Movies like The Golden Compass

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The Golden Compass (2007)
 6.1
 175K
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, cult film, fairy tale, visually appealing, allegory ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, orphan, parallel world, magical, witch, imaginary, journey, kidnapping, experiment, wizards, chosen one, best friends, adventurer, heroes, danger, heroic mission, escapades, good versus evil, alternate reality, child in peril, strong female character, rescue, crimes, animals ...
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, visually appealing, stylized and fairy tale films with plots about escapades, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary, magic, family and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Golden Compass: Inkheart (2008), The Secret of Moonacre (2008), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Peter Pan (2003), Stardust (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, exciting, atmospheric, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, magical, legends and myths, self sacrifice, young heroes, talking animals, curses spells and rituals, parallel world ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, prince, dragon, wizards, family, obsessive quest, ship, heroes, fantasy world, adventurer ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 171 min.
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: serious, stylized, exciting, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, mischievous children, bet, danger, youth, attic, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 72K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
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, exciting, fairy tale, stylized, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, imaginary, book, fictional reality, parents and children, family, young heroes, disappearance, real world, wizards, eavesdropping ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, witch, wizards, boarding school, supernatural ability, school, curses spells and rituals, dragon, teenage hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, year 1995, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, teacher, supernatural, supernatural ability, sorcerer, young heroes, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, near future, year 1998 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, adventure, orphan, teenage life, in the woods, family relations, escapades, estate, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, chosen one, young heroes, magical, best friends, prophecy, supernatural ability, boarding school life, school, wizards, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, magical, imagination, journey, cat, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: london, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 65K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
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: captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, imaginary, pirate, children, childhood, first love, imaginary kingdom, mermaid, island, captain ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 247K
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, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, fall in love, adventure, magical, imaginary, true love, supernatural ability, pirate, curses spells and rituals, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, twists and turns, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, chosen one, adventure, friendship, fantasy world, supernatural ability, wizards, magical, magic, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, time travel, imaginary, time loop, children, youth, adventure, boarding school life, riddles and clues, monster, boarding school ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, prophecy, children, travel, arctic, science, orphan, alternate universe, church, united kingdom, based on a novel ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, young heroes, magical, supernatural ability, wizards, good versus evil, friendship, bravery, adventure, teleportation, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s, 90s ...
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: stylized, exciting, twists and turns, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, good versus evil, magical, young heroes, supernatural ability, friendship, witch, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural, adventure, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, young heroes, good versus evil, school, prophecy, boarding school life, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1997, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, adventure, fantasy world, magical creature, imaginary, siblings relations, imaginary kingdom, family relations, twins, magical, single parent, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, young heroes, best friends, danger, parents and children, good versus evil, heroes, greek mythology, escapades, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, circus, witch, magic, good versus evil, adventure, wizards, magic trick, prophecy, wizards and magicians, illusion, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: 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, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, elf, wizards, imaginary, save the world, friendship, imaginary kingdom, warrior, magical, dark fantasy ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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, epic, semi serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mythology, superhuman powers, young heroes, adventure, fantasy world, artifact, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, legends and myths, demi god, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 294K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventure, jungle, mischievous children, fantasy world, getting home, childhood, disappearance, parallel world, young heroes, danger, time travel, board game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 19th century, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.1
 120K
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: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, fantasy world, adventure, supernatural ability, chosen one, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, danger, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, minotaur, heroic mission, heroes, adventurer, battles, daring rescue, escapades, curses spells and rituals, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ 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, exciting, serious, epic, saga ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, good versus evil, witch, queen, parallel world, fantasy world, king, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, deception, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: offbeat, feel good, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, book, fantasy world, family, adventure, parallel world, imaginary, escapades, heroes, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
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, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, mythology, good versus evil, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
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, feel good, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fairy, adventure, creature, good versus evil, magical, supernatural ability, journey, imaginary, friendship, mythology, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: creature, imaginary kingdom, loneliness, magical, mischievous children, anger, adventure, childhood, king, monster, giant animal, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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