Fantasy/Adventureby purplebabe2025 | created - 29 May 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Votes: 569,135 | Gross: $258.37M
Absolutely fantastic choreography and ideas in the fight scene with the barrels. Even though the Necromancer's right hand man looked like an avatar I thought you could see the Orcs in the making, great make up. At one point I did think I was watching a Pirates/Caribbean film. Really loved this sequel but what did spoilt it was the end credits song, I didn't think it kept to the theme.
2. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 800,379 | Gross: $408.01M
Wasn't interested in the actual hunger games as it's all in Battle Royale but what a fantastic take on a society. To think that they can be that ignorant for so many years that the division is so uniquely spectacular in every way. That really has me curious to what happens. Also, I thought Lenny Kravitz's character was a beautiful one, so calm and parenting. I will have to read the books now.
3. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
Votes: 392,192 | Gross: $66.26M
This was a delightful film with colourful characters of one man's dream. Totally different to a usual Burton film but you can definitely recognise his work. To watch if you want to be taken off to a magical world.
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Votes: 723,263 | Gross: $303.00M
Nice transition from the Lord to this trilogy and I really didn't see how Jackson could make The Hobbit the book into a trilogy seeing how small it was (and in my eyes not the greatest of books), and this 1st part does prove it as there was a lot of info without real substance. The Necromancer had great expressions but I thought the creatures too comical. I'm a lover of riddles but I didn't really understand Gollum's as they were too drawn out. (Why does Gandalf always seem to arrive at the opportune moment and not use magic when needed? Is he limited?) Sets were Goliath and awesome as usual and great fight of the rocks. The home speech from Bilbo was nice. I liked the songs especially the Dwarves ones. All in all it was ok but it lacked something.
5. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Votes: 447,511 | Gross: $228.78M
I dunno, I wasn't overly impressed with this one but I put it down to the mood I was in. (I wasn't in a mood, I just really want to like it.) Of course I will watch again . . .
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Votes: 579,489 | Gross: $424.67M
And the plot thickens. Still the society is what interests me as not much more here but the politics, loved it anyway. Kravitz's character still rocks albeit in trouble now. Credits song very apt.
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
Votes: 451,374 | Gross: $241.07M
Good introduction to another great cast and plot. All round fun film but had no charm or wasn't as funny as the others, different director and with a total cast change may have added to that. The sirens were a good inclusion.
8. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Votes: 124,325 | Gross: $65.19M
A reverse take on the fable. The authenticity was a bit off cause I couldn't get into the Hault's (good on him) accent and the whole beanstalk bit happened too fast to be appreciated. The villain did have an air (heir, get it!) about him which was a good thing and there was a cool use of arrows and beans at the end. I did miss the Harp and Hen as that is the real fable but the director did take it a step further with the terra firma attack and a very cool crown ending. Enjoyed for what it was. It was aptly named.
9. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Votes: 243,443 | Gross: $73.08M
Didn't know what to expect but was thoroughly surprised and in the creativity of this movie. Okay so we may have seen this kinda thing before but the difference with this, to me, is that it worked. Definitely would watch it again. Total Like!!!
10. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.
Votes: 79,978 | Gross: $64.94M
Directed by and Indian guy, how refreshing. The idea of the giant dwarfs were cool, should have kept that up for a while longer and is it me or were they quite sexy? The queens beauty regime was great as were the ideas and the one liners. I did enjoy it as it had a bit of a quirk to it and I feel the dwarfs attitude really made the film. I loved the end credits sequence although I would have liked to have seen an Indian dance.
11. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Votes: 106,877 | Gross: $33.00M
The composition of real life to computer world was so innovative for this time and I think it's the only film I've seen where some of the scenes were very much like storyboards which kept in the theme of the story. Assembling, driving and the florescence gave it an edge and a nice restoration with the final fight.
12. Immortals (2011)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Votes: 153,824 | Gross: $83.50M
It was okay. The battle of the Gods vs the Titans was good, well executed action and the contraception was indeed different, wow. But the whole point was the bow which we only got to see a little of, and that was a shame.
13. The Hole (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.
Cool film and quite scary at some points for what it was. Nothing new but enjoyable nonetheless.
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 131,014 | Gross: $104.39M
Not very good and not the energy that the other films had. In enjoyed the film but thought this film not cohesive from scene to scene it just seemed too thrown together. It gets a pass because of Poulter's performance as Eustace, he totally stole the film.
15. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 330,639 | Gross: $166.11M
Harrelson is so varied of late, really cool. The Day Before Yesterday was with kids whereas this was the adults which was really the only difference. It was all ridiculously 'just in time' but the Russians made the film. It was all a bit too much. 1 man's greed could't persuade that many and for so long, I mean REALLY! I did like the direction it took towards the end even though it wasn't very good. Rubbish that the Russians were all killed, lost it's comic value. At least the end credits was good.
16. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Votes: 143,628 | Gross: $37.52M
I mean, it was al right. Some of the action scenes, especially the last were pretty cool to watch but am still confused as to why Lincoln. Well it was a good watch, leave it at that.
17. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 541,041 | Gross: $124.99M
18. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Votes: 361,516 | Gross: $334.19M
19. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 552,482 | Gross: $209.03M
21. The Mummy (1999)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
Votes: 369,752 | Gross: $155.25M
22. The Mummy Returns (2001)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.
Votes: 286,131 | Gross: $202.02M
23. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Votes: 113,275 | Gross: $33.08M
24. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the fate of Panem.
Votes: 256,270 | Gross: $281.72M
25. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Votes: 382,894 | Gross: $337.14M
26. The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
Votes: 87,213 | Gross: $27.37M
27. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Votes: 370,805 | Gross: $234.04M
28. Maleficent (2014)
PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
Votes: 309,262 | Gross: $241.41M
29. The Box (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.
Votes: 85,737 | Gross: $15.05M
30. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Votes: 250,003 | Gross: $404.52M
31. Big Ass Spider! (2013)
PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
32. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Votes: 173,691 | Gross: $159.56M
33. Divergent (2014)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
Votes: 402,489 | Gross: $150.95M