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Thread: Top 10 Fantasy Movies?
Thursday, 4th September, 2003, 01:41 AM #21
Lama (Lvl 13)
I think it is well worth adding "The Messenger" to the list of films to watch if only for the extremely, well-created 15th century battle sequences...
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Friday, 5th September, 2003, 01:22 PM #22
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
In addition to the many fine selections already mentioned, I would add Matilda to the list. "Javelin. Shot put. Hammer throw!"
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Sunday, 1st January, 2012, 06:49 AM #23
Novice (Lvl 1)
yes, i also like to watch fantasy and horror movie. because it's interesting and good entertaining. like paranormal activity one of the best movie which i like.
Sunday, 1st January, 2012, 10:10 AM #24
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
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Sunday, 1st January, 2012, 11:02 AM #25
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Sadly, in the eight years since this thread was started, I can't think of more than a handful of mediocre to genuinely good fantasy movies that have been released. That's pretty abysmal.
Sunday, 1st January, 2012, 11:37 AM #26
Magsman (Lvl 14)
Lord of the Rings
Big Trouble in Little China
Sinbad and the Eye Of The Tiger
The 13th Warrior
Monday, 2nd January, 2012, 02:08 AM #27
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
First thing we might need is a good definition of fantasy.
Monday, 2nd January, 2012, 02:38 AM #28
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Excluding LOTR, I'd go with:
Conan the Barbarian
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Monday, 2nd January, 2012, 09:05 AM #29
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
On the flipside, perhaps the worst fantasy movie of recent times, or perhaps just the biggest disappointment, was The Seeker (based on The Dark Is Rising).
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Monday, 2nd January, 2012, 10:45 AM #30
Magsman (Lvl 14)
no particular order; 10 of my favorites:
Beastmaster (I enjoyed the whole series.)
The Hobbit (the old cartoon version; surprised nobody has mentioned it)
Conan (both movies)
Clash of The Titans (I still prefer the old movie over the remake.)
The Wizard of Oz
Son of Hercules**
*as others have pointed out, 13th Warrior isn't exactly fantasy, but that movie is very very close to how I imagine a lot of gritty fantasy in my head.
** I'm unsure what the actual name of this movie is. I remember watching it on VHS while at my grandmother's house a long time ago. I tried doing a google search to find the movie I was thinking of, but my memory of the plot doesn't seem to match up with the search results I got.
I remember the main character being the Son of Hercules. During some early fight scenes between the kingdom which most of the movie takes place in and the enemy, there's a crackle of thunder and a warrior dressed somewhat like a stereotypical spartan appears. This mystery warrior turns the tide of a losing battle. Eventually, he is revealed to be the 'Son of Hercules.'
As a kid, I remember thinking the guy playing the Son of Hercules sorta had a big nose.
I remember there being a scene where he was in some sort of temple with a lot of women. Possibly a temple to Aphrodite, but I don't remember. I mostly remember the head priestess trying to convince the protagonist to stay with her and forget life outside. Through a combination of wine and eye candy, she tried to fog his mind, but eventually he willed himself to want to leave. I believe there may have been a female lead who was the reason why he wanted to leave.
I think I also remember a scene in which the protagonist was yelling at the sky and having a one-sided conversation with Hercules (who at this point had apparently ascended to godhood.) The conversation was about the struggles of living as a mortal on the mortal world.
The movie was in color, but I know it was a rather old movie. While my memory of it is vague, I remember it being a movie I liked. I watched it quite often when I would visit, but it's been so long that I still do not recall the name nor some of the other details about it.
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