Movies like The Lord of the Rings

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)
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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, psychotronic, stylized, bad ending ...
Plot: good versus evil, obsessive quest, adventure, mission, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, save the world, danger, elf, wizards, escapades, heroic mission, friendship, friends, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, dark fantasy, rivalry, master villain, sword and fantasy, chase, on the road ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s

Most similar movies to The Lord of the Rings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, epic and serious films with plots about escapades, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, danger, rivalry and heroes mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Animation genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: Fire and Ice (1983), Tales from Earthsea (2006), The Flight of Dragons (1982), The Hobbit (1977), How to Train Your Dragon (2010). 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, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, journey, sword and sorcery, friendship, imaginary, save the world, heroic mission, wizards, elf ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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100%
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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: good versus evil, jungle, kidnapping, fire, warrior, adventure, telekinesis, rotoscoping, dark fantasy, danger, heroes, ice ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, captivating, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, elf, wizards, magical, dark fantasy, imaginary, warrior, friendship, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ 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, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, warrior, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, battles, wizards, magical, elf, creature, heroic ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, cult film
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, race against time, battles, elf, friends, against the odds, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, family, escapades, master villain ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ 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, captivating, breathtaking, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, wizards, magical, adventurer, adventure, imaginary, elf, dragon, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, young heroes, heroes, danger, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, magic, supernatural ability, master villain ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, scenic, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, young heroes, talking animals, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, semi serious, exciting, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, time travel, magic, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, heroes, friendship, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, humorous, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, dwarf, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, magic, spider, adventure, family, gold, elf ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: King Arthur and the Knights of Justice is an American animated series. It lasted for two seasons and 13 episodes each. The cartoon was produced by Golden Films, C&D Entertainment and Bohbot Entertainment. The series was created by Diane Eskenazi ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, chosen one, knight, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, danger, rivalry, adventure, family, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This emmy award winner for Best Animated Special is based on the first tale of C.S. Lewis' acclaimed children's books, "The Chronicles of Narnia." When four children pass through a special wardrobe closet, they discover the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: betrayal, youth, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, parallel world, wizards and magicians, righting the wronged, child in peril, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, family, happy ending, adventure, unlikely friendships, imaginary, friends, young kid, vikings, imaginary kingdom, teamwork ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, demon, princess, danger, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, talking animals, in the woods, master warrior, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, tense, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children
Plot: sword, pig, good versus evil, magic, wizards, dragon, supernatural, race against time, adventure, fantasy world, family, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Heavy Metal (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Style: atmospheric, erotic, sexy, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: graphic violence, heavy metal, adventure, good versus evil, space station, nudity (full frontal - brief), intergalactic, space travel, danger, violence, cult, rock ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, pentagon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 162K
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, monster, dragon, heroic mission, good versus evil, sin, tragic hero, magic, viking, escapades, ancient ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: imaginary, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, teenage life, friendship, young heroes, save the kingdom, protector, talking animals, in the woods, queen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, danger, rivalry, heroes, friendship, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Wizards (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 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: epic, surreal, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: good versus evil, magic, surrealism, mutant, post apocalypse, world war two, twins, twin brother, elf, robot, sword fight, assassin ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
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, humorous, witty, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, talking animals, dragon, adventure, friendship, love and romance, opposites attract, swamp, imaginary kingdom, magical, ogre, save the princess ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Winx Club 3D: Чарiвна пригода (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: School for fairies Alfea celebrates the inauguration of the new school year when the party is interrupted by Icy, Darcy and Stormy, the perfidious Trix. The Winx without Bloom, are forced to remedy the confusion created by the witches who, having ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, supernatural ability, disorder, danger, escapades, youth, love and romance, school, imaginary, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thru the Moebius Strip (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future, a young boy travels to an alien world to find his father and learn of his destiny.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary, heroes, benign alien, time travel, estrangement, wizards and magicians, space and aliens, daring rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: semi serious, exciting, stylized, atmospheric
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, save the world, knight, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, obsessive quest, rivalry, danger, heroes, good versus evil, misfit partners ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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, serious, captivating, exciting, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, young heroes, adventure, ancient mystery, good versus evil, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, danger ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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, captivating, tense, light, entertaining ...
Plot: master warrior, adventure, vengeance, destiny, battles, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demons that once almost destroyed the world, are revived by someone. To prevent the world from being destroyed, the demon has to be sealed and the only one who can do it is the shrine maiden Shion from the country of demons, who has two powers; one ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, demon, priestess, master warrior, young heroes, superhuman powers, heroic mission, supernatural ability, heroes, save the world, supernatural, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, Belgium
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, heroes, danger, loser, friends, imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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, exciting, semi serious, captivating, stylized
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, daring rescue, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, imaginary, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, escapades, danger, underwater scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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, rescue, daring rescue, heroes, good versus evil, young heroes, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%