This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
All movies voted for in the iCM Favourite Fantasy Movies poll. The Top 150 can be found here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+forums+favourite+fantasy+movies+top+150/lonewolf2003/
Inspired by Mochard's invaluable [url="https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/list+of+science+fiction+films/mochard/"]List of Science Fiction Films[/url], this is Wikipedia's chronological list of commercially released fantasy films, from 1899 to the present. "Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, incredible creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. The genre is considered a form of speculative fiction alongside science fiction films and horror films, although the genres do overlap. Fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary."
This extensive appendix in Nicholl's book lists 700 fantasy/horror/sci-fi films,1902-1983. Note that it is not a 'best of' list. While some films are must-see classics, others are z-grade junk - there's even a few TV-movies in the mix. Nicholls may be academic but he's no snob - like Danny Peary, he believes in seeing all types of movies.
Most of these appended films are reviewed in capsules (the others have already been discussed in more detail in the main body of the book). He gives titles a dual rating, one for quality (stars) and another for squeamishness (skulls).
Interestingly, Nicholls embraces a broad range of movies in his critique, including the James Bond series (because of its sci-fi overtones with gadgetry, supervillians, etc) and films with a surreal, psychological, or dreamlike approach. You'd have to be a true film fan to watch the wide range of titles here - everything from Monty Python and the Muppets to Russian silent films and Italian zombie gore.
All movies from the Films Cited section in the book [url=http://www.amazon.com/Science-Fiction-Cinema-Between-Fantasy/dp/0813541735?tag=viglink20340-20]Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality[/url], written by Christine Cornea.
"From E.T. the Extraterrestrial and Back to the Future to Blade Runner and Alien, science fiction films have been achieving blockbuster status for decades. Moreover, some major studio releases, such as Star Wars, The Matrix, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as many low-budget films have become etched in film history as international cult classics.
Offering a broad historical and theoretical reassessment of this popular genre, Christine Cornea explores the development of science fiction in cinema from its very beginnings to the present day. Each chapter offers analyses of particular films, situating them within a wider historical/cultural context while also highlighting a specific key thematic issue. Cornea provides vital and unique perspectives on the genre, including discussions of the relevance of psychedelic imagery, race, the "new woman of science," generic performance, and the prevalence of "techno-orientalism" in recent films. Enriching the book are new interviews with some of the main practitioners in the field, such as Roland Emmerich, Paul Verhoeven, Ken Russell, Stan Winston, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Joe Morton, Dean Norris, and Billy Gray. While American films are Cornea's main focus, she also engages with a range of pertinent examples from other countries and explains why science fiction lends itself well to transnational reception."
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction.
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All written work of Stephen King:
All movies are listed here:
Stephen King almost always has a cameo in the movies or mini-series based on his novels:
All awards and nominations:
A statistical survey that includes data from noted critics and popular polls. To qualify, a movie or series has to be generally regarded as fantasy by credible sources and/or recognized as having historical significance to the development of the genre. For statistical purposes films in a series are treated in tallies as stand-alones. Exception to this rule include film series that generally maintained consistent quality throughout. (Updated 26 August 2013)
The weirdest, the strangest, the oddest cinema from the farthest reaches of the globe. No Ozu, No Godard, No Antonioni, nothing so respectable. Only sleaze, horror, action, fantasy, whatever. The undefinable, the unnacceptable, the unreal.
Original blog: http://worldweirdcinema.blogspot.com/
The author currently blogs for the Mondo Macabro DVD label: http://mondomacabrodvd.blogspot.com/
and runs their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mondomacabrodvd
Based on data gathered from a statistical survey and a direct poll of fantasy television experts - including critics, editors and website managers. Shows often classified under other genres but containing significant and notable fantasy content (e.g. The Avengers & The Wild, Wild West) qualify for inclusion on the list. (Updated 16 July 2011)
Based on the book by Rob Hill, it seeks to catalog the best of the worst films of all time. It's comprised of four sections:
#1 - #25: Action
#26 - #51: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
#52 - #76: Horror
#77 - #102: The Rest
AFI's 10 Top 10 honors the ten greatest American films in ten classic film genres. Released July 17, 2008. Categories are:
De Nederlandse fans hebben gesproken. Wat is de beste horror-, sciencefiction-, fantasy- of cultfilm aller tijden? Schokkend Nieuws deed ter gelegenheid van zijn honderdste editie een oproep aan lezers, fans en collega-filmjournalisten een lijstje samen te stellen met de tien beste genrefilms aller tijden. De oproep leverde maar liefst 719 verschillende titels op. De honderd beste films staan afgedrukt in de 100e editie van de tweemaandelijkse filmglossy (IMDb List: http://goo.gl/vsKfJ).
