Movies like The Return of the King

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The Return of the King (1980)
 5.7
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The Return of the King (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: battles, good versus evil, race against time, elf, adventure, plague, on the road, supernatural, friendship, family, heroes, friends, supernatural ability, partners, save the world, against the odds, imaginary kingdom, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, escapades, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times

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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 stylized films with plots about heroes, escapades, danger, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary and rivalry mostly in Animation, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Return of the King: The Hobbit (1977), The Flight of Dragons (1982), Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003), Slayers the Motion Picture (1995), The Black Cauldron (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 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, exciting, humorous, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, dwarf, heroes, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, elf, magic, spider, adventure, family, gold ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s, 80s
⇓ 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, exciting, serious, scenic, gloomy ...
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, mission, wizards and magicians, obsessive quest, heroes, imaginary kingdom, elf, imaginary, save the world, danger, escapades ...
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, semi serious, exciting, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, good versus evil, time travel, magic, fish out of water, heroes, friendship, wizards and magicians, danger, rescue, master villain ...
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pokemon: 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, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, obsessive quest, heroic mission, rivalry, young heroes, imaginary, dragon, heroes, imaginary kingdom, save the world, friends ...
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, tense, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, save the world, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, danger, rivalry, heroes, supernatural, rescue, imaginary kingdom, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, monster, demon, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, vengeance ...
⇓ 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: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, escapades, danger, hercules, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, rivalry, save the day, superhuman powers, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: island, good versus evil, witchcraft, sword and sorcery, family, rescue, anti heroes, misfit, danger, supernatural ability, superhero, anti hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Black Cauldron (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: stylized, humorous, tense, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children
Plot: pig, sword, good versus evil, magic, wizards, dragon, supernatural, race against time, adventure, fantasy world, family, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (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, stylized, semi serious, intense, idiotic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, battles, friendship, save the world, monster, imaginary, fight, adventure, teenage life, heroic mission, young heroes, secret identity ...
Time: future
Place: egypt, asia, japan, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, youth, master warrior, supernatural, escapades, danger, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, young heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, rescue, daring rescue, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, danger, daring rescue, leadership, race against time, good versus evil, chases and races, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family, space and aliens ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: goblin, princess, pets, heroes, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, cons and scams, legends and myths, royal family, imaginary, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Record of the Lodoss War (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Born in battle, baptized in fire, it's kingdoms have been ravaged by war for thousands of years. Now, an evil stirs, an ancient goddess of destruction awakened by an evil wizard. A party of six is forged to defeat this threat, or die in the ...
Style: serious, stylized, mystical
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, elf, heroes, master warrior, anti heroes, danger, adventure, rescue, imaginary, save the world, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, heroes, danger, master villain, supernatural ability, magic ...
Place: macedonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Prophecy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vampire, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, battles, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, master villain ...
Place: prague, czech republic, japan, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pokemon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A comet bearing a deadly Pokemon creature crash-lands onto Earth, terrorising a nearby high-tech city, where Ash, Pikachu and friends are currently visiting...
Style: exciting, stylized, futuristic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure, obsessive quest, imaginary, pets, danger, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, young heroes ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Beyblade: The Movie - Fierce Battle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Immediately after winning the National Championships, Tyson is challenged by a mysterious boy named Daichi, who is determined to become the next Beyblading champion. But when they battle, their Beyblades awaken ancient dark forces that take human ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, entertaining, captivating
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, battles, heroic mission, young heroes, rivalry, save the world, adventure, supernatural, escapades, youth, danger, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, knight, royal family, king arthur, good versus evil, sword, heroic mission, rescue, blindness, young heroes, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The archenemies of the Winx Club, the Trix witches, team up with the evil nymph Politea and find out that, to defeat the fairies once and for all and become invincible, it takes very little: a Pearl hidden in the Deep of the Infinite Ocean! As small ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, daring rescue, good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, escapades, imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, rivalry, computer animation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Digimon: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, road movie, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, monster, good versus evil, danger, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, young heroes, rivalry, rescue, androids and robots ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, rivalry, danger, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, heroes, master warrior, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A Super Namekian named Slug comes to invade Earth. But the Z Warriors do their best to stop Slug and his gang.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, superhero, master warrior, desire, alien, dragon, danger, escapades, superhuman powers, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mosaic (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A break-in and murder at a New York City museum sparks an investigation by Interpol Agent Nathan Nelson. When he finds an ancient artifact, Nelson takes it home to conduct more research. A lightning storm, a pet chameleon and the artifact gives his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: interpol, good versus evil, secret identity, secret agents, adventure, fighting crime, rescue, supernatural ability, danger, race against time, imaginary, rivalry ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Princess and the Cobbler (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Taiwan, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: desert, troubled production, princess, witch, cinderella story, good versus evil, imaginary, heroes, underdog, danger, family, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary, vikings, unlikely friendships, imaginary kingdom, training, warrior, journey ...
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki, whose budding sorcery equips him with just enough magic to conjure up trouble, along with the Warriors Three - a band of boastful travelers ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: castle, superhero, superhuman powers, giant, heroes, viking, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, supernatural ability, young heroes, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, christmas, escapades, danger, friendship, good versus evil, rescue, family, imaginary ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 70 min.
Story: With darkness encroaching on the island of Mata Nui, the only hope for the survival of the islanders rests with two Matoran villagers, who must find the seventh Toa and deliver to him the fabled Mask of Light.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: lego, good versus evil, heroic mission, young heroes, a.i., save the world, adventure, androids and robots, escapades, rivalry, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%