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, USA
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, epic
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, schoolboy, evil woman, final battle, sword, friends, obsessive quest, teenage protagonist, magician, destiny, lifesaver, chivalry, female villain, knight, quest, medieval, good versus evil, solar eclipse, close up of eye
Time: contemporary

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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, fairy tale and stylized films with plots about escapades, adventure, magic, danger, good versus evil, heroes and imaginary mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like The Kid Who Would Be King: Captain Sindbad (1963), Eragon (2006), Descendants 2 (2017), Arthur's Quest (1999), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: magician, against the odds, adventurer, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, danger, legends and myths, escapades, heroic mission, family, adventure ...
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100%
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 117K
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, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, young heroes, fantasy world, heroic mission, chosen one, legends and myths, good versus evil, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, lyrical, entertaining, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, teenage protagonist, imaginary kingdom, moral dilemma, evil witch, friendship, relationships, high school, music, villain, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, supernatural, legends and myths, adventure, folk hero, king arthur, changing the past or future, hidden identity, love and romance, family, sent to the future, danger ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, chosen one, witch, wizards and magicians, school, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, best friends, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, witch, training, apprentice, magical, adventure, supernatural ability, chosen one, magic, student, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, middle ages, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fairy, siblings relations, adventure, imaginary kingdom, twins, magical, magical creature, single parent, magic, estate, family, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, epic, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, witch, ship, family, obsessive quest, adventure, mouse, boat, king, snowing ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, youth, adventure, escapades, rescue, adventurer, legends and myths, danger, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, ghoul, minotaur, wasp, sailor, sword and sorcery, walrus, seagull, baboon, chess, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, fantasy world, superhuman powers, artifact, friendship, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, ocean or sea, youth, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died ...
Style: captivating, exciting, fairy tale, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, winter, friendship, danger, star, evil witch, long lost daughter, king ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, stylized, offbeat, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: halloween, magic, warlock, witch, friends, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, curses spells and rituals, family, adventure, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, young heroes, danger, youth, escapades, legends and myths, disorder, family, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: puppetry, fantasy world, good versus evil, race against time, crystal, mission, puppets, adventure, heroes, danger, heroic mission, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, good versus evil, orphan, knight, friendship, kingdom, anti heroes, family life, heroes, supernatural ability, wooing ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, exciting, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, hopes, teenage life, family life, heroes, obsessive quest, friendship, rivalry, youth, self discovery, high school life, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, destiny, save the world, heroes, chosen one, heroic mission, danger, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, courage, adventurer, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, dragon, journey, mythology, warrior ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 2010s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: magic, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, dragon, adventure, palaces castles and temples, danger, master villain, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, fantasy world, adventurer, chase, volcano, adventure, obsessive quest, mummy, danger, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jack the Giant Killer (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A giant beanstalk brings Jack to a land in the clouds filled with snarling, evil beasts. When the creatures make their way to the ground, Jack must figure out how to get back down before they destroy earth and everyone in it.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, bleak, romantic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: giant, fantasy world, magic, monster, kingdom, save the princess, injustice, love, deception, sky, cloud, sword ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, invisibility, adventure, witch, swamp, cannibalism, legends and myths, owl, vulture, sea monster, greek mythology, good versus evil ...
Time: ancient history, future, 80s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: amulet, magic, witch, youth, best friends, supernatural, rivalry, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, friends, adventure, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, superhuman powers, young heroes, danger, best friends, parents and children, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, teenage life, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, big ben london, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, awful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, tarzan, obsessive quest, adventure, family, legends and myths, imaginary, love and romance, save the day, escapades, heroic mission, master villain ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, england, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, king, parallel world, self sacrifice, young heroes, adventure, queen, throne ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, prince, witch, parallel world, queen, king, mouse, deception, army, lion, faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary, escapades, adventure, danger, rivalry, heroes, battles, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, magic, knight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, teleportation, taxi driver, benign alien, supernatural ability, laser, ufo, escapades, young heroes, bounty hunter, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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