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Last film added: July 16, 2018. There are currently 1585 films in the database (since 1996).


    Fantasy Films (1996-2018)

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  1. Movie DetailsBeasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 10  FantasyFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Her father's ill, ice caps are melting and aurochs are invading six-year-old Hushpuppy's bayou. Love.
  2. Movie DetailsBeing John Malkovich (1999) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Spike Jonze directs puppeteer John Cusack who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's mind.
  3. Movie DetailsBig Fish (2003) 10  ComedyFantasy
    A son learns about his dying storyteller father by piecing together his legends and myths.
  4. Movie DetailsDance of Reality, The (2014) 10  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
  5. Movie DetailsDark City (1998) 10  ConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
  6. Movie DetailsEndless Poetry (2017) 10  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
  7. Movie DetailsEraserhead 2000 (2001) 10  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingI own on DVD
    David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
  8. Movie DetailsFall, The (2008) 10  FantasyI own on DVD
    Tarsem Singh, director of 'The Cell,' creates a delightful fantasy based in 1920s Los Angeles.
  9. Movie DetailsGhost Story, A (2017) 10  Fantasy
    Bedsheet-covered meditation on the passage of time and death's inevitability. A profoundly sad haunted house.
  10. Movie DetailsMidnight in Paris (2011) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A surreal, inspired masterpiece by Woody Allen about the importance of living in the present.
  11. Movie DetailsMr. Nobody (2010) 10  FantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Nemo Nobody is the last mortal in the world. Mind-bending story across time. Perfect soundtrack.
  12. Movie DetailsPan's Labyrinth (2006) 10  FantasyHorror
    Guillermo del Toro presents a young girl's fantastic alternate reality, set in 1944 fascist Spain.
  13. Movie DetailsSouth Park - Imaginationland (2007) 10  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Epic three-part story arc from season 11 released as a standalone movie. The best ever.
  14. Movie DetailsSpirited Away (2001) 10  AnimationFantasyI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.

  15. EXCELLENT
  16. Movie DetailsAnimation Show, The (2003) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    A collection of short films (mostly comedy) put together by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
  17. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2005, The (2005) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton and other animators return in this second collection of excellent shorts.
  18. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2007, The (2007) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareI own on DVD
    The touring festival's third anthology of animated shorts collected by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge.
  19. Movie DetailsBlack Swan (2010) 9  FantasyHorror
    Ballet dancer Natalie Portman slowly loses her mind while preparing to star in Swan Lake.
  20. Movie DetailsBrand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Guy Maddin's homage to silent film. A return to an abandoned island home. Orphanage memories.
  21. Movie DetailsCoraline (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    A secret door reveals a young girl's alternate, button-eyed life. Fantastic experience in RealD 3D.
  22. Movie DetailsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 9  Fantasy
    The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure.
  23. Movie DetailsCurious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008) 9  Fantasy
    A man ages backwards, with bizarre consequences. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt.
  24. Movie DetailsDark Knight, The (2008) 9  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Nolan's nightmarish adaptation of Batman, Joker and Two-Face raises the bar for comic-book movies, again.
  25. Movie DetailsEnter the Void (2010) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Stunning and technically ingenious. A drug dealer takes the ultimate trip, from DMT to out-of-body.
  26. Movie DetailsGirl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (2015) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    In Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a lonesome vampire stalks residents at night. Charming as hell.
  27. Movie DetailsHoly Motors (2012) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Limousine-traveling man assumes nine diverse identities. Dreamlike metaphor for acting/life, the masks of each genre.
  28. Movie DetailsHowl's Moving Castle (2005) 9  AnimationFantasy
    The visual wonderment of Miyazaki reveals a magical world of witches, wizards and fire demons.
  29. Movie DetailsInside Out (2015) 9  AnimationComedyFantasy
    A Minnesota tween is moved to California. What goes on in her head? Pixar brilliance.
  30. Movie DetailsJacket, The (2005) 9  FantasyMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Military veteran Adrien Brody can foresee his own death and possibly change Keira Knightley's future.
  31. Movie DetailsLet the Right One In (2008) 9  FantasyHorror
    A dark, dreamlike fairytale about a young Scandinavian vampire that explores a tender childhood friendship.
  32. Movie DetailsLife of Pi (2012) 9  Fantasy
    A shipwrecked Indian boy survives on a lifeboat, with zoo animals for company. Magical fable.
  33. Movie DetailsLittle Otik (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
  34. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9  FantasyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    I don't think there's going to be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
  35. Movie DetailsMillennium Actress (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
  36. Movie DetailsOthers, The (2001) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowing
    Nicole Kidman lives in a darkened and haunted old house with her two photosensitive children.
  37. Movie DetailsPaprika (2007) 9  AnimationConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An insane anime that blurs the separation between reality, dreams, memory, cinema and the Internet.
  38. Movie DetailsPonyo (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki's charming story of a magical goldfish princess who begins a quest to become human.
  39. Movie DetailsPrestige, The (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    A rivalry of deadly stage illusions escalates between Victorian-era magicians. David Bowie is Nikola Tesla!
  40. Movie DetailsPrincess Mononoke (1997) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki presents a mythological tale of civilization encroaching on the beast gods of the forest.
  41. Movie DetailsRed Turtle, The (2017) 9  AnimationFantasyI own on DVD
    A man stranded on a deserted island encounters an enormous red turtle. Dialogue-free Japanese fable.
  42. Movie DetailsRuby Sparks (2012) 9  ComedyFantasy
    Ingenious dissection of a man falling in love with his own idea of a woman.
  43. Movie DetailsScience of Sleep, The (2006) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A charming hyperactive blur of cellophane-animated fantasy and reality. Surreal and inventive, but not profound.
  44. Movie DetailsScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    Clever graphic novel adaptation about a boy who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes.
  45. Movie DetailsShape of Water, The (2017) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Love story between a mute janitor and an amphibious creature at a 1962 top-secret laboratory.
  46. Movie DetailsSong of the Sea (2014) 9  AnimationFantasyI own on DVD
    Magical journey of Irish siblings to free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Beautiful.
  47. Movie DetailsSouth Park - The Complete 13 Seasons (2009) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    The misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
  48. Movie DetailsStranger Than Fiction (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowing
    Will Ferrell tries to figure out who's narrating his unraveling life. Maggie Gyllenhaal is adorable.
  49. Movie DetailsStranger Things - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 9  ConspiracyFantasyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    A small Indiana town in the 1980s has a shadowy parallel dimension. Thrilling, emotionally resonant.
  50. Movie DetailsToy Story 3 (2010) 9  AnimationComedyFantasy
    Andy's going to college. Even better than the first two, with a particularly poignant ending.
  51. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiTV ShowsI own on DVD
    David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
  52. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks: The Return (2017) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
    David Lynch revisits the surreal, mystical character of a quaint Washington town 25 years later.
  53. Movie DetailsUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee experiences the magical intersection of spirit, animal and human worlds.
  54. Movie DetailsWaking Life (2001) 9  AnimationFantasyMind-blowing
    Richard Linklater presents a uniquely animated universe that explores dream life and real life.
  55. Movie DetailsWatchmen (2009) 9  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Zack Snyder successfully films Alan Moore's graphic novel about an alternate, quantum America in 1985.
  56. Movie DetailsWhere the Wild Things Are (2009) 9  Fantasy
    Spike Jonze adapts Maurice Sendak's classic story for the screen. Reality is a child's imagination.

