When choosing fantasy adventure movies for guys, there needs to be action and adventure, whether it is a swords and sandals epic or a magical adventure. These movies need to have a masculine backbone and high octane story to go along with breakneck action.

  1. “The Princess Bride” This is a fairy tale adventure where a pirate returns to his home to rescue a damsel in distress. There are sword fights and biting humor, making it a perfect fantasy adventure movie for guys. It also has professional wrestling legend Andre the Giant.

  2. “The Brothers Grimm Matt Damon and Heath Ledger star in this fictional story of the BrothersGrimm, the storytellers who wrote the stories that most Disney fairy tales were based. The movie supposes that the brothers were con artists pretending to be demon hunters until they cross a true demon.

  3. “Spawn” Based on the comic book of the same name, “Spawn” tells the story of a mercenary who, after he is killed, comes back to Earth as a soldier for Satan. This is a great fantasy adventure movie for guys, filled with violence, gore and bloody CGI action.

  4. “Labyrinth” This movie contains a very beautiful, young Jennifer Connelly who sets out on a great adventure through the magical labyrinth. The movie also stars David Bowie as the Goblin King and contains a great deal of humor and black comedy.

  5. “Highlander” One of the best fantasy adventure movies for guys, “Highlander” is the tale of medieval warriors in today’s society, battling to the death until only one survives. The movie flashes back and forth from the past to the present as our hero is alway fighting to keep his head.

  6. “Clash of the Titans” This is the story of the battle between the Greek Gods and Titans. Perseus is the hero of the tale, set out to save the Princess Andromeda while battling all sorts of monsters and Gods. The movie also features a classic horrific villain in Medusa.

  7. “The Dark Crystal” While the movie looks from the outside to be a Muppets fantasy movie, it is dark and scary and a better watch for guys than children. The movie follows an alien being on a quest to find the missing crystal that will save his world.

  8. “Conan the Barbarian” Based on the stories by Robert E. Howard, “Conan” is the story of a young child sold into slavery that grows up seeking vengeance against the man who murdered his tribe. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the warrior in this epic fantasy adventure movie for guys.

  9. “Pirates of the Caribbean” Johnny Depp stars as Captain Jack Sparrow, a renegade pirate who ends up helping a young man save his love from evil pirates. The movie spawned two sequels, concluding the story of these three individuals. More movies have been greenlit, telling of more adventures of Captain Jack.

  10. “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” Terry Gilliam directs this movie, a fairy tale adventure surrounding a little girl in a war torn country. The movie follows the narrator, Baron Munchausen, as he unveils his adventures to her, including battling sea monsters and flying to the moon.

-Shawn Lealos