Top 10 Fantasy Films of All Time

Top 10 Fantasy Films of All Time

Filmmaking has always been about bringing the impossible to life. From the earliest days of Georges Melies and his filmed magic tricks, to Thanos throwing a moon at The Avengers, cinema as an art form has always stayed deeply rooted in the realization of the fantastic. So this Movie List is looking at the movies that do it best and the different ways in to the genre of Fantasy.

From surrealism like Birdman or the work of David Lynch like Mulholland Drive, to David Fincher and Magical realism with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button or the whimsical charm of Paddington, and the Low Fantasy worlds of Arthurian legends like The Green Knight to the epic high fantasy detail of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, these are our picks for the Top 10 Fantasy Films of All Time.

This episode was written by Billy Jackson and edited by Michael Huynh.

The Picks:

Surreal Fantasy – Big Fish (2003) Tim Burton
Very Low Fantasy – Being John Malkovich (1999) Spike Jonze
Magical Realism – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Low Fantasy – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee
Modern/Urban Fantasy – Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) Jacques Rivette
Supernatural Fantasy – Wings of Desire (1987) Wim Wenders
Mythic Fantasy – La Belle et la Bête (1946) Jean Cocteau
Middle Fantasy – The Wizard of Oz (1939) Victor Fleming
High Fantasy – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) Hayao Miyazaki
Epic Fantasy – The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) Peter Jackson

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