Great Movies: Recent Fantasy Films

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2014-01 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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In the epic action adventure Avatar, James Cameron, the director of Titanic, takes us to a spectacular new world beyond imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, Avatar delivers a fully immersible cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story. …More

Bruce Almighty Bruce Almighty
2011-10 - Universal Home Video
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Bruce, a local news reporter, is so discontent, he blames his misfortune on God's inability to perform his divine job. God, hoping to pass along some wisdom to the constant complainer, endows Bruce with his powers and challenges him to do a better job. …More

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2007-03 - Image/Sphe
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Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund are magically transported to the enchanted world of Narnia through an old wardrobe in a countryside estate. In Narnia the children discover giants, talking fawns and beavers, and worst of all, the evil White Witch who was turned the animals to stone and placed permanent winter over all the land! Aslan, the Great Lion, will lead the children in a battle with the evil witch and her followers. But the witch has plans of her own. …More

Prince Caspian & the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Prince Caspian  
2006-10 - Image Entertainment
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Prince Caspian calls Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan back to Narnia in his most harrowing time of need. Led by Aslan, the Great Lion, the children help young Caspian defeat corrupt King Miraz in a spectacular battle, restoring Narnia to its full glory. Years later, Lucy and Edmund are sent back to Narnia, along with their cousin Eustace, to assist Caspian on a voyage. Along their journey the children battle dragons and sea serpents, and sail across golden lake to reach the edge of the world. …More

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2009-09 - Bridgestone Multimedia Group
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When Lucy and Edmund Pensive, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan and a mission that will determine the fate ofNarnia itself!

 

The Silver Chair The Silver Chair
2007-03 - Image Entertainment
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On the run from bullies at school. Eustace and his friend, Jill, suddenly find themselves in Narnia. Prince Rilian, son of the old and frail King Caspian, has disappeared mysteriously. Aslan, the Great Lion, sends the children on a dangerous quest through treacherous lands of witches and giants to locate the Prince, only heir to the Narnian throne. But the Emerald Witch who rules the underworld will ensure bringing him home is no easy feat. …More

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2013-01 - Warner Home Video
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"I was born under unusual circumstances." So begins the film adaptation of this 1920s story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, a journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher ("Se7en, Fight Club") from a screenplay by Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump, The Good Shepherd"), screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ("Memoirs of a Geisha, Little Women"). …More

Ghost Town Ghost Town
2012-01 - Paramount Home Video
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Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen (Ta Leoni). …More

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2008-01 - Warner Home Video
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An orphaned child that has spent the first ten years of his life living under the stairs of his Aunt and Uncle's house, is invited to join the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He comes to learn that his destiny lies in the realm of magic and fantasy, just like his parents before him. …More

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2008-01 - Warner Home Video
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The adaptation to J.K. Rowling's second book. All of the actors are back for a more action-heavy adventure. Harry, Ron and Hermione begin their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The school is the target of a series of attacks from a mysterious dark force. …More

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2008-01 - Warner Home Video
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As Harry Potter readies himself for his third year at Hogwarts, an incident in which he is unable to control his anger forces him on the lam. At the same time, a dangerous man named Sirius Black escapes from the Azkaban prison with one thought on his mind: to track down and kill Harry Potter. The third year at Hogwarts is full of excitement and danger for Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. …More

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2008-08 - Warner Home Video
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When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools - the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined. …More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2009-09 - Warner Home Video
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Lord Voldemort has returned, but few want to believe it. In fact, the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth -- including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. When Professor Umbridge refuses to train her students in practical defensive magic, a select group of students decides to learn on their own.…More

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2009-12 - Warner Home Video
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The sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry kicks off with a bang for young Harry Potter when he inadvertently discovers a mysterious book that sheds light on the sordid life of the evil Lord Voldemort. Preparing for inevitable battle, Harry and Dumbledore turn to professor Horace Slughorn for help in pinpointing the weakness in Voldemort's forces. …More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2011-09 - Warner Home Video
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The first installment of the two-part conclusion to the Harry Potter series finds the bespectacled wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) walking away from his last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever. …More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2012-10 - Warner Home Video
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In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. …More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2013-03 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollu. …More

Imagine That Imagine That
2013-01 - Warner Home Video
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A highly competitive financial executive finds his career is quickly rolling downhill after he loses confidence in his abilities. When his 7-year-old daughter invites him into her fantasy world he may find the solutions to all of his problems awaiting for him. As father and daughter embark on a whirlwind journey of comic proportions, they are about to discover that sometimes all you need is a little imagination, and a lot of love.

 

The Lake House The Lake House
2010-01 - Warner Home Video
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A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they're actually living two years apart, they must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it …More

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2012-01 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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A young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with ancient ring. Now, he must travel to the place where the ring was forged to destroy the ring and end the Dark Lord's reign. …More

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
2012-01 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship continue their quest to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. The Fellowship has divided and now find themselves taking different paths to defeating Sauron and his allies. Their destinies now lie at two towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman waits and Sauron's fortress at Baraddur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. …More

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2012-01 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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The third and final installment of J.R.R. Tolkein's epic struggle of good versus evil. Sauron's forces are planning their final attack against mankind while Frodo, Sam and Gollum make their way towards Mount Doom where they must return the ring to the fires that created it. Aragorn, the legitimate heir to the throne of Gondor, must deal with his personal doubts and shortcomings to accept his rightful place and lead the humans into the last confrontation with Sauron's army. …More

Oz: The Great and Powerful Oz: The Great and Powerful
2014-01 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--fame and fortune are his for the taking--that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.  …More

Unbreakable Unbreakable
2006-06 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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After David Dunn emerges as the sole survivor from a horrific train crash without a single scratch on him he meets a mysterious, unsettling stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth and whose obsession with David will change David's life forever. …More