My Favorite Fantasy films

by ja_kitty_71 | created - 05 Jul 2012 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

All of my favorite Fantasy films and also Fantasy is my top genre

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1. Dante's Inferno (1911)

71 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 2,844

2. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Bold, fearless Siegfried travels to King Gunther's castle. On the way he kills a dragon, and an evil dwarf king, thus gaining a treasure and a magic helmet of invisibility and illusion. In ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold

Votes: 5,833

3. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After Siegfried's death Kriemhild marries Etzel (Atilla), the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a feast. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Votes: 4,465

4. She (1935)

Passed | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A group of explorers search of the legendary "flame of life," a mysterious force that bestows immortality. In Vibrant Color!

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 1,703

5. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Two couples and a troupe of actors have an encounter with some mischievous fairies in the forest.

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 3,488

6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

92 Metascore

Young Dorothy Gale and her dog are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embark on a quest with three new friends to see the Wizard, who can return her to her home and fulfill the others' wishes.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 390,562 | Gross: $2.08M

7. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 1,786

8. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 2,768

9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 445,394

10. Siren of Bagdad (1953)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In ancient Bagdad, a magician uses his powers and his magic box to save slave girls.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried, Charles Lung

Votes: 208

11. Mayabazar (1957)

Not Rated | 192 min | Comedy, Drama

Balarama promises Subhadra to get his daughter married to her son. But when the Pandavas loses their kingdom to the Kaurava's, Balarama breaks his promise.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: N.T. Rama Rao, S.V. Ranga Rao, Savitri, Gemini Ganesan

Votes: 4,955

12. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 13,256 | Gross: $6.98M

13. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

80 Metascore

A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 8,158

14. The Tempest (1960 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, who lives in exile on a remote island as a sorcerer, uses his powers to shipwreck his usurper brother on the island.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Richard Burton, Roddy McDowall, Tom Poston

Votes: 167

15. The Magic Sword (1962)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, embarks on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm

Votes: 2,333

16. The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Family

Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson

Votes: 2,359

17. One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana, who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown

Votes: 8,459

18. The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan | Stars: Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

Votes: 3,216

19. The Water Babies (1978)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Directors: Lionel Jeffries, Miroslaw Kijowicz | Stars: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 1,360

20. Circle of Iron (1978)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life.

Director: Richard Moore | Stars: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 2,339

21. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

59 Metascore

Perseus must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Votes: 44,112 | Gross: $41.09M

22. Sorceress (1982)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Sword and sorcery story of the cosmic struggle between white magic and black magic.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Leigh Harris, Lynette Harris, Roberto Nelson, David Millbern

Votes: 2,234

23. The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

A mercenary with a three-bladed sword rediscovers his royal heritage's dangerous future when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant and a powerful sorcerer in conquering a land.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Lee Horsley, Kathleen Beller, Simon MacCorkindale, George Maharis

Votes: 6,298 | Gross: $39.10M

24. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and to restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 66,058 | Gross: $40.58M

25. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

Votes: 33,010 | Gross: $16.52M

26. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 76,199 | Gross: $62.10M

27. Ladyhawke (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

The thief Gaston escapes the dungeon of medieval Aquila through 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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo McKern

Votes: 46,875 | Gross: $18.43M

28. Legend (1985)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

30 Metascore

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Votes: 64,920 | Gross: $15.50M

29. Nagina (1986)

Not Rated | 137 min | Fantasy, Romance

The film revolves around Rajni, a shape-shifting cobra who marries a civilian to avenge the death of her spouse at the hands of an evil saint.

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra

Votes: 1,028

30. The Polar Bear King (1991)

PG | 88 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year ... See full summary »

Director: Ola Solum | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Maria Bonnevie, Tobias Hoesl, Monica Nordquist

Votes: 855

31. Cool World (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

28 Metascore

When Jack Deebs was behind bars he found escape by creating Cool World, a cartoon series featuring a vixen named Holli Would. The flesh proves weaker than ink, however, as Holli takes human form in Las Vegas.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Janni Brenn, Brad Pitt

Votes: 22,977 | Gross: $14.11M

32. The Pagemaster (1994)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner

Votes: 23,342 | Gross: $13.67M

33. The Lord Protector (1996)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Rennick embarks on an magic-filled quest to solve The Riddle of the Chosen and defend the Earth from destruction. With his trusted companions, he travels to the center of a primal evil and engage in the ultimate showdown of good and evil.

Director: Ryan Carroll | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Patrick Cassidy, Ron Hale, Jay Underwood

Votes: 175

34. The Canterville Ghost (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

When an American family moves into a haunted mansion in England, the family's teenage daughter could be the key in fulfilling a prophecy and finally set the house's ghost free.

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden

Votes: 2,442

35. Demon in the Bottle (1996)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Four teenagers find a lost treasure buried by a 18th century pirate on a desert island. But they accidentally release the monster who lives inside a bottle, keeping the treasure.

Director: Randall William Cook | Stars: Ashley Tesoro, Michael Malota, Rahi Azizi, Michael Dubrow

Votes: 148

36. To the Ends of Time (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Fantasy

In a mythical kingdom, a young boy must fight time for the love of his princess and the future of his land.

Director: Markus Rothkranz | Stars: Joss Ackland, Christine Taylor, Tom Schultz, Sarah Douglas

Votes: 203

37. The Mists of Avalon (2001)

Unrated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy

Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 10,022

38. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 753,485 | Gross: $317.58M

39. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

63 Metascore

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 615,981 | Gross: $261.99M

Sequel

40. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 615,261 | Gross: $249.36M

Sequel #2

41. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Harry Potter finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 608,524 | Gross: $290.01M

Sequel #3

42. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 564,924 | Gross: $292.00M

Sequel #4

43. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family

78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 528,887 | Gross: $301.96M

Sequel #5