Movies like Excalibur

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Excalibur (1981)
 7.3
 63K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, 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: fairy tale, exciting, serious, stylized, dark, intense, epic, talky, scenic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: arthurian legend, knight, king arthur, mythology, sword fight, adventure, witch, medieval, good versus evil, battles, legends and myths, magic, legend, excalibur, rise and fall, sword and sorcery, swordsman, heroic mission, wizards, holy grail, betrayal, prophecy, adaptation, sword and shield, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages, future, 5th century
Place: england, europe, britain

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Most similar movies to Excalibur

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out epic, stylized, exciting and visually appealing films with plots about medieval, danger, heroes, adventure, fantasy world, dialogue and mentor mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Excalibur: Willow (1988), Legend (1985), Merlin (1998), Camelot (2011), The Green Knight (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, 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, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: sword fight, friendship, good versus evil, courage, magical, adventure, army, magic, wizards, sword and sorcery, monster, ancient ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: epic, atmospheric, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sword fight, wizards, friendship, magic, adventure, magical, fantasy world, good versus evil, elf, mission, sword and sorcery, creature ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 116K
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: fairy tale, epic, exciting, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, monster, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, prophecy, black magic, baby, castle, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 67K
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: fairy tale, stylized, gothic, epic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: devil, magic, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fairy, monster, sword and sorcery, rescue, princess, witch, demon, medieval ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, witch, good versus evil, adventure, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, magic, parallel world, magical, family, talking animals, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, future, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 22K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: fairy tale, epic, exciting, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: king arthur, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, knight, wizards, adventure, witch, magic, dragon, mythology, sorcerer, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, breathtaking, captivating, scenic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, sword fight, fantasy world, adventure, ancient, wizards, creature, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, magical, elf ...
Time: future, 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 24K
Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: king arthur, knight, imaginary kingdom, royal family, wizards and magicians, camelot, legends and myths, love triangle, medieval, state affairs, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, future
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Green Knight (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Style: fairy tale, surreal, heroic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: myth, medieval, king arthur, ghost, creature, fear, decapitation, arthurian legend, characters in danger, warrior, knight, showdown ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 48K
Ladyhawke (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick, date night, family outing ...
Plot: magic, medieval, adventure, curse, good versus evil, knight, chase, sword and sorcery, bishop, romance, true love, transformation ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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, breathtaking, heroic, exciting, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, sword fight, adventure, warrior, imaginary kingdom, magical, elf, wizards, adventurer ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 18K
Dragonslayer (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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: dark fantasy, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dragon, sword and sorcery, beast, medieval, magic, monster, sacrifice, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, apprentice, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, pirate, romance, princess, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, prince, save the princess, swashbuckler, revenge ...
Time: middle ages, victorian era, 15th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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: epic, suspense, stylized, psychotronic, dark fantasy ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, excalibur, medieval, warrior, legend, destiny, resistance, wizards, throne, mythology, camelot ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.
Style: exciting, stylized, fairy tale, dark fantasy, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, adventure, greek mythology, monster, good versus evil, greek god, female nudity, snake, sword and sorcery, witch, medieval ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, visually appealing, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, adventure, magic, mission, crystal, sword and sorcery, medieval, race against time, alternate reality, beautiful scenery ...
⇓ 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: visually appealing, captivating, entertaining, fairy tale, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, parallel universe, wizards, fantasy world, witch, family, adventure, dragon, female warrior, alternate world, magic ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: robin hood, knight, adventure, romance, folk hero, tragic love, medieval, aging, crusade, nun, old love, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 80s, 70s, 12th century
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 15K
Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, light, stylized, talky, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, beast, adventure, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, goofy hero, heroes, good versus evil, irreverent, satire ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 98K
DragonHeart (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, scenic, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, knight, medieval, good versus evil, immortality, adventure, sword fight, friendship, sword and sorcery, betrayal, magic, heroes ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: battles, dragon, good versus evil, fantasy world, sword fight, imaginary kingdom, wizards, sword and sorcery, elf, adventurer, knight, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 377K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: 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: fairy tale, dark fantasy, visually appealing, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: witch, disney, princess, fairy, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, magical creature, magical, curse, kingdom ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: france, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 5K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, heroes, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, medieval, rivalry, romance, sword fight, robin hood ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: viking, new world, norse mythology, warrior, heroes, lone wolves, adventure, mute, escape, strong violent content, vengeance, captivity ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: jerusalem, scotland, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, epic, serious, futuristic, allegory ...
Plot: medieval, viking, mythology, norse mythology, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, sword fight, supernatural, troll, wizards, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 169K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, exciting, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, medieval, knight, battles, sword fight, arthurian legend, swords and armor, king, adventure, folk hero, freedom, military ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, england, rome italy, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 18K
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, rape, adventure, life is a bitch, vengeance, siege, gang, escapades, strong sexual content, soldier, kidnapping, sex ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 7K
Camelot (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: lyrical, colourful, intense, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: medieval, romance, betrayal, king arthur, arthurian legend, sword and sorcery, sword fight, heroes, jousting, rivalry, intrigue, utopia ...
Time: middle ages, 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: epic, exciting, scenic, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, boys' night, family outing ...
Plot: knight, robin hood, chase, adventure, folk hero, justice, sword fight, courage, betrayal, good versus evil, romance, archer ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, israel, jerusalem, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, scenic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: sword fight, friendship, sword and sorcery, adventure, good versus evil, fantasy world, mythology, monster, magic, river, journey, medieval ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%