Genre Grandeur July Finale – Top 5 21st Century Fantasy Films – The Wilder Ride

For this month’s final review for Genre Grandeur – Fantasy Movies of the 21st Century, here’s Alan’s Top 5 21st Century Fantasy Films.

In case you missed any of the reviews, here’s a recap:

  1. The Boy and the Beast (2015) – David
  2. The Lost Empire: The Legend of the Monkey King (2001) – Sally
  3. A Ghost Story (2017) – James
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Rob
  5. Hard to Be A God (2013) – David
  6. Gods of Egypt (2016) – Darren
  7. Once Upon A Time (2011-2017) – Emily
  8. November (2017) – David
  9. Lamb (2021) – Ryan
  10. The Shape of Water (2017) – Rob
  11. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) – David
  12. Top 5 21st Century Fantasy Films – Alan

In addition, I watched 14 movies in my companion series Genre Guesstimation. Unfortunately, only 4 of those films will now be considered among my favorites in the genre.

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban (2004)
  4. *Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  6. *Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2008)
  7. *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2009)
  8. *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2010)
  9. The Hunger Games (2012)
  10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  11. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  12. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2014)
  13. Stardust (2007)
  14. The Golden Compass (2007)

Thanks again to Alan Sanders of the Wilder Ride for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by me and we will be reviewing our favorite Family Vacation Films

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see what Alan thought of this genre:


Alan chose to do a podcast on the subject, so you can listen to his thoughts right here!


Tnx Alan!





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