What do you think of when you hear the word “fantasy?”
A lot of people often think of things like fairies, elves, unicorns, pixie dust…All the magical things that only appear in fairy tales. But who says fantasy is for children only?
Fantastical elements are great tools to incorporate into movies to portray darker, deeper, adult themes as well. On that note, Maimovie AI has ranked top 10 fantasy movies that are rated “R” today for adults who love fantasy.
Here are some of the most fantastically twisted, peculiar, and maybe even grotesque fantasy movies. Let your imagination run wild!
Oh, and don’t let children watch them. It could scar them.
The following list was based on Maimovie on February 23, 2022, under the “fantastical” and “R” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
2001, 1h 54m
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
1994, 2h 3m
A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
1991, 1h 39m
In a post-apocalyptic world, the residents of an apartment above the butcher shop receive an occasional delicacy of meat, something that is in low supply. A young man new in town falls in love with the butcher’s daughter, which causes conflicts in her family, who need the young man for other business-related purposes.
1999, 3h 9m
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people’s ailments. When the cell block’s head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey’s miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man’s execution.
2016, 1h 37m
Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
2018, 1h 50m
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
1999, 1h 45m
New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.
1999, 1h 53m
One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.
2017, 2h 3m
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
2006, 1h 58m
Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.