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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.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

6.7/10
Director: J J Abrams
Starring: Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isa...

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and... Read more

Big (1988)

7.3/10
Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, Jon Lovitz, Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks stars in this fantasy/comedy directed by Penny Marshall about a young boy who makes a magic wish and wakes up looking like Tom Hanks. Be car... Read more

Mystery Men (1999)

6.1/10
Director: Kinka Usher
Starring: Eddie Izzard, William H Macy, Tom Waits, Paul Reubens, Lena Olin, Hank Azaria, G...

Based on the Dark Horse comic book, "Mystery Men" is the story of seven superheroes, called upon to use their dubious "powers". This wild and crazy mo... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition (2001)

6.2/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Viggo Mortensen, Sean...

This Special Extended Edition is a unique version of the film. With no constraints on the running time, director Peter Jackson added more character de... Read more

Unbreakable (2000)

7.3/10
Director: M Night Shyamalan
Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Robin Wright

David Dunn survives a terrible train wreck and begins to believe that he may be immortal. His lack of vulnerability is challenged when he meets comic... Read more

The Bothersome Man (2006)

7.4/10
Director: Jens Lien
Starring: Trond Fausa Aurvaag, Petronella Barker, Per Schaaning, Birgitte Larsen, Johannes...

40-year-old Andreas has arrived in a strange city with absolutely no idea how he got there. He has a job, a flat, a beautiful girlfriend, but somehow,... Read more

Constantine (2004)

7/10
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker, Pruitt Tayl...

Loosely based on the DC Comics/Vertigo "Hellblazer" graphic novels, "Constantine" tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has li... Read more

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

5.9/10
Director: Ate De Jong
Starring: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason

Comic fantasy starring Phoebe Cates as a recently divorced woman who calls on her imaginary childhood friend to help her out of dire emotional straits... Read more

The Mummy Returns (2001)

6.3/10
Director: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia Ve...

Thrilling, and effects packed, follow-up to the atmospheric blockbuster brings back Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz as the adventurers who must again... Read more

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

8.1/10
Director: David Yates
Starring: Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Julie Walters, Ma...

The "Harry Potter" film series reaches its thrilling and epic conclusion as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) fulfills his destiny in a defining battle with Lo... Read more