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now that Thor: Love and Thunder has hit theaters, fans of the Norse god can get their fix of intergalactic and mystical adventure. The film also sees the return of beloved characters like Jane Foster, Korg, and King Valkyrie.
The most recent MCU film has received praise for its action-packed scenes, stellar cast performances, and solid script. The film is also a great fantasy film that contains moving messages about family, love, selflessness, and grief. after watching Thor: Love and Thunderviewers will be happy to know that there are a handful of other fantasy films that have the same narrative tone and touch on similar themes.
10 Clash Of The Titans (2010)
The 2010 remake of the 1981 movie stars Sam Worthington as the brave Perseus. The film features the story of the Greek demigod who wants to get retribution on his uncle and ruler of the Underworld, Hades. Perseus’ herculean mission involves beheading the gorgon Medusa and stopping the sea monster Kraken from wreaking havoc on the world.
much like Thor: Love and Thunder, Clash of the Titans also features gods who are driven by their selfish desires. While the movie lacks the comedic scenes Thor: Love and Thunder had, Clash of the Titans manages to stand out thanks to its incredible CGI and big-name actors like Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson.
9 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Serving as a prequel to the Lord of the Rings series, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is where the once-in-a-lifetime adventure of Bilbo Baggins starts. After talking to the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo decides to go on a journey to take back the Lonely Mountain from the terrifying dragon Smaug.
Viewers who enjoyed Thor: Love and Thunder will surely like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as the fantasy film also features mythological and medieval themes. The cinematic universe created by Peter Jackson is also full of awe-inspiring landscapes and atmospheric sets.
8 Curl (1983)
Peter Yates’ 1983 movie curl is a movie about an intergalactic heroic prince. Prince Colwyn of the planet Krull, along with his group of outcasts, is on a mission to save the future queen of the planet from an entity known as the Beast.
curl and Thor: Love and Thunder both feature interstellar locations. The sci-fi fantasy film might have bombed when it was released in the eighties, but it’s still a much-loved movie that has rightfully earned cult classic status.
7 The Golden Compass (2007)
The film adaptation of the beloved Philip Pullman fantasy novel brings Lyra’s adventures to the big screen. In the movie, Lyra, an orphan staying at the Jordan College in Oxford, goes on a journey with seafarers to save his friend and other children kidnapped by a mysterious group of people called the Gobblers.
The Golden Compass and Thor: Love and Thunder find common ground in featuring magical locations and headstrong main characters. And just like Thor: Love and Thunder, which has mesmerizing mythical creatures, there are also plenty of magical creatures in The Golden Compasssuch as anthropomorphic polar bears and fierce daemons.
6 What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
Shot in a mockumentary format, What We Do in the Shadows is a comedy-fantasy movie that follows a group of vampires who have learned how to live in the shadows unbeknownst to humans, although they still roam at night to feed off their unfortunate victims.
what ties What We Do in the Shadows and Thor: Love and Thunder together is the director Taika Waititi. Because of that, both movies have the trademark lighthearted comedy that seems to follow Waititi in all of his projects.
5 Masters Of The Universe (1987)
Those who enjoyed Thor’s space adventures in Thor: Love and Thunder might enjoy Masters of the Universe. The superhero film directed by Gary Goddard stars Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, the defender of Eternia and “the most powerful man in the universe.”
Masters of the Universe is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy film with alien armies, legendary swords, and humanoid supervillains. Despite being a commercial and critical failure, Masters of the Universe has gained fans over the years and is an ’80s film that viewers will enjoy rewatching.
4 Stardust (2007)
Based on a novel by Neil Gaiman, stardust follows the love story between a fallen star named Yvaine and a young man named Tristan. Being a magical figure, Yvaine is being hunted by witches who want to take her heart in order to make them younger, as well as princess who believe she has a precious stone that can help them ascend to the throne.
The standalone fantasy film by Matthew Vaughn focuses a lot on the romance between Yvaine and Tristan, which is somewhat similar to the rekindled romance between Thor and Jane as seen in Thor: Love and Thunder. It received favorable reviews for its whimsical story and eccentric humor.
3 The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1989)
Starring Hollywood legends like Robin Williams, John Neville, and Uma Thurman, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a fantasy film about the German nobleman of the same name. Along with his crew of outcasts, Baron Munchausen travels across 18th-century Europe and goes on whimsical adventures.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen features similar vibrant and outlandish visuals as Thor: Love and Thunder, although the key difference is that one features high-quality CGI and the other one is full of practical effects. Despite bombing at the box office, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen has an amazing movie poster and was praised for its imaginative storytelling.`
2 Time Bandits (1981)
12 Monkeys is not the only time travel movie Terry Gilliam has under his belt. His 1981 movie Time Bandits follows an eleven-year-old boy named Kevin whose life changes for the better after meeting a group of time-traveling dwarfs.
The children’s film uses incredibly designed sets and practical effects to bring Kevin’s adventures to life. just like Thor: Love and Thunder, Time Bandits is a spectacular film that sees heroic beings travel across worlds in order to defeat the forces of evil.
1 Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Thor: Love and Thunder expands on the existence of gods in the MCU. Aside from those that come from Norse mythology such as Thor himself, the film also features several gods from other cultures such as Zeus from Greek mythology and Bast from Egyptian mythology.
Considering that, those who have just recently watched Thor: Love and Thunder might want to see Gods of Egypt as it showcases other Egyptian deities like Horus, Set, and Osiris. The fantasy film is shock-full of special effects that are reminiscent of most films in the MCU.
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