Movies like The Forbidden Kingdom

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The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
 6.6
 103K
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, psychotronic, fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, visually appealing, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: young heroes, martial arts, adventure, friendship, mentor, monkey king, immortality, magical, good versus evil, imaginary, sword fight, warrior, artifact, master warrior, heroic mission, youth, legends and myths, danger, shaolin, witch, medieval, horse, heroes, monk, prophecy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, boston, usa, asia, 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 exciting, stylized, humorous and entertaining films with plots about adventure, good versus evil, destiny, escapades, fantasy world, heroes and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Forbidden Kingdom: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Bulletproof Monk (2003), The Mummy (1999), The Myth (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, gothic, exciting, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, magic, magical, training, apprentice, sorcerer, curses spells and rituals, adventure, supernatural ability, sorceress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2000 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, india, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
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, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, time travel, escapades, fall in love, princess, danger, imaginary, king, prince ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, UK
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: feel good, epic, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, prince, witch, good versus evil, queen, parallel world, centaur, talking animals, king, lion, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, heroic mission, demi god, adventure, friendship, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, greek mythology, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, prophecy, scroll, heroes, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, dragon, knife fight ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 1940s, 21st century ...
Place: tibet, san francisco, usa, asia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 404K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
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: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: adventurer, archaeology, mummy, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventure, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate ...
Style: exciting, epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, young heroes, greek mythology, heroes, monster, best friends, half breed, demi god, teenage life, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
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 ...
Style: scary, semi serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, circus, young heroes, friends, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, youth, chosen one, antidote, immortality, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 15K
The Myth (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 122 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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, meditative ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: adventure, reincarnation, martial arts, exotic locale, archaeologist, heroic mission, adventurer, good versus evil, supernatural, superhero, legends and myths, great wall of china ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, india, hong kong, ancient china, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 779K
Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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: heroic, humorous, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, mythology, immortality, warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, giant, god, protector, norse mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 10th century, 2010s
Place: new mexico, scandinavia, usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, 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, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, legends and myths, battles, heroes, save the day, adventure, folk hero ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, journey, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, friendship, courage, afterlife, immortality, determination, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Monkey King (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monkey king, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, adventure, rebellion, battles ...
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Monkey King 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taking place 500 years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures, only to accidentally free the Monkey King. With Lady White (Gong Li) aiming to break up the team assembled to ...
Style: stylized, suspense, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dragon, monkey king, demon, monk, witch, danger, adventure, friendship, dishonesty, deity, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychotronic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, heroic mission, imaginary, destiny, good versus evil, save the world, master warrior, kingdom, chosen one, heroes, young heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 124K
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, exciting, serious, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, supernatural ability, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, awful ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: kangaroo, martial arts, mythology, superhero, chinese food, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, time travel, legends and myths, young heroes, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, journey, friendship, sword and sorcery, heroic mission, wizards, mythology, sword fight ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
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, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, master warrior, kung fu, heroes, love and romance, adventure, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, sword fight, female martial artist, martial artist, aristocracy, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 110K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, ancient egypt, good versus evil, egyptian mythology, adventure, legends and myths, rescue, danger, myth, supernatural, immortality, afterlife ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 94K
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, fairy tale, entertaining, scenic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, knight, immortality, good versus evil, adventure, medieval, friendship, heroes, betrayal, battles, battle, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 74K
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: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, supernatural ability, magic, good versus evil, adventure, witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, chosen one, knight, demon ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, intense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, sea monster, good versus evil, heroic mission, fight for supremacy, god, witch, soldier, punishment ...
Time: ancient history, future, 80s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sword fight, ancient egypt, adventure, desert, master warrior, good versus evil, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, danger, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Warriors Gate (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Canada, China, Cambodia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through time, teen gamer Jack is transported to an ancient empire terrorized by a cruel barbarian king. Jack will need all of his gaming skills as he battles to defeat the barbarian, protect a beautiful ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking, intense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: teenager, obsessive quest, lifesaver, teenage boy, warrior, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fight, game, time traveler, time jump, time travel ...
Place: ancient china
⇓ 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: sword and sorcery, barbarian, imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, warrior, heroic mission, master warrior, imaginary, danger, heroes ...
Time: stone age, ancient history, 80s, year 1984, twentieth century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 40K
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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: interpol, superhuman powers, martial arts, adventure, immortality, chase, fight, heroes, rescue, warrior, good versus evil, police detective ...
Place: hong kong, asia, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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, serious, offbeat, humorous, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, sword fight, barbarian, evil queen, curses spells and rituals, betrayal, destiny, wizards, heroes, heroic mission, righting the wronged, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, friendship, knight, martial arts, orphan, kingdom, sword and sorcery, village, medieval, heart, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%