Best Fantasy War Movies

Using your imagination, you could have many experiences that would be impossible to go through in real life, you can do whatever you want, dream big, and reach faraway place. You can be a warrior, or a great king, and accomplish things that are missing in your reality, you can also find answers to your most difficult questions and imagine a solutions for any problem. Movies can be a wonderful aid to the imagination, and today we’ll bring you an assortment of the best fantasy war movies, for those dreaming of justice and glory.


A movie produced in 1997, and one of the best fantasy war movies directed by Emir Kusturica, and starring Predrag Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, and Mirjana Jokovic.

Movie Plot

The movie is set in World War II from the point of view of a group of Serbian socialists living in Belgrade, and a workers in a weapons factory that runs underground.

The black market dealer lets them work after the end of the war and convinces them to stay in their shelter and make weapons.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 47 minutes.

Movie type: Comedy, Drama and Fantasy.

 Pan’s Labyrinth (best fantasy war movies)

One of the top fantasy war movies produced in 2006, the movie created and directed by Guillermo del Toro, and starring Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil and Sergi López.

Movie Plot

The movie is set in Spain in 1944, where a young girl who likes fairy tales is sent to live with her step father. He is a top solider in the Spanish army, and is known as a ruthless man.

The girl invents her own world and goes at night with a fairy to the woods, they meet an old faun who tells her that she is a princess. To prove that she is the one, she needs to pass three difficult tasks, and if she failed she will never meet her father the king at all.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 58 minutes.

Movie type: War, Drama and Fantasy.

Wonder Woman

Based on the superhero created by Charles Moulton the American writer and psychologist, it’s one of the best fantasy war movies Hollywood Directed by Patty Jenkins, and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Lucy Davis.

Movie Plot

The movie is about the Amazonian princess Diana who dreams of becoming an undefeated warrior. She lives her life on an isolated island, but one day a pilot crashed on the island and told her about the world and a devastating conflict that threatens it.

Diana thought she might use her power to save the world, she left her island and went with him and fought in the biggest war that humanity has ever seen. She knows that this is where her destiny and real power can be found.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 21 minutes.

Movie type: Action, Adventure and Fantasy.

Mulan (best fantasy war movies)

A Disney animation and one of the best fantasy movies all time directed by Tony Bancroft, and starring Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong and Miguel Ferrer.

Movie Plot

A folktale from China, about a young girl who wears the disguise of a man and fights in the war against the invader “Huns”. She does this to save her old and weak father from having to fight.

When her ancestors know about her decision, they sent a dragon called “Mushu” to her to bring her back home, but instead they become best friends and fight together against the Huns.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Adventure and Fantasy.


A Chinese movie and one of the best fantasy war movies directed by Yimou Zhang and starring Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng and Qianyuan Wang.

Movie Plot

The movie is set in the era of China’s Three Kingdoms, where the king is ambitious, and violent, and his army leader seeks victory and plans for it. He struggles to keep the kingdom safe, and tried to keep his plan a secret from everyone while seeking help from the “Lord of all the world”, and some women from the palace.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes.

Movie type: Action, Adventure and Fantasy.

The Night of the Shooting Stars

An Italian movie about World War II and one of the best fantasy war movies directed by Paolo Taviani and starring Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, and Claudio Bigagli.

Movie Plot

The story is about the dreamers living in San Lorenzo, Italy. At the night of the shooting star, where everyone believes that it is a time for all dreams to come true, but that night in 1944 they knew the Nazis will destroy their town and the American army will arrive to prevent them from doing that.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Movie type:  Drama, Romance and Fantasy.

Ugetsu (best fantasy war movies)

A movie about Japanese Civil Wars and one of the best fantasy war movies directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, and starring Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô and Kinuyo Tanaka.

Movie Plot

The story about two neighbors Genjurô and Tobei, who live in Sixteenth Century, beside Biwa Lake in Omi – Japan.

They dream of wealth and do everything they can to earn money. Genjurô is a farmer and craftsman, who goes to the town to sell his goods, and Tobei dreams of becoming a samurai. They make  vessels using clay potteries and work hard, but their wives are afraid of the cruel Shibata army that may invade their village. When these fears become a reality, they’re forced to move together to a bigger town chasing their dreams.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Movie type:  War, Drama and Fantasy.

Stairway to Heaven

A romantic movie produced in 1946, and one of the best fantasy war movies Hollywood made, the movie directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and starring David Niven, Kim Hunter and Robert Coote.

Movie Plot

Peter Carter is a pilot fighting for his country in 1945, after he finished a mission, his plane got damaged and he fell down into the sea, and he could not survive the plane crash.

That day there was a lot of fog in the sky and the angels responsible of taking his soul found him after 20 hours from his time.

Before that, he was living a long-distance romantic relationship with an American woman from the American army, on the radio.

Peter thinks the accident was the angels’ fault and they had to give him another chance to live his love story, could the heavens listen to his case?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Movie type:  Romance, Drama and Fantasy.


Unicorn Wars

Another one of the best fantasy war movies, directed by best fantasy war movies, and starring Jon Goiri, Jaione Insausti, and Ramón Barea.

Movie Plot

It is another kind of war, the war between the teddy bears and the unicorns, a war continuing throughout the ages, but it is new era now and the young bear brothers Toby and Plut should fulfill their legacy.

The two brothers are getting their military training in a camp located in the magical forest, and everything now depends on their ability to fight the unicorns.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Movie type:  Animation, Comedy and Fantasy.

 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

An animation movies produced in 2010 and one of the best fantasy war movies directed by Zack Snyder, and starring Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a young barn owl, kidnapped by St. Aggie owls who pretend they are nice owls that manage an orphanage and help little owls.

But the truth is, the St. Aggie’s owls take them to prepare them to become soldiers for an evil purpose, so Soren and his friends run away to help the wise owl to fight the St. Aggie’s army.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie type:  Animation, Action and Fantasy.


Hanan Hikal
Hanan Hikal
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