Most of us don’t possess an eye of Sauron to sift through Netflix’s fantasy movie programming, making it nearly impossible to find the quality picks buried beneath the Swamp of Direct-to-Video Sadness.
Here are the best hidden fantasy films in Netflix you might have not discovered.
Legend of The Naga Pearls (2017)
A thief’s quest to find an ancient mystical object known as the Naga Pearls that could change the fate of the world. Definitely recommended for anyone who likes Chinese martial arts and CG wire-fighting beauty.
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
This bizarre movie is a mix of fantasy, horror, and comedy that offers one of the original vampire movies of late.
Storyline: Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events, Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire.
Dragonheart: Battle of The Heartfire (2017)
It’s been just over twenty years since the first Dragonheart hit theaters, a surprise hit that featured a talking dragon bonded to an evil king with whom he shares a heart and an English knight.
In this 2017 version, a king passed away therefore leaving his dragon without a heart-buddy. The 2 grandchildren fight for the throne with their inherited powers and soon must end their rivalry to save the kingdom.
Mojin: The Lost Legend (2015)
If you like comedy, action, and fantasy, then you’re bound to have a good time with this movie.
Storyline: Three robbers hired by a cult reader to find a powerful charm in a lost underground kingdom. You might find the plot and characters fairly one dimensional however this is what makes this movie unique.
Solomon Kane (2009)
The story of a bloodthirsty pirate who turns to a life of peace after the devil tries to claim his soul. Salomon Kane is a rare combination of action, supernatural thrills, and fantasy.
The Monkey king 2 (2016)
The monkey king’s quest is to protect a monk from the white bone spirit who seek immortality. You might find this movie cheesy, but The monkey king 2 loads the cheesiness with better visuals, better pacing, and a better overall story.
Storyline: A security guard unknowingly drinks water tainted with mystical juice, gaining him a psychokinetic power. He sets out to help his estranged daughter before she loses everything.
Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016)
If you’d like a twisted, mind-bending, fantasy experience, try this movie.
Storyline: Several kids disappear during a trip to a mountain. Only one kid is rescued, then one of them reappears but has become an adult over the last few days.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
This Heath Ledger's last movie is a unique fantasy adventure that most people missed in 2009. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is filled with magical surrealism and over the top goofiness.