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Best Fantasy Movies

Cinema halls are reopening in small numbers as we  continue to tackle the still raging COVID-19 outbreak but even today, one thing is for certain—returning back to the movie-goer experience as it was in the pre-coronavirus days is going to take a while. Fortunately, there are still multiple streaming services available for your perusal, all of which you can rely on for a safe movie binge. Given that there are multiple platforms and even more categories to select from, choosing from the expansive array of choices can be tricky. This time around, we selected the best fantasy movies that you can stream, with many popular series included. From fun and horror-comedy to action and more, there are many sub-genres to explore. 

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    Best Fantasy Movies

    Ready to take a deep dive on over those biographies, those real-life"inspirational & motivational films? Ready take a deep dive in fiction? Continue to scroll through our list and pick out one that suits your mood as you gear up for a cosy binge-watching session from the best-rated picks, available to stream across Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar.

    About Time

    Exploring time travel in a heartening setting, About Time is a fantasy movie that follows the story of a young man who discovers a family secret, that of the men in the family possessing the ability to travel through time. Upon discovering it, he tries to navigate through life while using his ability to go back to the moments he wishes to relive and even change. Starring Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson, the Richard Curtis-directed British rom-com is perfect if you are looking for an intriguing and light Friday night watch. 

    Available on: Netflix
    IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

    The Age Of Adaline

    Starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman, the Hollywood fantasy movie revolves around Adaline (Blake Lively) who, after a near-fatal accident, becomes immune to growing old. While her loved ones and the family she has grows older, she remains the same age for decades, changing identities and moving places so that no one discovers the unexplainable secret. However, things change when she meets a new love. As she goes on a trip to meet his family, things she had left behind in the past begin to unravel. 

    Available on: Netflix
    IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

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    The Lord Of The Rings

    Based on a popular series of books by J. R. R. Tolkien, the film series comprises three different movies— The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003).— all of which progress with the same set of characters and their journey. Touted as one of the best series of fantasy movies, the film is set in a fictional world of hobbits. The plot begins with the sudden disappearance of Bilbo Baggins and a ring that he leaves behind. With dark powers that can be damaging if passed into the wrong hands, the ring’s hypnotic powers can only be gotten rid of when it is destroyed. The trilogy moves around this premise, involving fictional characters ranging from elves, wizards, dwarves and more. 

    Available on: Netflix
    IMDb Rating:

    The Fellowship of the Ring: 8.8/10
    The Two Towers: 8.7/10
    The Return of the King: 8.9/10

    Dark Shadows 

    Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows is a fun watch in terms of the top fantasy movies, encapsulating the director’s distinctive touch. Incorporating satire and low-key starts, the horror-comedy stars Johnny Depp as Barnabus Collins, who was doomed to live as a vampire by a jealous witch and lived in a coffin for the better part of 200 years. When he returns home, Barnabus, now a pale-faced creature who must avoid the sunlight, sees that everything around him has changed, his family gone, the business in ruin and his weird descendents unbothered. Along with learning the functions of the current day and age, Barnabus must also compete with Angelique, the witch who cursed him to lead his life this way. 

    Available on: Netflix
    IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

    Dracula

    Based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel, the gothic horror film has Keanu Reeves in the lead and let us just say it will keep you up at night after you have watched it. Though there have been many versions that have been made over the years, we recommend this one with its treatment of the mythical plot, making the fantasy movie one you definitely shouldn’t be missing out on. 

    Available on: Netflix
    IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

    Arrival

    When aliens descend on Earth in two pod-like structures, linguistics expert Louise Banks is called upon to communicate with them and try to understand what their mission is. Armed with a board and a marker, the expert and professor try to decode their sounds to understand what it means, teaching them words and hence communicating. Part sci-fi, part thriller, the Academy Award-winning top fantasy movie from 2016 is bound to blow you away as the plot unfolds. 

    Available on: Netflix
    IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

    Harry Potter

    The much-hyped and best fantasy movies of all time, a series of eight films that released over years, Harry Potter needs no introduction. Based on novels that were set in a fictional wizarding world, the movies are a cinematic marvel that derived from it. The Boy Who Lived or Harry Potter survived Voldemort, who vanished the night when the latter attacked him as a baby. With his parents dying in the same attack, Harry lives with his difficult aunt, uncle and cousin and knows nothing of his fame in the wizarding world, until he receives a letter from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, inviting him to join. The eight films, beginning from Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone and going till the two parts of The Deathly Hallows, follows the adventures of Harry and his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger, and the many challenges they must overcome to defeat the Dark Lord, who is waiting to come back. Though the film never won an Oscar, the decade-long run earned the series 12 Academy Award nominations. 


    Available on: Amazon Prime Video
    IMDb Rating:

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001): 7.6/10
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002): 7.4/10
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004): 7.9/10
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005): 7.7/10
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): 7.5/10
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): 7.6/10
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010): 7.7/10
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011): 8.1/10

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

    The famous chocolate factory has not been visited by anyone, until the eccentric founder, Willy Wonka, issues 5 golden tickets which will act as a pass to see his forbidden factory. When a young, poor boy from the town finds a ticket, he goes on to discover the wondrous finds that lie behind closed doors. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the chocolate maker, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is one of the magical fantasy movies that ought to be on your radar. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime Video
    IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

    Jumanji

    When Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) move into their new home, they discover that many people in the town deem it to be haunted, mostly because of the disappearance of its previous resident. One day, on discovering a strange board game, the two children begin playing, only to find Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who had vanished without a trace 26 years ago, amongst them soon after. Back from the jungles of Jumanji, where he was sent to by the mysterious board game when playing with his friend, he, along with the rest, set upon to finish it as creatures from the jungle descend upon the town as this fantasy adventure movie progresses. 

    Available on: Amazon Prime Video
    IMDb Rating: 7/10

    The Avengers

    Assembling more superheroes than one could ever imagine, the film is the first of the series that is often touted amongst the best action fantasy movies you will see. With multiple superheroes, their camaraderie and subplots, this Marvel Comics-based film is one that you could easily end up binge-watching once you begin. 

    Available on: Hotstar
    IMDb Rating:8/10 

    Doctor Strange

    Also from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, a neurosurgeon who wishes to heal from an injury but instead, upon trying to find a cure, ends up discovering the power of magic. With an array of brilliant special effects and witty dialogues, the action-fantasy movie has its fair share of interesting artefacts (think a Cloak of Levitation) and more that makes it a must-watch superhero film. 

    Available on: Disney+ Hotstar
    IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

    The Lion King

    Rated as one of the best Disney fantasy movies, the Jon Favreau-directed 'The Lion King' is the story of the little cub Simba, who is heir to the throne after his father Mufasa. But not everyone is happy with his arrival in the jungle. Due to scheming and tricks by his brother Scar who wants the throne for himself, Simba ends up in exile. With a stellar cast that includes voiceovers by Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Seth Rogan and many more, amongst others, The Lion King and the many visual effects it incorporates makes it a must-watch. 

    Available on: Disney+ Hotstar
    IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

    More Movies To Binge Watch!

    Now that you have read about the best fantasy movies in Hollywood, how about taking a look at some more films across different genres that might appeal to you? Read on to take your pick for a binge.

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    Choices, choices! We will leave you to decide which of these to pick for your next at-home watch.  

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