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The Best Fantasy Movies of 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated May 15, 2020 949 votes 247 voters 10.8k views 20 items

UPDATE: Check out these top 2020 fantasy films!

If you're in need of a hefty dose of escapism, these fantasy movies of 2019 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 2019 fantasy movies ranks everything the genre had to offer this year! 

Some of the best fantasy movies of 2019 continue the stories started by beloved franchises. Great books, like the How to Train Your Dragon, also inspired fantasy films in 2019. 

Which 2019 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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Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Dean DeBlois

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more

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Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis, Tom Taylor

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Cornish

The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more
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Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the Arab-style folktale. Smitten with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), an ...more

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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal

Released: 2019

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.

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Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Butler

Missing Link is a 2019 American stop-motion animated comedy adventure film directed by Chris Butler. Myths and monsters investigator, Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman), sets off on an adventure to ...more
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Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tim Burton

Dumbo is a 2019 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the story by Helen Aberson. Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a one-armed war veteran and former circus star, is ...more
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David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich

Released: 2019

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Hellboy is a 2019 American supernatural superhero film directed by Neil Marshall. Hellboy (David Harbour) squares off against a medieval sorceress (Milla Jovovich) who seeks to destroy

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Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse is a 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. The story of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious ...more

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Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran

Released: 2019

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Doctor Sleep is a 2019 American horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on the 2013 novel by Stephen King. Years following the events of "The Shining", a now-adult Dan Torrence ...more

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Jim Gaffigan, Megan Fox, Olivia Thirlby

Released: 2019

Directed by: Claudia Myers

Above the Shadows is a 2019 American supernatural romance film written and directed by Claudia Myers. A young woman (Olivia Thirlby) has faded from the world to the point of becoming invisible. ...more

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White Snake Zhe Zhang, Tianxiang Yang, Xiaoxi Tang

Released: 2019

Directed by: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao

White Snake is a 2019 Chinese American animated fantasy film directed by Amp Wong and Ji Zhao. Blanca is the white snake demon who loses her memory while disguised as a human and falls in love ...more
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Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina

Released: 2019

Directed by: Alice Waddington

Paradise Hills is a 2019 fantasy drama film directed by Alice Waddington. Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up on a mysterious island called Paradise where she is taken in by a boarding school that ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joachim Rønning

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 American fantasy film directed by Joachim Rønning, and the sequel to the 2014 film. The complex relationship of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and ...more
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Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Wanda Sykes

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kelly Asbury

UglyDolls is a 2019 American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy film directed by Kelly Asbury, based on the plush toys. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends travel to the other ...more
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Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte

Released: 2019

Directed by: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman

Extra Ordinary is a 2019 Irish horror comedy film directed by Mike Ahern and Edna Loughman. Rose Dooley (Maeve Higgins) is a sweet and lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland who has ...more
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Released: 2019

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more

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Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2019

Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Isn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Natalie (Rebel Wilson) wakes up one day to discover that she is self aware of her existence in a ...more
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Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joel Potrykus

Relaxer is a 2018 American drama film written and directed by Joel Potrykus. In 1999, Cam (David Dastmalchian) gives his younger brother Abbie (Joshua Burge) an ultimate challenge, he can't ...more
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Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Released: 2019

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Yesterday is a 2019 British musical comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. A struggling musician, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), discovers that the whole world has forgotten who the Beatles are and ...more

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