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01-18-2006, 01:42 PM #1
Top favorite Fantasy-adventure movies
Since LOTR and Harry Potter the fantasy-adventure is knowing a revival. What are your top favorite movies out of these options (feel free to ad other movies that fit the genre)?
-Harry Potter series
-Chronicles of Narnia
-The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
-The Neverending story
-Conan The Barbarian
(I'm not adding obvious bad movies like Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonheart 2, Neverending Story 2 & 3 or Conan The destroyer)
01-18-2006, 01:52 PM #2
Clash of the Titans, man that was great times!
That's a good one for a remake.
Why don't we just finish the job by flushing our brains down the toilet?
My DVD Collection
01-18-2006, 02:35 PM #3
--The Dark Crystal
--The Princess Bride
--Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
--Pirates of the Carribean
Tha's all I can think of for now...You will give the people of earth an ideal to strive towards...they will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall, but in time they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders. - Man of Steel
01-19-2006, 02:22 AM #4
01-19-2006, 02:31 AM #5
A good definition of a "fantasy" movie is a movie where the plot deals with fantastical elements but does not include, as a principal plot driver, future technology. Future technology may be defined as anything post dating today's current public technology level.
A good definition of a "scifi" movie would be a movie where future tech is central either to the plot or as devices used by the characters.
A good example of "scifi" is Star Wars
A good example of "fantasy" is Lord of the Rings
The closest merger of the two genres I can think of, but would still classify as a "fantasy-adventure", is Krull (the one with the star blade weapon that you can throw)
01-19-2006, 05:37 AM #6
star wars is fantasy!!!
my favs? let me think ....
lord of the rings trilogy
star wars saga
king kong (1933 and 2005)
conan the barbarian (i just love this film)
the neverending story
20,000 leagues under the sea
batman begins, along with batman and batman returns
superman and superman 2
the harry potter films
hulk - yes, i really like this film
x-men 1 and 2
01-19-2006, 07:42 AM #7
01-19-2006, 09:32 AM #8Originally Posted by Granite
My thaught exactly, I love star wars but I don't consider it fantasy, especially in the line up I mentioned before.
01-20-2006, 09:07 AM #9
StarWars IS fantasy. Its sci-fi fantasy, Lucas himself has once said it (I´m sure not just once)...And who else should know, if not him?
01-20-2006, 02:59 PM #10Originally Posted by st39.6
Yes, and Lucas probably thaught that certain changes in the original trilogy for de '97 special editions were right or good as well, but alot (and I mean ALOT) of people disagree with him on that.
What I mean with fantasy or "fantastical elements" are for example monsters, trolls, elves, dragons, knights, magicians, dwarfes, wizards, barbarians, kings, etc...
Under the term "sci-fi" I would think of spaceships, high tech, highly evolved technology, lazers, space, future, etc...
I believe that star wars fits the second categorie better, sure it is fantasy, but it is a sci-fi in the first place. star wars got more in common with movies like "event horizon", "star trek", "alien", etc.. than with Harry Potter or LOTR.I'm a mog, half man, half dog, I am my own best friend.
01-20-2006, 04:06 PM #11
I'll leave out fantasy movies with Sci-Fi elements and include only movies that can be considered epic fantasy or sword and sorcery type of movies... but my list won't be much different from those of most of the users:
1. LOTR: The Return Of The King
2. LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring
3. LOTR: The Two Towers
4. Conan The Barbarian
6. The Thief Of Baghdad (1978)
01-20-2006, 04:35 PM #12Originally Posted by lafce
05-12-2009, 07:46 PM #13
Top 5 picks
05-13-2009, 09:46 AM #14
Legend (Both Director's cut and US cut)
Would you also include any anime?
If so, I would add Princess Mononoke.
On the flip side, I do happen to like both of the Narnia movies but having been a fan of the books for so long (first book set I ever owned) I felt the films could have been better.
Also, I know a lot of people out there will disagree with me, but I felt that The Golden Compass was just about as bad as the book.
Before everyone starts tearing me apart for not getting the books, please allow me to explain: I felt that the human characters were extremely boring (in both the movie and the books). The actors in the movie can only do so much with what they are given. I always felt, when reading the book and watching the movie, that the bears were the best character (felt more alive than anyone else) But, this is only my opinion. Sorry for the rant, please continue on with the discussion.
05-16-2009, 01:51 PM #15
for me forbidden planet was the best ever.
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