Apr 23, 2018

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The Best Fantasy Movies for Everyone

Treat your family and friends to a weekend of the best sword, sorcery and adventure movies.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Based on the book series by C.S. Lewis, the first installment of the movie franchise introduces the Pevensie children who discover a wardrobe that leads to the world of Narnia. They learned that Narnia has been cursed by the White Witch for a hundred years.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Inspired by the series penned by J.K. Rowling, this iconic adaptation introduces Harry Potter, an orphan who learns that his parents used magic and were murdered by an evil wizard.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Taken from Jules Verne’s novel of the same title, it tells the story of an expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by Prof. Pierre M. Aronnax and Conseil to prove that a sea monster does not exist.

The Dark Crystal (1982)
This animated film features the Gelfling Jen on a mission to restore a shard of a broken magical crystal in order to save the planet Thra. He has to restore the shard before the three suns align to prevent the Skeksis from ruling over the plant.

Star Wars (1977)
The first installment of the famous series was later renamed Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope and highlights the attempts of Princess Leia and the Rebel Alliance to destroy the Death Star.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien that popularized the fantasy genre, The Lord of the Rings opens the adventures of Frodo, Merry, Sam and Pippin who are on a mission to destroy the One Ring created by Sauron.

Krull (1983)
The movie begins with a prophecy that a queen and a king shall arise and rule the galaxy. This prophecy might be fulfilled by Princess Lyssa and Prince Colwyn who are forming an alliance to stop the Beast from destroying the planet Krull.

Clash of the Titans (1981)
This faithful retelling of the story of the Greek hero Perseus was a wonder at the time it was created because of its use of stop motion animation. Perseus was the son of Danae and Zeus who was banished by his grandfather when he learned that Danae was pregnant.

Avatar (2009)
Set in the future when humanity is colonizing other planets in the universe, the humans threaten the locals on the moon Pandora when they tried to mine unobtanium.

Ugetsu (1953)
Inspired by various tales written by Ueda Akinari, it tells the story of a poor farmer, Genjurou, who left his family during the civil war in the Azuchi-Momoyama period in Japan. The man was later seduced by a spirit, while his friend Toubei became a samurai at the expense of the wife.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum, this classic which was among the first few movies to use Technicolor, introduces Dorothy Gale and her dog who were taken by a tornado to the Land of Oz.

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