Movies like 1001 Nights 1990

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1001 Nights (1990)
1001 Nights (1990)
Original name: Les 1001 nuits
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sheherazade has been married to a ruler who wants many wives, but only one at a time. Consequently, as soon as he has bedded them, he has them put to death. In most retellings, the girl staves off this unfortunate conclusion by putting off the connubial event for a thousand and one nights, telling irresistible stories instead. In this one, she gets hold of a magic lamp.
Style: fairy tale, satirical
Plot: genie, magic, king, desert, parachuting, journey, heroes, wife, airplane, police, motorcycle, young woman, magic trick, female nudity, chess, teleportation, muslim, sultan, virgin, deception, female protagonist, death sentence, happy ending, helicopter, aladdin ...
Place: london, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, light, exciting and fairy tale films with plots about adventure, magic, heroes, danger, escapades, rivalry and good versus evil mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like 1001 Nights: Aladdin (2019), Aladdin (1986), Khottabych (2006), Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1967), Ghost with Driver (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, wish fulfillment, sultan, palace, treasure, friendship, magic spell, aladdin, prince, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, arabia, baghdad iraq
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Aladdin (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Updating of the old "Aladdin" Arabian Nights tale, as a teenager in modern-day Miami finds a magic lantern and out pops a genie, who's been asleep for 200 years and in his gratitude grants the boy several wishes.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: genie, desire, disorder, youth, adventure, anti hero, miraculous event, wish come true, teenage life, imaginary, heroes, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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Khottabych (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young programmer and hacker Gena meets Khottabych - a genie who can't quite understand today life realities after spending thousands of years in a lamp.
Style: feel good, exciting, light, entertaining, captivating
Plot: genie, hacker, internet, old man, villain, magic, older man younger man relationship, wish come true, male friendship, youth, friendship between men, wizards ...
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Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A young boy finds a magic lantern that contains a genie, and when he frees the genie he's granted three wishes. He uses the wishes to help the princess of Baghdad and her father fight off an evil sorcerer who's trying to take over the ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, light, funny, feel good ...
Plot: black magic, princess, rags to riches, magic, arabian nights, genie, magic spell, wish fulfillment, aladdin, palace, liberation, happy ending ...
Place: middle east
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Ghost with Driver (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A chauffeur for a corrupt CEO, and a few hours later, his boss himself, are killed by the industrialist's associate. But their ghosts remain on Earth, and they try to tell the millionaire's teenage son the identity of the killer.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: family relations, ghost, afterlife, dishonesty, partners, misfit partners, supernatural, workplace, boss and employee, parents and children, workplace intrigue, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, new york
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Adventures of Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With the help of a magical lamp, an impoverished young man transforms himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: light, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: genie, aladdin, beefcake, male objectification, desire, love and romance, supernatural, romance, wish come true, chase, imaginary, hopes ...
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Naked Wishes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After inheriting a trunk with a lantern in it, a man releases a beautiful genie named Samanthia. She starts granting his wishes and sexiness emerges all around him.
Style: erotic, sex comedy, sexploitation film
Plot: genie, kiss, magic, strip club, desire, sexploitation, sex, erotica, female nudity, bare breasts, breasts
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Aladdin and the Death Lamp (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Aladdin the adventurer and his friend Ali accidentally uncover a lamp that contains a genie. But unlike the story we know, this genie does not grant three wonderful wishes. This genie destroys everything in its way by turning the keeper’s thoughts ...
Style: serious, exciting, disturbing, melancholic, light
Plot: genie, curses spells and rituals, adventure, wish come true, good versus evil, deadly, imaginary, supernatural, treasure hunt, heroes, rivalry, wizards and magicians ...
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Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ulric's daughter unites with warrior Thane against evil Lord Khoura, who covets the knife of Aktar.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, parody
Plot: belly dancer, black magic, dinosaur, wizards, danger, escapades, wizards and magicians, kidnapping, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, heroic mission, imaginary ...
