Movies and TV shows like Tales from the Neverending Story

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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
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Tales from the Neverending Story (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But when his mother dies suddenly, Bastian's limitless imagination is reborn. Bastian comes across a magical book, 'The Neverending Story,' in a curious little bookstore. Inspired by the book, Bastian creates an enchanted world called Fantasia, inhabited by dragons, dark knights and assorted heroes and villains.
Style: touching, feel good, stylized, semi serious, exciting, fairy tale, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, heroic mission, young heroes, youth, self discovery, empress, imaginary kingdom, self fulfillment, danger, curses spells and rituals, escapades, save the kingdom, magic, imagination, dragon, book of magic, parallel world, family, family relations, misfit, destiny, swamp ...

Most similar movies to Tales from the Neverending Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, imaginary, danger, heroes, imaginary kingdom and rivalry mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Tales from the Neverending Story: Earthsea (2004), Alice (2009), Knights of Bloodsteel (2009), Atlantis (2013), Voyage of the Unicorn (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Once again, Bastian is transported to the world of Fantasia which he recently managed to save from destruction. However, the land is now being destroyed by an evil sorceress, Xayide, so he must join up with Atreyu and face the Emptiness once more.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, stylized, touching, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, giant, good versus evil, book, friendship, empress, invisibility, sorceress, fear of heights, reading, imaginary kingdom, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 6K
Earthsea (2004)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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 ⇓
100%
 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, fantasy world, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, good versus evil, getting home, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Knights of Bloodsteel (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The adventure is set in the sorcerous land of Mirabilis, where a populace of elves, goblins, dwarves and humans hanker for the mystical element Bloodsteel; an ore with magical ability-giving properties. When a ruthless band of soldiers led by the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, atmospheric, epic
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, danger, superhuman powers, sorceress, elf, dragon, imaginary kingdom, cons and scams, wizards and magicians, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 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: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: atlantis, adventure, greek mythology, escapades, young heroes, danger, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, greek, fantasy world, youth, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Voyage of the Unicorn (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 170 min.
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, unicorn, imaginary, good versus evil, supernatural ability, escapades, adventurer, hopes, supernatural, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Neverending Story III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.
Style: feel good, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, book, fantasy world, family, adventure, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, heroes, escapades, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on "Prince Caspian" and "Voyage of the Dawn Treader". Prince Caspian escapes his uncles assassination attempt and call for the aid of four young children from our world. Then, they go for a voyage over the sea to find six ...
Style: saga, feel good, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mouse, mischievous children, adventure, family, escapades, hopes, imaginary, young heroes, good versus evil, youth, righting the wronged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, adventure, fairy, mysterious character, heroes, giant, legends and myths, magic, miniature person, midget, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, stylized, offbeat, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, queen, young heroes, family, escapades, supernatural, heroic mission, bet, attic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Silver Chair (1990)
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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 ⇓
54%
The Color of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As Rincewind involuntarily becomes a guide to the naive tourist Twoflower, they find themselves forced to flee the city of Ankh-Morpork to escape a terrible fire, and begin on a journey across the Disc. Unknown to them, their journey & fate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, enigmatic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroes, wizards, dragon, danger, curses spells and rituals, magic, imaginary, good versus evil, heroic mission, unlikely hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 3K
Snow Queen (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Snow Queen is a powerful story of friendship and the triumph of love over wickedness. The story follows a young woman who is forced to battle the wicked snow queen in order to save the soul of the man she loves.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, hotel, rescue, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, kidnapping, fall in love, young heroes, battles, danger, imaginary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Five Children and It (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Psammead is 'It', an ancient, irritable, ugly sand fairy, which five children find one day in a gravel pit. As a reward for finding him, It grants the children one wish a day, the results of which will last until sunset.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wish fulfillment, adventure, heroes, young heroes, mischievous children, youth, disorder, fish out of water, rivalry, danger, supernatural, parents and children ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Snow Queen (2005)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: When Gerda befriends penniless Kay their growing friendship is cut short as one cold winter night a fragment of glass pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold. Enchanted by the Snow Queen he is swept away on her chariot over the glittering ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, sincere, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, hopes, danger, rivalry, youth, imaginary, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: snow white, adventure, imaginary kingdom, evil witch, good versus evil, leadership, imaginary, danger, romance, heroic mission, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Style: atmospheric, whimsical, colourful, exciting, confusing ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, muppets, puppet, resistance, crystal, good versus evil, save the world, planet, danger, doll, journey, fictional planet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
38%
Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, friendship, knight, parallel world, danger, heroes, supernatural, kidnapping, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 500
Evermoor (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A young girl and her blended family move to the small cottage town of Evermoor. All is well until sinister things start to happen, magic tapestries, an enchanted typewriter. Only a few of the strange things found in the town of Evermoor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, danger, escapades, family relations, adventure, rivalry, siblings relations, teenage life, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yet another variation on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee At King Arthur's Court." Here, a computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, heroic mission, imaginary, good versus evil, legends and myths, friendship, escapades, adventure, rivalry, disorder, fish out of water, family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, connecticut, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, battles, wizards and magicians, escapades, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, magic, boy hero ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mr. Conductor's supply of magic gold dust, which allows him to travel between Shining Time and Thomas's island, is critically low. Unfortunately, he doesn't know how to get more. Meanwhile, Thomas is fending off attacks by the nasty ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, whimsical, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: train, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, rescue, good versus evil, youth, young heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, magic, apprentice, fantasy world, camelot, arthurian legend, heroic mission, adventurer, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around the world on a stamp to bring back the mysterious ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friends, family relations, miniaturization, part animation, parallel world, heroes, escapades, adventure, danger, youth, mischievous children, wish come true ...
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women in the search for their father who disappeared during a government experiment. Their travels take them around the universe to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, time travel, guardian angel, young heroes, daring rescue, adventure, heroic mission, parallel world, space travel, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, fish out of water, friendship, escapades, mischievous children, imaginary, youth, young heroes, coming of age, rescue, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: heroes, greek, monster, god or devil, parents and children, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, danger, adventure, tragic hero, princess ...
Place: crete
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Secret of Moonacre (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Hungary, UK, France, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, family relations, curses spells and rituals, adventure, orphan, imaginary, teenage life, in the woods, escapades, estate, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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