Netflix is home to a decent collection ofsettings. Extremely fun Stardust and action-packed The Old Guard are ready to enjoy, or you can get on your nerves watching the hellish Errementari. There is something for everyone.
We hope you find an intriguing gem below.
Co-produced by Sam Raimi, this dark fantasy is portrayed with the best horror movies. Still aimed at younger viewers, Nightbooks flips through a mystery about a young boy who needs to figure out how to escape from a magical apartment owned by witch Natasha to Kristen Ritter. Tomb of fun.
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The Chronicles of Spiderwick (2008)
Enjoy two doses of the acting talents of young Freddie Highmore, who plays twins in this fantasy, based on the eponymous series of books. The Spiderwick Chronicles take you to the world of forest fairies, whose wide varieties are described in a handy and highly sought-after field guide. Combining family problems with an amazing adventure driven by CGI, The Spiderwick Chronicles is a busy but entertaining fantasy film.
A boy called Christmas (2021)
Christmas cracker, delivering loads of festive spirit. A boy named Christmas will not win any prizes for originality, but he certainly provides what is written on the box. Young Nicholas embarks on a quest to find the legendary elven village with his friend Blitzen. There are no rewards for predicting fraud with gifts that follow.
From Christmas we head to Halloween: Errementari, translated from Spanish as The Blacksmith, is a horror fantasy about a deal with the devil. In northern Spain in the 1830s, a blacksmith held a demon captive while an orphan girl unknowingly released it. Wars, murders, kidnappings, suicides and more await you in the furnace of this hellish horror with surprising strokes of dark comedy.
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Agree with a fantastic tale, which may or may not be true. Will Bloom (Billy Craddop) visits his dying father, whose exciting, impossible stories of his life begin to gain credibility. This extensive adventure, directed by Tim Burton, takes us back to the youth of Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor), where we see his stories unfold on their own. With witches, circus and bank robberies, Big Fish is a charming prize catch.
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Coming under the banner of magical realism, Midnight in Paris is as romantic as the city where its protagonist walks. Owen Wilson plays Gil Pender, a lost screenwriter who avoids strained relationships while traveling back in time to the 1920s, where he meets people like Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. Witty, carefree and charming, Midnight in Paris brings the stars closer to home.
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Where are the wild things (2009)
Based on the children’s book of the same name Where the Wild Things Are, both adults and younger viewers will like it. A lonely boy gets out of trouble at home, including his parents’ divorce, by sailing through a small pond that leads to the ocean and finally to an island, where he eventually rules the fluffy and monstrous inhabitants. Exploring aspects of growing up, this fantastic adventure is a unique, sometimes invigorating melancholic picture book.
The water man will not be for everyone. More drama than pure fantasy, this family adventure deals with topics such as grief, loss and friendship. Eleven-year-old Gunner and his family move to a new city, where the bookworm has to deal not only with a lack of friends, but also with a stern father and mother suffering from leukemia. His escape takes him to a fairy forest, where his imagination comes to life. An adventure story dealing with bigger problems.
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Let Neil Gaiman and Charlie Cox take you to the magical kingdom of Stormhold. Based on Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Stardust follows Tristan Thorne (Cox), a young man who helps protect a fallen star in the form of a young woman. Are they in love? Does the sun rise in the east? With Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Mark Strong and Robert De Niro among the brilliant actors, Stardust provides a delightful escape from escapism, even if it can sometimes run wild.
A superhero technical film, The Old Guard features a set of impressive action scenes popping up with each of Charlize Theron’s shots. Theron plays Andy, the leader of a group of immortal mercenaries, including a knight who fights in the Crusades. Centuries-old warriors embark on a mission of revenge, carrying progressive heroes and shiny battles, although he can’t avoid every cliché.
This dark fantasy drama comes from Spanish director JA Bayona, who has since branched out into huge franchise chapters, including Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom and the first two episodes of the upcoming Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings. But perhaps his best work focuses on the tales of coming of age; A Monster Calls follows a troubled young boy who stumbles upon a tree that promises to tell him three stories, as long as Connor tells him one in return. Rooted in darker themes, one of which is death, A Monster Calls is a clever, exciting fantasy tale.
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