Top 20 Fan-Voted Fantasy Films Ever – Unmissable Cinematic Magic!

Welcome, fellow dreamers and adventurers, to a realm where dragons fly, wizards duel, and heroes rise! You’ve voted, we’ve counted, and now it’s time to unveil the top 20 fan-voted fantasy films of all time. These are the movies that have transported us to far-off lands, introduced us to unforgettable characters, and left us spellbound by their cinematic magic. From epic battles to heart-stopping quests, these films have not only defined the genre but also redefined our expectations of what a fantasy film can be. So, grab your popcorn, summon your courage, and prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey. Whether you’re a seasoned fantasy aficionado or a curious newcomer, these unmissable masterpieces are sure to captivate your imagination and reignite your sense of wonder. Let the countdown begin!
The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Release Date: 1999-12-10

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Crime

“The Green Mile” is a captivating fantasy movie released on December 10, 1999. Starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, and a talented ensemble cast, it tells the story of a gentle giant named John Coffey who possesses an extraordinary power to heal people’s ailments. Set on death row in a Southern prison, the film follows the head guard, Paul Edgecomb, as he desperately tries to prevent Coffey’s execution, recognizing the miraculous gift he possesses.

Cast: Tom Hanks (Paul Edgecomb) , Michael Clarke Duncan (John Coffey) , David Morse (Brutus “Brutal” Howell) , Bonnie Hunt (Jan Edgecomb) , Michael Jeter (Eduard Delacroix) , Doug Hutchison (Percy Wetmore) , Sam Rockwell (‘Wild Bill’ Wharton) , James Cromwell (Warden Hal Moores) , Barry Pepper (Dean Stanton) , Graham Greene (Arlen Bitterbuck) , Jeffrey DeMunn (Harry Terwilliger) , Patricia Clarkson (Melinda Moores) , Harry Dean Stanton (Toot-Toot) , Dabbs Greer (Old Paul Edgecomb) , Eve Brent (Elaine Connelly) , William Sadler (Klaus Detterick) , Mack Miles (Orderly Hector) , Rai Tasco (Man in Nursing Home) , Paula Malcomson (Marjorie Detterick) , Christopher Joel Ives (Howie Detterick) , Evanne Drucker (Kathe Detterick) , Bailey Drucker (Cora Detterick) , Brian Libby (Sheriff McGee) , Brent Briscoe (Bill Dodge) , Bill McKinney (Jack Van Hay)

Directors: Frank Darabont

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont

Tags: southern usa, mentally disabled, based on novel or book, death row, jail guard, great depression, supernatural, psychopath, prison guard, jail, electric chair, torture, magic realism, healing, 1930s, abuse of power

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Release Date: 2003-12-01

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” is a captivating fantasy movie released on December 1, 2003. It follows Aragorn, Gandalf, and the rest of the broken fellowship as they fight to save Gondor from Sauron’s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam embark on a perilous journey to destroy the ring in the heart of Mordor, the dark lord’s realm. With an incredible cast including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, and Ian McKellen, this film is hailed as one of the best fantasy movies of all time.

Cast: Elijah Wood (Frodo) , Sean Astin (Sam) , Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) , Andy Serkis (Gollum / Sméagol) , Ian McKellen (Gandalf) , Billy Boyd (Pippin) , Dominic Monaghan (Merry) , Miranda Otto (Éowyn) , David Wenham (Faramir) , John Noble (Denethor) , Orlando Bloom (Legolas) , John Rhys-Davies (Gimli / Treebeard (voice)) , Bernard Hill (Théoden) , Karl Urban (Éomer) , Liv Tyler (Arwen) , Lawrence Makoare (Witchking / Gothmog) , Ian Holm (Bilbo) , Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) , Hugo Weaving (Elrond) , Sean Bean (Boromir) , Marton Csokas (Celeborn) , Paul Norell (King of the Dead) , Alan Howard (The Ring (voice)) , Noel Appleby (Everard Proudfoot) , Ali Astin (Elanor Gamgee)

