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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.

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

Wizards (1976)

6.5/10
Director: Ralph Bakshi
Starring: Richard Romanus, Jesse Wells, Bob Holt

Ralph Bakshi presents this animated futuristic fantasy for adults as a dry run for 'The Lord of the Rings' feature he was planning. A cigar-chomping,... Read more

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

6.3/10
Director: Lev L Spiro
Starring: Jake T Austin, David Henrie, Selena Gomez

Embark on a supernaturally exciting adventure as the Russos, your favourite family of wizards-in-training, join together on a quest full of heart-stop... Read more

Wolf Children (2012)

8.2/10
Director: Mamoru Hosoda

From award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda ("Summer Wars", "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"), an elegiac animated fantasy which follows the growth and... Read more

Wonder Woman (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Robin Wright, Elena Anaya, Danny Huston, Chris Pi...

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island... Read more

Wonder Woman ( animated ) (2009)

7.5/10
Director: Lauren Montgomery
Starring: Voices Of, Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Marg Hel...

The Amazonian princess gets a reboot for the 21st century in this animated feature from Lauren Montgomery ('Superman: Doomsday', 'Batman: Gotham Knigh... Read more

Wonder Woman ( Blu-ray ) (2017)

7.5/10
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Robin Wright, Elena Anaya, Danny Huston, Chris Pi...

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island... Read more

Wrath of the Titans (2011)

5.7/10
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Danny Hu...

With the Kraken vanquished, demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington) aims to become a humble fisherman at the outset of this sequel to 2010's "Clash of the T... Read more

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

7.3/10
Director: Goran Dukic
Starring: Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, John Hawkes, Will Arne...

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Zia (Patrick Fugit) commits suicide, only to find himself in a bleak afterlife populated by lost souls and mela... Read more

X-Men: The Last Stand ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Gram...

Brett Ratner steps into Bryan Singer's directing shoes for the official last in the series and this time our mutant heroes must face a potential 'cure... Read more