Movies like The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
 6.2
 29K
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, cult film, stylized, bad ending, dark ...
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, heroes, mission, save the world, imaginary, danger, escapades, heroic mission, friendship, friends, curses spells and rituals, dark fantasy, elf, wizards, witchcraft, goblin, rivalry, master villain, chase, on the road, buddies ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times

Most similar movies to The Lord of the Rings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, serious and visually appealing films with plots about rivalry, heroes, escapades, adventure, good versus evil, danger and imaginary mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Animation genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: Tales from Earthsea (2006), Fire and Ice (1983), Princess Mononoke (1997), Epic (2013), The Black Cauldron (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, stylized, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, warrior, friendship, mythology, save the world, medieval ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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: exciting, touching, serious, light, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, danger, young heroes, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, heroes, master villain, supernatural ability, magic ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ 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, adult animation, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ice, good versus evil, jungle, kidnapping, warrior, fire, adventure, telekinesis, rotoscoping, dark fantasy, danger, heroes ...
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: race against time, good versus evil, supernatural, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, friends, battles, save the world, plague, on the road, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, atmospheric, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, magical, self sacrifice, legends and myths, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, exciting, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, princess, danger, heroic mission, demon, curses spells and rituals, master warrior, in the woods, wilderness, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: epic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary, save the world, imaginary kingdom, friendship, elf, wizards, magical, sword and sorcery, warrior ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, warrior, battles, imaginary, friendship, sword and sorcery, save the world, ancient, magical, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, 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, captivating, exciting, scenic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, obsessive quest, adventurer, imaginary, monster, adventure, magical, courage, dragon, journey, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 98K
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, kids, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary, imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, teenage life, protector, save the kingdom, young heroes, birds, family, scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surreal, feel good, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, race against time, sword, pig, adventure, family, friendship, heroes, danger, zombie, rescue ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: adventure, pirate, daring rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger, disney, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, chosen one, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, recruit, superhuman powers ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, princess, magic, adventure, heroic mission, young heroes, daring rescue, rescue, good versus evil, heroes, supernatural ability, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: stylized, exciting, serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, legends and myths, heroic mission, rivalry, parallel world, alien encounter, save the world, supernatural, time travel, danger ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: lego, good versus evil, heroic mission, young heroes, save the world, adventure, a.i., rivalry, imaginary, escapades, androids and robots, friendship ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ 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, semi serious, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dragon, misfit partners, adventurer, save the world, knight, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, obsessive quest, adventure, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 4K
Strings (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Strings is a mythological story about the son of a king, Hal Tara, who sets out on a journey to avenge the death of his father. To his surprise he discovers the truth of his own people - and where he least expects it - he finds true love.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroic mission, good versus evil, vengeance, rivalry, adventure, heroes, fall in love, ruler, imaginary, escapades, emperor, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, friends, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, obsessive quest, escapades, imaginary, dragon, animal training ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
We Are the Strange (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two outcasts fight for survival in a sinister fantasy world. Their lives are constantly in jeopardy after they're caught in the middle of a deadly battle between bizarre monsters on their way to the ice cream shop.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, semi serious, experimental ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, good versus evil, survival, danger, parallel world, heroes, adventure, deadly creature, escapades, store, monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, female warrior, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, vengeance, rivalry, ancient mystery, escapades, imaginary, danger ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ 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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, save the world, battles, imaginary, monster, fight, adventure, secret identity, young heroes, heroic mission, superhero ...
Time: future
Place: asia, egypt, middle east, africa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: fairy tale, not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, friendship, good versus evil, imaginary, friends, heroes, prince, disorder, reluctant partners, save the day, rivalry ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Snow Queen (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia, India, USA, Portugal, Brazil, Iran
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, daring rescue, young heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, evil empire, folk tale, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, time travel, fish out of water, friendship, wizards and magicians, heroes, master villain, danger, supernatural, rescue ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.2
 158K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, dragon, monster, sin, heroic mission, tragic hero, good versus evil, vikings, weakness, ancient, adventurer ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Onigamiden - Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, emotional, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, self discovery, destiny, time travel, danger, battles, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Upon discovery of a shard of what could be the Loc-Nar, a miner named Tyler becomes possessed with an insatiable hunger for power and a thirst for immortality. On his way to the planet of youth, Tyler wipes out most of a space colony and kidnaps a ...
Style: stylized, sexy, exciting, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, female protagonist, dark heroine, destiny, space station, vengeance, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, obsessive quest, good versus evil, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, master villain, escapades, mischievous children, imaginary, heroes, daring rescue, kids in trouble, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Legend of Sarila (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three young Inuits set off in search of a promised land to save their clan from starvation.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: legends and myths, obsessive quest, good versus evil, heroic mission, save the day, wilderness, danger, escapades, rivalry, secret place, dirty old man, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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