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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
 8.9
 1.5M
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: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, warrior, adventure, imaginary, friendship, battles, save the world, sword and sorcery, ancient, magical, destiny, journey, suspicion, dwarf, elf, monster, courage, artifact, heroic, pride and honor, creature, heroic mission, troll, honor ...
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 scenic films with plots about adventure, destiny, good versus evil, storytelling, fantasy world, dialogue and mentor 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), The Last Samurai (2003), Legend of the Seeker (2008). 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: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, mythology, friendship, imaginary, save the world, creature, heroic mission, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, friendship, imaginary, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, warrior, magical, wizards, pride and honor, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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: epic, captivating, exciting, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventurer, obsessive quest, dragon, courage, journey, monster, adventure, warrior, imaginary, mythology, magical ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, creature, good versus evil, warrior, magical, sword and sorcery, heroes, magic, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, monster ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, dragon, battle, epic battle, battles, adventure, elf, knight, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 54K
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, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, holy grail, folk hero, legends and myths, good versus evil, king arthur, infidelity, king, mythology, magic ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.4
 1.6M
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, twists and turns, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, betrayal, adventure, king, political intrigue, politics, royal family, rivalry, killings, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: vengeance, roman empire, warrior, courage, emperor, gladiator, pride and honor, master warrior, freedom, tragic hero, slavery, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: italy, dungeon, rome italy, germany, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: warrior, samurai, courage, self discovery, battles, human spirit, friendship, dignity, pride and honor, military life, master warrior, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
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, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, adventure, chosen one, imaginary, witch, save the world, magical, ancient, secret, escapades ...
⇓ 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, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, best friends, imaginary, friends, witch, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 698K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
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, harsh, scenic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, legends and myths, battles, ancient, courage, historical character, heroic mission, human spirit, master warrior, war, army ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.1
 118K
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, supernatural ability, young heroes, adventure, danger, legends and myths, fantasy world, heroic mission, chosen one, imaginary, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, obsessive quest, adventure, wizards and magicians, heroes, mission, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, save the world, dark fantasy, escapades ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, serious, light, stylized, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, dark fantasy, race against time, adventure, crystal, mission, imaginary, escapades, imaginary kingdom, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twists and turns, touching, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, witch, wizards and magicians, chosen one, supernatural ability, friendship, magical, fantasy world, school, adventure, best friends, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 40K
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, date night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: bishop, good versus evil, rescue, knight, romance, chase, true love, adventure, solar eclipse, transformation, magic, curse ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: dungeon, france, europe
⇓ 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, magical, self sacrifice, fantasy world, parallel world, throne, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, supernatural, ship, adventure, journey, ocean or sea, afterlife, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, immortality, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, fantasy world, fictional war, magic, video game, adventure, kingdom, warrior, monster, battle, brutality ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 241K
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, captivating, romantic, exciting, light ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, true love, fall in love, adventure, supernatural ability, prince, pirate, magical, chase, love and romance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Action, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, slavery, good versus evil, escapades, cult, gladiator, danger, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 87K
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, friendship, good versus evil, betrayal, battle, adventure, magic, heroes, society, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: semi serious, epic, exciting, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, evil empire, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, intergalactic, good versus evil, attack, rebel, totalitarianism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: young heroes, chosen one, wizards and magicians, magical, supernatural ability, invisibility, witch, good versus evil, magic, wizards, friendship, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: fairy tale, exciting, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, queen, adventure, witch, immortality, magic, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, princess, dark fantasy, deception, snow white ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, prophecy, warrior, courage, chosen one, rescue, mentor, one against many, throne, destiny, camelot ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, dungeon
⇓ 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, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, time travel, chosen one, adventure, destiny, save the world, heroic mission, fight, hopes, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 94K
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, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, prophecy, queen, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, magic, adventurer, apprentice, monster, mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, superhuman powers, good versus evil, legends and myths, adventure, curses spells and rituals, danger, heroic mission, obsessive quest, monster, destiny, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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