Movies like Maleficent

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Maleficent (2014)
 7.0
 346K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, exciting, stylized, serious, entertaining, visually appealing, light, psychotronic, whimsical ...
Plot: fairy, magical, witch, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, dark fantasy, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, disney, princess, imaginary, queen, betrayal, heroine, villain, in the woods, palaces castles and temples, curses spells and rituals, king, creature, transformation, rivalry, danger, dragon, magical creature ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, scotland, 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, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about good versus evil, magic, fantasy world, destiny, danger, storytelling and transformation mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Maleficent: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Once Upon a Time (2011), Descendants (2015). 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, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, kingdom, evil queen, witchcraft, magical creature, dark fantasy, evil witch, prince, princess, crown, creature ...
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, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, dark fantasy, evil queen, snow white, princess, witch, adventure, queen, sorceress, deception, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, light, stylized, exciting, entertaining
Plot: christmas, disney, magic, imaginary kingdom, female villain, female protagonist, princess, fantasy world, life turned upside down, hopes, strong female character, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, talking animals, good versus evil, queen, evil queen, imagination, imaginary, magical, journey ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1800s
Place: china, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, fairy, magical, princess, curses spells and rituals, power of love, legends and myths, adventure, magic, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 16K
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: happy ending, good versus evil, disney, teenage protagonist, witch, high school, villain, imaginary, adventure, danger, fairy godmother, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, beast, opposites attract, disney, love story, beautiful scenery, fantasy world, kingdom, true love, prince, beauty and the beast, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: teenage protagonist, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, moral dilemma, evil witch, friendship, relationships, magic, music, high school, teenager, villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 133K
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, in the woods, witch, wizards and magicians, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, cinderella, prince, lost in the woods, moral ambiguity, redemption ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, circus, good versus evil, adventure, magic trick, wizards, wizards and magicians, magic, prophecy, illusion, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, saga, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, fantasy world, good versus evil, queen, witch, parallel world, king, centaur, lion, talking animals, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 162K
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, feel good, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, disney, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, prince, love and romance, rags to riches, hopes, fairy, magic ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 84K
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, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, snow white, prince, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, save the day, fall in love, beast, danger, financial problem, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, friendship, school, witch, contests and competitions, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: visually appealing, captivating, serious, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, obsessive quest, prince, dragon, wizards, family, good versus evil, king, adventure, ship, fantasy world ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
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, serious, twists and turns, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, witch, magical, school, young heroes, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, supernatural ability, prophecy, magic, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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, breathtaking, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, wizards, magical, adventurer, adventure, imaginary, elf, dragon, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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, psychotronic, entertaining, surreal, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, clock, queen, time travel, portal, talking dog, imagination, talking animals, parallel universe, sister sister relationship, wonderland ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 67K
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, captivating, fairy tale, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, childhood, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, first love, imaginary, pirate, children, magic, captain, mermaid ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 122K
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, serious, epic, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, supernatural ability, adventure, legends and myths, chosen one, young heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, school, witch, magic, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, wizards ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, good versus evil, young heroes, chosen one, friendship, witch, supernatural ability, boarding school life, school, magic, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: beast, magic, transformation, true love, palaces castles and temples, physical appearance, escapades, curses spells and rituals, castle, beautiful scenery, love and romance, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
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, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, good versus evil, supernatural ability, imaginary, friendship, magic wand, young heroes, teacher, magic, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1998, 2010s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teenage love, werewolf, good versus evil, chosen one, love and romance, legends and myths, youth, supernatural ability, heroine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, prince, adventure, love and romance, save the princess, screwball, friendship, giant, engaged, determination, obstacle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, immortality, adventure, dark hero, lone hero, imaginary, dark fantasy, wizards and magicians, witches, apocalypse, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 229K
Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, rags to riches, sultan, wish fulfillment, palace, treasure, friendship, magic spell, aladdin, prince, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, saudi arabia, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus ...
Style: breathtaking, atmospheric, exciting, bleak, mysterious ...
Plot: magical, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, magic wand, wizards, magical creature, witch, dark fantasy, giant animal, symbol, giant creature, evil sorcerer ...
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, alps, england, austria, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 72K
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, magic, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, knight, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%