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1. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 57,636 | Gross: $0.75M

Not as good as Pan's Labyrinth, but definitely worth watching.

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 577,250 | Gross: $317.58M

I didn't read books, somehow I always have something smarter to read, but I gladly rewatch the movies from time to time. Maybe it's a story for children and it may not have special depth, but it is visually beautiful and so much fun, even after several viewing.


3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,528,517 | Gross: $315.54M

I saw this too many times to be objective about it. But I still remember how thrilled I was when I saw it for the first time in theater.


4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

63 Metascore

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 499,582 | Gross: $261.99M

It is much weaker than the first movie, so it was difficult to keep the attention for nearly three hours, but it's far from being bad.


5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,368,296 | Gross: $342.55M

This is definitely masterpiece. It's almost perfect. I say "almost" because every scene with Frodo and Sam slightly suggests that they are gay, which is offensive to the original story in the book. Few times through the movie I was like "Get the room already and do it, so we can continue with the movie". Book does not trigger such thoughts at all. Damn Hollywood has to spoil everything they touch. But if we ignore that detail, this was the most impressive thing I ever saw until last part was released.

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 971,573 | Gross: $305.41M

It never gets boring.


7. Underworld (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen

Votes: 241,158 | Gross: $51.97M

Still a better love story than Twilight :D


8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,512,909 | Gross: $377.85M

The best movie ever.

9. Hellboy (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt

Votes: 292,540 | Gross: $59.62M

Good movie. Perhaps a bit too long, I had the impression of watching a series, but good. It's not Guillermo del Toro that I'm used to, but it's certainly worth a look, especially who likes super(anti)hero movies.


10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 496,154 | Gross: $249.36M

Something's wrong

Although I did not read the book, it is obvious that something's wrong with this movie. In many aspects it is better that two prequels, but then again it leaves impression of weak movie, occasionally even boring. Acting, directing, production, special effects (especially hippogryf), everything is on high level and finale is great, but with story itself something definitely isn't right. Something's missing. Book fans surely know what I am talking about, even if I have no idea myself...


11. Preacher (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti

Votes: 59,321

Secret Jesus

Criminal, son of a preacher, after many years returns to his hometown in Texas to take over his father's church. But although he is trying to be good, past, long-standing habits and character can not be erased overnight. Things are further complicated when the story involves a child of the forbidden love, the Irish vampire, a pair of angels, completely crazy local tycoon and ex-girlfriend. A great story, dark atmosphere pervaded with (black) humor and a bunch of completely insane characters and situations. The chaotic angel fight, which opens the sixth episode of the first season, is one of the craziest things that I was fortunate to see on television. The atmosphere and framing will especially appeal to comics fans. If for no other reason, watch this because of Joseph Gilgun as a vampire of a very specific kind, which you did not have the opportunity to see before. Brilliant.

9/10 (for the first season)

Next two seasons introduce a bunch of new characters of which, although some are perfect, many fail to maintain level with characters from the first season, in terms of both the idea and the cast and their performances. The story further complicates, maybe too much, and the third season is totally over-the-top. To be understood, I love over-the-top comedy and so-bad-it-is-good movies, but this series is not in that manner. The second season has completely cut off any ties to the first one, and the series becomes something else entirely, and the third season went so far that one wrong step could make everything go to hell. They brought it in the situation to balance on a thin line between ingenious and ridiculous and I'm afraid that the fourth season could easily bury the show. But for now


12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 393,732 | Gross: $206.46M

Little girl, don't touch that squirrel's nuts! It'll make him crazy!

Terribly underrated movie. Of course, it is not on top of world cinematography, but in own genre, it's a true masterpiece. In my opinion, one of Barton's finest achievements. Fairy-tale for children and all of us who still feel that way.


13. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 356,525

The very best in genre.

14. Corpse Bride (2005)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 225,444 | Gross: $53.36M

What a story it is. A tragic tale of romance, passion, and murder most foul.

