Movies like Maleficent

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Maleficent (2014)
 7.0
 301K
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: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, fairy tale, entertaining, sweet, romantic, light, sexy ...
Plot: witch, fairy, magical, good versus evil, in the woods, fantasy world, betrayal, princess, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, villain, dark fantasy, king, young woman, wizards and magicians, imaginary, heroine, danger, queen, palaces castles and temples, vengeance, unlikely relationship, birds, dragon, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france

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Most similar movies to Maleficent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, exciting, stylized and entertaining films with plots about good versus evil, magic, fantasy world, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor and destiny mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Maleficent: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Into the Woods (2014), Once Upon a Time (2011), Cinderella (2015), Mirror Mirror (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: exciting, fairy tale, serious, scenic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, immortality, good versus evil, deception, adventure, danger, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, witch, magic, snow white, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 122K
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, semi serious, lyrical, awful ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, in the woods, wizards and magicians, imaginary, witch, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, cinderella, curse, prince, danger, couples ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, captivating, offbeat, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fairy, magical, good versus evil, power of love, family relations, parents and children, small town, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 136K
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, stylized, sweet, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, imaginary kingdom, prince, fall in love, magic, true love, evil stepmother, hopes, love and romance, transformation, family, princess ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.6
 79K
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: humorous, fairy tale, feel good, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, save the day, adventure, fall in love, financial problem, snow white, evil queen, black magic, good versus evil, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, save the kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, surreal, fairy tale, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, cat, journey, adventure, imagination, magic, transformation, mad ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: beast, opposites attract, true love, good versus evil, happy ending, love story, magic, curse, fantasy world, kingdom, witch, heroine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, colourful, light, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, magic, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, adventure, illusion, magic trick, circus, prophecy, escapades, save the kingdom ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.4
 12K
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, island, teenage protagonist, destiny, family, villain, witchcraft, moral dilemma, happy ending, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.1
 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: 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 ⇓
88%
Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
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, light, atmospheric ...
Plot: true love, beast, magic, transformation, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, man beast, curse, healing power, physical appearance, unlikely couple, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 ⇓
65%
 6.9
 61K
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: feel good, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, parents and children, mermaid, young heroes, magic ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, adventure, youth, heroic mission, young heroes, save the princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, light, stylized
Plot: christmas, fantasy world, princess, female villain, disney, strong female character, good versus evil, life turned upside down, save the day, hopes, magical object, snow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: queen, fantasy world, clock, dark fantasy, adventure, magic, rabbit, sister sister relationship, beautiful scenery, imagination, talking animals, falling from height ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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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, 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 ⇓
44%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, creature, adventure, swords and armor, magical, heroic mission, treasure hunt, fantasy world, heroes, dragon, danger ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 102K
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: gothic, suspenseful, fairy tale, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, danger, dangerous attraction, fall in love, deadly creature, in the woods, legends and myths, village, hunt down, love and romance, village life ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
28%
 7.7
 237K
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: feel good, stylized, fairy tale, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, supernatural ability, chase, escapades, pirate, love and romance, race against time, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
 53K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, king, folk hero, rise and fall, holy grail, infidelity, king arthur, magic, adultery, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
25%
 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: exciting, surreal, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, fish out of water, danger, getting home, life turned upside down, good versus evil, save the kingdom, rivalry, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, angel, supernatural, teenage love, danger, adventure, love and romance, chosen one, legends and myths, rescue, supernatural ability, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 92K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, prophecy, queen, good versus evil, adventure, magic, monster, castle, black magic, mission, baby, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, martial arts, destiny, chosen one, save the world, master warrior, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%