There is something magical about the ‘80s, it was truly the golden age for movies in the fantasy genre. Fantasy movies teleport you to a different world, today’s fantasy movies are quite different from the fantasy movies of the ‘80s. It will shock you to see how even in those times people made such brilliant fantasy movies that were huge hits. So many classics to mention but we can’t mention all. We have picked 5 fantasy movies that you should watch from the ‘80s that will make you wonder.
It was interesting to see some unicorns, huge hairy beasts, and Skesis during the ‘80s, Aliens, and Star Wars added to the already accelerating sci-fi movies. The list includes iconic movies of that era that are remembered as classics now. Get ready to zoom down memory lane.
Gremlins ( 1984)
It would be a crime to not mention Gremlins while talking about fantasy movies of the ‘80s. These curious creatures grabbed the attention of audiences and made for a nice gloomy fantasy. The movie has some amazing special effects. Even though there are scares in this movie, you will find yourself laughing and crying at the same time. What happens when you don’t follow the rules is what happens in this fantasy movie. How the gizmo turns into funny and mischievous gremlins will keep you entertained. Watch this movie if you love to have fun cause this movie is a lot of fun.
A so-called Goblin King has kidnapped teenager Sarah’s baby brother and now it is on Sarah to rescue her brother by solving a labyrinth in thirteen hours. The brilliant performances by everyone in this movie are why you should be watching this one. The movie is dripping with imagination. It will amaze you how well designed this movie is for the
The 80s. The visuals are brilliant and eye-catching. Looking at the puppets and effects you may feel how advanced CGI is but after watching the movie you will realize it is art. The legend, David Bowie’s presence is the cherry on the cake.
This romantic adventure movie will surely win your heart, it has won many hearts over the years making it an iconic fantasy movie that you should watch. This movie has something to offer to every kind of audience. It has princesses, wizards, wit, and quite a bit of humor as well. There is action, romance, spells, drama, magic, and brilliant writing that is rare to find in movies. It is a full package that will entertain you to the fullest. The romantic comedy fans and the action-drama fans that love sword fights will both equally love this movie.
Another classic from the ‘80s is The Neverending Story. It was based on a novel written by Michael Ende. It portrays the never ending cycle of destruction and life. It has dragons and many princesses and depicts the fantasy genre of the ‘80s quite well. The adventures of Atreyu to win against the Nothing and journeying through the realm called Fantasia is nothing less than whimsical. It is also magical yet dark and mysterious whenever required. Remember this fantasy world is brought to life before the advent of CGI and its magic. We are sure that you will get lost in this magical fantasy world and the book.
This movie is dark and mysterious. It is well written. It is a popular cult film from the ‘80s. It is Jim Henson’s creation and a brilliant one of course. You will be teleported to the mythical land of Thra where you will find Gelflings, Mystics, and Skeksis that the Dark Crystal unites and keeps together. The details and story themselves will amaze you and make you curious about what comes next. Very soon there will be a Netflix series based on this movie as well.
These were our 5 picks for fantasy movies that you should watch from the ‘80s. These movies very well represent the fantasy genre prevalent in the ‘80s with a bit of everything in it. These movies will make you realize that the fantasy movie makers of the ‘80s were artists of sorts to create such fantasies and yet make them believable without the modern CGI. Bringing your imagination to life wasn’t easy back then but still, these classics will entertain you to the fullest. Watch these fantasy movies from the ‘80s and get lost in the magical worlds.