Tags: movies similar to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) - full list
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, adventure, family|
|Characters||Teens, Heroes, Family|
|Plot||Adventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural|
|Place||School of Magic|
Vlad has just moved and joined one of the most famous magical schools in the world, where he meets fairies, witches, trolls and dwarfs. Him and his father are the first vampires in town, but he soon meets other special kids.
|Genre||fantastic, action, drama, adventure|
|Country||USA, Canada, Hungary|
|Plot||War, Adventure, Travel, Intrigue|
Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
|Genre||action, fantasy, comedy, family, sport|
|Plot||Superpowers, Friendship, Magic Items, Competitions, Rivalry|
|Style||Exciting, Light, Fascinating|
After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar by using special powers from a magical mask.
|Genre||action, fantasy, adventure, family|
|Characters||Teens, Witch, Dragons, Wizards, Heroes|
|Plot||Magic, Adventure, Superpowers, Rivalry|
Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.
|Country||USA, United Kingdom, Canada, China|
|Characters||Witch, Monsters, Dragons, Knights, Demons|
|Plot||Love, Fighting Evil, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Exciting, By books, Serious, Disturbing|
John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the 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?
|Genre||fantasy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon, anime|
|Characters||Teens, Students, Cats, Pupils|
|Plot||Love, Supernatural, Depression, Magic Items|
Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Kento. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat named Tarō. The magic lets Muge get close to Kento, but eventually it may also make her unable to transform back to a human.
|Genre||drama, musical, family|
|Plot||Love, Friendship, Music, Life, Happiness|
|Style||Romantic, Soulful, Fascinating|
Troubled teen Will Hawkins has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular, and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, melodrama|
|Characters||Teens, Dogs, Students, Friends, Terminally ill|
|Plot||Love, Time travel, Chess, Recurring day, Relationship|
|Style||Romantic, Kind, Action, Soulful, Fascinating|
The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.
|Genre||horror, fantasy, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Witch, Gay, Snake, Family|
|Plot||Friendship, Mystery, Supernatural, Pursuit, Witchcraft|
|Style||Fascinating, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing|
An eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.
|Genre||fantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, anime|
|Plot||Love, Time travel, True love, Friendship, Body exchange|
|Place||Parallel worlds, School, Caves, Japan|
|Style||Romantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Fascinating, Touching|
High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.
|Plot||Love, Relationship, Fate|
|Style||Cute, By books, Vital signs, Vivid, Bright|
Two teens facing personal struggles form a powerful bond as they embark on a cathartic journey chronicling the wonders of Indiana.
|Characters||Teens, Pupils, Teachers, Demons, Blonde girls|
|Plot||Survival, Gambling, Fight, Virtual Reality, Friendship|
|Style||Black humor, For a group of friends|
Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole's trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.
|Genre||thriller, drama, detective|
|Characters||Teens, Strong women, Family|
|Plot||Time travel, Recurring day, Friendship, Loneliness, Death|
|Style||Tense, Makes me think, Touching|
Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
|Genre||fantastic, comedy, melodrama|
|Characters||Teens, Girlfriends, Family, Pupils|
|Plot||Love, Survival, Relationship, Life, Meaning of life|
|Style||Philosophical, Heavy, Fancy, Makes me think, Womens in main roles|
When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.
