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7 Top Fantasy World Movies Like Bright

2017

Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

Netflix

Have you ever found yourself wondering about other worlds and alternate realities? We’ve all thought about places with flying cars, animals that can talk, or is there life after death? Some of these worlds have been able to come to life because of great movies like those found on this list. This list features some of the top movies that take you to another world. If you like watching fantasy come to life, you should definitely start with our first selection called Bright. The 2017 Will Smith movie is a Netflix original that features humans who live side by side with creatures like ogres, elves, and fairies.

This action, crime, fantasy movie, is set in Los Angeles and follows the life of an LAPD police officer called Dayl Ward. Dayl is the first human cop to be partnered with a fantasy creature, an ogre to be exact. The ogre in question is called Nick Jakoby and sadly, because of his race, Nick is constantly harassed or completely ignored. On a mission one night, the duo come across an elf and her magic wand. She is in grave danger and they must do all they can to protect her from the evil that is hunting her. Whether they want to or not, Dayl and Jakoby must learn to work together or perish in the process. The Bright film is filled with action, mystery, and magic. If you want to watch a buddy cop flick that’s mixed with a little fun and set in a fantasy environment, watch Bright now. For more syfy fantasy movies like Bright, browse our list below. Every one of our movie recommendations will take you to a whole new world. Enjoy.

*** Netflix has confirmed a Bright sequel; no other information is known at the moment.  

Equilibrium

2002

Starring: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson

Our emotions are a big part of our lives, but could you imagine a world where all forms of feelings are illegal? Could you live your life without feeling love, happiness, anger, or pain? This addition to our list of movie suggestions similar to Bright is about a world set in an oppressive future that punishes anyone that shows an emotion. In the Equilibrium movie, we follow a man named John Preston who’s responsible for destroying those that resist and watch as he suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it all. The Equilibrium movie is a hidden gem that mustn’t be missed, if you like movies that take you to another world, watch it now. You won’t be disappointed.


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Hellboy

2004

Starring: Ron Pearlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair

If you like comics that come to life, you’ll love this addition to our list of best fantasy action films like Bright called Hellboy. Hellboy is a character found in the graphic novel called Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Magnolia. In the Hellboy movie, we follow a reddish creature that’s part human and part demon. Hellboy is a curious creature, he’ll kick anyone’s butt if they get in his way, but a kitten will turn him into a marshmallow. This movie is about good and evil and working together despite numerous differences, like the two main characters in the Bright movie. Hellboy is an exciting, cool, and fun movie set in a mythical world. For more adventures with this comic book character, watch Hellboy II: The Golden Army.


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District 9

2009

Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

In the Bright Netflix movie, the mythical races try to live side by side. It’s not always easy, but everyone is trying. In the District 9 movie, we discover that an alien race came to earth in 1982 on a massive spaceship. The humans did not accept them with open arms, and now, the aliens have been confined to a militarized ghetto refugee camp called District 9. This sci fi thriller tells the story of a kindred spirit who might be the only one who can help the aliens live in peace alongside the humans.


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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

2009

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger

Some people fantasize about imaginary worlds, in this addition to our list of movies like Bright, the mind of Doctor Parnassus becomes an adventurous journey for all who dare to enter. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is about a sideshow troupe and a man who claims to have lived for more than a thousand years. This man is called Doctor Parnassus. Watch this addition to our list of top fantasy romance movies to learn more about a love story between an immortal man and a mortal woman and about a deal with the devil that tries to be cheated. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a perplexing movie that requires multiple viewings if you want to truly form an opinion of it.


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Elysium

2013

Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley

Elysium is one of the best action sci fi movies on our list. This addition to our list of movies like Bright movie is set in the year 2154. Elysium is about the human population that has been split in two. The wealthy get to live on a luxurious man made space station while the rest of the population must live out their days in an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Like in most of the movies mentioned above, one man might be the only hope in saving both his life and the polarized worlds in which he lives and works in. Elysium is an entertaining science fiction film with stunning visuals that won’t disappoint anyone looking to watch something set in an imagined world.


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What Dreams May Come

1998

Starring: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra

What Dreams May Come is one of top fantasy romance movies on our list of alternatives to Bright. What Dreams May Come is about life, death, and love. This fantasy flick is centered on a man named Chris who dies in a horrible car accident and finds himself in the afterlife. In this movie, he is guided by his spirit guide in a world made just for him. Chris soon learns that his world can be anything he imagines and that his children are there too. Sadly, Chris learns that his wife has committed suicide because the pain of losing Chris is too hard to bear. This unforgivable sin has sent his wife to the underworld and because of the love for his wife, Chris begins a journey that will be a lot more difficult than he imagined. What Dreams May Come has an impressive story that will tug at your heartstrings and impress you with the thought and imagination put into it. Don’t miss this movie, it’s a fantastic recommendation.


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The Spiderwick Chronicles

2008

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn

The other movies like Bright were created for adults but this last addition to our list of great fantasy adventure movies is for all ages. The Spiderwick Chronicles is based on the books of the same name. This story is about a trio of siblings who move into a run-down estate with their mother. The kids soon discover that an alternate world filled with fairies and other creatures. As time passes, strange things start to happen and the trio decides to investigate what’s really going on at the Spiderwick Estate. The Spiderwick Chronicles is one of the best kids fantasy movies on our list. Watch it with your kids during family movie night or during a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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