- Labyrinth. One of two Jim Henson movies on this list-I love it love it love it! Jennifer Connelly plays Sarah, a teenager who wishes her baby brother Toby away to the the Goblin King who is played by David Bowie. To get him back she must complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours or the Goblin King will keep Toby and turn him into a goblin. I love David Bowie as the Goblin King! See the trailer here.
- The Dark Crystal. And here is the second Jim Henson movie on the list. Jen, supposedly the last of his kind (Gelflings), is on a quest to restore order to his world by recovering the dark crystal from the skeksis. While on his quest; he finds Kira, a Gelfling girl, and together the two of them journey to complete their quest. Just a good ol' "good vs. evil" film. :) See the trailer here.
- Legend. Yep-that's Tom Cruise! Legend is one of his earliest movies. I loved this movie so much as a kid and I still do. Tom Cruise plays a forest boy named Jack who is in love with the princess: Lili who is played by Mia Sara. The demon of the film who is referred to as "Darkness" (Tim Curry!) wants to marry Lili and create an eternal night by killing the last of the unicorns and therefore eradicating all that is good. Jack and his allies must save Lili and the last unicorn and defeat Darkness before it's too late. Obviously I was a big fan of fantasy/magical movies as a kid :) See the trailer here.
- The Princess Bride. Okay, if I could choose one movie on this list that I would consider a must see for anyone...it would be The Princess Bride. It's just an all around fun film that just makes me happy when I watch it :) "A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather)."-IMDB. Starring Cary Elwes as Westley and Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup. See the trailer here.
- Willow. Yet another fantasy film! Willow(Warwick Davis) is an apprentice magician who meets Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) a great swordsman and together the two embark on a quest to save the baby princess, Elora, from the evil Queen Bavmorda. see the trailer here.
I couldn't leave this list without also including The Neverending Story. It fits right in with the rest of the movies on this list and I loved it just as much. See the trailer here.