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The Best Fantasy Movies Of 2021

Updated September 15, 2021 258 votes 46 voters 3.5k views44 items

Need to get away? The best fantasy movies of 2021 are here to help you escape. Taking place in fictional worlds where people can talk to animals or control the weather, this year's best fantasy films are here for you to rank. The 2021 fantasy movies that will resonate with you most likely depend on what other genres you like. Earwig & The Witch boasts family friendly fare while Psycho Goreman is sure to be a bit more frightening for audiences. But which fantasy movies from 2021 is the best? You get to help decide with your votes.

Vote up the fantasy films from 2021 that you liked the most and vote down any that failed to capture your imagination. Also be sure to check back for new and upcoming fantasy films as they are released and added to the list.

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  • 1

    Raya And The Last Dragon

    Cassie Steele, Awkwafina

    Directed byPaul Briggs, Dead Wellins

    Raya and The Last Dragon is a 2020 American animated film directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins. Raya (Cassie Steele) is a fearless and passionate warrior who searches for the last dragon in the...  more
  • 2

    Earwig and the Witch

    Shinobu Terajima, Etsushi Toyokawa

    Directed byGoro Miyazaki

    Earwig and the Witch (aka Āya to Majo) is a Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Gorō Miyazaki, based on the book by Diana Wynne Jones. An orphan girl is adopted...  more
  • 3

    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen

    Directed byIan Samuels

    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a 2021 American sci-fi romantic dramedy film directed by Ian Samuels, based on a short story by Lev Grossman. Two teens who live the same day repeatedly, enabling...  more
  • 4

    The Wanting Mare

    Jordan Monaghan, Josh Clark

    Directed byNicholas Ashe Bateman

    The Wanting Mare is a 2021 American fantasy drama film directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman. In Whithren, a line of women pass a recurring dream through multiple generations....  more
  • 5


    John Ratzenberger, Drake Bell

    Directed byEnrico Casarosa

    Luca is a 2021 American animated fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Enrico Casarosa. On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster...  more
  • 6

    Mortal Kombat

    Jessica McNamee, Mehcad Brooks

    Directed bySimon McQuoid

    Mortal Kombat is a 2021 American martial-arts fantasy action film directed by Simon McQuoid, based on the video game franchise of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias....  more
  • 7

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Zack Snyder's Justice League (HBO Max, 2021) is an American superhero movie based on the comic book of the same name created by Gardner Fox. The film will feature Zack Snyder's director's cut of the...  more
  • 8

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown

    Directed byAdam Wingard

    Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2020 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard, and the sequel to the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a...  more
  • 9

    Jungle Cruise

    Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

    Jungle Cruise is a 2021 American adventure film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, based on the Disney Parks attraction. Boat captain Frank (Dwayne Johnson) takes a scientist (Emily Blunt) and her...  more
  • 10

    Snake Eyes

    Samara Weaving, Henry Golding

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    Snake Eyes (aka Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe: Origins) is a 2021 American action adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, and the third film in the G.I. Joe franchise. A mysterious lone fighter, known...  more
  • 11


    Monique Rockman, Carel Nel

    Directed byJaco Bouwer

    Gaia is a 2021 South African fantasy horror-thriller film directed Jaco Bouwer. An injured forest ranger on a routine mission is saved by two off-the-grid survivalists. What is initially a welcome...  more
  • 12


    Camila Cabello, Billy Porter

    Directed byKay Cannon

    Cinderella is an 2021 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Kay Cannon, based on the fairy tale of the same name. A poor, ambitious orphan gets her wish to meet a prince granted....  more
  • 13


    Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard

    Directed byLeos Carax

    Annette is a 2021 musical drama film directed by Leos Carax. A stand-up comedian falls in love with a world-renowned opera singer, and the birth of their first child turns their lives upside down....  more
  • 14


    Johann Myers, Géza Röhrig

    Directed byChino Moya

    Undergods is a 2020 Spanish thriller fantasy film directed by Chino Moya. An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline - a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated...  more
  • 15


    Basima Hajjar, Yaaqoub Al Farhan

    Directed byShahad Ameen

    Scales (aka Mistress of the Sea) is a 2020 Saudi Arabian drama film directed by Shahad Ameen. A 12-year-old girl lives in a poor fishing village governed by dark tradition, in where every family must...  more
  • 16


    Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski

    Directed byChristian Petzold

    Undine is a 2020 German-French fantasy mystery drama film directed by Christian Petzold. Undine (Paula Beer) works as a historian and museum director specializing in the urban development of Berlin....  more
  • 17

    Black Widow

    Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour

    Directed byCate Shortland

    Black Widow is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Cate Shortland, based on the Marvel Comics character. The film centers on Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) right after the events of...  more
  • 18

    Directed byDestin Daniel Cretton

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American action adventure film directed Destin Daniel Cretton, based the Shang-Chi Marvel Comics. Martial-arts master Shang-Chi confronts the past...  more
  • 19


    Lin-Manuel, Miranda Ynairaly Simo

    Directed byKirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords

    Vivo is a 2021 American animated musical movie directed by Kirk DeMicco and Brandon Jeffords. The story of a capuchin monkey who travels from Cuba to Miami to become a star of the stage....  more
  • 20

    Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

    Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson

    Directed byWill Gluck

    Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (also known as Peter Rabbit 2) is a 2020 American live-action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Will Gluck. Peter Rabbit (James Corden) runs away from home while...  more
  • 21

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    LeBron James, Eric Bauza

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Space Jam: A New Legacy is a 2021 American live action and animated sports comedy directed by Malcom D. Lee and is the sequel to the 1996 film, Space Jam....  more
  • 22

    The Green Knight

    Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander

    Directed byDavid Lowery

    The Green Knight is a 2021 American medieval fantasy film directed by David Lowery, based on the chivalric romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's (Sean Harris)...  more
  • 23

    Nine Days

    Brandy Pitcher, Eric Ramaekers

    Directed byEdson Oda

    Nine Days is a 2021 Brazilian-American fantasy drama film written and directed by Edson Oda. Will (Winston Duke) interviews human souls for the chance to be born after the passing of a 28-year-old...  more
  • 24


    Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson

    Directed byLisa Joy

    Reminiscence is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Lisa Joy. A scientist discovers a way to relive your past and uses the technology to search for his long lost love....  more
  • 25

    Afterlife of the Party

    Victoria Justice, Adam Garcia

    Directed byStephen Herek

    Afterlife of the Party is a 2021 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek. A social butterfly who dies during her birthday week is given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth....  more