Today we take on our fave fantasy films!
BA Tortuga- Sharktopus is a fantasy movie, right?
Conan the Barbarian, the old one. Mary Poppins. Alice in Wonderland. Disney, please. I love most of the ones Kiernan and Sean mention, too, so I can be lazy...
Fantasy is my second favorite genre of movie, right after horror, so narrowing my list down to ten was difficult to say the least. There were SO many films I would’ve liked to include, but had to leave on the cutting room floor. Here’s my list though:
Labyrinth – David Bowie, stuffed codpieces, puppets and music. Doesn’t get much better than this.
Wizard of Oz. “A heart will never be made practical until it can be made unbreakable.” Sigh.
The Princess Bride. “Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!” Snort.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Especially if you fast forward past the hobbits and all the walking and get right to the elves and the battle scenes.
The Harry Potter Octo…Oct…er…eight films. Some more than others. My personal favorite is Goblet of Fire.
The Neverending Story. Fluffy dragons for everyone!
Jason and the Argonauts. Ray Harryhausen at his very best.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. “Be excellent to each other.”
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). “She was a bad egg.”
Edward Scissorhands. Come on…a guy with knives for hands being sold Avon products. Classic.
I love fantasy films! Choosing my faves is not easy, but I've given it a go.to share my top ten.
Labyrinth - I have always loved David Bowie. I would have liked this movie anyway, but he put it on top of the list for me. You remind me of the babe.
Willow - might be tied for my favorite with Labyrinth
Legend - I know it's a terrible movie, but I love it.
A Knight's Tale - some might argue this is a historical, but I argue that the anacrosticness of it makes it a fantasy. This is one that I will sit and watch, commercials and all, no matter where in the movie I come in if I happen to find it on TV.
Edward Scissorhands - I always cry at the end.
Star Wars - all of them. I've been a fan since I saw the first one (that was released) in the theatre when I was eleven
Pirates of the Caribbean - I can watch the first one in the series whenever it's on.
Transformers - I think you can argue this one is fantasy as much as sci-fi. I love the first movie in this series
The Princess Bride - how can I not include a movie that has ROUS's in it?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy - I had to include this set.
What are your favorites? What did we miss?
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