Movies like The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
 6.2
 27K
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, psychedelic, bad ending, dark ...
Plot: obsessive quest, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, danger, save the world, mission, escapades, heroic mission, friendship, friends, curses spells and rituals, master villain, rivalry, dark fantasy, on the road, chase, buddies, monster, demon, journey, elf ...
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, humorous and serious films with plots about adventure, good versus evil, heroes, danger, imaginary, escapades 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), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), The Hobbit (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 8K
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, fire, warrior, 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, stylized, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: race against time, good versus evil, heroes, supernatural ability, partners, escapades, chases and races, master villain, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, family, save the world ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, save the world, sword and sorcery, journey, heroic mission, mythology, ancient ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: mine, 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: serious, offbeat, touching, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, danger, young heroes, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, heroes, priest, vengeance, swords and armor ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, adventure, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, demon, wolf, prince, wilderness, feral child ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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%
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, dragon, adventure, family, vikings, journey, warrior, imaginary, training, animal training, teamwork, good versus evil ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 11K
The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dwarf, dragon, good versus evil, supernatural ability, magic, treasure, adventure, family, gold, spider, imaginary, young heroes ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, 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: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, courage, adventurer, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, dragon, journey, mythology, warrior ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 2010s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Heavenly Sword (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film's plot follows that of the game closely. Nariko, a member of an ancient tribe who have guarded an ancient magical sword for thousands of years, is charged with bringing the sword to its destined wielder, a deity reincarnated who will ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: master warrior, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, race against time, danger, wizards and magicians, battles, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 95K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, 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, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, friendship, protector, teenage life, save the kingdom, in the woods, queen, young heroes, birds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the time before time, six unlikely Matoran find themselves transformed into mighty Toa. The new Toa Metru must prove themselves as true heroes, find the missing Toa Lhikan, and uncover a plot that threatens the heart of Metru Nui.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: a.i., imaginary, adventure, imaginary kingdom, family, save the world, leadership, heroes, race against time, danger, androids and robots, master villain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, lego, mask, quest, imaginary kingdom, master villain, androids and robots, young heroes, heroic mission, imaginary, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, adventure, friends, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, obsessive quest, young heroes, escapades, heroic mission, heroes, disorder ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 14K
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: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, rivalry, ancient mystery, danger, imaginary, escapades, save the world ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 11K
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: atmospheric, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, knight, gold, misfit partners, heroic mission, obsessive quest, heroes, rescue, adventurer, adventure, imaginary, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: kids, family outing
Plot: princess, magic, dragon, rescue, wizards and magicians, friends, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family, heroes, ancient mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: goofy hero, adventure, good versus evil, daring rescue, friendship, imaginary, barbarian, heroes, youth, heroic mission, friends, loser ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, race against time, supernatural, sword, pig, adventure, family, friendship, escapades, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: britain, england, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: stylized, touching, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, invisibility, dragon, unicorn, prince, wizards and magicians, adventure, friendship, music, daring rescue, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: captivating, exciting, sweet, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, friendship, imaginary, heroic mission, foe turned friend, family, evil empire, brother sister relationship, folk tale ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.2
 154K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, sin, dragon, heroic mission, legends and myths, folk hero, good versus evil, weakness, vengeance, ancient, duel ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, scenic, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, family, heroic mission, in the woods, birds, heroes, owl, animal life, imaginary, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, family, escapades, imaginary, daring rescue, heroic mission, mischievous children, master villain, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, youth, 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, family outing, teens
Plot: hercules, heroes, good versus evil, escapades, danger, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, legends and myths, superhuman powers, save the day ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magic, mischievous children, supernatural, small town, family relations ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: feel good, exciting, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: village, family, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, heroes, wise man, rivalry, village life, curses spells and rituals, hopes, parents and children ...
Place: africa, tokyo, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The archenemies of the Winx Club, the Trix witches, team up with the evil nymph Politea and find out that, to defeat the fairies once and for all and become invincible, it takes very little: a Pearl hidden in the Deep of the Infinite Ocean! As small ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: underwater, rivalry, friendship, wizards and magicians, friends, ocean or sea, adventure, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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