Movies to Escape Reality

As much as I love films that capture realism and tell important stories about the world we live in, sometimes I just need a break from real life. Thankfully, movie magic is great at helping us out with that.

None of the movies on this list could ever happen in real life, so when you need a quick escape from reality give one of these a watch! Hang out with unicorns, human-sized rabbits, mermaids, and more as you travel other planets, magical kingdoms, and trippy chocolate factories.

Be sure to click on each film to see where you can stream or rent it!

  • Airplane!
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Beetlejuice
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Brigadoon
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Fantasia
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • The Last Unicorn
  • The Lure
  • The Matrix
  • Metropolis
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Rabbits
  • The Raven
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Stardust
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Yellow Submarine