Last Updated on 20 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 500 best fantasy movies of all time.

I found 31 different ranked lists online of “best fantasy movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 31 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  4. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  6. The Princess Bride (1987)
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  8. The Dark Crystal (1982)
  9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  10. Spirited Away (2001)
  11. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  13. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  14. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  15. Labyrinth (1986)
  16. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  18. Onward (2020)
  19. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
  21. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  22. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  23. Groundhog Day (1993)
  24. Mary Poppins (1964)
  25. Ugetsu (1953)
  26. King Kong (1933)
  27. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  28. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  29. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  30. The Red Shoes (1948)
  31. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  32. Excalibur (1981)
  33. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  34. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  35. Willow (1988)
  36. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  37. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  38. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
  39. Toy Story (1995)
  40. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  41. Fantasia (1940)
  42. Big Fish (2003)
  43. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  44. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  45. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  46. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  47. Ratatouille (2007)
  48. Inside Out (2015)
  49. Avatar (2009)
  50. Wings of Desire (1987)
  51. The Green Mile (1999)
  52. Beetlejuice (1988)
  53. Jumanji (1995)
  54. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  55. Shrek (2001)
  56. Cinderella (2015)
  57. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  58. Big (1988)
  59. The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
  60. Time Bandits (1981)
  61. Orpheus (1950)
  62. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
  63. Ghostbusters (1984)
  64. Coraline (2009)
  65. Highlander (1986)
  66. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  67. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  68. Aladdin (1992)
  69. Life of Pi (2012)
  70. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  71. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  72. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
  73. The Shape of Water (2017)
  74. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  75. Enchanted (2007)
  76. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  77. Warcraft (2016)
  78. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
  79. Stardust (2007)
  80. Song of the Sea (2014)
  81. Pleasantville (1998)
  82. The Fall (2006)
  83. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  84. Clash of the Titans (1981)
  85. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
  86. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  87. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  88. Pete’s Dragon (2016)
  89. The Holy Mountain (1973)
  90. The Green Knight (2021)
  91. The Witches (1990)
  92. Kwaidan (1964)
  93. Amélie (2001)
  94. Pinocchio (1940)
  95. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
  96. Ladyhawke (1985)
  97. Paddington 2 (2017)
  98. Jurassic Park (1993)
  99. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
  100. The Jungle Book (2016)
  101. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  102. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  103. Ponyo (2008)
  104. Coco (2017)
  105. The City of Lost Children (1995)
  106. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  107. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  108. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  109. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
  110. Matilda (1996)
  111. 300 (2006)
  112. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  113. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  114. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  115. Babe (1995)
  116. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  117. Thor (2011)
  118. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  119. Maleficent (2014)
  120. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  121. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  122. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
  123. Metropolis (1927)
  124. Your Name. (2016)
  125. Eraserhead (1977)
  126. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  127. Legend (1985)
  128. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  129. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  130. Blancanieves (2012)
  131. Cinderella (1950)
  132. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  133. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
  134. Trollhunter (2010)
  135. Field of Dreams (1989)
  136. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  137. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  138. Dragonslayer (1981)
  139. The BFG (2016)
  140. A Little Princess (1995)
  141. Russian Ark (2002)
  142. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  143. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  144. Bridge to Terebithia (2007)
  145. A Christmas Carol (1951)
  146. After Life (1998)
  147. Midnight in Paris (2011)
  148. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  149. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
  150. Up (2009)
  151. The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
  152. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  153. The Tree of Life (2011)
  154. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
  155. A Monster Calls (2016)
  156. Harvey (1950)
  157. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  158. The Lighthouse (2019)
  159. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  160. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
