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20 best movies like The Witches (1990)


List of the best movies like The Witches (1990): Return to Halloweentown, The Brothers Grimm, Seventh Son, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Inkheart, The Dragon Pearl, The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.

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Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Heroes, Family, Genie
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Witchcraft, Holidays, Rivalry
PlaceCollege
TimeHalloween
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, United Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersWitch, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Travel, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, Fantastic worlds, Germany
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Light, Gothic, Serious

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, China
Duration01:42
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Dragons, Knights, Demons
PlotLove, Fighting Evil, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleUnexpected 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?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Heroes, Family
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Magic, Slavery
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA, Italy
Duration01:46
CharactersHeroes, Family, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Action, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Dragons, Heroes, Family, Scientists
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Fulfillment of desires, Fate, Freedom
PlaceChina, Australia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A real live Chinese dragon. Two thousand years earlier, to defend his kingdom, the dragon lent an emperor his all powerful pearl. Instead of being returned, the pearl was buried with the emperor beneath his palace, and helpless without its source of power the dragon has remained entombed ever since.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Witch, Dragons, Wizards, Heroes
PlotMagic, Adventure, Superpowers, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Gothic

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersHeroes, Family, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Saving the World, Double life, Rivalry
PlaceItaly
StyleFascinating

The Russo family and friends are headed to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives... but when Alex tries to prove she's more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard's foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself - all atop the Tower of Pisa.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24
CharactersPirates, Indians, Mermaids, Childrens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceSpace, Islands, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Action, Steampunk, Fairy tales

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Teens, Spiders, Heroes, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Chase, Inheritance, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Serious

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Family, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Disturbing

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, detective
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Family, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Life, Investigation, Family life
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Little Ben, a great admirer of an illusionist, dreams of making magic, and convinces her father to have his own show. The downside is that the parent is quite clumsy and accidentally makes Ben"s partner dissapear. And the police does not much believe in the magic ...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:59
CharactersDemons, Orphans
PlotApocalypse, Revenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of death Ceil strikes a deal with a demon, his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon becomes his butler and calls himself by name of Sebastian Michaelis, to protect and serve Ciel until the deal has been completed. One month after the fire Ciel returns from being missing, with his new butler Sebastian. Ceil is now the head of the Phantomhive corporation, handling all business affairs as well as the work as the Queen of England’s guard dog and looking for his parents murders.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate
StyleExciting, To cry, Cute, Touching

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersWitch, Family, Troll, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Supernatural
PlaceParallel worlds, Forest
StyleAtmospheric

Hansel and Gretel is a 2002 film adaptation of the Brothers Grimm children's story. It stars Jacob Smith and Taylor Momsen as the eponymous characters. It includes the Sandman, played by Howie Mandel and Sinbad as a raven.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersThieves, Heroes, Family, Friends, Genie
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceIraq
StyleExciting, Light, Atmospheric, Touching

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.

Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, The Pharaohs
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Superpowers, Mummies, Death
PlaceEgypt, Africa, England, London
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersVampire, Heroes, Immortals, Friends, Warriors
PlotSuperpowers, Passion, Supernatural, Cheating, Fear
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting

Rose, a rebellious half-vampire/half-human guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa -- a mortal, royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersZombie, Pirates, Spiders, Family
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceEstate
TimeHalloween
StyleFancy, Gothic

Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at Sara and he thinks she's his lost lover.

Markimdb: 4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryWest Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Demons, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Telekinesis, Ghosts
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A nine year old boy named Joey, who after the tragic death of his father, begins to experience psychic powers such as allowing him to move inanimate objects with his mind, set things on fire, and even communicate with his dead father. However, not everything is good for Joey as his newly gained powers accidentally awake an evil supernatural force that is contained inside the body of an old ventriloquist's dummy that Joey found in an abandoned house. The supernatural Dummy shows similar powers to Joey's, and soon he puts the lives of everyone near Joey in danger as the evil Dummy has dark plans for Joey's special powers.

Markimdb: 4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersHeroes, Family, Friends, Wizards, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFancy

Conrad and Sally Walden are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do. Until The Cat in the Hat walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:44
CharactersWitch, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Supernatural, Chase, Fate
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, For men

A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Werewolf, Heroes
PlotTravel, Superpowers, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Gothic, For men, Disturbing

Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:23
CharactersVampire, Teens, Werewolf, Heroes, Family
PlotSupernatural, Inheritance, Fate
PlaceEstate
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A Californian family inherits a castle in Romania. This is especially exciting to the son, who is obsessed with monsters. And he is not disappointed.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Strong women, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Investigation, Chase, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest foes?

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Immortals, Family, Twins
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Strong women, Bears, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Experiments
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleEpic, Serious, Disturbing

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.





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