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Fantasy Films

Fantasy Films, unlike science fiction films that base their content upon some degree of scientific truth, take the audience to netherworld, fairty-tale places where events are unlikely to occur in real life. In mythological or legendary times, they transcend the bounds of human possibility and physical laws. Fantasy films are often in the context of the imagination, dreams, or hallucinations of a character or within the projected vision of the storyteller. Fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary. They may appeal to both children and adults, depending upon the particular film. Below is a collection of films where imagination has no bounds. Where entire worlds have been created and populated with mythical creatures, magical quests and larger than life heroes and villains.

Where the Wild Things Are ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

6.8/10
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Catherine Keener, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolf...

Nine-year-old Max (Max Records) runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of a wonderous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters - but bein... Read more

White Tiger (2012)

5/10
Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Starring: Aleksey Vertkov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Valeriy Grishko, Dimitriy Bykovskiy-Romasho...

Aleksey Vertkov stars as Ivan Naydenov, a mysterious Soviet soldier discovered amidst the wreckage of a destroyed tank. Ninety percent of his body is... Read more

Wicked Science (2004)

7.4/10
Director: Jonathan M Shiff
Starring: Saskia Burmeister, Andre de Vanny, Emma Leonard, Lee Monik, Bridget Neval, Genev...

A fast-paced, action-packed family film based on the popular Australian TV show and from the makers of 'Pirate Island' and 'Ocean Girl'. Two teenagers... Read more

WillFull (2001)

6.2/10
Director: Rebel Penfold-Rissell
Starring: C Thomas Howell, Anna Lise Phillips, Anne Looby, Charles Tingwell, John Gaden

A mischievous story about love and loss between a mother and her adult daughter. Catherine returns home after years abroad, only to be confronted by h... Read more

Willow (1988)

7.3/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Billy Barty, Jean Marsh

From a story by George Lucas comes this epic fantasy-adventure in which Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis), a little person, is entrusted with delivering a... Read more

Willow (Blu-ray) (1988)

7.3/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Billy Barty, Jean Marsh

From a story by George Lucas comes this epic fantasy-adventure in which Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis), a little person, is entrusted with delivering a... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Wings of Desire (1987)

8.1/10
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Curt Bois

'The first time I saw the film I thought it was a knockout; on second viewing it already seemed a classic,' wrote J. Hoberman of Wim Wenders' re-exami... Read more

Winter's Tale (Blu-ray) (2014)

6.2/10
Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. Read more