While he was practicing vows in a forest night before the wedding, clumsy Victor accidentally proposes to a corpse of a girl brutally murdered by her fiancé. Corpse wakes up, pronounces that fateful "I do" and takes Victor to the underworld. He is trying to escape and get back to the girl he loves. One of Barton's best movies. Plot, emotion, acting, music... beautiful.


15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

81 Metascore

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 495,174 | Gross: $290.01M

Either this movie is better than the previous ones or it's just my impression because I had a fan(atic), who knows all the books by heart, to fill in the flaws that a film makes in relation to the book.


16. Underworld: Evolution (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

Picking up directly from the previous movie, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran

Votes: 181,300 | Gross: $62.32M

At the level with the first one.


17. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 618,014 | Gross: $423.32M

This one is maybe even better than first one. Good plot, great acting and directing and fantastic visual effects. It lacks some of the "soul" first one had, but it's still a sequel and it's bound to repeat itself and lose some soul on lack of originality. But whatever it loses on originality, it is more than covered by quality in every aspect.

When I was watching the first one, unfortunately I did not pay attention on music. This time music hypnotized me. It is so good that I even watched complete ending credits not being able to interrupt music that follows it. Movie sound fantastic.

And of course, Johnny Depp, the only man who could possibly pull off Jack Sparrow, one of the best actors of our time.


18. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 577,726 | Gross: $37.63M


This movie leaves me speechless every time…


19. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 561,350 | Gross: $309.42M

Second best adventure ever <3

For me, this one was the best so far. A bit too long for my taste, but so are previous two so I can't complain on that. Well designed adventure, with bit less characterization than before, but those are the same characters we already got to know well, so it should not bother anyone. Acting is good, story shifts between drama, fast action and emotional parts in tempo that prevents you to get bored during 3 hours of this awesome adventure. I could even go so far to compare it to the Lord of the Rings movie. It's not that good, but in its genre, for me it holds honorable second place right after The Return of the King.


My favorite parts... opening scene is one of the best I ever saw. I had goosebumps when they started to sing. And during reception at Singapore, when Keira disarms herself, her body talk and facial expressions irresistibly remind of Jack Sparrow. Man who rips of his toe, ocean mirroring night sky, and on top of everything, bunch of Jacks on stranded Pearl.

  • You're mad. - Thank goodness. If I wasn't this's probably never work.

  • Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along ?!


20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 459,927 | Gross: $292.00M

I have not read the book, but I have the impression that the film is a bit hurried. Maybe it would be better if, instead of two hours, they stretched it to three, so that the story could be better elaborated.


21. Stardust (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

Votes: 240,436 | Gross: $38.63M

Beautiful fairy-tale

"Are we human because we gaze at the stars or do we gaze at them because we are human? Pointless, really. Do the stars gaze back? Now, that's a question..."

If Neil Gaiman is not enough reason for you to see this movie, there are also Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O'Toole, Ian McKellen, Siena Miller...


22. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006 TV Movie)

189 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery, David Warner

Votes: 9,003

"Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom?" 15 November 2015


7/10 [10/10 for the book]

23. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 244,271 | Gross: $75.75M

A little weaker but more versatile than the first one. Certainly entertaining.


24. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 544,798 | Gross: $127.51M

Amazing life in reverse <3

For me, this is one of the best movies of all time. Story is well developed, there's no significant flaws or illogicality, idea is original and interesting, acting and directing very good. It lasts more than two and a half hours, but with curious story, strong dialogues, depth and well measured tempo it keeps attention on high level from the beginning till the end.


I would not be myself if I didn't have some objections, of course, but this time I don't wanna spoil. :D

25. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 143,323 | Gross: $45.80M


26. The Color of Magic (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A cowardly wizard is roped into a life of adventure. A tale from the first two books of Terry Pratchett's fantasy series "Discworld".

Stars: David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 8,696

"I think I've just had another near-Rincewind experience"

Like in "Hogfather", Death is pretty much lousy done, which is a shame because Death is the most awesome character in Discworld series. But besides that, it is absolutely fantastic. I thought it would be impossible to adapt Pratchett to feature film and preserve its original charm, but the movie definitely possesses the spirit of written Discworld. The Luggage and legendary Del Boy in the role of Rincewind are an inexhaustible source of entertainment.


27. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family

78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 424,342 | Gross: $301.96M


Hard-core fans of Harry Potter claim that movie franchise started well enough but it goes worse with every new movie. To me, as to someone who did not read the books, it is quite the opposite. Maybe they don't follow books as much as they should, but actors are growing up and acting improves with every movie, story is more and more interesting and directing and effects sustain same good level. Great entertainment for whole family.


28. 9 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

60 Metascore

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director: Shane Acker | Stars: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 126,594 | Gross: $31.74M

Visually it's nothing special, but it's far from bad. But story is lousy... Boring, confusing, without emotion... waste of time.

4/10 [6/10 for animation and 2/10 for story]

29. Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Jack goes up the beanstalk to rescue a little girl who has been transformed into a harp.

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Stars: Colin Ford, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lloyd, Adair Tishler

Votes: 1,551

Loved it

Pretty much low-budget, but very entertaining. A smart, witty parody on famous fairy-tales, full of cultured humor, without vulgarity and all those nasty things that suppose to be funny these days. Perfect for brain relaxation.


30. Going Postal (2010)

185 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Stars: Richard Coyle, Charles Dance, Steve Pemberton, Tamsin Greig

Votes: 7,542

Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.

Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite writers. I have every single book published in my country, 41 to be precise, and that's not even half of his bibliography. He is best known for his Discworld series, dozens of novels placed on a flat world, carried through space on the shoulders of four elephants, standing on the back of Atuin, gigantic turtle. Sounds familiar? In these novels, Terry parodies the whole history of humanity in all its aspects. I can not choose the favorite one, because every single one is awesome. Some of his work is adapted to movies, TV series and cartoons and I think I saw them all. On par with "The Colour of Magic", this is by far the best adaptation. I won't go into the story itself because I will assume everyone has read the book. And if you still didn't, do yourself a favor and put it on your priority list. Like Terry's books, this movie is extremely entertaining, hilarious and joyful. It may not be a masterpiece of cinematography, but it surely is the masterpiece of clever and meaningful comedy.


31. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

65 Metascore

As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

Votes: 431,255 | Gross: $295.98M


32. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,579,741

LOTR of the TV World

TV shows I rated 10 are extremely rare, I could count them on one hand. And this is one of them. Excellent crew did this based on fantastic book and in cooperation with original writer... I do not want to compare this show with anything else because it is beyond any comparing, but speaking only about its quality, this is for TV world what Lord of the Rings is for movies. I doubt anyone will top this any time soon.

New books are not out yet, and they decided not to wait for it, so series are ahead of the books now. I did not watch the latest season yet, and I see many bad impressions and comments on web, but even if they really did lousy job on this last season, previous 5 seasons are so good that last one can not spoil average grade below 10/10.

I must admit, I did not see famous Breaking Bad yet, so I can not be 100% sure, but for me this is the very best TV show ever made.

I am not writing about it's contents, there is more than enough spoilers all around the web, so no need for me to add some more. Thou, I do not understand all that noise and complaining about spoilers, especially if movie/series is based on famous book. In my opinion, you should always read the book before you watch it on TV, and if you did it then you already know most of what you'll see, so complaining about spoilers is ridiculous. And believe me, even if it is not always the case, in this case you really SHOULD READ THE BOOKS FIRST. It is impossible to put all those thousands of pages in TV show, and reading the books will allow you much better understanding of what you see and you will enjoy the show much much more. I'm not saying that the books are better. Not this time. Both are great in its own way. But show will hypnotize you even deeper if you read the books first.

33. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 451,734 | Gross: $241.07M

Weakest link, but still great

Fourth movie in Pirates franchise is bit below level of its prequels, but that does not mean it's bad, it's just bit less great. Story is linear this time, there's less plot and twists than before, and Penelope does not fit in this world so good in my opinion. But Jack Sparrow is Jack Sparrow, movie is visually beautiful and followed by music that crawls under my skin deeper and deeper with every sequel, becoming closer to be my favorite soundtrack ever. I can't wait for 5th that is announced for 2017.


34. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby

Votes: 116,911

It is not top quality show, but what could you possibly expect from MTV... At the other hand, for those who love supernatural, show is fast, without idling, so pretty much fun.


35. Mr. Nobody (2009)

R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

63 Metascore

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham

Votes: 199,549 | Gross: $0.00M


This beautiful surreal movie is full of memorable lines that will make you reconsider your outlook on life, but this one is my favorite:

"At my age, the candles cost more than the cake. I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid I haven't been alive enough. It should be written on every schoolroom blackboard: Life is a playground - or nothing."


36. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 699,779 | Gross: $381.01M

There are a couple of pathetic scenes, but all in all maybe the best in the franchise.


37. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 199,299

Brings back the magic of childhood and I love it

The first season was very popular because it was a surprise and significant refreshment in the TV world. But after the first season, people started to complain that show does not fulfill its potential, that acting is bad, and soon that show is becoming unwatchable. I agree that it has its ups and downs and for a moment it looked like it will become complete crap, but it recovered soon enough and, though it has a tendency to complicate too much, originality of the plot and magical atmosphere have a mesmerizing influence on me. Last night I finished the 5th season and I cannot wait for 6th to be finished so I can watch it in one breath.

The plot combines the unbelievable amount of fairy-tales, myths, and legends into one complicated but believable and exciting story, where well-known characters from many different stories got new mutual relations. For example, Rumpelstiltskin and Belfire are son and grandson of Peter Pan. Daughter of Snow-white is in love with Captain Hook and Evil Queen is with Robin Hood. The show contains all genres, comedy, action, thriller, romance, drama, and it succeeds to be modern and at the same time preserve the magical atmosphere of childhood fairy-tales. Maybe it is not excellent in terms of acting and directing, but it is amazing in storytelling and bringing back that feel of childhood, and to me, it is more than enough to love it.


38. Underworld Awakening (2012)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea

Votes: 139,270 | Gross: $62.32M

The fourth movie is a bit weaker than three prequels. Action continues in the same manner, but the story is not developed enough. You could get an impression of watching trailer instead of a real movie. But basically, I do like it. I hope that the 5th movie will justify keeping this franchise alive.


39. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 33,542

The secret project of creating a super-soldier goes wrong and, in order to cover up the whole thing, all volunteers who have been exposed to serum are killed. One manages to get away and lives in hiding until he saves the life of a young policewoman and falls in love with her. Then, of course, all possible complications begin. I know, it sounds sleasy, but the series is really well done. It combines elements of crime series with romance, thriller and a bit of horror. Jay Ryan is good in the role of the "beast", Kristin Kreuk is not particularly good actress, but she is beautiful enough for male audience to forgive her shortcomings in the performance, and Nina Lisandrello as her partner and Austin Basis as a computer magician and "beast's" best friend are great. The story is complicated and interesting, directing and effects are good and the series is very addictive. It has four seasons and it's finished, not canceled, so if you decide to watch, you will finish it pretty quickly and without waiting for new episodes or disappointments that the story has remained unresolved. Recommendation.


40. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 723,688 | Gross: $303.00M

Damn you, Hollywood

Looks fantastic, but better if I don't comment storyline... 3 damn hours, and it's just one-third of the story. The Lord of the Rings is complex book 2.000 pages long, while Hobbit is easy-going bedtime story that takes one afternoon of reading, still, they made movies of the same size. That's madness. Hollywood is willing to destroy everything and anything just to grab as much money as possible when they assume something to be a potential chicken that lays golden eggs.

9/10 for visual part 7/10 overall impression

41. Upside Down (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

45 Metascore

Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Director: Juan Solanas | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 66,695 | Gross: $0.10M

Fenomenalna prelepa ideja pretocena u retardiran film. Na IMDb sam video da su drugi moje misli vec savrseno iskazali pa cu jednostavno prekopirati citate.

