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More great fantasy films to watch

In my earlier article, Films every fantasy fan should see, I listed a few must-see fantasy movies and explained what makes them so essential. But I don’t feel five films is enough, so I am adding a few more.


I had this on video cassette as a child and it was my go-to film when I was ill or sad. It always cheered me up. As I got a bit older, jokes that had previously eluded me now left me sniggering sheepishly. It’s a film that has everything: a princess to rescue, a dragon, a tyrannical ruler, a big scary ogre and a talking animal sidekick. But it had fun with these elements, it twisted things around and made it all fresh and new and modern.

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