  161. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
  162. The Goonies (1985)
  163. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
  164. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  165. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  166. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  167. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
  168. Donkey Skin (1970)
  169. Porco Rosso (1992)
  170. Elf (2003)
  171. A Ghost Story (2017)
  172. Nanny McPhee (2005)
  173. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
  174. The Crow (1994)
  175. The Secret of Kells (2009)
  176. Hook (1991)
  177. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
  178. Suspiria (1977)
  179. The Golden Compass (2007)
  180. Orlando (1992)
  181. Dogma (1999)
  182. Ghost (1990)
  183. The Red Turtle (2016)
  184. Brazil (1985)
  185. Night at the Museum (2006)
  186. Corpse Bride (2005)
  187. Blade (1998)
  188. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  189. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
  190. The Mummy (1999)
  191. DragonHeart (1996)
  192. The Hobbit (1977)
  193. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  194. The Lost Boys (1987)
  195. Toy Story 4 (2019)
  196. The Lion King (1994)
  197. The Mummy Returns (2001)
  198. Holy Motors (2012)
  199. Wonder Woman (2017)
  200. Moana (2016)
  201. Into the Woods (2014)
  202. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
  203. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  204. Black Orpheus (1959)
  205. Paprika (2006)
  206. The 13th Warrior (1999)
  207. Beowulf (2007)
  208. Frozen (2013)
  209. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
  210. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
  211. The Craft (1996)
  212. All That Jazz (1979)
  213. Constantine (2005)
  214. Tale of Tales (2015)
  215. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  216. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)”
  217. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
  218. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  219. The LEGO Movie (2014)
  220. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  221. Kuroneko (Black Cat) (1968)
  222. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
  223. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  224. Waking Life (2001)
  225. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  226. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
  227. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  228. The Fisher King (1991)
  229. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  230. Braveheart (1995)
  231. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  232. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
  233. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  234. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
  235. Gremlins (1984)
  236. Angel’s Egg (1985)
  237. Ordet (1955)
  238. Wolf Children (2012)
  239. I Lost My Body (2019)
  240. Shrek 2 (2004)
  241. Life of Brian (1979)
  242. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
  243. 2046 (2004)
  244. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
  245. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  246. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
  247. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  248. Peter Pan (1953)
  249. Enter the Void (2009)
  250. Lost Horizon (1937)
  251. Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  252. Ted (2012)
  253. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
  254. Yellow Submarine (1968)
  255. Tropical Malady (2004)
  256. Portrait of Jennie (1948)
  257. Faust (1926)
  258. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
  259. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  260. Spider-Man (2002)
  261. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  262. Son of the White Mare (1981)
  263. Akira Kurosasa’s Dreams (1990)
  264. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  265. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  266. Heavy Metal (1981)
  267. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
  268. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  269. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  270. The Rescuers (1977)
  271. Hercules (1997)
  272. The Jungle Book (1967)
  273. Army of Darkness (1992)
  274. Miracle in Milan (1951)
  275. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  276. Testament of Orpheus (1960)
  277. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  278. Anomalisa (2015)
  279. Click (2006)
  280. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
  281. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
  282. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  283. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
  284. The Company of Wolves (1984)
  285. Bruce Almighty (2003)
  286. The Cabbage Fairy (1896)
  287. Dracula (1931)
  288. Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
  289. Wolfwalkers (2020)
  290. About Endlessness (2019)
  291. Krull (1983)
  292. The Avengers (2012)
  293. Un chien andalou (1929)
  294. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  295. Reign of Fire (2002)
  296. Stranger than Fiction (2006)
  297. Wizards (1977)
  298. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
  299. The King and the Mockingbird (2014)
  300. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  301. The Red Balloon (1956)
  302. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
  303. Robin Hood (2010)
  304. Tangled (2010)
  305. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  306. Underworld (2003)
  307. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  308. Black Panther (2018)
  309. Shazam! (2019)
  310. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
  311. The Lure (2015)
  312. The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
  313. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
  314. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  315. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  316. The House of the Devil (1896)
  317. Pinocchio (2019)
  318. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
  319. Jungle Book (1942)
  320. The Juniper Tree (1990)
  321. X-Men (2000)
  322. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  323. Havoc in Heaven (1963)
  324. Cat People (1942)
