Movies like The Forbidden Kingdom

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
 6.6
 95K
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
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, semi serious, intense, stylized, fairy tale, entertaining, scenic, epic, breathtaking
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: immortality, friendship, young heroes, martial arts, mentor, good versus evil, warrior, teenager, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, youth, legends and myths, danger, witch, revenge, horse, monk, prophecy, artifact, villain, bully, robbery, duel, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, asia, usa, boston, hong kong

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Most similar movies to The Forbidden Kingdom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, entertaining and epic films with plots about adventure, chase, destiny, heroes, good versus evil, dialogue and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Forbidden Kingdom: Eragon (2006), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), Clash of the Titans (2010), Warriors of Virtue (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 117K
Eragon (2006)
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: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, fantasy world, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, chosen one, orphan, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
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, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, fall in love, time travel, rivalry, heroes, adventure, prince, love and romance, destiny, horse, on the run, princess ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, supernatural, ocean or sea, journey, curses spells and rituals, danger, friendship, afterlife, immortality, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
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: exciting, stylized, enigmatic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, youth, adventure, save the princess, heroic mission, young heroes, princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, witch, wizards and magicians, training, apprentice, magical, adventure, supernatural ability, chosen one, magic, student, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, middle ages ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clash of the Titans (2010)
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: exciting, stylized, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, mythology, obsessive quest, heroic mission, destiny, supernatural ability, sea monster ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Warriors of Virtue (1997)
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, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, mythology, superhero, chinese food, kangaroo, adventure, youth, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 13K
The Myth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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, stylized, humorous, exciting, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, reincarnation, exotic locale, adventure, adventurer, good versus evil, heroic mission, master villain, superhero, legends and myths, supernatural, immortality ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, ancient china, hong kong, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.0
 152K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, legends and myths, good versus evil, army, mythology, adventure, battles, fight for supremacy, greek, vengeance, legendary, oracle ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 93K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, chaos and mayhem, danger, immortality, legends and myths, save the day, desert, afterlife, redemption ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, destiny, save the world, heroic mission, heroes, chosen one, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 363K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: scary, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, adventurer, deadly creature, adventure, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, archaeologist, ancient, tomb, sandstorm, chase ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, north africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rescue, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, heroes, danger, imaginary, master warrior, barbarian, magic, woman in danger ...
Time: ancient history, twentieth century, prehistoric times, 20th century, stone age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, invisibility, adventure, witch, cannibalism, swamp, legends and myths, sea monster, owl, greek mythology, vulture, good versus evil ...
Time: ancient history, future, 80s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, fairy tale, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, supernatural ability, witch, magic, young heroes, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, chosen one, dark fantasy, supernatural ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 36K
The Medallion (2003)
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, entertaining, awful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: interpol, martial arts, rescue, good versus evil, police detective, adventure, superhuman powers, master villain, danger, immortality, chase, kidnapping ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, master warrior, love and romance, theft, mentor, sword, adventure, warrior, disguise, duel, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Journey to the West (2013)
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, exciting, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, folk hero, rivalry, good versus evil, battles, supernatural, heroes, danger, deadly creature, legends and myths, master warrior, adventure ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 86K
DragonHeart (1996)
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, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, immortality, knight, good versus evil, betrayal, friendship, proposal, medieval, battle, army, partner, forest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Legend of Hercules (2014)
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, epic, exciting, surprise ending, awful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, legends and myths, superhuman powers, destiny, adventure, mythology, danger, heroes, introspection, rivalry, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, egypt, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 3K
Volcano High (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Volcano High School is marking its 108th. Every student is a martial arts expert, so it is not surprising to see tea leaves moving in the shape of dragons or hallway windows shattering into bits with no one touching them. At Volcano High, the legend ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, school, vengeance, fish out of water, adventure, goofy hero, heroic mission, teachers and students, youth, haunted by the past, wiretap ...
Place: asia, south korea, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, warrior, wizards and magicians, queen, king, scientist, good versus evil, villain, creature, prince, norse mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, england, dungeon, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
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: exciting, stylized, light, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: magic, vengeance, good versus evil, battle, barbarian, rescue, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, master warrior, gory, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: dungeon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, fantasy world, superhuman powers, artifact, friendship, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, ocean or sea, heroic mission, youth, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 35K
Red Sonja (1985)
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, vengeance, murder, heroic mission, obsessive quest, supernatural, deadly, rivalry, crimes, master villain, imaginary ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 19K
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which were sacked by the French and British armies from the imperial Summer Palace in ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, ancient mystery, master criminal, adventure, escapades, prophecy, adventurer, treasure hunt, tombs and skeletons, legends and myths, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1850s
Place: china, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 663K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, immortality, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, warrior, protector, rivalry, adventure, parents and children, betrayal, prince ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, scandinavia, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Geoff, an orphaned stable boy (Chris Masterson), discovers Drake (voice of Robby Benson), the world's last living dragon, he realizes that his dream of becoming a knight in shining armor can now come true. Together, they soon face ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, martial arts, orphan, friendship, kingdom, knight, anti heroes, righting the wronged, rivalry, supernatural, destiny ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 136K
Hercules (2014)
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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, mercenary, warrior, hercules, battle, superhuman powers, battles, heroic mission, strong man, adventure, lone hero, father daughter relationship ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, creature, sword and sorcery, warrior, magical, swords and armor, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, heroes, treasure hunt ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%