  57. VERY GOOD
  58. Movie DetailsAdventure Time - Seasons 1 and 2 (2011) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    A boy and a magical dog are hero-adventurers in the Land of Ooo. Hilariously bizarre.
  59. Movie DetailsAvengers, The (2012) 8  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Nick Fury brings together Marvel superheroes to save the Earth from Loki. Very balanced effort.
  60. Movie DetailsBatman Begins (2005) 8  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    The prequel to the Batman series, directed by Christopher Nolan, includes an awesome Batmobile.
  61. Movie DetailsBothersome Man, The (2007) 8  ComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A man arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there.
  62. Movie DetailsCell, The (2000) 8  FantasyHorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Psychotherapist Jennifer Lopez journeys inside a comatose serial killer's mind, hoping to recover information. Graphic.
  63. Movie DetailsCemetery of Splendor (2016) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Gentle magical realism featuring Thai soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness, ancient kings, and love.
  64. Movie DetailsChronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrob... (2005) 8  Fantasy
    Four British children travel through a magical wardrobe into C.S. Lewis's mythical land of Narnia.
  65. Movie DetailsCoco (2017) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    On Día de los Muertos, an aspiring musician crosses into the afterlife seeking his great-great-grandfather.
  66. Movie DetailsCorpse Bride (2005) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Tim Burton presents a shy groom whisked into the underworld after inadvertently marrying the dead.
  67. Movie DetailsDancer in the Dark (2000) 8  FantasyMusical/Music
    Björk arrives in America with her son, expecting life to be like a Hollywood film.
  68. Movie DetailsDark Knight Rises, The (2012) 8  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Very emotionally dark film that rises to an impressive, satisfying finale for Nolan's Batman trilogy.
  69. Movie DetailsDevil's Backbone, The (2001) 8  FantasyHorror
    An unsettling ghost story set in a Catholic orphanage during the Spanish Civil War.
  70. Movie DetailsFranklyn (2009) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    In a future metropolis (see Dark City, Blade Runner) and contemporary London, Eva Green stars.
  71. Movie DetailsGruffalo, The (2009) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A cunning mouse outwits a succession of predators while walking in the deep dark wood.
  72. Movie DetailsHellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 8  FantasyHorrorComic Book/Superhero
    Stunning grotesqueness and visual poetry from Guillermo del Toro. Incredible set design and beautiful effects.
  73. Movie DetailsIllusionist, The (2006) 8  ConspiracyFantasy
    In 1900 Vienna, Edward Norton is Eisenheim the Illusionist. This lush production inspires supernatural reflection.
  74. Movie DetailsImaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (2009) 8  Fantasy
    Gilliam shows us the death of magic (while honoring Heath Ledger) in spectacular visual form.
  75. Movie DetailsJungle Book, The (2016) 8  AnimationFantasy
    Can't really go wrong with Bill Murray and Christopher Walken voicing characters in this adaptation.
  76. Movie DetailsK-PAX (2001) 8  FantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    Kevin Spacey is either extraterrestrial or delusional. And he eats a banana without peeling it.
  77. Movie DetailsKing Kong (2005) 8  Fantasy
    Naomi Watts is amazing and the special effects are over-the-top fantastic, but it's excessively long.
  78. Movie DetailsKubo and the Two Strings (2016) 8  AnimationFantasy
    A young boy searches for a magical suit of armor, fights vengeful spirits. Stop-motion origami.
  79. Movie DetailsKung Fury (2015) 8  AnimationComedyFantasySci-Fi
    In 1985, a Miami cop goes back in time to kill Hitler. Over-the-top crowdfunded action-comedy.
  80. Movie DetailsLet Me In (2010) 8  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A bullied young boy befriends a lonely young female vampire in this visceral English-language remake.
  81. Movie DetailsLittle Prince, The (2016) 8  AnimationFantasy
    An overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, who shares his extraordinary world. Moving, charming adaptation.
  82. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 8  Fantasy
    He is passing into the Shadow World. He'll soon become a wraith like them.
  83. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) 8  Fantasy
    We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses.
  84. Movie DetailsMonster Calls, A (2016) 8  Fantasy
    A yew-tree monster helps a 12-year-old cope with his single mother's terminal illness. Devastating fable.
  85. Movie DetailsMonsters, Inc. (2001) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracyFantasy
    Pixar presents a bunch of scary monsters who are afraid of being contaminated by children.
  86. Movie DetailsMoon Man (2012) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Moon Man hitches a ride to Earth on a comet and discovers children need him.
  87. Movie DetailsNeverwas (2007) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    A psychiatrist befriends a patient in a mental institution and discovers his father's secrets. Magical.
  88. Movie DetailsNothing (2005) 8  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    Vincenzo Natali, the director of Cube, presents a film about nothing with his two friends.
  89. Movie DetailsPainting, The (2013) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Characters in an incomplete painting seek their creator. Charming parable about God and social status.
  90. Movie DetailsParaNorman (2012) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyHorror
    Norman survives stop-motion ghosts, zombies and grownups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
  91. Movie DetailsPleasantville (1998) 8  ComedyFantasy
    Two teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom. Their behavior accidentally transforms their black-and-white suburb.
  92. Movie DetailsPushing Daisies - The Complete First Season (2007) 8  ComedyFantasyTV Shows
    A man can bring dead people back to life, with Amélie-style narration. Whimsical forensic romance.
  93. Movie DetailsRabbits (2002) 8  ComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    David Lynch's nine-episode sitcom starring people in rabbit suits, accompanied by laugh tracks. Plotless, eerie.
  94. Movie DetailsRobot Chicken - Seasons 1-3 (2007) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Demented stop-motion animation using action figures and toys. These sketch-comedy vignettes skewer pop culture.
  95. Movie DetailsRogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    How the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans. Occurs between Episodes III and IV.
  96. Movie DetailsRoom on the Broom (2012) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A gentle witch offers rides to a variety of animals on her increasingly crowded broom.
  97. Movie DetailsRussian Ark (2002) 8  FantasyDocumentary/True
    300 years of Russian history displayed in a single continuous shot at the Hermitage Museum.
  98. Movie DetailsShrek (2001) 8  AnimationComedyFantasy
    No, not my buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons.
  99. Movie DetailsShrek 2 (2004) 8  AnimationComedyFantasy
    Well, folks, it looks like we're up chocolate creek without a Popsicle stick.
  100. Movie DetailsSpecial (2008) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Michael Rapaport participates in an experimental drug study and becomes sure his superpowers are strengthening.
  101. Movie DetailsSpider-Man 2 (2004) 8  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Tobey Maguire continues his demanding double life as student and superhero. Enter supervillain Dr. Octopus.
  102. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    Abrams redeems the franchise as much as could be expected. WTF, giant Lincoln Memorial Gollum.
  103. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    Another one! Rey finds hermit Luke Skywalker, then battles Kylo Ren and the First Order.
  104. Movie DetailsTale of the Princess Kaguya, The (2014) 8  AnimationFantasy
    Watch a magical moon nymph be bored by 10th-century Japanese nobility. Pastel-toned Studio Ghibli folktale.
  105. Movie DetailsToy Story 2 (1999) 8  AnimationComedyFantasy
    All right, nobody look till I get my cork back in.
  106. Movie DetailsTuvalu (2001) 8  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Stunning, whimsical German film with almost no dialogue set in a surreal bathhouse in Bulgaria.
  107. Movie DetailsWhat We Do in the Shadows (2014) 8  ComedyFantasyHorror
    The real lives of vampire roommates in a New Zealand flat. Funny interactions with werewolves.

