Movies like Willow

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Willow (1988)
 7.3
 103K
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 identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, semi serious, epic, scenic, intense, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, fairy, black magic, queen, prophecy, magic, heroic mission, wizards, danger, adventurer, monster, dungeon, castle, baby, imaginary, save the princess, child in peril, witch, destiny, fantasy world, mother daughter relationship, apprentice ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, visually appealing and fairy tale films with plots about magic, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, danger, escapades and mentor mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Family genres. Some movies like Willow: The Dark Crystal (1982), Labyrinth (1986), Legend (1985), The Princess Bride (1987), Excalibur (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, exciting, light, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, puppetry, good versus evil, race against time, adventure, crystal, mission, wizards, escapades, imaginary, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 126K
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, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: surrealism, rescue, fantasy world, good versus evil, beast, adventure, hopes, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom, puppet, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 61K
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, serious, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sorcerer, imaginary kingdom, devil, elf, warrior, magic, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, adventure, fictional war, princess ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, 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, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, prince, adventure, save the princess, love and romance, screwball, friendship, giant, engaged, determination, obstacle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: exciting, atmospheric, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, imaginary, friendship, sword and sorcery, heroic mission, wizards, elf, save the world ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, exciting, atmospheric, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, talking animals, curses spells and rituals, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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, warrior, magical, creature, fantasy world, dragon, adventurer, elf, adventure, sword and sorcery, wizards ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 58K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, witch, king arthur, arthurian legend, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, legends and myths, folk hero, sword fight, magic ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, future
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
TV show
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, adventure, fairy, good versus evil, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, journey, imaginary, parallel world, supernatural, friendship, friends ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, elf, warrior, imaginary, wizards, magical, dark fantasy, friendship, heroic ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, 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: epic, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, battles, wizards, magical, elf, creature, heroic ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 21K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: king arthur, wizards and magicians, wizards, knight, good versus evil, adventure, dragon, sorcerer, witch, betrayal, supernatural, friendship ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 22K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, alternate reality, save the kingdom, imaginary, heroes, heroic mission, change of heart, magic, coming of age, fantasy world, circus ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, kidnapping, mercenary, good versus evil, truck driver, race against time, rescue, chinatown, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, magical creature, adventure, family relations, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, siblings relations, magical, twins, magic, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
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 ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, mythology, good versus evil, magic, reading, evil force, escapades, gnome, imagination, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, space wars, magic, good versus evil, spacecraft, bravery, adventure, save the world, family, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle, thus receiving his crown. But direct heirs of the king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, ...
Style: exciting, serious, offbeat, humorous, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, sword fight, evil queen, betrayal, destiny, wizards, barbarian, heroes, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, righting the wronged, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, elf, imaginary kingdom, battles, adventurer, sword and sorcery, dragon, knight, wizards and magicians, wizards, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, warrior, heroic mission, master warrior, imaginary, danger, heroes ...
Time: stone age, ancient history, 80s, year 1984, twentieth century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 68K
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, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, childhood, imaginary kingdom, first love, adventure, imaginary, pirate, captain, mermaid, young heroes, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, betrayal, princess, rivalry, heroes, time travel, escapades, king, fall in love, danger, imaginary, prince ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 238K
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, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: knight, robin hood, period piece, folk hero, bow and arrow, chase, good versus evil, thief, justice, courage, adventure, archer ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, holy land, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The classic role-playing game comes to life in this magical adventure. The empire of Izmer is a divided land: Elite magicians called Mages rule while lowly commoners are powerless. When Empress Savina (Thora Birch) vows to bring equality and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, dragon, fantasy world, magic, wizards, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, 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, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, legends and myths, youth, curses spells and rituals, princess, heroic mission, danger, magic, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, tower bridge london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: visually appealing, captivating, serious, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, obsessive quest, good versus evil, wizards, dragon, prince, fantasy world, family, quest, king, adventure ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, battles, curses spells and rituals, escapades, minotaur, sailor, monster, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 8th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as face off against his evil former friend, Vendiger, whom ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, king, adventure, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, danger, rivalry, battles, legends and myths, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 98K
Your Highness (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father's kingdom.
Style: absurd, not serious, humorous, exciting, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wizards, farce, dragon, giant, knight, kidnapping, save the princess, escapades, family relations, daring rescue, partners, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%