A fantasy movie can take you to worlds that you would have never even imagined, and who does not like exploring new worlds? Be it worlds with giant, fearsome beasts, stories from folklore or a post-apocalyptic world, one thing is for sure, you are left spellbound after watching fantasy movies. More importantly, you are left wanting more. Here are 10 of the best fantasy movies on Netflix India that you can watch now to soothe that fantasy-film craving.
King Kong is an epic adventure fantasy film that takes you to the world of Skull Island, which is home to a giant ape. The movie revolves around a film crew who visits the island to shoot in the area and encounter the giant ape. The shrewd director of the movie lures Kong with the help of the female lead and brings it to the city, but all hell breaks loose when the giant ape sets itself free. This gripping narrative is what makes it one of the best fantasy movies on Netflix.
Here is a fantasy action thriller movie that stars good actors like Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, which means you won’t be disappointed with the acting performances for sure. Queen Ravenna (Theron) orders her huntsman, Eric (Hemsworth), to kill Snow White (Stewart) to fulfil her evil intentions. However, he ends up befriending Snow White and guides her to fight against her stepmom. The beautifully crafted VFX scenes, well-choreographed action sequences and stellar screenplay make the movie a must-watch and one of the top fantasy films on Netflix.
One of the best Hollywood fantasy movies to watch in recent times, Mowgli is a fresh take on the fabled story of The Jungle Book. Even though it is as fantastical as it gets (with talking animals and feral children), it is much more grounded to reality than the previous version. Andy Serkis has done an incredible job as the director and has used his prowess in motion-capture animation to the best of his abilities. The child actor, Rohan Chand, has done a great job playing Mowgli. Serkis, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch are some of the high profile stars who have not just lent their voices but also acted in the movie via motion capture. It is a must-watch for everyone who has read and loved this story.
As the Sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, this movie takes you through the life of Grindelwald in-depth and his love-hate relationship with Dumbledore. In this instalment in the Harry Potter Universe, Grindelwald plans to rule over the non-magic folk by any means. Dumbledore seeks help from his former student, Newt Scamander, and his fantastic beasts to stop the powerful wizard. The movie is filled with some amazing magical battle scenes, making it an entertaining watch through and through. Add to this the amazing performances from Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne, and you have one of the top fantasy films on Netflix.
The Dark Tower has an ambitious screenplay, which some might absolutely love, and some might find a bit too much to digest. The story basically revolves around a kid and his dreams/visions/hallucinations. It is hard for him to comprehend what’s happening because everything seems real to him. His friends and family dismiss his visions as traumatic dreams borne out of his father’s demise. Dreams and realities mix together, and the boy reaches a post-apocalyptic world called the Mid-World. Find out what happens there by watching this fantasy movie on Netflix. Tom Taylor, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey play the lead roles in this fantasy action drama.
We enter an alternate world where humans, orcs, fairies and elves all live together from the beginning of time. The story revolves around two cops - a human and an orc - who face a strange situation during one of their regular night patrols. Every action taken by them can alter the future of their world. Add their personal differences into the mix; you have a fantasy with drama, comedy and action. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton have delivered measured performances in this new-age fantasy thriller, keeping you intrigued throughout.
A must-watch for all the kids out there, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the best feel-good fantasy films of all times. It takes you to the wonderland that is Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, where you would wish to spend at least a day (minus the ill-fated endings that each child must endure, of course). Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka is just as amazing as the different aspects of the factory, and the Oompa Loompas are certainly very memorable. You need to watch it to understand why it is considered a classic in this genre. It definitely deserves to be on this list of the best fantasy movies on Netflix.
Martin Scorsese and Fantasy! This once-in-a-lifetime combination should be a good enough reason to watch this movie, just to see how the master of crime thrillers handles this genre. Hugo is about a young orphan who has his father’s automation tool, which can be used in film-making. His mission is to find the key to this tool so that he can get it working. In many ways, it is a homage to early cinema, and Scorsese does a fantastic job at it.
Straight from Indian folklore, Paheli is a movie about a ghost falling in love with a newly-wed woman. He starts following her everywhere and even disguises himself as her husband while the actual husband is away on business. The riddle for the woman is to choose between the ghost and her husband. There are many layers to this Hindi fantasy movie, making it the only film from Bollywood in this fantasy movies list.
This 1995 fantasy thriller still rings a bell in people’s mind thanks to the amazing storyline and never-seen-before action sequences. The story revolves around three central characters that have to fight off evil beings on a far-off island to save planet Earth. The best part about this movie is that it mixes martial arts, action, drama, and fantasy perfectly.