

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

The Scorpion King (2002)

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

Themes:wrestling, magic
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, knife throwing, title in title, swordsman, dagger, sand, poison, duel, king, impalement, sword, fire, three word title, knife, fight

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

47 Ronin (2013)

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

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, wedding, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:forest, castle
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, arranged marriage, pit, horseback riding, kingdom, crossbow, honor, giant, bare chested male bondage, poison, unrequited love, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, death of father, sword, horse, fire, knife

Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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. This is why Assassin's Creed (2016) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Characters:warrior, priest, boy
Story:escape attempt, sword fight, knife throwing, repeated line, machine, present, dagger, crossbow, stabbed in the stomach, rope, prince, tied up, scar, key, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, death of father, sword

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

Robin Hood (2010)

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

Themes:revenge
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:facial scar, reading aloud, white horse, sword fight, swordsman, horseback riding, dagger, crossbow, queen, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, sword, slow motion scene, horse, fire, mother son relationship, blood, murder

Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, deception, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:knife throwing, repeated line, dagger, jumping through a window, crossbow, sand, damsel in distress, animal attack, honor, killing an animal, scar, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, death of father, fire, knife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, based on novel

Labyrinth (1986)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

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

Themes:hope, magic, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:friend
Story:king, sword and sorcery, pit, coward, gate, giant, lifting someone into the air, electronic music score, rope, rock, tied up, good versus evil, book, mask, sword, slow motion scene, fire, cult film

Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984)

Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprieter reveals an ancient story-book to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the school attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction. (Read More)

Themes:magic, escape, hope
Characters:boy, warrior
Story:book, white horse, sword and sorcery, story within the story, gate, horseback riding, kingdom, swamp, sand, giant, scream, reading, key, fairy tale, princess, good versus evil, horse, cult film, three word title, father son relationship

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. This is why Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:hope, deception, escape, drunkenness, torture, revenge
Locations:castle, boat, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:princess, sword fight, secret identity, kingdom, jumping through a window, following someone, honor, rope, prince, queen, scar, poison, screaming, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, good versus evil, sword, slow motion scene, horse, fire

Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

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

Themes:wrestling, deception, wedding, escape, drunkenness, jealousy, marriage, friendship, revenge
Characters:warrior, friend
Story:king, sword fight, poisoned drink, reference to aristotle, kingdom, animal attack, honor, electronic music score, prince, queen, scar, poison, tree, princess, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, stabbing, death of father, sword

Conan The Barbarian (1982)
Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (1982)

A village is attacked by the evil ruler of the Snake Cult, Thulsa Doom ('James Earl Jones' (qv)) and his evil warriors, when Thulsa Doom and his warriors kills his parents, a young boy named Conan ('Jorge Sanz (I)' (qv)) is enslaved. Years later, Conan grows up and becomes a mighty warrior and is trained as a fighter. After years as a slave and as a gladiator, Conan is set free. Conan sets out on a quest as he vows to avenge his parents and solve the riddle of steel. Joined by a archer named Subotai ('Gerry Lopez (I)' (qv)), a beautiful thief who falls in love with Conan, Valeria (sandahl Bergman') and a Chinese wizard ('Mako (I)' (qv)), Conan and his companions sets out to rescue Princess Yasmina ('Valerie Quennessen' (qv)), daughter of King Osric ('Max von Sydow (I)' (qv)), from the Snake Cult, and get his revenge on Thulsa Doom and avenge his parents. (Read More)

Themes:magic, torture, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:sword fighting, sword and sorcery, sword fight, avenger, murder of father, wizard, killing an animal, princess, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, death of father, sword, cult film, three word title, mother son relationship, father son relationship, fight

Dracula Untold (2014) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

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

Themes:hope, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight, knife throwing, kingdom, back from the dead, animal attack, prince, bare chested male bondage, scar, screaming, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, sword, slow motion scene, horse, fire, knife, father son relationship, mother son relationship

