I Discovered Hidden Kingdoms: Hulu’s Top 25 Enchanting Fantasy Movies

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Written By Lori C.

Lori C. writes about movies, TV shows, and the latest updates from the world of entertainment. She studied Film and Television many years ago at university and uses her knowledge to dissect the newest releases. When not in front of a laptop, she wanders around various European cities with a backpack and a little dog.

Hulu subscribers know the streamer is home to an extensive library of films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to compelling original content. Fantasy movies take you on epic quests and enchanting adventures, transporting audiences to magical worlds beyond their wildest dreams.

Yet some fantasy films are less enchanting than others. These are the most magical entries to the genre streaming right at your fingertips, ranked by IMDb scores. 

Akira (1988) – 8.0/10

William Frederick Knight, Kôichi Kitamura, and Steve Kramer in Akira (1988)
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  • Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
  • Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama

Official synopsis: In Neo-Tokyo, a covert military experiment goes awry, transforming a biker gang member into a destructive psychic psychopath. Now, two courageous teenagers and a team of psychics must join forces to halt his rampage and save the city from impending doom. As chaos ensues, they are humanity’s last hope to confront this formidable and unstoppable force.

Midnight in Paris (2011) – 7.7/10

Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard in Midnight in Paris (2011)
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  • Director: Woody Allen
  • Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates

Official synopsis: Get lost in the romantic allure of Paris with this heartwarming comedy. As Hollywood writer Gil finds his novel’s inspiration in the city’s midnight charm, he must navigate a growing disconnect with fiancée Inez, who doesn’t share his love for the city.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) – 7.7/10

Michael Caine, The Great Gonzo, Rizzo The Rat, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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  • Director: Brian Henson
  • Starring: Michael CaineDave GoelzSteve Whitmire

Official synopsis: Get ready for a festive fusion of felt and classic literature in The Muppet Christmas Carol. Watch as the miserly Scrooge meets his spectral match and learns what Christmas is truly about, Muppet-style.

Mr. Nobody (2009) – 7.7/10

Jared Leto and Allan Corduner in Mr. Nobody (2009)
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  • Director: Jaco Van Dormael
  • Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger

Official synopsis: In a mind-bending twist, Nemo Nobody wakes up as a centenarian in the year 2092, despite leading an ordinary life with his family. This thought-provoking movie delves into the complexities of existence, time, and the profound impact of our choices.

Steven Universe: The Movie (2019) – 7.7/10

Grace Rolek and Zach Callison in Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
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  • Directors: Rebecca Sugar, Joseph D. Johnston, Kat Morris
  • Starring: Zach Callison, Michaela DietzEstelle

Official synopsis: In Steven Universe: The Movie, the titular hero faces a new threat to Beach City when a vengeful gem arrives on Earth. This movie is a pivotal continuation of Steven’s journey, bridging the gap between the original series and its follow-up, Steven Universe: Future

Interview with the Vampire (1994) – 7.5/10

Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
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  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas

Official synopsis: Step into the shadowy world of Interview with the Vampire and hear Louis’ confessional of life among the undead, as he tells a reporter of his blood-soaked chronicles and his complex bond with Lestat. Get ready for a story that blurs the lines between mortal truths and the mysteries of the immortal.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – 7.4/10

Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell, Peggy Ledger, and Patricia Quinn in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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  • Director: Jim Sharman
  • Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Official synopsis: The Rocky Horror Picture Show throws the conservative couple, Brad and Janet, into the extravagant embrace of Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s outlandish universe. It’s a legendary musical that breaks all the rules, seducing you with its charm and timeless rock beats.

Petite Maman (2021) – 7.4/10

Petite Maman (2021)
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  • Director: Céline Sciamma
  • Starring: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

Official synopsis: In this heartfelt movie, Nelly copes with the loss of her grandmother while assisting her parents in clearing out her mother’s childhood home. As she explores the house and the nearby woods, she stumbles upon a girl her age constructing a treehouse. Their chance encounter sparks an unexpected friendship that brings solace and newfound connections amidst the backdrop of loss and memories.

Palm Springs (2020) – 7.4/10

Meredith Hagner in Palm Springs (2020)
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  • Director: Max Barbakow
  • Starring: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons

Official synopsis: Palm Springs takes a look at the quirky romance between Nyles and Sarah. After a wedding toast disaster, they find themselves embracing nihilism and causing spirited jams at the celebration.

Doctor Sleep (2019) – 7.3/10

Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep (2019)
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  • Director: Mike Flanagan
  • Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran

Official synopsis: Doctor Sleep follows the now-adult Dan Torrance as he confronts his haunted past and a sinister tribe preying on children with powers like his. Teaming up with the gifted Abra, they face a chilling battle that reawakens Dan’s own shining.

The Last Unicorn (1982) – 7.3/10

Mia Farrow in The Last Unicorn (1982)
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  • Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
  • Starring: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury

Official synopsis: In this enchanting tale, a unicorn discovers that she might be the last of her kind, and fueled by the words of a riddle-speaking butterfly, she sets out on a quest to uncover the truth. Along the way, she befriends Schmendrick, a struggling magician, and Molly Grue, a woman who always wanted to encounter a unicorn.

How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019) – 7.3/10

Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Liam Ferguson, and Madalyn Gonzalez in How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming​ (2019)
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  • Director: Tim Johnson
  • Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson

Official synopsis: In this heartwarming sequel, ten years have passed since the dragons migrated to the Hidden World. While Toothless is no longer in New Berk, Hiccup and his friends strive to preserve the holiday traditions and memories they shared with the dragons. As the villagers start to forget about their bond with the majestic creatures, Hiccup, Astrid, and Gobber take action to reignite the villagers’ love for dragons. Meanwhile, the dragons themselves hatch a plan of their own across the sea, leading to a delightful and adventurous reunion between humans and dragons.

