10 Best Kid’s Fantasy Movies

Wednesday, February 9 by Jacob Quinn

The 10 best kid's fantasy movies are a mix of classic and more modern films. There was a time when most fantasy movies where generally made for kids because they were seen as too immature for adults. Those times have passed, but filmmakers still cater many of their fantasy films towards children. Some of these films are focused directly on kids, while others are great for both kids and adults.

  1. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Very few kids fantasy movies can match the majesty of this Walt Disney classic, and many consider it the best of all time. The movie is incredibly well animated, and it used animation techniques that were much more involved than many modern methods.
  2. “The Wizard of Oz” Most kid's fantasy movies are not as colorful and lively as this old Hollywood classic. It tells the story of a girl journeying to another world where she has a great adventure.
  3. “The Great Yokai War” This is one of the best kid's fantasy movies that relies on Japanese mythology. It’s about a boy who starts interacting with spirits, and it’s something that both kids and adults can enjoy equally.
  4. “Mary Poppins” Very few kid's fantasy movies have as much prestige as this one. It tells the story of a Nanny with magical powers.
  5. “My Neighbor Totoro” This is one of the most unique kid's fantasy movies. It’s an animated film about a little girl who becomes friends with a giant monster spirit.
  6. “The Neverending Story” This is a classic fantasy film for kids. It’s about a boy who starts reading a book, and eventually he starts to realize that the story is actually happening in another universe.
  7. “Babe” There are a lot of kid’s fantasy movies about talking animals, but "Babe" is stronger than any of them. It’s about a pig who has a fantasy to become a great sheepdog.
  8. “Hook” This is one of the most interesting takes on the Peter Pan character. In this film, Peter is a grownup who has forgotten what it’s like to be a kid. The film puts Peter through an experience that helps him regain his former lust for life.
  9. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” The whole concept of the chocolate factory in this movie is one of the great screen creations. The film manages to be whimsical, amusing, and even a little bit scary, while simultaneously staying kid-friendly.
  10. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” This was a big hit at the box office, and it does the story a lot of justice. It’s about a group of children that wander into a strange new world and find themselves becoming heroic figures.
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