What better escape can you find than immersive, captivating fantasy movies that allow you to sink into this new world with fascinating characters on a quest or a journey?
And for a weekend or just a tired evening, you all want a highly engaging and entertaining fantasy movie so that you can explore yourself in a different new world.
Also, a great relaxation from all the anxieties and stress of our world. But sometimes finding the right film becomes too much work.
Well, we’re glad we can help, as here we handpicked some best-known, popular, lesser-known, and few rarely seen fantasy movies that you can stream on Prime Video.
This is an 80s cult classic fantasy you need to watch on prime video. It features the exploits of an immortal swordsman named Connor MacLeod, who goes to battle his nemesis, The Kurgan.
You find this film between excellent and ridiculous, making it unique in taste and overall appeal.
The best part of the film is Seon Connery’s turning towards becoming this Scottish-accent, Egyptian-born Spanish mentor named Ramirez teaching Connor.
Highlander is a delight to watch and quite seems to be experimented with where all sorts of video editing techniques are used, from MTV- style music videos to Hollywood classic style, and mind that, all of this way back in 1986. You have to give credit that those were indeed ahead of their time.
Also, you will see some of the best sword-fighting scenes of all time in this movie, all thanks to the director Russel Mulcahy and popular fight choreographer Bob Anderson.
You will find all three installments of Shrek movies available to watch on Prime Video, and you can certainly go for a movie marathon with them.
However, the best of these three movies has to be Shrek 2, which in fact, is better than the first Shrek movie.
There is great humor, heart-whelming emotions and themes, and world-class computer animation.
The film proudly helms the classic fantasy tropes and pop-culture references, all with a conviction of being a part of this world it builds.
Constantine is based on DC/Vertigo “Hellblazer” universe; about this demon hunter, John Constantine, played by Keanu Reeves.
He was a suicide survivor sent to hell and came back. Now he knows that if he dies, he will be sent back to hell, satan’s realm, unless he does enough good to find himself dieing in heaven.
So he becomes a demon hunter, a protector for people from sinister forces. He finds himself helping a policewoman, Angela Dodson played by Rachel Weisz, investigate the apparent suicide of identical twins.
Soon, he caught up in this supernatural plot where demonic forces are against the angelic ones.
A Sylvester Stallone movie that was released this year only in this superhero dark fantasy directed by Julius Avery.
It is about a thirteen-year-old boy; Sam Clearly suspects his mysterious neighbor Mr. Smith played by Sylvester Stallone, is actually a legendary super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, reported to be dead.
The story goes further when Sam makes his mission to free his city from chaos due to the high rise in crime.
A legendary classic comedy featuring Bill Murray as the protagonist in this high-concept film is certainly a good watch on prime video.
Groundhog Day is a film about this self-centered and narcissistic weatherman guy who is caught up in this loop of living the same day over and over again on a Groundhog day.
Apparently, he needs to learn something from this to get out of it, and it’s his journey to figure out what it is.
The film is written by George Fenton and the director of the film, Harold Ramis.
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is a prequel to the Lord of the Rings franchise, one of the most successful fantasy franchises ever.
In this film, Thorin Oakenshield sacrifices his honor and friends to seek the Arkenstone even through Smag’s wrath and consistent attempts from Hobbit Bilbo to reason with him.
Meanwhile, Lonely Mountains get attacked by legions of Orcs sent by Sauron. The fate of the world is in question, and it is upon the Men, Elves, and Dwarfs to decide whether they want to unite together and survive or die all.
This fantasy adventure action film is written by Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro, and the director of this film as well, Peter Jackson.
The Lord of the Rings cast, such as Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, and more, are reprising their roles in the prequel.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
After Young Arthur lost his father as he was murdered, his power-hungry uncle Vortigern took control of the throne.
Arthur, who was supposed to be the rightful heir of the crown, robbed of what it was his birthright, grows up in hard circumstances in the streets and back alleys of the city, not knowing of his who he actually is.
But his fate brought him to his birthright to the crown, leading to the situation where he had to pull Excalibur’s sword from the stone.
It was the time when Arthur came to know about his destiny to be the true king and legendary fighter.
The director Guy Ritchie pulled off this fantasy period saga on a retelling as a modern action fantasy with a highly stylized action.
The film’s cast features Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, and more.
