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    Top 10 Fantasy Movies?

    I just wanted to gather the boards opinion on what are the best fantasy movies. If people want to make suggestion for a "list-of-shame" of the worst I'm also more than happy to hear them. I know it's hardly the most well-done cinematic genre, but there has been a steady trickle of these films in the 80s and 90s.

    Can we also put "Lord of the Rings" to one side, I've a feeling it'll top most lists, and I want to concentrate on the genre before Peter Jackson's invtervention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolai
    I just wanted to gather the boards opinion on what are the best fantasy movies. If people want to make suggestion for a "list-of-shame" of the worst I'm also more than happy to hear them. I know it's hardly the most well-done cinematic genre, but there has been a steady trickle of these films in the 80s and 90s.

    Can we also put "Lord of the Rings" to one side, I've a feeling it'll top most lists, and I want to concentrate on the genre before Peter Jackson's invtervention.

    nikolai.
    I'm not sure there are 10 good fantasy movies prior to LotR unless we broaden the definition to include stuff like The Wizard of Oz (which is certainly fantasy, just not our kind of fantasy.)

    My favorites include:

    Conan the Barbarian
    Excalibur
    Dragonslayer
    Krull
    The Sword & the Sorcerer
    The Beastmaster

    That's about it, and a couple of those are of debatable quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assenpfeffer
    I'm not sure there are 10 good fantasy movies prior to LotR unless we broaden the definition to include stuff like The Wizard of Oz (which is certainly fantasy, just not our kind of fantasy.)

    My favorites include:

    Conan the Barbarian
    Excalibur
    Dragonslayer
    Krull
    The Sword & the Sorcerer
    The Beastmaster

    That's about it, and a couple of those are of debatable quality.
    What, you forgot about Dungeons & Dragons?

    Seriously, I only have a couple more to add:

    LadyHawke
    Princess Mononoke
    Jason and the Argonauts
    7th Voyage of Sinbad
    and an honorable mention to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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    I've always been a big fan of Eric the Viking, it feels just like my D&D memories

    Also enjoyed Dragonheart (the original, with Connery as Draco).

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    Wow, before LOTR, the only really good fantasy movie I can think of is Conan the Barbarian.

    I also enjoyed The Scorpion King, The Beastmaster, and Kull the Conquerer. But those movies were light, campy fun. Not classics.

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    Willow, Dragonheart, and Conan The Barbarian.

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    While not a "classic," exactly, I fail to see where the original Beastmaster is particularly light or campy - it plays almost 100% straight.

    The sequels are another story (and horrendously bad.)

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    in the sword & sorcery category of fantasy films, I'd like to add the Chinese wuxia genre (aka "flying swordsman" movies). my top 5, in no order, are The Bride With White Hair, Moon Warriors, A Chinese Ghost Story, White Snake Green Snake, and Dragon Inn. they can be hard to find in the US, but they're worth a little extra effort, imho. another one in that style was Brotherhood of the Wolf. it wasn't Chinese, but you can rent it just about anywhere.

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    1.) Lord of the Rings. I consider all three to be one long movie, and even though it's not finished yet, it's better than anything else.

    2.) Spirited Away.

    3.) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

    4.) Princess Mononoke.

    5.) Conan the Barbarian.

    6.) Princess Bride.

    7.) Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    8.) Excalibur.

    9.) Ladyhawke.

    10.) Dragonheart.

    I considered putting The 13th Warrior on the list, even though it's not a straight-forward fantasy, it has some subtle fantasy elements to it, and the whole feel of the movie is the same as a fantasy.

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