  108. GOOD
  109. Movie Details9 (2009) 7  AnimationFantasySci-Fi
    A visually stunning, steampunk world inhabited by robot rag dolls. Ending is weak, plot underdeveloped.
  110. Movie DetailsAbout Time (2013) 7  Fantasy
    Sweet tale of a man from a family of time-travelers. Sentimental tearjerker, but inspires reflection.
  111. Movie DetailsAntz (1998) 7  AnimationComedyFantasy
    Woody Allen is a neurotic ant who has become disenfranchised from his totalitarian colony.
  112. Movie DetailsBefore I Wake (2018) 7  FantasyHorror
    Parents haunted by their lost child. The surprisingly rewarding payoff redeems the clichéd Canker Man.
  113. Movie DetailsBerserk - The Complete Collection (2002) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Anime about young warrior Guts and the mercenary company called the Band of the Hawk.
  114. Movie DetailsBest of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The (2005) 7  AnimationFantasySci-FiTV ShowsI own on DVD
    My childhood memories, now on DVD. A first-rate reMASTERing of this moralizing homoerotic 1980s toy-advert.
  115. Movie DetailsBoxtrolls, The (2014) 7  AnimationComedyFantasy
    An orphan raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from extermination.
  116. Movie DetailsBoy and the Beast, The (2016) 7  AnimationFantasy
    A nine-year-old boy in Japan stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts. Uneven coming-of-age anime.
  117. Movie DetailsBrothers Grimm, The (2005) 7  ComedyFantasyHorror
    A cartoonish big-budget spectacle based on German folktales. Terry Gilliam directs and Matt Damon stars.
  118. Movie DetailsCabin in the Woods, The (2012) 7  ConspiracyFantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Turns the horror genre on its head, but crammed with excessive wink-wink cleverness and CGI.
  119. Movie DetailsCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Steve Rogers volunteers for a top-secret research project that turns him into Captain America. Charming.
  120. Movie DetailsDead Like Me - The Complete First Season (2003) 7  ComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Showtime TV series about the lives of undead grim reapers trying to make ends meet.
  121. Movie DetailsDogma (1999) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Kevin Smith presents two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole. Alanis Morissette plays God.
  122. Movie DetailsElf (2003) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Will Ferrell, raised as an elf at the North Pole, just arrived in the U.S.
  123. Movie DetailsFairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Two young girls in 1917 take a photograph, believed to confirm the existence of fairies.
  124. Movie DetailsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 7  Fantasy
    The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
  125. Movie DetailsGnomeo & Juliet (2011) 7  AnimationComedyFantasy
    It's Toy Story/Shrek with feuding Shakespearean garden gnomes. Charming, bizarre and loaded with pop-culture gags.
  126. Movie DetailsGolden Compass, The (2007) 7  Fantasy
    A fantasy adventure that rushes forward with a spectacle of soul-animals. Could be more engaging.
  127. Movie DetailsGreen Mile, The (1999) 7  Fantasy
    Death row guard Tom Hanks observes intelligent mice and the healing power of a prisoner.
  128. Movie DetailsGruffalo's Child, The (2011) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    The child of the Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and seeks the Big Bad Mouse.
  129. Movie DetailsHellboy (2004) 7  FantasyHorrorComic Book/Superhero
    A good-hearted demon is produced in a black-magic Nazi ceremony. This is his story.
  130. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Hellboy ends up battling the goddess Hecate after a professor resurrects a powerful female vampire.
  131. Movie DetailsHunt for Gollum, The (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Chris Bouchard's impressive Lord of the Rings film. Gandalf sends Strider out to find Gollum.
  132. Movie DetailsIdiots and Angels (2009) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Bill Plympton's animated dark comedy about a morally bankrupt man who wakes up with wings.
  133. Movie DetailsInk (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    High-concept visual thriller that weaves the conscious with the subconscious. Falls down on unconvincing acting.
  134. Movie DetailsJames and the Giant Peach (1996) 7  AnimationFantasyMusical/Music
    Roald Dahl's story of an orphan who befriends humanoid bugs living inside a giant peach.
  135. Movie DetailsLawn Dogs (1998) 7  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Ten-year-old Mischa Barton befriends the lawn cutter, a fellow outsider, in an upscale gated community.
  136. Movie DetailsLiar Liar (1997) 7  ComedyFantasy
    His disappointed son's birthday wish renders lawyer Jim Carrey incapable of lying for 24 hours.
