In the genre of fantasy movies, where imagination knows no bounds, the viewer is transported to an alternate reality. Or one that simply cannot exist anywhere but in our dreams. And what could be better than having our dreams rendered into movies through the art, skill, and imagination of talented filmmakers?
From enchanting landscapes to fantastical realms, let’s embark on perilous yet thrilling quests and challenges through the movies included in this article. We’ll discover the 7 best fantasy movies that can easily be streamed on Netflix.
And if you want a classic taste of fantasy movies, check out this list of Johnny Depp movies on Netflix because no one does fantasy movies better than him.
So, grab your swords and wands, and get ready to be spellbound by the magic of these fantastical tales!
Cast: Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Chris O’Dowd
Director: Francis Lawrence
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Sleep is beautiful, isn’t it? And especially if your dreams let you meet the loved ones you’ve lost. Dive into this magically heartwarming tale of a young girl who stumbles upon the map of Slumberland. With the help of an oddball outlaw, she courses through the land of dreams and nightmares, hoping to meet her deceased father again.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Cast: Alisha Weir, Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch
Director: Matthew Warchus
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Warchus brings to life the all-time favorite Roald Dahl tale, but this time with a touch of music. Matilda narrates the story of a remarkable young girl possessed with extraordinary wits and imagination. Using these two, Matilda decides to change the course of her life. And guess what? There’s no space for failure in Matilda’s life.
Matilda is a heartwarming tale to empower young children to take a leap of faith and change their lives. If you’re looking for more heartwarming titles to stream on Netflix, you can check out this list of Tom Hanks movies on Netflix that surely won’t disappoint.
A Monster Calls
Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Director: J.A. Bayona
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Based on the bestselling novel by Patrick Ness, ‘A Monster Calls’ tells the touching story of twelve-year-old Conor, who’s tackling with his mother’s illness and bullies at school.
Amidst these turmoils of his life, he encounters a giant monstrous tree, voiced by Liam Neeson. He promises Conor three stories every night, and Conor will tell the fourth. Thus begins a journey full of stories and facing your fears while healing from his traumatic life.
The School for Good and Evil
Cast: Kit Young, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cate Blanchett
Director: Paul Feig
IMDb Rating: 5.9/10
Welcome to the school where heroes and villains are made. An enchanting place full of magic, where two best friends, Sophie and Agatha, unexpectedly find themselves on opposing sides.
While trying to protect and maintain the balance of Good and Evil, will the two be able to protect their friendship? The movie, filled with whimsical twists and enchanting challenges, revolves around friendship, identity, and the line between good and evil that can easily blur.
Cast: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter
Director: David Yarovesky
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
If you can write, then you must! For the sake of your own life and that of your fellow captive. Little Alex is fond of writing scary stories.
When he finds himself trapped in a mysterious apartment building created by an evil witch named Natacha, he must create a new story every night to stay alive.
Pairing up with Yasmin, his witty fellow captive, he must find a way out of this apartment for the sake of his life.
A Whisker Away
Cast: Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae, Johnny Yong Bosch
Director: Jun’ichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
This is a heartwarming and visually stunning cinematic masterpiece. The plot revolves around Miyo Sasaki and her huge crush on her classmate Kento Hinode.
Miyo stumbles upon a cat mask, transforming her into a cat, Taro. To get closer to Hinoshide, Miyo decides to approach him as Taro. But she soon realizes that becoming a cat comes with its advantages.
Cast: Gary Shore
Director: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
This dark, action-packed take on the legendary vampire reimagines the origin of one of history’s greatest villains.
The story follows Vladd III, played by Luke Evans, a family-loving nobleman forced into a Faustian bargain and turned into a bloodthirsty Dracula.
Grappling with his newfound abilities and monstrous urges, he fights to keep his humanity and morals alive.
That’s It, Folks!
Now that it’s time to bid farewell, I hope these movies take you on a fascinating ride full of magic and imagination. They bring your dreams to life, from high epic fantasies to unforgettable characters that have left positive marks on our minds.
Finally, I wish your cinematic adventures continue to be filled with wonder. Have fun streaming these titles.