Immortals (2011)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Immortals (2011)

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

Themes:hope, magic, torture, revenge, friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior
Story:king, facial scar, sword and sorcery, sword fight, reference to socrates, gate, back from the dead, masked man, stabbed in the stomach, poison, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, sword, slow motion scene, horse, cult film, mother son relationship, murder

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

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:redemption, magic, deception, escape, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:princess, escape attempt, dagger, reverse footage, back from the dead, rat, scar, screaming, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, good versus evil, slow motion scene, horse, fire, knife, murder, blood, fight

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:magic, deception, escape, kidnapping, friendship, revenge
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior, boy
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, kingdom, back from the dead, honor, killing an animal, rock, prince, princess, good versus evil, slow motion scene, fire, knife, father son relationship, family relationships, fight

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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

Themes:magic, escape
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:kingdom, wizard, sword and sorcery, sword fight, animal attack, giant, key, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbing, good versus evil, sword, fire, based on novel, fight

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

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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

Themes:magic, deception, escape, jealousy, friendship
Locations:castle, forest
Story:queen, princess, kingdom, hag, true love, prince, poison, fairy tale, good versus evil, horse, kiss, murder

Troy (2004)
Drama, History, Romance

Troy (2004)

As the Greeks fall, they decided to head back home. King Priam decides to have one last battle with the Greeks to leave Troy for good. It was a night battle so the Greeks didn't knew, raining them down with flaming arrows and lighting huge balls of dry branches and rolling them down at the beach. It was a battle that Achilles wasn't in, but his cousin Patroclus pretended to be him by wearing his armor, his sword, his helmet, and his moves. Hector finally had a battle with Achilles not knowing it wasn't him. Patroclus was fast but Hector was faster, causing him to cut Patroclus's neck and finishing him with a sword to the heart. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:sword and sorcery, sword fight, coward, gate, dagger, kingdom, honor, prince, queen, duel, king, stabbed in the chest, impalement, sword, knife, father son relationship, blood, fight, kiss

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. This is why Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:hope, wedding, escape, revenge
Locations:farm, boat
Characters:boy, friend
Story:sword fight, horseback riding, dagger, cliff, hit on the head, animal attack, killing an animal, prince, king, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, old man, death of father, sword, horse, fire, knife, father son relationship, mother son relationship

El Laberinto Del Fauno (2006) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Drama, Fantasy, War

El Laberinto Del Fauno (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:magic, escape, torture
Locations:forest
Characters:priest, friend
Story:princess, king, giant animal, secret door, pit, horseback riding, dagger, kingdom, giant, lifting someone into the air, prince, queen, tied up, reading, storytelling, poison, key, tree, fairy tale, stabbed in the chest

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

The Little Mermaid (1989)

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

Themes:magic, wedding, revenge, friendship
Locations:castle, boat
Characters:priest
Story:king, prince, lifting a female into the air, kingdom, animal attack, giant, lifting someone into the air, pirate, rope, rock, fairy tale, princess, good versus evil, fire, three word title, knife, family relationships, kiss, fight

The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)
Action, Adventure

The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

Paris is starving, but the King of France is more interested in money and bedding women. When a young soldier dies for the sake of a shag, Aramis, Athos and Porthos band together with a plan to replace the king. Unknown to many, there is a 2nd king, a twin, hidden at birth, then imprisoned for 6 years behind an iron mask. All that remains now is D'Artagnan, will he stand against his long time friends, or do what is best for his country? (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:priest, boy
Story:king, mask, queen, sword fight, portcullis, loss of boyfriend, secret door, swashbuckler, swordsman, present, dagger, scream, key, duel, death of father, sword, horse, knife, mother son relationship, father son relationship

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

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (2013)

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

Themes:magic, deception, escape, torture, kidnapping, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight, cup, secret identity, dagger, scar, tied to a chair, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, sword, slow motion scene, knife, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, based on novel, fight, murder, blood, kiss

