Best fantasy movies about witchcraft, magic, spirits, and hobbit adventures are often based on the best fantasy books of all times, like The Lord of the rings (J. R. R. Tolkien), Dark Tower (Stephen king), etc. The genre is considered a form of fiction where the plot usually doesn’t take place in the real world.
10. Jurassic World
Jurassic World (2015)is a fantasy adventure film. It is the fourth part of the Jurassic Park franchise and the first part of the Jurassic World trilogy. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, etc.
After the events of Jurassic Park three, Jurassic World takes place on the same island of Isla Nublar, where a theme park of cloned dinosaurs has run for more than a decade. The story follows a dinosaur who escapes from its enclosure and goes on a rampage.
- Initial release: June 9, 2015 (Hollywood)
- Director: Colin Trevorrow
- Based on: Characters by Michael Crichton
- Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins
- Music by: Michael Giacchino
- Budget 150 million USD
- Box office 1.670 million USD
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1(2010) is a fantasy movie directed by David Yates, by Warner Bros. It is based on J. K. Rowling’s 2007 novel of the same title and the seventh part in the Harry Potter film series.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are forced into hiding After Voldemort takes over the Ministry of Magic.
They try to explain the clues left to them by Dumbledore to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes.
- Initial release: November 11, 2010 (London)
- Director: David Yates
- Based on: novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
- Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter,
- Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon
- Music by: Alexandre Desplat
- Budget 250 million USD
- Box office 976.9 million USD
8. Solomon Kane
The story takes place In 1600, in North Africa, English mercenary Solomon Kane. After When the Crowthorns are massacred by corrupted followers of the wizard Malachi, Kane renounces his vows and swears to avenge their deaths and rescue Meredith Crowthorne, who has been marked by a witch and kidnapped by the Masked Rider, wizard Malachi’s lieutenant.
- Initial release: December 23, 2009 (France)
- Director: M. J. Bassett
- Based on: Characters by Robert E Howard
- Starring: James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood
- Music by: Klaus Badelt
- Budget 40 million USD
- Box office 19.6 million USD
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) is an epic fantasy film directed by Gore Verbinski, the third part of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann must save Jack Sparrow and form an alliance with the pirates around the world to fight against the East India Company.
- Initial release: May 19, 2007 (Anaheim)
- Director: ore Verbinski
- Based on: Characters by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie
- Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård,
- Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-fat, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Kevin R. McNally
- Music by: Hans Zimmer
- Budget 961 million USD
- Box office 300 million USD
6. The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower (2017) is a fantasy Western action film directed by Nikolaj Arcel. Based on Stephen King’s novel series of the same title, the film stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey Walter Paddick, and Tom Taylor stars as Jake Chambers.
The story follows Jake, Eleven-year-old who meets the last Gunslinger in Mid-World, seeking revenge for his father’s murder.
- Initial release: July 31, 2017 (USA)
- Director: Nikolaj Arcel
- Based on: The novel The Dark Tower by Stephen King
- Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor
- Music by: Junkie XL
- Budget 66 million USD
- Box office 113.2 million USD
5. What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come (1998) is a fantasy drama film directed by Vincent Ward and based on a 1978 novel of the same title by Richard Matheson. Starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr.
The story follows Chris Neilson who finds himself in Heaven after his death. However, when his heartbroken wife commits suicide and goes to Hell, he decides to risk his eternal soul to search for her spirit.
- Initial release: October 2, 1998 (USA)
- Director: Vincent Ward
- Based on: What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson
- Starring: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra
- Music by: Michael Kamen
- Budget 85-90 million USD
- Box office 75.4 million USD
4. Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum (2006) is a fantasy-comedy movie directed by Shawn Levy and It is based on the 1993 children’s novel of the same name, by Croatian illustrator Milan Trenc. The film stars Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, and Robin Williams.
The story follows a night watchman, a divorced father who applies for a job at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. He discovers that the exhibits, animated by a magical artifact, come to life at night.
- Initial release: December 22, 2006,
- Director: Shawn Levy
- Based on: The Night at the Museum; by Milan Trenc
- Starring: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney
- Music by: Alan Silvestri
- Budget 110 million USD
- Box office 574.5 million USD
Warcraft (2016) alternatively known as Warcraft: The Beginning is an action fantasy film based on the video game series of the same title. Directed by Duncan Jones, starring Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton.
The story takes place in the Warcraft video game universe, filled with dragons witchcraft, magic, and wizards where A few human survivors must team up with a group of dissenting Orcs to stop an Orc horde from invading their planet through a magic portal.
- Initial release: May 26, 2016 (Georgia)
- Director: Duncan Jones
- Based on: Warcraft; by Blizzard Entertainment
- Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby
- Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu
- Music by: Ramin Djawadi
- Budget 160 million USD
- Box office 349 million USD
Constantine (2006) is a fantasy-horror movie based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer comic book. Starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton
The story follows John Constantine an exorcist who seeks salvation for his eternal damnation in Hell for a suicide attempt in his teenage years. With terminal lung cancer, he helps a troubled police detective uncover the truth about her twin sister’s.
- Initial release: May 16, 2005 (Georgia)
- Director: Francis Lawrence
- Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton
- Music by:
- Budget 100 million USD
- Box office 230.9 million USD
1. The Hobbit
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) is the best fantasy movie on this list of all time, directed by Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. It is the third and final part in Peter Jackson’s trilogy film adaptation based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien following An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and together, they act as a prequel to Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
The story follows a hobbit Bilbo who fights against plenty of enemies to save the life of his Dwarf friends and protects the Lonely Mountain after a conflict arises.
- Initial release: December 1, 2014 (London)
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Based on: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace
- Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott,
- Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Billy Connolly, Graham McTavish
- Music by: Howard Shore
- Budget million USD
- Box office million USD