Movies like Time Bandits

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Time Bandits (1981)
 6.9
 63K
Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, absurd, light, surreal, colourful, atmospheric, cerebral, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, treasure, alternate dimension, adventurer, adventure, map, good versus evil, magic, giant, heroic mission, dwarf, titanic, burglary, child abuse, childhood, ogre, robin hood, cell, satire, children, steampunk, tank, minotaur, heroes, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ancient greece, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Time Bandits

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, stylized and semi serious films with plots about adventure, escapades, good versus evil, danger, heroes, imaginary and dialogue mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Time Bandits: The Dark Crystal (1982), Jumanji (1995), Jabberwocky (1977), Erik the Viking (1989), Super Mario Bros. (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Style: surreal, epic, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: legends and myths, moon, siege, horse, backstage, european, balloon, baron, adventure, monster, steampunk, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, austria, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, humorous, dark fantasy ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, deal with the devil, imagination, immortality, magical, bet, destiny, deal, transformation, adventure, escapades ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, knight, sword fight, king arthur, courage, disorder, absurd humor, surrealism ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.
Style: dark fantasy, serious, exciting, light, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, mission, crystal, escapades, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, wizards, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: steampunk, superhero, adventurer, vampire, save the world, heroic mission, secret service, adventure, immortality, alternate reality, good versus evil, master villain ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, africa, italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 336K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: fantasy world, jungle, adventure, board game, mischievous children, parallel world, childhood, family, magic, getting home, disappearance, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1860s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 15K
Jabberwocky (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, parody, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beast, village, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, goofy hero, heroes, good versus evil, monster, silly humor, village life ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Erik the Viking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Plot: viking, satire, adventure, norse mythology, good versus evil, norse god, escapades, rivalry, heroes, silly humor, friends, self discovery ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, 11th century, 10th century, 8th century
Place: norway, australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Japan, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, save the world, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, heroic mission, monster, family, escapades, parallel world, computer game, transformation ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Colour of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
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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, wizards, magic, heroes, heroic mission, dragon, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, unlikely hero, tourist, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, chase, rescue, adventure, mad scientist, alien invasion, superhero, experiment gone awry, disorder, couple relations, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, year 1938, 1930s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 23K
Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, light, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, alternate reality, circus, adventure, save the kingdom, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, mother daughter relationship, young heroes, good versus evil, parallel universe ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, child protagonist, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, battles, escapades, mischievous children, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 250K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, childhood, adventure, duel, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, family, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll case containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: adventure, folk hero, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, deadly creature, escapades, treasure hunt, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, adventurer, journey ...
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 10K
Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 189 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has ...
Style: dark fantasy, humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: death, christmas, fantasy world, holiday, santa claus, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise, disappearance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, ancient egypt, julius caesar, cleopatra, ancient rome, palace, goofy hero, against the odds, heroic mission, superhero, architect, magic ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cyclops, good versus evil, island, pirate, adventurer, treasure hunt, map, adventure, tattoo, supernatural, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A secret society, the Delta Knights, attempts to save a medieval society from the evil over-lady.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, knight, heroes, youth, heroic mission, rescue, adventurer, adventure, escapades, rivalry, legends and myths, medieval ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: feel good, mystical, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, pirate, sinbad, mythology, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, chase, good versus evil, friendship, treasure, daring rescue ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 33K
Krull (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.
Style: exciting, serious, dark fantasy, futuristic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, beast, heroes, rescue, fortress, kingdom, outer space, swashbuckler, wedding, battles, cliche ...
Time: 80s, middle ages, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 64K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, visually appealing, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, heroes, adventure, flying, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, young heroes, escapades, island ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, giant, young heroes, escapades, youth, legends and myths, disorder, friends, family, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of bestselling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine. When Zach unintentionally unleashes real monsters from their manuscripts and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, scary, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, girls' night, horror for children
Plot: monster, good versus evil, magic, werewolf, adventure, youth, fantasy world, escapades, ventriloquist dummy, family, small town, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, comedy of errors, race against time, impostor, inventor, changing the past or future, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Hungary, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Southern California kid named Calvin Fuller is magically transported to the medieval kingdom of Camelot through a crack in the ground caused by an earthquake. Once there, he learns he was summoned by the wizard Merlin, who needs Calvin to save ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, date night ...
Plot: time travel, king arthur, heroes, camelot, earthquake, family, adventure, medieval, righting the wronged, friends, young heroes, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: california, usa, los angeles, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, fantasy world, adventure, youth, heroes, escapades, parallel world, heroic mission, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, travelling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: nasa, time travel, fish out of water, king arthur, camelot, astronaut, jousting, time machine, disorder, friends, young heroes, adventure ...
Place: england, usa, europe, connecticut, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 20K
Help! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: the beatles, adventure, mad scientist, good versus evil, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, chase, cult, music, disorder, world domination, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 115K
Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: pirate, steampunk, adventure, treasure hunt, outer space, alien, treasure, space travel, adventurer, androids and robots, disney, spacecraft ...
Time: future, distant future, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%