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The best fantasy movies on Hulu right now (December 2022)

Despite having an impressive catalog of films and TV shows that would be the envy of any other streaming service, Hulu has a distinct weakness when it comes to the fantasy genre. As part of the normal churn of movies coming in and out on a monthly basis, Hulu’s fantasy lineup is largely depleted of some very familiar classics. To be frank, it’s a pretty weak fantasy library at Hulu for now. Regardless, there are still a few fantasy flicks worth checking out on Hulu. And that’s why we’ve updated our list of the best fantasy movies on Hulu right now.

Can’t get enough fantasy in your queue? Be sure to check out our roundups of the best fantasy movies on Netflix and the best fantasy movies on Amazon Prime Video.

The Princess (2022) new
The Princess
43 %
r 94m
Genre Fantasy, Action
Stars Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko
Directed by Lê Văn Kiệt

This princess can save herself, thank you very much. Joey King headlines The Princess as the titular royal heroine who has been trained to fight by her friend, Linh (Veronica Ngo). When the King (Ed Stoppard) and the Queen (Alex Reid) try to marry the Princess off to the evil Julius (Dominic Cooper), the Princess leaves him at the altar. In turn, Julius imprisons the Princess and her family in an attempt to seize control of the kingdom. That’s why the Princess is going to have to kick some butt if she wants to save the day.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) new
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
33 %
pg-13 130m
Genre Fantasy, Action, Mystery
Stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Directed by Harald Zwart
Lily Collins headlines The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as Clary, a teenage girl who catches a troubling look at a world beyond our own. After being haunted by visions and catching a glimpse of a real demon, Clary is pursued by dark forces that believe she can lead them to the Mortal Cup, a Mortal Instrument that can upend the war between the half-human/half-angel Shadowhunters and the forces of darkness. A Shadowhunter named Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) takes it upon himself to protect Clary as she struggles to embrace her destiny.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) new
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
41 %
pg-13 126m
Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy
Stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law
Directed by Guy Ritchie
King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword isn’t the traditional Arthurian legend that you may be familiar with. It was an attempt to build out the franchise by giving each major character their own film. But since that shared cinematic universe didn’t take off, we only have the origin story of Arthur, as played by Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam. Decades after Arthur’s uncle, Vortigern (Jude Law), seized the throne of Camelot and murdered Arthur’s parents, the fabled Sword in the Stone surfaces. The Mage (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey) appears and helps Arthur to emerge from hiding to embrace his destiny and take back the kingdom that is rightfully his.
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) new
Santa Claus: The Movie
pg 108m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Stars Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Santa Claus: The Movie is a bit of a misnomer. It’s actually two movies in one. In the first half of the movie, Claus (David Huddleston) is just a mortal man who loved making and delivering toys to the children of his village before being called upon to do so for the entire world. In the second half of the movie, the narrative moves to the present of 1985, when Santa is exhausted by his never-ending task. Meanwhile, a disgraced elf named Patch (Dudley Moore) is hired by a toy executive, B.Z. (John Lithgow), to co-opt Christmas and make it their own.
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Muppets from Space (1999)
Muppets from Space
53 %
pg 87m
Genre Family, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta
Directed by Tim Hill
The Muppets by themselves are basically a fantasy — puppets that live in the real human world. But in this zany film, the larger-than-life Muppets go beyond Earth when Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his cereal. Unfortunately, Gonzo is soon captured by shady government figures to learn more about his alien heritage. This forces Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and reunite him with his family.
Pleasantville (1998)
71 %
pg-13 124m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Reese Witherspoon, Joan Allen
Directed by Gary Ross
Timelines collide in this modern fairy tale about geeky teenager David (Tobey Maguire) and his cool twin sister, Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon), after they’re accidentally whisked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called Pleasantville. Everything is just peachy keen all the time in black and white. However, Jennifer’s modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville’s routine existence, literally bringing color into the world. And with all that color comes big new perspectives.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
63 %
pg 109m
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Stars Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell
Directed by Garth Jennings
It may be a bit more sci-fi than fantasy, but The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will appeal to fans of both genres. Based on the beloved book, the film follows Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) as he’s whisked away by an alien construction crew mere seconds before the destruction of the Earth. He just so happens to have made a fortuitous friendship with Ford Prefect (Mos Def), an alien researcher who is working on a new edition of his guide book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Above the Shadows (2019)
Above the Shadows
Genre Fantasy, Romance
Stars Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan
Directed by Claudia Myers
In Above the Shadows, Olivia Thirlby stars as Holly, a woman who has literally faded from the seeable world. Invisible for years, her saving grace arrives in the form of a downtrodden MMA fighter named Shayne (Alan Ritchson). When Holly learns that one of her own tabloid photographs contributed to Shayne’s public image demise, she’ll do whatever it takes to restore the fighter to his former glory in an attempt to vanquish her invisibility. A film that demands a firm disconnect from our own reality, Above the Shadows dabbles in fantasy and romance in fitting but larger-than-life ways. The story meanders a bit, and the metaphor’s muddled, but the movie works in more ways than it doesn’t.

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