Movies and TV shows like Merlin

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Merlin (2008)
 7.9
 72K
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, semi serious
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, magical, king arthur, supernatural ability, knight, imaginary kingdom, witch, wizards and magicians, friendship, dragon, curses spells and rituals, royal family, camelot, prophecy, king, supernatural, imaginary, magic, magician, adventure, heroes, palaces castles and temples, prince, royal court, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to Merlin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, stylized, captivating and serious films and TV series with plots about danger, magic, escapades, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil and fantasy world mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Merlin: Legend of the Seeker (2008), Atlantis (2013), Merlin's Apprentice (2006), Earthsea (2004), Eragon (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, feel good, entertaining, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, imaginary, magical, chosen one, adventure, save the world, witch, escapades, ancient, prophecy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.1
 20K
Merlin (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: king arthur, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, dragon, knight, adventure, witch, betrayal, wizards, sorcerer, supernatural, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
 11K
Atlantis (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: atlantis, adventure, greek mythology, escapades, young heroes, danger, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, greek, fantasy world, youth, mysterious place ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: holy grail, wizards and magicians, adventure, magic, apprentice, camelot, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, heroes, supernatural ability, adventurer, danger ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 6K
Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, dragon, island, magic, prophecy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heroes, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.1
 121K
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: exciting, serious, epic, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, fantasy world, adventure, chosen one, legends and myths, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 23K
Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, king arthur, wizards and magicians, camelot, royal family, legends and myths, heroic mission, danger, state affairs, throne, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ...
Style: fairy tale, twists and turns, exciting, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fairy, good versus evil, magical, curses spells and rituals, power of love, imaginary, legends and myths, adventure, princess, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, epic, exciting, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, journey, sword and sorcery, friendship, imaginary, medieval, save the world, mythology, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, elf, wizards, imaginary, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the world, dark fantasy, warrior, magical ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 252K
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: imaginary kingdom, witch, fall in love, adventure, imaginary, magical, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword ...
Style: epic, suspense, stylized, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: king arthur, knight, warrior, mentor, chosen one, courage, rescue, prophecy, sword and fantasy, destiny, camelot, one against many ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, sexy, saga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mythology, female warrior, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, sword fight, feminism, legends and myths, greek mythology, tough girl, ancient, one woman army ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, india, macedonia, ancient greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, teacher, supernatural, magic, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, near future, year 1998 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 43K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, serious, stylized, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, love triangle, aristocracy, royal family, female protagonist, intrigue, historical character, rivalry, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, king ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.2
 276K
The Witcher (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Based on Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher Saga.
Style: exciting, captivating, brutal, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: magic, mutant, monster, adventure, sorceress, deadly creature, supernatural ability, imaginary, medieval, mutation, supernatural, elf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 3K
Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: She inherits a house in the South of France from an aunt she has never met; she is haunted by dreams of a woman from the past, whom she does not know; and now she stumbles upon an archaeological find that will bear witness to a genocide committed ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense, epic
Plot: archaeologist, holy grail, destiny, medieval, legends and myths, obsessive quest, danger, tombs and skeletons, sect, conspiracy, archeological dig, crusade ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 13th century, year 2012
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.5
 13K
Charmed (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional college town of Hilltowne, Charmed follows the lives of three sisters, Macy, Mel and Maggie Vera who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are three of the most powerful witches of all time.
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, reboot ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, supernatural ability, witches, hereditary gift of witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, friendship, adventure, witchcraft, demon, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 19K
The Librarians (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, breathtaking, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: artifact, magic, good versus evil, archaeologist, magical, library, friendship, treasure hunt, thief, society, librarian, villain ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, magic, chosen one, wizards, boarding school life, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, school, giant, secret place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 13K
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: teens, family outing
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 ⇓
100%
 7.6
 42K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural ability, fantasy world, supernatural power, magic, school, magician, betrayal, college, society, student, danger, crush ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, warrior, creature, magical, elf, adventure, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, monster, king, dragon ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, best friends, young heroes, supernatural ability, prophecy, boarding school life, school, wizards, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1995, year 1996 ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: A unique re-working of the Arthurian epic, based on the novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon tells the familiar tale but with an important twist: The story is told through the eyes of the women who wielded power behind King ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wizards and magicians, imaginary, heroes, legends and myths, magic, state affairs, escapades, obsessive quest, adventure, family relations, siblings relations, medieval ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Voyage of the Unicorn (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: One day the Aislings find themselves magically transported to a ship called the Unicorn. Here, they discover that they've been chosen to fulfill an incredible quest! They undergo an incredible journey of discovery in strange lands with ...
Style: stylized, touching, inspirational, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, unicorn, supernatural ability, escapades, adventurer, hopes, supernatural, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.
Style: exciting, bleak, stylized, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, rivalry, odd couple, reluctant partners, escapades, state affairs, elf, magic, king, fairy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silver Chair (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Eustace, along with a new companion named Jill Pole, is brought back to Narnia. The pair are told by Aslan they must search for King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rillian.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, imaginary, legends and myths, parallel world, heroic mission, heroes, hopes, good versus evil, young heroes, kidnapping, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Storyteller (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
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: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, family, ancient, king, curses spells and rituals, storytelling, pet owner relationship, palaces castles and temples, talking animals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.
Style: feel good, touching, exciting, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, adventure, magical, supernatural, rescue, warrior, vengeance, fantasy world, knight, witchcraft, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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