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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,  death by poison,  facial scar,  giant,  reading aloud,  poisoned wine,  sword fighting,  white horse,  sword and sorcery,  wedding ceremony,  escape attempt,  sword fight,  clothes on fire,  knife throwing,  arranged marriage,  talking to one's dead father,  life and death battle,  strapped to table,  pushing someone,  secret entrance,  coming back to life,  strapped down,  sick bed,  brought back to life,  pounding on a door,  story within the story,  bellows,  portcullis,  man in black,  belief in the soul,  hag,  funny accent,  sleeper hold,  interruption,  poisoned drink,  farmboy,  goblet,  battle of wits,  self worth,  reference to socrates,  powder,  ravine,  immunity,  rodent,  rhyme,  avenger,  speech impediment,  lifting an adult into the air,  reference to aristotle,  lifting a female into the air,  clergyman,  lisp,  pitcher,  loss of boyfriend,  life and death,  reference to plato,  sicilian,  cloak,  breaking down a door,  screenplay adapted by author,  eel,  quicksand,  albino,  suicide threat,  storyteller,  fictional country,  secret door,  wheelbarrow,  chopping wood,  spaniard,  pharmacist,  murder of father,  cup,  famous line,  pit,  hill,  hopelessness,  jumping into water,  screwball,  sick child,  deformity,  repeated line,  title in title,  playing a video game,  coward,  respect,  knocking on a door,  coughing,  swashbuckler,  fencing,  climbing,  dead father,  machine,  running away,  gate,  being followed,  present,  horseback riding,  chocolate,  pill,  secret identity,  dagger,  laughing,  kingdom,  fiance fiancee relationship,  insult,  jumping through a window,  cliff,  hit on the head,  swamp,  wizard,  crossbow,  sand,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  back from the dead,  masked man,  animal attack,  following someone,  choking,  honor,  friendship between men,  impersonation,  stabbed in the stomach,  lifting someone into the air,  electronic music score,  killing an animal,  hugging,  rope,  rock,  grandfather grandson relationship,  bare chested male bondage,  queen,  blindfold,  tied up,  rat,  reunion,  scar,  scream,  reading,  storytelling,  poison,  key,  screaming,  tree,  duel,  old woman,  fairy tale,  king,  unrequited love,  tied to a chair,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  stabbing,  old man,  wine,  bedroom,  good versus evil,  swimming,  death of father,  book,  mask,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  three word title,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  fight

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

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

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

Themes:magic,  deception,  wedding,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:castle,  farm,  forest
Characters:warrior,  boy,  friend
Story:climbing a rope,  facial scar,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  chopping wood,  title in title,  dagger,  kingdom,  wizard,  honor,  stabbed in the stomach,  grandfather grandson relationship,  reading,  poison,  duel,  princess,  king,  stabbing,  wine,  good versus evil,  death of father,  book,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  knife,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  fight,  murder,  blood

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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,  good versus evil,  death of father,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  fight,  blood

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,  old man,  wine,  death of father,  book,  sword,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  three word title,  knife,  mother son relationship,  fight,  murder,  kiss,  blood

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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,  sword,  fire,  knife,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  fight,  murder,  blood

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Conan The Barbarian (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. This is why Conan The Barbarian (2011) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  magic,  escape,  torture,  jealousy,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:castle,  boat
Characters:warrior,  boy
Story:facial scar,  sword fighting,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  murder of father,  swordsman,  dagger,  damsel in distress,  back from the dead,  animal attack,  killing an animal,  pirate,  tied up,  scar,  key,  princess,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  death of father,  mask,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  three word title,  knife,  father son relationship,  murder,  blood,  fight

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. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  magic,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  priest
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  cloak,  spaniard,  pit,  dagger,  jumping through a window,  cliff,  crossbow,  reverse footage,  pirate,  prince,  queen,  scar,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  mask,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  blood,  murder

Your Highness (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Your Highness (2011)

Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent's fiancee before their kingdom is destroyed. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he's settled for a life of wizard's weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)-an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own-the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  deception,  wedding,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:parody
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  coward,  dagger,  kingdom,  wizard,  crossbow,  reverse footage,  damsel in distress,  animal attack,  giant,  killing an animal,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  princess,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  sword,  horse,  fire,  knife,  father son relationship,  fight,  murder,  blood

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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,  good versus evil,  book,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  fight,  murder,  blood

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. (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,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  murder,  blood,  fight

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. This is why The Legend Of Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  deception,  escape,  torture,  revenge
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:king,  sword fight,  knife throwing,  true love,  kingdom,  crossbow,  animal attack,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  queen,  princess,  unrequited love,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  fight,  blood,  murder

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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:hope,  deception,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  priest
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  fencing,  swordsman,  kingdom,  crossbow,  reverse footage,  honor,  prince,  queen,  scar,  tree,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  swimming,  death of father,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  knife,  mother son relationship,  murder