  137. Movie DetailsLife Less Ordinary, A (1997) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Cleaning man Ewan McGregor takes Cameron Diaz hostage after being fired. Heaven offers romantic help.
  138. Movie DetailsMalice in Wonderland (2010) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    A woman descends into a gritty underworld after encountering a London taxi driver. Clever update.
  139. Movie DetailsMoana (2016) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
  140. Movie DetailsMonster in Paris, A (2012) 7  AnimationComedyFantasy
    In 1910 Paris, a monster from an eccentric scientist's greenhouse meets a beautiful cabaret singer.
  141. Movie DetailsMood Indigo (2014) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Gondry outwhimsied himself with this bipolar stop-motion diorama. Like Pee-wee's Playhouse plus Amélie, n'est-ce pas?
  142. Movie DetailsNines, The (2007) 7  FantasySci-Fi
    The lives of a troubled actor, TV producer and video-game designer intertwine in mysterious ways.
  143. Movie DetailsPete's Dragon (2016) 7  ComedyFantasy
    When a boy is orphaned in the forest, a magical dragon named Elliot protects him.
  144. Movie DetailsPhantom Boy (2016) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    A boy whose illness allows him to float outside his body befriends a NYC cop.
  145. Movie DetailsPhoebe in Wonderland (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    An unconventional drama teacher inspires a troubled girl. Elle Fanning and Patricia Clarkson are amazing.
  146. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 7  ComedyFantasy
    A well-made Disney/Bruckheimer swashbuckling blockbuster, starring pirate Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley.
  147. Movie DetailsPrincess and the Frog, The (2009) 7  AnimationFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney fairytale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans. Waitress Tiana kisses a frog prince. Voodoo.
  148. Movie DetailsRingu (2003) 7  FantasyHorror
    A mysterious video kills all who watch it, unless the viewer can solve its mystery.
  149. Movie DetailsSaddest Music in the World, The (2004) 7  ComedyFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Guy Maddin oddity. A Canadian beer baroness organizes a saddest-music contest during the Great Depression.
  150. Movie DetailsSecret Life of Walter Mitty, The (2013) 7  ComedyFantasy
    In this remake, daydreaming photo manager Ben Stiller finds himself in an extraordinary real-life adventure.
  151. Movie DetailsSecret of Kells, The (2009) 7  AnimationFantasy
    A hand-drawn medieval adventure of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells. Intricate visuals.
  152. Movie DetailsSilent Hill (2006) 7  FantasyHorror
    Fantastic atmosphere and set design. A grotesque purgatory of undead meat-creatures, cults, and zombie nurses.
  153. Movie DetailsSleepy Hollow (1999) 7  FantasyHorror
    Constable Icabod Crane is sent to a village to investigate murders by a headless horseman.
  154. Movie DetailsSpider-Man (2002) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Tobey Maguire is bitten by a genetically engineered spider and subsequently wins Kirsten Dunst's love.
  155. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) 7  FantasySci-Fi
    Anakin becomes Darth Vader. Woodenly acted, but better than the first two episodes it is.
  156. Movie DetailsStardust (2007) 7  ComedyFantasy
    A funny Neil Gaiman fairytale set in England that feels somewhat like The Princess Bride.
  157. Movie DetailsSuperman Returns (2006) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Bryan Singer's reverent reboot of the Superman franchise. Good, but lacks surprises and new ideas.
  158. Movie DetailsSwiss Army Man (2016) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Surreal, earnest adventures of a stranded man and the gaseous corpse he befriends. Poetic slapstick?
  159. Movie DetailsTin Man (2007) 7  FantasySci-FiTV Shows
    Dark re-imagining of the Land of Oz. Zooey Deschanel stars in this three-part Sci-Fi miniseries.
  160. Movie DetailsTwilight of the Ice Nymphs (1998) 7  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Jewel-toned, deadpan absurdity from the inimitable Guy Maddin. A kitschy, disorienting fantasy of frustrated desires.
  161. Movie DetailsUnbreakable (2000) 7  FantasyMind-blowingComic Book/Superhero
    A mystery thriller about unrealized supernatural powers. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star.
  162. Movie DetailsX-Men (2000) 7  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    The superheroes from a private academy for mutants must oppose a powerful mutant terrorist organization.
  163. Movie DetailsX2: X-Men United (2003) 7  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Mutants continue to struggle against fearful human society and are attacked by military forces.
  164. Movie DetailsZero Theorem, The (2014) 7  FantasySci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    A computer hacker trying to discover the meaning of life keeps being interrupted by Management.

