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1. Thor (2011)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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57 Metascore

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne, J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

2. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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33 Metascore

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.

Writers: Jessica Postigo, Cassandra Clare | Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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53 Metascore

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni, C.S. Lewis | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter

4. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Writers: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

5. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the dephs of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Writers: Chris Van Allsburg, David Koepp, John Kamps | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

6. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

7. Shrek Forever After (2010)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

Writers: William Steig, Josh Klausner, Darren Lemke | Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

8. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Writers: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas, Sid Krofft, Marty Krofft | Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

9. Nim's Island (2008)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.0
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55 Metascore

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

Writers: Joseph Kwong, Paula Mazur, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, Wendy Orr | Directors: Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin | Stars: Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin, Michael Carman

10. Suicide Room (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room.

Writer: Jan Komasa | Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczynski

11. Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

12. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Writers: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman | Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

13. Slipstream (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.1
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47 Metascore

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

Writer: Anthony Hopkins | Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave, Christian Slater, John Turturro

14. Tormented (2011)

83 min | Horror

5.4
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Daigo doesn't speak anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

Writers: Sôtarô Hayashi, Daisuke Hosaka, Takashi Shimizu | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ômori

15. Love Is All You Need? (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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The story of a bullied young teen who lives in a world where heterosexuality is considered immoral.

Writers: Kim Rocco Shields, David Tillman | Director: Kim Rocco Shields | Stars: Louis Bottino, C. Ashleigh Caldwell, Patrick Charles, Brian Deming

16. 17th Precinct (2011 TV Movie)

Crime, Fantasy

7.4
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Writer: Ronald D. Moore | Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Tricia Helfer, Stockard Channing, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

17. Black Heaven (2010)

105 min | Drama

5.6
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An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Writers: Gilles Marchand, Dominik Moll | Director: Gilles Marchand | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud, Pauline Etienne

18. Pedro Penduko, Episode II: The Return of the Comeback (2000)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Writer: Dwight Gaston | Director: Erik Matti | Stars: Janno Gibbs, Ramon Zamora, Ace Espinosa, LJ Moreno

19. Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad enter a mysterious door to save the people of Sub-Con from the evil frog Wart and his minions.

Director: Kensuke Tanabe

20. Elf o karu mono-tachi (1996– )

TV-MA | 600 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Stars: Alissa Alban, Brad Atwell, Greg Ayres, James Bates

21. The Well (2012– )

Sci-Fi | Active

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When Ted, a withdrawn bachelor, suddenly becomes plagued by reoccurring black outs that appear to be transporting him to a mysterious location, he enlists the help of an interested neighbor... See full summary »

Stars: Dalton Leeb, Katie Lynne Ryan, Cassandra Gava, Lukas Behnken

22. Dactyl Nightmare (1991 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

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23. Alternate Reality (2011)

5 min | Short, Fantasy

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When a young girl discovers she has an ability to cross over between this reality and another, she soon uncovers something (or someone) which sends her in complete shock.

Writers: Gabrielle Beaty, Aidan Schneider | Director: Gabrielle Beaty | Stars: Aidan Schneider, Zoe Girgenti

24. Forest Ridge (2011)

PG | 12 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Two hikers come across a neighborhood of zombies.

Writers: Chris Martinez, Benji Zello, Joshua Zello | Directors: Joshua Zello, Benji Zello | Stars: Richard Zello, David Conner, Dama Alvarado, Alicia Cates