Movies like The Kid Who Would Be King

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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
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The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.
Style: captivating, exciting, inspirational, fairy tale, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword, schoolboy, friends, obsessive quest, teenage protagonist, magician, destiny, lifesaver, magic, female villain, chivalry, good versus evil, evil woman, final battle, close up of eye
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to The Kid Who Would Be King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, semi serious, humorous and fairy tale films with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, magic, danger and family mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Kid Who Would Be King: Descendants 2 (2017), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), Captain Sindbad (1963), Jack and the Beanstalk (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Descendants 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, Ursula's daughter, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, lyrical, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, teenage protagonist, moral dilemma, evil witch, friendship, relationships, high school, music, teenager, villain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, good versus evil, school, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, best friends, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, semi serious, fairy tale, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, siblings relations, adventure, family, twins, imaginary kingdom, magical, magical creature, magic, parent child relationship, estate, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, training, apprentice, adventure, magical, supernatural ability, chosen one, dragon, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Captain Sindbad (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After completing his voyages Sindbad the Sailor and his hearty crew have come home to find a palace coup d'etat has occurred and his home city is being run by a brutal dictator played by Pedro Armendariz. He's got designs on the beautiful ...
Style: semi serious, epic, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magician, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, arabian nights, swashbuckler, giant bird, sword fight, danger, escapades, family, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, family, ship, witch, good versus evil, adventure, obsessive quest, king, snowing, quest, magic ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, adventurer, sailor, baboon, seagull, wasp, walrus, minotaur, ghoul, sword and sorcery, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, young heroes, escapades, youth, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, danger, family, disorder, curses spells and rituals, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
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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: serious, epic, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, orphan, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Witches Don't Exist (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: On her 13th birthday Katie, a talented young girl, receives a magical amulet. This amulet was on a quest to find the fifth and last witch to complete the order of the star witches. Because in it's incomplete form, the order is unable to protect ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, amulet, witch, wizards and magicians, adventure, imaginary, fantasy world, youth, family, best friends, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the story of an average, popular American teenager named Wendy Wu who discovers that in order to win the coveted crown she must first learn the way of the warrior. Wendy Wu has a one track mind, and that track leads directly to the title of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, adventure, family, train, follow your dream, female martial artist, chinese, obsessive quest, obsession, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: warlock, witch, magic, halloween, danger, curses spells and rituals, family, adventure, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, tense, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, adventurer, fantasy world, chase, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, rescue, heroic mission, volcano, research ...
Time: contemporary, prehistoric, 19th century, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last Knight (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: ivan is an ordinary guy who is transferred from modern Moscow to the fantasy world Belogorye. in this parallel universe where characters of russian fairy tales live, magic is an integral part of the daily life, and arguments are settled with the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, fairy tale, colourful, stylized
Plot: good versus evil, magician, chase, adventure, imaginary, magical, betrayal, magic, strong man, wizards, spell, sorceress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, adventure, superhuman powers, fantasy world, artifact, friendship, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, ocean or sea, heroic mission, race against time, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, courage, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, mythology, dragon, invisibility ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, awful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, tarzan, adventure, obsessive quest, family, adventurer, folk hero, ancient mystery, treasure hunt, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: epic, feel good, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, parallel world, witch, prince, queen, young heroes, uncle, faith, lion, adventure, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the hands of his malevolent brother, Voltan, sets out for revenge and the chance to live up to his title. Tooling himself up with the "mind-sword" and recruiting a motley band ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, atmospheric, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: magic, sword and sorcery, sorceress, crossbow, sword, slavery, adventure, folk hero, master villain, good versus evil, master warrior, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 211K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: duel, family, rescue, good versus evil, kidnapping, adventure, pirate, self discovery, imaginary kingdom, childhood, heroic mission, teenager fighting adult ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century
Place: england, big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant spiders, swordsmen cloaked in shadow, re-animated dead ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword, zombie, good versus evil, superhero, danger, escapades, adventure, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, babies and infants, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 318
Arthur's Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To escape the clutches of the evil warrior and sorceress Morgana, Merlin transports young King Arthur into modern day America. When Merlin comes back ten years later to retrieve him, he finds a hip 15 year-old Arthur who does not believe Merlin, nor ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, hidden identity, adventure, teenage life, danger, family, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, folk hero, changing the past or future ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
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: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, chosen one, school, supernatural ability, boarding school life, best friends, giant, curses spells and rituals, friendship, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret society, the Delta Knights, attempts to save a medieval society from the evil over-lady.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, young heroes, adventure, obsessive quest, medieval, treasure hunt, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, taxi driver, teleportation, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, young heroes, bounty hunter, escapades, alien, aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: environmentalism, adventure, young heroes, wilderness, lake or river, daring rescue, rescue, family, treasure hunt, family life, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, humorous, epic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, superhuman powers, legends and myths, young heroes, danger, best friends, save the day, parents and children, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, big ben london, taj mahal, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a storm washes a canoe bearing an infant boy ashore upon a small South Pacific island, he is at first well-received as a gift from the heavens, even to the point of the tribal chief adopting him as a successor. However, with time as hardships ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, adventure, young heroes, adoption, village, family, ocean or sea, family life, youth, family relations, babies and infants, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, puppetry, mission, crystal, puppets, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, liberation, mythical creature, castle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Once in a Blue Moon (1995)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Late-1960s suburban Canadian children work on building a rocket vessel, with the intention of delivering one or two neighborhood children to the moon, whilst dealing with social issues of the coming-of-age, orphan-hood and family veins.
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: moon, family life, family relations, obsessive quest, family, adventure, siblings relations, adoption, eccentric family, escapades, youth, friendship between boys ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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