Directors: Peter Jackson

Writers: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Tags: elves, dwarf, orcs, based on novel or book, suspicion, volcano, bravery, addiction, honor, royalty, troll, brutality, ghost, wizard, quest, live action and animation, sword and sorcery

A Dog's Will

A Dog’s Will

Release Date: 2000-09-15

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

“A Dog’s Will” is a Brazilian fantasy movie released on September 15, 2000. Set in the hinterland of Northeastern Brazil, it follows the misadventures of João Grilo and Chicó, two cunning yet impoverished individuals who deceive several people. However, their journey takes an unexpected turn when they pass away and find themselves facing judgment from Christ, the Devil, and the Virgin Mary before they can enter paradise. With a talented cast including Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, and Denise Fraga, this film promises a humorous and imaginative take on the afterlife.

Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele (João Grilo) , Selton Mello (Chicó) , Rogério Cardoso (Padre João) , Denise Fraga (Dora) , Diogo Vilela (Eurico) , Luís Melo (Diabo) , Virginia Cavendish (Rosinha) , Bruno Garcia (Vicentão) , Enrique Díaz (Joaquim Brejeiro) , Maurício Gonçalves (Jesus Cristo / Emanuel) , Aramis Trindade (Cabo 70) , Marco Nanini (Severino de Aracaju) , Paulo Goulart (Major Antônio Moraes) , Lima Duarte (Bispo) , Fernanda Montenegro (Nossa Senhora)

Directors: Guel Arraes

Writers: João Falcão, Guel Arraes, Adriana Falcão, Ariano Suassuna


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release Date: 2001-12-18

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” is a captivating fantasy movie released on December 18, 2001. It follows the journey of Frodo Baggins, a young hobbit who inherits a mysterious ring and must embark on a perilous adventure to protect it from its evil creator. Alongside a diverse fellowship, including notable actors like Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Liv Tyler, Frodo must ensure the ring reaches its final destination, Mt. Doom, where it can be destroyed. This epic tale of bravery and friendship is hailed as one of the best fantasy movies of all time.

Cast: Elijah Wood (Frodo) , Ian McKellen (Gandalf) , Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) , Sean Bean (Boromir) , Sean Astin (Sam) , Ian Holm (Bilbo) , Billy Boyd (Pippin) , Dominic Monaghan (Merry) , Christopher Lee (Saruman) , Liv Tyler (Arwen) , John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) , Orlando Bloom (Legolas) , Hugo Weaving (Elrond) , Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) , Brent McIntyre (Witch-King) , Sala Baker (Sauron) , Alan Howard (The Ring (voice)) , Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) , Craig Parker (Haldir) , Marton Csokas (Celeborn) , Peter McKenzie (Elendil) , Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad) , Harry Sinclair (Isildur) , Andy Serkis (Gollum) , Noel Appleby (Everard Proudfoot)

Directors: Peter Jackson

Writers: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Tags: elves, dwarf, orcs, loss of loved one, based on novel or book, river, mountain, mine, maze, magic, fireworks, castle, volcano, birthday party, uncle, addiction, fugitive, battle, death, blizzard, wizard, journey, ring, live action and animation, sword and sorcery

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Release Date: 2002-12-18

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is a highly acclaimed fantasy movie released on December 18, 2002. It follows the epic journey of Frodo and Sam as they venture towards Mordor to destroy the powerful One Ring, while Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli search for their captured friends Merry and Pippin. With an incredible cast including Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood, and Ian McKellen, this film takes you on a thrilling adventure filled with wizards, orcs, and the battle against evil.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) , Elijah Wood (Frodo) , Sean Astin (Sam) , Andy Serkis (Gollum) , Ian McKellen (Gandalf) , Billy Boyd (Pippin) , Dominic Monaghan (Merry) , Bernard Hill (Théoden) , John Rhys-Davies (Gimli / Treebeard (voice)) , Orlando Bloom (Legolas) , Miranda Otto (Éowyn) , David Wenham (Faramir) , Brad Dourif (Gríma) , Liv Tyler (Arwen) , Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) , Karl Urban (Éomer) , Christopher Lee (Saruman) , Hugo Weaving (Elrond) , Craig Parker (Haldir) , Bruce Allpress (Aldor) , John Bach (Madril) , Sala Baker (Man Flesh Uruk) , Jed Brophy (Sharku / Snaga) , Sam Comery (Eothain) , Calum Gittins (Haleth)

