Movies and TV shows like Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time (2011)
 7.8
 194K
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: exciting, captivating, offbeat, touching, stylized, sentimental, fairy tale, serious, twists and turns
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, magical, good versus evil, power of love, parents and children, family relations, small town, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, fairy, small town life, love and romance, danger, hopes, rivalry, evil, family, lovers apart, goodhearted, friends, legends and myths, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england, usa

Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, serious and fairy tale films and TV series with plots about imaginary, magic, danger, escapades, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals and adventure mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time: The 10th Kingdom (2000), Maleficent (2014), Grimm (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Tin Man (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, fairy, good versus evil, journey, friendship, parallel world, magical, creature, imaginary ...
Place: virginia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, stylized, offbeat, fairy tale
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, genie, chess, cat, power of love, prince, queen, fantasy world, adventure, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 292K
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: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, fairy, in the woods, good versus evil, betrayal, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, princess, magical, wizards and magicians, villain, dark fantasy ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.8
 98K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: 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, police detective, creature, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, danger, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, epic, exciting, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, family, fantasy world, throne, queen, king, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: dungeon, england, 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, immortality, good versus evil, adventure, danger, deception, curses spells and rituals, witch, rivalry, against the odds, evil force, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 12K
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, stylized, serious, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, witch, parallel world, fantasy world, destiny, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, magical, journey, getting home, adventure ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: atmospheric, offbeat, bleak, exciting, fairy tale ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, adventure, fish out of water, danger, imaginary, getting home, life turned upside down, good versus evil, rivalry, disorder, twentysomething life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
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, exciting, offbeat, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, parallel world, young heroes, queen, good versus evil, adventure, curses spells and rituals, family, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 17K
The Librarians (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort to save mysterious, ancient artifacts. Based on the series of "The Librarian" movies.
Style: captivating, humorous, twists and turns, breathtaking
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: magic, artifact, good versus evil, magical, friendship, library, archaeologist, thief, society, librarian, belief, treasure hunt ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fairy, imaginary, adventure, family, legends and myths, mysterious character, heroes, rivalry, youth, family relations, giant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 55K
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: fairy, cinderella story, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, giant, imaginary, wizards and magicians, magic, prince, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, entertaining, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, danger, betrayal, love triangle, magic, demon, young heroes, heroes, youth ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, heroic mission, imaginary, save the princess, engaged, obstacle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 41K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, tense, bleak, gothic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, werewolf, good versus evil, family secret, friendship, supernatural, prejudice, heroine, supernatural power, magic, teenage girl, warlock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, family relations, secret, evil force, danger, family reunited, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, adventure, youth, young heroes, heroic mission, legends and myths, heroes, curses spells and rituals, save the princess, witch, anti heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, disturbing, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, dangerous attraction, immortality, teenage life, youth, love and romance, high school, small town, werewolf, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 12K
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: exciting, feel good, fairy tale, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, family, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, high school, moral dilemma, adventure, rivalry, master villain, redemption, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.6
 77K
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, feel good, fairy tale, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, save the day, adventure, attempted murder, financial problem, danger, fall in love, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, cinderella story, villainess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 65K
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: humorous, feel good, enigmatic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, double life, couple relations, angel, siblings relations, sister sister relationship, love and romance, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, small town, high school, supernatural ability, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, youth, small town life, classmates, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 233K
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: feel good, captivating, stylized, epic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, supernatural ability, fall in love, escapades, pirate, chase, love and romance, race against time, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
H2O: Just Add Water (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When three normal teenage girls stumble upon a ancient cave they undergo a transformation that will change their lives forever. H20 - Just Add Water, sees three very different girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist - they're ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, supernatural, island, supernatural ability, friends, ocean or sea, adventure, love and romance, best friends, youth, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 172 min.
Story: American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, true love, friendship, love and romance, supernatural ability, ancient mystery, parallel world, good versus evil, imaginary, couple relations ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Storyteller (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The StoryTeller is a live-action/puppet television series. It was an American/British co-production which originally aired in 1988 and was created and produced by Jim Henson. Reruns of The StoryTeller episodes were featured in some episodes of The ...
Style: exciting, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, family, adventure, curses spells and rituals, danger, in the woods, palaces castles and temples, children, escapades, imaginary, fairy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 111K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, school, teenage life, supernatural, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, curses spells and rituals, youth, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, japan, france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 10K
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, captivating, tense, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: escape, witch, vengeance, wizard of oz, fantasy world, rescue, escapades, unlikely couple, dishonesty, magic, evil witch, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.5
 80K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, stylized, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, danger, adventure, life turned upside down, true love, love and romance, rivalry, couple relations, love triangle, nurse, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, witch, adventure, knight, christianity, supernatural ability, dragon, king arthur, supernatural, friendship, wizards and magicians ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%