Greatest Fantasy Movies of All Time


The Top Ten

1 The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

My life!

Legendary movie

This is the most inspiring movie I have ever seen, with an excellent score (and actors! ), and 11 won Oscars, this movie tops the list. - Tolkienite

Lord of the rings and also Lord of all the books and movies. Other movie actors get scared when they hear about Lotr because they know that it's gonna steal the limelight! It graced our childhoods.. Now we will be proud to say that the best movies ever were made in our times and our world. Long live the most heart touching and genius story ever

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2 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Ought to be #2... second only to The Return of the King. - Tolkienite

Two harry potter films above this is starting to cause me a pain in my upper ribs.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers is a two film remake of Ralph Bakshi version which came out in the 70s.

3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Not on no. 1?!

I have watch the lord of the ring it really has a great picture, plot, story and a great ending but harry potter hallow is amazing I have never seen such a movie before and also has a great ending and also emotional. H.P deathly hallows is my favourite

Man this should be number one! I will die without Harry Potter. - LannaLau

Harry Potter series will be number one unless Lord of the Rings is there. - josenaveen

This is the best movie ever I saw it should be in rank 1

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4 The Wizard of Oz

The eternal classic that started it all, such an amazing musical fantasy with amazing talents, forever that best! Oh and by the way why is twilight here? Laugh out loud

I love the Lord of the Rings but Wizard of Oz is a classic that's never going to get old. Great Casting, fantastic characters and is the best fantasy movie of all time.

This movie deserves to be watched by every kid EVER! I love it! I was Dorothy for Halloween two years straight!

This movie kinda freaks me out

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5 Star Wars, Episode IV- A New Hope

Star Wars is not even fantasy!

Star Wars is definitely fantasy. And great fantasy, at that.

Star Wars is science fantasy. because when you get down to it, the star wars movies aren't at all that scientific. the movies primary aim is to deliver drama, philosophy, and political science and and less on scientific knowledge. the physics don't make any sense. like, how can a space aircraft make sound effects in space while flying and making baked turns in space? Or how can life survive on a planet made entirely out of desert (Tatooine)? No one let's these bother them because they aren't scientifically advanced enough to understand these errors. they just enjoy good entertainment and will love to pay attention to whatever you give them.

6 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

One of the best fantasy movies of all time, with the biggest plot twist in cinematic history, this deserves to be in the top 10

Science fiction everybody - PeeledBanana

7 The Princess Bride

More people voted for Twilight than The Princess Bride? Wow... It's official. The people of our world no longer know what a good love story is.

One of the best fantasy movies I seen and has the best love story.

This ain't fantasy. It all in a book!

Why is the second worst Harry Potter movie number two?

8 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best movie

One of my favorite movies ever made.

9 The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

Star Wars is not sci-fi it's mythology/fantasy. LOTR is the absolute best fantasy!

The Star Wars films aren't fantasy they're Science fiction!

There's a good movie!

LOTR trilogy is so overrated. I found it incredibly boring and there was nothing special about it. The fanbase I s even worse. They can't accept others opinion and constantly bully those who don't like this trilogy. I hate this movie series.

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10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Excellent! Should be #3 with The Return of the King as #1 and The Fellowship of the Ring as #2. - Tolkienite

So good it's on here twice!

This is how the top three should be:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Newcomers

? Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
? Dumbo (2019)

The Contenders

11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Ten for effort, greatest movies based from book, well done cinema photography, great direction, served its purpose, excellent movies all of them glad to see they finished them.

It is the best movie and best book. With Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson the best actors I love the most

This is the first movie that comes to mind when I think of fantasies! Long live THE BOY WHO LIVED

The greatest moves I have ever seen one of the tops for me.

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12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
13 Beauty and the Beast

Don't get me wrong I'm in LOVE with this film, but compared to the size and scope of these other films, it gets knocked to the bottom. But thus film is still a tale as old as time.

14 Toy Story 3
15 Thor

My favrate movie...


16 Hook
17 Cinderella (2015)

Lily James is flawless as the "ragged servant girl" as she shines like the true princess she is. Cate Blanchett channeling Marlene Dietrich and Helena Bonham Carter channeling Johnny Depp are quite entertaining themselves.