  165. FAIR
  166. Movie Details4th Dimension, The (2008) 6  FantasyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Feels inspired by Eraserhead and Pi, but this Aphex Twin-scored meditation on reality ultimately disappoints.
  167. Movie DetailsAlice in Wonderland (1999) 6  FantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV, family-friendly version with a cast of Hollywood all stars. It's hardly worth watching.
  168. Movie DetailsAustin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) 6  ComedyFantasy
    Mini-me, we do not gnaw on the kitty. Just pet him, stroke him, love him.
  169. Movie DetailsBeowulf (2007) 6  AnimationFantasy
    I am Beowulf! My lips don't move right and my eyes are dead. Corny, unsatisfying.
  170. Movie DetailsBFG, The (2016) 6  Fantasy
    Spielberg-directed adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book about giants and a 10-year-old British girl.
  171. Movie DetailsBolt (2008) 6  AnimationComedyFantasy
    A lovable cartoon dog movie. Plus, Miley Cyrus sounds like she drinks whiskey every night.
  172. Movie DetailsButterfly Effect, The (2004) 6  FantasySci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An excellent concept. Did you really think Ashton Kutcher and friends could pull it off?
  173. Movie DetailsByzantium (2013) 6  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Two mysterious women take refuge in a seaside town. An outlandish but effective vampire story.
  174. Movie DetailsCartoon Noir (1999) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Six oddball, animated shorts from five countries, featuring supernatural elements and darker themes. Mediocre.
  175. Movie DetailsCity of Ember (2008) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    An underground city is falling apart after 200 years. Fairly dark for a kids' movie.
  176. Movie DetailsExterminating Angels, The (2007) 6  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A provocative, high-minded exercise about sexual pleasure in film. It's self-indulgent and oh so French.
  177. Movie DetailsFamily Man, The (2000) 6  ComedyFantasy
    On Christmas morning, investment broker Nicolas Cage wakes up in a life-altering Dickensian parallel universe.
  178. Movie DetailsFinal Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) 6  AnimationFantasySci-Fi
    Beautifully rendered CGI could not hold my interest. For Final Fantasy video game fans only.
  179. Movie DetailsGirl Asleep (2016) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
  180. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) 6  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    A samurai sword sends Hellboy into a dangerous realm of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters.
  181. Movie DetailsHeroes - Seasons 1-3 (2009) 6  FantasySci-FiComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Cleverly structured graphic novel in TV-show format about people with diverse superpowers. It became unwatchable.
  182. Movie DetailsImagination (2007) 6  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Eric Leiser's surreal experiment with puppetry, stop-motion sketches and claymation. And unconvincing actors.
  183. Movie DetailsImmortals (2011) 6  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Tarsem's Greek epic succeeds at being a gorgeous, self-important spectacle. It's less enjoyable than 300.
  184. Movie DetailsIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Indy battles the Soviets in 1957. Spielberg/Lucas feature Area 51 and interdimensional cosmic Mayan nonsense.
  185. Movie DetailsJack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014) 6  AnimationFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Strange, vivid fantasy about a boy with a mechanical heart. Disjointed script, uncanny valley characters.
  186. Movie DetailsJohn Carter (2012) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Hectic, violent CGI epic about Mars. Sort of fun, but I was never emotionally invested.
  187. Movie DetailsLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) 6  AnimationFantasy
    A young owl is abducted, but he escapes and seeks out the legendary Guardians.
  188. Movie DetailsDr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Hyperactive disservice to Seuss. Teaches how to blindly consume and toss marshmallows to adorable bears.
  189. Movie DetailsMeet Joe Black (1998) 6  Fantasy
    We have Brad Pitt as Death, media tycoon Anthony Hopkins, and intriguing daughter Claire Forlani.
  190. Movie DetailsMirror Mirror (2012) 6  AnimationComedyFantasy
    Visually stunning like all Tarsem movies, and Julia Roberts was cast appropriately, but jarringly jokey/dopey.
  191. Movie DetailsMultiplicity (1996) 6  ComedyFantasySci-Fi
    Michael Keaton never has enough time, and so he has himself cloned. Andie MacDowell costars.
  192. Movie DetailsNight at the Museum (2006) 6  ComedyFantasy
    New night security guard Ben Stiller discovers that museum exhibits come to life at night.
  193. Movie DetailsNight Watch (2006) 6  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    First chapter of a derivative Russian fantasy epic featuring warring forces of daytime and nighttime.
  194. Movie DetailsNext (2007) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Nicholas Cage can see the future. An unsatisfying Philip K. Dick adaptation of slow-mo explosions.
  195. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 6  ComedyFantasy
    An overlong cartoonish setup to the third movie in the Disney franchise. Johnny Depp shines.
  196. Movie DetailsRicky (2009) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    French parable about a bizarre baby's physical development, his precocious sister and his irresponsible mother.
  197. Movie DetailsShallow Hal (2001) 6  ComedyFantasy
    Shallow Jack Black falls in love with 300-pound Gwyneth Paltrow because of her inner beauty.
  198. Movie DetailsSmall Soldiers (1998) 6  AnimationComedyFantasySci-Fi
    When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys go to war.
  199. Movie DetailsSouthland Tales (2007) 6  ComedyConspiracyFantasyMusical/MusicSci-Fi
    Richard Kelly's dystopian, genre-defying mess of destruction and pop-culture doom. Bad actors cast on purpose?
  200. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Jar Jar is muzzled, Yoda breaks out his light-saber, and Natalie Portman bares her midriff.
  201. Movie DetailsStigmata (1999) 6  FantasyHorror
    Hairdresser Patricia Arquette shows signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. A Vatican priest investigates.
  202. Movie DetailsTangled (2010) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney's story of Rapunzel. A bland, computer-animated corporate musical that made me borderline suicidal.
  203. Movie DetailsThor (2011) 6  FantasyComic Book/Superhero
    The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of Asgard and sent to Earth.
  204. Movie DetailsTideland (2006) 6  FantasyHorror
    A young girl with drug-addicted parents creates a half-fantasy world with doll heads, deranged neighbors.
  205. Movie DetailsUpside Down (2013) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    If you can somehow accept the ludicrous science/impossible physics, it's charming. An ambitious love story.
  206. Movie DetailsWild Blue Yonder, The (2005) 6  FantasyObscure/RareSci-FiDocumentary/True
    Werner Herzog fashions a boring sci-fi documentary from beautiful undersea Antarctica footage and NASA video.
  207. Movie DetailsZathura (2005) 6  ComedyFantasySci-Fi
    A fairly charming family movie that explores childhood adventure. It's basically Jumanji in outer space.

