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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: 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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, interesting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, warrior, battles, imaginary, friendship, sword and sorcery, save the world, ancient, magical, destiny, journey, suspicion, creature, wizards, dwarf, monster, courage, elf, troll, artifact, heroic, pride and honor, heroic mission ...
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, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and mythology mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Game of Thrones (2011), Legend of the Seeker (2008), Gladiator (2000), Warcraft: The Beginning (2016), 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, stylized, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, warrior, friendship, mythology, save the world, medieval ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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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: epic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary, save the world, imaginary kingdom, friendship, elf, wizards, magical, sword and sorcery, warrior ...
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: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, creature, magical, warrior, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, heroes, elf, swords and armor, magic ...
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: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, obsessive quest, adventurer, imaginary, monster, adventure, magical, courage, dragon, journey, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, elf, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, epic battle, dragon, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, battles, sword fight ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, adventure, incest, king, political intrigue, betrayal, fantasy world, sex scene, royal family, killings, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, good versus evil, friendship, chosen one, imaginary, teacher, supernatural, supernatural ability, young heroes, sorcerer, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1998, 2010s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, entertaining, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, save the world, magical, chosen one, adventure, witch, imaginary, escapades, ancient, prophecy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, atmospheric, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, magical, self sacrifice, legends and myths, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, breathtaking, captivating, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, pride and honor, courage, slavery, master warrior, revenge, tragic hero, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, italy, rome italy, germany, spain
⇓ 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, epic, visually appealing ...
Plot: fantasy world, sorcerer, magic, adventure, good versus evil, fictional war, video game, monster, kingdom, warrior, battle, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 55K
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: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, king arthur, witch, mythology, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, folk hero, arthurian legend, legends and myths, infidelity, magic ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ 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, time travel, rivalry, betrayal, fall in love, princess, heroes, imaginary, love and romance, prince, destiny, on the run ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 120K
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, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, legends and myths, adventure, supernatural ability, young heroes, imaginary, chosen one, heroic mission, danger, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: alien, fantasy world, culture clash, benign alien, space and aliens, interracial romance, scientist, adventure, space travel, warrior, interracial relations, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 119K
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, surprise ending, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: monster, siege, dark fantasy, archer, warrior, army, creature, attack, massacre, good versus evil, courage, explosion ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: china, latin america, egypt
⇓ 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, bleak, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, young heroes, supernatural ability, wizards, good versus evil, friendship, adventure, teleportation, mission, bravery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: adventure, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, heroes, mission, save the world, imaginary, danger, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 7.3
 97K
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: exciting, epic, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fairy, adventure, good versus evil, queen, prophecy, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, magic, adventurer, apprentice, dungeon, monster ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: ship, pirate, adventure, supernatural, journey, danger, ocean or sea, afterlife, friendship, curses spells and rituals, swashbuckler, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, wizards, race against time, adventure, crystal, mission, escapades, imaginary, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA
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: battles, knight, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, pride and honor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east, england, israel ...
⇓ 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: family outing, kids, date night, pre-teens
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%
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 7.2
 471K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, mythology, army, betrayal, sword fight, courage, tragic hero, forbidden love, conquering, ancient, battlefield, heroic ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, save the world, heroes, time travel, chosen one, adventure, destiny, heroic mission, fight, hopes, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 89K
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, betrayal, battle, magic, society, heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, epic, saga ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, good versus evil, witch, queen, parallel world, fantasy world, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, deception, adventure, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
⇓ 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: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, witch, ship, good versus evil, family, wizards, obsessive quest, prince, adventure, mouse, boat ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, prophecy, chosen one, courage, rescue, mentor, destiny, camelot, sword, throne ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, twists and turns, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: witch, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, adventure, chosen one, friendship, magical, supernatural ability, fantasy world, magic, curses spells and rituals, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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