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The Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made (Part 1)

Take a look at the best magical adventures that weren't directed by Peter Jackson and don't have the words 'Harry Potter' in the title.

The Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made (Part 1)

The fantasy genre is a wide and popular one, but great fantasy films are few and far between. If you made a list of the greatest fantasy movies ever made you would wind up with mostly Harry Potter movies, Indiana Jones films and epic adventures directed by Peter Jackson, whose The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King remains the only fantasy movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

So, to avoid the obvious choices (and ring in the release of Jackson’s latest film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), CraveOnline is presenting The Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made. These are the magical action adventure tales that aren’t a part of billion-dollar franchise, but contain all the thrills and wonder of their blockbuster counterparts. So dust off your swords, mount your dragons and scoop up your pixie dust. The first part of our series begins with…


 

Find out which films made the Top Ten in CraveOnline’s Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made!
 


William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel and co-host of The B-Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani