Movies and TV shows like Merlin 1998

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Merlin (1998)
 7.1
 21K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining, serious, stylized, epic, dark fantasy, allegory ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards, king arthur, wizards and magicians, knight, good versus evil, adventure, sorcerer, dragon, witch, betrayal, supernatural, friendship, heroes, love and romance, rescue, mythology, escapades, rivalry, camelot, magic, vengeance, christianity, fairy, supernatural ability, friends ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: london

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Most similar movies to Merlin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, epic and serious films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, heroes, magic and good versus evil mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Merlin: The 10th Kingdom (2000), The Mists of Avalon (2001), Merlin's Apprentice (2006), Legend (1985), Excalibur (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, king arthur, knight, witch, supernatural ability, magical, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, dragon, camelot, royal family, prince ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
TV show
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, feel good, exciting, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, adventure, fairy, good versus evil, journey, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, imaginary, friends, friendship, creature, parallel world ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: A unique re-working of the Arthurian epic, based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon tells the familiar tale but with an important twist: The story is told through the eyes of the women who wielded power behind King ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: arthurian legend, imaginary, heroes, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, magic, sword fight, state affairs, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, siblings relations ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: holy grail, wizards and magicians, magic, adventure, camelot, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, arthurian legend, heroic mission, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 6.4
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Legend (1985)
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: fairy tale, gothic, stylized, serious, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sorcerer, imaginary kingdom, warrior, devil, elf, magic, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, adventure, fictional war, princess ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 60K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: 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, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, king arthur, witch, arthurian legend, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, legends and myths, folk hero, sword fight, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, talking animals, heroes, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 107K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, 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: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, fairy, black magic, prophecy, queen, magic, heroic mission, wizards, castle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, king arthur, imaginary kingdom, camelot, wizards and magicians, royal family, wizards, legends and myths, king, heroic mission, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 6K
Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, dragon, island, magic, prophecy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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, epic, captivating, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: king, fantasy world, dragon, intrigue, adventure, incest, throne, imaginary, political intrigue, betrayal, power struggle, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, dragon, fantasy world, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, adventure, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as face off against his evil former friend, Vendiger, whom ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, adventure, legends and myths, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, danger, rivalry, battles, heroes, king ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: knight, legends and myths, throne, dishonesty, rivalry, heroes, daring rescue, adventure, danger, folk hero, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a television series, filmed in New Zealand and the United States. It was produced from 1995, and was very loosely based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles. It ran for six seasons, producing ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, feel good, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, hercules, heroes, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, heroic mission, superhuman powers, rivalry, rescue, danger, imaginary ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The adventure is set in the sorcerous land of Mirabilis, where a populace of elves, goblins, dwarves and humans hanker for the mystical element Bloodsteel; an ore with magical ability-giving properties. When a ruthless band of soldiers led by the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, epic
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, sorceress, danger, superhuman powers, elf, dragon, wizards and magicians, cons and scams, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 71K
First Knight (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: romantic, atmospheric, epic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, love story, love triangle, betrayal, excalibur, romance, beauty, arthurian legend, love and romance, rivalry, camelot ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, adventure, rescue, magical, supernatural, warrior, fantasy world, vengeance, witchcraft, friends, knight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Letter for the King (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A young boy holds the fate of the kingdom in his hands when he embarks on a quest to deliver a secret message in this sweeping fantasy series.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, light, exciting, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: knight, medieval, heroes, warrior, friendship, vengeance, adventure, supernatural, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: exciting, atmospheric, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, friendship, sword and sorcery, heroic mission, journey, wizards, elf, mythology ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him - no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, magic, adventure, mysterious character, dragon, heroes, legends and myths, adventurer, fairy, miniature person, midget ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, twists and turns, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, magical, good versus evil, princess, fairy, magic, power of love, legends and myths, adventure, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Colour of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
TV show
Story: As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, enigmatic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, magic, heroes, wizards, heroic mission, dragon, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, unlikely hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
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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, good versus evil, adventure, medieval, friendship, heroes, betrayal, battles, battle, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Curse of the Ring (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 184 min.
Story: In this swords-and-sorcery tale, good-hearted blacksmith Eyvind (Max von Sydow) hides away infant Prince Siegfried (played as an adult by Benno Furmann) after two malevolent kings murder his father. But a fiery meteor sent by the gods reveals ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, epic, light
Plot: adventure, treasure, master warrior, dragon, legend, blacksmith, murder, royal family, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, imaginary ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, evil queen, sorceress, adventure, witch, princess, queen, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, deception, snow white ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 5K
Ivanhoe (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in ...
Style: tense, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, heroes, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, romance, jousting, adventurer ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 17K
Dragonslayer (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 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: dark fantasy, suspenseful, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: dragon, sword and sorcery, magic, rescue, beast, apprentice, human sacrifice, adventure, sacrifice, daring rescue, supernatural, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Due to a curse from his former master Profion, Damodar survived his death by Ridley Freeborn as an undead entity in pursuit of an evil artifact for some hundred years, so that he might be capable of unleashing unstoppable destruction on Izmir and ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, knight, curse, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, adventure, save the world, supernatural, danger, race against time, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
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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, exciting, serious, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%