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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.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2012)

8.4/10
Director: Jay Oliva
Starring: David Selby, Peter Weller, Michael Emerson, Mark Valley, Ariel Winter

The Dark Knight and the brave, young Carrie Kelly at his side as Robin have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the r... Read more

Battle Beyond The Sun ( Nebo Zovyot ) (1959) / Star Pilot ( 2+5: Missione Hydra ) (1966) (1959)

7.6/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola, Pietro Francisci, Mikhail Karzhukov, Aleksandr Kozyr

An americanised version of Nebo Zovyot was the product of Roger Corman's acquiring the rights to the Russian film and exploiting it for all the specia... Read more

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

7.3/10
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy,... Read more

Beasts of the Southern Wild ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.3/10
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy,... Read more

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

6.2/10
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice E...

A strange recurring dream haunts Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) in his sleep, but he prefers anything to his waking life. Trapped in a small, conservat... Read more

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Emma Wat...

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as... Read more

Beauty and the Beast ( Blu-ray ) (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Emma Wat...

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as... Read more

Beauty and the Beast ( La belle et la bete ) (2014)

8/10
Director: Christophe Gans
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Lea Seydoux, Andre Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega

1810. After losing his fortune at sea, a ruined merchant is forced to retire to the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle, his younge... Read more

Beauty and the Beast ( La Belle et la Bete ) (1946)

8/10
Director: Jean Cocteau
Starring: Josette Day, Jean Marais

Once upon a time, in a world of magic and wonder, the true love of a beautiful girl finally dispelled the torment of a feral but gentle-hearted beast.... Read more

Beauty and the Beast (Disney) (1991)

8/10
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White

The first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture, Disney's enchanting romance follows the blossoming relationship between the beautiful, bo... Read more