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- The Beastmaster (1982)
A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.
Cast: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos
- The Black Cauldron (1985)
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant discovers it.
Cast: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones
- Dragonslayer (1981)
A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrifices young girls to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard, and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next girl in line – the King's own daughter.
Cast: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson
- Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1988)
A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. With the sudden death of her father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady. One day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily, Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all round.
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
- The Hobbit (1977)
Bilbo Baggins is just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by an evil dragon named Smaug.
Cast: Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried
- Labyrinth (1986)
Sixteen-year-old Sarah is babysitting her little brother, who won't stop crying. While telling him a story, Sarah inadvertently conjures the Goblin King, who steals the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah has to find and rescue the baby before midnight, or he will become a goblin.
Cast: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
- Legend (1986)
A demon who seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns and marrying a fairy princess is opposed by the forest boy Jack and his elven allies in this magical fantasy.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry
- The Lion in Winter (1968)
King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They, and his wife, variously plot to force him to choose.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins
- The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Animated feature about a band of travelers of different races who seek to defeat an evil sorcerer and his armies with the aid of powerful but insidious magical ring.
Cast: Christopher Guard, William Squire, John Hurt
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
- The Neverending Story (1984)
Bastian is a young boy who lives a dreary life being tormented by school bullies. On one such occasion he escapes into a book shop where the old proprietor reveals an ancient storybook to him, which he is warned can be dangerous. Shortly after, he "borrows" the book and begins to read it in the school attic where he is drawn into the mythical land of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction.
Cast: Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Darryl Cooksey
- The Princess Bride (1987)
A classic fairy tale, as read by a kindly grandfather, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing.
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, Fred Savage
- The Return of the King (1980)
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.
Cast: Orson Bean, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad, John Huston, Roddy McDowall
- Robin and Marian (1976)
Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with Little John to England after the Crusades. Marian has entered a nunnery, King Richard is a raving lunatic, his brother John a moron, and the age of great adventure has seemed to have passed Robin by. But when the Sheriff of Nottingham once again threatens Sherwood, Robin gathers his faithful men to fight oppression.
Cast: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Harris
- Shrek (2001)
A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical midget lord.
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
- Shrek 2 (2003)
Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas
- Time Bandits (1981)
Fantastic tale of a boy who joins a band of mischievous dwarves on a jaunt through various eras and epochs, using a map to holes in the space-time continuum.
Cast: John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall