Do you also enjoy fantasizing about things that do not exist in real life but feel good to think about? What if they did. If Unicorns, trolls, dragons, and hobbits are the creatures which excite you more than human beings then fantasy is your favorite genre, my friend. When you watch a fantasy movie you somehow become a part of it and at some point, you must have thought what if I got to do all those things shown in the movie.
We won’t be surprised if you also waited for your Hogwarts letter to arrive because we too waited for it and we think it got lost.
There are many movies in the fantasy genre which will be a treat to watch. If you want to watch more such movies but don’t know any good ones then this post will solve your dilemma. Given below is a list of all the best fantasy genre movies that you must watch.
- 1 Harry Potter Series
- 2 The Lord of the Rings
- 3 The Chronicles of Narnia
- 4 Hellboy
- 5 Snow White and the Huntsman
- 6 Oz the Great and Powerful
- 7 Clash of the Titans
- 8 Pirates of the Caribbean
- 9 Excalibur
- 10 The Mummy
- 11 The Dark Crystal
- 12 The Hobbit
- 13 Beauty and the beast
- 14 Maleficent
- 15 Hansel & Gretel
- 16 Labyrinth
- 17 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Harry Potter Series
Well, this is obvious and you must have watched this classic. We were introduced to the world of harry potter by J. K Rowling and we just can’t thank her enough. Wishing to use the flying car of Ron and Nimbus has been a dream. No kidding I was disappointed to not receive my Hogwarts letter.
If you want to watch a movie with a constant build up for the ending and want to be amazed at how all things connect at the end then this is the masterpiece you are looking for. Rowling has done one hell of a job writing this one.
The Lord of the Rings
The movie is based on the fantasy book written by J R R Tolkien. It has everything to get you hooked and excited. How a ring controls the will of all mankind but truly has one master and how makes it’s way back to its master. Find out the twists and turns and sacrifices one goes through to feel powerful just by the presence of the ring.
This book has been an inspiration for many authors and is a cult classic.
The Chronicles of Narnia
If a talking lion, an age-old prophecy and the cruel witch are of your interest then this movie will definitely make you happy. all are destined for a particular task. How unity and sacrifice can help you battle and defeat the worst circumstances is beautifully shown here. Come and live in the magical world of Narnia
It is based on a graphic novel and is a really fresh concept to watch in the visual form. Hellboy is a demon who is raised by a human and chooses to fight for the humans and supports them. The movie deals with the concept of the paranormal dimension at the time of World War II. Watch this one and you won’t be disappointed.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Snow White and the Huntsman is a fantasy film based on the old tale ‘Snow White’. We all know the story as it has been told many times through cartoons etc. The evil queen keeps snow white a prisoner because she is insecure about her beauty but she escapes and meets the dwarves. But this movie shows a bit of a different tale.
The evil witch tells the Huntsman Eric that if he brings Snow White to her she will bring back his dead wife. The film did quite well at the box office with a good star cast of Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth
Oz the Great and Powerful
If witches and fairies are the point of your interest and yeah throw in a wizard too who is really not a wizard but is capable of defeating the bad guys or at least the prophecy says so. This movie is a good watch for your weekend. James Franco has done a pretty good job and this has FIREWORKS.
Clash of the Titans
The fight between humans and the gods is shown in this movie. The plight of humans and what happens when they oppose the gods are depicted in this movie. For the adventure suckers, this will do justice. There is a demi-god (part human and part god) who fights form the side of humans. This movie will excite you and will prove to be a good investment in terms of your time.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The best series to watch which involves pirates, Kraken and is from the old times. Jack Sparrow is indeed the best pirate ever and you have to watch it to find out. There is a curse in each part and everyone is trying to escape it but wants to have a reward in return. The best depiction of sea life and how people behave when they face difficult choices.
I would personally recommend this one for your weekend binge watch.
If historic fantasy films agree with your taste then this one is classic and is worth a one time watch. It came in 1981 and did well at the box office. There is a sword and a tale of family heritage is depicted in the movie. The sword is redrawn by the son of the king and is used to defeat the greater evil. Sounds good right.
The ancient stories and beliefs of Egypt are made alive in this series. There is a book of dead which brings to life an unresting and invincible creature who will destroy every one who comes in his way. how people work together and make every effort to make him stop. The creature takes all the pain to get back together with his old flame.
The Dark Crystal
On some faraway planet, hell breaks loose due to the damaged dark crystal. There is an evil who will rule forever if the crystal is not healed during the great conjunction of the three suns. An amazing movie to watch from the ’80s.
The hobbits are interesting creatures as shown in the Lord of the Rings movie. There is a lot more to hobbits and this is just the movie to find that out. This is a prequel of the Lord of the Rings.
The series is a trilogy which means you get to follow a particular goal. Yes, you guessed it right the goal to complete a series.
Beauty and the beast
This is a classic from Disney and has been recently recreated beautifully with Emma Watson as Belle. A good watch with a modern twist to the old story. The story remains untouched and that I think is the beauty of the movie. It is a good movie to watch on a lazy afternoon.
If you have a thing for dark fantasy films then this one, you are going to love. We all have seen movies like Sleeping beauty, Cinderella, Snow white and rooted for the coy girls to win from the evil. But what was the perspective of the evil? We never thought about it and that is exactly what is shown in this movie. Angelina Jolie has done a very good job.
Hansel & Gretel
Based on a novel the story is quite interesting. Two children Hansel and Gretel are invited by the witch to her house. her house is made of cakes, candies and all other treats dear to children. Just a little thing, the witch is a cannibal(she eats human flesh). The young ones get a whim of her motive and are able to escape. Later they become witch hunters and the movie is action packed and a treat to watch.
Labyrinth holds a great significance in Greek mythology. The movie came in 1986 and has many dark scenes. Sarah decided to bring her baby brother back who is held by the goblin king. the goblin king is actually a human and the movie tells his purpose to do things which are being done.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The movie is based on the novel with the same name starring Johnny Depp. Willy Wonka played by Johnny Depp has a Chocolate factory and his business is not running smooth. He decided to run a contest and choose 5 people to get a tour of his chocolate factory and get lifetime access to the chocolates for free. He has some troubles with his family and all the events unfold in a particular manner which makes it an interesting watch.
If you know more such movies then do let us know in the comment section below.