Movies like Willow

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Willow (1988)
 7.3
 92K
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: epic, exciting, humorous, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, fairy tale, road movie, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, queen, prophecy, good versus evil, magic, adventure, adventurer, apprentice, monster, black magic, mission, baby, castle, heroes, danger, heroic mission, rivalry, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, escapades, underdog, save the princess, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, traitor ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon

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Most similar movies to Willow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, epic and serious films with plots about storytelling, adventure, mentor, destiny, mythology, dialogue and magic mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres. Some movies like Willow: Legend (1985), Excalibur (1981), The 10th Kingdom (2000), Merlin (1998), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). 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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, family, self sacrifice, parallel world, young heroes, king, adventure, queen ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
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100%
 6.5
 54K
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: gothic, stylized, serious, fairy tale, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: warrior, elf, sorcerer, good versus evil, magic, devil, mythology, witch, rescue, princess, skeleton, underwater ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ 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, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, ancient, creature ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 53K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
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: exciting, stylized, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, king arthur, good versus evil, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, warrior, battles, ancient, journey, save the world, destiny, suspicion ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, fairy, supernatural ability, magical, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, friendship, journey, parallel world, creature, imaginary ...
Place: virginia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 19K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, betrayal, good versus evil, knight, king arthur, vengeance, rescue, adventure, christianity, supernatural, camelot, dragon ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, good versus evil, immortality, deception, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: puppetry, fantasy world, good versus evil, race against time, crystal, mission, puppets, adventure, danger, emperor, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 301K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, good versus evil, betrayal, fantasy world, princess, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, king, imaginary kingdom, villain ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, king, maze, rock, imaginary kingdom, rescue, heroes, hopes, danger, surrealism, puppetry, race against time ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 66K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, fairy tale, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, witch, sword and sorcery, magic, young heroes, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, chosen one, dark fantasy, supernatural ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great ...
Style: exciting, stylized, light, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: magic, vengeance, good versus evil, battle, barbarian, rescue, rivalry, danger, gory, master warrior, heroic mission, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, stone age, prehistoric times, ancient world
Place: dungeon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, epic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: magic, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, dragon, adventure, palaces castles and temples, danger, master villain, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: epic, serious, stylized, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, adventure, danger, young heroes, imaginary, heroic mission, chosen one, orphan, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, swords and armor, warrior, magical, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, heroes, treasure hunt, forest ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: fairy tale, surprise ending, dark humor, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: magic, female soldier, good versus evil, female killer, witch, female empowerment, snow white, betrayal, dark fantasy, love, happy ending, redemption ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, good versus evil, magic, rescue, revenge, villain, imaginary kingdom, medieval, heroic mission, adoption, kingdom, heir to the throne ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, epic, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, save the world, pride and honor, heroic mission, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
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, offbeat, serious, awful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sword fight, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, righting the wronged, vengeance, imaginary kingdom, demons, evil queen, sorceress ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, gothic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, witch, wizards and magicians, training, apprentice, magical, adventure, supernatural ability, chosen one, magic, student, dragon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, middle ages ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, destiny, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, chosen one, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 86K
DragonHeart (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be ...
Style: humorous, touching, emotional, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, immortality, knight, good versus evil, betrayal, friendship, proposal, medieval, army, village, forest, partner ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, scenic, epic ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, fictional war, magic, video game, adventure, fantasy world, kingdom, battle, brutality, warrior, fight scenes ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magic, circus, wizards and magicians, adventure, illusion, magic trick, prophecy, escapades, save the kingdom ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apprentice, prophecy, good versus evil, space opera, space wars, creature, outer space, training, warrior, queen, wise man, adventure ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, warrior, adventure, barbarian, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, master warrior, heroic mission, imaginary, heroes, danger ...
Time: ancient history, twentieth century, year 1984, stone age, prehistoric times ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, pirate, island, adventurer, map, tattoo, treasure hunt, adventure, supernatural, daring rescue, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, intense, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: immortality, friendship, young heroes, martial arts, mentor, good versus evil, teenager, warrior, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages
Place: china, asia, usa, boston, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, prince, witch, queen, parallel world, deception, mouse, king, army, lion, uncle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%