by Lash

Superhero. Comedy. Action. Chris Hemsworth. Taika Waititi. These are the essential components that create a hit out of Thor: Ragnarok. In this Norse God’s third outing, something is clearly different. Thor loosened up, a lot. Hulk’s (Mark Ruffalo) vocabulary vastly expanded. The comedy level increased exponentially. If you have not seen the movie, read 15 Things to Know Before Watching Thor: Ragnarok Before Watching to prep yourself.

Thor: Ragnarok

New Zealander director Waititi injects a breath of fresh air to Marvel’s latest movie outing. After Thor’s second movie, the grim and gloomy The Dark World, this is a welcoming change. If you love the humour, the introduction of a strong female character, the retro vibe and everything else that you love about Thor: Ragnarok, we share with you similar movies you might enjoy.


If you like superhero movies with a sense of humour, you’d like…

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. The first Guardians of the Galaxy was such a success because of how refreshing it was. The humour, the incredibly cute Groot and that incredibly funny dance-off sequence were unexpected, and shows us that superhero movies can be comical too.

In this sequel, the winning factors in the first movie are now twofold. There’s more of Groot (Vin Diesel), humour level is upped, and although there’s no dance-off this time, the comic relief is spread out over more scenes, like how Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) can’t seem to wink subtly, Yondu’s Mary Poppins comment and the scene where Mantis exposed Peter’s (Chris Pratt) love for Gamora (Zoe Saldana).


If you like movies with a strong female character, you’d like…

Wonder Woman. The movie is all about the celebration of women power. In Thor: Ragnarok, the Valkryrie (Tessa Thompson) is a strong female character both in mind and physique, and who doesn’t like when Tessa Thompson struts down the Bifrost Bridge to face Hela’s (Cate Blanchett) army of the dead?

In Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot’s titular character and her Amazonian sisters are one tough group of highly intelligent women exceedingly well trained in combat. We’ve never been in a better time than now to rejoice in the rise of strong female movie characters.

If you like Chris Hemsworth movies, you’d like…

Rush. Which female, and some men, don’t sigh at the perfection of Chris Hemsworth?


If you totally worship him, Rush is a great movie to watch, because you see him, for once, not playing a hero, but as flamboyant F1 racer James Hunt who’s irresponsible, talented and devilishly handsome. You’ll also see that beyond playing Thor, jock type characters that Hemsworth can really act.

If you like movies with a retro vibe, you’d like…

Doctor Strange. The story about Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has a distinctively retro vibe to it. Thor: Ragnarok has the same mood, with vibrant colours that match the livelier story-telling, humour and comedic elements.

In Doctor Strange, things get pretty trippy, like when Strange travels through the far recesses of the multiverse and when he finally confronts Dormammu. The exploding kaleidoscope of colours would appeal to anyone who loves the flower power era.

If you appreciate the humour and quirkiness of Taika Waititi you’d like…

Boy. This is a coming-of-age story of a boy, brimming on the edge of teenhood at aged 11, trying to re-connect with his criminal father who’s been absent for a large part of his life.

Walking a fine line between comedy and emotional drama, Waititi tells a relatable sensitive story and injects humour to keep it from being too sombre. And of course, there are the quirks. Just wait and see how Boy’s fascination with Michael Jackson come into play.