Welcome to TeaTV compendium of cinema’s best-reviewed tales of swords and sorcery, fire and ice, and dungeons, and…you get the idea. The swirling mythic cauldron reveals to all the best action fantasy movies during 2020 2021. Let’s go!
These action fantasy films open up new worlds and new paths of understanding and empathy. Triumphs of imagination and world-building that seem incapable of losing their power to enchant.
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Now, Let’s Go For The Best Action Fantasy Movies Of 2020, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ben Kingsley
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The story follows Shang-Chi, the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu, who is forced to confront confronts the past he thought he left behind when he’s drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
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Director: Kay Cannon | Stars: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Nicholas Galitzine, Idina Menzel
Cinderella is a modern movie musical with a bold take on the classic fairy tale. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true.
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Director: David Yarovesky | Stars: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter, Jess Brown
Mortal Kombat (2021)
Director: Simon McQuoid | Stars: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim
Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
Director: Kwang Il Han | Stars: Theo James, Mary McDonnell, Lara Pulver, Graham McTavish
Vesemir, a cocky young witcher, delights in slaying monsters for coin. When a dangerous new power rises on the Continent, Vesemir learns that some witchering jobs are about more than just money.
Love and Monsters
Director: Michael Matthews | Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing
Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over the radio with his high school girlfriend, Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.
Wonder Woman 1984
Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal
Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s — an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she’s come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Directors: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa | Stars: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Izaac Wang
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.
Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery