IMDb's Fantasy Top 50

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Fantasy films, usually considered a sub-genre, are most likely to overlap with the film genres of science fiction and horror, although they are distinct. Fantasies take the audience to netherworld places (or another dimension) where events are unlikely to occur in real life - they transcend the bounds of human possibility and physical laws. They often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, and the extraordinary.

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 24 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Green Mile

    1999, in 14 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 37 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 30 top lists Check
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    Coco

    2017, in 12 top lists Check
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    Kimi no na wa.

    2016 — a.k.a. Your Name, in 10 top lists Check
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    Mononoke-hime

    1997 — a.k.a. Princess Mononoke, in 16 top lists Check
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    Toy Story

    1995, in 24 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    Toy Story 3

    2010, in 17 top lists Check
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    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 23 top lists Check
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    Dom za vesanje

    1988 — a.k.a. Time of the Gypsies, in 10 top lists Check
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    It's Such a Beautiful Day

    2012, in 7 top lists Check
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    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 30 top lists Check
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    Hauru no ugoku shiro

    2004 — a.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle, in 16 top lists Check
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    Tonari no Totoro

    1988 — a.k.a. My Neighbor Totoro, in 18 top lists Check
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    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    2011, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 19 top lists Check
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    Inside Out

    2015, in 15 top lists Check
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    How to Train Your Dragon

    2010, in 12 top lists Check
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    Kaze no tani no Naushika

    1984 — a.k.a. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in 8 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 30 top lists Check
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    Song of the Sea

    2014, in 6 top lists Check
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    Pink Floyd: The Wall

    1982, in 7 top lists Check
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    Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro...

    1997 — a.k.a. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, in 8 top lists Check
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    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 24 top lists Check
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    El Ángel Exterminador

    1962 — a.k.a. The Exterminating Angel, in 17 top lists Check
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    Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

    2012 — a.k.a. Wolf Children, in 5 top lists Check
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    Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

    1926 — a.k.a. Faust, in 14 top lists Check
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    Scrooge

    1951 — a.k.a. A Christmas Carol, in 3 top lists Check
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    Körkarlen

    1921 — a.k.a. The Phantom Carriage, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    1993, in 14 top lists Check
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the...

    2003, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
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    Monsters, Inc.

    2001, in 12 top lists Check
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    Big Fish

    2003, in 5 top lists Check
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    Ratatouille

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 20 top lists Check
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    Aladdin

    1992, in 14 top lists Check
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 19 top lists Check
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    Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta

    1986 — a.k.a. Castle in the Sky, in 9 top lists Check
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    Der Himmel über Berlin

    1987 — a.k.a. Wings of Desire, in 20 top lists Check
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    Kaguyahime no monogatari

    2013 — a.k.a. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, in 5 top lists Check
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    Kaidan

    1964 — a.k.a. Kwaidan, in 13 top lists Check
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