The 10 Best Fantasy Films to Watch in 2023

Have you always dreamed of embarking on an epic fantasy journey? If so, discover our selection of the 10 best fantasy adventure films that incorporate magic, mythical creatures and exceptional quests transporting you to enchanted lands beyond your wildest imagination. We won't talk about commonly cited masterpieces or popular films you've already seen. Prepare to lose yourself in a world of magic and incredible adventures that will leave you wanting more. So, let’s embark on this cinematic adventure!

10. Monster Hunter

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Our journey begins with “Monster Hunter”, an action-packed adventure film based on the popular video game franchise. The story revolves around a troop of soldiers commanded by Lieutenant Artemis, who suddenly find themselves sucked into a hostile landscape populated by giant creatures. They must then fight to survive against gigantic beasts with incredible abilities and powerful attacks. Although the storyline is quite simple and linear, the film offers stunning special effects and heart-pounding action scenes. However, some might be disappointed with the character development. If you are a fan of action films and monstrous creatures, you might like this film.

9. The Night Book


Next, dive into the world of “Nightbooks,” a 2021 fantasy horror film directed by David Yurovsky. The story follows Alex, a teenager held captive by a witch in her enchanted home. Every night, Alex must tell a terrifying tale to the witch to stay alive. The film skillfully mixes elements of fantasy and horror to create a dark and dramatic mood. It addresses topics such as confronting fears and the power of storytelling. The performances from the young actors are excellent and the film offers a satisfying experience for fans of the genre.

8. Afterlife of the party

Afterlife of the party

Now let's dive into "Afterlife of the party," a 2021 comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Steven Herck. The story follows Cassie, a young woman who dies unexpectedly on her birthday. She is offered the opportunity to apologize to her loved ones from the afterlife. The film addresses themes such as friendship, forgiveness and self-discovery. Victoria Justice's magnetic performance and the film's positive messages make it an ideal choice for those looking for a touch of magic and redemption in a comedic setting.

7. I kill giants

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Let's dive into the world of “I kill giants”, a fantasy drama film directed by Anders Walter. The story follows Barbara Thorson, a young girl who delves into a fantasy realm to deal with the difficulties of her daily life. Although the title may suggest epic action scenes, the film instead explores themes such as loss, imagination and the strength of faith. The film offers beautifully crafted moments and exceptional special effects that highlight its magical aspect. While the film may disappoint those in search of fast-paced action, it captivates with its deep emotions and treatment of themes.

6. Mortal Kombat

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We now enter the universe of “Mortal Kombat”, a film adaptation of the famous video game franchise. The film follows Cole Young, a new character who discovers his hidden abilities and joins a team of warriors tasked with defending Earth from fighters from the Underworld. The film offers intense action sequences, although its plot may seem less engrossing. Fans of the game and newcomers alike will enjoy the movie's awesome combat and deadly universe.

5. Masked Mirror


Immerse yourself in the world of “Masked Mirror”, a fantasy adventure film directed by Dave McKen. The story follows Helena, a young girl who finds herself in a mysterious realm known as the Dark Lands. She then embarks on a quest to find the Masked Mirror, an ancient object with the power to bring harmony to the realms. The film skillfully combines live action and stop-motion animation to create a visually striking universe. Although the plot may seem confusing at times, the film offers a unique experience for fans of unconventional fantasy adventures.

4. The green knight

The green knight

Here we are immersed in “The green knight”, an epic medieval adventure film directed by David Lowry. The story follows Sir Gawain on his quest to confront the mysterious Green Knight. The film offers lavish sets and gorgeous action sequences that transport the audience to a unique medieval world. The film explores concepts such as honor, fate and courage. Although the conclusion may seem confusing to some, the film offers an intriguing perspective on the Arthurian legend.

3. Jungle cruise

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Now let's embark on a “Jungle cruise”, a fantastic adventure film directed by John Ket Sarah. The story follows Frank Wolf, a steamship captain, and Lily Haunton, a professor, on their journey through the Amazon rainforest in search of a mystical tree with healing powers. The film offers visually stunning landscapes and fantastic battle sequences that add to the adventure and excitement of the narrative. Although the plot may follow some familiar patterns, the film provides an entertaining experience for thrill-seeking adventure enthusiasts.

2. The yingyang master

Let's dive into the world of “The yingyang master”, a fantasy action film directed by Lee Waren. The story takes place in a world where humans and demons coexist. Master Kining, a talented Yin-Yang master, must protect the kingdom from dark forces. The film offers breathtaking action scenes that combine magic and combat techniques. Although the plot can seem confusing at times, the film captivates with its captivating characters and mystical setting.

1. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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Finally, let's travel to the world of “The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”, a fantasy adventure film based on the famous video game series of the same name. The story follows young Prince Daston on his quest to protect a historic weather-controlling blade. The film offers lavish settings and exceptional action sequences that showcase the magic of the game. Although the plot may lack depth, the film will appeal to fans of the video game series as well as adventure enthusiasts fantastic visually impressive.

And that's it for our journey through the 10 must-see fantasy adventure movies! Each film offers its own magical universe, exciting adventures and captivating moments. Whether you're looking for epic battles, enchanting worlds, or deep narratives, this list has something to satisfy all your cinematic desires.

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