The Best Fantasy Movies Like LOTR Worth Watching

Movies like Lord of the Rings
A list of movies you should watch if you love Lord of the Rings!

What Are The Best Films Like Lord of The Rings?

We all love a good fantasy movie or TV series.

They are full of adventure and fun, and even some good life lessons. One of the best fantasy franchises that we all love is Lord of the Rings.

A timeless classic telling the story of a perilous journey to destroy an artifact of horrible power, and the redemption of a king’s legacy. Today, we will be going through a list of amazing and adventurous fantasy movies to watch if you love Lord of the Rings!

20. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

An exciting prequel trilogy to the beloved franchise!

The Hobbit Trilogy is a prequel to the beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy. It follows the story of a younger Bilbo Baggins as he is whirled away into an unexpected journey with Gandalf the Grey. Bilbo must help Dwarf Prince Thorin Oakenshield rid a fallen Dwarf Kingdom of a gargantuan red dragon. 

The journey will not be easy, however. For close behind, an orc commander is on the hunt for the Dwarf and also wants the mountain stronghold for a dark master. It is a race to the mountain kingdom that is filled with adventure and fun for all to enjoy!

A fun journey filled with magic and treasure the whole family will love! An action packed trilogy that gives us some backstory to the first trilogy we all fell in love with. A beautiful story of redemption and comradery that is enjoyable for all!

19. Harry Potter Series (2002-2011)

Grab your flying brooms and magic wands, and prepare for a wild ride!

Break out your wands and cloaks, and prepare for a truly magical adventure! The Harry Potter series brings fans young and old together in such an amazing way! Journey to a magical school made to teach young wizards and witches how to properly become extremely powerful in the art of magic.

Follow young Harry Potter, a boy thought to be an outcast, as he finds his place among the students at Hogwarts, a school of magic. As he attends the school, rumor grows of an ancient evil that tried to kill him once before, but failed. Harry must find out how to stop this evil before it’s too late, but must also become a more powerful wizard. Will he succeed before time runs out?

Enjoy an exciting ride filled with magic, humor, adventure, and wonderful secrets! Become part of an ever growing fan-base that adores the series! Witness a spectacular series based on the books by the legendary J.K. Rowling!

18. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

A mind-warping and amazing film for all to enjoy!

Prepare yourself for an amazing film based on the legendary video game series! Follow a journey filled with conspiracy, fun action, wall-running, and even romance!

Dastan is a young Persian prince adopted by the king, and has just proven his worth in battle. During the celebration of a recent victory over a sacred city, the king is murdered and Dastan is framed, despite being completely innocent. He must seek the aid of a princess and her knowledge of an ancient dagger that allows its wielder to travel back in time. 

An exciting adventure that’s action-packed and fun for the entire family! An exciting story with amazing battle scenes! A beautiful romance between a prince and princess that concludes in an amazing adventure!

17. Beowulf (2007)

An exciting animated take on the ancient fable!

Based on the ancient story of a king seeking a reputation of glory and honor, the 2007 animated take on Beowulf is a movie never to be forgotten! It’s filled with so much action and fun, you’ll want to watch it again and again!

Beowulf has been hired to kill a creature that has been ravaging a small village. Unbeknownst to him, the creature is the child of an extremely powerful succubus--a beautiful creature that lures men to their deaths. 

Experience a dazzling story of adventure and glory! Enjoy a film made with stunning animation! Witness a take on the ancient fable like never before!

16. Hercules (2014)

An inspirational, heart-pounding film!

Witness a new and inspiring take on the legendary story of the ancient hero, Hercules! Filled with such an exciting new take on a legendary hero, Hercules does the ancient myth true justice and then some!

Based on the mythical legend of the Greek hero, the story of Hercules follows his life with a bit of a twist. Instead of actually being born to the gods, Hercules is a mortal man gifted with tremendous strength! Living his life as a mercenary, he seeks to redeem himself if the murder of his wife and children. 

Witness an amazing film featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the legendary hero of myth! Be inspired by a tale of true courage and redemption. Experience an action-packed movie filled with amazing sword-play and fight sequences!

15. 300

A story of freedom fighting and dying for glory.

Witness a story that tells of the legendary 300 Spartans traveling from their home in Sparta to nearby lands crawling with the god-like Persian army. Directed by movie genius, Zack Snyder, 300 tells the epic story of how 300 men fought for their country’s people and their future when it becomes threatened by tyrants.

The story of 300 tells the tale of the great King Leonidas of Sparta as he leads 300 of his best men against the armies of King Xerxes. Witness a story that makes fans want to sharpen their spears and swords, and prepare for some badass action!

A film that tells of the greatest sacrifice for a country and its people! Experience spectacular visual effects and fight scenes! Witness the legend that inspired cultures around the world to raise warriors like Sparta once did!

14. 300: Rise of an Empire

The sequel to the inspirational and legendary film, 300!

