Best Movies about Elf to Watch Right Now

Elves are magical creatures, the most famous of them are Santa Claus’s assistants who live with him on the North Pole, and they have a recognizable getup; they always wear green and have a pointy hat, and they also have big pointy ears. They spend their time working in Santa’s toy workshop, and taking care of reindeers, alongside some other duties.

Most of the time, an elf appears more like a human, but he could be a furry mammals with a tail too. Want to know more about elf characters? In this list, you will find movies about elf characters, so watch the ones you like and live with them in their fantasy world.

Elf – 2003

Christmas comedy movie from the movies about elf characters, directed by Jon Favreau, and starring Will Ferrell, and Zooey Deschanel,

Movie Plot

Buddy is an oversize elf who left his life in the North Pole and went on an adventure in New York city streets to find his biological father Walter Hobbs. He still wants to feel the Christmas spirit but his father has no idea about Buddy’s existence. The story starts when Buddy was in an orphanage and he hid in Santa’s sack to find himself at  North Pole, and he was raised by elves

Movie Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Comedy and Family.

The Polar Express – 2004

An animation movie directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola and Leslie Zemeckis, and it is one of the best movies about elf.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a heroic boy who went on the adventure of a lifetime, riding a magical train to the North Pole to find Santa Claus’s home. On the way, he learns a lot about life and how it is full of magic and wonder for the people who believe.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Comedy and Animation.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves –  2023

A more recent example of movie elf characters, directed by John Francis Daley,  starring Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez.

Movie Plot

A fantasy movie with elves, witches, powerful necromancers, and wizards, where a young thief called Edgin Darvis, and his group went on an epic adventure to steal an artifact, to help him get his daughter back.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 14 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Comedy and Action.

The Santa Clause – 1994

Another example of movie elf characters. The movie is directed by John Pasquin, and starring Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold and Wendy Crewson.

Movie Plot

The story is about Scott Calvin who feels offended when his ex wife and her husband tried to tell his six-year-old son Charlie that Santa Claus doesn’t not exist. At Christmas Eve Scott got an unexpected visit from Santa but he disappeared and left behind him an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit. Scott wears the suit and goes on a trip over the city to distribute the presents through chimneys. However, the trip does not end there. A group of elves take him to the North Pole and inform him that he became the new Santa.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Comedy and Family.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 2001

A PG – movie elf rating where Andy Serkis make elf rule called Gollum, the movie starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean and directed by Peter Jackson.

Movie Plot

The movie s about a small Hobbit named Frodo who went with his friends on a mission to save the world from the dark lord. They need to destroy his powerful ring which affects everyone who has it, tempting them with thoughts of power and wealth.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Action and Adventure.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 2002

Who can forget the famous elf of Harry Potter named Dobby? It’s another example of movie elf characters, along with all the magical creatures you can imagine. The movie is directed by Chris Columbus, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Movie Plot

The story is about the 11-year-old boy named Harry Potter who lives with his aunt’s family after he lost his parents. They treat him very badly and make him act as their servant, until he got an invitation from Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. The same school of his late parents.

And in this part Harry gets a visit from Dobby at his aunt’s home to warn him against going back to Hogwarts after summer leave.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 32 minutes.

Movie Type: Family, Fantasy and Adventure.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993

Another one of the movies about elf characters, directed by Henry Selick, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara.

Movie Plot

The movie is about the pumpkin king of Halloween, Jack Skellington who feels bored with all the Halloween preparations they do every year. He went on a trip to Christmas city, where he was enchanted by Christmas traditions. He tries to do something similar in his city with all the elves, ghouls, and goblins.

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Movie Time: 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Movie Type: Family, Fantasy and Animation.

Arthur Christmas – 2011

A Christmas movie directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook, starring James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent, and another one of the movies about elf characters that you can enjoy watching on Christmas.

Movie Plot

The movie tries to find an answer to the most popular question every kid asked: how can Santa Clues deliver all the presents on the same night? And the answer is the high technology hidden beneath the ice of North Pole. All of that is told from the point of view of Arthur’s family who need to complete a mission before the dawn of Christmas.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Comedy and Animation.

The Christmas Chronicles – 2018

Another Christmas movie and one of the movies about elf characters that you will enjoy watching. It is directed by Clay Kaytis, starring Kurt Russell and Darby Camp.

Movie Plot

The story is about Teddy and Kate the siblings who made a set up for Santa Claus on Christmas eve. They want to see him working, so they put a camera on his sleigh and hid inside it. But the sleigh become very heavy and the trip becomes very difficult for Santa and his reindeer, finally they crash-land in Chicago, and Santa lost his hat and the gifts. Could they save Christmas and give the kids their gifts on time?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Movie Type: Adventure, Comedy and Family.

Rise of the Guardians – 2012

An animation movie and one the movies about elf characters, directed by Peter Ramsey, starring Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine and Jude Law.

Movie Plot

The movie is about Pitch Black, the evil spirit who wants to threaten the kids’ world as the Boogeyman. The Guardians, including The Tooth-fairy, The Easter Bunny, the Sandman, Santa clause and his elves, are recently joined by their latest member Jack Frost. They will stick together to prevent the boogeyman’s plan to make all kids forget about them and never believe in their existence.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie Type: Animation, Action and Adventure.

Krampus – 2015

A movie elf with a rating of PG – 13. The movie is directed by Michael Dougherty, starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, and another movie from the movies about elf.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a young man called Max, he no longer believes in Christmas because of his family and the way they were acting at this time. This causes an evil spirit called Krampus to unleash hell and punish the people who do not believe, but the beloved holiday icons forced Max’s family to fight for each other to survive together.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 38 minutes.

Movie Type: Comedy, Fantasy and Horror.

Hanan Hikal
Hanan Hikal
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