50 Greatest Fantasy Films

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 5th 2013, 9:30

      Why is Conan The Barbarian so low down in the list? Its more influential than Brave, frekkin' Dragonslayer and WIllow?! (Can you say LOTR ripoff?), Plus I would like to add Bridge of Terabithia, a little seen gem of a movie.

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    • BinkTheMagician

      Mar 5th 2013, 11:57

      Where is Krull?? Good Script, Fantasy setting. A dubbed Robbie Coltrane and Lysette Anthony. If you stick in derivitive nonsense like Willow, you have to have Krull in there too!!!

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    • BinkTheMagician

      Mar 5th 2013, 12:02

      Come to think of it, if Willow is in the top 50, then you should also have Hawk The Slayer and The Sword and The Sorcerer for introducing the concept of a triple-bladed weapon.

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    • Jareth64

      Mar 5th 2013, 13:16

      Clearly I'm one of the few who founds the Lord of the Rings trilogy to be pretty bloody dull and uninspired. Studio Ghibl, on the other hand. They are amazing. Princess Mononoke, for my money, is better than Spirited Away but Howl's Moving Castle should get a mention, too. It's underrated.

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    • whitezombie

      Mar 5th 2013, 15:05

      Where the f**k is Big Fish, pardon me?????

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    • SiMan

      Mar 5th 2013, 15:22

      Glad to see Labyrinth so high up on tihs list. Love that film.

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    • thedanieljson

      Mar 5th 2013, 19:02

      I love that there's always some unknowns on these features - Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders is high up on my 'to watch' list now, sounds fascinating.

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    • Andy85

      Mar 5th 2013, 20:03

      Where is 'Flight of the Navigator'? 'The Return to Oz' (which still scares the s**te out of me to this day when all those heads wake up)? And the ultimate 80's child fantasy film.... The Goonies. Kudos to The Never Ending Story mind, that was my childhood right there.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 5th 2013, 23:14

      The Wizard of Oz is so dated now.

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 6th 2013, 0:31

      Does Hellboy count as fantasy?

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    • zanderama

      Mar 6th 2013, 10:09

      I just joined this website to say .. "Where is Hellboy?" too! Also, Stardust should be way higher .. lovely film :)

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    • fitzcarraldo

      Mar 6th 2013, 11:13

      Agree with whitezombie, Hadouken76, zanderama - Bridge of Terabithia, Big Fish and Hellboy should be somewhere on this list - GREAT films!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • SiMan

      Mar 6th 2013, 13:27

      Thats a good point actually - what does constitute a Fantasy film? Shouldn't superhero films count as such? (Avengers has Sci-Fi and Magic in it)

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    • RubberJoshy

      Mar 8th 2013, 20:22

      I've got to go with binkthemagician; Krull should definitely be in there (He forgot to mention Liam Neeson and Freddy Jones as the best Obi Wan/Gandalf figure ever..... (cos Thufir Hawat doesn't count though that was Freddy Jones too))

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 8th 2013, 21:18

      Hellboy 2 is a fantasy movie IMO.

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    • edinjapan

      Mar 11th 2013, 3:28

      Terrible list. Jumanji? Really?

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    • paulmitchell

      Mar 12th 2013, 18:05

      Where's The Sword And The Sorcerer???? Miles better than Conan at a fraction of the budget! Seriously, a demon who can tear your heart out at 20 paces, a three bladed sword (that also fires the blades!), the hero DE-crucifying himself, and a baddies head put on a grindstone!!!!!

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    • Boo87

      Apr 3rd 2013, 11:06

      I honestly don't think super hero films etc should be on a fantasy list..... majority of these are great FANTASY films, a few could be added and a few taken out in my opinion, but thats just my taste. The genre overlaps to si-fi etc but is different..... Google it, super heros sort of fall under si-fi rather than fantasy,

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    • Boo87

      Apr 3rd 2013, 11:06

      Also Hellboy sucks

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    • lyssahvanbaalen

      Apr 26th 2013, 0:26

      I think this is a brilliant list, you really covered all the bases...Beastmaster, Mary Poppins, etc. But I was disappointed to see Willow so far down the list. It's storytelling and quirky charm far exceed, say, Harry Potter and its CGI and only marginally acceptable acting. Harry had a bigger budget, but Willow blows it away on personality. I was also happy to see Labybrinth and Neverending Story so far up on the list, but I would have put NES in the top ten. I was also slightly surprised to see Legend so far down the list. As weird as he is, Tim Cruise made a dreamy and appropriately other-worldly main character, and its almost impossible to beat Tim Curry as a villain.

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    • lyssahvanbaalen

      Apr 26th 2013, 0:30

      I agree with @Andy85, I would have liked to see Flight of the Navigator on here as well and maybe Bridge to Terabithia, but I also agree that Hellboy has no place here. Drivel. No charm. I also love that there are some foreign and unknowns. I've updated my Netflix queue. Thanks for a great list!

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    • jamesrollings

      Aug 22nd 2013, 6:34

      1. Legend (1985) 2. Never Ending Story (1984) 3. Labyrinth (1986) 4. Ladyhawke (1985) 5. Willow (1988) 6. The Princess Bride (1987) 7. Dark Crystal (1982) 8. Mirror Mask (2005) 9. Clash of the Titans (1981) 10. Highlander (1986) This would have been my top ten and for the record, Lord of the Rings, Jumanji, and Dragonslayer Frickin Suck! P.s. Does anyone remember Big Trouble in Little China, The movie that was so bad that it was actually good?!

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    • Beaumain

      Oct 16th 2013, 13:31

      This list has most of the genre's best in it, and that's a good work. However, it feels like a loser when arranging them in a chart. Your approach to fantasy is like you believe it's a primarily kids' genre. Therefore you gave high places to a lot of mediocre children's films, such as 'The Witches', and underrated the adult fantasy, such as 'Conan', 'City of Lost Children' and 'Legend'. And 'Dragonheart' is not even on the list somehow. Also, you obviously gave older films bonus points for being old. That is, 'Jason And The Argonauts' above 'Mononoke-hime' and 'Harry Potter' look very odd, as does 'Oz' above 'LOTR'.

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    • iuliandumitru

      Dec 4th 2013, 0:24

      there is a movie that i forget hwo its called. its about a girl that is in a metal hospital. she is getting drugged and she have halucionatios. in shes mind she is fithing with dragons and so long. does anyone know the name of the movie?

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    • earlcooper

      Apr 1st 2014, 14:41

      Is E.T. a fantasy film?

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    • earlcooper

      Apr 1st 2014, 14:41

      Is Brazil a fantasy film?

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