With Hobbit a success, what is everyones fave fantasy movies?

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  1. HordakFan

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    My faves:
    Star Wars Saga.
    LOTR Sagas.
    Harry Potter Saga.
    Excalibur.
    The Dark Crystal.
    Conan The Barbarian (1982).
    The Secret of NIMH.
    E.T.
    The Last Unicorn.
    The Flight of Dragons.
    Superman 1 & 2.
    Clash of the Titans (1981).
    Krull.
    Flash Gordon.
    Back to the Future Trilogy.
    Heavy Metal.
    Watchmen.
    Brazil.
    Time Bandits.
    Willow.
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
    Ghostbusters 1 & 2.
    The Beastmaster.
    Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.
    The Wizard of Oz.
    Return to Oz.
    Hellboy 1 & 2.
    The Neverending Story.
    Labyrinth.
    The Princess Bride.
    Pan's Labyrinth.
    Legend.
    The Nightmare Before Christmas.
    Ladyhawke.
    Sword and The Sorcerer.
    Fire and Ice (1983).
    Wizards.
    King Kong (1933 and 2005).
    Spirited Away.
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
    Castle in The Sky.
    My Neighbor Totoro.
    Twilight Zone The Movie.
    Big Trouble in Little China.
    Howl's Moving Castle.
    Ponyo.
    Secret World of Arriety.
    Aladdin.
    Pinocchio.
    Beauty and The Beast (1991).
    Snow White and The 7 Dwarfs.
    Sleeping Beauty (Disney).
    City of Lost Children.
    Starchaser Legend of Orin.
    Beetlejuice.
    Edward Scissorhands.
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
    Making Contact (aka Joey).
    The Hobbit (RankinBass version as i did put the live-action movies as part of the live-action saga).
    Hellraiser 1 & 2. (horror fantasy mixes)
    The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnsaus.
    Thor.
    The Avengers.
    Phantasm Saga. (Ditto)
    Highlander.
    Kiki's Delivery Service.
    Army of Darkness.
    Sucker Punch.
    Ice Pirates.
    Peter Pan (Disney).
    Fantasia.
    Atlantis The Lost Empire.
    Sword in The Stone.
    The Black Cauldron.
    Something Wicked This Way Comes.
    The Witches (1990).
    James and The Giant Peach.
    Darby O'Gille and The Little People.
    The Time Machine (1960).
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959).
    Hook.
    Rock and Rule.
    Time After Time.
    Wicked City (1987 animated).
    Ninja Scroll.
    Vampire Hunter D 1 & 2.
    Dark City.
    Trollhunter.
    The Fifth Element.
    The Little Mermaid.
    The Crow.
    Avatar.
    Lord of Illusions.
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
    Suspiria.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 3 especially Freddy vs. Jason. (Mixes of horror and fantasy)
    The Wiz.
    The Mask.
    The Borrowers.
    He-Man and She-Ra Secret of the Sword.
    The Last Starfighter.
    Dragonslayer.
    Mary Poppins.
    Darkman.
    High Spirits.
    Dragonheart.
    Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend.
    Alice in Wonderland (Disney).
    Indian in the Cupboard.
    Cinderella (Disney).
    9 (animated).
    Troll.
     
  2. Paxtin

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    Uh...I'm sure mine is probably in there somewhere...
     
  3. Dinodigger97

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    That's a long list, man. I didn't even try to read it all.



    Side from LOTR, Krull and Willow for sure.
     
  4. Dolza_Khyron

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    did you just include every movie ever as fantasy? :lol 
     
  5. Meta777

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    Well, fantasy, hmmm....

    Off the top of my head, I'd rate Rise of the Guardians as my favourite fantasy film. It's easily my second-favourite film ever :D 
     
  6. McBradders

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    My favourite fantasy movie is Sleepless in Seattle.
     
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    Lord of the Rings, Clash of the Titans (preferably the original and Wrath of the Titans), Excalibur, Conan the Barbarian (original), Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Pan's Labyrinth.

    Fantasy is a weird genre for me. I don't watch a lot of fantasy movies outside the big ones, but I have read hundreds of fantasy books. My favorite fantasy book would easily be the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series.
     
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    Does FFVII Advent Children Complete count?
     
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    Screw that, You've Got Mail is a far superior fantasy movie.
     
