Most Popular Fantasy Becomes Reality Movies and TV Shows
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1. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,884,037 | Gross: $292.58M
2. Baby Driver (2017)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Votes: 383,804 | Gross: $107.83M
4. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 581,916 | Gross: $37.63M
6. Weird Science (1985)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.
Votes: 74,201 | Gross: $23.83M
7. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Votes: 209,670 | Gross: $40.14M
8. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 55,607 | Gross: $8.95M
9. Lady in the Water (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
Votes: 91,715 | Gross: $42.29M
10. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.
Votes: 28,152 | Gross: $39.18M
11. Inkheart (2008)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Votes: 70,093 | Gross: $17.30M
12. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Omri, a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick.
Votes: 24,445 | Gross: $35.62M
13. The Number 23 (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.
Votes: 186,221 | Gross: $35.19M
15. Swimming Pool (2003)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
Votes: 39,941 | Gross: $10.11M
16. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.
Votes: 7,776 | Gross: $11.66M
19. Kaboom (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
A sexually "undeclared" college freshman's clairvoyant/prophetic dreams are the first sign that something very strange is going on involving his class-mates -- with him at the center.
Votes: 11,988 | Gross: $0.12M
21. Shut Eye (2016–2017)
Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Charlie is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of LA.
22. Carter (2018– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An actor returns home after a public meltdown. Partnering with his police detective friend, he tries to use his acting experience to solve real crimes.
23. The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)
Passed | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.
24. Weird Science (1994–1998)
30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly create their dream woman, Lisa, on their computer. Lisa has extraordinary powers and can grant the boys their wishes for short periods of time.
27. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Crime
Geralt is in the southern province of Toussaint where a monstrous serial killer is targeting knights with dark past. Geralt and his old vampire friend investigate the killer's motives.
28. I, Madman (1989)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A bookshop clerk finds that an insane and murderous doctor from one of the store's horror novels has come to life.
Votes: 2,515 | Gross: $0.15M
29. Jake Speed (1986)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In a world where, unbeknownst to the public, all famous pulp fiction heroes are real, one of them, Jake Speed, agrees to help desperate Margaret Winston save her sister from sadistic white slaver Sid, who's operating in Africa.
Votes: 770 | Gross: $1.94M
30. Seizure (1974)
PG | 94 min | Horror
Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the ... See full summary »
32. Shadowzone (1990)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After someone is killed in the subterranean project called "Shadowzone," a NASA captain is called in to investigate. In the project, sleeping subjects are induced into a deep EDS state ... See full summary »
33. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »
36. The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie)
105 min | Sci-Fi
George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and ... See full summary »
37. Move (1970)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.
38. Trenchcoat (1983)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.
Votes: 432 | Gross: $4.30M
40. Ciao Manhattan (1972)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 1960s through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.
42. The Creatures (1966)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young mute woman, living in a small village, is expecting a baby. Her husband is at the same time writing a novel and using the villagers as his characters. In the creative process, reality and imagination are constantly intertwined.
43. Ghost Fever (1986)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror
Two policeman are sent on a routine assignment to serve an eviction notice. It becomes anything but run-of-the-mill when they become involved in the ghostly happenings.
44. Mars et Avril (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
45. Once a Hero (1987– )
60 min | Adventure, Comedy
The creator of comic superhero Captain Justice, Abner Bevis, is in a rut, repeating old storylines. The comic's owners want to kill the strip off due to falling sales, and children are ... See full summary »
46. Lust Connection (2005 TV Movie)
77 min | Thriller
A married man finds various women in Internet fantasy chats. When his buxom wife dies, he claims one of his lovers surely did it. Is it incidental that his wife's identical twin fully sympathizes with his affairs?
47. Karaoke (1996– )
63 min | Drama
Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ... See full summary »
48. Dark Oracle (2004– )
30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
15-year-old twins, Cally and Lance Stone, discover a mysterious comic book called Dark Oracle that can somehow predict their future and whose protagonists, Cally and Lance's doppelgangers, can influence reality itself.
49. Back to Neverland (1989)
Animation, Short, Comedy
Legendary TV news anchor Walter Cronkite takes ecstatic Disneyland tourist Robin through the process of Disney's hand drawn animation and makes Robin's wish of visiting the animated world of Peter Pan (1953) come true.