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The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies

Updated June 15, 2019 1.0k votes 122 voters 2.3k views29 items

List RulesVote up your favorite fantasy films that were released in the 2000s.

You shall not pass! However you shall vote on our list of the best 2000s fantasy movies. With so many blockbuster franchises throughout this decade, along with so many other great films, how will you choose the greatest 00s fantasy movie?

Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings  are, arguably, the best 00s fantasy movie franchises of all time. With Oscar wins/nominations and launching of famous actor's careers, how could you not vote for these great fantasy movies of the 2000s.

Even several foreign fantasy movies of the 00s have made this list! Pan's Labyrinth and Spirited Away, are classic 00s fantasy movies that have won awards all over the world, including several Oscars.

So, on this list of greatest 00s fantasy movies, which will you choose? It's up to you.
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by... more

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more
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    Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Spirited Away

    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara

    Released2001

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki... more

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The  is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler... more
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    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

    Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks,... more

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner  is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and... more

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer& is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as... more

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    Harry Potter and the Order of  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and... more
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    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same... more

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    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter,... more

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber o is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and... more
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    Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and... more

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    Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Pan's Labyrinth

    Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

    Released2006

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro. It... more

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    Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by... more
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    The Hobbit trilogy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    The Hobbit trilogy

    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter... more

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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley

    Released1999

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen... more

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and... more
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    The Fall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    The Fall

    Lee Pace, Justine Waddell

    Released2006

    Directed byTarsem Singh

    The Fall is a 2006 adventure fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh, starring Lee Pace, Catinca... more
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    Star Wars Episode II: Attack o is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor

    Released2002

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    (22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has... more

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    The Curious Case of Benjamin B is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by... more
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    Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair

    Released2004

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by... more

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    Coraline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

    Released2009

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's... more

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    Transformers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Fantasy Movies
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    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on... more

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