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Best Fantasy Movies Of All Time: That Will Blow Your Mind

Among all genres of movies, fantasy is the most popular one. Whether you’re looking for a movie to watch over the weekend or a day-long movie marathon with the whole family, you can always find something that fits your needs. The world has been enriched by great fantasy movies bringing unforgettable adventures and spectacular stories from not just other countries but several countries as well.

These movies will tickle your fancy from a newfound innocence to a surprising twist. They’re not just illustrations of good fantasy stories, but also an ode to the genre’s versatility. After all, the reasons why you should watch a fantasy flick are countless: it reminds us of our childhood imagination, puts us in a magic-filled world and most importantly — keeps us entertained.

There are some films that you can watch over and over again.

Some films are just that good and they will make you feel like you are in a whole other world.

We have compiled a list of the top fantasy movies from the past few years. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

All these fantasy movies are summed up with IMDb ratings and Rotten Tomatoes® reviews. Besides that, we have taken into account its popularity throughout the world.

Let’s See Our Top Fantasy Movies

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American fantasy adventure film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Based on the 1963 novel of the same name by George Structure and co-written by Henson, it is about a Gelfling who embarks on an epic quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal that can restore order to his world.

  • Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
  • Screen Play: David Odell
  • Story By: Jim Henson

Top Cast

Jim Henson (I)
Kathryn Mullen
Frank Oz
Dave Goelz

Release: 1982

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Certificate: PG

Where To Watch: VUDU, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (7.1/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 48

Fresh
77%
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AUDIENCE (81%)

100,000 + Ratings

Rating

Willow

In a kingdom where magic is a dying art, evil still lingers. A terrible war has left the land in ruin and an evil queen that has never been defeated by those who stand against her, resulting in the death of many young babies. During this dark time of turmoil, a princess is born who is destined to bring peace to her lands and protect it from those who would seek their downfall. In order to fulfill this goal, she must be taken from her birthplace under guard by an army of men and moved across the land to another location deep within the woods. From there she will learn what she needs to do so that someday she shall return to protect her people and bring about an end to evil forever.

  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Screen Play: Bob Dolman
  • Story By: George Lucas

Top Cast

Val Kilmer
Joanne Whalley (I)
Warwick Davis (I)
Jean Marsh

Release: 1988

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Certificate: PG

Where To Watch: VUDU, Disney+, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (7.2/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 58

Fresh
52%
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AUDIENCE (79%)

100,000 + Ratings

Rating

Labyrinth

Labyrinth is a fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and starring Jennifer Connelly. It’s about an eighteen-year-old girl named Sarah who is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit Toby while they are out. When she looks for him in his crib, he stops crying. She sees Jareth (the Goblin King) take him away to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth, and Jareth tells her that she has to rescue him before midnight. Soon she teams up with some allies: David (the king of the Nome Kingdoms), Ludo (the king of the Statues) and a new friend Jonathan (a young lord). Will they rescue Toby in time?

  • Director: Jim Henson
  • Screen Play: Terry Jones
  • Story By: Dennis Lee, Jim Henson

Top Cast

David Bowie (I)
Jennifer Connelly (I)
Toby Froud
Shelley Thompson

Release: 1986

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Certificate: PG

Where To Watch: VUDU, Prime Video, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (7.3/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 51

Fresh
75%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (86%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

Conan the Barbarian

Conan, the Barbarian is a sword and sorcery film based on the stories of Conan the Barbarian by Robert E Howard (real name Howard Phillips). The film follows Conan as he grows up in Cimmeria, then becomes a slave and after his freedom when he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom. The film was directed by John Milius who also wrote the screenplay.