Highlander (1986) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Highlander (1986)

In New York, the owner of a sophisticated antique shop Russell Edwin Nash is challenged to a sword fight in the parking lot of the Madison Square Garden by a man called Iman Fasil that is beheaded by Russell. He hides his sword and is arrested by the police while leaving the stadium. Russell recalls his life in the Sixteenth Century in Scotland, when he is Connor MacLeod and is deadly wounded in a battle against another Clan. However he surprisingly survives and his Clan believes he has a pact with the devil and expels him from their lands. Then he meets Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez that explains that he is immortal unless he is beheaded. Further, the immortals dispute a game killing each other and in the end only one survives receiving a price with the power of the other immortals. Russell is released by the police, but the snoopy forensic agent Brenda J. Wyatt is attracted by the case since she founds fragments of an ancient Katana and follows Russell. But the also immortal Kurgan is hunting down MacLeod and Brenda is in the middle of their battle. This is why Highlander (1986) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:wrestling, magic, torture, kidnapping, friendship
Locations:castle, boat, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:swordsman, sword fighting, sword and sorcery, sword fight, sword, repeated line, fencing, dagger, honor, scream, duel, stabbing, good versus evil, mask, horse, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fight, blood, murder

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:hope, redemption, drunkenness, torture, jealousy, friendship, revenge
Locations:farm, boat, forest
Characters:friend
Story:chopping wood, horseback riding, swamp, reunion, reading, stabbed in the chest, death of father, book, horse, knife, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family relationships, based on novel, kiss, murder, blood, fight

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince (2009)

In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis. (Read More)

Themes:magic, deception, drunkenness, jealousy, friendship, revenge
Story:lifting a female into the air, wizard, lifting someone into the air, killing an animal, prince, scar, poison, good versus evil, book, slow motion scene, fire, cult film, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, based on novel, murder, kiss, blood

Spaceballs (1987)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Spaceballs (1987)

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. (Read More)

Themes:magic, wedding, marriage, kidnapping
Mood:parody
Story:prince, princess, king, sword fighting, sword fight, lifting an adult into the air, damsel in distress, lifting someone into the air, duel, good versus evil, cult film, kiss

The Expendables (2010) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, wrestling, escape, torture, kidnapping, revenge
Story:knife throwing, fictional country, deformity, reverse footage, damsel in distress, pirate, rope, blindfold, scar, tied to a chair, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, death of father, sword, horse, fire, cult film, knife, fight

Ying Xiong (2002)
Action, Adventure, History

Ying Xiong (2002)

In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory. This is why Ying Xiong (2002) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:hope, redemption, deception, jealousy, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:king, sword, duel, sword fight, respect, true love, swordsman, kingdom, honor, stabbed in the chest, slow motion scene, fight, blood

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

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

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

Themes:magic, wedding, escape, kidnapping
Locations:castle, forest
Characters:friend
Story:queen, king, sword fight, dagger, kingdom, scar, fairy tale, princess, impalement, mask, blood, kiss, murder, fight

Puss In Boots (2011)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Puss In Boots (2011)

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. (Read More)

Themes:redemption, magic, escape, friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:friend
Story:giant animal, sword fight, bellows, swashbuckler, honor, giant, old woman, fairy tale, mask, sword, three word title

Shanghai Noon (2000) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

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

Themes:escape, drunkenness, torture, kidnapping
Story:wedding ceremony, sword fight, arranged marriage, miracle, reverse footage, honor, duel, fairy tale, princess, book, sword, horse, knife, murder

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:hope, redemption, deception, escape, torture, jealousy, kidnapping, revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:farm, forest
Characters:warrior
Story:famous line, secret identity, jumping through a window, reverse footage, damsel in distress, masked man, following someone, prince, scar, tied to a chair, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, impalement, good versus evil, death of father, sword, slow motion scene, horse, fire, knife

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