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Black Knight (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, castle, knight, adventure, medieval, king, misfit, life turned upside down, goofy hero, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 14th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: england, usa, europe, connecticut, new jersey
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, surreal, cult film ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, king arthur, sword fight, knight, courage, disorder, absurd humor, surrealism ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, visually appealing, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, mischievous children, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Style: surreal, cult film, epic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: legends and myths, moon, horse, siege, backstage, european, baron, balloon, storytelling, adventure, steampunk, monster ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: austria, constantinople, egypt, europe, ottoman empire ...
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The Last Dragonslayer (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world where magic is being superceded by technology, an orphaned teen discovers her destiny to become a dragonslayer.
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, tense
Plot: dragon, technology, orphan, magic, hunter, knight, assistant, king, greed, adventure, danger, intrigue ...
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Epic Movie (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Edward, Peter, Lucy and Susan each follow their own path, they end up finding themselves at Willy's Chocolate factory. Walking through a wardrobe, they discover the world of Gnarnia, which is ruled by the White Bitch. Meeting up with ...
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, youth, magic, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, pirate, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, mexico
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After the Rain, on Thursday (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A palace steward conspires with bandits to kidnap an infant czar's son and an orphan adopted by the czar, replacing the prince with the steward's son. Two decades later the true prince and his foster brother are slaves in a quarry, the ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, friendship, greed, parents and children, teenager, prison, costume, dancer, singing ...
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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, adventure, julius caesar, ancient rome, cleopatra, heroic mission, against the odds, goofy hero, superhero, architect, magic, secret identity ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, paris france
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Candy (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a send-up of Voltaire's Candide. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.
Style: sexy, psychedelic, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, satire, seduction, guru, love and romance, teenage life, sexual relations, family problems, femme fatale, youth, teenager, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: california, new york, europe, italy, usa ...
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Your Highness (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
Style: absurd, not serious, humorous, exciting, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wizards, farce, dragon, giant, knight, kidnapping, save the princess, escapades, family relations, daring rescue, partners, rivalry ...
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Samson and His Mighty Challenge (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four muscular heroes fight the evil ruler of an oppressed people.
Plot: violence, greco roman wrestling, villain, super strength, peplum, strongman, superhero team, magic, team, warrior, sword and sorcery, combat ...
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Barbarella (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
Style: cult film, sexy, futuristic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, mad scientist, alien planet, astronaut, megalomaniac, good versus evil, space opera, nudity (full frontal - brief), cult, adventure, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: future, distant future, 1960s, 60s
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Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure, time travel, alternate dimension, adventurer, adventure, map, good versus evil, magic, giant, burglary, heroic mission, dwarf ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ancient greece, england, europe
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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, 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: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, legends and myths, youth, curses spells and rituals, princess, heroic mission, danger, magic, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, tower bridge london, england
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Erik the Viking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
Style: humorous, parody, offbeat, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: viking, norse god, satire, adventure, norse mythology, good versus evil, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, friends, silly humor ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, 8th century, 9th century, 11th century
Place: norway, australia, england
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Bernard and the Genie (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: genie, desire, christmas, disorder, couples, hopes, adventure, misfit, dealer, family relations, wedding, wish come true ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, book, heroic mission, parallel world, imaginary, youth, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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Monster Hunt (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Young monster kids try to make peace between the world of humans and the world of the monsters.
Style: exciting, entertaining, scenic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: monster, creature, half breed, adventure, battles, sword and sorcery, exile, magic, escapades, battle, heroes, imaginary ...
Place: asia
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Suburban Knights (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Nostalgia Critic and his fellow reviewers from the website That Guy with the Glasses dress up as famous fantasy characters and go searching for a magic gauntlet hidden in suburban Illinois.
Style: tense, light, humorous, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: magic, fight, quest, wizards, friendship, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, fantasy world, adventure, mission, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, giant, young heroes, legends and myths, escapades, danger, youth, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, friends, disorder ...
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Iznogoud (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Baghdad the Magnificent reigns Haroun al Plassid, who is the Caliph. There also dwells Iznogoud, who wants to be the Caliph. The irascible Grand Vizier hatches plot after plot to remove his ruler and take his place—melting Djinn, invisibility ...
Style: not serious, humorous, stylized, parody
Plot: genie, nothing goes right, rise to the top, imaginary, political intrigue, royal family, state affairs, disorder, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, royal court ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iraq, middle east
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