Directors: Peter Jackson

Writers: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair

Tags: elves, dwarf, orcs, based on novel or book, explosive, cave, funeral, siege, fort, army, addiction, mission, attack, dragon, guide, death, split personality, wizard, ring, live action and animation, sword and sorcery

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

Release Date: 1957-02-16

Genres: Fantasy, Drama

“The Seventh Seal” is a captivating Swedish fantasy movie released on February 16, 1957. It follows the story of disillusioned knight Antonius Block, who returns home from the Crusades during the Black Death. Faced with the belief that God might not exist, Block challenges Death to a life-or-death chess match, embarking on a journey to outwit Death and create one meaningful act before his time is up. With an impressive cast led by Max von Sydow, this acclaimed film explores themes of faith, mortality, and redemption in a thought-provoking and captivating manner.

Cast: Max von Sydow (Antonius Block) , Bengt Ekerot (Death) , Gunnar Björnstrand (Jöns) , Nils Poppe (Jof) , Bibi Andersson (Mia) , Inga Landgré (Karin) , Åke Fridell (Plog) , Inga Gill (Lisa) , Maud Hansson (Witch) , Gunnel Lindblom (Mute Girl) , Bertil Anderberg (Raval) , Anders Ek (Monk) , Gunnar Olsson (Albertus Pictor) , Erik Strandmark (Jonas Skat) , Lars Lind (Young Monk (uncredited)) , Benkt-Åke Benktsson (Merchant at Inn (uncredited)) , Tor Borong (Farmer at Inn (uncredited)) , Gudrun Brost (Woman at Inn (uncredited)) , Harry Asklund (Landlord (uncredited)) , Ulf Johansson (Knight Commander (uncredited)) , Sten Ardenstam (Knight (uncredited)) , Gordon Löwenadler (Knight (uncredited)) , Karl Widh (Man with Crutches (uncredited)) , Tommy Karlsson (Mikael (uncredited)) , Siv Aleros (Flagellant (uncredited))

Directors: Ingmar Bergman

Writers: Ingmar Bergman

Tags: chess, countryside, witch, blacksmith, allegory, symbolism, artist, last judgment, crusade, juggler, witch burning, sense of life, dying and death, grim reaper, black and white, demon, middle ages, black death, playing chess, death personified, death incarnate, 14th century

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Release Date: 2021-03-18

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is a highly anticipated fantasy movie that made it to the list of the 20 best voted fantasy movies of all time. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Connie Nielsen, and Diane Lane, the film follows Bruce Wayne as he teams up with Diana Prince to recruit a group of metahumans. Their mission is to protect the world from an imminent catastrophic threat, all while honoring Superman’s sacrifice. Get ready for an epic adventure when this movie hits theaters on March 18, 2021.

Cast: Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman) , Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman / Kal-El) , Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman) , Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman) , Ezra Miller (Barry Allen / The Flash) , Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg) , Amy Adams (Lois Lane) , Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth) , Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta) , Diane Lane (Martha Kent) , J.K. Simmons (Commissioner James Gordon) , Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf (voice)) , Amber Heard (Mera) , Joe Morton (Silas Stone) , Ray Porter (Darkseid (voice)) , Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) , Jared Leto (The Joker) , Willem Dafoe (Nudis Vulko) , Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) , Peter Guinness (DeSaad (voice)) , Harry Lennix (General Calvin Swanwick / J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter) , Karen Bryson (Elinore Stone) , Marc McClure (Jerry) , Sergi Constance (Zeus) , Michael McElhatton (Black Clad Alpha)

Directors: Zack Snyder

Writers: Bob Kane, Zack Snyder, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Chris Terrio, Bill Finger, Will Beall, William Moulton Marston, Gardner Fox