  10. tikgnat

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    Sounds like a classic fantasy flick.

    My all-time favorite is Fellowship of the Ring. I love the entire trilogy but Boromir's death scene totally won me over, the most awesome death scene ever in my opinion. Before that came out my favorite was Empire Strikes back. I love me some Star Wars too.

    I'm not sure half the movies the OP listed are even considered fantasy.
     
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    When I think "fantasy" I typically think of "Swords & Sorcery," with something like "Star Wars" being "Sci-Fi Fantasy/Space Opera."

    So, my fav "fantasy/swords & sorcery" series is actually Berserk. I've enjoyed the 2 "Golden Age" movies, but obviously the Manga, and even the old series, is a bit better.
     
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    And yes I did just go through this entire list as a potential waste of time to express my thoughts on the OPs classification of what a Fantasy film is, and I probably missed some that I have no foreknowledge on, since I haven't seen a good chunk of some of these movies.

    Still, I needed to kill twenty minutes and felt like doing it here.

    Personally, some of those films on his list are pretty damn good Fantasy titles, I've already seen An Unexpected Gathering twice and can't wait for the Extended Edition.

    If there was any film not listed there that was an actual Fantasy I could add, I'd have to say... Dungeons and Dragons, it might not have been 100% accurate to the source material and the effects are a joke, but I think it was a pretty fun summer flick. And if Hollywood could ever find someone to properly showcase the series, like Jackson has done for LotR I'd certainly like Dragonlance to make it into film one of these days.

    The new Chronicles of Narnia Films were also quite enjoyable.
     
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    Let's not be to harsh with Hordak, at least's his thread title indirectly links his true subject matter with something that came out in the 21th century.
     
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    No, definitely not the Will Smith movie. This one is definitely fantasy, and pretty awesome, at least visually. You should definitely check it out.

    Actually, this was the Kurt Russell movie. It did have some mystical elements, but yeah, I still wouldn't call it fantasy in the typical sense.
     
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    well technically, any movie that is fiction can be counted as fantasy...

    and star wars has WAY more in common with movies like lord of the rings, then it does with star trek.

    it's more fantasy, then scifi. or at least it used to be before lucas decided to change it.

    and water world IS a fantasy.

    fantasy doesn't have to be things like lord of the rings, or dungeons and dragons.

    fantasy can be anything you dream up. there for, any thing that is fiction, is fantasy.
     
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    I'm sorry, but in a medium where Genre is determined by a group of people (The Academy, or whoever it is.) then yes, to say everything is Fantasy is wrong in that context. You wouldn't go up to someone and say 'hey there pal, that new John Wayne film was a great Fantasy.' John Wayne specialized in Western and War Films, Military War, not Fantasy War, the same for Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns, they are not fantasies. Nor can ever be considered Fantasy films.

    Star Wars has Space Ships, Aliens and other Planets, therefore it is Science-Fiction, it can not lay claim to being a Fantasy film even if the Jedi are meant to be Modern Day Wizards and Yoda is a Muppet. (Technically speaking.)

    You can fantasize about being a Jedi, you can fantasize about Orion slave girls all you want, you can dream up anything under the sun like a five-armed, sixty razor sharped toothed assault beast that plays a banjo, sure that's a Fantasy. Stick it into a film about aliens, or a Drama about a Mid-Life Crisis and it isn't going to be classifed as a Fantasy Genre film. (And now I want to see a Drama about a Mid-Life Crisis five-armed, sixty razor sharped toothed assault beast that plays the banjo... Do you think Pixar would go for something like that?)

    One can challenge the Hollywood Genre Police with a spanning epic Horror filled gore fest, full of zombie elves and necromantic dwarves, razing society to the ground in a modern New York setting. That won't make them re-classify films of the past who challenged genres, it'll just make them cook up a new Genre for that specific title.
     
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    He Man and Harry Potter
     
  19. HordakFan

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    Well Big Trouble in Little China is a mix of action-adventure-comedy-fantasy together.

    Hey Scrapper, some of these movies are cult movies you know and some you never heard of because they are cult movies and you know what a cult movie is?

    And some of these movies are childhood faves of mine.
     
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    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Pan's Labyrith
    Princess Bride
    LotR Trilogy
    The Hobbit
    Conan The Barbarian (1982)



    Alas it's late and that's all I can come up with right now.
     

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