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Circus of the Freak (2009)
 5.9
 40K
Circus of the Freak (2009)
Original name: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, scary, offbeat, sexy, melancholic, clever, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, chosen one, destiny, friends, circus, young heroes, uninhibited rivalry, antidote, rivalry, teenage life, adventure, youth, recruit, friendship, immortality, mentor, supernatural, transformation, freakshow, cure, tarantula, social misfits, wolfman, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, entertaining and suspenseful films with plots about supernatural, destiny, transformation, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and danger mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Circus of the Freak: Vampire Academy (2014), The Covenant (2006), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010), Teen Wolf (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Vampire Academy (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, danger, supernatural ability, school, academy, good versus evil, rivalry, best friends, youth, supernatural, friends, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, montana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 44K
The Covenant (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, scary, fairy tale, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: supernatural ability, chase, wizards and magicians, supernatural, good versus evil, youth, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, buddies, danger, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, werewolf, slavery, imaginary, castle, beast, slave, battle, transformation, battles, lovers, rebelliousness ...
Time: 2000s, 12th century
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
My Babysitter's a Vampire (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Geeky 14-year old Ethan is left to babysit his younger sister, Jane, with his best friend Benny but after Ethan inadvertently puts Jane in harm's way, his parents hire a professional babysitter, the beautiful yet mysterious 17-year-old Sarah ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, exciting, biting
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, nanny, teenager, friendship, superhuman powers, fan culture, teenage life, youth, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 114K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, teenage life, school, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, team, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, training, apprentice, adventure, magical, supernatural ability, chosen one, dragon, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 21K
The Hole (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, stylized, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: little brother, hole, basement, small town, mischievous children, young heroes, domestic disturbance, mystery, siblings relations, family in danger, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, ridiculous, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural romance, immortality, young lovers, romance, impossible love, super strength, bloodsucker, villainess, chief of police, wolf pack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, superhuman powers, fantasy world, artifact, friendship, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, ocean or sea, heroic mission, race against time, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 233K
Underworld (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, dark, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, forbidden love, werewolf, supernatural romance, supernatural, immortality, escapades, transformation, rivalry, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 270K
Jumper (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: teleportation, supernatural ability, chase, supernatural, adventure, youth, young heroes, first love, good versus evil, presumed dead, double life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, michigan, egypt, mount everest, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, light, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, werewolf, immortality, evolution, transformation, gory, rivalry, back from the dead, cover up, supernatural, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, teenage love, danger, supernatural, young heroes, youth, teenage life, good versus evil, space and aliens, heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader-- her goal is to "marry Christian Slater and die" and nothing gets in her way when it's time to shop. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, high school, chosen one, cheerleader, heroic mission, youth, mysterious character, good versus evil, teenage life, supernatural, mentor, double life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, martial arts, destiny, chosen one, save the world, master warrior, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, sexy, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, angel, supernatural, teenage love, danger, adventure, love and romance, chosen one, legends and myths, rescue, supernatural ability, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, wizards and magicians, chosen one, supernatural ability, magical, invisibility, best friends, adventure, magic, witch, teleportation, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 12K
Skinwalkers (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Creatures, bound by the blood of the wolf, that can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are SKINWALKERS. They feed on our flesh and thirst for the taste of human ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, transformation, young heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, survival, deadly creature, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Forks, Washington resident Bella Swan is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf. But before she knows it, she's thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, werewolf, supernatural, romance, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, small town, young lovers, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, italy, washington state, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, taxi driver, teleportation, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, young heroes, bounty hunter, escapades, alien, aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: stylized, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, boarding school life, school, chosen one, witch, family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious, scary
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, chosen one, magical, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, best friends, friends, curses spells and rituals, master villain, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 66K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, witch, sword and sorcery, magic, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, master apprentice relationship, exorcism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, sexy, ridiculous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, good versus evil, mythology, danger, supernatural, escapades, heroes, save the world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new orleans, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 227K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: gothic, exciting, scary, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, curses spells and rituals, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, good versus evil, adventure, deadly creature, dracula, multiple monsters, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: transylvania, europe, rome italy, paris france, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, ocean or sea, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, journey, danger, afterlife, friendship, immortality, courage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Monster Squad (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, adventure, friendship, sea monster, young heroes, werewolf, world domination, good versus evil, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, california, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, school, supernatural ability, young heroes, magical, chosen one, boarding school life, best friends, supernatural, prophecy, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1995, year 1996 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, good versus evil, school, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, best friends, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her ...
Style: sentimental, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural romance, graduation, dangerous attraction, friendship, young lovers, love triangle, romance, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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