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Goblins and Wizards and Elves, oh my
List creator: yulek
Created on: September 4, 2002 - 2:12 AM PDT
Description: best films in the often overlooked and misunderstood "Fantasy" genre (missing is the best of them all: the 1940's version of "The Thief of Baghdad" not yet come to DVD)

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
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  loaded with story, wonderful music, and simply awesome artistry... without a doubt, the best modern fantasy tale
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
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  the uber swords and sorcery film... "what is steel without the hand that wields it"
Legend: Ultimate Edition (Disc 2 of 2) (U.S. Theatrical Version) (1985)
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  unicorns, elves, goblins, and the coolest evil character in film (darkness as played by Tim Curry) absolutely unbelievable artistic production. note: the original version is much better than the director's cut on disk 1, in my opinion
The Dark Crystal (1982)
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  a fairytale epic that remains totally under rated because it's done with muppets...
Ladyhawke (1985)
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  a classic fantasy film with a great story and a horrendous soundtrack
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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  it's almost perfect in it's rendition of the 1st part of the trilogy... flawed CG and cinematographic direction (yes, i am the heretic)
Excalibur (1981)
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  the best treatement of the arthurian legends on film... sweetly surreal...
Clash of the Titans (1981)
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  a weirdly unfaithful mix of greek legends but forgiven that a wonderous fantasy film
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Special Edition) (1939)
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  gratuitous, yes, but really... flying monkeys... what more do i need to say?
The Princess Bride (1987)
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  funny, witty, and ultimately a great fairytale... some of the most memorable moments in film
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
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  this epic fantasy was the best of Harryhausen's works...
Willow (1988)
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  much fun, but it would probably have been better if Ron "The Big Sap" Howard hadn't directed it

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