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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, exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, light, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, warrior, suspicion, dwarf, ancient, courage, heroic mission, magical, save the world, creature, heroic, pride and honor, swords and armor, journey, artifact, volcano, quest, giant spider, destiny, ghost ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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, stylized, epic and serious films with plots about adventure, good versus evil, destiny, fantasy world, magic, storytelling and escapades mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Excalibur (1981), Game of Thrones (2011), Gladiator (2000), Willow (1988), Stardust (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, fantasy world, medieval, curses spells and rituals ...
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, friendship, save the world, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, adventurer, courage, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, fantasy world, dragon, invisibility, wizards and magicians ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, dragon, epic battle, battle, sword and sorcery, adventure, battles, treasure hunt, corruption, heroic mission, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, treasure hunt, creature, dragon, adventure, swords and armor, heroic, dwarf, warrior, magical, giant spider ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 52K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, king, legends and myths, rise and fall, holy grail, infidelity, king arthur, magic, adultery, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.5
 1.4M
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: captivating, atmospheric, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, palaces castles and temples, politics, political intrigue, royal family, adventure, killings, strong sexual content, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, master warrior, emperor, revenge, warrior, slavery, heroes, tragic hero, courage, freedom, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, spain, germany, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: heroes, betrayal, rivalry, fall in love, time travel, danger, adventure, destiny, on the run, prince, horse, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, scary
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, chosen one, magical, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, best friends, friends, curses spells and rituals, master villain, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 90K
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: epic, exciting, offbeat, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, prophecy, queen, good versus evil, adventure, magic, baby, monster, black magic, mission, castle, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 233K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: feel good, stylized, fairy tale, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, supernatural ability, chase, escapades, pirate, love and romance, race against time, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 84K
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, semi serious, touching, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, immortality, knight, good versus evil, army, partner, forest, village, battle, revenge, adventure, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ 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, serious, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, wizards and magicians, heroes, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, danger, save the world, mission, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, vengeance, good versus evil, gladiator, sword and sorcery, barbarian, slavery, adventure, escapades, murder, cannibalism, princess ...
Time: ancient history, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 672K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, harsh, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, courage, master warrior, war, legends and myths, battles, soldier, gory, army, historical character, ancient, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, surreal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, ocean or sea, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, journey, danger, afterlife, friendship, immortality, courage ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 115K
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: serious, epic, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, danger, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, legends and myths, heroes, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, family, fantasy world, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, martial arts, destiny, chosen one, save the world, master warrior, heroic mission, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, scenic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, immortality, good versus evil, adventure, danger, deception, curses spells and rituals, witch, magic, imaginary kingdom, snow white, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, adventure, save the world, ancient, magical, imaginary, witch, escapades, chosen one, loss of parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, wizards and magicians, chosen one, supernatural ability, magical, invisibility, best friends, adventure, magic, witch, teleportation, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.4
 90K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, adventure, rescue, chaos and mayhem, immortality, danger, save the day, afterlife, desert, legends and myths, redemption ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 150K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, legends and myths, good versus evil, army, adventure, battles, fight for supremacy, mythology, vengeance, greek, legendary, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, empress, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, master villain, loss, emperor, oppression ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, space opera, rebellion, totalitarianism, heroic mission, power relations, evil empire ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, legends and myths, mythology, good versus evil, danger, heroic mission, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, greek mythology, sea monster ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, entertaining, suspenseful, scenic, epic ...
Plot: good versus evil, video game, sorcerer, magic, adventure, fantasy world, fictional war, kingdom, battle, brutality, fight scenes, sword and sorcery ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, immortality, adventure, wizards and magicians, plague, reluctant partners, imaginary, good versus evil, magic, danger, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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