Tags: saving the world, superhero, based on comic, superhero team, planet invasion, action hero, dc extended universe (dceu), superhero teamup, director’s cut


Release Date: 1963-02-14

Genres: Fantasy, Drama

“8½” is a captivating fantasy movie released on February 14, 1963. It follows the story of Guido Anselmi, a renowned film director who finds himself creatively stuck during the peak of his career. Seeking solace at a luxurious resort, Guido is surrounded by a group of people who depend on him, including his producer, staff, actors, wife, mistress, and relatives. As he tries to escape their demands, Guido delves into a world of fantasy, reminiscing about past relationships and his childhood. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, and other talented actors, this film is a mesmerizing exploration of one man’s struggle with artistic inspiration and personal relationships.

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni (Guido Anselmi) , Claudia Cardinale (Claudia) , Anouk Aimée (Luisa Anselmi) , Sandra Milo (Carla) , Rossella Falk (Rossella) , Barbara Steele (Gloria Morin) , Madeleine Lebeau (Madeleine, the French Actress) , Caterina Boratto (Mysterious Lady) , Eddra Gale (La Saraghina) , Guido Alberti (Pace, the Producer) , Mario Conocchia (Conocchia, the Production Manager) , Bruno Agostini (Bruno, the Second Production Secretary) , Cesarino Miceli Picardi (Cesarino, the Production Supervisor) , Jean Rougeul (Carini, the Film Critic) , Mario Pisu (Mario Mezzabotta) , Yvonne Casadei (Jacqueline Bonbon) , Ian Dallas (Maurice, Maya’s Assistant) , Mino Doro (Claudia’s Agent) , Nadia Sanders (Nadine, the Hostess) , Georgia Simmons (Guido’s Grandmother) , Edy Vessel (The Model) , Tito Masini (The Cardinal) , Annie Gorassini (Producer’s Friend) , Rossella Como (Luisa’s Friend) , Mark Herron (Luisa’s Suitor)

Directors: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi

Tags: individual, scapegoat, adultery, screenplay, cinecittà studios, movie business, depression, suicide attempt, allegory, creative crisis, kurort, difficult childhood, missile, dying and death, unsociability, black and white, extramarital affair, existence

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Release Date: 2011-07-07

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is a thrilling fantasy movie that concludes the epic battle between Harry, Ron, and Hermione against the evil Voldemort. Released in 2011, this film showcases the trio’s relentless pursuit to defeat Voldemort, aided by a set of magical objects that grant Harry incredible powers. With a star-studded cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, this movie is a must-watch for any fantasy lover.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) , Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) , Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) , Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) , Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) , Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) , Warwick Davis (Griphook / Filius Flitwick) , Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) , Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) , Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) , John Hurt (Ollivander) , Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) , Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) , Kelly Macdonald (Helena Ravenclaw) , Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) , Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) , Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) , Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) , David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) , Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) , David Bradley (Argus Filch) , Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) , Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey) , Dave Legeno (Fenrir Greyback) , Miriam Margolyes (Pomona Sprout)

Directors: David Yates

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves

Tags: saving the world, witch, self sacrifice, magic, dying and death, school of witchcraft, sorcerer, school, battle, wizard, teenage hero, christmas, based on young adult novel, good versus evil

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Release Date: 2004-05-31

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is a thrilling fantasy movie that takes us back to Hogwarts for Harry’s third year. Alongside his friends Ron and Hermione, Harry faces new challenges like taming a Hippogriff and battling soul-sucking Dementors. With an all-star cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Gary Oldman, this 2004 film is a must-watch for any fantasy lover.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) , Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) , Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) , Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) , Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) , Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) , David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) , Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) , Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) , Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) , Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) , Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) , Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) , Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) , Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) , David Bradley (Argus Filch) , Pam Ferris (Marge Dursley) , Dawn French (The Fat Lady) , Julie Christie (Madam Rosmerta) , Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge) , Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) , Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) , Adrian Rawlins (James Potter) , Geraldine Somerville (Lily Potter) , Lee Ingleby (Stan Shunpike)

