Movies and TV shows like Merlin 1998

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Merlin (1998)
 7.1
 19K
Merlin (1998)
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, exciting, serious, stylized, epic, fairy tale, light, enigmatic, breathtaking, entertaining
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, witch, king arthur, adventure, knight, christianity, supernatural ability, camelot, dragon, rescue, vengeance, supernatural, friendship, wizards and magicians, love and romance, friends, daring rescue, fairy, true love, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, righting the wronged ...
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 epic films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, magic, fantasy world and imaginary mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Merlin: Merlin's Apprentice (2006), The 10th Kingdom (2000), Excalibur (1981), The Mists of Avalon (2001), Willow (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
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: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: holy grail, wizards and magicians, magic, camelot, adventure, apprentice, adventurer, supernatural ability, fantasy world, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, fairy, magical, journey, parallel world, imaginary, creature ...
Place: virginia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 52K
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, serious, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, king, legends and myths, rise and fall, holy grail, infidelity, king arthur, magic, adultery, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, 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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, family, fantasy world, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, fantasy world, medieval, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 183 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, exciting, epic, based on legend
Plot: wizards and magicians, legends and myths, imaginary, incest, adventure, folk hero, royal family, escapades, heroes, family relations, obsessive quest, siblings relations ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 63K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, wizards and magicians, adventure, imaginary kingdom, magical, royal family, supernatural ability, heroes, king, dragon, knight, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 90K
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, offbeat, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, prophecy, queen, good versus evil, adventure, magic, baby, monster, black magic, mission, castle, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: captivating, atmospheric, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, palaces castles and temples, politics, political intrigue, royal family, adventure, killings, strong sexual content, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 53K
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: gothic, stylized, serious, fairy tale, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: warrior, magic, devil, mythology, witch, good versus evil, fairy, snow, princess, beast, treasure chest, frozen ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 62K
First Knight (1995)
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: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, exciting, epic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: knight, love triangle, king arthur, love story, romance, betrayal, couple relations, true love, love and romance, rivalry, arthurian legend, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 12K
The Odyssey (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, ...
Style: epic, exciting, scenic, breathtaking, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mythology, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, battles, deadly creature, rescue, friendship, legends and myths, getting home, courage, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 115K
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: serious, epic, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, danger, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, legends and myths, heroes, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, exciting, epic, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, king, magic, adventurer, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, legends and myths, wizards and magicians ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, scenic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, immortality, good versus evil, adventure, danger, deception, curses spells and rituals, witch, magic, imaginary kingdom, snow white, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, good versus evil, adventure, wizards and magicians, empress, supernatural ability, palaces castles and temples, master villain, loss, emperor, oppression ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 10K
Atlantis (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: atlantis, greek mythology, young heroes, adventure, legends and myths, danger, family, imaginary kingdom, youth, escapades, greek, mysterious place ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 292K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, fairy, magical, good versus evil, in the woods, betrayal, imaginary kingdom, princess, curses spells and rituals, villain, dark fantasy, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle, thus receiving his crown. But direct heirs of the king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, serious, awful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sword fight, adventure, betrayal, heroic mission, heroes, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, righting the wronged, demons, evil queen, sorceress, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Color of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
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, semi serious, light, clever ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, adventure, magic, good versus evil, university, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, imaginary, danger, heroes, tourist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, captivating, offbeat, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fairy, magical, good versus evil, power of love, family relations, parents and children, small town, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, adventure, save the world, ancient, magical, imaginary, witch, escapades, chosen one, loss of parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 6K
Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: epic, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dragon, island, amulet, magic, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, prophecy, supernatural ability, adventure, village, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 22K
Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, knight, heroic mission, legends and myths, royal family, state affairs, camelot, danger, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 4K
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, jousting, rescue, adventure, adventurer, folk hero, master warrior, romance, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 84K
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, semi serious, touching, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, immortality, knight, good versus evil, army, partner, forest, village, battle, revenge, adventure, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
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: serious, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, superhuman powers, good versus evil, supernatural ability, hercules, mythology, mythical creature, greek mythology, legendary hero, deity, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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, exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, warrior, suspicion, dwarf, ancient, courage, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 65K
Seventh Son (2014)
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, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, witch, dark fantasy, magic, sword and sorcery, supernatural, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, master villain, chosen one ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
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, gloomy, exciting, based on legend ...
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, norse mythology, viking, sword and sorcery, adventure, dangerous animal, vengeance, legends and myths, mythical creature, swordsman, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%