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Richie
December 18th, 2006, 11:26 AM
So far Eragon is my favorite fantasy movie yet; but That may change when Wizard's First Rule comes out. The Sword of Truth series was my fav books, and I can't wait for the movies. But I do hope they are like the books.

MOVIES MENTIONED SO FAR: (Note, not all listed as favorites... this is a stab at a complete-ish fantasy movie list)

LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
LOTR: The Two Towers (2002)
LOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
Eragon (2006)
Krull (1983)
Highlander (1986)
Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)
Highlander 3: The Sorcerer (1994)
Highlander 4: End Game (2000)
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Dungeons & Dragons 2: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)
Excalibur (1981)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Harry Potter: And the Philosopher's Stoner (2001)
Harry Potter: And the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter: And the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter: And the Goblet of Fire (2005)
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek 2 (2004)
13th Warrior (1999)
The Beastmaster (1982)
The Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Willow (1988)
Red Sonja (1985)
Legend (1985)
Night Watch (2006)
The Neverending Story (1984)
The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter (1990)
The Neverending Story 3: Return to Fantasia (1994)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (1968)
Fire & Ice (1983)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
First Knight (1995)
King Arthur (2004)
Snow Queen (2005)
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Ladyhawke (1985)
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Dark Crystal (1982)
Dragonslayer (1981)
Dragonheart (1996)
Dragonheart 2: New Begining (2000)
Something wicked this way comes (1983)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Brazil (1985)
Eyes without a face (1994?)
Time Bandits (1981)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
La Belle et La Bete (2005?)
Timeline (2003)
Van Helsing (2004)
Underworld (2003)
Underworld 2: Evolution (2006)
The Fisher King (1991)
Jabberwocky (1977)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Goonies (1985)
Raiders of the lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
The Land that Time Forgot (1975)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
A Knight's Tale (2001)
King Kong (2005, 1976 & 1933)
Gor (1988)
Outlaw of Gor (1989)
Deathstalker (1983)
Deathstalker 2: Duel of the Titans (1987)
Deathstalker 3: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)
Deathstalker 4: The Darkest Hour (1990)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Reign of Fire (2002)
Flesh and Blood (1985)
Troy (2004)
Tristan and Isolde (2006)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man's Chest (2006)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Waterworld (1995)
The Postman (1997)

Evil Agent
December 20th, 2006, 12:56 AM
I've heard nothing but bad things about Eragon. Don't know if I'll see it...

But "best fantasy movie" ever??? I doubt it could possibly be that. What about a little trilogy called The Lord of the Rings?

They're making the Sword of Truth books into movies...? Yikes...:eek: :rolleyes:

Banger
December 20th, 2006, 07:47 AM
Yeah, Eragon? It sounds worse than Dungeons & Dragons!

Lord of the Rings is my favorite, but there are a lot of other very good fantasy films, such as Terry Gilliam's films, the Harry Potter films, Excalibur, The Princess Bride, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek, Conan, Hayao Miyazaki's films, some of the Disney films... I just can't imagine anyone placing Eragon above them, based on what I have heard about the film.

As for Sword of Truth, from this month's Locus:


Film and TV rights to Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series sold to Sam Raimi via Russell Galen. The deal requires Raimi to make a new Sword of Truth film every five years in order to retain the rights.

What's wrong, Sam? You couldn't get A Song of Ice and Fire instead? :p

Liathano
December 20th, 2006, 09:53 AM
I would have to agree with Banger, I would put all of the movies he listed above Eragon. I enjoyed the book but the movie was lacking.

Sidmyster
January 3rd, 2007, 04:53 PM
Krull:

i used love that film when i was little :P

Brys
January 4th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Lord of the Rings - all three of them are excellent in pretty much every way - there's only one bad actor in the entire cast, the script was excellent (keeping the best of Tolkien's, cutting his worst and adding in a bit of humour), the special effects were spectacular as was the direction and it made LotR really enjoyable. To me it's clearly the best fantasy film. There isn't much competition amongst traditional fantasy, and the only fantasy films that come close are Night Watch (one of the most visually impressive films in existence) and Star Wars (a lot of fun, but full of flaws).

JBI
January 4th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Going to have to go with The Lord of The Rings. If I have to choose which one then The Fellowship of the Ring. For a movie that isn't Lord of the Rings, it is difficult, but I will probably go with the fourth Harry Potter movie. I'm not to big a fan of Rowling's work, but the cinematography was top notch.

juzzza
January 4th, 2007, 11:07 AM
LOTR is on another level of existence, so would choose that in a heartbeat but if we are talking about single movies, I will go with 13th Warrior.

Liathano
January 4th, 2007, 11:12 AM
I also loved The Princess Bride, one of my all time favourites.;)

juzzza
January 4th, 2007, 11:18 AM
I think Nostalgia will play a large part in anyone's choice, if they are out of their teens. Objectively, I can't see anyone under the age of 18, listing movies like Krull, Conan or Hawk the Slayer! They would laugh at them. However, films like The Princess Bride, just might stand up to the test of time.

That being said, I would list films like Beastmaster, Sword and Sorcerer above Eragon... it is awful!

Thinking about it, I think Highlander just pips 13th Warrior to my top slot.