Movies like The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
 6.2
 28K
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy, epic, stylized, bad ending, dark, talky ...
Plot: good versus evil, obsessive quest, adventure, wizards and magicians, heroes, mission, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, save the world, dark fantasy, escapades, heroic mission, friendship, friends, curses spells and rituals, elf, witchcraft, goblin, super villain, rivalry, master villain, on the road, wizards, chase ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory

Most similar movies to The Lord of the Rings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and humorous films with plots about good versus evil, danger, heroes, adventure, escapades, imaginary and rivalry mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Animation genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: Fire and Ice (1983), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Princess Mononoke (1997), Epic (2013), Ronal the Barbarian (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, exciting, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, mythology, friendship, imaginary, save the world, creature, heroic mission, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: mine, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Fire and Ice (1983)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, jungle, kidnapping, warrior, fire, ice, adventure, telekinesis, rotoscoping, heroes, danger, vengeance ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Return of the King (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.
Style: epic, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, race against time, partners, against the odds, plague, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, heroes, family, escapades, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all ...
Style: touching, exciting, serious, light, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroes, danger, supernatural ability, master villain, magic ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, emotional, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, princess, adventure, mythology, heroic mission, danger, in the woods, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, demon, prince, wilderness ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, magical, self sacrifice, fantasy world, parallel world, throne, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, adventure ...
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: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, warrior, adventure, imaginary, friendship, battles, save the world, sword and sorcery, ancient, magical, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, friendship, imaginary, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, warrior, magical, wizards, pride and honor, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 96K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, teenage life, save the kingdom, protector, in the woods, young heroes, birds, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ronal is a young barbarian with low self-esteem, the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village. He's a real wuss. However, as fate would have it, responsibility for the tribe's survival falls on Ronal's scrawny ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, feel good, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, good versus evil, daring rescue, friendship, imaginary, barbarian, heroes, youth, danger, loser, friends ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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, captivating, exciting, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventurer, obsessive quest, dragon, courage, journey, monster, adventure, warrior, imaginary, mythology, magical ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Guardians of the Lost Code 3D (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brijes are magical animal spirits that have been in contact with human beings since the beginning of time. Every human had his brije: The human cared for his brije and vice versa. When the human turned 13 the old shamans performed the ritual a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary, legends and myths, space and aliens, escapades, ancient mystery, family, curses spells and rituals, androids and robots, heroes, save the world, time travel, danger ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, danger, good versus evil, friends, animal training, rivalry, obsessive quest, young heroes, escapades, heroic mission, imaginary, dragon ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 15K
Wonder Woman (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, rivalry, ancient mystery, escapades, imaginary, danger, save the world ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen ...
Style: stylized, feel good, surreal, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, race against time, supernatural, pig, sword, adventure, family, friendship, obsessive quest, heroes, curses spells and rituals, friends ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: dungeon, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: exciting, feel good, entertaining, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, daring rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two young rival dragon riding warriors fight to end a 1000 year old war despite the hidden manipulator opposing them.
Style: serious, epic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, magic, princess, good versus evil, rivalry, friendship, master warrior, young heroes, family, imaginary, supernatural, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 12K
Dragon Hunters (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Dragon Hunters is a fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters: the world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly peopled with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: dragon, knight, gold, imaginary, adventure, misfit partners, heroes, obsessive quest, heroic mission, danger, save the world, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Style: not serious, humorous, fairy tale, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, friendship, good versus evil, friends, imaginary, heroes, prince, disorder, reluctant partners, save the day, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 70 min.
Story: With darkness encroaching on the island of Mata Nui, the only hope for the survival of the islanders rests with two Matoran villagers, who must find the seventh Toa and deliver to him the fabled Mask of Light.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, lego, mask, quest, heroic mission, heroes, space and aliens, family, young heroes, master villain, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 156K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, monster, dragon, legends and myths, sin, heroic mission, good versus evil, weakness, ancient, adventurer, vengeance, queen ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Snow Queen (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The ice-cold Snow Queen wishes to turn the world into a frozen landscape, with no light, no joy, no happiness, and no free will. A young man, Kai, is rumored to be the son of a man who is the queen's only remaining threat. He is abducted and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, daring rescue, adventure, young heroes, friendship, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, evil empire, brother sister relationship, folk tale ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Flight of Dragons (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, time travel, fish out of water, friendship, adventure, wizards and magicians, supernatural, heroes, heroic mission, master villain, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, mischievous children, master villain, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mighty Zeus brings Hercules' mother, Alcmene, to Mount Olympus, and Hercules, believing she has been kidnapped, leads a rescue mission to save her. Zeus' jealous wife, Hera, decides that it should now be her time to rule the universe. Hera ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: hercules, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, danger, imaginary, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, superhuman powers, legends and myths, save the day ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: village, family, good versus evil, adventure, family relations, social relations, friends, child birth, heroes, escapades, curses spells and rituals, daring rescue ...
Place: africa, tokyo, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, adventure, fairy, good versus evil, legends and myths, monk, trapped, monastery, underwater, imaginary, obsessive quest, self discovery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, idiotic, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, monster, save the world, card game, fight, duel, battles, imaginary, family, redemption, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: asia, egypt, japan, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, imaginary, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, heroes, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, friends, rivalry, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
One Piece: Strong World (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 20 years after his escape from Impel Down, the legendary pirate Shiki, the Golden Lion, reappears causing massive upheaval to the Marines. During his long seclusion, he was able to come up with a scheme to bring the World Government to his knees. On ...
Style: serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: pirate, friends, supernatural, save the world, marines, disorder, rivalry, kidnapping, good versus evil, world domination, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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