Movies and TV shows like Once Upon a Time

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Once Upon a Time (2011)
 7.8
 197K
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, fairy tale, stylized, sentimental, twists and turns, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fairy, magical, good versus evil, power of love, family relations, parents and children, small town, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, small town life, love and romance, danger, fantasy world, hopes, family, rivalry, evil, friends, lovers apart, goodhearted, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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, fairy tale, stylized and serious films and TV series with plots about imaginary, escapades, magic, danger, adventure, imaginary kingdom and curses spells and rituals mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time: The 10th Kingdom (2000), Maleficent (2014), Tin Man (2007), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Alice (2009). 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, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fairy, magical, journey, parallel world, creature, mythology ...
Place: virginia, usa, new york
⇓ 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: stylized, serious, offbeat, fairy tale
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, power of love, genie, chess, fantasy world, cat, prince, queen, adventure, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: witch, fairy, magical, good versus evil, in the woods, fantasy world, betrayal, princess, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, villain, dark fantasy ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, family, young heroes, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, king, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, fantasy world, good versus evil, parallel world, destiny, imaginary, friendship, curses spells and rituals, queen, psychic, dog ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, scenic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, immortality, good versus evil, deception, adventure, danger, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, witch, magic, snow white, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: exciting, surreal, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, fish out of water, danger, getting home, life turned upside down, good versus evil, save the kingdom, rivalry, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, captivating, entertaining, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, danger, betrayal, magic, love triangle, rivalry, druid, love, black magic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 101K
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, captivating, exciting, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, werewolf, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, good versus evil, queen, adventure, family, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, pre-teens, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: fairy, cinderella story, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, imaginary, giant, prince, love and romance, wizards and magicians, magic, fall in love ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, adventure, youth, heroic mission, young heroes, save the princess, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, princess, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, giant, family, legends and myths, mysterious character, heroes, rivalry, youth, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, exciting, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family relations, secret, siblings relations, evil force, family secret, magical, spell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: humorous, captivating, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: magic, artifact, magical, good versus evil, friendship, library, archaeologist, thief, librarian, treasure hunt, heroine, society ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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: 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, save the princess, screwball, adventure, heroic mission, danger ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, supernatural ability, true love, friendship, good versus evil, imaginary, love and romance, adventure, ancient mystery, family ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, supernatural, supernatural ability, friends, island, adventure, youth, teenage life, miraculous event, love and romance, imaginary, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 79K
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, fairy tale, feel good, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, save the day, adventure, fall in love, financial problem, snow white, evil queen, black magic, good versus evil, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, save the kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.7
 10K
Atlantis (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: atlantis, greek mythology, young heroes, adventure, legends and myths, danger, imaginary kingdom, family, youth, escapades, greek, mysterious place ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, mysterious, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural, small town, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, high school, teenage love, classmates, supernatural ability, youth, small town life, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 68K
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, humorous, enigmatic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, double life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, witchcraft, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, humorous, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, island, teenage protagonist, destiny, family, villain, witchcraft, moral dilemma, happy ending, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, adventure, save the world, ancient, magical, imaginary, witch, escapades, chosen one, loss of parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 114K
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: touching, suspenseful, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage love, teenage life, school, high school, life turned upside down, high school life, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, team, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 237K
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, stylized, fairy tale, light, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing
Plot: witch, adventure, imaginary kingdom, true love, fall in love, supernatural ability, chase, escapades, pirate, love and romance, race against time, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: holy grail, wizards and magicians, magic, camelot, adventure, apprentice, adventurer, supernatural ability, fantasy world, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ 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: feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: legends and myths, family, imaginary kingdom, adventure, in the woods, children, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, imaginary, fairy, giant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 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, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, wizard of oz, witch, escape, magic, vengeance, evil witch, dishonesty, rescue, escapades, unlikely couple, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, king arthur, adventure, knight, supernatural ability, camelot, dragon, rescue, vengeance, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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