The sequel to the amazing legend, 300: Rise of an Empire tells the story of how Greece finally took a stand against their Persian oppressors. Witness a tale that answers the questions lingering from the first film!

Follow the legendary hero of Athens, Themistokles, as he takes up arms against Persia and fight to fulfill the dream of the fallen King Leonidas of a free Greece. As Themistokles struggles to fight back against the Persian tides, he must also face a new threat; Xerxes number one general, Artemisia. Will he be able to finally free Greece of her chains?

An amazing tale of fighting for a country and its inhabitants. Exhilarating action and thrilling visual effects! A beautiful story that ties up loose ends from the first film!

13. Clash of the Titans (2010)

A thrilling reinstallment of the classic tale!

Based off the 1980s film, Clash of the Titans (2010) features Sam Worthington as the legendary Perseus, and Liam Neeson as Zeus, King of the Greek Gods. After man has decided that the gods of Olympus are no longer needed, Zeus sends Hades to threaten mankind with the coming of the Kraken, a horrific beast capable of complete destruction.

Perseus is chosen to find a way to defeat the Kraken and Hades before time runs out. Along the way, he must come to grips with the blood of the gods flowing through his veins, in addition to defeating a servant of Hades. Will he become the legend he is destined to be?

Experienced a story filled with gods, monsters, and legendary heroes! Witness heart-pounding action at every turn. A beautiful tale inspired by legendary Greek mythology.

12. Wrath of the Titans (2012)

A sequel that takes the legend to new heights!

Wrath of the Titans is the action-packed sequel to the legendary Clash of the Titans 2010 remake. Filled with jaw-dropping action, Wrath of the Titans throws you into a world filled with gods and monsters!

After his wife dies, Perseus goes into retirement. Unbeknownst to him, the gods are dying and the world is on the brink of destruction. When Zeus asks him for aid,  Perseus is reunited with the mythical Pegasus and together they must fight back the forces of darkness once again.

A film that brings back the same jaw-dropping action as the first! An inspirational story of the fight between god and evil! Action-packed and full of intense scenes for fantasy fans to enjoy!

11. Immortals

Brought to you by the makers of 300!

A story of a hero’s rise to glory, Immortals inspires all to take up arms and become a legend! Filled with action and visual sequences inspired by 300, this film takes high-octane action to the next level!

Theseus is chosen by the gods to defeat the forces of darkness. As the gods are under siege by the evil Titans, Theseus must take on the evil Hyperion and destroy him before the world falls to chaos and eternal darkness.

Filled with stunning visual effects brought to you by the makers of 300. A beautiful story of a hero’s rise to glory and immortality! Over-the-top action for all to enjoy!

10. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

A thrilling new take on the legendary hero!

Directed by Marcys Nispel, the 2011 installment of Conan the Barbarian sees Jason Mamoa as the legendary Cimmerian warrior! Filled with spectacular action-packed scenes, this is one remake you do not want to miss!

While on a quest for revenge, Conan realizes that there is more at stake for the land of Hyboria. Conan must be the one to save the lad and its people from an ancient evil that threatens the land with mystical and dangerous dark magic.

An amazing retelling of the great, Cimmerian hero! Experience jaw-dropping action every second! Witness a beautiful story filled with great warriors and ancient monsters!

9. Warcraft (2016)

Based off of the incredibly popular online video game by Blizzard Entertainment!

Based on the popular video game World of Warcraft, created by Blizzard Entertainment, Warcraft is an exciting film filled with amazing visual effects and features an all-star cast that includes the legendary Travis Fimmel! Warcraft tells the origin story of the conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, and how Azeroth must be saved from the conflict between the two forces!

The world of Azeroth has been at peace for years, until recently. The orc Horde of Draenor has created a portal to escape from their dying planet and have invaded the world of Azeroth. Both sides must either find a way to diplomatically end the bloodshed, or overwhelm one another until complete submission. Which side will you choose?

Experience the origin story of the legendary game! Stunning visual effects and awesome action sequences! A beautiful story of a struggle between two warring sides!

8. Season of the Witch (2011)

An exciting, action-packed thriller!

Mixing horror and fantasy into such a delight, Season of the Witch is a very unique story. Featuring Nicolas Cage and Ron Pearlman, Season of the Witch is a crazy ride that takes place during the Black Plague.

After deserting the Crusades, two knights are requested to escort a supposed witch to a nearby city where she will be executed. Along the way one of the knights questions his morals and begins to see that the young witch is more than she seems. Does he see the truth, or is her dark magic playing tricks on him?

An action-packed story filled with crazy jumpscares to keep you on the edge of your seat! Heart-pounding scenes that will make your start biting your nails. A beautiful story that takes place during the darkest hours of human history.

7. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2011)

A fun, hilarious franchise that’s fit for all ages!

The legendary franchise that modernized the pirating genre! Pirates of the Caribben tells the miraculous and wondrous story of pirates, adventure, and fun all in one!

