Movies in the Drama/Fantasy genre

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Age of Adaline, The

Note: This review includes spoilers for the movie Interstellar, believe it or not. The Age of Adaline wants viewers to think of it as a modern-day fairy tale. Such a conceit, however, can be seen as an excuse for slipshod writing. The need to judg...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, ...
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Contained within Beasts of the Southern Wild are moments of fragile, understated magic that emphasize the relationship that exists even between the most neglectful, irresponsible fathers and their daughters. The problem with Beasts of the Southern ...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2012-06-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/FANTASY
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry
I Kill Giants

The concept of a child creating an imaginary world as a retreat from reality isn’t new to either movies or literature. In fact, one of the most beloved of all family films, The Wizard of Oz, employs this conceit. More recent endeavors like Pa...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Bullying)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Anders Walter
Cast: Madison Wolfe, Imogen Poots, Zoe Saldana, ...
Monster Calls, A

We all have monsters - dark impulses that dwell in the deepest recesses of our minds, occasionally forcing their way into our nightmares or impinging on our consciousness. A Monster Calls asks (but doesn’t answer) the question of whether such m...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, ...
Science of Sleep, The

The Science of Sleep is director Michael Gondry's feature follow-up to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and, in many ways, it feels like an inferior cannibalization of the 2004 movie. Both movies spend lengthy sequences inside the protagonist...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-09-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/FANTASY
Director: Michael Gondry
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, ...
Tideland

Time and time again throughout Terry Gilliam's career, the director has been forced to endure studio interference. According to executives at some of the companies that have distributed the former Monty Python animator's films, his creative vision...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2006-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/FANTASY
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Jodelle Ferland, Jeff Bridges, Brendan Fletcher, ...