Movies in the Fantasy/Adventure genre

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Alice in Wonderland

This review is based on an IMAX 3-D screening. Lewis Carroll's "Wonderland" stories, much like the collected works of Roald Dahl, can be perceived from a number of perspectives. Although traditionally seen as a children's tale, Alice's Wonderla...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2010-03-05
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, ...
Alice through the Looking Glass

Alice through the Looking Glass may represent Disney’s first big-budget failure in quite some time. More likely to inspire thoughts of Michael Bay than Lewis Carroll, this sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland borrows sparingly ...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, ...
Artemis Fowl

What is it about fantasy novels that makes them so difficult to translate effectively to the silver screen? It’s not impossible – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings adaptations are proof that i...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, ...
BFG, The

E.T. There, I’ve gotten it out of the way - the obligatory mention of the classic 1982 collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison that every critic will make when reviewing The BFG. The truth is, howev...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, ...
Clash of the Titans

On the surface, Clash of the Titans would seem to be mixed using a sure-fire recipe for success, so where did things go wrong? How did a film that should have captured the imagination of the young Star Wars generation end up failing? Some of it h...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 1981-06-12
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Desmond Davis
Cast: Harry Hamlin, Burgess Meredith, Judi Bowker, ...
Cloud Atlas

Based on a perusal of reviews for Cloud Atlas, one might be convinced that the sprawling, ambitious, epic adaptation of David Mitchell's 2004 novel is either a masterpiece or an unmitigated disaster. The reality is somewhere in between. It's hard t...

Conan the Barbarian

Know, O Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of... Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen eyed, sword in han...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 1982-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: John Milius
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, ...
Darkest Minds, The

Call it The Golden Compass rule: No multi-part movie series should be started without a reasonable certainty that the story will be told in full. And, although The Golden Compass’ planned sequels were the first recent films to fall afoul of t...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, ...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As a stand-alone spin-off that takes us back to the enchanted world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them provides an engaging two hours. As the beginning of a new fantasy/adventure series intended to span several chapters, its suc...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Fantasy violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, ...
Gods of Egypt

The concept of a movie being “so bad it’s entertaining” is often employed as a way of disparaging a film that doesn’t work in the way the director planned. It’s a valid description but the word to focus on is entertainin...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Elodie Yung, ...