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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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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 lord's realm.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, heroic, breathtaking, stylized, atmospheric, serious, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, battles, wizards, magical, elf, monster, sorcerer, creature, heroic mission, save the world, dwarf, courage, journey, sword and sorcery, ancient, king, destiny, pride and honor, sword fight, supernatural ability ...
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, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about adventure, fight scenes, sword, betrayal, destiny, fantasy world and good versus evil mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Warcraft (2016), Game of Thrones (2011), 300 (2006), Immortals (2011), Gladiator (2000). 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: exciting, atmospheric, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, journey, friendship, sword and sorcery, heroic mission, wizards, mythology, sword fight ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
98%
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, dark fantasy, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, elf, warrior, magical, imaginary, wizards, save the world, friendship, 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, heroic, exciting, dark fantasy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: warrior, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, fantasy world, elf, creature, dragon, adventurer, sword and sorcery, adventure, wizards ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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, dark fantasy, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, wizards, warrior, dragon, magical, adventurer, wizards and magicians, imaginary, elf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: battles, good versus evil, elf, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, sword and sorcery, dragon, knight, wizards and magicians, wizards, heroic mission, fantasy world ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Warcraft (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Canada, Japan
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: dark fantasy, exciting, psychotronic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fantasy world, magic, wizards, giant creature, kingdom, warrior, good versus evil, creature, adventure, monster, invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, intrigue, king, dragon, adventure, incest, throne, imaginary, political intrigue, betrayal, power struggle, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 754K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
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, heroic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, war, ancient, legends and myths, soldier, army, sword fight, human spirit, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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, psychotronic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, chosen one, camelot, throne, mentor, excalibur, courage, sword, sword and fantasy, resistance ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, epic, exciting, serious, saga ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, prince, witch, good versus evil, queen, parallel world, centaur, talking animals, king, lion, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.0
 164K
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, heroic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, immortality, army, greek, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, heroes, greek god, ancient, god ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 1.4M
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, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, tragic hero, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, italy, germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, heroic, dark fantasy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, magical, imaginary, adventure, save the world, sorcerer, chosen one, witch, escapades, ancient ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 59K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: 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, king arthur, witch, arthurian legend, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, legends and myths, folk hero, sword fight, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, serious, dark fantasy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, adventure, mission, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, save the world, elf, wizards ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
⇓ 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, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, talking animals, heroes, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 106K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, 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, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, fairy, black magic, prophecy, queen, magic, heroic mission, wizards, castle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, scientist, space travel, alien planet, adventure, space and aliens, warrior, creature, benign alien, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, war, siege, king, christianity, crusade, sword fight, crusader, adventure, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, holy land, england, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mythica: The Darkspore (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Teela’s sister is murdered and a powerful relic stolen, Marek and her friends face a sinister new enemy – Kishkumen, a foreign mystic bent on reclaiming the Darkspore for his master Szorlok. Armed with twin maps, Marek and her team race ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, intense, suspense ...
Plot: elf, magic, magical object, female protagonist, dragon, sword and sorcery, sword fight, portal, warrior, adventure, good versus evil, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
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: dark fantasy, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: magic, chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, young heroes, wizards, supernatural ability, magic wand, witch, journey, boarding school, bravery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 1997, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: visually appealing, captivating, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, obsessive quest, fantasy world, good versus evil, wizards, dragon, prince, family, quest, female warrior, adventure ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dark fantasy, stylized, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, magic, magic wand, imaginary, sorcerer, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 2017, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: biblical, epic, stylized, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: ancient egypt, prophet, religion, bible, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, christian, slavery ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, xian, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, war, friendship, honor, loyalty, japanese history ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, journey, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, friendship, courage, afterlife, immortality, determination, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 124K
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: epic, exciting, serious, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, supernatural ability, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, monster, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, god, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: absurd, scenic, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, tarzan, feral child, animal attack, gorilla, slavery, revenge, survival, betrayal, brutality, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: africa, london, united kingdom, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, time travel, escapades, fall in love, princess, danger, imaginary, king, prince ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%