Top 17 Best Fantasy Movies on Netflix Of All Time

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: January 24, 2023 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)

Keep this list handy as we celebrate and rank what are deemed to be the Top 17 Best Fantasy Movies on Netflix of all time.

Fantasy films are filled with magic and wonderment that can bring anyone into the world that’s created. The characters are always fun, and the original ideas for these fantastical creatures are always interesting. Some fantasy movies on Netflix have been able to create an atmosphere that sucks in the viewer and makes relatable characters. The films on this list are the Best Fantasy movies on Netflix. By using IMDb and its rating scale, the films below are listed from lowest to highest to give the most accurate score. 

17. Rainbow (2022)

To take the concept of The Wizard of Oz and flip it on its head is a bold choice. Audiences get to see Dorothy in a different light and actually go through her adolescence.

Official Premise: Modern-day Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) inspiration) faces the challenges of being a teenager nowadays.

Cast: Dora Postigo, Carmen Maura, Carmen Machi

IMDB Rating: 4.5

16. Fistful of Vengeance (2022)

There are fantasy films that tie into the lore of ancient prophecies and almost always tie with the younger generation. The reason why is so they learn to respect the lore and understand their past.

Official Premise: Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the “Wu Xing”.

Cast: Iko Uwais, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao

IMDB Rating: 4.4.

15. Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

When anime is adapted, it can work one of two ways, and this adaptation isn’t the strongest, but it has an interesting story. The concept of being alchemists is explained and that’s the most intriguing aspect of this trilogy.

Official Premise: Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher’s Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Takeshi Miyamoto

IMDB Rating: 5.3

14. Fullmetal Alchemist: Revenge of Scar (2022)

In this sequel, Edward Elric goes through the superhero phase of being at his weakest, along with his brother. While they try to protect themselves, there are other alchemists that come from the shadows and attack them.

Official Premise: When a mysterious figure starts to target State Alchemists for their sins against God, Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse are at their most vulnerable. Meanwhile the hormunculi begin to unveil themselves once again.

Cast: Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka

IMDB Rating: 5.3

13. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemist (2022)

In this final installment, the brothers are faced with this supernatural creature that threatens the entire world as they know it. They take what they’ve learned on their journey and about each other in order to defeat it.

Official Premise: The Elric brothers’ long and winding journey comes to a close in this epic finale, where they must face off against an unworldly, nationwide threat.

Cast: Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka

IMDB Rating: 5.3

12. The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)

Halloween is always a good time to have some fantastical creatures creep through the veil. But the important thing here is that a teenage girl ends up bonding with her father again out of fear for what’s to come next.

Official Premise: A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her father.

Cast: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, Kelly Rowland

IMDB Rating: 5.5

11. Night Teeth (2021)

College students find themselves in weird situations all the time, and when one student becomes a chauffeur for the night, he ends up in some hot water with two strangers.

Official Premise: A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two mysterious women fro a night of party-hopping across LA. But when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions – and their dangerous, shadowy underworld – he must fight to stay alive.

Cast: Jorge Ledenborg Jr., Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry

IMDB Rating: 5.7

10. Nightbooks (2021)

This is the perfect film to watch with the whole family as it dabbles into the horror elements while crafting a fantastical world. It’s fun, and entertaining and has a great performance by Krysten Ritter.

Official Premise: Alex, a boy possessed with scary stories, is imprisoned by an evil young witch in her contemporary New York City apartment.

Cast: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, J.A.White, Krysten Ritter.

IMDB Rating: 5.7

9. Troll (2022)

This is a situational fantasy film that takes the lore of a troll and builds it into the scenic landscape outside of Norway. These people have to journey back without interrupting the peace of the Troll, but things go south.

Official Premise: Deep in the Dovre mountain, something gigantic wakes up after a thousand years in captivity. The creature destroys everything in its path and quickly approaches Oslo.

Cast: Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck

IMDB Rating: 5.8

8. The School For Good and Evil (2022)

Official Premise: Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil.

Cast: Kit Young, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Sofia Wylie

IMDB Rating: 5.8 

7. Afterlife of the Party (2021)

Second chances are important in life, and sometimes we give people too many. But in this case, a young girl gets a chance to reflect on how she used to live and changes her perspective after dying.

Official Premise: A social butterfly who dies during her birthday week is given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth.

Cast: Victoria Justice, Midori Francis, Robyn Scott

IMDB Rating: 5.8

6. Bright (2017)

This is considered an under-appreciated Netflix fantasy film because of the outlandish concept. It’s actually an incredibly grounded film that explores relevant social commentary on life in general through the police force.

Official Premise: A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

Cast: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

IMDB Rating: 6.3

5. Wendell and Wild (2022)

When the world is cruel to young Kat, she turns to her connection with the underworld to make sense of her life. The two brothers end up taking advantage of her curiosity to return to the world they once knew.

Official Premise: Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild, enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot to summon them to the Land of the Living.

Cast: Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Angela Bassett

IMDB Rating: 6.4

4. The Yin Yang Master (2020)

You can live your life trying to reach your goals without having anyone stand in your way. However, when your dream is in reach, there can be many obstacles that can stand in your way, which is what happens with Qing Ming in this film.

Official Premise: Qing Ming, the Yin-Yang Master, took his master’s last wish and went to the Capital Tiandu City to attend the heaven ceremony.

Cast: Mark Chao, Allen Deng, Ziwen Wang

IMDB Rating: 6.4

3. Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Unfortunately, when this was released, The Jungle Book by Jon Favreau was already the masterpiece that it was. Sadly, this flew under the radar, but it is still such a strong adaptation. The special effects and voice acting were exceptionally well done, and it deserves more appreciation.

Official Premise: A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis

IMDB Rating: 6.5

2. Nimona (2023) 

This animated feature has a wonderful futuristic story that has a teen at the forefront aiding a knight. It is one of the strongest Netflix releases this year, and it has beautiful animation to add to the strong story. 

Official Premise: When a knight in a futuristic, medieval world is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona – a mischievous teen who happens to be a shapeshifting creature he’s sworn to destroy. 

Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang, Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint

IMDB rating: 7.6

1. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

Objectively, this is one of the best animated features that Netflix has ever produced, and it’s because of the immaculate detail of the stop-motion animation. It’s gorgeous, fluid, and tells the most human story about grief that can resonate with anyone.

Official Premise: A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann

IMDB Rating: 7.7

And that completes our Top 16 Best Fantasy Movies on Netflix of All Time list. What’s your favorite Fantasy movie on Netflix? Comment below.

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