Top Fantasy Movies


The Top Fantasy Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Fantasy List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin
Plot: Frodo and Sam try to destroy "the one ring" while the rest fight their way through battles to help Frodo and Sam. Frodo is tempted, can Sam save him?

2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin
Plot: A Hobbit by the name of Frodo is entrusted with an ancient ring, which is known to be very dangerous. He, along with other heroes such as elves and men, must travel to destroy it.

3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin
Plot: The fellow has split, but Frodo and Sam have a mission to complete. The others make new friends, while Frodo finds a guide to Mordor.

4. Pan's Labyrinth ( laberinto del fauno, El )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Actors: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Plot: A WWII inspired story of an imaginative young girl who is forced to move onto a small military outpost with her mother. She creates a world of fairies and fawns to escape the unhappiness in her life.

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon
Plot: In his third year at Hogwarts, Harry has to deal with the escape of Sirius Black from the wizard prison of Azkaban, the man said to have betrayed his parents to Voldemort.

6. The Wizard of Oz

Year of Release: 1939
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Musical
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Victor Fleming
Actors: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
Plot: Dorothy gets swept to a far away land full of beautiful landscapes and treacherous witches. She meets some improbable friends that try to help her get back home by following the yellow brick road.

7. The Princess Bride

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Peter Falk, Fred Savage
Plot: Wesley, a peasant, goes on a fantastic journey to find his love, the soon-to-be princess Buttercup. A comedic fairytale like no other.

8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Harris, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Plot: Based on the book by J.K. Rowling. A boy finds out he is a wizard and that he was excepted to the Magic School, Hogwarts. It's a year filled with finding new friends and learning about new and old enemies.

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: David Yates
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes
Plot: As the confrontations between good and evil mount, not everyone will survive. Harry Potter faces Voldemort in a final battle to determine who will live and who will die, along with the ultimate fate of the magical world.

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Mike Newell
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon
Plot: Hogwarts plays host to the Tri-Wizard Tournament and Harry becomes an unwilling participant as a dark plot takes place to revive the dark wizard Voldemort.

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