Mathew Broderick as a pickpocket known as Mouse becomes involved with a Knight (Rutger Hauer) who was cursed to become a wolf by night and his lady-love (Michelle Pfeiffer) who by day becomes a hawk. Even a terrible musical score by Tangerine Dream can't ruin this one.
Sadly this is still (to the best of my knowledge) only available on VHS. It's a shamelessly romantic Italian production starring Tanya Roberts in which Christians and Moors cross more than just swords. . Let me quote the box on this one; "...the myths of southern Europe...a rhapsody of swordplay...searing passions, and hellbent barbarians in stylized armour, men and women play out their entangled destinies...and become legends."
Some may argue with my inclusion of this film on a list of fantasy films, but to me it seems the perfect category for a film about 2 Irish children who believe their baby brother was taken by sylkies. Written and directed by John Sayles.
Danny Kaye plays a simple man who masquerades as a famous court jester in order to infiltrate the royal court and save the infant prince who's been captured by the evil pretender to the throne. 'The chalice from the palace holds the brew that is true." =)
Two young boys living in violent housing projects of Belfast, Northern Ireland (the sons of the much despised Travellers) come into possession of a horse they believe to be a magical horse of legend.--Tir Na Nog. This may be about children but it may not be suitable FOR children unless you don't mind the fact that they swear like longshoremen.
Probably more of a horror movie since it does involve ghost and rotting corpses, but the fantastical elements make me want to call it just that, a fantasy film for the purposes of this list. A young man seeks refuge in a haunted temple and winds up falling in love with one of the life-draining spirits.
Sort of a re-telling of Journey to the West with the addition of a Western businessman. Bai Ling is the goddess Kwan Ying and Russell Wong is the Monkey King. Not to horrible if you take into consideration that it was made for American television.
I seem to recall that this was Rathbone's last film and people joked that he died of embarrassment, but it's really not that bad. It's a harmless little comedy/fantasy/adventure aimed primarily at kids. You've got Gary Lockwood as a knight on a valiant quest to save a princess and thus win her hand in marriage. The trick is he's a son of a witch (no that's not a typo) and the princess is being held by his mother's longtime rival, the evil sorcerer Lodac--Rathbone.