First fantasy-based films were made at the end of the 1800s, in 1899. First fantasy movies were silent movies and gray scale colors. The progress in cinematography changed fantasy movies into full color films and introduced also sound. After the 1990s, a new era begins in the domain of fantasy films.
What has changed in the fantasy movies after 1990?
The new information and computational progress that happened in our society started to be used also in fantasy movies after the 1990. Common subjects such as people robotics, alien invasions or huge natural disasters that will be expected to happen soon, all of these were subjects of science fiction films. Because the public audience was waiting for positive heroes to save the planet for previously mentioned bad heroes and events, there was made fantasy-based movies having as main character superheroes.
All the special effects that we have seen after the year of 1990 in science fiction movies were based on computer science and techniques associated with this new progress of technology all over the world. If we come closer to our days, fantasy movies include subjects like bio-chemical attacks, cloning theory, large nuclear wars, Earth demolition, living on Mars or mind control. Most of these fantasy movies that are filmed nowadays, most of them after the year of 2000, are based on real scientific discoveries, but of course with an important exaggeration degree of these discoveries. Without exaggeration, we will not be able to speak about fantasy movies.
Fantasy movies that appeared after 1990
After the year of 1990, there were filmed more than 110 science fictions or fantasy movies. For sure that many of them we have seen. Many of them gained our appreciation. In the 1990s, some of the most important fantasy films titles are “Groundhog Day” (1993), “Star Trek Generations” (1994), “Jumanji” (1995) and “Toy Story” (1995). After 2000, there was a boom in the fantasy film industry. We have not enough space here, but we will mention just the most important science fiction movies: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000), “The Brothers Grimm” (2005), “King Kong” (2005), “Race to Witch Mountain” (2009), “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009) and “Dorian Gray” (2009).
After the year of 2010 we are coming close to our days and for sure that you will find many movies that you have already seen in the following list of fantasy films: “Gulliver’s Travels” (2010) “The Muppets” (2011), “Paddington” (2014), “Goosebumps” (2015), “Crimson Peak” (2015) and “The Jungle Book” (2016).
There were also several fantasy series films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” that was released in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2011, “Alvin & the Chipmunks”, a fantasy film that was on screen in 2007, 2009 and 2011, or “The Chronicles of Narnia”, which had three appearances, in 2005, 2008 and 2010.
We hope that you find in this short presentation some of your favourite’s fantasy-based movies. We are sure that we help some of you to remind your childhood with these films. We are impatient to see which the new fantasy films that will be released in the following years are.