  208. ADEQUATE
  209. Movie DetailsAlice in Wonderland (2010) 5  Fantasy
    Tim Burton took a story I love, stripped out the allegories and added CGI. Sigh.
  210. Movie DetailsBedazzled (2000) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Brendan Fraser sells his soul to the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley) for seven wishes. Mindless remake.
  211. Movie DetailsBorn of Hope (2009) 5  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Kate Madison's Lord of the Rings prequel, based on Tolkien's appendix paragraphs. Decent low-budget effort.
  212. Movie DetailsBruce Almighty (2003) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Reporter Jim Carrey is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult God's job is.
  213. Movie DetailsCity of Angels (1998) 5  Fantasy
    Celestial duty or earthly love? Will angel Nicolas Cage become human for Meg Ryan? Sappy!
  214. Movie DetailsCrow: City of Angels, The (1996) 5  FantasyWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for his son's murder.
  215. Movie DetailsDaredevil (2003) 5  FantasyComic Book/Superhero
    Ben Affleck, who can't act, zipped into a maroon bodysuit. Enough said.
  216. Movie DetailsDown to Earth (2001) 5  ComedyFantasy
    After dying before his time, aspiring comic Chris Rock is reincarnated as a wealthy businessman.
  217. Movie DetailsEnd of Days (1999) 5  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's Arnold Schwarzenegger, pyrotechnics, and CGI.
  218. Movie DetailsFantastic Four (2005) 5  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Exposure to cosmic radiation creates superhero scientists: Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Thing, and Jessica Alba.
  219. Movie DetailsFinal Destination (2000) 5  FantasyHorror
    It begins with a plane crash and demonstrates that you can't cheat predestined death. Much.
  220. Movie DetailsFinal Destination 2 (2003) 5  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Ali Larter is back on Death's path of destruction. Features gruesome accidents galore.
  221. Movie DetailsHome (2015) 5  AnimationComedyFantasySci-Fi
    Adorable cuttlefish-like aliens attack Earth, then learn to love Rihanna's music. I guess? Zany, underdeveloped.
  222. Movie DetailsHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 5  ComedyFantasy
    A live-action remake of the Dr. Seuss book, starring Jim Carrey and cheerfully crass consumerism.
  223. Movie DetailsJoe's Apartment (1996) 5  ComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    Joe discovers he shares his run-down New York apartment with thousands of singing, dancing cockroaches.
  224. Movie DetailsJourney to the Center of the Earth (2008) 5  FantasySci-Fi
    Brendan Fraser travels to Iceland looking for Verne's lost subterranean world. Turn off your brain.
  225. Movie DetailsLast Days of the World, The (2011) 5  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A bored Japanese teenager learns that Earth will be destroyed. Surreal, kinky and borderline exploitative.
  226. Movie DetailsLeague of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003) 5  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    In an alternate Victorian Age world, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, and Dr. Jekyll join forces.
  227. Movie DetailsLittle Nicky (2000) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Adam Sandler is one of Satan's sons. Patricia Arquette's elastic underwear-band saves her from Hell.
  228. Movie DetailsOne and Two (2015) 5  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Siblings with teleportation powers live with their abusive father on an isolated Mennonite-like farmstead. WTF.
  229. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) 5  ComedyFantasy
    This Disney pirate saga is worse than its predecessor (again). Yo-ho-horribly incoherent. Franchise over yet?
  230. Movie DetailsPractical Magic (1998) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are cursed sisters with a hereditary gift for practical magic.
  231. Movie DetailsPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) 5  Fantasy
    A live-action video game featuring a special dagger that can reverse time. Disposable Bruckheimer cinema.
  232. Movie DetailsRace to Witch Mountain (2009) 5  FantasySci-Fi
    Good, family-friendly Disney fun that damages your will to live. Spectacularly bland and poorly written.
  233. Movie DetailsSaiyûki Vol. 1: The Journey Begins (2003) 5  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A Dragonball Z-like anime adventure of four heroes traveling West to confront a powerful demon.
  234. Movie DetailsSpider-Man 3 (2007) 5  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Boring/incoherent/awkward for 90 minutes, then three minutes of cool, then Venom and the climactic battle.
  235. Movie DetailsSpirit, The (2008) 5  ComedyFantasyWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Frank Miller's self-aware film noir is gorgeous, vapid, overacted and emotionless. Based on Eisner's comics.
  236. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 5  FantasySci-Fi
    Terribly written dialogue combined with expensive special effects. Jar Jar Binks is unbelievably annoying.
  237. Movie DetailsSucker Punch (2011) 5  Fantasy
    Surreal, masturbatory fantasy. Cabaret dancers with guns battle samurai, steampunk Nazis, orcs, dragons and robots.
  238. Movie DetailsUnderworld (2003) 5  FantasyHorror
    Aristocratic vampire warrior Kate Beckinsale battles werewolf street-thugs in some gothic city. Silly as hell.
  239. Movie DetailsWhat Dreams May Come (1998) 5  Fantasy
    Fantastic visuals and lots of death. Robin Williams tries to track down his wife's soul.

