Movies like Excalibur

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Excalibur (1981)
 7.4
 53K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, intense, talky, epic, scenic, fairy tale, breathtaking ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, good versus evil, king arthur, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle, holy grail, mythology, queen, forbidden love, infidelity, rise and fall, prophecy, arthurian legend, sword fight, betrayal, adultery, hanging, axe ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to Excalibur

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and epic films with plots about danger, rivalry, heroes, adventure, magic, sword fight and king mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Excalibur: Willow (1988), Merlin (1998), Camelot (2011), Game of Thrones (2011), Conan the Barbarian (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, king, parallel world, self sacrifice, young heroes, adventure, queen, throne ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, warrior, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, sword and sorcery, ancient, save the world, journey, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 92K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, prophecy, queen, adventure, heroic mission, magic, adventurer, apprentice, mission, black magic, castle ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 19K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, knight, wizards and magicians, love and romance, dragon, witch, betrayal, king arthur, adventure, supernatural, friendship, rescue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 22K
Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, knight, legends and myths, royal family, danger, state affairs, heroic mission, rivalry, throne, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, fantasy world, friendship, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.4
 1.6M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, captivating, twists and turns, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, king, political intrigue, adventure, politics, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, dwarf ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, creature, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, warrior, magical, heroes, magic, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, swords and armor ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: barbarian, cult, slavery, good versus evil, escapades, sword and sorcery, gladiator, danger, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, dragon, sword and sorcery, epic battle, battle, battles, adventure, supernatural ability, deadly, adventurer, heroes ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A unique re-working of the Arthurian epic, based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon tells the familiar tale but with an important twist: The story is told through the eyes of the women who wielded power behind King ...
Style: exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: legends and myths, imaginary, wizards and magicians, heroes, state affairs, escapades, siblings relations, adventure, family relations, obsessive quest, arthurian legend, feminism ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: stylized, epic, suspense, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: knight, king arthur, warrior, prophecy, courage, chosen one, danger, rescue, haunted by the past, one against many, king, mentor ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, witch, ship, family, obsessive quest, adventure, mouse, boat, king, snowing ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 13K
Dragonslayer (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, fairy tale, scenic ...
Plot: dragon, magic, apprentice, rescue, dark fantasy, human sacrifice, sorcerer, sword and sorcery, adventure, sacrifice, supernatural, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 301K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, witch, good versus evil, magical, betrayal, princess, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, king, imaginary kingdom, villain ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 4K
Ivanhoe (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, rescue, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, romance, rivalry, danger, jousting, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, robbery, thief, courage, adventure, justice, greed, robin hood, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, holy land, dungeon, europe, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 54K
Legend (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily and defeat the ...
Style: gothic, stylized, serious, fairy tale, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: warrior, sorcerer, good versus evil, magic, devil, mythology, witch, rescue, skull, demon, swashbuckler, treasure chest ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Prince Valiant (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Arthurian legend of young Prince Valiant, son of the King of Scandia. After the King is exiled by an evil leader, the Prince travels to Camelot to secure the aid of King Arthur in helping restore his family to power and prevent a plot by the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, sincere, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, prince, adventure, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, romance, legends and myths, escapades, battles ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 63K
First Knight (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The timeless tale of King Arthur and the legend of Camelot are retold in this passionate period drama. Arthur is reluctant to hand the crown to Lancelot, and Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival. ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, romantic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: knight, love story, love triangle, king arthur, romance, betrayal, couple relations, true love, love and romance, rivalry, arthurian legend, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, good versus evil, immortality, deception, danger, adventure, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 5K
Camelot (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: King Arthur establishes the ideals and laws of Camelot but is tragically forced to enforce these laws against his own wife.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: knight, infidelity, love triangle, jousting, camelot, king arthur, betrayal, romance, love and romance, fall in love, imaginary, wizards and magicians ...
Time: middle ages, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Robin and Marian (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with his best friend Little John to England after the Crusades. Maid Marian has entered a nunnery, King Richard is a raving lunatic, his Brother John a moron, and the age of great adventure has seemed to have ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: folk hero, knight, tragic love, nun, robin hood, adventure, romance, old love, heroes, couples, danger, lovers reunited ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages, 80s
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Gawain was a squire in King Arthur's court when the Green Knight burst in and offered to play a game with a brave knight. Gawain journeys across the land, learning about life, saving damsels, and solving the Green Knight's riddle.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, king arthur, legends and myths, rivalry, adventurer, heroes, folk hero, wizards and magicians, adventure, master warrior, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 151K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, king arthur, swords and armor, freedom, christianity, arthurian legend, childhood, invasion, bishop, military, horse ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, knight, true love, lovers, romance, irish, princess, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, love affair, battle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having failed in their quest for the Holy Grail, the knights of the Round Table return to Camelot, their number reduced to a mere handful. Seeing a rift developing between Lancelot and Mordred, Arthur urges his knights to bury their differences and ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, apocalyptic, disturbing ...
Plot: holy grail, betrayal, king arthur, state affairs, royal family, folk hero, heroes, leadership, obsessive quest, rivalry, escapades, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, UK, Iceland, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, gloomy, exciting ...
Plot: good versus evil, battles, adventure, norse mythology, sword and sorcery, heroes, danger, legends and myths, dangerous animal, mythology, dark hero, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 318
Arthur's Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To escape the clutches of the evil warrior and sorceress Morgana, Merlin transports young King Arthur into modern day America. When Merlin comes back ten years later to retrieve him, he finds a hip 15 year-old Arthur who does not believe Merlin, nor ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, supernatural, legends and myths, adventure, folk hero, king arthur, changing the past or future, hidden identity, love and romance, family, sent to the future, danger ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 152K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, legends and myths, good versus evil, army, mythology, adventure, fight for supremacy, greek, heroes, vengeance, legendary, battles ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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