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1. Aladdin (2019)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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53 Metascore

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 84,795 | Gross: $340.90M

2. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 119,966 | Gross: $20.16M

3. Serenity (2019)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.3
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37 Metascore

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Director: Steven Knight | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke

Votes: 20,207 | Gross: $8.55M

4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 162,627 | Gross: $4.00M

5. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 325,793 | Gross: $217.35M

6. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 113,532 | Gross: $12.73M

7. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 151,076 | Gross: $57.23M

8. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.1
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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

Votes: 22,202 | Gross: $17.37M

9. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 261,415 | Gross: $181.41M

10. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 360,333

11. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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73 Metascore

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 180,239 | Gross: $114.97M

12. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 275,699 | Gross: $78.62M

13. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.2
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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Black, Carole Finn

Votes: 10,218

14. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 68,726 | Gross: $24.88M

15. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 285,210 | Gross: $137.36M

16. Bedtime Stories (2008)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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33 Metascore

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, Guy Pearce

Votes: 82,890 | Gross: $110.10M

17. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 84,624 | Gross: $29.26M

18. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 347,865 | Gross: $242.83M

19. Cinderella (1950)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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85 Metascore

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 132,563 | Gross: $85.00M

20. Kazaam (1996)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

2.9
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24 Metascore

A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson

Votes: 21,870 | Gross: $18.88M

21. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 11,439

22. Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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32 Metascore

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert

Votes: 15,194 | Gross: $14.30M

23. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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99 Metascore

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Jack Bailey, Mel Blanc

Votes: 117,476 | Gross: $84.25M

24. The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 29,361

25. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 215,171 | Gross: $93.47M

26. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 61,685 | Gross: $0.88M

27. The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

Votes: 107,786 | Gross: $18.44M

28. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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68 Metascore

A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 13,518 | Gross: $14.11M

29. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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51 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 10,724 | Gross: $25.94M

30. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag | Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 12,549 | Gross: $9.32M

31. Help for the Holidays (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Summer Glau, Eva LaRue, John Brotherton, Dan Gauthier

Votes: 1,765

32. Jack Frost (1998)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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A father who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy

Votes: 30,190 | Gross: $34.55M

33. Tales from the Neverending Story (2001– )

375 min | Drama, Family, Adventure

5.2
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Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Griffin, Brittany Drisdelle, Valérie Chiniara, Stefano Faustini

Votes: 718

34. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,881 | Gross: $8.12M

35. Bedazzled (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A hapless loser sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, but has trouble winning over the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch

Votes: 7,828

36. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A wily old codger matches wits with the King of the Leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 6,241

37. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 5,833

38. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 8,565

39. OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director: Umesh Shukla | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri

Votes: 44,881 | Gross: $0.92M

40. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Scrooge McDuck takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp.

Director: Bob Hathcock | Stars: Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor

Votes: 23,411 | Gross: $18.12M

41. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

Votes: 7,177 | Gross: $5.55M

42. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 66 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie ... See full summary »

Directors: Jun Falkenstein, Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 5,557

43. Finian's Rainbow (1968)

G | 141 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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An Irish immigrant and his daughter move into a town in the American South with a magical piece of gold that will change people's lives, including a struggling farmer and African American citizens threatened by a bigoted politician.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks

Votes: 3,068 | Gross: $11.60M

44. Five Children and It (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey

Votes: 4,674

45. Three Wishes (1995)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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In an unexplained act of charity, Jeanne Holman, picks up an injured, apparent tramp and takes him home to care for him little realizing who he was, or the effect he would have on her life and those of her family.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, Seth Mumy

Votes: 2,469 | Gross: $7.03M

46. The Queen's Nose (1995– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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Children's series about a magic coin that can grant wishes.

Stars: Heather-Jay Jones, Victoria Shalet, Paula Wilcox, Stephen Moore

Votes: 483

47. Wishenpoof (2014– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Bianca is just like any girl...well, kind of. She has one teeny ability, "wish magic" - the power to make wishes come true.

Stars: Addison Holley, Scott McCord, Hope Cassandra, Katie Griffin

Votes: 94

48. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001 Video)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

3.6
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The evil Djinn is back at again, this time wreaking havoc on the students of Illinois' Baxter University.

Director: Chris Angel | Stars: Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, Louisette Geiss

Votes: 3,843

49. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 13,423

50. You Wish! (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, Lalaine, Tim Reid

Votes: 1,560



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