My All Time Favorite Fantasy Moviesby dnabar61 | created - 04 Oct 2012 | updated - 04 Oct 2012 | Public
these are my favorite fantasy movies both live and animated ( in no particular order) except for the first.
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1. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 372,963 | Gross: $30.86M
Inconceivable!!! how this movie brought fresh, fun and fantastic take on fairy tales. the cast, the screenplay, everything was perfect. Please no remakes.
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,570,746 | Gross: $315.54M
In my opinion one of the best book to film adaptations.
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,407,321 | Gross: $342.55M
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,558,934 | Gross: $377.85M
Fantastic movie to conclude the saga.
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.
Votes: 595,038 | Gross: $317.58M
Excellent work on adapting the book to film.
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Votes: 510,580 | Gross: $290.01M
While some argued that this wasn't a good adaptation, I was very happy with it.
Note: I would list all the Harry Potter films but just decided to include my favorites.
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 718,888 | Gross: $381.01M
Because it was the final movie and in my opinion, a very good adaptation of the book. Plus the showdown between Belatrix and Mrs. Weasley.
8. Willow (1988)
PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young farmer is chosen to undertake a perilous journey in order to protect a special baby from an evil queen.
Votes: 96,336 | Gross: $57.27M
My favorite Val Kilmer movie.
9. Ladyhawke (1985)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.
Votes: 41,398 | Gross: $18.43M
Loved the story.
10. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby (Toby Froud) when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie).
Votes: 117,727 | Gross: $12.73M
David Bowie was excellent!
11. DragonHeart (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality.
Votes: 88,365 | Gross: $51.37M
Love Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery. David Thewlis (aka Remus Lupin) makes a good villain.
12. Enchanted (2007)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil Queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.
Votes: 169,931 | Gross: $127.81M
I loved Disney films (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, etc.) and I enjoyed this take on the fairy tale - real world.
13. Stardust (2007)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Votes: 244,712 | Gross: $38.63M
Enjoyed the humor mixed in with the fantasy.
14. The Last Unicorn (1982)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A brave unicorn (Mia Farrow) and a magician (Alan Arkin) fight an evil King (Sir Christopher Lee), who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.
Votes: 23,233 | Gross: $6.46M
Lovely animation. Excellent cast. touching.
15. Tangled (2010)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Votes: 382,808 | Gross: $200.82M
Definitely not the typical damsel in distress. Excellent movie. 3D was great.