Best Fantasy Movies of All Time

1.

Neptune's Daughter (1914)

8.6
6.0/10
Neptune's Daughter
The daughter of King Neptune takes on human form to avenge the death of her young sister, who was caught in a fishing net. However, she falls in love with the king, the man she holds responsible.
Starring: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, William Welsh, Leah Baird, Mrs. Herbert Brenon
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1914-04-14
2.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

7.5
8.9/10

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 lord's realm.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2003-12-01
3.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

7.3
8.7/10

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.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2002-12-18
4.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

7.3
8.8/10

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 sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2001-12-18
5.

Coco (2017)

7.2
8.4/10

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 following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor
Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Release date: 2017-10-27
6.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

7.2
8.1/10

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 formidable skills.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2011-07-07
7.

The Green Mile (1999)

7.1
8.6/10

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 cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 1999-12-10
8.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

7.1
8.0/10

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Release date: 2015-12-15
9.

Avatar (2009)

7.0
7.8/10

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.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 2009-12-10
10.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

6.9
7.7/10

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2010-10-17
11.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

6.9
8.6/10

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1946-12-20
12.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

6.8
7.8/10

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.

Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2013-12-11
13.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

6.8
8.0/10

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2014-05-15
14.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

6.8
7.9/10

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.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2004-05-31
15.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

6.8
7.9/10

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Release date: 2017-10-25
16.

Ratatouille (2007)

6.8
8.0/10

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2007-06-22
17.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

6.8
7.6/10

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

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2009-07-07
18.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

6.7
7.7/10

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2005-11-16
19.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

6.7
8.1/10

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2010-03-10
20.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

6.7
7.6/10

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 learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Tom Felton
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2001-11-16

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