Movies like The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
 6.2
 34K
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, scenic, serious, epic, exciting, adult animation, bad ending, dark, talky, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, mission, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, heroes, wizards, witchcraft, elf, friendship, friends, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, medieval, mythology, magic, monster, warrior, fortress, save the world, dragon, technology, chase, sword and sorcery ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric times

Most similar movies to The Lord of the Rings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out visually appealing, stylized, cult film and exciting films with plots about adventure, good versus evil, danger, storytelling, dialogue, escapades and mentor mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Animation genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: Fire and Ice (1983), The Black Cauldron (1985), Heavy Metal (1981), The Hobbit (1977), The Flight of Dragons (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fire and Ice (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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: adult animation, dark fantasy, stylized, sexy, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, warrior, good versus evil, adventure, telekinesis, fire, kidnapping, distopia, heroes, barbarian, supernatural, violence ...
Time: prehistory, 80s, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
93%
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%
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 ⇓
89%
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The Return of the King (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, 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: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: elf, sword and sorcery, ancient, battles, good versus evil, race against time, friends who live together, giant spider, tower, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, on the road ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 Black Cauldron (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, tense, gothic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: magic, good versus evil, pig, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, princess, beast, witch, wizards, mythology, supernatural, disney ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 36K
Heavy Metal (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Style: adult animation, sexy, atmospheric, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), good versus evil, adventure, space station, graphic violence, violence, androids and robots, spacecraft, space travel, robot, zombie, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: pentagon, new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.7
 15K
The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 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, harsh, lyrical ...
Audience: kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards, supernatural ability, good versus evil, family, adventure, dragon, medieval, magic, mythology, spider, giant spider ...
Time: 70s, prehistory, 80s, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, sweet, colourful, talky, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, time travel, adventure, good versus evil, magic, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes, friendship, supernatural, master villain, rescue ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ 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, adult animation, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, magic, supernatural ability, master villain, supernatural ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, wolf, mythology, human animal relationship, demon, forest, human spirit, talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, nature, hopes ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: feel good, fairy tale, exciting, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dragon, friendship, viking, adventure, unlikely friendships, family, friends, father son relationship, young kid, creature, teamwork, happy ending ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
60%
 6.3
 169K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, adult animation, fairy tale, dark fantasy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: viking, mythology, monster, dragon, good versus evil, heroic mission, legends and myths, magic, beast, escapades, adventure, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 106K
Epic (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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: feel good, exciting, humorous, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, teenage life, friendship, save the kingdom, young heroes, daughter, protector, father daughter relationship, flying, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.3
 12K
Wizards (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An ambiguous battle between good and evil wages in a post-apocalyptic earth populated by netherworld creatures who have re-emerged after the nuclear winter. Two wizard twin brothers - the evil Blackwolf and the good Avatar - battle for supremacy. ...
Style: adult animation, psychedelic, surreal, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, magic, sword and sorcery, mutant, villain turns good, dark future, world war two, surrealism, good versus evil, wizards, technology, elf ...
Time: future, near future, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.1
 24K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: melancholic, touching, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, adventure, mischievous children, wizards, dragon, imagination, parallel universe, children, magic wand, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Style: surreal, humorous, fairy tale, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magic, surrealism, orphan, adventure, friendship, youth, family, giant, disney, aunt, young heroes, wish come true ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, england, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
Style: fairy tale, touching, atmospheric, feel good, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: mouse, heroic mission, lifesaver, adventure, friendship, against the odds, laboratory, rat, rescue, illness, heroes, cure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
All Star Superman (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intense, tense, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superman character, save the world, justice, transformation, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, space and aliens, rivalry, secret identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.
Style: intense, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, adventure, betrayal, frame up, intergalactic, heroic mission, law enforcement, pilot, theft, secret identity, supernatural ability ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Once upon a time... in the far away kingdom of Dor... lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mouse, adventurer, friendship, hopes, daring rescue, self discovery, society, rebellion, escapades, anthropomorphic mouse, anthropomorphic animal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, dark fantasy, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, medieval, magic, arthurian legend, transformation, talking animals, adventure, destiny, witch, king arthur, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: 1930s, middle ages
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 308K
Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, parody, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, princess, dragon, happy ending, donkey, adventure, magic, family, prince, rescue, fantasy world, funeral ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Ketchum must put his skill to the test when he attempts to save the world from destruction. The Greedy Pokemon collector Lawrence III throws the universe into chaos after disrupting the balance of nature by capturing one of the Pokemon birds ...
Style: humorous, intense, splatter, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pokemon, disaster, superhero, adventure, catastrophe, collector, greed, violence, twists and turns, police investigation, life philosophy, sexualized violence ...
Time: 2000s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two years have passed since the final battle with Sephiroth. Though Midgar, city of mako, city of prosperity, has been reduced to ruins, its people slowly but steadily walk the road to reconstruction. However, a mysterious illness called Geostigma ...
Style: visually appealing, exciting, stylized, adult animation, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: heroic mission, motorcycle chase, video game, rescue, fantasy world, creature, androids and robots, fight, enemy, adventure, heroes, warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Munich, Germany, 1923. Two years have passed since Edward Elric was dragged from his own world to ours, leaving behind his country, his friends and his younger brother, Alphonse. Stripped of his alchemical powers, he has been all this time ...
Style: suspense, stylized, atmospheric, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alchemy, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, master villain, curses spells and rituals, ethnic slur, army, body swapping, catastrophe, brutality, brothers ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, munich germany, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 676K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, funny, epic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: princess, dragon, talking animals, adventure, magic, stereotypes, friendship, love and romance, reluctant partners, imaginary kingdom, unlikely friendships, ogre ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 115K
The Lorax (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Style: entertaining, colourful, feel good, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: disney, family, environmental, childhood, deforestation, adventure, justice, talking animals, friendship, environmentalism, young heroes, ecology ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%