We all love to enjoy and indulge in the fantasy world of movies from time to time. If you are looking for the best fantasy movies that you and your kids can enjoy, then you are at the right spot. We have curated a perfect list of Best Fantasy Movies For Kids that will save you some effort and time.
Some movies on the list might leave you with feelings of nostalgia and we find that beautiful. From the wizarding world of Harry Potter to the fun and dumb world of minion madness, we have selected the 7 best fantasy movies out there.
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- Despicable Me
- Harry Potter
- The Polar Express
- The Christmas Chronicles
Now that you have seen the list, read along to find out more about these mystical fantasy worlds with captivating storylines. All of the movies mentioned are PG – 13 rated, so you don’t have to worry about the content being inappropriate. You can spend a wonderful time watching these movies along with your family.
7 Best Fantasy Movies For Kids
Without further ado, let’s understand why these movies make it to our list of best fantasy movies for kids.
1. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005 – 2010)
The Chronicles of Narnia movie series is based on a series of novels by C.S. Lewis. Only three movies were adapted from a set of seven books – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008) and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
The series revolves around four kids who travel through a wardrobe to the world of Narnia. Join the kids on their adventures as they find out their destiny to free the Narnians from the evil White Witch.
Runtime: 406 minutes (3 movies)
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes
Director(s): Andrew Adamson, Michael Apted
2. Despicable Me (2010 – 2017)
Despicable Me is an animated movie series revolving around a super-villain and criminal mastermind, Gru. The Despicable Me franchise has released three films namely – Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013), and Despicable Me 3 (2017).
Follow Gru’s journey as he sets out to steal the Moon in an attempt to carry out the biggest heist in the world with the help of his army of minions. The franchise also has a spin-off series on minions.
Runtime: 282 minutes (3 movies)
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin
Director(s): Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
3. Harry Potter (2001 – 2011)
Hands down the most popular series in this list, Harry Potter is a series of movies based on the novels by J.K. Rowling. The fantasy film series consists of 8 parts which started with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and came to a conclusion with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
The plot of the Harry Potter franchise centers around a chain of events that follows adventures and threats faced by the trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. This series is a timeless beauty and a must watch fantasy film.
Runtime: 1179 minutes (8 movies)
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Emma Watson
Director(s): Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates
4. The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express is the first standalone movie in this category of fantasy movies for kids. The plot of the movie involves a young boy who, on Christmas Eve, joins other children on a mysterious train bound for the North Pole.
Witness one of the best magical animated experiences as the passengers embark on their adventure to the North Pole all while learning about bravery and the spirit of Christmas.
Runtime: 1h 40min
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, Eddie Deezen
Director: Robert Zemeckis
5. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
The Christmas Chronicles is an adventure-comedy story that revolves around a brother and sister, Teddy and Kate Pierce. The plot gets interesting when, on Christmas Eve, the duo decides to catch Santa Claus on camera.
Watch the movie to find out how things turn out while the siblings embark on an unexpected journey to save Christmas. There is another installment in the Christmas Chronicles franchise, released in 2020.
Runtime: 1h 44min
IMDB Rating: 7/10
Cast: Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp
Director: Clay Kaytis
6. Jumanji (1995)
Jumanji is an all-time best fantasy movie for kids and adults alike. It is the first installment of the Jumanji franchise. The storyline involves two siblings, Judy and Peter Shepherd who find a unique board game.
While playing, they unknowingly release a man, Alan Parrish who got trapped inside the game 26 years ago. Witness a world of magical chaos as the three try to complete the game in order to restore the world.
Runtime: 1h 44min
IMDB Rating: 7/10
Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde
Director: Joe Johnston
7. Frozen (2013)
Frozen is an animated musical fantasy film, critically acclaimed to be one of the best-animated movies from Disney. In 2015, a sequel to Frozen was released. The movie centers around princess Anna who sets off on an epic journey along with an iceman and his loyal reindeer, and a goofy snowman to find her estranged sister, Elsa.
Witness one of the best magical and beautifully scripted films from Disney. The movie also features the popular ‘Let it Go’ song.
Runtime: 1h 42min
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana
Director(s): Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
This concludes our list of best fantasy movies for kids. Grab some popcorn and dive into the fantasy world along with your family. Also, let us know in the comment section below your favorite pick from the list.