Fenomenalna ideja: "Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love."

Retardirana realizacija: "The visuals and CG are quite beautiful. There has been a lot of effort expended on the movies appearance. Unfortunately, it's a complete waste. If you like cynically criticizing cinematic stupidity while drinking with friends, this movie will prove very entertaining. Otherwise, if you are capable of finding IMDb and reading reviews, then it is highly unlikely this movie will not enrage you. The endless amount of loose ends, partial explanations, annoying narration, shallow dialogue, ... just raises the question of why? Beautiful, but relentlessly stupid."

Ideja 10/10 Realizacija: 4/10

7/10 [jer koliko god da je glup, previse je lep za manju ocenu]

42. Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Stars: Tom Mison, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones

Votes: 55,623

It was a long time ago when I saw first season, but I think second one is quite better. Its shot better and it's more entertaining. The only flaw is Nicole Beharie's acting that is more goggling and making faces than acting, but when you get used to it, it will stop bothering you.


43. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 569,522 | Gross: $258.37M

Length kills pleasure

It is amazing how they succeeded to make the Hobbit story boring. I had to struggle not to fall asleep. It looks fantastic, but it is simply way too long for the story it tells. Length kills pleasure. All qualities are in its shadow. So sad...


44. Horns (2013)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his forehead.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson

Votes: 70,977 | Gross: $0.16M

Harry Potter with horns :D

Warning: Spoilers

The title suggests that in the new "Harry Potter" some chick gave Harry the horns, and a good part of the movie leads us to think the same, but at the end, we find out that she only lied to him about that, for reasons I won't reveal now. Harry is still with Ginny, portrayed by different actress now, but she's also redhead, so it does not poke your eye too much. As Voldemort is killed in the last movie, we now have a new villain, hidden in the character of Harry's friend Lee, who has some resemblance to Tom Riddle. Lee is also in love with Ginny and his frustration piles up for many years. Finally, his attempt to rape her goes bad and he kills her. Harry is the last one who saw her alive so he gets accused of her murder. While he is trying to clear his name searching for the real murderer, strange horns start to grow on his forehead. Those horns have the magic power to bring the worst out of people and make them reveal their darkest secrets. At the same time, Nagini shows up to keep him company. She is a lot smaller than in previous movies, probably because she is now a real snake instead of CGI. In the end, Harry completely transforms into Devil and in the final battle against Lee they both get killed. Then instead of Nagini swallowing Lee up, Lee in his death rattle swallows Nagini. I'm still trying to understand the symbolism of this scene. Hermione is just supporting role here, she's blond now, works as a waitress, has a reputation of a slut and she finally had sex with Harry. She is also portrayed by a new actress, and, for some reason, names are changed to all characters in the movie. I suppose that's because this is a low budget movie and they did not pay copyright for characters. Although effects are terrible compared to all prequels, the story is more down to earth and very convincing and interesting. Oh, yes, I almost forgot... there is no Ron in this movie, but it easily goes unnoticed because he is pretty much redundant in all the movies so far.

P.S. Now seriously. Although this is nowhere near excellence, it is shot more than good. The acting is good and the movie contains some beautiful cinematography that you should really see for yourself.


45. Spring (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

A young man in a personal tailspin flees from US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti, Nick Nevern

Votes: 21,242 | Gross: $0.05M

Movie for those with bit weirder taste. This is one unorthodox love story, but no less romantic than old love classics.

It says "horror", but this movie definitely is not one. I have no idea who labels genres on this or any other movie site, and what system they use and on what base they decide which genre label is right, but very often labels are terribly wrong.

This is a bit morbid SF romance, drama with some funny moments. Movie is pretty much slow and for some of you may seem boring, but its originality is worth watching it till the end. I never saw anything like this and I was hypnotized. I'll watch it few more times for sure.

Morbid and beautifully weirdly romantic <3

46. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 442,620 | Gross: $255.12M

The best of three

The best of three, I managed to watch it in one breath, but I'm still not thrilled. The whole trilogy leaves the impression of a pale copy of the "Lord of the Rings".