Movies like The Forbidden Kingdom

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The Forbidden Kingdom
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, fairy tale, entertaining, scenic, epic, intense, breathtaking
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, adventure, immortality, mentor, good versus evil, kung fu, witch, fight scenes, master warrior, sword fight, vengeance, mythology, revenge, fantasy world, magic, destiny, young heroes, heroic mission, ninja, urination, transformation, danger, dialogue, bullying, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, boston, hong kong, usa

Most similar movies to The Forbidden Kingdom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, entertaining and serious films with plots about fantasy world, dialogue, adventure, destiny, fight scenes, mentor and good versus evil mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Forbidden Kingdom: Eragon (2006), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Warriors of Virtue (1997), The Myth (2005), Clash of the Titans (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, destiny, betrayal, swashbuckler, sword fight, good versus evil, chase, desert, video game, race against time, computer game, murder ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, persia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   75%
 
 5.1
 115K
Eragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, dragon, good versus evil, destiny, magic, coming of age, family, mythology, supernatural ability, wizards, book ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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, twists and turns, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: adventure, swashbuckler, pirate, treasure, sword fight, betrayal, ghost, ship, magic, ocean, treasure hunt, fountain of youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   100%
 
Jack the Giant Slayer
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: stylized, exciting, fairy tale, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, magic, young heroes, giant, betrayal, fantasy world, mythology, good versus evil, rescue, witch, witches ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   100%
 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, master warrior, kung fu, destiny, heroes, adventure, fight scenes, redemption, teleportation, love and romance, dialogue ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
Warriors of Virtue
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, awful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, mythology, fantasy world, kung fu, superhero, ninja, young heroes, fight scenes, rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
 13K
The Myth
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a fellow scientist asks for Jack's help in locating the mausoleum of China's first emperor, the past collides violently with the present as Jack discovers his amazing visions are based in fact.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, immortality, sword fight, sacrifice, good versus evil, kung fu, fight scenes, mythology, chase, mentor, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, hong kong, ancient china, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Clash of the Titans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mythology, immortality, destiny, sacrifice, magic, revenge, superhuman powers, god, sword fight, dialogue, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   100%
 
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: mummy, adventure, immortality, chase, adventurer, betrayal, deadly creature, martial arts, archaeology, magic, fight scenes, fantasy world ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, egypt, himalaya, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
Conan the Destroyer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, magic, sword fight, monster, transformation, violence, master warrior, destiny, wizards, fantasy world, supernatural ability, mythology ...
Time: ancient history, 80s, prehistoric times, year 1984, stone age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
 6.4
 84K
DragonHeart
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, fairy tale, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, dragon, immortality, medieval, magic, betrayal, friendship, mentor, chase, knight, king arthur ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 7.1
 15K
Armour of God
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, breathtaking, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, chase, kung fu, kidnapping, car chase, good versus evil, fight scenes, master villain, violence, master warrior, one man army ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, hong kong, china, tokyo, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 5.0
 34K
Red Sonja
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She raids the city Hablac and kills the keeper of a talisman that gives her great power. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, stylized, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, vengeance, supernatural, sword fight, good versus evil, palaces castles and temples, violence, magic, fantasy world, dark fantasy, wizards, sword and sorcery ...
Time: 80s, stone age, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
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 65K
Seventh Son
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, serious, fairy tale, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, dark fantasy, magic, good versus evil, witch, supernatural, destiny, dragon, betrayal, chase, sword fight, fantasy world ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Dungeons & Dragons
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, awful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, dragon, fantasy world, maze, destiny, palaces castles and temples, wizards, computer game, chase, master villain ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 5.2
 35K
The Medallion
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective suffers a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion and is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, awful, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, chase, immortality, kung fu, kidnapping, interpol, good versus evil, fight scenes, ninja, master villain, superhuman powers ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
Big Trouble in Little China
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, chase, adventure, kung fu, magic, good versus evil, kidnapping, supernatural, mythology, sword fight, gunfight, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
 216K
Kung Fu Panda 2
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, family, good versus evil, mentor, kung fu, anti heroes, friendship, fight scenes, destiny, revenge, animals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
The Legend of Hercules
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, epic, awful, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, adventure, destiny, betrayal, superhuman powers, violence, heroic mission, slavery, god, legends and myths, fight scenes, dialogue ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, greece, ancient greece, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 6.0
 132K
Hercules
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, 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 loss of ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, ridiculous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, violence, good versus evil, betrayal, mercenary, storytelling, monster, destiny, redemption, blood, revenge, master warrior ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, dungeon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   24%
 
 7.9
 162K
Hero
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, assassin, vengeance, idealism, violence, assassins, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, kung fu, fight scenes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 6.3
 131K
47 Ronin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, revenge, vengeance, magic, sword fight, witch, mentor, master warrior, mythology, fight scenes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, romance, mentor, kung fu, sword fight, betrayal, violence, master warrior, adventure, theft, fight scenes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
Conan the Barbarian
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, adventure, magic, revenge, torture, witch, slavery, good versus evil, sword fight, brutality, chase, violence ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
Shanghai Knights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, murder, revenge, vengeance, kung fu, sword fight, amateur detective, fight scenes, buddies, odd couple, chase ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s
Place: china, england, asia, hong kong, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, island, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, monster, magic, swashbuckler, mythology, wizards, treasure, fantasy world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, witch, mentor, christian, parallel universe, betrayal, sword fight, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
Journey to the West
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, transformation, adventure, master warrior, kung fu, fight scenes, mythology, demons, save the day, storytelling, dark fantasy, romance ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
The Last Airbender
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, serious, epic, stylized, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, family, adventure, destiny, magic, master warrior, supernatural ability, betrayal, dialogue, death, fantasy world, fight scenes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
Kull the Conqueror
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle, thus receiving his crown. But direct heirs of the king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, serious, awful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, heroes, wizards, fight scenes, betrayal, magic, sword fight, curses spells and rituals, righting the wronged, vengeance, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
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