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.

Alice in Wonderland (Disney) (1951)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway

Disney animation based on the Lewis Carroll favourite. Join Alice as she falls into the wild world of Wonderland and meets extraordinary characters su... Read more

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Director: James Bobin
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Rhys Ifans, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway,...

Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her fathers footsteps & sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes acros... Read more

Alice Through the Looking Glass ( Blu-ray ) (2016)

Director: James Bobin
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Rhys Ifans, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway,...

Spending three years touring the world as a sea captain, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has finally returned to London, discovering that ex-fiancée Hamish (Le... Read more

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

Director: John Schultz
Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Peck, Austin Butler, J K Simmons, Ashley Boettcher, Ro...

A bunch of kids must defend their holiday home from ambitious aliens in this PG sci-fi romp. Ashley Tisdale stars as Bethany, the eldest daughter whos... Read more

Alive (2002)

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Starring: Hideo Sakaki, Ryo , Koyuki , Shun Sugata, Erika Oda, Tak Sakaguchi, Jun Kunimura

Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presen... Read more

An Angel For May (2002)

Director: Harley Cokliss
Starring: Matthew Beard, Charlotte Wakefield, Julie Cox, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Angel...

A troubled schoolboy is transported back to war-time England after he stumbles on a door through time in an old Yorkshire farmhouse. He meets a kindl... Read more

Angel-A (2005)

Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Jamel Debbouze, Rie Rasmussen, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine, Akim Chir

Luc Besson directs this uncharacteristically sparse fantasy in which a forlorn and deeply in debt Andre (Jamel Debbouze), decides to hurl himself into... Read more

Animal Farm (1999)

Director: John Stephenson
Starring: Voices Of, Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julia Ormond, Pete Pos...

Wonderful effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop bring to life the barnyard rebels of George Orwell's classic cautionary tale. Rallying in search of a... Read more

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Director: John McPhail
Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to surv... Read more

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Walton Goggin...

Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must... Read more