Best Fantasy Movies of All Time
Adjusted Score: 78.193%
Critics Consensus: A wickedly funny tale of three witches and their duel with the Devil, fuelled by some delicious fantasy and arch comedic performances.
The Witches of Eastwick, a memorable comedy with a dark edge, is based upon a novel by John Updike. On... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77.266%
Critics Consensus: A bit alarming at first, Nanny McPhee has a hard edge to counter Mary Poppins-style sweetness, but it still charms us and teaches some valuable lessons.
In this dark and witty fable, Nanny McPhee (a person of an unsettling appearance and magical powers) enters the household... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.176%
Critics Consensus: Emma Thompson's second labor of love with the Nanny McPhee character actually improves on the first, delivering charming family fare with an excellent cast.
A struggling mother receives some much-needed assistance tending to the family farm and raising a group of spirited children while... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.859%
Critics Consensus: On the whole, this Disney adaptation of the Sondheim classic sits comfortably at the corner of Hollywood and Broadway -- even if it darkens to its detriment in the final act.
"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.201%
Critics Consensus: Dazzling special effects for the kids + well-crafted storytelling for the 'rents = cinematic satisfaction for the whole family.
Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurtled through space because of the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80.86%
Critics Consensus: Solid if far from definitive, this version of Peter Pan is visually impressive, psychologically complex and faithful to its original source.
In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.93%
Critics Consensus: Some may find its dark tone and slender narrative off-putting, but Spike Jonze's heartfelt adaptation of the classic children's book is as beautiful as it is uncompromising.
Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.415%
Critics Consensus: A faithful interpretation that captures the spirit of whimsy, action, and off-kilter humor of Neil Gaiman, Stardust juggles multiple genres and tones to create a fantastical experience.
The sleepy English village of Wall is so named for the cobblestone wall that has, for eons, kept the villagers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.774%
Critics Consensus: While still slightly hamstrung by "middle chapter" narrative problems and its formidable length, The Desolation of Smaug represents a more confident, exciting second chapter for the Hobbit series.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.779%
Critics Consensus: A visual treat rich in symbolism, The Holy Mountain adds another defiantly idiosyncratic chapter to Jodorowsky's thoroughly unique filmography.
The most powerful individuals in the solar system are out to become gods and rule the universe.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83.397%
Critics Consensus: With first-rate special effects and compelling storytelling, this adaptation stays faithful to its source material and will please moviegoers of all ages.
C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" follows the exploits of the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.34%
Critics Consensus: A charming father-and-son tale filled with typical Tim Burton flourishes, Big Fish is an impressive catch.
The story of a braggart and exaggerator, Edward Bloom, and his son, William, who--after a long estrangement--returns home only to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.544%
Critics Consensus: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter's rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own.
This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.279%
Critics Consensus: Not all of its many intriguing ideas are developed, but The City of Lost Children is an engrossing, disturbing, profoundly memorable experience.
In a futuristic city, a daemonic scientist named Krank kidnaps children to tap into their dreams.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.279%
Critics Consensus: With an enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs, and a painterly eye for detail, Beauty and the Beast offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honors its beloved source material.
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from... [More]
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