Top 10 Best Fantasy Movies of All Time
After having seen a lot of great fantasy movies over the years, i decided to make a top 10 list of the best fantasy movies of all time! A good fantasy movie should have some sort of fantasy world, like the world in lord of the rings. It is completely made up. It has its own map, races, history etc. The details that have gone into such a world are amazing, and because it is so detailed it is easier to get pulled into the story. That brings me to the second important aspect of a good fantasy movie: the storyline. The fantasy world can be incredibly detailed, but the story decides the quality of the movie. Even if the special effects are the best there are, without a good storyline they are a waste of time and energy. I included a trailer and a link to the IMDB for every movie.
10. The Scorpion King
This movie features "The Rock" as "Scorpion King". The Rock is a pro wrestler, and that is probably why there are so much action scenes in this movie. The fantasy element is certainly there. The entire world is ruled by the tyrant Memnon who is a master swordsman. He has sorceresses who can predict the future and that is how he wins his wars. Too bad for Memnon that Scorpion King is going to hunt him down. Although the storyline is a bit cheesy i certainly enjoyed it. The action is fun and the characters are interesting. There are 3 movies out right now, but i only recommend watching the first.
IMDb rating: 5.4 Boefie rating: 7.0
Some random kids find a magic board-game and all hell breaks loose. they have to finish the game in order to make it stop. The concept of this movie is very original and creative. The board game releases all kinds of terrors on the players when they play it. All kinds of wildlife running through the streets, giant insects, monkeys and more. Watching all the crazy stuff that happens when the game is played is very funny and entertaining. I remember watching this movie when i was a little kid and i loved it! Although the movie is a little outdated, it is still worth watching it.
IMDb rating: 6.6 Boefie rating: 7.6
After watching this movie, i seriously wanted to be a na'vi. The huge blue creatures that live in a beautiful magical forest tickled all my fantasy senses. The movie pulls you into its unique world of flying birds and floating islands. This fantasy world is so amazing that you will wish you could live there. Avatar has been a huge success and it certainly is deserved. The story is good, but some elements are a bit cheesy. The characters are unique and interesting. The only bad thing about this movie is that it ends so quickly. 2 hours is too short to get into this amazing fantasy world. I want more.
IMDb rating: 8.0 Boefie rating: 8.0
"My name is Optimus Prime." That is what i have been saying to my classmate for a couple of weeks because of this movie. Now he is saying it too. Transformers is about a group of autobots. They can transform to a huge and powerful machines from a car. Their goal is to save the planet from the decepticons, which are evil autobots. There are 3 transformer movies and each of them is great. There is a lot of humor and epic fantasy action in transformers. The special effects are some of the best there are. The transformers movies are definitely a must-watch.
Transformers (2007): ..............IMDb rating: 7.2 Boefie rating: 8.5
Revenge of the Fallen (2009): IMDb rating: 5.9 Boefie rating: 8.5
Dark of the Moon (2011): ........IMDb rating: 6.3 Boefie rating: 8.5
6. Prince of Persia
After having played the games i was skeptical about the movie. To my relief the movie turned out to be very good. The movie is a combination between adventure and fantasy which is great. It gives a classic "hollywood movie" feeling which i loved. The characters are original and funny, especially the pretty princess. The story resembles the story in the first game which they worked out pretty well. There are a lot of cool action scenes in a magical eastern medieval world.
IMDb rating: 6.6 Boefie rating: 8.5
5. Pan's Labyrinth
A fantasy tale for adults, that is what pan's labyrinth is. It is a dark, grim fantasy tale about a normal girl who actually is the princess of a fantasy world. The girl doesn't know this herself and begins meeting strange mythical creatures. The story is very intricate and compelling. The characters are unique and mysterious, especially the mythical ones. In one scene there is a mythical creature sitting at a table filled with food. This "thing" seriously scared me for life. This movie is truly unique as there is nothing quite like it. It is pure fantasy mixed with a little horror.
