The 8 Greatest Fantasy Movies You Need to Experience

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Fantasy movies are so special taking us to a new world very different from ours full of magic and adventure. Whether going on an adventurous quest, casting spells, or facing dragons, these movies always entertain us with unreal visuals and world-building. Fantasy movies let us escape from our real world and dive into a world full of adventure. In this blog, we have selected the best 8 fantasy movies you need to experience. These movies are enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups who love stories about magic and adventure.


let’s explore the best fantasy movies to watch and enjoy this weekend.

8. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

fantasy movies 8 Snow White and the Huntsman

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Cast: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth
Director: Rupert Sanders
Ratings: 6.1/10 IMDb, 49% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

A huntsman is hired to murder the princess Snow White ordered by the Queen, her stepmother. But in the end, the huntsman ends up becoming the protector and mentor of the princess to put an end to the queen’s rule.

7. The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy (2005-2010)

fantasy movies 7 The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy

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Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson,
Director: Andrew Adamson (1–2), Michael Apted (3)
Ratings: 6.9/10 IMDb, 75% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy tells the exciting adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie. In “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” they find a magical land called Narnia and help the lion Aslan defeat the evil White Witch who made it always winter. In “Prince Caspian,” they come back to help Prince Caspian fight a bad king and bring peace to Narnia. In “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace join King Caspian on a ship to find seven lost lords, facing many challenges like enchanted islands and dragons. These movies are full of magic, adventure, and lessons about bravery and friendship.

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6. Warcraft (2016)

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Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby kebbel, Ben Foster
Director: Duncan Jones
Ratings: 6.7/10 IMDb, 29% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

The orcs come through a magic portal from their dying world to invade Azeroth. Orc leader Durotan wants peace, while human leader Anduin Lothar fights to protect his people. They soon learn that a dark magic, called Fel, is destroying their worlds. The movie is about their battle to save their land and the unexpected friendships that form between them.

5. Willow (1988)

Willow (1988)

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Cast: Jean Marsh, Kevin Pollak, Billy Barty, Maria Holvoe
Director: Ron Howard
Ratings: 7.2/10 IMDb, 53% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

It is the story of a farmer, Willow, who is responsible for delivering Elora to the humans to keep her safe. The princess is destined to defeat the evil queen Bavmorda and restore peace. This story tells the journey of the farmer and the obstacles he faced during the delivery.

4. Stardust (2007)

 Stardust (2007)

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Cast: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Henry cavil, Kate Magowan
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Ratings: 7.6/10 IMDb, 77% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

Tristan promises his crush, Victoria to get a star from the magical kingdom of Stormhold that exists beyond the Wall. But the star turns out to be a woman. Trying to keep his promise, Tristan ends up having an adventure where he faces witches, pirates, and other magical creatures, that change his life.

3. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

The Hobbit Trilogy

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Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott,
Director: Peter Jackson
Ratings: 7.8/10 IMDb, 64% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

“The Hobbit” trilogy follows Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is swept into an epic quest by the wizard Gandalf and a group of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield. They seek to reclaim their homeland, Erebor, from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, they encounter trolls, elves, goblins, and other dangers. Bilbo discovers a magic ring that grants him invisibility, which becomes crucial in their journey. As they face battles and challenges, Bilbo grows from a timid hobbit into a brave adventurer. The trilogy explores themes of courage, friendship, and the lure of power, set in the fantastical world of Middle-earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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2. Harry Potter Series (2001-2014)

Harry Potter Series

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Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Micheal Gambon, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith,
Directors: Alfonso Cuarón, David Yates, Mike Newell, Chris Columbus
Ratings: 7.6/10 IMDb, 81% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

The Harry Potter series follows a young wizard named Harry and his friends Hermione and Ron at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Magic. They battle the dark wizard Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters, who threaten the magic world. Harry learns about friendship, bravery, and the importance of standing up for what’s right as he grows from a student into a powerful wizard.

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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Cast: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis
Director: Peter Jackson
Ratings: 8.9/10 IMDb, 92% Rotten Tomatoes


Synopsys:

This is the story of Frodo Baggins, a hobbit who inherits a powerful ring from his uncle, Bilbo Baggins. This ring holds immense power and threatens to throw Middle-earth into darkness. A fellowship of allies including Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, and others joins Frodo. Together, they move on a dangerous journey to destroy the ring in the fires of Mount Doom, where it was forged. Along the way, they face battles, betrayal, and temptation while facing dark forces that seek to reclaim the ring for themselves.

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These are the best fantasy movies of all time. All movies take you to the world of epic adventure and magic. My personal favorite is the Harry Potter Series since my childhood as it shows us the mystical hidden world with the magic school we all dream of when we were kids. This enabled me to live a different life—the life I truly want. Take a bowl of popcorn and let’s take a journey to the world full of magic and adventure with these best fantasy movies.

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