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1. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 103,488

2. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 98,622 | Gross: $12.73M

3. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 271,031 | Gross: $217.35M

4. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 290,658

5. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 135,399

6. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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73 Metascore

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Votes: 158,204 | Gross: $114.97M

7. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 245,222 | Gross: $78.62M

8. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 253,510 | Gross: $137.34M

9. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 59,097 | Gross: $24.88M

10. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 306,563 | Gross: $242.59M

11. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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68 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes

Votes: 227,826 | Gross: $181.40M

12. 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 depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 70,292 | Gross: $28.05M

13. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 190,243 | Gross: $93.45M

14. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 125,738 | Gross: $56.04M

15. The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.0
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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

Votes: 18,652 | Gross: $17.37M

16. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

Votes: 11,221 | Gross: $6.00M

17. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 9,016

18. Pinocchio (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 94,591 | Gross: $84.30M

19. The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

Votes: 96,504 | Gross: $18.44M

20. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 46,946 | Gross: $0.88M

21. Kazaam (1996)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

2.8
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24 Metascore

A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson

Votes: 20,005 | Gross: $18.88M

22. The Fairly OddParents (2001– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 22,870

23. We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and nonviolent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (this era) in order to ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells, Dick Zondag, Ralph Zondag | Stars: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 10,923 | Gross: $9.32M

24. The Neverending Story III (1994)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.1
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A young boy must restore order when a group of bullies steal the magical book that acts as a portal between Earth and the imaginary world of Fantasia.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melody Kay, Jack Black, Carole Finn

Votes: 8,532

25. Jack Frost (1998)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.2
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A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy

Votes: 25,644 | Gross: $34.55M

26. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 9,360

27. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,415 | Gross: $8.12M

28. Bedazzled (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A hapless loser sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, but has trouble winning over the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch

Votes: 6,838

29. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 5,433

30. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Horror

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene

Votes: 6,672

31. 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.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

Votes: 6,112 | Gross: $5.55M

32. Maho Shojo Madoka Magica (2011– )

TV-14 | Animation, Fantasy, Mystery

8.4
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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

Stars: Christine Marie Cabanos, Emiri Kato, Cassandra Morris, Chiwa Saitô

Votes: 3,603

33. Five Children and It (2004)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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Four children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey

Votes: 4,240

34. OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.2
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A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director: Umesh Shukla | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Akshay Kumar, Om Puri

Votes: 31,929

35. Help for the Holidays (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Summer Glau, Eva LaRue, John Brotherton, Dan Gauthier

Votes: 1,325

36. Finian's Rainbow (1968)

G | 141 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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An Irish immigrant and his daughter move into a town in the American South with a magical piece of gold that will change people's lives, including a struggling farmer and African American citizens threatened by a bigoted politician.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks

Votes: 2,627

37. The Queen's Nose (1995– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Children's series about a magic coin that can grant wishes.

Stars: Heather-Jay Jones, Victoria Shalet, Paula Wilcox, Stephen Moore

Votes: 376

38. Tales from the Neverending Story (2001– )

375 min | Drama, Family, Adventure

5.1
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Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Griffin, Brittany Drisdelle, Valérie Chiniara, Stefano Faustini

Votes: 633

39. You Wish! (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hoen | Stars: A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, Lalaine, Tim Reid

Votes: 1,399

40. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 66 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie ... See full summary »

Directors: Jun Falkenstein, Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 3,856

41. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 10,958

42. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001 Video)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

3.5
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The evil Djinn is back at again, this time wreaking havoc on the students of Illinois' Baxter University.

Director: Chris Angel | Stars: Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, Tobias Mehler, Louisette Geiss

Votes: 3,140

43. Me Again (2012)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Things don't go as expected when a disenchanted pastor wishes for a different life.

Directors: David A.R. White, Jeffrey Peterson | Stars: David A.R. White, Bruce McGill, Della Reese, Ali Landry

Votes: 679

44. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 3,803

45. Toto le héros (1991)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

Votes: 4,389 | Gross: $1.23M

46. Miracle in Milan (1951)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò. When she dies, he is sent to an orphanage, which he leaves as a teenager. ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò

Votes: 4,425

47. Bernard and the Genie (1991 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Lenny Henry, John Gabriel, Alan Cumming, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 1,175

48. Five Children and It (1991– )

25 min | Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Five children discover a Psammead in the local sand pit, they find out the Psammead will grant them three wishes.

Stars: Simon Godwin, Nicole Mowat, Charles Richards, Tamzen Audas

Votes: 175

49. Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star.

Directors: Liz Holzman, Rusty Mills, Tom Ruegger, Russell Calabrese, Nelson Recinos, Greg Reyna, Kirk Tingblad, Charles Visser | Stars: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 1,088

50. Wishenpoof! (2014– )

23 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Bianca is just like any girl...well, kind of. She has one teeny ability, "wish magic" - the power to make wishes come true.

Stars: Addison Holley, Scott McCord, Hope Cassandra, Katie Griffin

Votes: 47