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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,  sword,  horse,  fire,  knife,  murder

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,  based on novel,  murder

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

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:hope,  redemption,  magic,  deception,  escape,  marriage,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  cloak,  kingdom,  crossbow,  reverse footage,  back from the dead,  animal attack,  queen,  screaming,  fairy tale,  king,  unrequited love,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  knife,  fight,  murder,  blood,  kiss

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 Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  redemption,  magic,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:castle,  farm,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  knife throwing,  farmboy,  cloak,  pit,  jumping into water,  swordsman,  kingdom,  crossbow,  giant,  queen,  unrequited love,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  fight

Pan (2015) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:hope,  magic,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:boat,  forest
Characters:warrior,  boy
Story:giant animal,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  kingdom,  animal attack,  giant,  pirate,  rope,  tied up,  key,  tree,  princess,  good versus evil,  sword,  slow motion scene,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  fight

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The Three Musketeers (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance

The Three Musketeers (1993)

The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. Rochefort, the Cardinal's right-hand man, announces the official disbanding of the King's Musketeers. Three, however, refuse to throw down their swords - Athos the fighter and drinker, Porthos the pirate and lover, and Aramis the priest and poet. Arriving in Paris to join the Musketeers, D'Artagnan uncovers the Cardinal's plans, and the four set out on a mission to protect King and Country. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior,  priest
Story:king,  sword fight,  swashbuckler,  swordsman,  dagger,  crossbow,  honor,  lifting someone into the air,  killing an animal,  pirate,  queen,  duel,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  wine,  good versus evil,  sword,  horse,  fire,  knife,  based on novel,  murder

Mirror Mirror (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Mirror Mirror (2012)

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  deception,  escape,  jealousy,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Story:sword fight,  dagger,  kingdom,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  queen,  key,  fairy tale,  princess,  king,  good versus evil,  sword,  horse,  kiss

Conan The Destroyer (1984)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Destroyer (1984)

The wandering barbarian, Conan, alongside his goofy rogue pal, Malak, are tasked with escorting Queen Taramis' virgin niece, Princess Jehnna and her bodyguard, Bombaata, to a mystical island fortress. They must retrieve a magical crystal that will help them procure the horn that legends say can awaken the god of dreams, Dagoth. Along the way, Conan reunites with the wise wizard, Akiro and befriends the fierce female fighter, Zula. Together the heroes face ancient traps, powerful Wizards, plots of betrayal, and even the dream god, Dagoth, himself! (Read More)

Themes:magic,  wrestling
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:wizard,  queen,  princess,  sword fighting,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  knife throwing,  swashbuckler,  swordsman,  dagger,  kingdom,  reverse footage,  back from the dead,  choking,  stabbed in the stomach,  key,  stabbed in the chest,  horse,  cult film,  blood,  murder

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Willow (1988) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Willow (1988)

A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is taken into the care of Willow's family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature attacks Willow's village, whilst tracking down the baby. Willow consults the village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan, the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Raziel and the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued by Queen Bavmorda's daughter Sorsha and the evil commander of Queen Bavmorda's army General Kael, whom are searching for Elora and bring her back to Queen Bavmorda's castle, where Queen Bavmorda bids to kill Elora in a ritual and prevent the prophecy of her downfall. This is why Willow (1988) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:magic,  redemption,  escape,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:castle,  farm,  boat,  forest
Characters:warrior,  friend
Story:queen,  falling down a hill,  swordsman,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  sick child,  horseback riding,  dagger,  kingdom,  wizard,  animal attack,  lifting someone into the air,  hugging,  old woman,  fairy tale,  princess,  impalement,  good versus evil,  book,  mask,  sword,  horse,  cult film,  knife,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  fight,  blood

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: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,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  murder,  kiss

Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior
Story:facial scar,  sword fight,  poisoned drink,  repeated line,  cliff,  reverse footage,  animal attack,  honor,  stabbed in the stomach,  lifting someone into the air,  killing an animal,  scar,  poison,  screaming,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  stabbing,  wine,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  father son relationship,  fight,  murder,  blood

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Stardust (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Stardust (2007)

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

Themes: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,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  based on novel,  murder,  kiss

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

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

Themes:hope,  redemption,  deception,  wedding,  escape,  drunkenness,  marriage,  kidnapping,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:forest
Characters:warrior,  priest,  friend
Story:sword fight,  knife throwing,  swordsman,  damsel in distress,  scar,  unrequited love,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  family relationships,  based on novel,  kiss,  fight,  murder,  blood

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

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:hope,  redemption,  deception,  escape,  jealousy,  marriage,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:sword fight,  dagger,  kingdom,  miracle,  reverse footage,  friendship between men,  prince,  bare chested male bondage,  queen,  reunion,  stabbed in the chest,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  based on novel,  murder,  blood

