Movies like Maleficent

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Maleficent (2014)
 7.0
 332K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, entertaining, psychotronic, visually appealing, whimsical, sweet ...
Plot: fairy, magical, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, dark fantasy, disney, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, wizards and magicians, villain, curses spells and rituals, princess, in the woods, betrayal, heroine, queen, king, palaces castles and temples, danger, young woman, creature, dragon, birds, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Maleficent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, exciting, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about magic, good versus evil, fantasy world, destiny, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Maleficent: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Descendants (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Alice in Wonderland (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, witchcraft, evil queen, magical creature, kingdom, prince, queen, dark fantasy, good versus evil, love, battle ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, snow white, magic, witch, dark fantasy, queen, adventure, deception, imaginary kingdom, immortality, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.4
 15K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: good versus evil, teenage protagonist, happy ending, disney, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, villain, adventure, witchcraft, danger, moral dilemma, witch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, sweet, remake of cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: happy ending, opposites attract, beast, fantasy world, disney, beautiful scenery, love story, prince, true love, kingdom, good versus evil, heroine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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 ⇓
73%
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, exciting, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fairy, good versus evil, adventure, magical, happy ending, power of love, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, family relations, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, evil witch, teenage protagonist, moral dilemma, relationships, friendship, music, high school, magic, teenager, villain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 128K
Into the Woods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, melancholic, talky, lyrical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, witch, in the woods, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witches, cinderella, lost in the woods, moral ambiguity, redemption ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, light, entertaining
Plot: disney, christmas, imaginary kingdom, magic, fantasy world, life turned upside down, strong female character, good versus evil, hopes, female protagonist, danger, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.6
 82K
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, snow white, save the day, fall in love, prince, good versus evil, financial problem, cinderella story, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 153K
Cinderella (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, sweet, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, cinderella, imaginary kingdom, prince, fall in love, happy ending, magic, disney, hopes, rags to riches, love and romance, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
67%
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, sexy, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, supernatural, angel, good versus evil, werewolf, teenage love, chosen one, love and romance, legends and myths, adventure, danger, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
60%
Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Beauty and the Beast is the adaptation of a story by Madame de Villeneuve. Published anonymously in 1740 as La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins, it paints a portrait of Belle, a joyful and touching young girl who falls in love with the Beast, ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, colourful, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: magic, true love, beast, transformation, physical appearance, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, man beast, curse, castle ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, dark hero, immortality, lone hero, adventure, imaginary, wizards and magicians, dark fantasy, apocalypse, fantasy world, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
33%
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%
 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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
67%
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, surreal, funny, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, queen, clock, imagination, talking animals, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, chess, castle ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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: epic, captivating, exciting, scenic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, wizards, obsessive quest, imaginary, adventurer, monster, adventure, magical, dragon, warrior, elf ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 69K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, magic, witch, curses spells and rituals, adventure, master apprentice relationship, wizards and magicians, young heroes, chosen one, supernatural ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 600K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, fairy, creature, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, monster, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 56K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, witch, king arthur, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, folk hero, arthurian legend, legends and myths, infidelity, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 106K
Red Riding Hood (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: werewolf, dangerous attraction, supernatural, danger, fall in love, in the woods, deadly creature, village, hunt down, legends and myths, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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%
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