  325. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
  326. Yeelen (1987)
  327. Cinderella (1899)
  328. Frequency (2000)
  329. The Three Caballeros (1944)
  330. Dante’s Inferno (1911)
  331. Dead Man (1995)
  332. House (1977)
  333. The Frighteners (1996)
  334.  (1963)
  335. The Host (2006)
  336. Stargate (1994)
  337. What Dreams May Come (1998)
  338. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  339. Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)
  340. The Science of Sleep (2006)
  341. Ruby Sparks (2012)
  342. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  343. Peter Pan (2003)
  344. Hugo (2011)
  345. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
  346. The Man with the Rubber Head (1901)
  347. The Vast of Night (2019)
  348. Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
  349. Van Helsing (2004)
  350. X2: X-Men United (2003)
  351. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  352. Journey to the West (2013)
  353. X-Men: First Class (2011)
  354. Soul (2020)
  355. The Sign of the Cross (1899)
  356. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  357. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
  358. 17 Again (2009)
  359. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
  360. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
  361. Defending Your Life (1991)
  362. The Illusionist (2010)
  363. Dodes’ka-den (1970)
  364. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  365. Across the Universe (2007)
  366. Dumbo (1941)
  367. Godmothered (2020)
  368. Turning Red (2022)
  369. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  370. The Last Wave (1977)
  371. WALL-E (2008)
  372. Patala Bhairavi (1951)
  373. The Mask (1994)
  374. Arizona Dream (1993)
  375. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
  376. Belle (2021)
  377. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
  378. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  379. Solomon Kane (2009)
  380. Charlotte’s Web (1973)
  381. Sucker Punch (2011)
  382. Meet Joe Black (1998)
  383. Palm Springs (2020)
  384. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
  385. Batman Returns (1992)
  386. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  387. Intervista (1987)
  388. About Time (2013)
  389. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  390. The Lake House (2006)
  391. El Topo (1970)
  392. Night of the Kings (2020)
  393. Europa (1991)
  394. Immortals (2011)
  395. Relaxer (2018)
  396. City of Angels (1998)
  397. Sankofa (1993)
  398. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
  399. The Aristocats (1970)
  400. The Family Man (2000)
  401. Let the Right One In (2008)
  402. The Lovely Bones (2009)
  403. The Taste of Tea (2004)
  404. What Women Want (2000)
  405. Alice (1988)
  406. The Northman (2022)
  407. 13 Going On 30 (2004)
  408. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
  409. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  410. Another Earth (2011)
  411. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
  412. Penguin Highway (2018)
  413. Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988)
  414. Just Like Heaven (2005)
  415. On Body and Soul (2017)
  416. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  417. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
  418. Dead Time (2007)
  419. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
  420. Undertow (2009)
  421. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
  422. Hereafter (2010)
  423. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  424. Mandy (2018)
  425. The Blood of Jesus (1941)
  426. Twilight (2008)
  427. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
  428. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
  429. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
  430. Inception (2010)
  431. The Wailing (2016)
  432. Goodnight Mommy (2014)
  433. Underworld: Awakening (2012)
  434. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  435. Mirai (2018)
  436. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
  437. Bad Education (2004)
  438. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
  439. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
  440. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
  441. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  442. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  443. Arrebato (1979)
  444. Kwaku Ananse (2013)
  445. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  446. I Am Legend (2007)
  447. Last and First Men (2020)
  448. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  449. Mad God (2021)
  450. Tommy (1975)
  451. Armageddon (1998)
  452. The Endless (2017)
  453. Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
  454. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)
  455. The Blood of a Poet (1932)
  456. Clash of the Titans (2010)
  457. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
  458. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  459. Annihilation (2018)
  460. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
  461. Jit (1990)
  462. November (2017)
  463. Jubilee (1978)
  464. Scrooge (1970)
  465. The Santa Clause (1994)
  466. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  467. Titus (1999)
  468. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)
  469. Underground (1995)
  470. Let Me In (2010)
  471. Pete’s Dragon (1977)
  472. Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
  473. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)
  474. The Innocents (2021)
  475. Splash (1984)
  476. Dune (1984)
  477. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
  478. Endless Poetry (2016)
  479. Spontaneous (2020)
  480. The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
  481. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
  482. Nothing Sacred (1937)
  483. Scrooged (1988)
  484. Arabian Nights (1974)
  485. The Expedition to the End of the World (2013)
  486. Away (2019)
  487. Donnie Darko (2001)
  488. El crimen de Oribe (1950)
  489. Inu-oh (2021)
  490. Pom Poko (1994)
  491. La Flor (2018)
  492. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)
  493. Bedazzled (1967)
  494. Brigadoon (1954)
  495. Flaming Ears (1992)
  496. Promare (2019)
  497. Fantasmagorie (1908)
  498. Macunaima (1969)
  499. Irma Vep (1996)
  500. Encanto (2021)

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