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The Three Musketeers (2011)
Action, Adventure, Romance

The Three Musketeers (2011)

After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. The musketeers and D'Artagnan are determined to save the royal family and France itself. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  priest
Story:sword fight,  poisoned drink,  swashbuckler,  swordsman,  dagger,  insult,  queen,  key,  duel,  princess,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  good versus evil,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  three word title,  knife,  based on novel,  fight,  murder

Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Drama, Romance

Tristan + Isolde (2006)

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Themes:wedding,  escape,  marriage,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:castle,  boat,  forest
Characters:warrior,  priest,  boy
Story:princess,  sword fight,  horseback riding,  dagger,  kingdom,  back from the dead,  honor,  bare chested male bondage,  queen,  poison,  king,  death of father,  sword,  horse,  fire,  three word title,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  murder

The 13th Warrior (1999) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
Action, Adventure, History

The 13th Warrior (1999)

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

Themes: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,  based on novel,  fight,  blood,  murder

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

Brave (2012)

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

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)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Eragon (2006)

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. This is why Eragon (2006) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (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

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Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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,  kiss

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Themes: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,  blood,  murder

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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

Themes:hope,  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,  kiss,  fight

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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? This is why Sleeping Beauty (1959) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (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) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:boat,  forest
Characters:priest
Story:arranged marriage,  crossbow,  animal attack,  tree,  fairy tale,  unrequited love,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  good versus evil,  death of father,  mask,  sword,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  three word title,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  blood

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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,  father son relationship,  murder,  blood

Red Sonja (1985)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Red Sonja (1985)

The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... (Read More)

Themes:wrestling,  magic,  revenge
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  sword,  swashbuckler,  fencing,  swordsman,  kingdom,  crossbow,  lifting someone into the air,  prince,  queen,  scar,  duel,  stabbed in the chest,  mask,  horse,  cult film,  kiss,  blood,  fight

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,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  fight,  murder

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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,  kiss

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:warrior,  priest
Story:jumping through a window,  swamp,  crossbow,  reverse footage,  back from the dead,  rope,  key,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  old man,  bedroom,  good versus evil,  death of father,  sword,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  knife,  fight,  blood,  murder

Excalibur (1981)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Excalibur (1981)

The myth of King Arthur brought once again to the screen. Uthur Pendragon is given the mystical sword Excalibur by the wizard Merlin. At his death Uthur buries the sword into a stone, and the next man that can pull it out will be King of England. Years later Arthur, Uthur's bastard son draws Excalibur and becomes king. Guided by Merlin, Arthur marries Guenivere and gathers the Knights of the Round Table. Arthur's evil half-sister Morgana sires a son with him, who may prove his downfall. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  deception,  escape,  marriage,  friendship
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:friend
Story:sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  sword,  wizard,  queen,  tree,  king,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  impalement,  stabbing,  old man,  horse,  fire,  blood,  kiss,  fight

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Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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,  fight,  blood,  murder

Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)
Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

Robin of Locksley, known as the most skilled archer of the land, has just returned to England after fighting in the Holy Crusades, where King Richard the Lionhearted is also fighting. Robin finds that much of what he knew of England has gone to ruin, including his longtime family home having been taken away, all at the hands of the evil Prince John, Richard's brother who has assumed the throne in Richard's absence. Neurotic John is basically being controlled by the equally evil Sheriff of Rottingham, everything they doing to fatten their own coffers at the expense of the commoners and peasants. As such, Robin recruits a band of merry men to help him battle Prince John and the Sheriff, they who include: Blinkin, his blind longtime servant; Ahchoo, the misguided son of Asneeze, the man who helped him escape from prison while fighting in the Crusades; Little John, who seems to think that being called Little is only coincidental to the fact of he being a hulking man; and Little John's friend, Will Scarlet O'Hara, a master with daggers. In going to the palace, Robin falls in love at first sight with Marian of Bagelle, a maid of the court. Marian is looking for the man who has the figurative and literal key to unlock her heart (and more private parts). The Sheriff has his own eyes on Marian, he who in turn is the object of desire of Latrine, a powerful hag of a sorceress of the court. Robin and the Sheriff in particular have a fight to the death mentality to achieve their end goals, which for both are protection of the throne for their trusted royal, and the heart and cherry of Maid Marian. This is why Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987). (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  escape
Mood:parody
Locations:castle,  forest
Characters:warrior,  friend
Story:evil prince,  prince,  king,  sword fight,  knife throwing,  portcullis,  hag,  speech impediment,  swashbuckler,  swordsman,  dagger,  crossbow,  key,  stabbed in the chest,  sword,  horse,  fire,  cult film,  fight

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

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Die Unendliche Geschichte (1984)
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,  based on novel,  fight

Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like The Princess Bride (1987)
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: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,  knife,  fight,  family relationships,  murder

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,  slow motion scene,  horse,  fire,  knife,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  blood,  fight

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