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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
 8.9
 1.6M
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 lord's realm.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, atmospheric, interesting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, warrior, battles, friendship, imaginary, wizards, sword and sorcery, save the world, monster, elf, magical, destiny, ancient, creature, journey, sorcerer, suspicion, supernatural ability, dwarf, heroic, courage, troll, artifact ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, epic, stylized and visually appealing films with plots about adventure, good versus evil, fantasy world, storytelling, mentor, destiny and dialogue mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Game of Thrones (2011), Warcraft: The Beginning (2016), Legend of the Seeker (2008), Gladiator (2000), Excalibur (1981). 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, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, friendship, imaginary, mythology, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
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, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, elf, wizards, imaginary, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the world, warrior, magical, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, creature, magical, warrior, elf, adventure, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, monster, dragon, heroes ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, obsessive quest, dragon, adventurer, wizards, adventure, magical, warrior, monster, courage ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, elf, imaginary kingdom, battles, sword and sorcery, wizards and magicians, epic battle, dragon, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, knight ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.3
 1.7M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, fantasy world, adventure, king, incest, political intrigue, betrayal, royal family, sex scene, killings, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, supernatural ability, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, teacher, supernatural, magic, young heroes, sorcerer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, year 1998, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scenic, psychotronic, epic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fantasy world, magic, good versus evil, wizards, adventure, video game, fictional war, kingdom, monster, warrior, creature ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, adventure, chosen one, save the world, witch, imaginary, supernatural power, escapades, ancient ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.3M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, pride and honor, courage, slavery, sword fight, heroes, master warrior, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, spain, germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 56K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, witch, king arthur, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, folk hero, arthurian legend, legends and myths, infidelity, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, adventure, talking animals, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 121K
Eragon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, adventure, chosen one, young heroes, imaginary, legends and myths, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, rivalry, heroes, betrayal, time travel, fall in love, princess, imaginary, prince, destiny, on the run, king ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ...
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, heroes, imaginary kingdom, mission, elf, imaginary, save the world, danger, escapades ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 121K
The Great Wall (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychotronic, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: monster, siege, dark fantasy, archer, warrior, army, creature, attack, courage, heroism, good versus evil, massacre ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 11th century
Place: china, latin america, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Style: exciting, light, epic, intense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, save the world, heroes, time travel, chosen one, adventure, destiny, heroic mission, fight, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 99K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, epic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, queen, prophecy, imaginary kingdom, magic, heroic mission, monster, adventurer, dungeon ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, stylized, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, chosen one, mentor, rescue, courage, prophecy, destiny, camelot, one against many, sword and fantasy ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, prince, dragon, family, obsessive quest, wizards, ship, heroes, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful ...
Style: feel good, exciting, serious, saga, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, good versus evil, witch, parallel world, queen, fantasy world, king, sibling relationship, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 1.1M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, interracial romance, benign alien, space and aliens, space travel, scientist, warrior, alien planet, adventure, creature ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 158K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, immortality, army, mythology, adventure, legends and myths, god, greek, fight for supremacy, battles, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, supernatural, journey, adventure, danger, afterlife, friendship, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, swashbuckler, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, journey ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, supernatural ability, wizards, bravery, magic, good versus evil, witch, adventure, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1997, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: serious, exciting, light, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, wizards, parallel universe, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 42K
Ladyhawke (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: bishop, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, knight, romance, chase, true love, solar eclipse, transformation, magic, curse ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 90K
DragonHeart (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, entertaining, scenic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, knight, immortality, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, betrayal, medieval, battle, battles, magic ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 720K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, army, legends and myths, ancient, heroic mission, human spirit, war, soldier, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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