Movies and TV shows like Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time (2011)
 7.7
 204K
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself since she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry, whom she abandoned years ago, finds her and asks for her help explaining that she is from a different world where she is Snow White's missing daughter.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, exciting, offbeat, sentimental, twists and turns, captivating, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fairy, good versus evil, magical, adventure, power of love, imaginary, princess, happy ending, curses spells and rituals, disorder, true love, queen, family relations, prince, hopes, small town life, legends and myths, magic, evil, supernatural power, friendship, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england

Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, fairy tale, humorous and stylized films and TV series with plots about magic, imaginary, danger, escapades, imaginary kingdom, adventure and fantasy world mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time: The 10th Kingdom (2000), Maleficent (2014), Merlin (2008), Legend of the Seeker (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. Thinking Alice insane, her doctors aim to make her forget everything. While Alice is ready to put it all behind ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, power of love, fantasy world, adventure, fish out of water, prince, adventurer, escape from reality, danger, real world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, adventure, good versus evil, creature, magical, supernatural ability, journey, imaginary, mythology, parallel world, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.0
 335K
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: fairy tale, captivating, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, good versus evil, fantasy world, dark fantasy, disney, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, wizards and magicians, villain, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 71K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, knight, supernatural ability, magical, king arthur, imaginary kingdom, witch, wizards and magicians, dragon, friendship, royal family, king ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, adventure, chosen one, save the world, witch, imaginary, supernatural power, escapades, ancient ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: fairy tale, exciting, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, snow white, dark fantasy, magic, adventure, witch, queen, deception, immortality, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 15K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: good versus evil, happy ending, teenage protagonist, disney, imaginary, villain, imaginary kingdom, adventure, witchcraft, danger, witch, high school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.6
 83K
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: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, snow white, save the day, fall in love, prince, good versus evil, financial problem, cinderella story, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 249K
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, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, imaginary, magical, adventure, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1850s, 1870s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 122K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage love, high school, supernatural power, teenage life, life turned upside down, transformation, youth, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.8
 107K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, supernatural ability, police detective, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, werewolf, imaginary, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 60K
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, true love, wizards and magicians, prince, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, adventure, fall in love, magic, love and romance, giant ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, adventure, talking animals, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, fish out of water, adventure, curses spells and rituals, danger, good versus evil, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, getting home, cat, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 13K
Tin Man (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Set in the spirit of L. Frank Baum's classic, the "Tin Man" follows the adventures of DG, a waitress and part-time student, as she travels through the mystical world of "The O. Z. (Outer Zone)", discovering her hidden past. ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, intense, stylized, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, fantasy world, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizard of oz, friendship, imaginary, journey, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, youth ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 50K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, good versus evil, magic, demon, female protagonist, supernatural, teenage girl, strong female character, friendship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The great sorcerer Merlin has returned to Camelot, a kingdom now vulnerable to ill fates and war since the theft of the Holy Grail, its greatest gift and protection. With the help of Jack, an irascible young beggar-thief imbued with his own unruly ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: holy grail, wizards and magicians, adventure, apprentice, fantasy world, magic, camelot, arthurian legend, heroic mission, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 228K
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, adventure, duel, childhood, 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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The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A young Healer armed with an unpredictable magic guides a runaway Elf in her perilous quest to save the peoples of the Four Lands from an age-old Demon scourge.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, elf, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, supernatural, danger, heroes, demon, love triangle, betrayal, young heroes ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 11K
Emerald City (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern reimagining of the stories that lead to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns, breathtaking
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: sword and fantasy, witch, magic, vengeance, unlikely couple, escape, fantasy world, evil witch, wizard of oz, rescue, escapades, sword and sorcery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, magical creature, adventure, imaginary, fantasy world, siblings relations, imaginary kingdom, family relations, twins, magical, single parent, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 73K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each ...
Style: feel good, enigmatic, exciting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, female protagonist, supernatural ability, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, family relations, double life, hereditary gift of witchcraft, destiny, demon ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, prince, imaginary kingdom, adventure, love and romance, save the princess, friendship, giant, determination, obstacle, warrior, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him - no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, adventure, fairy, mysterious character, heroes, giant, legends and myths, magic, midget, miniature person, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 41K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, fairy tale, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural power, magic, fantasy world, school, magician, betrayal, college, society, student, danger, crush ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.3
 1.7M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, fantasy world, adventure, king, incest, political intrigue, betrayal, royal family, sex scene, killings, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the Lion, Aslan.
Style: serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, heroes, good versus evil, queen, young heroes, bet, danger, attic, supernatural, rivalry, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
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, enigmatic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, adventure, imaginary kingdom, youth, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, heroic mission, save the princess, princess, family, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.1
 20K
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: exciting, atmospheric, fairy tale, light, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: king arthur, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, dragon, knight, adventure, witch, betrayal, wizards, sorcerer, supernatural, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 686
Snow White (1987)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prince, seeking the greatest treasure, stumbles upon seven little men guarding a coffin. They tell him the story of Snow White, a beautiful princess who was forced to run away from home after her jealous stepmother tried to have her killed. When ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: chase, sleeping, prince, house, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, friendship, imaginary, family, love and romance, romance ...
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%