Because of exhibits like Recreation of Thrones and The Witcher, the fantasy style is exploding. With Netflix on the peak of its manufacturing and curation powers, the corporate is making and programming fantasy content material like by no means earlier than. Whereas dragons, orcs, swords, and magic all come to thoughts with the style, let’s not neglect that fantasy has many branches.

All the flicks on our listing have some form of fantastical factor, however not all of them happen in a standard fantasy setting. The truth is, a few of them are indistinguishable from the actual world, apart from one or two parts. We’ve journeyed by way of the paranormal libraries of Netflix to uncover the most effective of the most effective in fantasy that Netflix has to supply. Listed here are the most effective fantasy motion pictures at the moment streaming on Netflix by way of November.

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I Misplaced My Physique (2019)

Winner of the 2020 César Award for Finest Animated Movie, I Misplaced My Physique is a genre-bending fever dream, propelled by attractive artwork and an appropriately weird premise. The star of the movie? A severed hand. When the hand features consciousness in a dissection lab, it has one major objective: to return to its physique. The hand should scramble by way of Paris to seek out its method again to the pizza supply man who’s lacking him, all of the whereas remembering the glory days when it was nonetheless hooked up to the person. That’s, till they met Gabrielle.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Stars: Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d’Assumçao
Director: Jérémy Clapin
Ranking: PG
Runtime: 81 minutes

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Conflict of the Titans (2010)

For individuals who love good ol’ long-established legendary warfare, Conflict of the Titans is a star-studded, action-packed thrill trip. Zeus (Liam Neeson) and Hades (Ralph Fiennes) are at battle, and people are collateral harm because the world is torn aside by the violence of the gods. Perseus (Sam Worthington), the son of Zeus, turns into caught within the center, torn by his loyalty to his father and the love of his household, who’ve been captured by Hades to function leverage. Pushed to behave, Perseus leads a band of warriors on a mission to defeat Hades themselves, preventing their method by way of Hades’ titanic monsters to succeed in their aim.

Rotten Tomatoes: 27%
Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Louis Leterrier
Ranking: PG-13
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Set within the years following the Spanish Civil Warfare, Pan’s Labyrinth follows a younger lady named Ophelia (Ivana Baquero) who strikes in together with her mom and new stepfather, Vidal (Sergi López), an evil Civil Warfare commander. The primary evening in her new residence, a fairy leads Ophelia into the backyard, the place she meets a faun (Doug Jones) that believes she is the reincarnation of Princess Moanna, a princess of the underworld — his residence. To achieve immortality, Ophelia should accomplish three duties the faun offers her. Pan’s Labyrinth is a surprising film that offers with complicated points by way of the lens of childlike surprise and despair.

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Stars: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Ranking: R
Runtime: 115 minutes

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A Ghost Story (2017)

What if we advised you that one of the crucial lovely drama-fantasy movies concerned main man, Casey Affleck, sporting a sheet over his physique for practically the complete runtime? You may name us loopy, and that’s okay, however we nonetheless urge you to dive into David Lowery’s quiet little masterpiece, A Ghost Story.

When C (Casey Affleck) dies in a automotive crash, he awakens in his new phantasmagoric type. Returning to the suburban, single-story ranch he shared with romantic companion, M (Rooney Mara), the wraith spends the remainder of his eternity “haunting” the home. That includes a few of the most meditative and emotional performances from the 2 leads, Andrew Palermo’s lush cinematography, and a heart-wrenching rating by Daniel Hart, A Ghost Story might not be for everybody. However these that may recognize a gradual burn of fantastical proportions will go away the movie feeling handsomely rewarded. Oh, and we nearly forgot to say that there’s a five-minute, single-take scene involving M, crying, and a pie. Sure, just like the pie you eat.

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham
Director: David Lowery
Ranking: R
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

Studio Ponoc, a studio composed of Studio Ghibli alums, made a splash with its first movie, Mary and the Witch’s Flower. The movie, primarily based on a Mary Stewart novel and centered on a younger lady who discovers a flower that transforms her right into a witch for one evening, is as enjoyable as it’s lovely. It walks within the footsteps of well-known Studio Ghibli movies like Arrietty and Ponyo — a given, contemplating director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s involvement — but it hits all the proper emotional beats, proving Miyazaki isn’t the one one who has mastered the artwork of story. Netflix additionally has a fairly good assortment of anime series for those who want extra after this one.

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Stars: Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Ranking: PG
Runtime: 102 minutes

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Vivid (2017)

Vivid wasn’t well-received when it arrived on Netflix, however since its premiere in 2017, it has change into one of many most-streamed movies on the platform. That’s as a result of, whereas the film is flawed, it does have a singular world, spectacular sensible results, and a well timed story about crime and discrimination.

In Vivid, people coexist with a wide range of fantasy races. The movie follows Ward (Will Smith) and his companion Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), the primary orc police officer. The 2 have a strained relationship as a result of Ward was beforehand injured by an orc robber, and it’s believed that Jakoby let the robber go on objective. The movie tries to juggle complicated problems with race, identification, and loyalty whereas additionally telling a larger-than-life fantasy story. It doesn’t at all times juggle these matters significantly nicely, however it stays one of the crucial formidable fantasy movies of the final a number of years.

Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
Director: David Ayer
Ranking: TV-MA
Runtime: 117 minutes

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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Primarily based on Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi’s well-liked guide collection, The Spiderwick Chronicles continues the pattern of high quality, emotionally-complex fantasy movies geared toward youngsters. It was acquired nicely by audiences and critics alike and options spectacular performances as well. The movie follows Jason (Freddie Highmore), his twin brother Simon, and their sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger). After shifting into their great-great-uncle’s property following a divorce, Jason discovers Arthur Spiderwick’s examine and a guide detailing his observations and data of faeries. Because the movie progresses, all three youngsters are pulled right into a battle between the faeries and the ogre Mulgarath, who needs to make use of the knowledge within the guide for evil. The movie is well-paced and thrilling, and it’s the good entry level for younger fantasy lovers.

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte
Director: Mark Waters
Ranking: PG
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

Fullmetal Alchemist is a live-action movie primarily based on the favored manga and anime of the identical identify. The movie, like the following variations, follows brothers Edric and Alphonse. The 2 brothers reside with their ailing mom within the countryside, the place they examine alchemy. After their mom dies, nonetheless, they attempt to convey her again to life with a forbidden Human Transmutation. The alchemy fails and has extreme penalties: Edric loses his arm and leg, and Alphonse loses his whole physique, and his spirit possesses an empty swimsuit of armor.

The 2 brothers develop as much as change into state alchemists whereas persevering with to cover their taboo act and pursue a stone that has the facility to revive their our bodies. The movie acquired blended opinions, however it does characteristic some fairly superior movie methods and excessive manufacturing worth, rendering it definitely worth the watch, particularly for followers of the present and manga.

Rotten Tomatoes: 28%
Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka
Director: Fumihiko Sori
Ranking: PG-13
Runtime: 135 minutes

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Horns (2013)

Horns is predicated on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the identical identify. It begins with Ignatius Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) waking up from a bender to discover a pair of horns rising from his head. Quickly after, he’s accused of raping and murdering his girlfriend. Whereas he professes his innocence, a lot of the group believes he did it. The horns give Ig the distinctive energy to drive folks to disclose their darkest secrets and techniques, and Ig makes use of them to find who the true killer is. Because the movie progresses, Ig’s horns develop bigger, and he begins to tackle the looks of the Satan increasingly more.

It’s a surprising and surprisingly human story about redemption, love, and revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella
Director: Alexandra Aja
Ranking: R
Runtime: 120 minutes

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Swiss Military Man (2016)

In Swiss Military Man, Daniel Radcliffe performs Manny, a beached corpse that may discuss, retailer water like a nicely, be used as a surfboard, and produce ungodly farts. Oh, and he additionally turns into a shipwrecked Paul Dano’s greatest pal. Over the course of this bonkers hybrid of indie-fantasy meets buddy-comedy, our two leads make a pact to get Dano’s character, Hank, again to civilization. As they plan their voyage, Hank fills Manny in on his love life (giving us temporary cameos from Mary Elizabeth-Winstead), teaches him find out how to eat at a restaurant, and exhibits him find out how to have enjoyable at a celebration.

Arguments ensue, tears are shed, and laughs are shared. Sure, this can be a weird idea, however the fraternal ramblings of the 2 leads make for fairly an journey of a movie. That includes an emotive rating by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (each of Manchester Orchestra), Swiss Military Man will really feel like one of the crucial wild hour-plus journeys you’ve ever taken by way of cinema, however it’s one we’ll wager you’ll love.

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, Mary Elizabeth-Winstead
Director: Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan
Ranking: R
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Stardust (2007)

Primarily based on Neil Gaiman’s 1999 novel, Stardust follows Tristan (Charlie Cox) on his quest to retrieve an enchanted star from the magical realm of Stormhold. Meant to be a present for his bride-to-be Victoria (Sienna Miller), the star seems to be the disguised type of a lady named Yvaine (Claire Danes). Tristan decides to convey Yvaine again to his lover however should cope with the wretched forces of the magic realm. Alongside this colourful, flight-of-fancy pilgrimage, we’re handled to nice performances by all, however significantly Robert De Niro because the swashbuckling Captain Shakespeare. Frankly, it’s good to see the performing maestro lay his tommy-gun down and have interaction energies exterior his typical wheelhouse of roles.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Stars: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Ranking: PG-13
Runtime: 127 minutes

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The Lobster (2015)

In Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, Colin Farrell performs David, the most recent resident of The Resort, a prison-like retreat for singles to seek out their subsequent romantic companion. If they’ll’t discover love inside 45 days, the individual is reworked into an animal of their selecting. And, you guessed it, David decides {that a} lobster can be greatest for his transfiguration. Lanthimos’ dystopian universe performs like an amalgam of David Lynch horrors and laugh-out-loud darkish comedy. With superb performances from Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, and John C. Reilly, The Lobster is a high-concept (and at instances uncomfortably odd) story executed proper. Lovers of Lanthimos’ different movies, particularly Dogtooth and The Favorite, will really feel proper at residence with this choice.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Ranking: R
Runtime: 118 minutes

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Okja (2017)

From Oscar-winning writer-director Bong Joon Ho, Okja is an excellent mesh of animal rights versus large enterprise, each working within the physique of a superbly loopy movie. The story follows Mija (Search engine optimisation-hyun Ahn), a South Korean farm lady and proprietor of a genetically modified super-pig named Okja. Developed by the multinational Mirando Company, a number of prototypes of those genetically modified pigs had been despatched out into the world. After 10 years of rising to maturity, the corporate publicizes that Okja has been awarded the consideration of “greatest super-pig.” It’s all a ruse, although, and the corporate needs to maneuver Okja from Mija’s farm to New York for (unbeknownst to the world) experimentation and eventual slaughter. Mirando’s CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) arranges for Mija to journey to New York to be with Okja. Nonetheless, the plot thickens when the ALF (Animal Liberation Entrance) kidnaps Okja to show Mirando, sending the movie down a path of a lot better ethical weight.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Search engine optimisation-hyun Ahn
Director: Bong Joon Ho
Ranking: TV-MA
Runtime: 120 minutes

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Hugo (2011)

Hugo sees mob maestro Martin Scorsese stepping away from the mafia and right into a coming-of-age story of caprice. The movie takes place in early Nineteen Thirties Paris and follows Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), the nephew of the Gare Montparnasse’s clock-keeper. When Hugo steals components for an automaton he’s making an attempt to salvage (his father’s work), the shopkeep, named Georges (Ben Kingsley), agrees to let Hugo repay his crime by having him work within the store. A lot to Hugo’s shock, Georges’ granddaughter, Isabella (Chloë Grace-Moretz), wears a necklace with a heart-shaped key, the precise key Hugo must energy his father’s automaton. Hugo was shot fully in 3D and is packed to the brim with lovely imagery and heartfelt storytelling. What’s higher is screenwriter John Logan’s alternative to jot down Georges as real-life movie pioneer Georges Méliès. Intensive use of Méliès’ catalog might be a giant deal with for cinephiles, particularly for followers of his 1902 silent movie, A Journey to the Moon.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace-Moretz
Director: Martin Scorsese
Ranking: PG
Runtime: 126 minutes

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Children of the Sea (2019)

Kids of the Sea (2019)

Primarily based on Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the identical identify, Kids of the Sea follows teenage lady Ruka. Estranged from each her mom and college buddies, Ruka’s summer time is wanting prefer it’s going to be a bummer. That’s till she begins spending extra time on the aquarium the place her dad works. Whereas there, Ruka meets Umi and Sora, mysterious teenage brothers who had been raised underwater by dugongs. The siblings are being studied by marine biologists to raised perceive their aquatic origins, whereas on the identical time, a collection of unusual occasions start unfolding. Oceanic oddities are occurring, like comets crashing into the ocean and marine life mysteriously migrating to Japan’s waters and remaining there. Because the story unfolds, it turns into evident that Ruka, Umi, and Sora share some form of mysterious connection, which could possibly be the reason for the marine phenomena.

Ayumu Watanabe’s animated adaptation of Igarashi’s manga is a feast for the eyes. Oceanic depths are deeply layered, vibrant, and crammed with life — to not point out the wealthy character work. Mana Ashida does a very superb job as Ruka. Because the plot thickens, so does Ruka’s drive and curiosity — and we’re proper there together with her.

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Stars: Mana Ashida, Hiiro Ishibashi, Seishû Uragami
Director: Ayumu Watanabe
Ranking: TV-PG
Runtime: 111 minutes

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A Whisker Away (2020)

Have you ever ever needed to be a cat? A Whisker Away explores this magic want come true and the implications the transformation presents. Our story is led by Miyo Sasaki, a youngster residing in Tokoname, coping with her adolescence and pining for her faculty crush, Kento Hinode. A lot to Miyo’s dismay, Kento is at all times turning down her advances. However love conquers all, particularly when Miyo receives a magic Noh masks that turns her right into a cat named Tarō. As a feline, Miyo begins making visits to Kento’s residence, the place he instantly takes to his new whiskered customer.

Over the course of the movie, we study extra about Miyo and Kento’s households, livelihoods, fears, and secrets and techniques. As Miyo wears the masks increasingly more, she dangers by no means with the ability to return to human type once more and should determine if life as a cat is value dropping her humanity for. Directed by Junichi Sato and Tomotaka Shibayama, from a script by Mari Okada, A Whisker Away is an electrifying panorama of emotion like no different.

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Stars: Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae, Johnny Yong Bosch
Director: Junichi SatôTomotaka Shibayama
Ranking: TV-PG
Runtime: 104 minutes

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