Best Fantasy Movies

Witches, elves, time travel, dragons, quests to save the world -- fantasy movies are filled with plots and characters that are bound to spark your kid's imagination. If your kid prefers hobbits to homework and practices Quidditch moves on the playground, this list is for you. These magical fantasy films will sweep you away to far-off worlds full of magic, action, and wonder. Many are based on popular books, while others are completely original. Either way, they're bound to wow you with their timeless stories. For more magical picks, try these fantasy books for kids.

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The Gruffalo

age 3+

Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Alice in Wonderland

age 4+

Surreal animated Disney classic with mild peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1951)
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Pixie Hollow Games

age 4+

Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

age 4+

A few tense scenes add drama to family and friendship tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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My Neighbor Totoro

age 5+

Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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Sleeping Beauty

age 5+

Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1959)
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Enchanted

age 6+

Adorable fairy tale is a fabulous family flick.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Fantasia

age 6+

Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1940)
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The Flight of Dragons

age 6+

Imaginative fantasy pits science against magic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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Jason and the Argonauts

age 6+

A stop-motion animation masterwork.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1963)
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Mary Poppins

age 5+

World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1964)
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Mary Poppins Returns

age 6+

Blunt is a delight in sweet, nostalgic, toe-tapping sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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The Wizard of Oz

age 6+

Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1939)
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The Black Cauldron

age 7+

Book-based fantasy is darker than much Disney fare.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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The Book of Life

age 7+

Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

age 7+

First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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The Hobbit (1977)

age 7+

Cartoon adaptation of famous book is a great intro for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)
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How to Train Your Dragon

age 7+

Thrilling adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

age 7+

Epic, thrilling 3D adventure sequel is outstanding.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas

age 7+

Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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