These films feel like ‘Harry Potter’ knock-offs: Watch them tonight
Harry Potter films will forever be beloved because of the magical world of wizardry everyone automatically enters whenever they watch the movies. They’re so enchanting that it’s easy to get lost in the wonder of it all. Taking a little break from reality to sit back and watch Harry Potter films is common for many. The movies are based on a fantasy novel series written by British author J.K. Rowling.
The story of Harry Potter managing his magical powers along with his best friends Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger is heartfelt, intense, and occasionally mystifying. In the unforgettable Harry Potter films, viewers watch students attend Hogwarts school of Witchcraft & Wizardry where they meet new friends, master their powers, and prepare to fight against evil entities.
If you’ve overdone it watching Harry Potter films one too many times, here are some other movies to watch that make you feel like you’re in the very same magical realm.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is similar to Harry Potter films because the 2016 movie focuses on a group of children living together in one place learning more about the special superpowers they have.
Based on the book by Ransom Riggs, the story follows Jake, a boy with strange powers who travels to Wales to solve a mystery. He discovers his peculiarity is actually something special, he realizes he can use his power to save the new friends he’s made for himself.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should easily be considered very similar to Harry Potter films since the book that inspired it was also written by J.K. Rowling. The fantasy adventure movie was released in 2016 followed by epic sequels. It tells a story of Newt Scamander who goes about the globe documenting his findings of extraordinary magical creatures.
In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Scamander travels to New York City to release a mistreated magical beast. Along the way, he stumbles upon dark magic and must unite with the Goldstein sisters and a muggle (non-magic person) to save the day.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is just like Harry Potter films because it focuses on a group of kids in a magical new world learning new things about the surrounding culture.
Based on the The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, four siblings venture into a wardrobe and befriend magical creatures they didn’t know existed. They cross paths with a lion and then must eventually go head-to-head against the White Witch, who wants to keep Narnia stuck in winter forever.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is constantly getting compared to Harry Potter films since both movie franchises fit into the fantasy category. While Harry Potter has a footing in our world, this film, and the other films in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, take place completely in the fantastical realm of Middle-Earth.
Based on the epic trilogy by JRR Tolkien, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) embarks on a legendary journey after inheriting a magic ring from his uncle. Once he becomes the ringbearer, it’s up to him to destroy the ring at Mount Doom. However, his journey is perilous and considered nearly impossible.
The Twilight movie franchise goes head-to-head against Harry Potter films because they both include magical love stories about teenagers with the major differences being that one focuses on wizards & witches while the other focuses on vampires & werewolves.
The Twilight Saga is all about Bella Swan, a human girl who falls in love with a vampire boy named Edward Cullen. Based on the popular series by Stephanie Meyer, their relationship is filled with major complexities but ultimately, they end up together.
Sky High is another great movie about teenagers who travel to a special school to hone in on their superpowers & skills. Instead of going to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, the students in Sky High go to high school literally named “Sky High”.
Instead of getting sorted into houses, students get separated into different classes based on how powerful their abilities are. Students with cooler super powers are considered part of the popular crowd and students with less “cool” abilities are designated as “sidekicks”. However, the sidekicks ultimately prove they’re not as useless as the school said they were.
What are your favorite fantasy films? Will you look at our picks, or are you content watching Harry Potter for the thousandth time? Let us know in the comments below!