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: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining, serious, stylized, epic, enigmatic, breathtaking
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, knight, wizards and magicians, love and romance, dragon, witch, betrayal, king arthur, adventure, supernatural, friendship, rescue, camelot, heroes, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, christianity, fairy, supernatural ability, friends, queen, religions or cults, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom ...
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, imaginary, rivalry, danger, magic and good versus evil mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Merlin: Merlin's Apprentice (2006), Excalibur (1981), The 10th Kingdom (2000), 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, apprentice, magic, camelot, adventure, heroic mission, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, heroes, fantasy world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, good versus evil, king arthur, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle ...
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, fantasy world, magical, king, parallel world, self sacrifice, young heroes, adventure, queen, throne ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ 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, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, adventure, magical, creature, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, friendship, journey, parallel world, imaginary ...
Place: virginia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: legends and myths, imaginary, wizards and magicians, heroes, state affairs, escapades, siblings relations, adventure, family relations, obsessive quest, arthurian legend, feminism ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 65K
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: supernatural ability, legends and myths, magical, knight, adventure, witch, king, heroes, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, royal family, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: exciting, epic, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fairy, good versus evil, prophecy, queen, adventure, heroic mission, magic, adventurer, apprentice, mission, black magic, castle ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ 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, epic, captivating, twists and turns, sexual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, king, political intrigue, adventure, politics, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, dwarf ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 54K
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: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: warrior, sorcerer, good versus evil, magic, devil, mythology, witch, rescue, skull, demon, swashbuckler, treasure chest ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, light, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, hercules, superhuman powers, adventure, master warrior, heroic mission, rescue, rivalry, danger, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 63K
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, epic, romantic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: knight, love story, love triangle, king arthur, romance, betrayal, couple relations, true love, love and romance, rivalry, arthurian legend, husband wife relationship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, king, magic, wizards and magicians, battles, heroes, rivalry, legends and myths, adventure, imaginary, escapades, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, rescue, heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, romance, rivalry, danger, jousting, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, fairy tale, entertaining, scenic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, immortality, knight, friendship, good versus evil, betrayal, battle, adventure, magic, heroes, society, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, adventure, save the world, imaginary, witch, escapades, magical, ancient, chosen one, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, young heroes, fantasy world, heroic mission, chosen one, legends and myths, good versus evil, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, epic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: magic, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, dragon, adventure, palaces castles and temples, danger, master villain, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, captivating, exciting, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, knight, legends and myths, royal family, danger, state affairs, heroic mission, rivalry, throne, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, danger, adventure, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 13K
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, battles, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, deadly creature, rescue, friendship, legends and myths, getting home, monster, courage ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 301K
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: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, witch, good versus evil, magical, betrayal, princess, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, king, imaginary kingdom, villain ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dawn of the Dragonslayer tells the story of Will (Richard McWilliams), a shepherd's son whose land is ravaged by a dragon.
Style: exciting, stylized, light, epic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, dragon, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, love and romance, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, youth, vengeance, family relations ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Magic Sword (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: magic, dragon, princess, knight, battles, heroes, supernatural ability, wooing, danger, woman in danger, imaginary, romance ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, magical, true love, power of love, family relations, fairy, parents and children, small town, imaginary, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, knight, imaginary, legends and myths, good versus evil, friendship, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, rivalry, disorder, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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: epic, semi serious, atmospheric, exciting
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: elf, dragon, sorceress, oracle, goblin, good versus evil, master warrior, superhuman powers, adventure, danger, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 66K
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, suspenseful, fairy tale, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, witch, magic, young heroes, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, chosen one, supernatural, exorcism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 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: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, island, prophecy, magic, amulet, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: offbeat, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, youth, bet, danger, wizards and magicians, heroes, rivalry, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Season of the Witch (2011)
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: stylized, suspense, gothic, exciting, intense ...
Plot: knight, supernatural ability, monk, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, supernatural, monastery, adventure, fight, inquisition, gothic horror ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%