Movies and TV shows like Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time (2011)
 7.8
 220K
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, sentimental, captivating, touching, serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, magical, good versus evil, princess, fairy, legends and myths, magic, power of love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, true love, friends, queen, family relations, hopes, disorder, rivalry, small town, prince, parents and children, small town life, heroine, lovers apart, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england

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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, fantasy world, adventure, danger, escapades and good versus evil mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time: The 10th Kingdom (2000), Maleficent (2014), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Merlin (2008). 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.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, power of love, adventurer, adventure, fish out of water, real world, escape from reality, prince, fall in love, magic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, exciting, feel good, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, good versus evil, adventure, fairy, journey, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, friendship, friends, escapades, parallel world, creature ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.9
 368K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: 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, dark fantasy, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, princess, disney, villain, heroine, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, france, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, magic, queen, talking animals, journey, imagination, good versus evil, magical, evil queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, evil queen, sorceress, fantasy world, adventure, witch, princess, queen, imaginary kingdom, deception, snow white ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 80K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, witch, king arthur, supernatural ability, magical, imaginary kingdom, knight, wizards and magicians, dragon, camelot, royal family, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, heroic, serious, dark fantasy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, magical, sorcerer, adventure, save the world, chosen one, witch, escapades, witchcraft, supernatural power ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 87K
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, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, fall in love, snow white, adventure, imaginary kingdom, prince, beast, palace, evil stepmother, save the day, cinderella story, magic spell ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, semi serious, exciting, captivating, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: fairy, magical creature, fantasy world, family relations, magical, adventure, siblings relations, estate, twins, family, imaginary kingdom, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 20K
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, teenage protagonist, disney, witch, villain, teenager, fairy godmother, high school, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, adventure, family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, talking animals, heroes, family, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 142K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, friends, transformation, teen romance, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
 67K
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, sentimental, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, magic, fall in love, true love, elf, prince, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, cinderella, fairy godmother ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 50K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: supernatural power, fantasy world, supernatural ability, magic, magician, school, wizards, betrayal, college, society, student, studying ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 117K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, police detective, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, police investigation, life turned upside down, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 269K
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, captivating, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, magic, adventure, fall in love, magical, true love, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, pirate, love and romance, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 14K
Tin Man (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
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, magical, fantasy world, witch, good versus evil, friendship, journey, curses spells and rituals, wizard of oz, young heroes, youth, adventure ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 61K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, serious, gothic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: supernatural power, vampire, werewolf, demon, good versus evil, female protagonist, magic, supernatural being, supernatural, strong female character, teenage girl, 18 year old ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.1
 82K
Charmed (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, female protagonist, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, magic, good versus evil, double life, hereditary gift of witchcraft, demon, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 195K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, true love, magic, prince, magical, disney, queen, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, fall in love, rescue, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, exciting, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, fantasy world, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, real world, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, disorder, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, elf, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, supernatural, magic, love triangle, young heroes, demon, betrayal, gnome ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, chosen one, magic, school, supernatural ability, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizards, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, year 1981 ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: holy grail, wizards and magicians, magic, adventure, camelot, apprentice, curses spells and rituals, arthurian legend, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ 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, witty ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, adventure, save the princess, prince, love and romance, screwball, friendship, warrior, giant, engaged, obstacle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 65K
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: imaginary kingdom, sorcerer, elf, devil, warrior, magic, good versus evil, heroes, rescue, adventure, fictional war, princess ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 250K
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, family, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, big ben london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, legends and myths, youth, magic, save the princess, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: tower bridge london, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 13K
Emerald City (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern reimagining of the stories that lead to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: magic, witch, vengeance, unlikely couple, escape, supernatural power, fantasy world, escapades, rescue, sword and sorcery, castle, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, magic, adventure, mysterious character, dragon, heroes, legends and myths, adventurer, fairy, midget, giant, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%