Movies like The Return of the King

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The Return of the King (1980)
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The Return of the King (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.
Style: epic, humorous, stylized, semi serious, cult film
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: elf, sword and sorcery, giant spider, friends who live together, ancient, battles, good versus evil, race against time, tower, adventure, heroes, supernatural, family, friendship, plague, friends, on the road, save the world, supernatural ability, escapades, rivalry, partners, against the odds, master villain, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory

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Most similar movies to The Return of the King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, exciting, humorous and feel good films with plots about escapades, good versus evil, imaginary, adventure, heroes, rivalry and danger mostly in Animation, Fantasy and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Return of the King: The Hobbit (1977), The Flight of Dragons (1982), Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003), Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004), The Princess and the Goblin (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, fairy tale, lyrical ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, supernatural ability, family, adventure, wizards, dwarf, mythology, magic, spider, treasure ...
Time: 70s, prehistory, 80s, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, scenic, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, mission, heroes, elf, wizards, save the world, witchcraft, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Flight of Dragons (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter ...
Style: humorous, sweet, light, talky, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dragon, time travel, adventure, good versus evil, magic, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, heroes, friendship, supernatural, master villain ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: semi serious, exciting, light, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pokemon, adventure, dragon, good versus evil, obsessive quest, young heroes, rivalry, escapades, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, rescue, supernatural, rivalry, heroic mission, escapades, friendship, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dragons: Fire & Ice (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two young rival dragon riding warriors fight to end a 1000 year old war despite the hidden manipulator opposing them.
Style: serious, epic, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, princess, magic, adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, daring rescue, young heroes, rescue, heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mighty Zeus brings Hercules' mother, Alcmene, to Mount Olympus, and Hercules, believing she has been kidnapped, leads a rescue mission to save her. Zeus' jealous wife, Hera, decides that it should now be her time to rule the universe. Hera ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, escapades, supernatural ability, adventure, family relations, rivalry, superhuman powers, save the day, legends and myths, female warrior, hercules ...
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Princess and the Goblin (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, Hungary, Japan, USA, Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story is about the Princess Irene and a young warrior boy named Curty. Irene must use her magic power to fight off goblins and save the kingdom.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: princess, sword and sorcery, goblin, good versus evil, pets, escapades, heroes, family, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the conclusion of the Battle City Tournament, deep below the sands of Egypt, an ancient evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the ancient Pharaoh – has returned for revenge. Wielding ...
Style: humorous, intense, semi serious, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, good versus evil, adventure, battles, save the world, superhero, fight, young heroes, secret identity, teenage life, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: japan, egypt, asia, africa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, dark fantasy, humorous, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, horror for children
Plot: magic, pig, good versus evil, disney, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, princess, beast, sword, wizards, witch, mythology ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, blindness, king arthur, knight, creature, adventure, sword, camelot, female warrior, siege, disney, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Wysteria is beaming with pride! Her gardens are in bloom, her little Breezie friends are in town, and it's time for Ponyville's fanciest spring parade, the ultimate celebration of flowers, flowers, flowers! But things don't go ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, friendship, adventure, partners, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, rescue, disorder, horse, dragon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, santa claus, family relations, mischievous children, escapades, family, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, wedding, penguins, winter ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, magic, supernatural, disney, adventure, family relations, friends, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, West Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually ...
Style: touching, exciting, feel good, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: unicorn, good versus evil, adventure, magic, dragon, friendship, happy ending, rescue, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, medieval, evil king ...
Time: year 1982, 80s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Slayers the Motion Picture (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The first Slayers movie is a prequel to the TV series, following the exploits of a couple of sorceresses with too much time on their hands and too many violent tendencies. The main mage is Lina Inverse, known for her fireballs, love of seafood, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful, parody
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: elf, sword and sorcery, witchcraft, good versus evil, island, sorcerer, wizards and magicians, space and aliens, rescue, master villain, heroes, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the time before time, six unlikely Matoran find themselves transformed into mighty Toa. The new Toa Metru must prove themselves as true heroes, find the missing Toa Lhikan, and uncover a plot that threatens the heart of Metru Nui.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, save the world, space and aliens, heroic mission, leadership, daring rescue, adventure, young heroes, heroes, a.i., rivalry ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, exciting, 3d animation ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: owl, wizard of oz, friends, adventure, imaginary kingdom, magic, witch, objects come to life, fictional country, farm, dog, scarecrow ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Italy, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The little ponies send out a search party for Lickity Split and Spike, while the witch Hydia decides to make the Smooze, an unstoppable purple ooze that will eat and destroy everything in its path.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, 2d animation
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: witch, magic, animal life, friends, escapades, good versus evil, family, adventure, rivalry, young heroes, rescue, heroes ...
Time: year 1986, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: InuYasha is a half-demon who was trapped in the Legendary Tree and was set free by Kagome, a girl who traveled 500 years through time. This time, both of them will have to face Menomaru, a Chinese demon whose father, known as Hyoga, came 300 years ...
Style: semi serious, light, suspenseful, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, magic, good versus evil, beast, time travel, monster, demon, supernatural, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, prince, love, bat, good versus evil, misfit, youth, escapades, heroes, orphan, young heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, emotional, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, battles, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, self discovery, dragon, rivalry, escapades, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, family relations, little people, friendship, good versus evil, princess, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a warlock threatens Wendy the Good Little Witch, she and her aunts hide out at a resort where Casper the Ghost is vacationing with his uncles. Although Casper and Wendy are told ghosts and witches don't get along, the two are kindred ...
Style: touching, exciting, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, ghost, friendship, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, supernatural ability, best friends, curses spells and rituals, resort ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Doogal (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This is the story of Doogal, an adorable candy-loving mutt who goes on a mission to save the world.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, pets, save the world, obsessive quest, heroic mission, dog, disorder, goofy hero, escapades, rivalry, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hero of Color City (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, South Korea
Duration: 77 min.
Story: An imaginative tale chronicling the adventures of a diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect not only their magical multihued homeland but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, save the day, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, master villain, rivalry, escapades, fantasy world, rainbow, waterfall, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Style: humorous, stylized, scary, clever, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family, king, princess, adventure, child in peril, child protagonist, dream, rabbit, farce, nostalgia, dinosaur, superhero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all ...
Style: exciting, touching, serious, light, psychedelic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, heroes, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, magic, supernatural ability, master villain, supernatural ...
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set Sail For Adventure! A boatload of beloved VeggieTales pals embark on a fun and fresh pirate adventure with their trademark humor and silly songs in The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie! Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, friends, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, disorder, friendship, siblings relations, heroic mission, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Moshi Monsters: The Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland, South Korea
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Join Katsuma, Poppet, Mr. Snoodle, and the other Moshi Monters in an action-packed, song-filled race against time! Together they must stop evil Dr. Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, 2d animation
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: heroes, save the day, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, escapades, young heroes, rivalry, race against time, youth, monster, video game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%