Movies like The NeverEnding Story

If you like "The NeverEnding Story" you are looking for feel good, touching and atmospheric movies about / with imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades and magic themes of Adventure, Drama and Family genre shot in West Germany or USA.
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
 7.4
 117K
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Original name: The Neverending Story
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: feel good, touching, atmospheric, light, offbeat, fairy tale, scenic, surreal, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades, magic, oracle, heroic mission, book, danger, on the road, giant, evil force, reading, school, rescue, save the kingdom, heroes, imagination, fantasy world, beast, journey, boy, child protagonist ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to The NeverEnding Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, fairy tale and serious films with plots about fantasy world, adventure, mentor, storytelling, magic, destiny and imaginary mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The NeverEnding Story: Labyrinth (1986), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Dark Crystal (1982), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, family, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 112K
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, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, maze, king, rock, imaginary kingdom, rescue, danger, heroes, hopes, surrealism, castle, goblin ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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: atmospheric, surreal, fairy tale, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, cat, journey, adventure, imagination, magic, transformation, mad ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, medieval, mythology ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, escape from reality, imaginary, social misfits, magical, childhood, loss of friend, secret, imaginary kingdom, classmates, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, book, good versus evil, reading, sorceress, giant, dragon, adventure, friendship, empress, invisibility, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: serious, stylized, exciting, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, puppetry, mission, crystal, puppets, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, liberation, mythical creature, castle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, mischievous children, toy comes to life, young heroes, parallel world, good versus evil, coming of age, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, feel good, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, parallel world, witch, prince, queen, young heroes, uncle, faith, lion, adventure, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Australia, USA
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, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: loneliness, island, mischievous children, creature, imaginary kingdom, adventure, anger, puppets, magical, family, childhood, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, courage, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, mythology, dragon, invisibility ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: witty, touching, humorous, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, prince, love and romance, giant, friendship, swashbuckler, save the princess, screwball, adventure, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: serious, epic, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, orphan, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 69K
Goosebumps (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, 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: humorous, exciting, scary, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, werewolf, teenagers, small town, escapades, ventriloquist dummy, fantasy world, monster, family, magic, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 39K
Ladyhawke (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy
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: sentimental, touching, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: bishop, good versus evil, rescue, romance, adventure, true love, chase, transformation, magic, curse, solar eclipse, human becomes animal ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: dungeon, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
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: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, stylized, awful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fantasy world, magic, book, good versus evil, adventure, family, small town, young heroes, friendship, flying, dragon, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, family, ship, witch, good versus evil, adventure, obsessive quest, king, snowing, quest, magic ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, light, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, magic, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, adventure, illusion, magic trick, circus, prophecy, escapades, save the kingdom ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.0
 381K
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: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: 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: stylized, exciting, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, adventure, youth, heroic mission, young heroes, save the princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
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: feel good, semi serious, exciting, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, family, imaginary kingdom, danger, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, self discovery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 79K
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, feel good, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, save the day, adventure, fall in love, financial problem, snow white, evil queen, black magic, good versus evil, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, save the kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, save the world, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: witch, good versus evil, school, wizards and magicians, chosen one, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, best friends, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 211K
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, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: duel, family, rescue, good versus evil, kidnapping, adventure, pirate, self discovery, imaginary kingdom, childhood, heroic mission, teenager fighting adult ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century
Place: england, big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 61K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
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: feel good, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, parents and children, mermaid, young heroes, magic ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, creature, adventure, swords and armor, magical, heroic mission, treasure hunt, fantasy world, heroes, dragon, danger ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, good versus evil, time travel, adventure, supernatural ability, immortality, family, destiny, chosen one, fight, heroic mission, coming of age ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will ...
Style: feel good, surreal, entertaining, absurd, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, school, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, friendship, superhero, magic, good versus evil, chosen one, parent child relationship, family, mischievous children ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: exciting, epic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, warrior, ancient, save the world, journey, sword and sorcery, destiny ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%