Directors: Alfonso Cuarón

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Enfys Dickinson

Tags: flying, witch, bus, traitor, magic, school friend, child hero, school of witchcraft, black magic, time travel, friendship, school, best friend, werewolf, muggle, wizard, aftercreditsstinger, magical creature, night bus, teenage life, christmas, school class, based on young adult novel, magic spell

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Release Date: 2001-11-16

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” is a captivating fantasy movie that follows the journey of Harry Potter, a young boy who discovers he’s a powerful wizard on his 11th birthday. With the guidance of the kind headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry learns to harness his magical abilities while uncovering the truth about his parents’ deaths. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, this enchanting film was released on November 16, 2001.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) , Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) , Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) , Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore) , Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) , Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) , Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) , Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) , Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) , Ian Hart (Quirinus Quirrell / Lord Voldemort (voice)) , Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) , John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) , David Bradley (Argus Filch) , Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) , Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood) , Warwick Davis (Goblin Bank Teller / Filius Flitwick / Griphook (voice)) , Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) , James Phelps (Fred Weasley) , Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) , John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) , Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) , Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) , Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) , Jamie Waylett (Crabbe) , Josh Herdman (Goyle)

Directors: Chris Columbus

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves

Tags: london, england, witch, based on novel or book, magic, school friend, child hero, school of witchcraft, chosen one, friendship, boarding school, school, shopping, fantasy world, wizard, christmas, based on young adult novel, forbidden, owl

About Time

About Time

Release Date: 2013-09-04

Genres: Drama, Romance, Fantasy

“About Time” is a heartwarming fantasy movie released on September 4, 2013. It follows the story of Tim, who discovers that he has the unique ability to travel through time. Although he can’t change history, he learns to appreciate life and the people around him by altering his own experiences. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy, this film is a delightful exploration of love, family, and the beauty of living in the present moment.

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson (Tim Lake) , Rachel McAdams (Mary) , Bill Nighy (Dad) , Lydia Wilson (Kit Kat) , Lindsay Duncan (Mum) , Richard Cordery (Uncle D) , Joshua McGuire (Rory) , Tom Hollander (Harry) , Margot Robbie (Charlotte) , Will Merrick (Jay) , Vanessa Kirby (Joanna) , Tom Hughes (Jimmy Kincade) , Clemmie Dugdale (Ginger Jenny) , Harry Hadden-Paton (Rupert) , Mitchell Mullen (Mary’s Father, Fitz) , Lisa Eichhorn (Mary’s Mother, Jean) , Jenny Rainsford (Polly) , Natasha Powell (Aunty May) , Mark Healy (Dans le Noir Maître D’) , Ben Benson (Theatre Deserter) , Philip Voss (Theatre Judge) , Tom Godwin (Prompter) , Pal Aron (Bhattie QC) , Catherine Steadman (Tina) , Andrew Martin Yates (Wedding Priest)

Directors: Richard Curtis

Writers: Richard Curtis, Emma Freud

Tags: london, england, parent child relationship, time travel, family secrets, cornwall, england, love, family, second chance, time-manipulation

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody

“Mr. Nobody” is a captivating fantasy movie that takes us on a journey through time. The story revolves around Nemo Nobody, who suddenly finds himself as a centenarian in the year 2092, despite leading an ordinary life with his wife and three children. With an incredible cast including Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, and Diane Kruger, this thought-provoking film, released in 2009, will keep you hooked till the very end.