Join Captain Jack Sparrow on his numerous, and perilous, adventures as he sails across the seven seas. Watch as he fights ghosts, battles his inner demons, drinks rum, and takes part in amazing adventures! 

Enjoy hilarious scenes and heart-pounding action. Witness an amazing take on the once feared “Devils of the Seas”. Prepare to weigh anchor and set sail, and prepare for a fantastic voyage!

6. Solomon Kane

A stunning, action-packed film!

A beautiful story that tells the tale of man seeking redemption. Solomon Kane is an exciting, action-filled movie that fans will love!

After taking a vow of everlasting peace and swearing to do no harm, Solomon Kane is dragged back into the ways of violence, after a family begs him to rescue their daughter. Although he knows he will be damned to Hell if he commits violent acts, he obliges and sets out to rescue the young child. 

Along the way, he must battle demons and other manner of creature before his journey ends. Will he be able to redeem himself of his actions?

Enjoy amazing action and adventure! Experience a thrilling ride jam-packed with stunning visual effects and fight scenes! Witness the story of a man who seeks redemption, but is always willing to sacrifice himself for others!

5. Van Helsing (2004)

A beautiful take on the legendary monster hunter!

Witness the story of legendary monster hunter as Van Helsing seeks out the answers to his forgotten past. Helsing must got to Transylvania to keep an ancient bloodline from being killed out by the evil Count Dracula Tepes.

Along the way, he discovers that he is a Belmont, a line of legendary monster hunters sworn to protect humanity from the creatures of the night such as vampires and werewolves. Will he be able to defeat Dracula, even when the vampire knows more about his past than himself?

Witness the legendary story of the fight between man and demon! Experience amazing visual effects and crazy action-packed scenes! Journey alongside Van Helsing in this beautiful story filled with adventure!

4. Your Highness (2011)

A hilarious fantasy-themed comedy!

Your Highness is an insanely funny, fantasy-themed comedy that features Natalie Portman, James Franco, and Danny McBride! Join the three of them on this hilarious, over-the-top adventure filled with comedy, action, and mischief.

After living in the shadow of his older and more beloved brother, Prince Fabious, Prince Thadeous decides to simply slack off and spend the rest of his days drinking and seeking pleasure instead of aiding his brother. But when an evil sorcerer kidnaps Fabious’s bride, it’s up to Thadeous to help him save the day.

Witness a hilarious take on the fantasy genre. Enjoy crazy fun and over-the-top humor! Experience an exciting adventure that will make you laugh your socks off!

3. Krull (1983)

An exciting classic that will never get old!

Krull is a unique film that mixes the old-timey feel of fantasy and mixes it with the beloved taste of sci-fi to create a spectacular story! Witness a beautiful mixture of action and adventure in this timeless classic!

Krull tells the story of a fallen king who must save his queen after his kingdom his invaded by other-worldly outsiders. Allying himself with a band of mercenaries, he goes in search of her and must battle creatures unlike any he has ever seen!

Witness a beautiful twist on the classic fantasy genre. Experience a beautiful story of adventure! Take part in a thrilling adventure filled with classic visual effects!

2. Game of Thrones

A gritty, beautiful, and realistic telling of the times of kings, queens, and dragons.

The Game of Thrones series is brutally realistic take on the fantasy world based on the books written by the legendary Geoerge R.R. Martin. It tells the story of a land filled with kings, queens, dragons, and magic, and how they all dealt with each other’s existence.

The series follows the stories of the members of four main houses; the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryons. Each of the houses are always at each other’s throats, wanting the Iron Throne for their own house, and their own agendas. Yet while they bicker like children, another threat beyond their borders is forming a great army that could wipe out all of humanity! Will the houses survive the night?

Witness a brutal take on the fantasy genre. Experience amazing sword-play sequences in each episode! Express every emotion as the series clings to your soul in such a beautiful way!

1. Spartacus TV Series 

An amazing story of the lives of the legendary gladiators!

Spartacus is a TV Series that tells the story of the legendary slave warriors known as gladiators. It mixes the brutality of ancient history with the flare of fantasy to create a beautiful series fans love!

Once a revered Roman soldier, Spartacus betrayed his country and tried to rebel against the Roman Empire. When his plan failed, he was sold as a slave and forced to fight for the entertainment of the people of Rome. As a gladiator, Spartacus vows to one day take his revenge on Rome, but he must first survive the Colosseum and its warriors. 

Experience an awesome story of the legendary slave warrior, Spartacus! A series filled with action, adventure, and drama! Witness stunning fight scenes and brutal combat!


Netflix’s “The Witcher”

The live action take of one of the best fantasy games ever made!

Set to be released on Netflix in 2019, the Witcher series is said to be based on the book series titled the same, written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Further details of the series’ main plot has not yet been released. The only information that has been announced has been its release year, and that the actor portraying Geralt of Rivia will be none other than Henry Caville!

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