Netflix's Best Fantasy Films

Netflix's Best Fantasy Films ...

The NeverEnding Story and Jumanji have a hefty list of options, although Stardust and The Old Guard are all ready to enjoy, or you can shake off a nerve watching Errementari. There is something for everybody.

Here's hoping you'll find an interesting gem.

Big Fish (2003)

Bring your friends for a haunting tale that may or may not be true. Will Bloom (Billy Crudup) visits his dying father, who has become increasingly aware of his (Ewan McGregor) days. This sprawling, Tim Burton-directed adventure takes us back to Edward Bloom's (Ewan) youth, where he discovers his stories for us. Big Fish is a wonderful prize catch with witches, a circus, and bank robberies.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

As Midnight in Paris comes under the magical realism banner, it is as romantic as the city in which its protagonist strolls. Owen Wilson plays Gil Pender, a lost screenwriter who escapes his strained relationship during trips back in the 1960s, where he meets Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. Witty, lighthearted, and enchanting, Midnight in Paris brings the stars closer to home.

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

The same name applies to adults as much as younger viewers. A lonely boy escapes difficulties at home, including his parents' divorce, by sailing off across a small pond that leads to an ocean and, at the end, an island where he eventually rules over the fluffy and monstrous inhabitants. This fantasy adventure is a unique, sometimes melancholic picture book come to life.

The Water Man (2020)

The Water Man will not be for everyone. This family friendly adventure involves grief, loss, and friendship. Gunner, an Eleven-year-old boy, and his family move to a new town, where the bookworm must deal with non-friendship, but with a harsh father and a leukemia. His escapism transforms him into a fairy tale forest, where his imagination comes alive. An adventurous tale dealing with more pressing problems.

Stardust (2007)

With Neil Gaiman's same name, Stardust follows Tristan Thorn (Cox), a young man who protects a fallen star in the East, even if it can go wild at times.

The Old Guard (2020)

The Old Guard, a technically a superhero film, has a slew of impressive action scenes, including one of Charlize Theron's shots. Andy, the leader of a group of legendary mercenaries, including a knight who fought in the Crusades, will face off in a revenge mission, with progressive heroes and slick fights, although it's difficult to dodge every stereotype.

(2016), A Monster Calls

J.A. Bayona, a Spanish director, has evolved into several large franchise episodes, including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the upcoming Lord of the Rings series. However, perhaps his best work is centered on coming-of-age stories; A Monster Calls follows a troubled young boy who encounters a tree, promising to tell him three stories in return. A Monster Calls has a strong, moving fantasy tale with a twist on it.

Nightbooks (2021)

This dark fantasy, curated by Sam Raimi, is full of great horror credentials. Nightbooks examines a mystery about a young boy who must learn to escape the magical apartment owned by Krysten Ritter's witch Natacha. A tomb of joy.

(2008) The Spiderwick Chronicles

Enjoy two doses of Freddie Highmore's acting abilities in this fantasy based on the same name. The Spiderwick Chronicles offers you an array of forest fairies, all of which are chronicled in a handy and sought-after field guide. The Spiderwick Chronicles is a busy yet entertaining film.

Christmas is called a boy (2121)

A Christmas cracker delivering lots of Christmas pleasure. A Boy Called Christmas will not win any awards for originality, but certainly delivers what it says on the inside. Young Nikolas embarks on a quest to discover the infamous village of the elves, with his pal Blitzen in hand. No prizes for predicting the gift-giving shenanigans that ensue.

Errementari (2017)

Errementari, translated from Spanish as The Blacksmith, is a strange fantasy about a deal with the devil. In northern Spain during the 1830s, a blacksmith held a demon in captivity, until an orphan girl unwittingly releases it. With surprising endings of dark comedy, you may be drawn to this hellish horror.

Marvel, Netflix, DC, and other companies will release their films in 2022.

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