Movies and TV shows like Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, History, 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: semi serious, exciting, enigmatic, bleak, stylized, captivating, witty
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, imaginary, odd couple, reluctant partners, elf, escapades, state affairs, magic, magician, fairy, partners, danger, disorder, standoff, war, prophecy, salvation, resurrection, showdown, wartime life, government agency, quibbling, king ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, exciting, stylized and serious films and TV series with plots about rivalry, escapades, adventure, heroes, danger, imaginary and wizards and magicians mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Merlin (2008), Going Postal (2010), Hogfather (2006), Merlin's Apprentice (2006), Spellbinder (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, king arthur, knight, witch, supernatural ability, magical, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, dragon, camelot, royal family, prince ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Going Postal (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
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Story: Moist von Lipwig is a con-man with a particular talent-- he is utterly unremarkable. When his execution is stayed in Terry Pratchett's remarkable Discworld, he must work off his debt to society as the land's head Postman. Things are not ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, colourful, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, postman, letter, vengeance, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, workplace, execution, disorder, workplace situations ...
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Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 189 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has ...
Style: dark fantasy, humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: death, christmas, fantasy world, holiday, santa claus, wizards, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
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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, humorous, semi serious, 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, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
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Spellbinder (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Poland
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Spellbinder is a fantasy teen drama/science fiction television series, produced by Film Australia & Telewizja Polska in association with the Australian Children's Television Foundation. The series is a 1995 serial of 26 episodes, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, adventure, teenager, danger, young heroes, friendship, rivalry, getting home, escapades, youth, imaginary, disorder ...
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1066: The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of TWO invasions of England, and in which three huge and bloody pitched battles were fought
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, rivalry, invasion, state affairs, danger, political unrest, cruelty, bravery, king, fight ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: england, europe, normandy, norway, flanders
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Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, princess, disney, imaginary, villain, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, scotland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Magic Door (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A magic Troll aims to defeat the Black Witch and find the magic door that will lead him home with the help of the Elf Flip, and the Boy Liam.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: getting home, mischievous children, imaginary, escapades, wizards and magicians, danger, youth, rivalry, friendship, troll, magic, forest ...
Place: england
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28%
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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: exciting, stylized, captivating, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, king arthur, imaginary kingdom, camelot, wizards and magicians, royal family, wizards, legends and myths, king, heroic mission, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: england, europe
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14%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, rivalry, escapades, kidnapping, political unrest, viking, heroes, british ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
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Sinbad (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sinbad accidentally kills the son of the powerful Lord Akbari in a fist fight. As recompense for the blood debt, Sinbad's brother is killed in front of his eyes. Sinbad escapes, but his grandmother uses a magic talisman to curse him for the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, disturbing, light ...
Plot: witch, curse, ocean or sea, escapades, legends and myths, adventure, rivalry, adventurer, destiny, hopes, sinbad, heroes ...
Time: 8th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colours (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, military, battles, soldier, heroes, state affairs, escapades, war, rebellion, military life, napoleonic wars, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, betrayal, rivalry, battles, power struggle, political intrigue, ruler, heir heiress, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as face off against his evil former friend, Vendiger, whom ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dragon, magic, adventure, legends and myths, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, danger, rivalry, battles, heroes, king ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Colour of Magic (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
TV show
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, kids, pre-teens
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Time: 18th century
Place: england
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Merlin: The Return (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: good versus evil, wizards and magicians, adventure, folk hero, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rivalry, rescue, danger, true love, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, middle ages
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, vengeance, wartime life, battle zone, tough heroes, battles, behind enemy lines, military life, officers and cadets, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
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23%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: love triangle, soldier, battles, war, danger, military, military life, political unrest, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, army, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
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23%
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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, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, dragon, island, magic, prophecy, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
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Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, UK
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Story: The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, light
Audience: teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, imaginary, magic, wizards and magicians, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, teenage life, magical, heroes ...
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Robin Hood (1984)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robin of Sherwood, was a British television series, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Created by Richard Carpenter, it was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest, and ran from 1984 to 1986 on the ITV network. In America it was retitled Robin ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: robin hood, folk hero, in the woods, legends and myths, vigilantism, archery, sword and sorcery, fighting the system, danger, criminal heroes, adventure, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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22%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, danger, adventure, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
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21%
Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll case containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: adventure, folk hero, wizards and magicians, treasure hunt, escapades, imaginary, good versus evil, deadly, danger, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Place: europe, greece
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Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, military, heroes, tough heroes, political corruption, heroic mission, military life, political unrest, lone wolves, state affairs, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, england
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BeastMaster (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: BeastMaster is a Canadian television series that aired from 1999 to 2002. It was loosely based on a 1982 MGM film The Beastmaster. The series aired for three complete seasons. It is produced by Coote/Hayes Productions. The series was nominated for ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, homoerotic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, sword and fantasy, adventure hero, adventure, magic, good versus evil, danger, animal life, heroes, animal human communication, sword and sorcery, male female relationship ...
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Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, soldier, rivalry, heroic mission, hotshot hero, battlefield, political unrest, daring rescue, danger, escapades, state affairs, investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Every hundred years, the evil sorceress Morgana returns to claim Fingall's talisman from Merlin, with which she intends to destroy the world. For the last fourteen hundred years she has failed... now she intends to conquer all. Young Ben Clark ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, colourful, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: superhuman powers, save the world, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, battles, heroic mission, wartime life, fall in love, battle zone, military life, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, siege, battles, heroes, british soldier, castle, danger, adventure, military life, war, isolation, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Evermoor Chronicles (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: enigmatic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, good versus evil, danger, adventure, wizards and magicians, teenage life, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, family relations, family in danger, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%