Cast: Jared Leto (Nemo Nobody (old & adult)) , Sarah Polley (Adult Elise) , Diane Kruger (Adult Anna) , Linh-Dan Pham (Adult Jean) , Rhys Ifans (Nemo’s Father) , Natasha Little (Nemo’s Mother) , Toby Regbo (Nemo age 16) , Juno Temple (Anna age 15) , Allan Corduner (Dr. Feldheim) , Daniel Mays (Young Journalist) , Clare Stone (Elise age 15) , Audrey Giacomini (Jean age 15) , Thomas Byrne (Nemo age 9) , Laura Brumagne (Anna age 9) , Noa De Costanzo (Nemo age 5) , Léa Thonus (Elise age 9) , Anaïs Van Belle (Jean age 9) , Harold Manning (TV Host) , Pascal Duquenne (Henry) , David Schaal (Thug 1) , Laurent Capelluto (Man in Black) , Harry Cleven (Man in Black 2) , Andrew Simms (Showroom Man) , Ben Mansfield (Stefano age 22-40) , Emily Tilson (Eve)

Directors: Jaco Van Dormael

Writers: Jaco Van Dormael

Tags: time, surrealism, multiple storylines, 2090s

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Release Date: 1975-05-25

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is a hilarious fantasy movie released on May 25, 1975. It follows King Arthur and his quirky Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Lancelot, Sir Robin, and Sir Galahad, as they embark on a quest for the Holy Grail. Along the way, they encounter absurd challenges, like battling the determined Black Knight who refuses to give up despite losing all his limbs. With a star-studded cast including Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, and Bee Duffell, this film is a must-watch for fantasy and comedy lovers alike.

Cast: Graham Chapman (King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard) , John Cleese (Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Launcelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter) , Eric Idle (Dead Collector / Peasant 1 / Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot / First Swamp Castle Guard / Concorde / Roger the Shrubber / Brother Maynard) , Terry Gilliam (Patsy / Green Knight / Old Man from Scene 24 (Bridgekeeper) / Sir Bors / Animator / Gorilla Hand) , Terry Jones (Dennis’s Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Prince Herbert / Voice of Cartoon Scribe) , Michael Palin (First Swallow-Savvy Guard / Dennis / Peasant 2 / Right Head / Sir Galahad the Pure / Narrator / King of Swamp Castle / Brother Maynard’s Brother / Leader of The Knights Who Say NI!) , Connie Booth (The Witch) , Carol Cleveland (Zoot / Dingo) , Neil Innes (First Monk / Singing Minstrel / Page Crushed by the Rabbit / Peasant #4) , Bee Duffell (Old Crone) , John Young (Dead Body / Historian Frank) , Rita Davies (Historian’s Wife) , Avril Stewart (Dr. Piglet) , Sally Kinghorn (Dr. Winston) , Mark Zycon (Prisoner) , Elspeth Cameron (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Mitsuko Forstater (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Sandy Johnson (Knight of Ni / Villager at Witch Burning / Musician at Wedding / Monk / Knight in Battle) , Sandy Rose (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Romilly Squire (Musician at Wedding / Villager at Witch Burning) , Joni Flynn (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Alison Walker (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Loraine Ward (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Anna Lanski (Girl in Castle Anthrax) , Sally Coombe (Girl in Castle Anthrax)

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Thomas Malory

Tags: holy grail, monk, england, scotland yard, swordplay, camelot, round table, chapter, animal attack, satire, parody, knight, king arthur, wedding reception, midnight movie, breaking the fourth wall, cult film, knights of the round table, 10th century, anarchic comedy

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Release Date: 2003-07-09

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” is a thrilling fantasy movie that takes us back to the 18th century. It follows the adventures of Jack Sparrow, a witty pirate, as he clashes with a rival pirate and gets involved in a daring rescue mission to save the governor’s daughter. With an incredible cast including Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, this 2003 release is a must-watch for fans of swashbuckling action and captivating storytelling.

