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Movies: Best Fantasy Movies

Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, 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. ()

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Avatar(2009)

PG-13
| 2h 42min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 7,668 votes)

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Directed by James Cameron - With Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, ...

The Hunger Games(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 5,975 votes)

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Directed by Gary Ross - With Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Willow Shields, ...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 58min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
4.1/5 (with 5,695 votes)

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Directed by Peter Jackson - With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, ...

Suicide Squad(2016)

3.0/5 (with 5,302 votes)

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

Directed by David Ayer - With Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, ...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 5,289 votes)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

Directed by J. J. Abrams - With Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, ...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)

PG-13
| 3h 21min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
4.2/5 (with 5,216 votes)

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Directed by Peter Jackson - With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, ...

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(2001)

PG
| 2h 32min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 5,111 votes)

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Directed by Chris Columbus - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, ...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 49min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 5,066 votes)

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Directed by Peter Jackson - With Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, Aidan Turner, ...

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 59min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
4.1/5 (with 4,915 votes)

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

Directed by Peter Jackson - With Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, ...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 31min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 4,899 votes)

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder - With Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.8/5 (with 4,859 votes)

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Directed by Gore Verbinski - With Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana, Treva Etienne, Martin Klebba, ...

Wonder Woman(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 4,720 votes)

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

Directed by Patty Jenkins - With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Lucy Davis, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, ...

Thor(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.4/5 (with 4,706 votes)

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Matthew Vaughn - With Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, ...

Doctor Strange(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 4,459 votes)

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Directed by Scott Derrickson - With Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(2002)

PG
| 2h 41min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 4,317 votes)

Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.

Directed by Chris Columbus - With Daniel Radcliffe, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman, ...

The Amazing Spider-Man(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 4,282 votes)

Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Directed by Marc Webb - With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, ...

Beauty and the Beast(2017)

3.4/5 (with 4,272 votes)

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.

Directed by Bill Condon - With Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure
4.0/5 (with 4,269 votes)

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

Directed by David Yates - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, ...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 4,225 votes)

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.

Directed by David Yates - With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)

PG
| 2h 21min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 4,197 votes)

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, ...

Man of Steel(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 4,062 votes)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Directed by Zack Snyder - With Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, ...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 37min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 4,034 votes)

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Directed by Mike Newell - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, ...

X-Men: Days of Future Past(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 11min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 3,999 votes)

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Directed by Bryan Singer - With Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Adán Canto, Daniel Cudmore, Peter Dinklage, Fan Bingbing, ...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix(2007)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 3,955 votes)

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Directed by David Yates - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1(2010)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 3,948 votes)

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.

Directed by David Yates - With Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, ...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince(2009)

PG
| 2h 33min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 3,829 votes)

As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Directed by David Yates - With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, ...

Spider-Man(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Fantasy, Action
3.5/5 (with 3,796 votes)

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.

Directed by Sam Raimi - With Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, ...

Thor: The Dark World(2013)

1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 3,702 votes)

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Directed by Alan Taylor - With Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 31min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 3,621 votes)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

Directed by Gore Verbinski - With Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Lee Arenberg, ...

Black Panther(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 3,441 votes)

King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Directed by Ryan Coogler - With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, ...