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Maleficent 2014
The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
List of the best movies like Maleficent (2014): The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Seventh Son, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Pan, The Shannara Chronicles, Stardust, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Journey to the Christmas Star.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:34

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not.

Seventh Son (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, China
Duration01:42

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?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44

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.

Pan (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration01:04

A young Healer armed with an unpredictable magic guides a runaway Elf in her perilous quest to save the peoples of the Four Lands from an age-old Demon scourge.

Stardust (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryNorway
Duration01:20

13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died of a broken heart, leaving the shattered King all on his own. From that day on, the King cursed the Christmas Star, thereby causing darkness and grief to descend upon the land. However, an old sage has revealed that Goldhair is still alive, and will return only if the King finds the way back to the Christmas Star. Ever since, the King has been searching for the Christmas Star every Christmas, but all in vain.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:51

In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

Eragon (2006)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary
Duration01:44

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

The Golden Compass (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.

Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

When the Sultan's first born is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling to a desert of magic and creatures to save her.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.

Warcraft (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, China, Japan
Duration02:12

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration01:30

A noble warrior must battle dragons and demons while upholding his moral code as he covertly joins a group of villains to rescue his kidnapped father from Shathrax, the Mind Flayer, who threatens to destroy the world.

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who many years ago slayed the all-powerful Witch Queen, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen cursed Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter. Today, Kaulder is the last living hunter who has spent his immortal life tracking down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost family.

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

The Last Airbender (2010)
Markimdb: 4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:24

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off the ship and ends up on an island, which is inhibitated by very tiny people. After he managed to convince them he's harmless and is accepted as one of their citizens, their king wants to use him in war against a people of giants. Compared to them, even Gulliver is a gnome.

Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, Iceland, USA, Australia
Duration01:43

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster.

Excalibur (1981)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:20

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Dumbo (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
Duration02:10

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Legend of Earthsea (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:50

Legend of Earthsea is a two-night television miniseries adaptation of the "Earthsea" novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. It premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2004.

Into the Woods (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryThailand

A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.

Return to Halloweentown (2006)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA

As Halloweentown prepares to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary, Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan return to Witch University, where trouble is in session from the Sinister Sisters and from someone who's plotting to use Marnie's powers for evil.




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