Cast: Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow) , Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) , Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Swann) , Geoffrey Rush (Hector Barbossa) , Jack Davenport (James Norrington) , Jonathan Pryce (Weatherby Swann) , Lee Arenberg (Pintel) , Mackenzie Crook (Ragetti) , Damian O’Hare (Gillette) , Giles New (Murtogg) , Angus Barnett (Mullroy) , David Bailie (Cotton) , Michael Berry Jr. (Twigg) , Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Bo’sun) , Kevin McNally (Joshamee Gibbs) , Treva Etienne (Koehler) , Zoe Saldaña (Anamaria) , Guy Siner (Harbormaster) , Ralph P. Martin (Mr. Brown) , Paula J. Newman (Estrella) , Paul Keith (Butler) , Dylan Smith (Young Will) , Lucinda Dryzek (Young Elizabeth) , Luke de Woolfson (Frightened Sailor) , Michael Sean Tighe (Seedy Looking Prisoner)

Directors: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert

Tags: exotic island, blacksmith, east india company, gold, jamaica, skeleton, british empire, governor, pirate, swashbuckler, 18th century, caribbean sea, aftercreditsstinger, pirate ship, british navy, tortuga, based on theme park ride

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Release Date: 1987-05-17

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

“Wings of Desire” is a captivating fantasy movie that takes place in the bustling streets of Berlin. It follows two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, who silently observe the troubled lives of the city’s inhabitants, offering them a glimmer of hope. However, when Damiel falls in love with a lonely trapeze artist named Marion, he yearns to experience life as a human. With the guidance of actor Peter Falk, he discovers the possibility of transforming into a physical being. Released in 1987, this film features a talented cast including Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, and Peter Falk himself.

Cast: Bruno Ganz (Damiel) , Solveig Dommartin (Marion) , Otto Sander (Cassiel) , Curt Bois (Homer) , Peter Falk (The Filmstar) , Hans Martin Stier (The Dying Man) , Elmar Wilms (A Sad Man) , Sigurd Rachman (The Suicide) , Beatrice Manowski (Young Prostitute) , Lajos Kovács (Marion’s Coach) , Bruno Rosaz (The Clown) , Laurent Petitgand (The Bandleader) , Chick Ortega (The Drummer) , Otto Kuhnle (The Juggler) , Christoph Merg (The Juggler) , Peter Werner (The Manager) , Teresa Harder (In the Library – The Angel) , Jürgen Heinrich (In the Old Apartments) , Annelinde Gerstl (On the Highway) , Mick Harvey (Crime and The City Solution / Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) , Nick Cave (Self – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) , Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) , Susanne Vierkötter (In the Circus) , Paul Busch (In the Circus) , Karin Busch (In the Circus)

Directors: Wim Wenders

Writers: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger, Bernard Eisenschitz

Tags: berlin, germany, angel, circus, berlin wall, library, dream, immortality, mortality

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Release Date: 2001-10-24

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

“Donnie Darko” is a mind-bending fantasy movie released on October 24, 2001. It follows the story of a troubled teenager who narrowly escapes a strange accident, only to be haunted by visions of a manipulative bunny rabbit. As he succumbs to the rabbit’s influence, he finds himself involved in a series of crimes. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Drew Barrymore, this film has earned its place among the 20 best voted fantasy movies of all time.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) , Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross) , James Duval (Frank) , Drew Barrymore (Karen Pomeroy) , Beth Grant (Kitty Farmer) , Maggie Gyllenhaal (Elizabeth Darko) , Mary McDonnell (Mrs. Rose Darko) , Holmes Osborne (Eddie Darko) , Noah Wyle (Prof. Kenneth Monnitoff) , Katharine Ross (Dr. Lilian Thurman) , Patrick Swayze (Jim Cunningham) , Daveigh Chase (Samantha Darko) , Arthur Taxier (Dr. Fisher) , David St. James (Bob Garland) , Patience Cleveland (Roberta Sparrow / Grandma Death) , Jazzie Mahannah (Joanie James) , Jolene Purdy (Cherita Chen) , David Moreland (Principal Cole) , Kristina Malota (Susie Bates) , Marina Malota (Emily Bates) , Scotty Leavenworth (David) , Phyllis Lyons (Anne Fisher) , Gary Lundy (Sean Smith) , Alex Greenwald (Seth Devlin) , Stuart Stone (Ronald Fisher)

Directors: Richard Kelly

Writers: Richard Kelly

Tags: fire, parent child relationship, halloween, airplane, time travel, loss, school performance, imaginary friend, surrealism, suburbia, vision, cult film, mental illness, virginia, sleepwalking, 1980s, parallel universe, plot twist

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Release Date: 2010-10-06

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is a thrilling fantasy movie that follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they embark on a dangerous mission to destroy the remaining Horcruxes and defeat the evil Voldemort. With their beloved mentor gone and Voldemort’s followers wreaking havoc, our heroes face their most perilous adventure yet. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, this highly anticipated film was released on October 6, 2010, and is a must-watch for all fantasy enthusiasts.

