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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
4,312 1,426
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
3,708 1,698
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
3
2,489 1,817
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
2,871 1,511
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
1,790 1,634
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
1,854 1,274
Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Atlantis

Plato's Timaeus and Critias (from 360 BC)

7
1,383 1,645
Oz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Oz

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

8
1,798 702
Asgard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Jo Swo added Asgard

Norse Mythology (from the 13th century)

9
1,051 1,026
Forgotten Realms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Forgotten Realms

Dungeons & Dragons (from 1967)

10
991 1,261
Dune is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune (from 1965)

11
874 884
Pandora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
JimJenkins added Pandora

James Cameron's Avatar (from 2009)

12
475 1,114
Britannia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Britannia

Brittania TV series (from 2018)

13
1,265 940
Hyrule is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Hyrule

The Legend of Zelda (from 1986)

14
903 1,213
Springfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Springfield

The Simpsons (from 1989)

15
2,060 405
Wakanda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Wakanda

Marvel Comics (from 1966)

16
770 647
Labryinth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986)

17
608 586
Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
MatthewGill added Fantasia

Michael Ende's Neverending Story (from 1979)

18
586 321
Camelot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

King Arthur legends (from the 1170s)

19
703 783
Azeroth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Azeroth

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

20
275 597
Hyboria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Hyboria

Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian (from 1932)

21
313 852
Mystic Falls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
acrosstheflame added Mystic Falls

The Vampire Diaries (from 2009)

22
965 753
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

(from 1997)

23
332 660
Krynn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds

Dragonlance series (from 1984)

24
433 575
Earthsea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series (from 1964)

25
369 436
Florin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Worlds
coyotedoorknob added Florin

William Goldman's The Princess Bride (from 1973)