  240. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  241. Movie Details10,000 BC (2008) CRAP  Fantasy
    Anti-visionary Roland Emmerich directs this dumb prehistoric epic. It's dull, preposterous and sanitized for kids.
  242. Movie Details13 Seconds (2004) CRAP  FantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    I was cost-effectively bored by this cliché-ridden indie splatter film. Unbearably amateurish and uncreepy.
  243. Movie DetailsBatman & Robin (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Batman George Clooney, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone starred in this contrived, colossal waste.
  244. Movie DetailsDay Without a Mexican, A (2004) CRAP  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    California's entire Hispanic population vanishes into pink fog. Satirical premise is thoroughly beaten to death.
  245. Movie DetailsEragon (2006) CRAP  Fantasy
    A bad movie about dragons, dragon riders, a Shade's dark magic and evil King Galbatorix.
  246. Movie DetailsFlubber (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasy
    This remake stars absent-minded professor Robin Williams who creates a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
  247. Movie DetailsJust Like Heaven (2005) CRAP  ComedyFantasy
    Reese Witherspoon, in spirit form, inhabits architect Mark Ruffalo's apartment in this formulaic romantic comedy.
  248. Movie DetailsLara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) CRAP  Fantasy
    Pointless and dull, with lame CGI. As if artifact-collector Angelina Jolie needed extra bra padding.
  249. Movie DetailsLara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) CRAP  Fantasy
    Angelina Jolie is searching for Pandora's box. Alas, beauty and special effects don't equal quality.
  250. Movie DetailsMortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) CRAP  Fantasy
    Bridgette Wilson was a much better Sonya Blade. The dialogue was likely written by monkeys.
  251. Movie DetailsScooby-Doo (2002) CRAP  ComedyFantasy
    Matthew Lillard's Shaggy impression is great, but the rest of this live-action adaptation is useless.
  252. Movie DetailsSpawn (1997) CRAP  FantasyHorrorComic Book/Superhero
    A killed mercenary returns to walk the Earth after making deal with the devil.
  253. Movie DetailsSpice World (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasyMusical/Music
    This plotless gibberish about the Spice Girls phenomenon is not bad enough to be good.
  254. Movie DetailsTad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017) CRAP  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    An awkward explorer, with Peruvian mummy sidekick, versus a millionaire looking for King Midas' necklace.
  255. Movie DetailsUnderworld: Evolution (2006) CRAP  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Acting-challenged vampire Kate Beckinsale is still battling werewolves, but now with extra CGI incoherence.


  256. Statistical ratings distribution of these 249 films (15.7% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 249 films: 7.

    10:5.6%

    9:16.5%

    8:20.1%

    7:22.5%

    6:16.9%

    5:12.4%

    CRAP:6%



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