Criteria: - This list includes films that contain 'unreal' earthly (or heavenly) locations, 'supernatural' human powers (Superheros), and 'supernatural' entities (angels, wizards, ghosts, dragons, witches...) This list does NOT include Horror-Fantasy, or Science Fiction-Fantasy. These films were NOT chosen for how highly rated they are overall, but how they rate in the subject of "Fantasy Movie".
"An entirely subjective list of 100 essential fantasy films", as compiled by Jeff Kuykendall, editor of MidnightOnly.com.
"First off, this list is entirely personal. You will have 100 of your own. The intention is to draw a broad outline of fantasy films since the start of cinema in hopes that the reader might find some helpful recommendations. It’s an admittedly ludicrous endeavor to define 100 of the most essential of anything, which is why this is just “100 Essential Films of the Fantastic,” not the most essential. To pare this last down to 100, I found myself discarding many acknowledged classics, and holding tight to others for the sake of variety or my own passion for them."
The YouTube web series www.FreakyFuckinFriday.com counts down the Top Horror / Mystery Anthology Episodes Ever! .
....but because anthology shows usually feature episodes in diverse sub-genres - this list will also include episodes based on; fantasy, science-fiction, comedy, drama, war, crime, etc.
The only requirement is the episode must have been featured on an anthology show.
The episodes listed are all based on at least 1 of 3 things; historical importance, creepiness/creativity, and just being a straight up enjoyable watch. The list will change as new episodes of shows are released and older shows are rediscovered/re-examined.
The list is in descending order from best to least best.
Feel free to comment! Every piece of input will be carefully examined.
TV SHOWS INCLUDED
-Black Mirror (2011-2013 / Channel 4)
-Stephen King's Nightmare and Dreamscapes (2006 / TNT)
-Tales From The Crypt (1989-1996 / HBO)
-Tales From The Darkside (1983-1988 / Laurel - syndication)
SHOWS NOT FULLY EXAMINED
-13 Demon Street
-A Twist in the Tale
-Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
-Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
-Alfred Hitchcock Hour
-Are You Afraid of The Dark?
-Dead Man's Gun
-Ghost Story (1972)
-Ghost Stories (1997)
-Great Ghost Tales
-Hammer House of Horror
-Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense
-Hands of Murder
-Journey to the Unknown
-Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour
-Masters of Horror
-Masters of Science Fiction
-Mystery and Imagination
-One Step Beyond
-Out of the Unknown
-Perversions of Science
-Ray Bradbury Theatre
-R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
-Scene of the Crime
-Science Fiction Theatre
-Tales of Tomorrow
-Tales of the Unexpected
-The Nightmare Room
-The Outer Limits (1963)
-The Outer Limits (1995)
-The Twilight Zone (1959)
-The Twilight Zone (1985)
-The Twilight Zone (2002)
The official 501 Must See Movies is compiled from a list of about 50 movies from 10 genres. These lists use the second edition which contains between 50 and 60 movies in each genre and breaks them out into their own lists for easier completion.
High fantasy movies, whose stories take place, wholly or mainly, in an imaginary world, are listed first, while movies that have fantasy elements yet takes place in the real world appear farther down on the list. Whereas both fantasy and science fiction evoke a sense of wonder, fantasy narratives tend to more closely follow the pattern which Joseph Campbell described as the hero's journey. Yet movies with this central narrative thread often also have many other plot elements woven into the yarn, making the stories to a varying degree thrillingly unpredictable.
Special consideration has been given to old films that have had a lasting impact on film history. Films part of a series are ranked collectively to give more room to stand-alone films, and each series is judged by its best installment.
These are my recommendations! Feel free to tell me yours!