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Similar movies to Stardust, Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord Of The Rings would be?

Asked by rebbel (23527 points ) April 4th, 2012

My girlfriend wants to watch movies in that genre(s).
Can you provide her with it?
She will probably thank you!
The Hunger Games trailer she didn’t like, by the way.

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Michael_Huntington's avatar

Not a movie, but Game of Thrones seems something she may like. and WoW.
Fuck the Alliance!

filmfann's avatar

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Star Wars
The Witches
Excalliber
Dragonslayer

rebbel's avatar

@filmfann
Nah “maybe I’ll watch it when I see it while zapping”
Nah
Seen it
Seen it
Seen it

@Michael_Huntington
How did you know my girlfriend’s nick is the Alliance?
She is forsaken, by the way (whatever that may mean).

filmfann's avatar

@rebbel Okay, she has seen them. Am I on the right track with them?

rebbel's avatar

@filmfann Yup, definitely!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Time Bandits

syz's avatar

Ok, I’m going to go out on a limb here and recommend some old school, niche stuff (my girlfriend hates them all): Ladyhawke (horribly dated and cheesy soundtrack, but otherwise I love it), Labyrinth (David Bowie in a codpiece, plus the brilliance of Jim Henson), The
Dark Crystal
(Jim Henson and Frank Oz, plus Skeksis), Legend (you get to laugh at Tom Cruise being ridiculous, and see an awesome, phallic Tim Curry. And it’s pretty). Um, maybe The Last Starfighter? Oh, I almost forgot Willow. And The Princess Bride is a must!!!

@Tropical Willie Time Bandits was trippy! But I hated the ending. Along a similar vein, any Monty Python film.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Okay, but shifted reality is where you are looking.

rebbel's avatar

Thank you all, so far!
We are going to sleep right now, but you may keep them coming as she will want to watch movies again come tomorrow.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Clash of the Titans, the 1981 movie not the 2010 version.
Dragonslayer 1981

dappled_leaves's avatar

Yes to everything @syz just suggested!!

syz's avatar

How about Underworld? Alice in Wonderland? Laura Croft? Dark Kingdom? Eragon? (These are not any particular favorites of mine, but might fit the genre).

It’s more hard core sci-fi, but what about Blade Runner? It’s a must-see classic. And if she’s willing, Serenity (and the whole Firefly series) is awesome!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

syz's avatar

^ Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy! (It helps if you’re stoned or drunk when you watch it.) And don’t forget Earth Girls are Easy.

Wow, I’ve gotten way off tangent.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@syz glad you got the feeling and memories.

El_Cadejo's avatar

The Fall

@Tropical_Willie Time Bandits was great

syz's avatar

Ha!

Oooh, Pan’s Labyrinth (but dark).

WestRiverrat's avatar

Jason and the Argonauts from 1963

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

The Labyrinth
Lemony Snicket
Inkheart

Haleth's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate Yes, Labyrinth was my first thought, too!
@Earthgirl Gormenghast is another good call.

The Princess Bride
Neverwhere
The Golden Compass

Some book suggestions Sabriel A Wrinkle In Time The Great Book of Amber

mazingerz88's avatar

Your Highness ( I know it’s pretty stupid but, hey, it’s the right costumes )
Timeline ( the book is much, much better but chug three Buds and it won’t be that bad )
The 13th Warrior ( awesome enough but a shot of tequila wouldn’t hurt )
Spiderwick ( worth checking out as you munch on Raisinets )
and I just can’t believe no one has posted it yet, Neverending Story! ( just the first one, juuust the first one…) Falcor!
And if you will, an animated movie from the 1980’s, Plight of Dragons ( John Ritter ) Gorbash!

SmashTheState's avatar

You seem to have a number of different genres mixed together there, which makes it hard to get a reading. For example, the Lord of the Rings movies would be considered classic examples of what’s known as “high fantasy,” meaning that it doesn’t take place in any world we recognize as our own, altough there may be similarities. Movies in this genre would include Willow, Conan the Barbarian, and Beastmaster. The lack of a familiar setting is what sets it apart from so-called swords’n’sandals movies like Ben Hur or Spartacus.

However, you also include Harry Potter which, while it may technically be a variant of high fantasy, is more usually categorized as “urban fantasy” of the style made popular by author Charles de Lint, where fantasy elements occur in very familiar urban and/or modern settings. Movies in this genre would include Sorcerer’s Apprentice (the one with Nicolas Cage) or the recent Smurfs live action film.

rebbel's avatar

Many thanks to all that suggested movies!
I have sent her a list with all titles.

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