Best Fantasy Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Fantasy Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: visually appealing, exciting, psychotronic, dark fantasy, stylized and entertaining. Plot: good versus evil, destiny, storytelling, betrayal, transformation, magic, mentor, fantasy world, danger and chase. Genre: Fantasy, Adventure and Action. Country: USA, UK and New Zealand.
Best Fantasy Movies
Best Fantasy Movies
TOP Movies: Twilight (2008), Avatar (2009), Coco (2017), The Green Mile (1999), The Age of Adaline (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Doctor Strange (2016), Maleficent (2014), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Aladdin (2019), Spirited Away (2001).

List of Best Movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, heroic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, friendship, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, battles, wizards, magical, elf, monster, sorcerer ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, elf, warrior, magical, imaginary, wizards, save the world, friendship, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, dark fantasy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: warrior, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, fantasy world, elf, creature, dragon, adventurer, sword and sorcery, adventure, wizards ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, journey, friendship, sword and sorcery, heroic mission, wizards, mythology, sword fight ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, dark fantasy, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, adventure, wizards, warrior, dragon, magical, adventurer, wizards and magicians, imaginary, elf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 5.2
 441K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, forbidden love, fall in love, supernatural, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, youth, teenage love, true love, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: battles, good versus evil, elf, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, sword and sorcery, dragon, knight, wizards and magicians, wizards, heroic mission, fantasy world ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 1.2M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, breathtaking, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, alien, culture clash, scientist, space travel, alien planet, adventure, space and aliens, warrior, creature, benign alien, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, talking animals, heroes, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, fantasy world, ship, supernatural, legendary, treasure, swashbuckler, magical, curses spells and rituals, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 425K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, funny, colourful, feel good ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, family, musician, fantasy world, life & death, singer, child protagonist, skeleton, afterlife ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, stylized, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, magic, magic wand, imaginary, sorcerer, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 2017, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, adventurer, battle, swashbuckler, mythical creature, captain, adventure, immortality, escape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: spain, england, caribbean, london
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, journey, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, friendship, courage, afterlife, immortality, determination, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 1.2M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, supernatural, prison, life philosophy, death row, prison life, convict, human nature, stephen king, justice, supernatural ability, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 90s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: romantic, touching, dramatic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, immortality, love, love story, loneliness, immortal, impossible love, miraculous event, supernatural romance, destiny, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1933, year 1929, year 1981, year 1952 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, impossible love, love and romance, aging, true love, tragic love, life & death, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 639K
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new ...
Style: entertaining, comic, dark fantasy, psychotronic, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural power, female villain, alien planet, giant creature, warrior, norse mythology, planet, alien civilization, superhero, deity, norse god, demon ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york, norway
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, sea battle, weirdo, treasure, british empire, fantasy world, gold, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 636K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, dark fantasy, stylized, gothic ...
Plot: monster, creature, fairy, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: magic, wizards, magical creature, magic wand, teleportation, fantasy world, good versus evil, magician, witch, rescue, friendship, sorcerer ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, arizona ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 637K
Doctor Strange (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Style: breathtaking, colourful, witty, entertaining, comic ...
Plot: magic, sorcerer, supernatural power, mentor, good versus evil, wizards, fight scenes, fantasy world, superhero, magician, teleportation, time loop ...
Time: year 2016, year 2017, 2010s
Place: nepal, hong kong, new york, london, mount everest
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 355K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: fairy, witch, fantasy world, magical, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, imaginary, wizards and magicians, disney, princess, villain, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, scotland, france
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, magical, magic, supernatural ability, witch, school, wizards, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. ...
Style: dark fantasy, psychotronic, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, sea battle, swashbuckler, sea, fantasy world, jungle, ship, ghost, sailboat, good versus evil, artifact, revenge ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, kingdom, evil queen, magical creature, witchcraft, princess, prince, creature, evil witch, crown, magic ...
Place: united kingdom, europe, france
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.
Style: exciting, biting, psychotronic, cliffhanger, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: jungle, adventurer, teenage boy, game, team, video game, quest, animal attack, mission, fright, explorer, zoologist ...
Time: year 1996, year 2016, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new hampshire
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 242K
Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, rags to riches, sultan, wish fulfillment, palace, disney princess, arabian nights, treasure, friendship, magic spell, aladdin ...
Time: 18th century
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, baghdad iraq, arabia
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, young heroes, magic, witch, good versus evil, supernatural ability, boarding school life, chosen one, fantasy world, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 687K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: parallel world, imaginary, witch, fantasy world, ghost, adventure, dragon, friendship, rescue, human becomes animal, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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