Arguably the antidote to Frozen. Ironically when this Cinderella was in cinemas a Frozen short played in front of it.

It doesn't hurt that Lily James is drop dead gorgeous, giving you all the more reason to root for her.

In a post-Enchanted world where fairytales are taken apart in the likes of Into the Woods and Maleficent to be post modern, this Cinderella is radically non revisionist.

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18 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I think am the only one that is thinking that lord of the rings is totally overrated, Hobbit is far better than LOTR especially desolation of Smaug
This is how it suppose to be.
1. Hobbit Desolation of smaug
2. Harry portal Fire of globet
3. Hobbit Battle of five army
4. Harry portal deathly hallows
5 LOTR return of the king
6. Harry portal Chamber of secret

19 Edward Scissorhands

It's a pretty creative Dark Fantasy romance story about a scientifically constructed man with scissors for hands. how has anyone seen that before?

Another great movie with Johnny Depp. It's even got the legendary Vincent Price in it. He's the one who created Edward.

20 Pan's Labyrinth

Why is prince of Persia on here? It may of been a better video game adaption but it sure wasn't good

One of the best films I've ever seen. Definitely a favourite - happyhappyjoyjoy

It's a great fantasy film! Love it.

Number #1 no doubt - BillGross97

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21 Star Wars, Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
22 Bridge to Terabithia

I cry like a baby whenever I watch it

Probably one of the best storylines I have ever come across

Josh huchterson was awesome in this movie

How can be this movie so high, it's not bad but 3rd place? Seriously?

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23 Mad Max: Fury Road
24 The Golden Compass

This is a very good movie! I rank it 8/10!

Under-rated by many, snubbed unfairly by the vatican, but more subtle than Chaonicles of Narnia.

With Armour clad polar bears, animal Daemons and exotic locations like Trollesund and Svalbarg, this feally is fantasy.

25 Twilight

Why is this even on the list?

How the hell did it even get in the list?

Great... In top ten - haunted

Love this movie and I find it very funny that Edward sparkles but I still hate edward

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26 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Really deserves more praise than it got

Best. I love it

27 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
28 Trolls
29 Legend

I watched it two times on YouTube and loved it both times. This is definitely a movie to watch if you're into this kind of stuff. I need to find the movie some time.

30 Spirited Away


31 Stardust

This movie should be higher it has everything you could want in a fantasy; swashbuckling, adventure, magic spells, humour you name it. - Matt3370

32 Labyrinth

A great fantasy movie utilizing puppets

Brilliant. And David Bowie in Spandex

I love this movie so much. And I think it's awesome that it's got the rock star David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King. He's perfect for that part.

33 Star Wars, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

My favourite movie of all time. - micahisthebest

Prequels suck


34 Into the Woods
35 Time Bandits
36 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I like this movie but the sequels are crap - Harri666

This is the best one in the series.

Why so serious

37 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Amazing fantasy world setting with a variety of unique characters to look out for.

This was the most epic movie ever

38 The NeverEnding Story

This movie is scary captivating and completely ahead of its time

A very good fantasy movie of the 80's

Warning the title is so misleading

39 The Green Mile
40 Son of the Mask

This movie is garbage the first is better. - Matt3370

Who the hell added this piece of crap to the list?

41 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
42 Christopher Robin Christopher Robin
43 Willow

I'm starting to think that the 80s was a great decade for fantasy movies.

44 The Spiderwick Chronicles
45 Dragonslayer

Set in an atmospheric medieval fantasy world.
Lots of nice twists and the greatest dragon of all time!

Vermithrax is the best and most perfect Dragon ever put on film.

46 Watchmen

This top ten list is the stupidest I've ever seen! Put more DC movies into it! Is this the only DC movie in this whole category!?!?

47 Guardians of the Galaxy
48 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
49 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Everything about this movie was crap. As someone has read all the Percy Jackson books, I honestly find this movie offensive.

50 Coraline

This was one of tge few films in my childhood that scared me. But now I enjoy it, creepy button eyes and all.

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