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The Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made (Part 2)

CraveOnline presents the ten best fantasy adventure films that weren't directed by Peter Jackson and don't have 'Harry Potter' in the title.

The Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made (Part 2)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to theaters this Friday, and with it, Peter Jackson's adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels will continue to bring the magical adventure genre to life on the big screen. Thanks to The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter movies, the fantasy genre has been big business for Hollywood, but all the other efforts to capitalize on their success – films like Eragon, The Golden Compass and The Spiderwick Chronicles - have failed to find an audience. Fantasy, for some people anyway, seems to be relegated to movies with "Harry Potter" in the title, and films directed by Peter Jackson.

But CraveOnline wants to remind you that the fantasy genre has a long and proud tradition beyond these modern classics, so we've put together our list of The Top 25 (Other) Best Fantasy Movies Ever Made. These timeless yarns, new and old, are enchanting and thrilling enough that they shouldn't be forgotten just because The Hobbit is finally about to hit theaters. Yesterday, we covered the twenty-fifth through the eleventh greatest fantasy adventures on our epic list. Today, we present the illustrious top ten. Did your favorite fantasy adventure movie make the list? Read on to find out. The ten spot goes to…

 

Did we miss your favorite (other) fantasy movie? Tell us all about about it in the comments below.
 


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