Total Nerd The Best Fantasy Worlds  

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This is a list of the most awesome, spectacular, and entertaining fantasy worlds created. These fantasy worlds are not always just from books, but also from movies and fantasy games, too. This is a ranking of the greatest, most imaginative worlds ever dreamed up. Vote for your favorite mythical worlds, and add fantasy world names that you notice are missing. And certainly, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you want.

Some of the most iconic fantasy worlds ever created are those from books (and many have some pretty fun names as well). We all owe a debt of gratitude to the best fantasy authors for dreaming up these exotic lands. Some fantasy lands, like Middle Earth, Dune, and Narnia, made incredibly successful jumps from fantasy fiction to film. They are absolutely worthy of inclusion among the greatest fantasy movies of all time. Others, like Terra Nova (from FOX's ill-fated TV show of the same name), intrigued, but failed to prove popular enough to stay on the air. Terra Nova, sadly, joins this list of great TV shows canceled before their time.

What fantasy world do you think is the greatest ever? That's certainly subjective. Fans of Star Wars and Star Trek could probably argue back and forth about this for decades. Oh, wait, they have!

Anyway, just vote. It's time to decide, once and for all, which fantasy world is the best ever created.
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1
4,146 1,374
Middle-Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Middle-Earth

J. R. R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series (from 1937)

2
3,539 1,638
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (from 1997)

3
2,367 1,742
The Chronicles of Narnia Franc... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (from 1950)

4
2,737 1,456
Westeros is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Westeros

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones (from 1996)

5
1,708 1,575
Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (from 1865)

6
1,768 1,241
Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Atlantis

Plato's Timaeus and Critias (from 360 BC)

7
1,669 1,394
Neverland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Neverland

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan (from 1904)

8
1,313 1,596
Oz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Oz

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (from 1900)

9
1,692 673
Asgard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Jo Swo added Asgard

Norse Mythology (from the 13th century)

10
1,307 977
Discworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Discworld

Terry Pratchett's Discworld (from 1983)

11
1,006 974
Forgotten Realms is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Forgotten Realms

Dungeons & Dragons (from 1967)

12
953 1,215
Dune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune (from 1965)

13
862 1,156
Springfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Springfield

The Simpsons (from 1989)

14
1,221 897
Hyrule is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda (from 1986)

15
460 1,073
Britannia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Britannia

Brittania TV series (from 2018)

16
823 850
Pandora is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
JimJenkins added Pandora

James Cameron's Avatar (from 2009)

17
725 618
Labryinth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986)

18
1,991 361
Wakanda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wakanda

Marvel Comics (from 1966)

19
537 292
Camelot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

King Arthur legends (from the 1170s)

20
561 557
Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
MatthewGill added Fantasia

Michael Ende's Neverending Story (from 1979)

21
921 711
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

(from 1997)

22
676 749
Azeroth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Azeroth

 C. J. Cherryh's Fires of Azeroth (1979)

23
291 816
Mystic Falls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
acrosstheflame added Mystic Falls

The Vampire Diaries (from 2009)

24
611 765
Mushroom Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Mushroom Kingdom

Nintendo's Mario series (from 1981)

25
365 515
Toontown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
bojanthebest added

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)