The Witcher Movie: 17 Movies Like the Witcher You Should Watch

The Witcher Movie
We cannot wait any longer!

Fans are eagerly waiting for Netflix to come out with The Witcher TV series.The slow progress made so far has made the wait almost unbearable. So if you need your fantasy-fix now, here are 17 similar movies you’ll enjoy.  

17. Season of the Witch

While Season of the Witch is a historic fantasy film, it also qualifies in the horror sub-genre. Two recent deserters of the Teutonic Order, Sir Bleibruck and Sir Felson travel back through Europe only to find the Black Death. They are instructed to take an alleged witch with them to an elite monastery, and things take a turn for the worst. 


Do you think she's a witch?


Sirs Bleibruck and Felson must keep the witch in custody.

16. Conan the Barbarian

In this exciting adventure, we meet Conan, a man filled with vengeance as he roams a fantastical world of magic and sorcery. When Conan was still young, a warlord named Khalar Zym killed his father and so Conan swore vengeance and traveled the world as a pirate. When he finally has a chance to avenge his father, he discovers Tamara, a woman Zym needs to revive his dead wife. In this tale, the stakes are high as Conan tries to save the woman he loves and restore honor for his father.


Conan seeks revenge for his father by taking on a powerful warlord and his sorcerers.


Zym's powerful daughter, Marique.

15. Clash of the Titans

In this remake of the 1981 film, humans take on the gods and their monsters. Loosely based on ancient Greek mythology, this movie follows Perseus, reluctant son of Zeus, as he takes on creatures like Medusa and the Kraken. This action-packed film is full of crazy fight scenes between men and monsters.


Perseus is talking with the Princess Andromeda.


Perseus holding Medusa's head.

14. Your Highness

Princes Thadeous and Fabious are two brothers that couldn’t be more different. While Fabious is a handsome, skilled warrior, Thadeous is…well, lazy. When a sorcerer steals away Fabious’ bride, the brothers must rescue her. This satiric take on the high-fantasy genre will have you laughing until the end. 


These two brothers are the heroes of our story.


MEGA EVIL!

13. King Arthur

This generous take on the King Arthur tale offers a new perspective on a classic. This time, Arthur is a Roman cavalry officer and a Catholic, the knights are his comrades, Guinevere is a pagan Pict warrior, and an older Merlin is her wise father. The Picts are in the fight of their lives against invading Saxons!


Arthur and his knights are part of the Roman Army.


Arthur and Guinevere.

12. Solomon Kane

Based off the comics series (by both Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics), Solomon Kane is an internationally produced dark-fantasy-meets-16th-Century-England film, led by a character destined for hell. Kane is an ex-mercenary turned pacifist trying to redeem his soul, but when a family of Puritans is killed by an evil sorcerer and the eldest daughter is kidnapped, he swears to free her by killing all of the sorcerer’s followers. This film is packed with battles, violence, ghouls, and demons.


Solomon Kane's violent past destines him for hell.


Solomon must rescue Meredith.

11. Beowulf

This 3D animated film retells the famous fight between Beowulf and Grendel. Don’t think the animation makes this film any less violent and action-packed – watch the trailer if you don’t believe me! For those of you who don’t know the story: Beowulf’s fight with Grendel is only the beginning of his troubles against monsters. 


Beowulf is one of the strongest men of his time.


The Monster Grendel.

10. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Based off the popular video game, Prince of Persiais a unique fantasy story involving a magical dagger that rewinds time – but only for a minute. When Prince Dastan’s uncle, the king’s brother, decides he wants to use it to go back decades, Dastan finds himself on a quest to stop him. He encounters Princess Tamina, who knows of the dagger’s powers and convinces him that his uncle’s plan will destroy the world. From the banter of Dastan and Tamina to the impressive CGI, Prince of Persia is a widely entertaining action fantasy film.


Dastan and Tamina on the run.


The film has a beautifully crafted fantasy world.

9. The 13th Warrior

Ahmad ibn Fadlan is a new diplomat for the Caliph of Baghdad, and he is sent on a mission to visit the Norsemen far to the north. When a mysterious evil attacks nearby villages, Ahmad must help the Norsemen defeat this evil. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t even know how to fight.


Fadlan learns about Norse customs during his travels.


A messenger brings bad news from the far north.

8. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

This take on the legend of King Arthur is similar to the well-loved tale. However, Legend of the Sword has a quirky humor that is much more modern. If you’re looking for a funny and entertaining take on a classic, this is your movie.


A new take on an underdog Arthur.


It’s an epic battle between kings.

7. Hercules

Starring another famous son of Zeus, this film is full of action based on the Hercules tales. After his Twelve Labors and the deaths of his family – and boasting a lion pelt ‘cape’ – Hercules is persuaded to train the armies of Thrace and fight against a raging warlord. Hercules is exciting film that bets on the underdog.


A handsome Hercules sporting his lion pelt.


There's plenty of action in this film!

6. Troy

Filled with a stellar cast, Troy is another historical action-movie based on a classic story. The film follows Achilles, the renowned warrior seeking immortality, and Prince Paris, the young noble madly in love with the beautiful Helen. When Paris brings Helen to Troy, her husband, King Agamemnon, declares war in this retelling of epic proportions.


Achilles is the legendary Greek fighter.


The romance that started a war.

5. 300

300 is an undeniable classic and is therefore so high on this list. Filled with violence, crazy effects, and memorable movie quotes, it’s a movie you won’t soon forget. If Spartans fighting Persians in a battle to the death is your thing, you have to watch this movie. 


Don't mess with Sparta.


There are lots of brawny men in this movie.

4. The Shannara Chronicles

If you want scary monsters in a unique fantasy world, look no further. This TV show has elves, goblins, and full-out demons. When an ancient tree, the Ellcrys, begins to die, demons are set loose and the elf guardians of the Ellcrys must protect the tree and fight the demons. And with two seasons already out, there’s plenty to watch.


Our three heroes must battle demons around every corner.

The Ellcrys Tree, which keeps demons at bay.

3. The Hobbit Trilogy

The Hobbit is an internationally beloved story from the Tolkien universe. The film trilogy follows Bilbo, a small hobbit, across Middle Earth in order to help the noble dwarf Thorin Oakenshield and his company take back their home: The Lonely Mountain. High-speed chases, giant dragons, and other mystical creatures impede their journey, and Bilbo becomes a little braver every step of the way.


An excited Bilbo ready to begin an adventure.


Thorin Oakenshield's company travels to the Lonely Mountain.

2. Game of Thrones 

Game of Thrones is a beloved TV show for good reason. Different royal families battle with each other for power over Westeros. Filled with epic fight scenes and a large cast of dynamic characters, this show is not to be missed!


Jon Snow and his wolf pup, Ghost.


Daenerys and her dragon.

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 

Don’t deny it – this is the only movie that can take the #1 spot on this list. Lord of the Rings is the epitome of the high-fantasy genre. The film adaption Frodo’s dangerous journey to destroy the One Ring is still a fan favorite after more than 15 years. This film has it all: compelling characters, a detailed fantasy world, and epic fight scenes. 


The One Ring to Rule them All.


The forming of the fellowship of the ring.

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