The fantasy films mentioned below open up new worlds and avenues of empathy and understanding. However, the Space-based fantasy, such as “Star Wars” and its ilk, as well as the films in which fantasy is mainly expressed as daydreams, are removed. Certainly, there are feats of creativity and world-building that don’t seem to lose their enchantment.
Enter the Void
Gaspar Noé’s master provocateur “Enter the Void” is the closest he’s come to creating a fantasy film, and what a mind-boggling fantasy it is. Noé’s passion project is about an American drug dealer who is shot by police in Tokyo’s streets. Subsequently, he has an out-of-body experience in which he sees the aftermath of his death from his floating consciousness.
A Ghost Story
This movie transforms a simple haunting into a powerful meditation on love, time, and the inevitability of everything’s demise. Certainly, “A Ghost Story,” driven by cosmic powers set to Daniel Hart’s beautiful yearning score, finds poignant new significance in life after death.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
With bloated fantasy, eye-popping VFX thrills and family-friendly storytelling, Chris Columbus launched the “Harry Potter” film franchise. Moreover, the filmmaker allowed the franchise to mature with its adolescent characters. It introduced a darker tone to the series, making “Prisoner of Azkaban.” It was the first “Harry Potter” film with truly dangerous stakes for Harry, Ron, Hermione, and others.
The Purple Rose of Cario
Allen was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his work on “The Purple Rose of Cairo.” However, the climax doesn’t deliver the Hollywood ending appropriate for the type of films Cecilia is drawn to, the melancholy conclusion brings “Cairo” back to life. Nonetheless, it conjures a mystical ode to the big screen. It’s certainly has the ability to transport us into and out of real-life tragedy.
With eye-popping and dazzling effects, “Coraline” brings Neil Gaiman’s story to life. The way Selick used color and design to contrast Coraline’s two worlds makes “Coraline” an endlessly engaging watch. It is the one that isn’t afraid to get scary when Coraline is in danger. In other words, “Coraline” is a rare fantasy that appeals to people of all ages.