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Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (2018)
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Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (2018)
Original name: Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend Luke and a magical steam engine called Emma travel across the world in search of the truth about where Jim came from. Battling pirates and dragons, outsmarting make-believe giants, they must travel through the Forest of a Thousand Wonders, beyond the End of the World to find the hidden Dragon City.
Style: fairy tale, scenic, exciting, sweet
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: island, magic, transformation, adult child friendship, fantasy world, obsessive quest, save the princess, train, daring rescue, quest, adventurer, adventure

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Duration: 104 min.
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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Duration: 113 min.
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Jack the Giant Killer (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 93 min.
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Eragon (2006)
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Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
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Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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