Lord Of The Rings (Series of films)
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If you like Harry Potter, you're sure to like Lord Of The Rings as they are sort of the same style of film except I think Lord Of The Rings is like a more grown up version of Harry Potter. With magic, weird and wonderful creatures and a great story line, each of the films in this series is worth a watch. It will definitely satisfy your fantasy appetite. Just be prepared with popcorn and drinks as these films are long (don't say we didn't warn you).
The Hobbit (Series of films)
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These films tie in with The Lord Of The Rings series, as these tell some of the side story lines that are in The Lord Of The Rings. Also there are a few actors who crossover into this film from the Lord Of The Rings, so if you enjoyed the Lord Of The Rings then you will enjoy this film. With these films, you follow a creature around a magical land to try and reclaim his land and other magical quests. Again, these films are long so be prepared!
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Exploring an ancient maze in Spain in 1944, may sound like a nice break from the war that is happening in France, but being the stepdaughter of an officer in the Army is difficult. With a dad who is trying to stop a guerrilla uprising from happening in Spain, Ofelia escapes from the protective arms of her dad to explore an ancient maze. Whilst there, she encounters the faun Pan who tell her if she completes three treacherous tasks, then she will achieve immortality. Before she knows it, Ofelia is transported into a creepy magical world, where danger is only around the corner.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Ariadna Gil
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Trying to save the one you love is stressful, but to go where nobody goes to retrieve a fallen star is brave. A young man named Tristan needs to save the love of his life, so he ventures out into unknown land to get a fallen star so he can heal her. Upon discovery, he finds a woman instead who is the star and who can help his girlfriend. But he is not the only one who needs her, the King's sons need her to capture their throne and a group of evil witches need her to drain her powers to give them immortality and beauty.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn. Neil Gaiman (Book).
Starring: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
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After learning that he now has powers, this teenager's life gets a whole lot more complicated as he learns he is the son of the Greek God Poseidon. He learns to control his powers just in time to go on the adventure of his lifetime. This adventure gets him to stop the war going on between the gods, and to stop it coming to Earth whilst rescuing his mother from the god of the underworld Hades.
Director: Chris Columbus
Writers: Craig Titley, Rick Riordan (novel)
Starring: Logan Lerman, Steve Coogan, Kevin McKidd.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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When you're picked on to learn sorcery and defend your city from the forces of evil, what else can you do than say I'll help? That's what happened to one man. His mentor gives him a crash course in magic, but will he be able to defend Manhattan with his mentor against the evil sorcerer? Will he make it through training and still live his normal life?
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard.
Starring: Nicolas cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
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Jared has always been a trouble maker and always will be. He is one of three children who are looked after by their mother. So when they move to a run down area called the Spiderwick estate and trouble happens, they naturally all blame him. It's only when he finds a special book that his siblings realise that something else is happening. This is when they all get dragged into an alternate realm where there are all sorts of magical creatures.
Director: Mark Waters
Writers: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn.
The Chronicles of Narnia (Series of films)
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These films are full of supernatural creatures and have great storylines. These films are based on the books by C.S. Lewis and they are just as good. Full of fantasy and emotion these films are great for young and old, but just make sure to watch all of them as they are all completely different but enjoyable.
The Golden Compass
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This film is set in an alternate reality where the children have daemons as their spirit takes the form of an animal. A mysterious corporation is kidnapping these children all over the world. After her best friend gets taken, she goes on a quest to rescue him and save the world but that means traveling north and taking on a dangerous journey.
Director: Chris Weitz
Writers: Chris Weitz, Philip Pullman (Book).
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Dakota Blue Richards.
Under The Mountain
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In Auckland, mysterious creatures lie underneath the volcanoes and it is someone's job to make sure they stay underground and don't cause any trouble. Well a wizard needs help to repel them so he enlists the help of twins Theo and Rachel to battle the unsafe creatures with.
Director: Jonathan King
Writers: Maurice Gee, Matthew Grainger and Jonathan King.
Starring: Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride and Oliver Driver.
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