  • Director: John Milius
  • Writer: Robert E Howard(based on the character created by), John Milius, Oliver Stone

Top Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
James Earl Jones
Max von Sydow
Sandahl Bergman

Release: 1982

Genres: Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Certificate: R

Where To Watch: VUDU, Prime Video, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (6.9/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 40

Fresh
65%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (74%)

100,000 + Ratings

Rating

The Princess Bride

One of the greatest films ever made, The Princess Bride tells the story of a farm dweller named Westley (Cary Elwes) who is brought to a Sicilian village by a swashbuckling pirate named Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin). After facing off with Dread Pirate Roberts (Wallace Shawn), Westley is hired as a protector for a beautiful woman named Buttercup (Robin Wright) and must soon find his way out of the clutches of the evil prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon).

  • Director: Rob Reiner
  • Writer: William Goldman

Top Cast

Cary Elwes (I)
Robin Wright (V)
Mandy Patinkin
Chris Sarandon (I)

Release: 1987

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Certificate: PG

Where To Watch: VUDU, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (8.0/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 79

Fresh
97%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (94%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

From the creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring comes a third exciting chapter in Bilbo Baggins’s story. While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of Gollum, Gandalf struggles to defend Rohan from invading hordes under Saruman’s control. When Frodo falls into despair, Aragorn steps forward to take on the burden for his friend, but first must confront his own darkness before he can lead them to victory over Sauron.

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Screen Play: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Top Cast

Elijah Wood (I)
Ian McKellen
Viggo Mortensen
Orlando Bloom

Release: 2002

Genres: Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Drama

Certificate: PG-13

Where To Watch: Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (8.8/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 256

Fresh
95%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (95%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Sands of Time, the third motion picture in the Prince of Persia series, is a classic adventure story with special effects to match. It tells of a young prince and princess who are forced to flee from the kingdom when its evil king threatens to destroy it with a weapon that can control sand. The dagger that holds this power belongs to their nemesis—a vengeful sorcerer named Dastan—but is recovered by the prince before he is killed. He then enlists the help of Princess Tamina, who agrees to help him stop Dastan if he will marry her. Together they set out on an amazing adventure through India, Russia and beyond as they reclaim the dagger and save their future kingdoms from ruin while learning more about themselves along the way.

  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Writer: Boaz Yakeen, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard

Top Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal
Gemma Arterton
Ben Kingsley
Alfred Molina (I)

Release: 2010

Genres: Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Certificate: PG-13

Where To Watch: Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (6.6/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 230

Fresh
37%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (58%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Harry, Hermione, and Ron set out on a quest to protect the remaining pieces of Voldemort’s soul and destroy the evil wizard once and for all. The thrilling sequel has wizardry, romance, intrigue and danger as it weaves a tale of love that can’t be destroyed.

  • Director: David Yates
  • Writer: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling

Top Cast

Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Michael Gambon

Release: 2010

Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy

Certificate: PG-13

Where To Watch: VUDU, Peacock, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (8.1/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 332

Fresh
96%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (89%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

In Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning epic “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) is a meek Hobbit from the Shire. He and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring, which Sauron had forged from the fires of Mount Doom.

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Screen Play: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Top Cast

Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Orlando Bloom
Sean Bean (I)

Release: 2001

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Fantasy

Certificate: PG-13

Where To Watch: VUDU, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (8.8/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 234

Fresh
91%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (95%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

In this film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 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. They must protect Frodo from any spies that may be hiding in Gondor or close by, who seek to undermine his will and aid the quest.

  • Director: Peter Jackson
  • Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Screen Play: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Top Cast

Elijah Wood
Ian McKellen
Orlando Bloom
Viggo Mortensen

Release: 2003

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Fantasy

Certificate: PG-13

Where To Watch: Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV

imdb

Rating – (9.0/10)

Rotten Tomato

TOMATOMETER

Reviews – 274

Fresh
93%
PrefixPostfix

AUDIENCE (86%)

250,000 + Ratings

Rating

Conclusion

The fantasy genre has existed practically as long as cinema itself. The invention of the moving picture has given rise to many great directors of our time, who have made some truly epic films within this genre.  Whether you have a penchant for magic, dragons, adventure or something else entirely, you’ll definitely find something to keep you entertained in these films. Enjoy!

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