The 50 Best Fantasy Movies of All Time

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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.

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
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    Dragonslayer

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
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    Labyrinth

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Shape of Water

    2017, in 7 top lists
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    2011, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 18 top lists Check
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    Ladyhawke

    1985, in 0 top lists Check
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    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 34 top lists Check
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    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

    1958, in 4 top lists Check
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    Excalibur

    1981, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Fall

    2006, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    1973, in 1 top list Check
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    The Dark Crystal

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    Legend

    1985, in 0 top lists Check
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    Immortals

    2011, in 1 top list Check
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    The Golden Compass

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    Conan the Barbarian

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
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    Maleficent

    2014, in 1 top list Check
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    Willow

    1988, in 2 top lists Check
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    Stardust

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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    Hercules

    2014, in 1 top list Check
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    Wrath of the Titans

    2012, in 1 top list Check
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch...

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
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    Die unendliche Geschichte

    1984 — a.k.a. The NeverEnding Story, in 1 top list Check
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the...

    2003, in 12 top lists Check
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    Il racconto dei racconti - Tale of Tales

    2015 — a.k.a. Tale of Tales, in 0 top lists Check
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    Twilight of the Ice Nymphs

    1997, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    2012, in 4 top lists Check
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    Warcraft

    2016 — a.k.a. Warcraft: The Beginning, in 1 top list Check
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    2016, in 1 top list Check
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    Noah

    2014, in 1 top list Check
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    The Odyssey

    1997, in 0 top lists Check
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    Troy

    2004, in 2 top lists Check
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    Helen of Troy

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
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    Clash of the Titans

    2010, in 1 top list Check
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    The Mists of Avalon

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gulliver's Travels

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Sword and the Sorcerer

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Beastmaster

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
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    City of Ember

    2008, in 0 top lists Check
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    Cinderella

    2015, in 1 top list Check
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    Hook

    1991, in 3 top lists Check
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    Beauty and the Beast

    2017, in 2 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Huntsman

    2012, in 1 top list Check
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    Born of Hope

    2009, in 0 top lists Check
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    Dawn of the Dragonslayer

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
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    One Million Years B.C.

    1966, in 1 top list Check
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    When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

    1970, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Mar 30, 2019 by Jostiel;