IMDb rating: 8.3 Boefie rating: 9.0
4. Pirates of the Caribbean
I just love captain Jack Sparrow. He is the main character and is usually up to no good. The pirates of the caribbean movies are of the adventure/fantasy genre . In total there are 4 movies, of which the first one is considered the best. It is set in a caribbean world with lots of lush greenery and beautiful blue seas. The characters are some of the weirdest you will ever find. A midget with a huge cannon as weapon, people who turn into skeleton at night and more. The story gets a little cheesy sometimes but in a funny way. pirates of the caribbean is definitely a must-watch
Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): IMDb rating: 8.0 Boefie rating: 9.0
Dead man's Chest (2006): .......... IMDb rating: 7.2 Boefie rating: 9.0
At World's End (2007): ............... IMDb rating: 6.9 Boefie rating: 9.0
On stranger Tides (2011): .......... IMDb rating: 6.6 Boefie rating: 9.0
3. The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia feature an incredibly detailed and vast fantasy world, combined with an epic storyline. I love the kind of movies which show you an entire fantasy universe, it is so easy to be pulled into this world that you will be amazed. Talking animals, minotaurs, dragons, you will see all kinds of amazing mythical beasts just walking around. As a fantasy lover these movies are a must watch.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe(2005): IMDb rating: 6.9 Boefie rating: 9.0
Prince Caspian(2008):....................................... IMDb rating: 6.7 Boefie rating: 9.0
The Voyage of The Dawn Treader(2010):........ IMDb rating: 6.3 Boefie rating: 9.0
2. The Lord of the Rings
The lord of the fantasy movies is what i like to call them. These movies are just so awesome that i have already watched them several times and played all of the "LoTR" games. So much detail has gone into this amazingly well crafted world that you will be shocked. The lord of the rings has it all. It has a engrossing storyline, an amazing world and great characters. The lord of the rings is a fantasy orgasm. Most of the time you will be sitting on the tip of your chair. If you have not seen these movies your life just isn't complete yet. 3 movies have been produced by Peter Jackson which are all pure magic. A fourth movie is coming end 2012. I recommend watching the extended editions, they will bring you even more joy. There is one downside however, the movies will end and you will be forced to return from middle-earth to your living room.
- The Hobbit has been released on 12-12-12. Go watch it now!
The Fellowship of the Ring(2001): IMDb rating: 8.8 Boefie rating: 9.5
The Two Towers(2002):.................. IMDb rating: 8.7 Boefie rating: 9.5
The Return of the King(2003):....... IMDb rating: 8.9 Boefie rating: 9.5
1. Harry Potter
My most cherished fantasy movie: Harry Potter. After watching it 3 times i still feel like watching it again. I still remember renting the first movie, after watching it i was hooked! The story is just so amazing it will pull you into its magical world with ease.Harry Potter will make you laugh, cry and tremble with excitement all at the same time! I would really like to have a wand and conjure something out of thin air, that would be so amazing. The characters are diverse and interesting. You really get into the characters because of the long duration of the movies which is great. You really get attached to them. You will actually see the main characters getting older. In 2001 the main characters are teenagers, in 2011 they are adults. So when the movies end you will feel very sad. Your life just isn't complete if you have not watched Harry Potter. Not only the world is magical, the soundtracks are magical too.
The Sorceres's Stone(2001):...... IMDb rating: 7.2 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Chamber of Secrets(2002):. IMDb rating: 7.2 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Prisoner of Azkaban2004):.. IMDb rating: 7.7 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Goblet of Fire(2005):............ IMDb rating: 7.5 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Order of the Phoenix(2007): IMDb rating: 7.3 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Half-Blood Prince(2009):..... IMDb rating: 7.3 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Deathly Hallows 1(2010):..... IMDb rating: 7.6 Boefie rating: 9.9
The Deathly Hallows 2(2011):..... IMDb rating: 8.1 Boefie rating: 9.9
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