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Previously, I have shared my top ten favourite film adaptations. As well as adaptations, I grew up on a large healthy dose of 80s fantasy films, which helped to make it one of my all-time favourite genres. So here are my top ten favourite fantasy films (in alphabetical order):
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Cult classic film which follows the adventures of Conan in a fantasy, pre-history word of dark magic and savagery; based on the stories of Robert E. Howard.
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Dark Crystal (1982)
A Jim Henson and Frank Oz film that, for the time, uses ground breaking animatronics to bring alive the dark world of the kind Mystics, the evil Skeksis and the lone surviving Elfling.
~ 3 ~
Visually impressive retelling of the legends of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table; apparently based on the 15th century Arthurian romance by Thomas Malory
~ 4 ~
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
All of the Potter films are fun, magical and colourful with wonderful, largely British, star studded casts. The Half-Blood Prince is narrowly my favourite of the eight films.
~ 5 ~
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
An absolutely classic film which used Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion animation to vividly retell the legendary adventures of the Ancient Greek hero Jason.
~ 6 ~
Another Jim Henson film which uses puppets in young Sarah’s surreal quest for her baby brother, who has been taken by the Goblin King. Starring the late, great David Bowie.
~ 7 ~
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
A beautiful adaptation of C S Lewis’ classic children’s adventure in the magical land of Narnia.
~ 8 ~
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Visually stunning and well-loved adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s classic, high fantasy novel, that takes us on an epic adventure across Middle Earth to destroy the one ring.
~ 9 ~
The Princess Bride (1987)
A cult classic, romantic comedy which gently pokes fun at the standard tropes of fantasy and fairy tales; adapted by William Goldman from his own novel.
~ 10 ~
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Finally, we have what is probably the best known and most successful fantasy film. An epic Technicolor musical based on L Frank Baum’s classic children’s book.
What are your favourite fantasy films? Also, please let us know and link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic.