Who doesn’t love fantasy movies? Every now and then, we crave for some magical escape than transports us to a world far from the harsh reality of our own.
The 2010s may have pushed fantasy films to the backseat to pave the way for more action, science fiction and horror movies. Before the year ends, let’s look back on some of the underrated fantasy movies of this decade.
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
This enthralling movie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who stumbles upon Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. As Jack settles in his new home, he discovers the truth about his classmate’s strange powers and their school’s time-travelling phenomenon.
9. Sucker Punch (2011)
A young woman named Babydoll was thrown into a mental asylum for drastic brain surgery. She meets three young women who are also facing the same fate. Fighting between what’s real and what’s not, this quartet battle for their lives and try to escape the seemingly unsurpassable walls of the mental institution.
8. A Monster Calls (2016)
Conor befriends a monster to comfort himself from the inevitable reality of losing his mother due to a terminal illness. The Monster (played by Liam Neeson) became the young boy’s guide and protector in this captivating movie that surprisingly explores mental health from a new perspective.
7. Mortal Engines (2018)
Perhaps one of the most ambitious fantasy movies of the decade that revels in the imaginative dystopian concept of “cities on wheels.” In this mechanical-filled adventure, we find young protagonist Hester Shaw stopping London, the biggest city, from devouring smaller cities.
6. Maleficent (2014)
The sequel may be popular now but 5 years ago, many were sceptical about Disney’s retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. A mystical fairy named Maleficent cursed a baby princess out of revenge for the King’s betrayal against her. As Princess Aurora grows up, Maleficent finds herself caring for the young lady and discovering that there’s no true love other than a mother’s love.