Meet Joe Black (1998) – 7.2/10

Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins in Meet Joe Black (1998)
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  • Director: Martin Brest
  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

Official synopsis: Media mogul William Parrish comes face-to-face with death, personified in the charismatic Joe Black. As Joe navigates human life and develops an interest in Parrish’s unsuspecting daughter, Susan.

Elf (2003) – 7.1/10

James Caan, Will Ferrell, and Amy Sedaris in Elf (2003)
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  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart

Official synopsis: Elf tells the tale of Buddy, who swaps the North Pole for New York City to find his real father. His whimsical elf ways meet the big city hustle, leading to delightful chaos and a new family bond that even Santa didn’t see coming.

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009) – 7.1/10

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009) poster
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  • Director: Fuminori Kizaki
  • Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu, Mark Hamill

Official synopsis: After avenging his father, Afro Samurai now seeks a life of peace. However, his tranquility shatters when a dangerous woman from his past resurfaces, pulling him back into a world of violence and vengeance. As old wounds reignite, the flames of hatred burn fiercely, particularly in the eyes of Sio, setting the stage for an epic and intense battle for redemption and survival.

Inu-oh (2021) – 7.1/10

Inu-oh (2021)
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  • Director: Masaaki Yuasa
  • Starring: Avu-chan, Mirai Moriyama, Tasuku Emoto

Official synopsis: In this animated rock opera, a cursed dancer and a musician captivate society with their electrifying concerts.

A Timeless Christmas (2020) – 7/10

Erin Cahill and Ryan Paevey in A Timeless Christmas (2020)
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  • Director: Ron Oliver
  • Starring: Erin Cahill, Ryan Paevey, Brandi Alexander

Official synopsis: A Timeless Christmas takes you on a charming journey with Charles Whitley, who time travels over a century to discover the wonders of a modern holiday with the help of Megan Turner. It’s a festive mix of past meets present and the magic that unfolds.

The One I Love (2014) – 7/10

Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass in The One I Love (2014)
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  • Director: Charlie McDowell
  • Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson

Official synopsis: The One I Love on Hulu is a gripping tale of love and introspection. When Ethan and Sophie try to save their marriage with a weekend getaway, an unexpected find turns their retreat into a surreal journey of self-examination.

White Snake (2019) – 7/10

White Snake (2019)
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  • Director: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao
  • Starring: Kaiji Tang, Matthew Moy, Vincent Rodriguez III

Official synopsis: White Snake tells the captivating story of Blanca and Xuan. As they embark on an adventure to uncover Blanca’s true identity, they find themselves falling for each other. 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) – 6.8/10

Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
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  • Director: Jake Kasdan
  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart

Official synopsis: Four high-school students stumble upon an old video game that sucks them into a perilous jungle adventure. To escape, they must overcome deadly challenges, unlock a two-decade-old secret, and learn to see themselves in a new light.

K: Missing Kings (2014) – 6.8/10

Gekijouban K: Missing Kings (2014)
Image credit: © GoRA・GoHands/k-project.
  • Director: Shingo Suzuki
  • Starring: Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, Tomokazu Sugita

Official synopsis: Clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko tirelessly search for their lost Silver King. When they meet Anna and Rikio of the red clan HOMRA, their fading hope of finding him is rekindled.

About Endlessness (2019) – 6.8/10

Vanja Rosenberg and Jan-Eje Ferling in About Endlessness (2019)
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  • Director: Roy Andersson
  • Starring: Jessica Louthander, Tatiana Delaunay, Anders Hellström

Official synopsis: About Endlessness offers an introspective journey into the beauty, cruelty, and banality of life. Whether it’s a couple floating over a war-torn city or a father tying his daughter’s shoelaces in the rain, the film magnifies the eternally human in a delicate ode to our existence.

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013) – 6.7/10

Zhang Wen in Journey to the West (2013)
Image credit: © 2013 – Magnet Releasing
  • Directors: Stephen Chow, Chi-Kin Kwok
  • Starring: Zhang Wen, Shu Qi, Huang Bo

Official synopsis: In Journey to the West, Tang Sanzang sets out to fight demons and finds himself entangled with Miss Duan, a demon hunter who’s skilled and captivating. Witness their spirited journey that culminates in a legendary meeting with the Monkey King.

Mavka: The Forest Song (2023) – 6.6/10

Mavka: The Forest Song (2023)
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  • Directors: Oleh Malamuzh, Oleksandra Ruban, Yevheniy Yermak
  • Starring: Sarah Natochenny, Mike Pollock, Marc Thompson

Official synopsis:Mavka: The Forest Song takes you on an enchanting journey as Mavka, the heart of the forest, is torn between her responsibilities and her love for Lukash, a gifted musician. This story weaves a spell of love’s magic that awakens the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Every Day Is Christmas (2018) – 5.9/10

Toni Braxton, Gloria Reuben, and Everick Golding in Every Day Is Christmas (2018)
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  • Director: David Weaver
  • Starring: Toni Braxton, Gloria Reuben, Michael Jai White

Official synopsis: Watch as Toni Braxton’s character, Alexis Taylor, goes from money-minded to love-struck in Every Day is Christmas. Her life takes a heartfelt turn when the ghosts of Christmas teach her that some things can’t be tallied on a balance sheet.

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