Best fantasy movies on Amazon Prime Videos to enjoy during the lockdown

Best fantasy movies on Amazon Prime Videos to enjoy during the lockdown

Sameer Mitha | 22 Apr 2020
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If you are looking for the best fantasy movies on Amazon Prime Video in India, you’ve come to the right place.

We list the must watch fantasy movies on Amazon Prime in 2020.

These are a mix of the top fantasy movies on Prime Videos along with new fantasy movies on Amazon Prime and some of the best fantasy films on Amazon Prime.

If you are looking for the ultimate Amazon Prime Fantasy movies list, then you’ve come to the right place. Since everyone is staying at home due to the lockdown it is natural that they are consuming content over OTT platforms. One of the best genres to delve into is fantasy movies. Nothing beats drifting away into different worlds during the lockdown. So if you are looking for the best fantasy movies on Amazon Prime Video in India, then you're in luck. We list the must-watch fantasy movies on Amazon Prime in 2020. These are a mix of the top fantasy movies on Prime Videos along with new fantasy movies on Amazon Prime and some of the best fantasy films on Amazon Prime. Some of these are must-watch fantasy movies on Amazon Prime in 2020.

Some of the top fantasy movies on Prime Videos aren't necessarily new, and you've probably already seen them. However, there are new fantasy movies on Amazon Prime, including recent theatrical releases that together form the best fantasy films on Amazon Prime. So without further ado, let's delve into the Amazon Prime Fantasy movies list.

The Harry Potter Series

Anyone who was a kid in the ’90s and delved into fantasy worlds has definitely read the Harry Potter books. Granted, the books went downhill after the Goblet of Fire, but they were still entertaining. The recreation of the books on the big screen isn't as perfect as say, Lord of the Rings but it is extremely entertaining nonetheless. All the 7 books have been translated into 8 movies and are very faithful to the lore and world established by author J. K. Rowling. The movies are a fun watch for the entire family and can entertain the young and old alike. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

An extension of the Harry Potter universe is the Fantastic Beasts movies. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sets the stage for a magical world without the famous Harry Potter and gives viewers a different perspective, a new villain, and a new hero in the magical world. There are 2 movies in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and honestly, the first one is the best. However, if you are interested, you could check out the second movie in the franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which is also available on Amazon Prime Video. 

Shazam

Shazam will delight the child in all our hearts. That's how good the movie is. The story is simple. A boy has the power to say a magic word and become a superhero. He is still the boy in a super powerful man's body. The sky's the limit for what tricks one can play. But what happens when courage is tested? What happens when this boy in a man's body has to choose between doing what is right and what is easy? That's the question the movie answers along with being a fun ride with a lot of comic relief. 

Aquaman

Another DC movie on this list takes us to the fantastical underwater world of Atlantis. This is another coming of age movie that the entire family can enjoy. Aquaman is the story of a superhero who has greatness thrust upon him and must find it in his heart to be just, as a King. The movie has some breathtaking action sequences, so expect super awesome underwater CG and it's needless to say that Jason Momoa is as perfect as Aquaman as Hugh Jackman is for Wolverine. 

Van Helsing

Speaking of Hugh Jackman, he is the lead in the fantastical world of the vampire slayer, Van Helsing. The plot of the movie revolves around Van Helsing, a legendary monster hunter, who is sent to Transylvania in order to prevent Count Dracula from executing his evil plan. Despite being a movie that came out in 2004, Van Helsing still holds up visually. Richard Roxburgh who plays Dracula has also done a great job. But personally speaking, Claes Bang is still my favorite Dracula. 

Oblivion

If you haven’t seen Oblivion, it's hard to describe the plot without ruining it. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is a Drone repairman living literally in the sky. He takes the plunge and goes into the “radiation” zone and discovers that all is not what it seems. If you like the sci-fi fantasy action movies that Tom Cruise makes like Edge of Tomorrow or War of the Worlds, then this is one that you will definitely enjoy. 

The Mummy

It’s hard to believe that the Mummy was released way back in 1999. The visual effects of the movie hold up relatively well today and the plot is one action-adventure you will definitely enjoy. We aren't talking about the Tom Cruise reboot of the movie here, FYI. We are talking about the original one starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Arnold Vosloo does a fantastic job of portraying the iconic Mummy. The first 2 movies in the franchise - The Mummy and The Mummy Returns are fantastic with the third movie in the series, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor being an average entry. Safe to say, you can enjoy the first 2 movies on Prime Video and ignore the rest. 

The Chronicles of Riddick

If planet conquering is more the fantasy movie you are looking for, then you can check out the Chronicles of Riddick. Richard Riddick played by Vin Diesel is a convict with a price on his head. He must face the Necromongers, a race of religious fanatics who are systematically conquering planets. 

Tumbbad

The only Indian movie on this list, Tumbbad may seem like a horror movie when you watch it but it is one set in India during British rule. A family builds a shrine for Hastar, a monster who is never to be worshipped. The family attempts to get their hands on Hastar’s treasure. It is only when their greed gets too ambitious that they realize the trouble they are in. It is a very gripping movie and one that deserves your attention and will give you more than a few jumpscares. 

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a must-watch for anyone looking for the ultimate fantasy experience. It doesn't get better than the Lord of the Rings. Even though the first movie in the series was released back in 2001, it still holds up visually even today. That's a testament to the effort and care taken between practical effects and special effects. We wish the extended versions were on Prime Video for the true Lord of the Rings experience, but the standard editions on offer provide an immersive experience nonetheless. The story of the trilogy may be simple, but it is the journey itself that will keep you engaged. If you would like to introduce someone to a fantasy world, The Lord of the Rings is the best place to start.

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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