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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, atmospheric, stylized, breathtaking, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, warrior, battles, ancient, journey, save the world, destiny, suspicion, dwarf, courage, sword and sorcery, magical, heroic, pride and honor, creature, heroic mission, swords and armor, artifact, monster, army, suicide ...
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, epic, stylized and scenic films with plots about adventure, rivalry, destiny, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and good versus evil mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Excalibur (1981), Game of Thrones (2011), Gladiator (2000), Stardust (2007), Willow (1988). 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: atmospheric, exciting, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, ancient, creature ...
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, epic, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, save the world, pride and honor, heroic mission, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, courage, adventurer, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, dragon, mythology, warrior ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 2010s
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, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, dragon, sword and sorcery, epic battle, battle, battles, adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, creature, swords and armor, warrior, magical, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, heroes, treasure hunt, forest ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 53K
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, stylized, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, king arthur, good versus evil, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle ...
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: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, political intrigue, politics, adventure, king, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, scary
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, best friends, friends, witch, death, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, near future ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: warrior, vengeance, roman empire, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, emperor, heroes, tragic hero, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, germany, rome italy, italy, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
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: betrayal, fall in love, time travel, rivalry, heroes, adventure, prince, love and romance, destiny, princess, on the run, horse ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 237K
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, epic, stylized, captivating, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, chase, supernatural ability, pirate, escapades, love and romance, prince, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1870s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 92K
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, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, prophecy, queen, good versus evil, magic, adventure, apprentice, adventurer, monster, black magic, mission, castle ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ 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: stylized, exciting, epic, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, slavery, good versus evil, barbarian, gladiator, escapades, sword and sorcery, obsessive quest, danger, vengeance, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, stone age, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ 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, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, heroes, wizards and magicians, imaginary, adventure, danger, save the world, mission, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ 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: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, destiny, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, chosen one, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, witch, chosen one, school, wizards and magicians, friendship, supernatural ability, fantasy world, magical, curses spells and rituals, best friends, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 86K
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, touching, emotional, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, immortality, knight, good versus evil, betrayal, friendship, proposal, medieval, army, village, forest, partner ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 39K
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: kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: bishop, good versus evil, rescue, romance, chase, true love, adventure, solar eclipse, transformation, magic, curse, human becomes animal ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: dungeon, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: puppetry, fantasy world, good versus evil, race against time, crystal, mission, puppets, adventure, danger, emperor, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, family, self sacrifice, parallel world, young heroes, king, adventure, queen ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 134K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, ronin, revenge, chosen one, heroes, master warrior, exile, martial arts, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family outing, date night, boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, supernatural, ocean or sea, journey, curses spells and rituals, danger, friendship, afterlife, immortality, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, invisibility, witch, good versus evil, magic, friendship, best friends, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 117K
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, serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, adventure, danger, young heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, chosen one, orphan, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 685K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, courage, battles, ancient, master warrior, human spirit, military, war, historical character, army, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space wars, totalitarianism, adventure, good versus evil, attack, evil empire, power relations, heroic mission, space opera ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, good versus evil, immortality, deception, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, courage, friendship, master warrior, battles, human spirit, war, pride and honor, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
⇓ 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, humorous, entertaining, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, adventure, save the world, imaginary, witch, ancient, magical, chosen one, escapades, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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