15 Highly Rated Fantasy Comedies

If you miss funny stories based on magical events, then our selection will be to your liking. For lovers of good humor, fairy-tale heroes and incredible adventures, we have compiled a collection of spectacular films that combine the genres of fantasy and comedy. Here you will find new movies and popular old films suitable for viewing by the whole family.

The Little Humpbacked Horse (2021)

The most beautiful film adaptation of recent years, based on the fairy tale by Pyotr Ershov, will take the viewer to Far Far Away. There, together with his father and two brothers, the good-natured Ivanushka lives, constantly suffering ridicule from relatives. One day, fate gives Ivan a true friend – a small skate with long funny ears. The new comrade, although he does not differ in appearance, has wonderful abilities. Together with the humpbacked horse, the hero of the film enters the service of the Tsar, where the friends have to go through many trials, from hunting the Firebird to courtship with the Tsar Maiden.

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Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, adventure

Actors:  
Anton Shagin, Pavel Derevyanko, Mikhail Efremov, Paulina Andreeva …

Country:  
Russia

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:  
6+


Fairy Godmother (2020)

The heroine of comedy fantasy Eleanor is studying at the school of fairy godmothers. But the young woman is in danger of not succeeding in the magical field, because people have completely stopped believing in miracles, and the portal between the worlds will soon close. Without the permission of the mentor, Elinor goes to the world of people to fulfill the wishes from the found letter of the girl Mackenzie. That’s just it turns out to be no longer a child, but a single mother tired of life with a pile of everyday problems. Well, the novice fairy decides not to give up and help her ward in everything.

Original title:
Godmothered

Genre:
Comedy, fantasy

Actors:
Gillian Bell, Isla Fisher, June Squib…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 6.1


The Amazing Journey of Doctor Dolittle (2020)

In the English wilderness lives an amazing veterinarian – Dr. Dolittle, who can talk to animals. In a secluded estate, the hero of the film is accompanied by a parrot, a gorilla, a northern bear , an ostrich and a dog . A few years ago, the doctor’s wife died in a shipwreck , and now he avoids human society. However, soon the recluse will still have to leave the house and, together with his four-legged and feathered friends, go on an incredible journey in search of a paradise island in order to save the life of the young queen.

Original title:  
Dolittle

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, adventure

Actors:  
Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen …

Country:  
USA, China, UK, Japan

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:  
12+


Peter Rabbit (dulogy, 2018 and 2020) 2018

A good family movie in the genre of comedy and fantasy is worth watching with children – the kids will definitely like the adventures of a fluffy animal and his friends. Many years have passed since Farmer McGregor ate the father of the rabbit family for dinner. However, long-eared relatives have not forgotten about what happened and, at any opportunity, arrange raids on the farm. When the old man dies, the rabbits decide that the whole garden is now at their disposal. But the young heir Thomas moves to the village, who intends to get rid of annoying nimble neighbors once and for all .

Original title:  
Peter Rabbit

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, adventure

Actors:  
James Corden, Faisal Buzzy, Domhnall Gleason…

Country:  
USA, Australia, UK

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.9

Age Limits
6+


Christmas Chronicles (dilogue, 2018 and 2020) 2018

The fantasy comedy focuses on the children of Teddy and Kate. The siblings dream of proving to the world that Santa exists, so they set up an ambush on Christmas Eve to capture the Lappish grandfather on camera. Inadvertently, the guys break Klaus’ magical sleigh and he gets into an accident. Now the heroes of the film will have to help him and his team of elves in the distribution of gifts, otherwise Christmas will be in jeopardy.

Original title:  
The Christmas Chronicles

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, adventure

Actors:  
Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:  
12+


The Last Hero (trilogy, 2017, 2020, 2021) 2017

The top comedies about magic will continue with an interesting film about the collision of the modern world with the world of fantasy. By coincidence, Ivan, a resident of modern Moscow, finds himself in a fairyland where all the famous representatives of fantastic stories live, including Baba Yaga, Vodyanoy and even Koshchei the immortal. A cowardly guy is at the center of the struggle between good and evil, but it is he who must save his new friends from danger.

Genre:
Comedy, fantasy, adventure

Actors:  
Viktor Khorinyak, Mila Sivatskaya, Ekaterina Vilkova, Elena Yakovleva …

Country:  
Russia

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
12+


Horror films (dilogue, 2015 and 2018) 2015

Together with his parents, young Zach moves from the metropolis to the suburbs . Here he meets a charming neighbor. The girl’s father is a writer , author of popular fantasy horror films for teenagers . Zak suspects that something strange is going on in the neighbors’ house and sneaks into their home with his friend Champ. In the library of the house, due to the curiosity of the children, the unexpected happens – and the uninvited guests, along with the owners, will have to deal with the terrible consequences of the night invasion.

