Fantasy is always in fashion. Everyone has a favorite fantasy film or book, many have multiple favorites. However, what you’ll find below is the indisputable list of the five best fantasy movies (or series of movies.)
5. The NeverEnding Story
What makes this film so great is that it is essentially about a child reading a book and becoming lost in the story and the audience with him. Our storybook fantasy of flying dog-like dragons, towering mystical and deadly oracles, rock monsters and the mysterious and sinister “The Nothing.” The film is one of history’s most brilliantly executed story-within-a-story narratives. We love this film because it transports us not only into a strange world, but it does so in a way that allows us to experience it the way a child would.
4. Pan’s Labyrinth
If our previous entry is a children’s classic, then Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is an adult neoclassic parable. A tale told by giant toads, fairies and full moons as well as intertwining storylines between two universes. It is a unique beast for both its darkness and its poignancy. And it must be said that this film boasts some of the best practical special effects to date.
3. The Princess Bride
Another story-within-a-story classic. This one is distinct because it introduces the concept of the grandfather reading a tale to his sick grandson who is not really that into it. The meat of the fantasy story is distinguished from other fantasy films for its reliance on never-ending comedic dialogue, even during action sequences. The world of The Princess Bride is that of a stage play and all the characters know it. So they’re verbose, witty and ridiculous, which is why we love every character and scene in this film.
For the purposes of this list, we are judging Harry Potter as a body of work rather than any one film. And that’s because if it were otherwise, this list would be much less interesting. Taken as a whole, it contains the most complete story arcs for any group of characters in history. We literally see Harry Potter and grow up and fulfill their destiny. Which is a feat in and of itself that makes these films worthy of the greatness they’ve earned.
The supreme of all the fantasy film. The final film of the trilogy won the Oscar for Best Picture. Its source material has been read by generations of literature readers all over the world. Attempts had been made to put this massive universe to film, but the sheer scope of the universe made it practically impossible. But technology changed all that and the combination of pristine New Zealand landscape, a brilliant director and billions of carefully arranged pixels made this adaptation by Peter Jackson worthy of it’s place at the top of our list. To say nothing of the brilliant screenplays, flawless performances and jaw dropping cinematography.
Is it possible that Arrowstorm Entertainment could displace one or more of the titles on this list? We hope so! Mythica: A Quest for Heroes is set in a rich world of magic and the gathering of a heroic force of adventurers to free the heroine’s captured sister.
Mythica: A Quest for Heros
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