Movies and TV shows like Merlin 1998

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Merlin (1998)
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Merlin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: atmospheric, serious, fairy tale, exciting, stylized, light, enigmatic, epic, breathtaking, entertaining
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, betrayal, king arthur, witch, good versus evil, magic, supernatural, mythology, fantasy world, supernatural ability, dark fantasy, medieval, wizards, swashbuckler, destiny, daring rescue, rescue, first contact, witches, technology, vengeance, mentor, beautiful scenery, storytelling, imagination ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london

Most similar movies to Merlin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and fairy tale films and TV series with plots about danger, magic, good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, rivalry and dialogue mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Merlin: Merlin's Apprentice (2006), Excalibur (1981), Legend (1985), Willow (1988), First Knight (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Merlin's Apprentice
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The great sorcerer Merlin has returned to Camelot, a kingdom now vulnerable to ill fates and war since the theft of the Holy Grail, its greatest gift and protection. With the help of Jack, an irascible young beggar-thief imbued with his own unruly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: holy grail, adventure, adventurer, supernatural ability, betrayal, family, daring rescue, obsessive quest, friendship, magic, camelot, true love ...
Time: middle ages
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 52K
Excalibur
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: epic, exciting, serious, scenic, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, king arthur, magic, mythology, good versus evil, adultery, witch, betrayal, vengeance, incest, sword fight, brutality ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 53K
Legend
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily and defeat the ...
Style: stylized, gothic, fairy tale, serious, dark ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, dark fantasy, magic, devil, mythology, witch, sword fight, fantasy world, young heroes, betrayal, imagination ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   84%
 
 7.3
 90K
Willow
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, fairy tale, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, magic, good versus evil, dark fantasy, witch, destiny, sword fight, chase, redemption, dragon, transformation, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 62K
First Knight
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The timeless tale of King Arthur and the legend of Camelot are retold in this passionate period drama. Arthur is reluctant to hand the crown to Lancelot, and Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, romantic, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adventure, king arthur, romance, betrayal, sword fight, medieval, infidelity, knight, love story, love triangle, beautiful scenery, adultery ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   59%
 
Beowulf & Grendel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, UK, Iceland, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to ...
Style: serious, rough, epic, gloomy, scenic ...
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, mythology, vengeance, dark hero, sword fight, dangerous animal, medieval, revenge, beautiful scenery, fantasy world, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   72%
 
 6.7
 13K
Dragonslayer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, fairy tale, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: adventure, dragon, magic, sacrifice, dark fantasy, monster, wizards, heroic mission, fantasy world, medieval, good versus evil, mythology ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
The 10th Kingdom
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, scenic, feel good, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, alternate reality, parallel universe, romance, chase, transformation, friendship, beautiful scenery, secrets, love ...
Place: new york, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
Clash of the Titans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mythology, good versus evil, witch, monster, island, legends and myths, monsters, mentor, wizards, technology, god ...
Time: ancient history, future, 80s
Place: europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
 6.4
 84K
DragonHeart
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, semi serious, fairy tale, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, dragon, immortality, medieval, magic, betrayal, friendship, mentor, chase, knight, king arthur ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, island, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, monster, magic, swashbuckler, mythology, wizards, treasure, fantasy world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
Dungeons & Dragons
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, serious, exciting, awful, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, dragon, fantasy world, maze, destiny, palaces castles and temples, wizards, computer game, chase, master villain ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
 6.1
 27K
Krull
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, fairy tale, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, space opera, dark fantasy, alien, transformation, monster, rescue, sword fight, swashbuckler, magic, fantasy world ...
Time: middle ages, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Season of the Witch
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: suspense, serious, stylized, bad ending, entertaining ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, monk, knight, witches, dark fantasy, demons, medieval, supernatural ability, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
The Sword and the Sorcerer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer's plans to conquer the land.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, sword fight, good versus evil, vengeance, mythology, witch, torture, adventurer, fight scenes, master villain, fantasy world, sword and sorcery ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 6.3
 131K
47 Ronin
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: epic, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, revenge, vengeance, magic, sword fight, witch, mentor, master warrior, mythology, fight scenes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
Jack the Giant Slayer
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: stylized, exciting, fairy tale, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, family, magic, young heroes, giant, betrayal, fantasy world, mythology, good versus evil, rescue, witch, witches ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, monster, chess, witch, magic, transformation, adventurer, wizards, island, mythology, sword fight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
 5.5
 65K
Seventh Son
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, serious, fairy tale, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, dark fantasy, magic, good versus evil, witch, supernatural, destiny, dragon, betrayal, chase, sword fight, fantasy world ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
Snow White and the Huntsman
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: fairy tale, serious, exciting, scenic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, immortality, adventure, snow white, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, danger, evil stepmother, rivalry, against the odds, save the kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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 ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, destiny, war, courage, magic, sword fight, betrayal, suspicion, mythology, fantasy world ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
A Kid in King Arthur's Court
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, date night
Plot: time travel, adventure, family, king arthur, magic, baseball, young heroes, friendship, medieval, childhood, cinderella story, culture clash ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: california, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   55%
 
 7.0
 38K
Ladyhawke
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, captivating, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: romance, true love, good versus evil, adventure, transformation, bishop, magic, rescue, chase, curse, sword fight, prison escape ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: europe, france, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
Clash of the Titans
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: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mythology, immortality, destiny, sacrifice, magic, revenge, superhuman powers, god, sword fight, dialogue, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
Conan the Destroyer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, magic, sword fight, monster, transformation, violence, master warrior, destiny, wizards, fantasy world, supernatural ability, mythology ...
Time: ancient history, 80s, prehistoric times, year 1984, stone age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
The Beastmaster
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, sword fight, good versus evil, vengeance, magic, village, superhero, animals, death, blood, heroic mission, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic
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: exciting, epic, serious, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, witch, mentor, christian, parallel universe, betrayal, sword fight, young heroes, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 5.1
 115K
Eragon
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: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, dragon, good versus evil, destiny, magic, coming of age, family, mythology, supernatural ability, wizards, book ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, family, book, good versus evil, destiny, magic, young heroes, imagination, memory, memory loss, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
Jason and the Argonauts
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to his home land of Thessaly after a long voyage to claim his rightful throne. He learns, however, that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. To do so, he must embark on an epic quest fraught ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, mythology, supernatural, monster, ship, good versus evil, sword fight, mentor, island, transformation, betrayal, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
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