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The Best Fantasy Movies You Can Stream Right Now, from Renfield to The Super Mario Bros. Movie

These are the best fantasy films currently streaming on all the major services.


If you're looking to get wrapped up in some amazing escapism this month, you're in luck, dear reader! There are a plethora of fantasy films currently streaming across the plethora of internet streaming services.

Sit back and get reacquainted with classic titles, like the Harry Potter films, or catch up on newer flicks you may have missed, like Renfield. Either way, the following fantasy flicks, all of which are streaming now, offer you a great way to get out of your own head and into incredible imaginary arenas. 

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The Best Fantasy Films Currently Streaming

Ghostbusters (1984)

When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? You already know the answer to that question. With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to reconnect with the spectral experts: Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramos), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). They are, of course, ready to believe you.

Ghostbusters is now streaming on Peacock.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

If you've only got time to rewatch one film in the Harry Potter franchise, it may as well be Order of the Phoenix. After all, though it was the longest installment of the book series, it's the second-shortest of the eight Potter films, clocking in at 2 hours and 18 minutes.

This installment sees the unbearable Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) as a new teacher at Hogwarts as she torments the young wizards — especially Harry (Daniel Radcliffe). Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) distances himself from Harry, though we don't find out why until later. And, worst of all, Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is back — if only Harry can get anybody to believe him.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is now streaming on Peacock.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

The eight-film Harry Potter film series (all of which are streaming on Peacock) ended with this action-packed installment that sees Harry in a final showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends with an epic battle at Hogwarts in which Harry and best pals Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), and nearly every other ally they've ever had, face off against Voldemort and his evil army of Death Eaters.

It's also the installment where we learn Professor Snape's (Alan Rickman) true loyalty, and the rest of what Dumbledore was cooking up behind the scenes before he died. It's an emotional journey with some tough losses on the side of Dumbledore's Army and the Order of the Phoenix, but it's worth hanging in there.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is now streaming on Peacock.

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

Sure, The Legend of Hercules may not have done very well at the box office or have been a hit with critics, but how do you not love a story about a demigod with a sword that shoots lightning? Expect lots of gladiator action, horses, and sword fighting.

The action-fantasy film stars Kellan Lutz as Hercules, Gaia Weiss as Hebe, Scott Adkins as King Amphitryon, Roxanne McKee as Queen Alcmene, and more.

The Legend of Hercules is now streaming on Peacock.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Now the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, The Super Mario Bros. Movie brought the Nintendo gaming franchise to the big screen for the first time in three decades. Chris Pratt and Charlie Day voice Mario and Luigi, a duo of Brooklyn-based siblings trying to launch their fledgling plumbing business when they're suddenly transported to a wondrous land known as the Mushroom Kingdom.

This peaceful realm is under attack from the dreaded King Koopa, aka Bowser (Jack Black), who steals a Power Star in the hopes of marrying Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy). Keegan-Michael Key (Toad), Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong), Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong), Kevin Michael Richardson (Kamek), Sebastian Maniscalco (Spike), and Charlies Martinet (longtime voice of Mario and Luigi in the hit games) round out the all-star voice cast.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now streaming on Peacock.

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Renfield (2023)

A comedic twist on Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel, the Chris McKay-directed Renfield shifts the spotlight from Count Dracula (the dependably hammy Nicolas Cage) to his beleaguered assistant (X-Men: First Class graduate Nicholas Hoult). After 100 years of providing his feloniously fanged master with fresh human victims, Renfield decides to extricate himself from the toxic relationship. Along the way, he crosses paths with a crusading New Orleans traffic cop (Awkwafina) looking to rid her city of deep-rooted corruption. Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, and Shohreh Aghdashloo co-star.

Renfield is now streaming on Peacock.

The Princess Bride (1987)

A tale of romance and unusually large rodents, The Princess Bride is one of the most quotable movies of all time. Inconceivable? Hardly! Framed as a swashbuckling fairy tale told by a kindly grandfather (Peter Falk) to his bedridden grandson (Fred Savage), the Rob Reiner-directed film tracks the eternal love between lowly farm worker Westley (Cary Elwes) and the radiant Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright). Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, and Carol Kane co-star.

The Princess Bride is now streaming on Disney+.

Liar Liar (1997)

In Liar Liar, Jim Carrey stars as lawyer Fletcher Reede, whose nonstop tall tales make him a great defense attorney, but a terrible dad and ex-husband. When he fails to show up at his young son's birthday and gives a bogus reason for missing it, Max (Justin Cooper) wishes that for one day, his father couldn't tell a lie.

The wish comes true and we see Fletcher bumble his way through awkward elevator and courtroom encounters, blurting out the truth in instances where fibbing would have made his life much easier. Chaos ensues until we find out if he's able to make things right. Maura Tierney, Cary Elwes, Anne Haney, and Jennifer Tilly also star. 

Liar Liar is now streaming on Netflix.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Widely regarded as not just the best film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but one of the best films ever made, The Return of the King won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture, and Best Director for Peter Jackson.

As the final film in the trilogy based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels, this one sees Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) continue on their journey taking the One Ring to Mordor to destroy it, but Gollum has other things in mind. Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, and Cate Blanchett also star. 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is now streaming on Max.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)

This long-awaited blockbuster translation of the enduring tabletop RPG from Game Night duo Jonathan Michael Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Honor Among Thieves follows a lovable band of rogues (fronted by Chris Pine's Edgin Darvis) who, according to the official synopsis, "undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people." Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head, and Hugh Grant round out the ensemble cast.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is now streaming on Paramount+.

Looking for even more fantastic options? Peacock has all sorts of great sci-fi and fantasy films streaming right now!