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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.

Warlords of Atlantis (1978)

Director: Kevin Connor
Starring: Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Cyd Charisse, Donald Boisset, Lea Brodie

AKA 'Seven Cities to Atlantis', this family-aimed fantasy sees the ever-heroic Doug McClure leading an expedition to the lost city of Atlantis. He dis... Read more

What Dreams May Come (1998)

7/10
Director: Vincent Ward
Starring: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

This stunning achievement in visual effects follows a man's literal journey through heaven and hell in an attempt to be reunited with his wife in the... Read more

What Dreams May Come (Blu-ray) (1998)

7/10
Director: Vincent Ward
Starring: Annabella Sciorra, Cuba Gooding Jr, Max von Sydow, Robin Williams

This stunning achievement in visual effects follows a man's literal journey through heaven and hell in an attempt to be reunited with his wife in the... Read more

Where the Wild Things Are (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

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