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Top Fantasy Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
2 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
3 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra 19
4 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
6 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
7 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter 47
8 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
10 8 1/2 1963 Federico Fellini 66
11 Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 86
12 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
13 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis 98
14 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
15 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner 110
16 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 David Hand 111
17 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman 116
18 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
19 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
20 Edward Scissorhands 1990 Tim Burton 196
21 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders 197
22 Stairway to Heaven 1946 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 200
23 Beauty and the Beast 1946 Jean Cocteau 202
24 Pan's Labyrinth 2006 Guillermo del Toro 216
25 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise 218
26 Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman 220
27 Fantasia 1940 James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, and Paul Satterfield 239
28 Pinocchio 1940 Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen 249
29 Being John Malkovich 1999 Spike Jonze 255
30 Mary Poppins 1964 Robert Stevenson 256
31 Un chien andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel 259
32 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand 264
33 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel 267
34 Carrie 1976 Brian De Palma 269
35 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski 296
36 Toy Story 2 1999 John Lasseter 297
37 Shrek 2001 Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson 304
38 My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki 308
39 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
40 Field of Dreams 1989 Phil Alden Robinson 313
41 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis 321
42 The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi 322
43 Princess Mononoke 1997 Hayao Miyazaki 326
44 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart 348
45 The Nightmare before Christmas 1993 Henry Selick 349
46 Voyage to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès 367
47 The Spirit of the Beehive 1973 Víctor Erice 375
48 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999 Trey Parker 381
49 Ordet 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer 390
50 Evil Dead II 1987 Sam Raimi 391
51 Avatar 2009 James Cameron 392
52 An American Werewolf in London 1981 John Landis 397
53 The Haunting 1963 Robert Wise 413
54 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg 417
55 Dracula 1931 Tod Browning 424
56 The Innocents 1961 Jack Clayton 441
57 Cat People 1942 Jacques Tourneur 455
58 Ghost 1990 Jerry Zucker 500
59 The Exterminating Angel 1962 Luis Buñuel 515
60 Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi 520
61 Big 1988 Penny Marshall 528
62 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter 531
63 Toy Story 3 2010 Lee Unkrich 549
64 Celine & Julie Go Boating 1974 Jacques Rivette 577
65 The Green Mile 1999 Frank Darabont 580
66 Aladdin 1992 Ron Clements and John Musker 582
67 Poltergeist 1982 Tobe Hooper 584
68 Orpheus 1950 Jean Cocteau 594
69 Dead Man 1995 Jim Jarmusch 633
70 Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi 636
71 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Chris Columbus 639
72 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Alfonso Cuarón 673
73 Ratatouille 2007 Brad Bird 679
74 Horror of Dracula 1958 Terence Fisher 690
75 The Omen 1976 Richard Donner 693
76 The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Woody Allen 739
77 I Walked with a Zombie 1943 Jacques Tourneur 759
78 The Thief of Bagdad 1924 Raoul Walsh 768
79 Dark City 1998 Alex Proyas 788
80 The Little Mermaid 1989 Ron Clements and John Musker 794
81 Yellow Submarine 1968 George Dunning 795
82 Jason and the Argonauts 1963 Don Chaffey 807
83 Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 Werner Herzog 830
84 Faust 1926 F.W. Murnau 834
85 Dead of Night 1945 Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, and Robert Hamer 839
86 Time Bandits 1981 Terry Gilliam 841
87 Curse of the Demon 1957 Jacques Tourneur 860
88 The City of Lost Children 1995 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 865
89 Week End 1967 Jean-Luc Godard 878
90 Waking Life 2001 Richard Linklater 880
91 The Others 2001 Alejandro Amenábar 882
92 20,000 Leagues under the Sea 1954 Richard Fleischer 884
93 Harvey 1950 Henry Koster 885
94 The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan 891
95 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 David Yates 906
96 300 2006 Zack Snyder 926
97 Black Sunday 1960 Mario Bava 929
98 Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Hayao Miyazaki 940
99 The Devil's Backbone 2001 Guillermo del Toro 942
100 How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders 953
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