Best Fantasy Movies 2000 To 2023

Whenever reality gets dark and gloomy, people want to escape from it into imagination and fantasy, that is why the new millennium fantasy movies were rich and interesting. Here you’ll find the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 and forget about reality for several hours.

Whenever reality gets dark and gloomy, people want to escape from it into imagination and fantasy, that is why the new millennium fantasy movies were rich and interesting. Here you’ll find the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 and forget about reality for several hours.

Harry Potter

One of the most successful movie franchises and best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 directed by Chris Columbus, and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith and Richard Bremmer.

Movie Plot

The story is about the orphan young boy Harry Potter who lives with his aunt’s family and they treat him very badly, until he got an invitation from Hogwarts School, a school teaching Wizardry and Witchcraft.

The school sent Rubeus Hagrid (the school keeper) to bring him, and soon he mingles with the other school students, and becomes a talented wizard, defeating the dark lord and make the world safe.

Harry Potter movie series in order

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 2001
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 2002
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 2004
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 2005
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 2007
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 2009
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – 2010
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – 2011

Movie Type: Adventure, Family and Fantasy.

The Lord of the Rings

A famous movie and one of the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 directed by Peter Jackson, and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Sean Bean.

Movie Plot

The story is about a powerful ancient Ring related to Sauron the dark lord. The ring ends up in the hands of a young hobbit named Frodo, because Gandalf the wizard asked him to protect it until he reaches the Cracks of Doom to destroy the ring and put an end to the dark ages.

So Frodo went on a journey with his friends crossing all kinds of danger and evil, through forests, rivers, snow and mountains.

The Lord of the Rings movie series in order

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 2001
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 2002
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2003

Movie Type: Adventure, Action and Fantasy.

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Spirited Away (best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023)

A wonderful movie and one of the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 directed by Hayao Miyazaki and starring Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takashi Naito and Yasuko Sawaguchi.

Movie Plot

A story about a young girl called Chihiro Ogino, moving with her parents to a new neighbourhood but before they reach their new house they found themselves in a mysteries place and meeting the spirits of Japanese Shinto folklore, and the witch Yubaba turns her parents into pigs.

Movie time: 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Animation and Fantasy.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Who does not know the legendary captain Sparrow or does not like the movie star Johnny Depp? No one! It is another one of the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

Movie Plot

The movie about the adventure of Captain Jack Sparrow the smart pirate with Will Turner, the blacksmith, who go together on a mission to find the daughter of the governor Elizabeth Swann.

Elizabeth was kidnapped by the cursed Captain Barbossa who can not live nor die for eternity, he and his crew.

Movie time: 2 hours and 23 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Action and Fantasy.

Other movies in the same movie series

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – 2006
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – 2007
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – 2011
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – 2017
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Howl’s Moving Castle

Another one of the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and starring Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura and    Akihiro Miwa.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a magical, fictional kingdom, where Sophie the milliner young woman was turned into an old woman by a witch, who cursed her in her shop, and how she resists a powerful wizard to protect the king.

Movie time: 1 hour and 59 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Animation and Fantasy.

Pan’s Labyrinth (best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023)

A fantasy movie directed by Guillermo del Toro, and one of the best fantasy movies last 20 years, starring Sergi López, Maribel Verdú and Ivana Baquero.

Movie Plot

The movie is set in Spain in 1944, after five years from the Spanish civil war, then the story intertwines with a fantasy world created by the main character Ofelia, who escapes from her cruel stepfather to an abandoned labyrinth and meets mysterious creatures.

Movie time: 2 hours.

Movie Type: Adventure, Family and Fantasy.

Inside Out

A nice movie directed by Pete Docter, and one of the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 starring Pete Docter, Ronnie del, and Richard Kind.

Movie Plot

The movie is set inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, where all her basic emotions have contact, the sadness, fear, Anger, disgust and so on.

Riley’s experiences become memories that turns into colored orbs (the color corresponds to the main emotion of each memory). Her core memories are represented with five islands that make up her personality. Disaster strikes when Riley has to change neighborhoods and her personality islands fall apart one by one. Joy, the leading emotion tries to control sadness and keep the other emotions balanced.

Movie time: 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Animation and Fantasy.

Soul (best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023)

Another wonderful fantasy movie and one of the best fantasy movies last 20 years directed by Pete Docter, and starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and Graham Norton.

Movie Plot

Joe Gardner is a music teacher and a pianist. He lives in New York City, his dream is to become a professional jazz music player, he found his chance to chase his dream when Dorothea Williams the most famous jazz musician hosts an audition to choose a new member for her band. She likes him so much and hires him, he was so excited and distracted so he fell down in an open sewer drain and his soul went to the sky, waiting for its new incarnation.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure and Fantasy.

Maleficent

Another one of the best fantasy movies last 20 years produced by Disney, directed by Robert Stromberg, and starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Lesley Manville.

Movie Plot

Maleficent is a young and powerful woman, she is very kind and her heart is pure, she defends the kingdom she lives in against the invaders, but instead of getting appreciated, she becomes the victim to a betrayal.

Maleficent’s heart become solid as stone, so she gets her revenge and cursed Aurora the daughter of the man who betrayed her, but after a while, Maleficent felt that Aurora does not deserve that, and she is actually the key to peace and happiness in the kingdom.

Movie time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Family and Fantasy.

Big Fish

Another one of the best fantasy movies 2000 to 2023 directed by Tim Burton, and starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney and Billy Crudup.

Movie Plot

Will Bloom is a famous International journalist married to Josephine the French freelance photojournalist, he left Paris to Ashton, Alabama, where his father lives after he learns that his father is about to die from an illness.

He is very close to his father even if he did not meet him after his marriage for three years.

Will remembers the fictional stories his father used to tell, especially when he told him that he knows how he will die. He saw it in a magical crystal, and that makes him not fear death.

Movie time: 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Drama and Fantasy.

Avatar (2009)

A movie directed by James Cameron and one of the best fantasy movies last 20 years starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang

Movie Plot

The movie is set in 2145 where Earth’s natural resources have been depleted, and humans look for new resources on other planets. They mine a valuable mineral from a moon called Pandora.

The people living on Pandora are called Na’vi, and they have blue skin and are 3 meters tall.

Human scientists send genetically-matched people to Pandora and call them avatars. One of them is Jake Sully a retired solider who joins the avatar program and becomes a bodyguard for Dr. Grace the head of the program.

Movie time: 2 hours and 42 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Action and Fantasy.

Hanan Hikal
Hanan Hikal
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