This list contains information on the best classic fantasy movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best classic fantasy films come in many forms. Some good old fantasy movies follow princesses as they look for love while other good classic fantasy movies feature epic battles. Many of the best classic fantasy films have been beloved for generations.
What films will you find on this top classic fantasy movies released before 1990 list? Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has to be near the top. Gene Wilder had whimsy to spare as the candy-loving title character in this 1971 movie. Fantastical plot twists and catchy songs helped to make this musical a classic. Ghostbusters is another good movie that includes elements of fantasy.
Movie-goers found a fairytale fit for the big screen in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. Other good classic fantasy films featured on this list include Mary Poppins, The NeverEnding Story, and The Wizard of Oz.
Do you have a favorite classic fantasy film? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any good features we may have missed.
- 628106The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more
- 500115Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more
- 510119Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits... more
- 482113Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by... more
- 620188Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson,... more
- 444124The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.... more
- 530183The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 West German epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same... more
- 25964Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy comedy-adventure film produced... more
- 362113Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed... more
- 30888The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by... more
- 363115The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more
- 368118Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced... more
- 357119Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros.... more
- 27880Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by... more
- 25971Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and... more
- 25369Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based... more
- 26576Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based... more
- 341115Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring... more
- 26080An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and... more
- 28494The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired... more
- 325118Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the... more
- 27794The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure drama film directed by Don... more
- 25281This special is a 1966 American animated television film special directed by Chuck Jones. It... more
- 435182The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and... more
- 284105The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of... more