Big Fish

Big Fish

Release Date: 2003-12-25

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

“Big Fish” is a heartwarming fantasy movie released on December 25, 2003. Starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, and Danny DeVito, it tells the story of Edward Bloom, a man known for his larger-than-life tales and adventures. As his son, William, tries to uncover the truth about his father, he delves into a world of captivating flashbacks that reveal the real man behind the extraordinary stories.

Cast: Ewan McGregor (Younger Ed Bloom) , Albert Finney (Older Ed Bloom) , Billy Crudup (Will Bloom) , Jessica Lange (Older Sandra Bloom) , Helena Bonham Carter (Younger & Older Jenny/The Witch) , Alison Lohman (Younger Sandra Bloom) , Robert Guillaume (Older Dr. Bennett) , Marion Cotillard (Josephine) , Steve Buscemi (Norther Winslow) , Danny DeVito (Amos Calloway) , David Denman (Don Price – Age 18-22) , Missi Pyle (Mildred) , Loudon Wainwright III (Beamen) , Deep Roy (Mr. Soggybottom) , Matthew McGrory (Karl the Giant) , Arlene Tai (Jing) , Ada Tai (Ping) , Perry Walston (Ed Bloom – Age 10) , Hailey Anne Nelson (Jenny – Age 8) , R. Keith Harris (Ed’s Father) , Grayson Stone (Will Bloom – Age 6-8) , Miley Cyrus (Ruthie – Age 8) , Karla Droege (Ed’s Mother) , Zac Gardner (Zacky Price – Age 10) , John Lowell (Don Price – Age 12)

Directors: Tim Burton

Writers: John August, Daniel Wallace

Tags: circus, witch, parent child relationship, fish, fishing, love of one’s life, leech, story teller, apoplectic stroke, fair, mermaid, cancer, relationship, gentle giant, magic realism

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Release Date: 2006-10-10

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, War

“Pan’s Labyrinth” is a captivating fantasy movie released in 2006. It follows the story of a 10-year-old girl named Ofelia, who discovers a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun. To reunite with her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks while living with her pregnant mother and tyrannical stepfather. With a talented cast including Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú, and Sergi López, this film is a must-watch for fans of enchanting and thrilling fantasy tales.

Cast: Ivana Baquero (Ofelia) , Maribel Verdú (Mercedes) , Sergi López (Capitán Vidal) , Doug Jones (Fauno / Pale Man) , Ariadna Gil (Carmen) , Álex Angulo (Dr. Ferreiro) , Roger Casamajor (Pedro) , Manolo Solo (Garcés) , César Vea (Serrano) , Iván Massagué (El Tarta) , Gonzalo Uriarte (Francés) , Eusebio Lázaro (Padre) , Francisco Vidal (Sacerdote) , Juanjo Cucalón (Alcalde) , Lina Mira (Esposa del alcalde) , Mario Zorrilla (Jefe de botiquín) , Sebastián Haro (Capitán Guardia Civil) , Mila Espiga (Esposa del doctor) , Pepa Pedroche (Conchita) , Lalá Gatóo (Jacinta) , Ana Sáez (Paz) , Chani Martín (Trigo) , Milo Taboada (Joven) , Fernando Albizu (Maquinista) , Pedro G. Marzo (Encargado)

Directors: Guillermo del Toro

Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Raúl Monge

Tags: spain, resistance, servant, anti hero, fairy tale, franco regime (francoism), army, princess, love, woods, cruelty, hiding, labyrinth, magic realism, mythological, dark fairy tale, children in wartime, post spanish civil war, faun

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