“Fantasy film is a genre that incorporates imaginative and fantastic themes. These themes usually involve magic, supernatural events, or fantasy worlds. Although it is its own distinct genre, these films can overlap into the horror and science fiction genres.” – The Script Lab
Generally, when you think of fantasy costume dramas, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars come to mind. But then there are also sub-genres like Steampunk that very much have a Victorian setting. Many movies include magic but take place during recognizable historical moments.
Because of this fact, our period drama review collection sorts these historical fantasies into the eras in which they take place as well as onto this page.
This page also has everything left over. For instance, fantasy and sci-fi costume films without a historical setting. We also include period dramas that take place in several time periods (unless the film is ‘mostly’ in one era).
Then there are the others, the movies that just feel like they belong. Because Austenland totally deserves a place on this page!
Similar to the other historical eras, The Silver Petticoat Review Collection incorporates costume dramas from all over the world.
Note: Anything Rated R or rated TV-MA will get a content warning in the review.
Be sure to check out the other historical eras from our main page of the Period Drama Review Archives. From Ancient, Baroque, Victorian, to Georgian, several period dramas are just waiting for you to check out!
FANTASY, HISTORICAL FANTASY, SCI-FI, OR SEVERAL TIME PERIODS
Top Photo Credits: Labyrinth (Columbia/ Tri-Star), I am Dragon (4Digital Media/ Bazelevs Production), The Lord of the Rings (New Line Cinema), Arang and the Magistrate (MBC), Forever (ABC), and Jupiter Ascending.