Best Fantasy Movies

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
IMDb: 7.7
94 min

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3
IMDb: 8.3
103 min

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy\'s toys haven\'t been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon
IMDb: 8.1
98 min

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Avatar

Avatar

Avatar
IMDb: 7.8
162 min

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Up

Up

Up
IMDb: 8.2
96 min

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In
IMDb: 7.9
115 min

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Country: 
Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
IMDb: 8.0
111 min

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family\'s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy\'s passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth
IMDb: 8.2
118 min

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle
IMDb: 8.2
119 min

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

Country: 
The Incredibles

The Incredibles

The Incredibles
IMDb: 8.0
115 min

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it\'s time to get back into costume.

Big Fish

Big Fish

Big Fish
IMDb: 8.0
125 min

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Genre: Best Fantasy
The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
IMDb: 8.9
201 min

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron\'s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord\'s realm.

Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
IMDb: 8.0
143 min

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor\'s daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl\'s love save her.

Genre: Best Fantasy
The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
IMDb: 8.7
179 min

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.

The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring
IMDb: 8.8
178 min

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 sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Monsters Inc

Monsters Inc

Monsters Inc
IMDb: 8.0
92 min

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they\'re more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Spirited Away
IMDb: 8.6
125 min

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.

Country: 
Amélie

Amélie

Amélie
IMDb: 8.3
122 min

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?

Country: 
The Green Mile

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
IMDb: 8.6
189 min

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people\'s ailments. When the cell block\'s head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey\'s miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man\'s execution.

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
IMDb: 8.4
134 min

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

Country: 
Toy Story

Toy Story

Toy Story
IMDb: 8.3
81 min

Led by Woody, Andy\'s toys live happily in his room until Andy\'s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy\'s heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
IMDb: 8.0
76 min

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack\'s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
IMDb: 8.0
101 min

A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
IMDb: 8.0
84 min

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who\'s been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle\'s enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro
IMDb: 8.2
86 min

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

Country: 
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride
IMDb: 8.1
98 min

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can\'t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky
IMDb: 8.0
124 min

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Country: 
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
IMDb: 8.1
117 min

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.

Country: 
Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi
IMDb: 8.3
135 min

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor\'s newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander
IMDb: 8.1
188

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird
IMDb: 7.9
83

The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s attempts to shoot birds. One night, a portrait of the king comes to life and disposes of the real king, taking his place. The portrait king falls in love with a young shepherdess in another painting and intends to marry her. But, alas, the shepherdess has fallen in love with a chimneysweep and together they elope from the king’s palace. Enraged, the king sends his police to capture them and once they are within his power he forces the shepherdess to marry him. The mockingbird must use all his guile and courage to once more thwart the king and bring his evil reign to an end.

Stalker

Stalker

Stalker
IMDb: 8.2
163

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep-seated desires are granted.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
IMDb: 8.6
121 min

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Persona

Persona

Persona
IMDb: 8.1
85 min

A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth\'s persona.

Country: 
Eight and a Half

Eight and a Half

Eight and a Half
IMDb: 8.0
139 min

With 8½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.

Country: 
Genre: Best Fantasy
The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel
IMDb: 8.1
94 min

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room.

Country: 
The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal
IMDb: 8.2
96 min

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

Country: 
Genre: Best Fantasy
Scrooge

Scrooge

Scrooge
IMDb: 8.1
86 min

Ebeneezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits show him how his behavior over the years has made him a lonely, bitter old man, and how his heart has grown colder. Using events from Scrooge\'s idealistic past, dreary present and dismal future, the apparitions try their best to melt his steely soul. Tightfisted Ebeneezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of the three spirits and, just in time for the holidays, manages to make everyone\'s lives a little brighter, his included!

Country: 
Genre: Best Fantasy
Harvey

Harvey

Harvey
IMDb: 7.9
104 min

The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.

Genre: Best Fantasy
Orpheus

Orpheus

Orpheus
IMDb: 8.0
96

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermit), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio. This film is the central part of Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930), Orpheus (1950) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life
IMDb: 8.6
130 min

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George\'s modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business\'s $8,000 is lost and George\'s troubles begin.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
IMDb: 7.9
96 min

The story of a gentle-hearted beast in love with a simple and beautiful girl. She is drawn to the repellent but strangely fascinating Beast, who tests her fidelity by giving her a key, telling her that if she doesn\'t return it to him by a specific time, he will die of grief. She is unable to return the key on time, but it is revealed that the Beast is the genuinely handsome one. A simple tale of tragic love that turns into a surreal vision of death, desire, and beauty.

Country: 
Genre: Best Fantasy
Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven
IMDb: 8.1
104 min

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.

Country: 
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
IMDb: 8.0
102 min

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

King Kong

King Kong

King Kong
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

An adventure film about a film crew in search of a monster on a remote island. The crew finds King Kong and decides to take him back to New York as a money making spectacle. The film is a masterpiece of Stop-Motion in filmmaking history and inspired a line of King Kong films.

Genre: Best Fantasy
Faust

Faust

Faust
IMDb: 8.1
116 min

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist.

Country: 
Sherlock, Jr.

Sherlock, Jr.

Sherlock, Jr.
IMDb: 8.2
45

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
IMDb: 8.1
148

Siegfried, son of King Siegmund of Xanten, travels to Worms, capital of the Burgundian kingdom, to ask King Gunther for the hand of his sister, the beautiful Kriemhild.

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Nosferatu
IMDb: 7.9
94 min

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Country: