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Best Fantasy Movies Like Percy Jackson

Here’s the list of best movies like Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2010), reviewed and recommended. You can watch some of these movies on Netflix, Disney+ Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Percy Jackson is a 16 years old boy who suffers from dyslexia and ADHD. He is about to be thrown out of school – but this is his least problem. 

The Greek Olympus gods emerge out of the pages of the mythology book. The lightning bolt of Zeus was stolen and Percy is the main suspect. Now, Percy Jackson and his friends are forced to take off on an adventurous journey. They need to catch the thief, save his family, and reveal something mysterious and powerful from the gods. 

Following the successful book by Rick Riordan, this is an action-packed movie. It’s entertaining and sweeps you right from the beginning.

Best Movies Like Percy Jackson

1. Gods Of Egypt (2016)

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Seth, the god of darkness, takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. Beck, a human hero, hooks up with the god Orus, in order to save the empire and his beloved one. This is a beautiful mythology movie. It’s full of action, and amazing effects. And Gerard Butler in one of his best performances.  

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2. Clash Of The Titans (2010)

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Perseus, son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), is caught in a war between gods and is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), the god of the underworld. He leads a group of warriors on a dangerous quest. They must prevent Hades from overthrowing the king of the gods and destroying the earth.

Following the classic film from 1981, the remake is a beautiful film. It has great pyrotechnic and visual effects, full of action and entertainment.  

3. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005)

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Four young siblings are forced to move with their mysterious uncle to his estate during World War II. The bored children discover, that through an old wardrobe standing in the attic, they can transform into the magical land of Narnia. They learn that Narnia is in a state of perpetual winter, because of the spell of the cruel white witch, who turns all her victims into stone statues. To defeat the witch, they must team up with the god of Narnia – a lion named Aslan.

Based on the famous book, this epic film for all the family will take you on a wonderful adventure – with smart dialogues and amazing visual effects. 

4. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

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Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is an average guy, but Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) sees in him a hidden talent for sorcery. He becomes Balthazar’s protege, getting initiated in the art of magic. As Dave prepares to help his mentor defend Manhattan from a powerful adversary (Alfred Molina), he wonders if he can survive the training, save the city and find true love.

This is a nonstop action movie, that will sweep you from the first moment, Nicholas cage in another great performance, which makes it a real hidden gem for fantasy movie lovers. 

5. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008)

In a search after his missing brother, a scientist sets out with his nephew and their mountain guide to search for him. To their surprise, they discover in the center of the earth, a lost, fantastic, and dangerous world.

Based on the famous novel by Jules Verne, this film is a classic for adventure movie lovers, with beautiful landscapes, great visual effects, and a plot that will leave you out of breath.

6. Eragon (2006)

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Eragon is a poor farm boy. He lives in a kingdom ruled by a powerful evil monarch. One day, he discovers a beautiful stone that he soon realizes is a dragon’s egg. When the creature hatches, Eragon sets forth on a path that could restore the glory of his homeland’s legendary Dragon Riders, and perhaps defeat Galbatorix.

Based on the book series by the same name, Eragon is taking us on an adventure you will never forget, with wonderful performances of John Malkovich and Jeremy Irons.

7. Harry Potter Film Series (2001)

How can we not mention the magic boy? Harry Potte and Percy Jackson are the two teen characters who have taken the genre of fantasy by storm.

Harry has never been a star of the Quidditch team earning his team points while riding a broom high above the ground. He knows no magic spells, has never raised a dragon from an egg, and has never worn a cloak of disappearance. He only knows his miserable life with the Dressley family – his terrible uncle and aunt and their repulsive son Dudley, a spoiled, grown-up, and fat bully. Ari’s room is a tiny closet at the bottom of the stairs, and his adoptive parents never celebrated his birthday.

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8. The Golden Compass (2007)

Lyra Belacqua is a young orphan who journeys to the far North, accompanied by Gyptians and an armored bear. She is on a mission to rescue her best friend and other kidnapped children.

9. Sky High (2005)

Will, the son of The Commander and Jetstream, is enrolled in Sky High, a school for the children of superheroes. There, he discovers his true powers and learns about loyalty and friendship.

10. Vampire Academy (2014)

Rose, a half-human, half-vampire, must do whatever it takes to protect her best friend Lissa, the princess of the Moroi, from enemies both inside and outside the walls of St. Vladimir’s Academy.

11. Inkheart (2008)

Mo, who can bring book characters to life, accidentally sets free the evil Capricorn. Ten years later, his daughter Meggie, her aunt and the book’s hero set out to help her father trap the villain.

12. Lord Of The Rings (Film Series)

The Lord of the Rings is a series of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson and based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films have subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

13. I Am Number Four (2011)

John Smith, a teenager, has astonishing powers. He has to move from one town to another along with his guardian in order to avoid the beings from another planet who want to kill him.

14. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

Four children return to Narnia to help Prince Caspian who struggles to win back his throne from King Miraz, his evil uncle.

15. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Siblings Edmund and Lucy, along with their cousin, Eustace, meet Prince Caspian aboard the Dawn Treader, the royal ship. Together, they face many dangers as they try to save the seven Lords of Narnia.

16. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

After putting a permanent end to the games, Katniss Everdeen, Gale, Finnick, and Beetee join forces to save Peeta and a nation that she has inspired by her courage.

17. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Young demigod Percy Jackson sets off on a quest to find the Golden Fleece in the Sea of Monsters. His half-brother Tyson and friends Annabeth and Grover join hands with him to help him find it.

18. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2014)

When a deadly disease called the Flare breaks out, Thomas and his group of escaped Gladers break into the Last City to find the cure and save their friends.

19. Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Perseus, a demigod, has to rescue his father, Zeus, who is held captive by Ares and Hades. However, he has to defeat not only his brother and uncle but also the Titans with whom they have partnered.

20. The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The second installment in the sci-fi Divergent movies. Tris Prior is divergent and does not belong to any one faction dictated by the government. She must unite with other divergent and unravel a conspiracy that threatens their lives.

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Ella Epstein

Ella Epstein

Pop-culture obsessive girl. She worked professionally in the entertainment and media industry in Los Angeles. Edited many prime-time TV shows and award-winning documentaries. Worked for companies such as HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, RESHET.

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