Movies in the Fantasy/Comedy genre

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Back to the Future

Had Back to the Future come to life as originally envisioned by the purse string-holders at Universal Pictures (which owned the rights to Bob Gale's screenplay), it might have been a very different project, with Eric Stoltz in the lead role. Stoltz...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 1985-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, ...
Matilda

Arriving in the latter half of the summer, Danny DeVito's Matilda beats out such worthy contenders as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Harriet the Spy for best family fare of the season. In fact, I haven't enjoyed a so-called "children's film" this...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 1996-08-02
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Danny DeVito
Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, ...
Midnight in Paris

From time-to-time, I suppose we all succumb to daydreams of what it might be like to have lived during a different, perhaps simpler era. Filmmaker Woody Allen, whose cinematic recipes have often incorporated more than a pinch of nostalgia, embraces...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2011-05-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, ...
Princess Bride, The

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." When William Goldman wrote those words, he did not intend for them to become a fragment of '80s pop culture. When Mandy Patinkin spoke those words, he didn't expect his every i...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 1987-09-25
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Mel Smith, ...
Time Bandits

Ever wondered what Dorothy's trip along the Yellow Brick Road might have been like if, instead of traveling with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, she had been accompanied by H.G. Welles, Roald Dahl, and Monty Python? Or how C.S. ...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1981-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, ...
Your Highness

When assessing the small motion picture sub-genre of the "fantasy comedy," it's necessary to acknowledge that the impregnable pinnacle is occupied by Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride, a classic whose prominence may never be challenged. Your Highnes...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2011-04-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker, ...