|Genre||horror, action, thriller, comedy|
|Plot||Survival, Survival, Treason|
|Style||For a group of friends|
Nine friends, all harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help - until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon|
|Characters||Teens, Elves, Brothers|
|Plot||Adventure, Road adventures, Mythology|
In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
|Genre||thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada|
|Characters||Witch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals|
|Plot||Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers|
|Place||Islands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school|
|Style||Exciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes|
A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
|Country||United Kingdom, Germany|
|Characters||Teens, Orphans, Jews|
|Place||England, Country houses|
|Time||World War II|
The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
|Genre||fantastic, action, drama|
|Plot||Survival, End of the world, Viruses|
No sooner has 15-year-old Lee Keegan been expelled from his private school than an apocalyptic event wipes out most of the world's population. With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school. But safety and security at St. Mark's School for Boys is in short supply. Its high walls can't stop the local parish council from forming a militia and imposing marshal law, while inside the dorms the end of the world is having a dangerous effect on his best friend and his unrequited crush on the school nurse isn't helping him concentrate on staying alive.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Plot||Love, Relationship, Life, Multi-part, Growing up|
|Style||Womens in main roles, Vivid|
It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she has a secret decision to make. Elle has been accepted into Harvard, where boyfriend Noah is matriculating, and also Berkeley, where her BFF Lee is headed and has to decide if she should stay or not.
|Characters||Teens, Disabled people, Writers, Pupils, New kids at school|
|Plot||Love, Relationship, First love, Depression, Love at first sight|
|Style||To cry, Touching, Sad ones|
When a hopelessly romantic high school senior falls for a mysterious new classmate, it sets them both on an unexpected journey that teaches them about love, loss, and most importantly themselves.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Lesbians, Gay, Musicians, Students|
|Plot||Love, Love triangle, Relationship, Loneliness, First love|
|Place||School, Small cities|
|Style||Romantic, Light, For single girls, Womens in main roles, Touching|
Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.
|Characters||Teens, Disabled people, Pupils, Trainers, Difficult teens|
|Plot||Friendship, Loneliness, Success, Training, Aerobics|
A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.
|Genre||fantastic, action, comedy, adventure|
|Country||Canada, USA, Australia|
|Characters||Dogs, Teens, Monsters, Mutant, Losers|
|Plot||Love, End of the world, Survival, Disasters, Apocalypse|
|Style||Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy|
Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.
|Genre||fantasy, comedy, family|
|Characters||Witch, Teens, Family, Disabled people, Friends|
|Plot||Adventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Witchcraft|
|Place||Germany, Boarding school|
Poor Bibi - due to her bad marks in maths she has to spend the whole summer in the boarding school of Altenberg to scrape through a series of exams - otherwise she'd stay down in school, being forced to repeat the year. No camping, no white-water rafting, no vacation at all. So it doesn't surprise anyone that the young witch is quite disgruntled when arriving at Altenberg Castle. Her roommate is a touchy unpleassant fashion victim and headmaster Quirin Bartels is so muddle-headed that he can't even remember the names of his students properly. But then Bibi makes friends with Elea, a girl wheelchair-bound since a terrible accident where she also lost her beloved parents. Now Bibi is determined to help the sensitive Elea, searching a way to heal her from her palsy legs.
|Genre||fantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon|
|Characters||Robots, Teens, Pupils, Friends, Childrens|
|Plot||Friendship, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Loneliness|
In a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children's best friends, an 11-year-old finds that his robot buddy doesn't quite work the same as the others do.
|Characters||Teens, Family, Single mothers, Drivers|
|Plot||Racing, Cars, Friendship, Competitions, Rivalry|
|Place||Australia, Small cities|
Jack is a charismatic larrikin who has just discovered the one thing he's really good at — go-kart racing. With the support of his mentor, Patrick, an old race car driver with a secret past, and his best mates Colin and Mandy, Jack must learn to control his recklessness if he is to defeat the best drivers in Australia, including the ruthless champion Dean, and win the National title.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, music, biography|
|Characters||Teens, Musicians, Disabled people, Guitarists, Stars|
|Style||For girls, To cry, For single girls, Touching|
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
|Genre||fantastic, action, adventure|
|Plot||Adventure, Fate, Space wars, Uprising, Rivalry|
|Style||Exciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing|
In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
|Characters||Teens, Girlfriends, Pupils|
|Place||School, Party, USA|
After a regrettable first sexual encounter, a straight-laced high school student and her slacker best friend have 24 hours to hunt down a Plan B pill in America's heartland.