The Best Fantasy Movies Of 2018 

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Updated June 14, 2019 548 votes 267 voters 26.6k views 15 items

If you're in need of a hefty dose of escapism, these fantasy movies of 2018 should suffice. Quality fantasy creates an entirely fictional universe that nevertheless plays on timeless human emotions to make stories emotionally resonate for viewers. This list of 2018 fantasy movies ranks everything the genre had to offer this year! 

Some of the best fantasy movies of 2018 continue the stories started by beloved franchises. Great books, like A Wrinkle in Time, also inspired fantasy films in 2018. 

Which 2018 fantasy film is the best? Vote your favorites to the top below, and feel free to add any great films you see missing.

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Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Yates

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy drama film directed by David Yates. After Gellert Grindelward (Johnny Depp) escapes imprisonment, his closest friend, Albus ...more

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Mary And The Witch's Flower Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2017

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2017 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that ...more
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle McLachlan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Eli Roth

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American fantasy horror film directed by Eli Roth, based on the novel by John Bellairs. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) aids his ...more
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on works by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After being led by her ...more
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2018

Directed by: Andy Serkis

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a 2018 adventure fantasy film directed by Andy Serkis, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. A human child (Rohan Chand) raised by wolves, must face off against a ...more
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Mary Poppins Returns Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. In 1935, during the era of the Great Depression in the United Kingdom, the now grown-up Jane (Emily ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss

Released: 2018

Directed by: Marc Forster

Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more
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Gnome Alone Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis

Gnome Alone is a 2018 Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis. When Chloe (Becky G) discovers that her new home's garden gnomes are not what they seem. She ...more

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Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Michael Sucsy

Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by David Levithan. 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a spirit named A, a traveling ...more
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Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Directed by: Ava DuVernay

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more

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James Franco, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker

Kin is a 2018 science fiction film directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker. An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.
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Eva Melander, Jorgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ali Abbasi

Border is a 2018 Swedish fantasy film directed by Ali Abbasi. A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which ...more
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Released: 2018

Directed by: J. A. Bayona

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire ...more

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Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Oliver Platt

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bobby Miller

The Cleanse is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Bobby Miller. An unemployed, heartbroken man (Johnny Galecki) goes on a spiritual retreat to cleanse himself only to discover it's more ...more