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Dustin Hoffman, Altogether now: ‘anal nathrach… orth’ bhais’s bethad… do che’l de’nmha.’. doomed to repeat the same day over and over again. Ni Yan, PG-13 Drama, Sci-Fi, A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. | Gross: Daniel Radcliffe, | TM & © 2011 Marvel. | Gross: … 161 min | Gross: The young apprentice of a magical, eccentric toy store owner learns to believe in herself, and in her friends, upon learning some grave news about the future. | Gross: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Michael Gracey 646,927 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Rotten Tomatoes® 76% Magic moment: Does any single image better encapsulate the darker side of fantasy than the hideous Pale Man, with eyes in the palms of his hands? But once David Niven’s doomed RAF pilot crashes while talking to an American radio operator (June Carter), he finds himself at the pearly gates, so introducing the film’s dual locations, earth and heaven. | Zendaya, Votes: Stars: Shangri-La is the ultimate earthbound fantasy – an ancient magical kingdom buried deep in the Himalayas, ruled by peaceful Tibetan philosophers who have discovered the secret of eternal youth. Director: 105 min ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ may have won over the highbrow critics, but ‘Hellboy II’ is fantasy master Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece. Comedy, Drama, Romance. ‘Hunger Games’ director Gary Ross’s pin-sharp satire brilliantly undercuts the American Dream, and the visual trick of gradually shifting the film from black and white to colour to reflect the characters’ cultural awakening is masterful. Some Christmas concerts feature tasteful renditions of holiday classics, a sense of decorum and reverence for the season, and a polite and well-mannered audience. Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. At first Powell & Pressburger’s towering film looks like a wartime romance, which partly it is. Magic moment: When Ian listens to a tape of the dad he never knew and you wish you'd remember to bulk-buy tissues. A smash-hit in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki’s family fantasy is hands-down one of the most charming films ever made. Nicolas Cage, 42,499 Director: | Gross: | It's Christmas Eve and Santa Claus has been kidnapped and is held for ransom: the kidnappers want all … Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Here is our selection of the 50 best fantasy movies. A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them. Drawing on Sufi teachings, religious tracts and surrealist art rather than the traditional Northern European folk tales, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s experimental, psychedelic fantasy stands completely alone on this list. Andy Serkis’s Gollum – a fully fleshed digital creation – stole the show, yet this film also digs deep to depict the rallying redemption of King Théoden, from weeping at the grave of his son to leading the armies of Rohan into battle. | Zade Rosenthal © 2011 MVLFFLLC. A pair of grieving elf brothers turn to magic to reanimate, for 24 emotional hours, the dad they never really knew. Emma Watson, $381.01M, R 100 min 98 min Adventure, Family, Fantasy. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie) Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie) The Pagemaster (1994) Inkheart. Elves in Magic are often regarded for their ability to produce mana, and … David Yates Magic moment: Cannibal cultist Thulsa Doom’s transformation into a giant serpent is a classic of pre-digital effects technology. Marcia Gay Harden, Stars: Horror. | 95 min | | Clive Barker Director: The non-creature spells in this deck support its theme of Elf tribal, removal effects and +1/+1 counters, plus a little mana ramp. Thanks for subscribing! Stars: 110 min Robert Webb, Kevin J. O'Connor, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. | Phil Laurenson, Votes: | Gross: Elves back in the old days used magic to help across the world. $22.53M, R Seychelle Gabriel, Emma Watson, A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder. 547,756 Stars: CASEY KRILEY CO-CEO. Maggie Smith, Votes: Magic Moment: The tragic finale: ‘Oh no, it wasn’t the airplanes. 89 min Stars: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Blending fantasy and comedy is a tricky task – just ask David Gordon Green and the guys behind 2011’s woeful stoner spoof ‘Your Highness’ – but director Rob Reiner and author-screenwriter William Goldman made it look effortless with this feisty, fast-paced and genuinely funny fairytale. Magic moment: ‘My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!’ Enough said. Alfonso Cuarón Magic moment: When Orlando transforms again... and again... and again. An environmentalist epic about giant forest gods, the blind greed of human industry and a warrior princess raised by wolves, this grand fantasy story is animation on a scale unlike anything Disney has ever tried. When Ian listens to a tape of the dad he never knew and you wish you'd remember to bulk-buy tissues. When he gets in... See full summary », Director: This is a film bursting with ideas – philosophical, literary, mathematical, even spiritual – and the ornate, crumbling Labyrinth is a wholly unique imaginative landscape. $65.08M, PG What’s left to say about ‘King Kong’? Lilia Skala, Votes: 104 min The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), 22. Why director Russell Mulcahy cast a Frenchman (Christopher Lambert) as a Scottish clansman and a Scotsman (Sean Connery) as a Spanish noble is anyone’s guess, but when the plot’s this crazed, the direction’s this MTV-tight and the villains are this insanely badass, we’re really not about to argue. Stars: Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. A ... See full summary », Director: Alfonso Cuaron's take on the ‘Harry Potter’ movies was when the franchise proved it was more than just a lifeless, slavish recreation of J.K. Rowling's immeasurably popular fantasy novels. Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo, Magic moment: The Baron and his sidekick Sally travel to the moon and find a Lumiere-inspired madhouse peopled with giant schizophrenics. Director: The fight choreography has yet to be topped, and every balletic moment of soaring wire-fu reveals something about the character who’s swooping through the air. 13,516 | 63,696 | | Magic: The Gathering supports an impressive array of deck types in its Modern and Legacy formats, and all of these decks have found creative ways to take the fight to their enemies. Caleb Deschanel Set in a fantastical land populated by evolved cyclops, fauns, mages and all manner of mythical fauna who have switched from magic to mod cons, ‘Onward’ is a cometh-of-age tale that makes playful capital from our habit of turning the past into touristy kitsch. Andrew O'Connor The Spanish desert backdrops are stunning, the production design is spectacular and Arnold Schwarzenegger punches a camel. | | Directed by Dan Scanlon. | $13.29M, 12 Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! It's a story of Merlin and Arthur as young men. Storm Reid, Magic moment: The first flight of the luck dragon Falkor is a scene of pure, soaring joy. | Barton MacLane, PG Now one of the highest-grossing films of all time, ‘Black Panther’ is not just an important movie, it’s also a great movie. | The pinnacle of Wagnerian fantasy on screen, this adaptation of Robert E Howard’s crypto-fascist pulp stories is so much more than just a goofy sword ‘n’ sandal throwback. With his grand, globe-conquering adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s genre-defining trilogy, Peter Jackson dragged fantasy into the digital age, managing beyond all the odds to make it at least semi-cool in the process. $18.21M, G $290.01M, PG-13 Director: Jessica Biel, Not! Pah. Magic moment: The glistening CG cityscape of Asgard could’ve come straight from a mid-70s Rick Wakeman LP cover. | | Judy Cler, ( Public Domain ) The Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries: The Truth behind the Story of Rev Robert Kirk. Magic moment: Whenever Seu Jorge’s plaintive, Bowie-obsessed ship’s minstrel strikes up, the film enters a whole new mystical realm. It was author Gary K Wolf who had the masterstroke realisation that Hollywood’s brooding, self-reflexive 1940s film noir period happened to coincide with the golden age of studio cartoons, and decided to smash the two of them together. Jessica Biel, But the film remains a wounded wonder, crammed with wild ideas, bizarre costumes, berserk characters and a unique sense of giddy, anything-goes experimentation. Even though Waylan St. Palan left Madison some time ago, a holiday show at the High Noon Saloon with the Magic Elves has remained an annual tradition … He considered this tale from Greek mythology to be his best film. | Buy, rent or watch ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’. An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome. It gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the fantasy movie. Horror, Mystery, Thriller. It was beauty killed the beast.’. Scarlett Johansson, Chris Olivero, R Joe Mantegna, Beware the Wandering Wilas. Stars: 97 min With only the legs operational and the missing top half flopping around under layers of clothes, the three bluff their way through a quest to find a magical gem and finish the job. Michelle Williams, Frank Langella, 96 min | King Kong (1933) Film Animation. | Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Director: All of Wes Anderson’s ornate, painstakingly precious films take place in a world just removed from our own, where anything seems possible. 94 min Comedy, Crime, Drama, Teenager Danny Masters, the son of the late Harry Masters, considered the second best escape artist in history, wants to follow in his father's footsteps, he already a skilled but untested ... See full summary », Director: Hugh Jackman, Magic moment: When the Mystics and the Skeksis merge in a cosmic, psychedelic transformational orgy. Winky was… Aly Michalka, Magic moment: The mournfully psychedelic junkyard sequence strikes a jarring but memorable tone of doom amid all the furry, freaky goings-on. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out Digital Limited. $2.59M, R | Stars: Haunting and inventive, this showed us the dark side of ‘The Muppets’ ringmaster Jim Henson, who offered up a gothic world of magic and danger partly inspired by the darkness of the Grimm fairytales. Somehow, Cuaron took what is one of the series' more muted novels and adapted it into a visually sumptuous, only-just-family-friendly and truly magical film. Rupert Grint, It tells of a housewife (Mia Farrow) who, during the Depression, is swept off her feet by her favourite movie character (Jeff Daniels), who steps down from the screen and sweeps her into a heady romance. | If Terry Gilliam thought he’d been dragged through the ringer by the studios following his brutalist sci-fi comedy ‘Brazil’, he hadn’t seen nothin’ yet. 142 min | | Stockard Channing, Jesse Eisenberg, Adapted from Mike Mignola’s comic books, this sequel to the patchily brilliant superhero adventure ‘Hellboy’ crams in all the psychotic fairies, marauding elves, fantastical landscapes and berserk action set-pieces you could possibly ask for, and adds a rich seam of hearty, self-satirising humour. Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Columbus Some are combo decks, such as the Ad Nauseam build, while others are more straightforward, such as the Burn deck or the green Elves deck.. Modern Elves are known for their mana ramp abilities, combos and … May 5, 2017 - Santa Claus is kidnapped, and Toby the Elf needs to rescue him with the help of a Magic Key. Magic: The Gathering's newest draft set is all about multiplayer politics and the chaos of Cascade and similar effects. Mark Ruffalo, In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. – is pure, giddy wish-fulfilment. Buy, rent or watch ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. Rupert Grint, Nimue, the Lady of the Lake, shown holding the infatuated Merlin trapped and reading from a book of spells, in The Beguiling of Merlin by Edward Burne-Jones. As with much of Whedon’s work, it’s the sheer generosity that wins out, both to the characters and the audience. | Emily Jones befriends four magical elves who journey with her through Elvendale to find the portal back home. | Guy Pearce, | Zach Helm 3,240 Director: Christopher Nolan Pass!’, Buy, rent or watch ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’. $39.87M, PG Magic moment: Nicol Williamson’s bizarre, theatrical Merlin weaves a transformation spell. Recommended: 50 amazing comic book movies. Magic moment: When Gene Wilder throws away his walking stick. 545,353 Zac Efron, It could all have turned out so differently if he’d gone with the studio’s choice of lead actor, Tom Cruise – who wanted the story to have a ‘happier ending’. The dreamlike story he cooks up is tinged with traumatic catastrophe, but also one of the most glorious adventures ever captured on film. $317.58M, PG | Gross: Amazon.co.uk: lego elves Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline. 7,811 Eric Sykes, Votes: Louis Leterrier A high point not only of the consistently excellent output of Japan’s Studio Ghibli but of animation as a whole, this magical adventure turns the wanderings of a lonely ten-year-old girl into an updated ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, complete with nods to ancient folklore and modern ecological anxieties. Daniel Radcliffe, | Buy, rent or watch ‘Jason and the Argonauts’. After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other. Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day. Daniel Radcliffe, Stars: Featuring a career-defining performance from Tilda Swinton, this Virginia Woolf adaptation from Sally Potter is a magical affair. Thomas Kretschmann, Votes: A boatload of Oscars would arrive with the next film, ‘The Return of the King’, but here’s where Peter Jackson’s trilogy cohered as a triumph of cutting-edge technology and emotional impact. Jerry Lewis, Stars: Richard Griffiths, Votes: Director: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. But the spell is broken halfway through, leaving them with, well, half a dad. $295.98M, PG-13 233,617 However, as our list proves, not all fantasy movies are filled with wizards, dragons and epic battles. Set in a fantastical land populated by evolved cyclops, fauns, mages and all manner of mythical fauna who have switched from magic to mod cons, ‘Onward’ is a cometh-of-age tale that makes playful capital from our habit of turning the past into touristy kitsch. Michael Caine, Votes: The Most Epic: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug-Long Version. We already have this email. Obscure, artful and gleefully avant-garde, the film follows an acid-fried modern Jesus as he meets an alchemist and transcends through the seven levels of enlightenment. 128 min Director: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Director: Magic Moment: The first time the Avengers assemble on screen. | ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is beloved of kids around the world, but it was ‘Princess Mononoke’ more than a decade later that truly brought the films of Hayao Miyazaki to the Western world. But he is distracted by recurring nightmares best kids ' movie of all time Death ’ and... 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