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    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)?

    -LOTR movies
    -Harry Potter series
    -Chronicles of Narnia
    -Willow
    -The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    -Labyrinth
    -Dragonheart
    -Legend
    -Dragonslayer
    -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)

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    Clash of the Titans, man that was great times!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082186/

    Trailer:http://rapidshare.de/files/11311374/...itans.mov.html
    That's a good one for a remake.

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    --The Dark Crystal
    --The Princess Bride
    --Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    --Pirates of the Carribean


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    what about StawWars?
    its adventure fantasy too, isnt it?
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    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)

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    star wars is fantasy!!!

    my favs? let me think ....

    willow
    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
    excalibur
    the harry potter films
    hulk - yes, i really like this film
    x-men 1 and 2

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    Here is my Top 5:

    Willow
    Legend
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    The NeverEnding Story
    Conan the Barbarian

    and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 - animated TV series)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granite
    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)

    My thaught exactly, I love star wars but I don't consider it fantasy, especially in the line up I mentioned before.

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    StarWars IS fantasy. Its sci-fi fantasy, Lucas himself has once said it (Im sure not just once)...And who else should know, if not him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by st39.6
    StarWars IS fantasy. Its sci-fi fantasy, Lucas himself has once said it (Im sure not just once)...And who else should know, if not him?

    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.
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    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
    5. Willow
    6. The Thief Of Baghdad (1978)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafce
    1. LOTR: The Return Of The King
    2. LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    3. LOTR: The Two Towers
    YES! MAN!




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    Top 5 picks

    Dragon Heart
    Labyrinth
    Pirates Trilogy
    LOTR Trilogy
    Eragon

    Silvara

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    Labyrinth
    LOTR Trilogy
    Legend (Both Director's cut and US cut)
    Willow
    Dark Crystal


    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.

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    for me forbidden planet was the best ever.

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