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Fantasy movies recommended by Anitra Freeman and friends:


Music from the Nutcracker Suite

Links open in a separate window, so that you won't get lost and can work through the entire list, if you wish.

The Classics

The Last Unicorn, of course.

The Princess Bride, definitely.

Yellow Submarine

The Sword in the Stone

The Little Shop of Horrors
Another review

Toys

Several of the Narnia stories have been filmed, successfully.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Butcher's Wife (1991)

Edward Scissorhands

Interview with the Vampire

James & the Giant Peach

Matilda (by Dahl)

Jumanji

The Fisher King

Jacob's Ladder

Groundhog Day (1993) (and check out GroundhogDay.com)

Dead Again (1991)

And the one, the original, the only Highlander. I make every effort to ignore the existence of either of the creatures called sequels. I enjoy the TV show, especially the naked sweaty male muscles, but I dread the rumors of a new movie with the TV characters.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: both the one with Robin Williams and the older one.

The Neverending Story (a framed site)
Continue the Neverending Story(a framed site, but with a no-frames version)

Ferngully, the Last Rainforest

I'm reaching back a bit, but I have to include The Wizard of Oz; the Piglet Press website gives a great tour of the land and its inhabitants, as created by L. Frank Baum.

The Light

Liar, Liar

Splash

Big

Delirious

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Animation Art from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? This site also credits the book that most people forget, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf, which is a very good read if you can find it.

The Wierd

Army Of Darkness

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Forbidden Zone

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Flesh Gordon (not Flash Gordon, Flesh Gordon. Including my favorite claymation monster, with a voice reminiscent of Vincent Price, attempting to molest the heroine. Like everybody else was doing.)

Earth Girls Are Easy

Switching Channels

Ghoulies

(Off the subject: I also enjoyed Serial Mom and Lust in the Dust. Can you tell?)

I did not like

The Conan the Barbarian movies. Good fantasy movies are made by people who love the genre. The Conan movies were not made by someone who grew up on Barbarian Fantasy and loved it. They weren't even made by someone like Terry Pratchett who knows the literature of Sword & Sorcery enough to have playful fun with it. They were made by someone who was saying, "Let's see, the product they are buying is ... swords ... check ... naked sweaty male muscles ... check ... barbarian swordwomen in unrealistically skimpy outfits ... big monsters, snakes and stuff ... evil magicians ..."

An excellent link: The Linkeping SF&F Archive: Movies

For some comments on horror movies: Children of a Darker God

Also check out The Mining Company's Classic Movies Net Links



Thalia's Fantasy Index

Saturday, 19-Jan-2002 16:19:29 EST