Movies like The Golden Compass

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The Golden Compass (2007)
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The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic, dark fantasy, fairy tale, visually appealing, allegory ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, journey, adventure, magical, orphan, parallel world, adventurer, wizards, witch, chosen one, alternate reality, experiment, best friends, polar bear, escapades, kidnapping, talking animals, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, talking cat, steampunk, child in peril, dog sled, strong female character ...
Place: england, london, oxford university

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Most similar movies to The Golden Compass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, dark fantasy, visually appealing and fairy tale films with plots about magic, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary, destiny and fantasy world mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Golden Compass: Inkheart (2008), The Secret of Moonacre (2008), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), His Dark Materials (2019), Alice in Wonderland (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: visually appealing, captivating, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, fantasy world, family, witch, dragon, good versus evil, king, wizards, prince, parallel universe, quest ...
Place: england
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100%
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Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventurer, adventure, wizards, fictional reality, family, young heroes, parents and children, family relations, writers, fantasy becomes reality, disappearance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages
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100%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, talking animals, heroes, family, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hungary, UK, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, fairy tale, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, adventure, orphan, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, family relations, youth, family, estate, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, magic, wizards, school, young heroes, chosen one, magic wand, supernatural ability, boarding school life, harry potter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1997, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, death in the family, dishonesty, children, inheritance, child in peril, young heroes, siblings relations, loss of mother, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magic, school, supernatural ability, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizards, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1981 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, magic, magic wand, sorcerer, supernatural ability, friendship, young heroes, best friends, good versus evil, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 90s, year 2017 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, magic, magical, chosen one, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, young heroes, prophecy, best friends, school, boarding school life, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1995, year 1996 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, boarding school, school, contests and competitions, magic, witch, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1995, year 1994
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, exciting, captivating, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: fairy, magical creature, fantasy world, family relations, magical, adventure, siblings relations, estate, twins, family, imaginary kingdom, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, 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: dark fantasy, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, wizards, supernatural ability, harry potter, magic wand, witch, bravery, boarding school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 90s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dark fantasy, gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, magic, witch, young heroes, supernatural ability, chosen one, good versus evil, harry potter, werewolf, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, 90s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, time travel, magic, supernatural power, orphan, boarding school, time loop, children, adventure, beautiful scenery, monster, children's home ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense, dark, dark fantasy
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child protagonist, magic, parallel universe, friendship, prophecy, children, travel, conspiracy, church, alternate universe, talking animals, arctic ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: united kingdom, london, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, magic, queen, talking animals, journey, imagination, good versus evil, magical, evil queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
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Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, magic, adventure, fall in love, magical, true love, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, pirate, love and romance, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, legends and myths, adventure, young heroes, heroes, greek mythology, best friends, demi god, half breed, monster, teenage life, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, big ben london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, first love, imaginary kingdom, childhood, adventure, pirate, young heroes, captain, magic, mermaid, boy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, warrior, elf, magical, wizards, save the world, friendship, creature, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, queen, witch, talking animals, good versus evil, parallel world, king, centaur, heroes, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, queen, heroes, good versus evil, young heroes, alternate dimension, coronation, heroic mission, bet, wizards and magicians, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, magical, wizards and magicians, wizards, chosen one, harry potter, boarding school life, fantasy world, supernatural ability, creature, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1992, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus ...
Style: dark fantasy, breathtaking, mysterious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: fantasy world, magical, wizards and magicians, wizards, witch, magic wand, magical creature, curse, teacher, symbol, giant animal, battlefield ...
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, alps, england, austria, france ...
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100%
 5.7
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, visually appealing, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, heroes, adventure, flying, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, young heroes, escapades, island ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.
Style: fairy tale, light, colourful, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, wizards, adventure, magic, circus, magic trick, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, prophecy, illusion, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 319K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, visually appealing, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, magical, adventure, filmmaking, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, child's point of view, hopes, destiny, robot ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, mythology, magic, fantasy world, good versus evil, gnome, heroic mission, evil force, imagination, giant ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
TV show
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, good versus evil, adventure, fairy, journey, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, friendship, friends, escapades, parallel world, creature ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 126K
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, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, supernatural ability, young heroes, legends and myths, chosen one, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, battles, mythical creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%