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, serious, exciting, scenic, gloomy, epic, awful, interesting, fairy tale, stylized ...
Plot: obsessive quest, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, danger, save the world, mission, heroic mission, escapades, master villain, friendship, curses spells and rituals, friends, on the road, fantasy world, rivalry, dark fantasy, magic, chase, super villain, fictional country, blood ...
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 exciting, stylized, serious and fairy tale films with plots about danger, heroes, imaginary, adventure, good versus evil, 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), Heavenly Sword (2014), Epic (2013). 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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, jungle, rotoscoping, ice, fire, telekinesis, warrior, kidnapping, adventure, master villain, village, master warrior ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ 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, serious, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dragon, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, danger, heroes, master villain, supernatural ability, magic ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ 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, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, race against time, adventure, on the road, master villain, tower, supernatural ability, family, save the world, friendship, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ 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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, epic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, warrior, ancient, save the world, journey, sword and sorcery, destiny ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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: exciting, captivating, stylized, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, princess, heroic mission, danger, in the woods, demon, wolf, feral child, heroes, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, medieval, mythology ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, 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, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, save the world, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: serious, exciting
Plot: master warrior, obsessive quest, vengeance, adventure, destiny, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, courage, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, mythology, dragon, invisibility ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, in the woods, imaginary, friendship, queen, teenage life, save the kingdom, protector, birds, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: dwarf, dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, magic, adventurer, gold, spider, family, master villain, young heroes ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, friends, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, youth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, androids and robots, daring rescue, race against time, family, save the world, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, misfit partners, adventure, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, adventurer, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, lego, mask, quest, good versus evil, androids and robots, young heroes, best friend, save the world, heroic mission, family, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, barbarian, friendship, imaginary, village, heroes, heroic mission, danger, youth ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, family, in the woods, heroic mission, birds, owl, heroes, talking animals, imaginary, animal life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Movie in collections
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, adventure, master warrior, supernatural ability, young heroes, ancient mystery, daring rescue, family, good versus evil, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, unicorn, prince, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, invisibility, dragon, curses spells and rituals, friendship, music, magic show ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, imaginary kingdom, training, imaginary, journey, warrior, animal training, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 132K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, cat, talking cat, friendship, save the day, escapades, good versus evil, talking animals, treasure hunt, magic, happy ending ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: offbeat, serious, exciting
Plot: pirate, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, disorder, master villain, good versus evil, save the world, uninhibited rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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: semi serious, surreal, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, pig, sword, adventure, supernatural, race against time, friendship, palaces castles and temples, rescue, family, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: britain, england, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, sin, dragon, heroic mission, mythology, legends and myths, folk hero, curse, weakness, vengeance, ancient, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, feel good, colourful, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, in the woods, legends and myths, trapped, monastery, sea monster, underwater, monk, fairy, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, sweet, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, daring rescue, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, family, heroic mission, foe turned friend, witchcraft, brother sister relationship, folk tale ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: underwater, curses spells and rituals, adventure, imaginary kingdom, ocean or sea, fairy, good versus evil, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Horus, a kid living in a unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: young, adventure, young heroes, obsessive quest, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, family, imaginary, odd couple, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, master villain, young heroes, family, friendship, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%