Aladdin is a musical fantasy adaptation of the classic folktale of Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
As we also know this tale popularly through its classic animated films, people are closely connected to this old fantasy tale.
This is about a lovable and kind street urchin named Aladdin, a nobody and underdog who falls in love with Princess Jasmine, the stunning daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah.
Soon he comes across a magic lamp that unleashes a larger-than-life, powerful, and wish-granting genie.
As the friendship between Genie and Aladdin grows, they set themselves on this dangerous mission of stopping an evil sorcerer Jafar to prevent him from overthrowing Jasmine’s kingdom.
The director Guy Ritchie co-wrote this film with John August.
Apart from the very fact that this is adapted from the most popular fantasy tale of all time, there is nothing to say.
It is a modern movie musical take on a classic fairy tale in a much more modern context, which is interesting to watch.
A story of a girl with big ambitious dreams who embarks on the journey to fulfill them with the help of her godmother against all the odds.
This film is written and directed by Kay Cannon, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Maleficient, played by Angeline Jolie, is a pure-hearted young woman living an idyllic life in her forest kingdom until an army invades her land.
She rises to the situation, fights against the invaders, and protects her kingdom. However, she was heartbroken by a betrayal she couldn’t even think of even in her dreams.
And she soon becomes a heartless, terrifying, and revengeful but powerful creature fighting an epic battle with the successor of the king who invaded.
She curses the newborn of the invader King only to realize later that this child holds the key to a peaceful kingdom.
The film is directed by Robert Stromberg, produced by Joe Roth, and written by Linda Woolverton.
One of the lesser-known movies from Adam Sandler, the movie Click, is a good fantasy movie set in the modern era.
It is about Michael Newman, played by Adam Sandler, who seems to be happy with this life, but her wife Donna, played by Kate Beckinsale, complains about him always into work and not with family.
Michale seems to be a person who is missing out on his family moments, always obsessed with the future and the work at hand, but soon things change.
He meets with this weird all-know inventor who gives him a universal remote that can control time, skip, forward, pause, and all.
He starts using this remote to skip all those moments with family that he supposes to cherish and enjoy soon to realize things get out of control.
Frank Coraci is the film director, where Adam Sandler himself produces it along with Jack Giarraputo, Neah H, Moritz, and Steven Korean.
Love and Monsters (2020)
Love and Monsters is a kind of film that can be summed up in its title.
The film essential is driven by a love story on the plot of a post-apocalyptic world where our protagonist, played by all charming Dylan O’Brien, fights monsters on this journey to meet his high school girl at another end.
It is a fun adventure film where you take a ride with an underdog character who soon learns to stand and fight for himself and others.
The monsters in the film are also delightful to watch as this post-apocalyptic world is different in its dangers.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
From one of the best directors in Hollywood, David Fincher, this film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is an interesting watch.
Even though the film is not the highest ranking among the best works of David Fincher, it is still quite notable.
This film is adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work, released in 2008, with 13 Oscar nominations. So not even the best job of Fincher, but still, he did something great there.
It features Brad Pitt in the primary role of this protagonist who ages in reverse, and we live his life from his perspective traveling with him on this unique journey where he meets different people.
The visual effects of the aging and de-aging of Brad Pitt’s face are so good and convincing that it brought a revolution in that technology at that time.
Pinnochio is the classic tale we have heard since childhood, and when Matteo Garrone’s Pinnochio film came out, it was certainly an exciting watch to see the adaptation on the big screen.
Robert Benigni, who played the father/creator, Gepetto, in the film, seems to have a deep connection with this story as he also played the living puppet and directed his adaptation of the novel as well.
Federico Lelapi played the title role of Pinocchio and delivered a great performance to appreciate. This adaptation doesn’t take too far from its original story by Carlo Collodi compared to what Disney adapted.
Dorian Gray (2009)
Another classic adaptation from the literature is the 2009-released fantasy mystery thriller Dorian Gray which is also a great fantasy to watch on Prime Video.
Needless to say that the story is adapted from the popular literature piece written by Oscar Wilde titled ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.
It is the story of a corrupt young man who somehow was able to keep his youth eternally, but there is a special painting carving out the inner ugliness.
The film features Ben Barnes as Dorian Gray along with other casts such as Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, John Hollingworth, and others.
The film is written by Toby Finlay and directed by Oliver Parker.