I was surprised to see that despite dozens of threads on favorite or best Sci-Fi movies, and lots of threads on the Best Western movies, Best or Favorite horror movies and Comic Book movies, I couldn’t find any threads on the best Fantasy movies. So here’s one.
I think part of the problem is that people can have a very expansive or very narrow definition of what Fantasy can be. For instance, some people have a very expansive definition of Sci-Fi and want to include anything with space ships and lasers, so even Star Wars would be included in Sci-Fi. I have an expansive definition of Fantasy, personally, and don’t just include swords and sorcery and medieval times type settings, but anything fantastical that doesn’t have a scientific underpinning.
I’m not going to define fantasy for you. It’s up to you. Although, for the purposes of list making, I would exclude comic book movies, personally, even though I consider those Fantasy. My only reason for that is we already have comic book movie lists aplenty. You’ll have to decide for yourself if a particular zombie movie falls under the umbrella of sci-fi or fantasy for you.
So have at it. Think of your favorites, please provide at least a vague explanation and try to stay away from explicit spoilers. And hopefully your lists will let others discover movies they haven’t seen yet but are worth checking out.