Movies like The Golden Child

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The Golden Child (1986)
 5.9
 57K
The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses Tibet to obtain a sacred dagger.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, not serious, dark fantasy, ridiculous, fairy tale, parody, funny, spiritual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, kidnapping, culture clash, supernatural, chosen one, children, rescue, heroes, crimes, demon, social worker, self sacrifice, unlikely hero, justice, missing child, martial arts, monster, fight, chase, transformation, love, catastrophe, witch, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, nepal, tibet

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Most similar movies to The Golden Child

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, entertaining, exciting and cult film films with plots about dialogue, adventure, destiny, chase, mentor, catastrophe and fight scenes mostly in Action, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Golden Child: Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Bulletproof Monk (2003), Armour of God (1986), The Medallion (2003), The Mask (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
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, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, supernatural, adventure, truck driver, good versus evil, monster, magic, kidnapping, friendship, mythology, truck, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, china, hong kong, california, usa
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80%
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, sexy, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prophecy, good versus evil, adventure, monk, heroes, culture clash, superhero, master warrior, supernatural, supernatural ability, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1943, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, tibet, san francisco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 20K
Armour of God (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Yugoslavia
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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, chase, kidnapping, adventure, treasure, redemption, adventurer, fight, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, china, tokyo, hong kong, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 42K
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, entertaining, stylized, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, interpol, adventure, chase, superhuman powers, fight, immortality, warrior, rescue, heroes, locket, magic ...
Place: hong kong, ireland, dublin ireland, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Mask (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: superhero, alter ego, superhuman powers, dual identity, supernatural power, transformation, double life, dog, adventure, magic, masked man, villain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 416K
Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, light, parody ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, monster, chase, imagination, nerd, friendship, paranormal, scientist, library, possession, supernatural being ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 135K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: buddy comedy, not serious, stylized, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, ghost, unlikely partners, investigation, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, obsessive quest, uncover truth, police detective, back from the dead ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar gangster Mogan, who just happens to be helping the ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, space wars, cloning, on the run, mafia, goofy hero, gunfight, gangsters, robot, family, destiny ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 98K
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: fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, scenic, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, knight, medieval, good versus evil, immortality, adventure, sword fight, friendship, sword and sorcery, betrayal, magic, heroes ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: entertaining, scary, gothic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, disney, reincarnation, children, supernatural, family relations, halloween, adventure, romance, family vacation ...
Time: victorian era, 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 377K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, extraterrestrial, buddy cop, alien, top secret, space and aliens, alien contact, evil alien, save the world, undercover, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 2002, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, massachusetts, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, parody, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: barbarian, adventure, evil queen, wizards, sword and sorcery, destiny, vengeance, medieval, sword fight, curses spells and rituals, demon, superhero ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 34K
The Phantom (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.
Style: light, entertaining, humorous, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, adventure, secret identity, good versus evil, escapades, comic hero, island, one man army, silver, treasure hunt, vigilante, first contact ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 63K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, justice, crimes, police, partners against crime, fish out of water, buddy cop, mentor, redemption, police shootout, police operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 115K
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that ...
Style: feel good, humorous, twist ending, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing ...
Plot: adventure, dog, amateur detective, monster, friendship, good versus evil, mystery, chase, heroes, scooby doo, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, dark, gothic horror, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, knight, good versus evil, legends and myths, sword and sorcery, adventure, monk, witchcraft, inquisition, possessed girl, demon ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: suspense, funny, humorous, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, investigation, gunfight, vengeance, amusement park, chase, car chase, violence, revenge, death, roller coaster ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shanghai Knights (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, USA
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: funny, entertaining, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, murder, adventure, vengeance, buddy, kung fu, good versus evil, creativity, chase, friends, partners, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: china, england, new york, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Meteor Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about fifteen minutes. Now his friends and family want him to protect ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, twist ending, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, hip hop, super strength, family, gang, heroes, superhuman powers, justice, natural disaster, ninja, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 60K
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, not serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, talking animals, pets, chase, cat, adventure, family, secret agents, rescue, kids and family, good versus evil, goofy hero ...
Place: egypt, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, gothic, dark, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: medieval, supernatural, adventure, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, witch, wizards, magic, brothers, evil queen, creativity, fairy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 129K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, funny, entertaining, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, princess, rescue, chinese, kung fu, partners, save the day, society, odd couple, unlikely partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, hong kong, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, monkey king, friendship, time travel, warrior, medieval, fight, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: china, hong kong, boston, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Beastmaster (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, stylized, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, murder, sword fight, beast, good versus evil, adventure, vengeance, animal human communication, sword, barbarian, battles, village ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: monster, family, brother brother relationship, friendship, adventure, coming of age, young heroes, halloween, fantasy world, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Erik the Viking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
Style: funny, parody, humorous, fairy tale, visually appealing ...
Plot: viking, medieval, satire, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, adventure, chase, death, sexualized violence, life & death, treasure hunt, ancient ...
Time: 11th century, 10th century, 9th century, middle ages, 8th century
Place: norway, australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: witch, supernatural, adventure, magic, lone hero, immortality, wizards and magicians, black magic, fantasy world, good versus evil, fight scenes, dark hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Allan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the Lost ...
Style: harsh, unusual plot structure, bad ending, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, beautiful scenery, archaeologist, disaster, catastrophe, adventure, missing person, woman with a gun, camp, snake, colonialism ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.
Style: exciting, humorous, fairy tale, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: jungle, tarzan, treasure hunt, adventure, family, obsessive quest, magic, chase, violence, solitude, witch, weapons ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: africa, new jersey, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kangaroo, sword fight, mythology, youth, adventure, american football, fantasy world, happy ending, death, mentor, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%