Stela has a vast library of fantasy series but no movies (yet). There are many lists of the best fantasy movies on the internet. Here are some that we find great.
What if a Disney animated princess came to life? In this musical comedy you won’t have to wonder. Plus dancing cockroaches.
9. Time Bandits
“They didn’t make history. They stole it.”
Eleven-year-old Kevin gets yanked into a journey throughout time with thieving dwarfs. Jumping through time they steal riches. Unknown to them the being Evil is monitoring them for his malicious plans
8. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Adapted from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this musical gives a dark twist on the children’s classic. Charlie and a group of children win a chance to visit the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s magical candy factory.
7. Princess Bride
Princess Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck are to be married but not if the Dread Pirate Roberts has anything to say about it. Along with his friends Inigo Montoya and Fezzik, they rescue her or try to, while dealing with such trivial annoyances like death.
6. Pan’s Labyrinth
Set during the Spanish Civil War, this is the mystical story of Ofelia who meets several strange and magical creatures that lead her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden. Reality and fantasy blur as her surreal journey takes her deeper into this dark fantasy.
Sarah Williams has to travel to the land of goblins to rescue her baby half-brother, Toby, from Gareth the Goblin King. She needs to solve the vast labyrinth to get to his castle in thirteen hours. Before Toby is transformed into a goblin forever.
4. Dark Crystal
Completely performed by muppets this is the story of triumphing over evil. Jen and Kira are the last of the Gelflings. The evil Skeksis are hunting them down due to a prophecy, a prophecy that predicts their downfall.
3. Wizard of Oz
The first truly great fantasy film. Dorothy Gale is swept away to the Land of Oz. She seeks out the Wizard of Oz to help her find her way home. Along the way she befriends a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion. All while being pursued by the evil Witch of the West.
2. Harry Potter
Not one movie but eight adapting the highly successful novels. Over the course of the series, we follow Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley (and the actors) as they grow and develop into heroes. Harry battles the dark forces of Lord Voldemort and potions homework.
1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
One movie in three parts. Another book adaptation, it tells the story of Frodo Baggins, with his companions, and his quest to destroy the weapon of the enemy, Sauron’s One Ring. This epic tale chronicles desperate wars and bitter betrayals.
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