It’s not a good idea to live in a fantasy world 24/7. But it’s perfectly acceptable to spend roughly 90 minutes to two hours engrossed in a fantasy film. This is one of the few movie genres that isn’t bound by conventional rules and wisdom. In fantasy, almost anything goes, and if it can be imagined, it can be brought to life in a movie. Netflix has a pretty strong lineup of fantasy films to choose from, both from other studios and its ever-growing lineup of original movies. To help you find the fantasy flick that’s right for you, we’ve put together this list of the best fantasy movies on Netflix right now.
Don’t fancy yourself a storyteller? Well, as the saying goes, necessity can very well be the mother of invention as the young Alex (Winslow Fegley) learns in Netflix’s new dark fantasy film Nightbooks. Based on the 2018 novel by J.A. White, Nightbooks stars Krysten Ritter as a terrifying witch who imprisons Alex. In order to escape certain death at her hands, Alex must tell her a scary story every night to entertain her. Knowing his death is inevitable otherwise, Alex befriends the witch’s servant, Yazmin (Lidya Jewett), and together they try to outwit the evil sorceress to escape her mystical home. Scheduled to start streaming in the middle of September, Nightbooks promises to be both scary and family-friendly while giving Ritter a wonderful chance to play against type./dt_media]
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