Best Fantasy Movies:
There are many critics and people in the world who say that it’s easy to make a movie under the genre of fantasy. But, I think the biggest limitation of this genre is its great freedom of showing anything in your mind. It’s not easy to make people believe that there is a universe beyond this in which there are people exactly us and God has created two universes together so that one day when one will get destroy he’ll have the second one to cherish as he never wants to lose our sight because we are his most beautiful creation. So, do you believe me? Well, I know it’s not a great story and this is one of the things which happen even with one of the biggest directors or filmmakers in the world.
But, there are also some filmmakers, writers, directors, and many other people who just gave a new meaning to the world of fantasies as they’ve told the stories of non-existing things in such a manner that we cry for all-day whenever our favorite character dies in the movie. Such is the level of love and trust they build between us and those characters on the screen. So, today we are going to talk about 10 Best Fantasy Movies according to their success at the box-office.
10. Beauty And The Beast
It’s not the first time that an animated Disney movie is getting adapted into a live-action film and in 2017, when this movie came in theatres a lot of appreciation and love was showered on this one as the movie was a musical fantasy film which featured a talented cast of some great stars and the one leading the line was famous Emma Watson in the character of Belle and the role of that famous beast was portrayed by Dan Stevens. The movie collected a sum of $1.264 billion in comparison of a budget of $255 million and also regarded as one of the most expensive films ever made but also become the 14th highest grossing film of all-time.
9. The Lord Of The Rings
Back in that time, it was regarded as one of the greatest movies of all-time in terms of the marvelous story this movie had in all of its three films. It took eight years for shooting all the three films and costing around a sum of $300 million with a supreme task of producing a very weird and difficult story in terms of putting it on the big screen.
But, the makers of this film did a gamble of gambles as they went for it and produces one of the most famous movies of all-time. The movie went on to earn a total of $2,917,506,956 billion worldwide. ‘The Return of the King’ movie was the last in the trilogy and went on to win all 11 of its Academy Award nominations which also include the nomination for Best Picture. The movie is standing with Ben-Hur and Titanic for most Academy Award received by a film.
8. Pirates Of The Caribbean
Disney launched their own fantasy series in 2003 with the name ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’, when they saw the success of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter series. The gigantic success of the film came as surprise even to the makers of the film because the subject of the movie wasn’t very impressive in the hearing, but whole credit goes to the team of this amazing movie.
Also, Johnny Deep is the man who got all the stardom he has right now from this movie after giving one of the most famous and popular characters to the world of cinema. The series has collected a sum of $4.5 billion worldwide and is the 12th highest-grossing film series of all-time and also the very first franchise in which more than one film grossed a total of $1 billion worldwide.
7. Alice In The Wonderland
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp reunited in order to produce this great film after having disappointments like Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood at the box office despite getting a lot of praise from the critics. This 2010 fantasy film had all the off-beat imaginations and weird things they both possess in their mind and the imagination paid off in a very gigantic manner as the film became a success at the box-office. The film was slightly adapted by the famous novels of children written by Lewis Carroll, and despite not getting critical acclaim, the movie earned an amount of $1 billion worldwide.
In 2014, when this movie hit the theatres a lot of expectation were in there with this movie as it was a PG film and astonishingly adult, appealing to the family but was targeting a lot of female viewers. The film got a huge success at the box and was the biggest release of Angelina Jolie’s career till this date. The movie was one of the biggest hits of the year and also the sequel of this movie is in the process and going to come in 2020. The movie collected a sum of $758.5 million worldwide.
5. The Hobbit
After the great success of the trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, it took almost a decade to the makers in order to produce the first Hobbit movie. There were a lot of disputes between New Line and Peter Jackson, the director decides that he’s going to return to Middle-Earth after Guillermo del Toro walked his way out of the position of intended director. All the three films under this series were released between the times of 2012 to 2014. The movie has slightly grossed more than the Lord of the Rings, as it collected a worldwide sum of $2,932,490,211.
4. Chronicles Of Narnia
There have been three films till this date under the shed C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series and one of the most successful from all of them was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It came in the time when the audience was desperately in the need of some fantasy world and Narnia delivered them in the best way possible. The series collected a sum of $1.5 billion worldwide.
3. Star Wars
This is the second highest grossing film franchise of all time with a collection at box-office approaching a sum of $9 billion simply tells us about the greatness of this film. The movie was filled with spaceships, fantastical beings, and a gripping storyline at their disposal. Star Wars holds a Guinness World Record title for the ‘Most Successful Film Merchandising Franchise’. Also, it is the fifth highest-grossing media franchise of all-time. It’s hard to believe that we have anyone left on this planet who doesn’t know anything about this famous series.
2. Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling is the name which has been the main reason for all the success this great film series has achieved in all these years. The film series has become one of the biggest and most successful franchises of all time. The series made its debut back in 2001 and went on to a journey of making a sum of $7.7 billion after the end of their last film Deathly Hallows II. It is the third highest grossing film series ever in history. But, it’s hard to challenge the popularity of this series as it’s simply incredible.
1. The Shape Of Water
The movie raised a lot of eyebrows by the readers but the reason for its incoming in this list is quite inspiring as the film was made up in a budget of $20 million only but went on to earn a sum of $195.2 million. This is the reason which makes this movie one of the most successful movies of all-time. The director of the movie Guillermo del Toro won the BAFTA for being the Best Director in that year. The movie also won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year and it is a feat that hadn’t been acclaimed by any other fantasy movie since then, the release of 2003’s Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
So, which series or movie is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below.