Original title:
Goosebumps

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan …

Country:
USA, Australia, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
12+


Tooth Fairy (2009)

The story will continue the list of the best funny fantasy films, where an unusual role went to Dwayne Johnson. With the help of sorcery, the fairies will force his hero – a hefty beefy man – to put on a shiny suit with wings. Thus, the sorceress punishes the hockey player , nicknamed the “Tooth Fairy” for aggressive behavior. A ferocious sportsman has to work out a fixed term in the form of a fairy and bring money to the kids instead of a lost tooth.

Original title:  
Tooth Fairy

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, sports

Actors:  
Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant …

Country:  
USA, Canada

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.0

Age restrictions:  
12+


Miracle Shop (2007)

It looks like the owner of the biggest magic shop has chosen the wrong manager to retire with peace of mind. His successor, Molly Mahone, is not at all ready for such a responsibility. And how can you give people joy when your own life seems to be a failure. After all, Molly’s dream of a musical career never came true. When the old owner ends up in the hospital, the shop with amazing toys under the new management begins to fade and lose all customers. And then a boy with an incredible imagination and a pragmatic accountant come to the aid of the heroes of the comedy.

original title
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy

Actors:  
Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman …

Country:  
USA, Canada

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:  
12+


Night at the Museum (trilogy, 2006, 2009, 2014) 2006

Foreign fantasy comedy will introduce the viewer to the unfortunate inventor Larry. Alas, all his projects failed and now he has to act as a watchman in the museum as a part-time job. Only here the work is not so simple. The fact is that a magical artifact is kept in the depths of the ancient building, thanks to which all the exhibits come to life at night. And every shift, Larry has to deal with them so that no one leaves the buildings.

Original title:  
Night at the Museum

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, adventure

Actors:  
Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry, Carla Gugino …

Country:  
USA, UK

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:  
6+


Lemony Snicket: 33 Misfortunes (2004)

After the death of their parents, the Baudelaire children were left all alone. Uncle Olaf takes care of wealthy heirs. However, the orphans Klaus, Violet and Sunny do not yet know that the cunning rogue is not interested in the happiness of adopted children, and all he needs is an inheritance. But our heroes are not so simple. Violet has the talent of an inventor, Klaus has an extraordinary mind, and Sunny loves to bite and is ready to sink her sharp teeth into any enemy.

Original title:  
A Series of Unfortunate Events

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, adventure, family

Actors:  
Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Meryl Streep, Jude Law…

Country:  
USA, Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:  
12+


Ella Enchanted (2004)

The heroine of a fantasy comedy named Ella lives in a magical land where everyone receives a gift from a fairy godmother at birth. But Ella herself was not lucky – the insidious relative rewarded her with the ability to follow orders and obey others. The girl is forced to obey someone else’s will. When they try to use her to kill the prince , the heroine of the film decides to find the sorceress in order to get rid of the spell.

Original title:  
Ella Enchanted

Genre:  
Fantasy, melodrama, comedy

Actors:  
Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes…

Country:  
USA, Ireland, UK

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:  
12+


The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Nobody likes a green, hairy, grumpy Grinch. The creature lives on top of a mountain all alone and hates Christmas – a time when everyone around, except him, is happy and having fun. One day he decides to put an end to the hated holiday once and for all. And while everyone is busy preparing for the most magical night of the year, the comedy hero intends to steal Christmas from everyone.

Original title:  
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, family

Actors:  
Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelly …

Country:  
USA, Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:  
0+


Asterix and Obelix (film series, 1999 – 2012) 1999

A French family comedy in the fantasy genre with sparkling humor tells about the ancient magic and the adventures of two bosom friends. Asterix and Obelix, along with their villagers , confront the Roman emperor and refuse to pay the tax. Then Julius Caesar sends an assistant to the village to find out why these Gauls are not at all afraid of punishment. It turns out that they have a magical elixir that turns ordinary people into invincible strongmen.

Original title:  
Astérix & Obélix

Genre:  
Fantasy, comedy, adventure, family

Actors:  
Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbuz, Monica Bellucci…

Country:  
France, Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions
12+


The Addams Family (1991)

This is a witty , highly rated black comedy inspired by the 1960s TV series of the same name. In the center of the story is an unusual gothic family – the Addams spouses and their two children. For the time being, the family lived quietly in an old mansion in New Jersey, until the once-missing brother of Gomez Addams appeared on the threshold of their house. The guest claims that he is the lost relative, but is this true and what really brought him here?

Original title:
The Addams Family

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy

Actors:
Anjelica Huston, Raoul Julia, Christopher Lloyd …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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