Movies like The NeverEnding Story

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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Original name: Die unendliche Geschichte
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, surreal, touching, atmospheric, scenic, breathtaking, epic, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, chick flick
Plot: adventure, dragon, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magic, mythology, child protagonist, imagination, fantasy world, oracle, heroic mission, giant, evil force, school, journey, horse, bully, gnome, boy, coming of age, wish fulfillment, save the kingdom, escapades, child hero, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1984

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Most similar movies to The NeverEnding Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out fairy tale, visually appealing, stylized and dark fantasy films with plots about adventure, fantasy world, magic, escapades, destiny, imagination and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The NeverEnding Story: Labyrinth (1986), The Dark Crystal (1982), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), The Princess Bride (1987), Willow (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, humorous, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: surrealism, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, maze, beast, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, friendship, heroes, puppet, hopes ...
Time: 80s
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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, fairy tale, light, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, puppetry, good versus evil, adventure, mission, crystal, magic, puppet, wizards, monster, sword and sorcery, medieval ...
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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: magical creature, fairy, adventure, fantasy world, magical, siblings relations, magic, family relations, imaginary kingdom, twins, family, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, 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: epic, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: friendship, sword fight, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, mythology, medieval, journey, wizards, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, adventure, prince, princess, romance, love and romance, pirate, save the princess, friendship, revenge, giant ...
Time: victorian era, middle ages
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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: fairy tale, epic, exciting, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, monster, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, prophecy, black magic, baby, castle, fairy, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Germany, USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, talky, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, loneliness, creature, mischievous children, childhood, magical, coming of age, adventure, anger, imagination, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: fairy tale, gothic, stylized, dark fantasy, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: devil, magic, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, love, fairy, monster, sorcerer, sword and sorcery, rescue, princess, elf ...
Time: 80s
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, magical, alternate reality, mythology, creature, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, family, magical, parallel world, talking animals, magic, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
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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, entertaining, humorous, unusual plot structure, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, adventure, dragon, bullying, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, youth, family, childhood, fantasy world, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
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Mirrormask (2005)
Genre: Drama, 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, dark, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, adventure, alternate reality, magic, circus, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, good versus evil, parallel universe, save the kingdom, juggling ...
Place: england
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The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, dark fantasy, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, journey, magical, parallel world, orphan, wizards, steampunk, alternate reality, witch, adventurer, best friends ...
Place: england, london, oxford university
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, touching, tear jerker, sad, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, imagination, escape from reality, loneliness, magical, classmate, friends, loss of friend, social misfits, teenage boy, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, gothic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, imagination, magic, good versus evil, talking animals, journey, magical, youth, queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, china
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, fairy tale, feel good, humorous, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, magic, family, toy comes to life, native american, toys, time travel, escapades, toy soldier, cowboy, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, london, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: dragon, adventure, imaginary kingdom, childhood, good versus evil, giant, fantasy world, family, youth, destiny, swamp, sword and sorcery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, youth, legends and myths, magic, save the princess, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london, tower bridge london
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Ladyhawke (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick, date night, family outing ...
Plot: magic, adventure, medieval, curse, chase, knight, good versus evil, sword and sorcery, bishop, romance, transformation, rescue ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: france, europe
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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: fairy tale, exciting, epic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, adventure, chosen one, supernatural ability, heroic mission, fantasy world, legends and myths, young heroes, good versus evil, elf, destiny ...
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Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, visually appealing, light, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: steampunk, orphan, adventure, magical, robot, friendship, kids in trouble, magic, hopes, destiny, filmmaking, child's point of view ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, 1920s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, parallel world, hopes, daring rescue, orphan, rivalry, kidnapping, heroic mission ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: witch, magic, adventure, imaginary kingdom, magical, love and romance, true love, pirate, fall in love, chase, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
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Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, touching, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, magic, good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, empress, save the kingdom, self fulfillment, youth, escapades ...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: magic, witch, friendship, adventure, magical, fantasy world, school, chosen one, harry potter, wizards, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: year 1992, contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1981 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: pirate, fairy, childhood, adventure, children, fantasy world, boy, imaginary kingdom, first love, young heroes, magic, captain ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london, england
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful ...
Style: epic, exciting, fairy tale, feel good, saga ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, prince, witch, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, sword fight, parallel world, centaur, king, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: time travel, magic, time loop, monster, fantasy world, children, adventure, youth, orphan, supernatural power, beautiful scenery, boarding school ...
Time: year 1943, victorian era, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
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Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.
Style: touching, exciting, feel good, sincere, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, adventure, rescue, magical, warrior, supernatural, fantasy world, vengeance, witchcraft, knight, friends ...
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Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, feel good, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, father son relationship, fish, adventure, fantasy world, witch, journey, parents and children, mermaid, surrealism, magic realism, magic ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, alabama, paris france, miami ...
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