10 fantastic one-shot fantasy movies

Some fantasy films can be combined into one film that sits perfectly between the success and the box office success of the franchise. Multi-film fantasy franchises have their own fans, such as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potteras well as fantastic beastswith serial sagas and a vivid cast of heroes and villains.

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Others have mandatory sequels far inferior to the original. With the exception of Ghibli films, which have their own lists, these are fantasy films that manage to tell their stories fully and completely in two hours or less, which is ideal for casual viewing at night.


‘Princess Bride’ (1987)

Viewers either love or hate princess bride. It’s a parody of the clichés and clichés of classic fantasy plots, super nasty action scenes and music, featuring scripted catchphrases, contests of wit and courage, dastardly villains and a damsel in distress. The film knows exactly what it is, practically winking at the viewer in every frame.

Princess Bride also includes one of the best revenge side quests in movie history: Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) searching for the six-fingered man who killed his father. This is a fun fantasy camp that viewers still quote and, fortunately, never got a sequel.

“The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

Wizard of Oz adapted from numerous novels and sequels, but the 1939 film stood alone until 2013. Oz the great and mightya quasi-prequel to the original that debuted over 70 years later. Oz The classic story follows Dorothy (quote) stranded in Oz, who accidentally kills one of the Munchkins’ worst enemies.

As the Wicked Witch of the West seeks revenge, Dorothy can only return home by taking the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. Along the way, Dorothy befriends the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Woodman, and the Scarecrow, all of whom hope to gain courage, heart, and brain from a mysterious and powerful wizard in the center of town.

‘Stardust’ (2007)

star dust On the surface, it’s a straightforward fantasy adventure filled with classic clichés and archetypes: Trevor (quote), the “everyman” archetype, wants to impress his commonplace love interest with what no other suitor could give her: a fallen star. So, he sets off on a quest to the magical underworld, discovers that the “fallen star” is actually a sentient person, and through various trials and tribulations tries to bring Ywain (quote) back to England.

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The story goes far beyond its premise, with unique MacGuffins and magic spells, clever villains, and a three-way race between witches, a hero, and a dwindling line of squabbling princes, all chasing Ywaine for their own reasons. And, to top it all off, star dust has one of the healthiest romances in science fiction films.

‘Coraline’ (2009)

One of the greatest stop motion films coraline hides nothing with its creepy imagery and terrifying villain. Coraline (Dakota Fanning) lives a boring life with inattentive parents who send her into the wilderness until she finds a secret passage to what seems to be paradise. Button-eyed versions of her parents and neighbors populate a vibrant world and grant Coraline’s every wish.

Not everything is as it seems when the “Other Mother” reveals her true motives and Coraline races against time and the Other Mother’s plans to escape home. With some memorable musical numbers and one of the scariest villains in a kids’ movie. coraline perfect for this Halloween season.

‘Zatura’ (2005)

Zatura in many ways is jumanji in space, both stories are written by the same author. Where jumanji seen some brilliant sequels, Zatura it is a standalone complete story that exists in the same universe and takes full advantage of its sci-fi setting. Danny’s two brothersJohn Bobo) and Walter (Josh Hutcherson) launch the titular game that takes their home into space.

On each turn, the brothers summon more deadly threats until the game is won and the house is back to normal. With a bunch of aliens, a killer robot and a mysterious astronaut. Zatura this is a short cute sci-fi adventure for fans jumanji and not only.

‘The nightmare before christmas’

For all The nightmare before christmas’ Endurance as a cult classic with a never-ending pipeline of merchandise to sell, it’s a wonder the movie doesn’t have sequels (yet). Nightmare follows Jack Skellington, the hero of Halloween country, who becomes frustrated at doing the same scary trick every year. When he finds a portal to Christmas City, Jack vows to bring Christmas to his city and darken all the holiday fun.

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The film’s iconic character designs and fantastic musical numbers make it a cult classic that it remains to this day. Despite the fact that the operating time is a little over an hour, Nightmare includes some catchy songs, a love story and some incredibly charismatic villains.

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (2006)

Guillermo del ToroX The Oscar-winning dark fantasy film tells two very different and equally gripping stories. The action takes place in Spain in 1944. Young Ophelia (quote) and her mother are at odds with Ophelia’s stepfather, who hunts the Spanish rebels more and more brutally. Ophelia finds a portal to the Labyrinth built by the King of the Underworld for his missing daughter. Faun (the titular Pan), believing Ophelia to be the king’s reincarnated daughter, sends Ophelia on a fantasy journey to return to the Underworld and become immortal.

Pan’s Labyrinth known for its practical effects and iconic costumes for the faun and characters such as the Pale Man. Where many fantasy films force their characters to leave the magical world they have found, as with The Chronicles of Narnia, Pan’s Labyrinth is a well-done twist on some classic fantasy tropes.

“Where the Wild Things Are” (2009)

Adapted from the famous children’s book, Where are the wild things as simple a story as the book from which it is taken. The movie follows MaxMaximum number of entries), a violent and destructive child with a huge imagination who finds a land where wild things live. Filled with huge monsters that want to eat him, Max convinces them to make him their king.

Without any rules or reprimands, Max enjoys being the king of the wild things, until homesickness sets in and he leaves the country of the wild things. A nostalgic journey for viewers who grew up with the book Where are the wild things surprisingly simple, faithful adaptation.

“The Last Unicorn” (1982)

Definitely not a children’s film for today’s audience, The last unicorn replete with frightening imagery and existentialist themes. The story follows the titular Unicorn who learns that she is the last of her kind and leaves the world of her forest to find out what happened to the rest of her relatives.

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Along the way, the Unicorn meets a magical wizard, becomes involved in a roadside carnival of captured magical creatures, finds love with a prince, and confronts the terrifying villain Red Bull, who has driven all the unicorns away. Without the beautiful and stylized animation that Disney fans have come to expect, The last unicorn takes no hits, killing characters and injuring his viewers in the best possible way.

‘Labyrinth’ (1986)

Although they have similar names, labyrinth (1986) – musical fantasy revealing talents David Bowie and cast Jim Henson famous dolls. Sara (Jennifer Connelly) became entangled in the world of the Labyrinth after wishing in a fit of frustration that her brother would fall into the clutches of the Goblin King (Bowie). The king challenges Sarah to go through a huge labyrinth or her brother will become a goblin forever.

Between the performances of Bowie and Connelly are Jim Henson dolls, each with their own creative vision and personality. labyrinth Unfortunately, it performed poorly at the box office, but this collaboration, like no other, deserves to be rediscovered.

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