10 Fantasy Titles on Netflix That Provide Some Much-Needed Escapism

10 Fantasy Titles on Netflix That Provide Some Much-Needed Escapism

We could all use a little escapism with the state of things right now, so why not turn to a vivid fantasy world? Netflix has the answer to pretty much everything entertainment-wise and that includes some great fantasy TV shows and movies.

Here are our favourite fantasy options on Netflix Australia.

The best fantasy TV shows and movies on Netflix Australia

The Witcher

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The Witcher – Best Fantasy on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

It’s no secret The Witcher has been an absolute hit on Netflix. The series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a supernatural beast slayer who becomes the guardian of a princess of a fallen kingdom, has become one of the streamer’s highest performing shows of all time.

The Witcher has two successful seasons, with a third on the way, as well as a prequel series, spin-off anime film and even a children’s series in the works.

Watch it here.

The Old Guard

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The Old Guard – Best Fantasy on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

The Old Guard is an adaptation of the epic graphic novel of the same name and stars Charlize Theron as one of a handful of immortal mercenaries. After centuries of living on Earth, the group unexpectedly find another immortal and must fight to keep their freedom as their secrets become exposed.

Watch it here.

Shadow and Bone

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Shadow and Bone – Best Fantasy on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

Young Adult (YA) fantasy fans around the world were thrilled when the Grishaverse made its way to Netflix with Shadow and Bone.

The fantasy series depicts a world divided by a dark force known as the Shadow Fold. When Alina Starkov is discovered to be a Grisha (magic-user) with the rare sun summoning power, she is shipped off to the capital and must learn to use her power to banish the fold and free the land.

Following the release of the second season, now is a better time than ever to dive into the Grishaverse.

Watch it here.


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Lucifer – Best fantasy on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

What would happen if the devil left hell to take a holiday on Earth? And decided to solve crimes?

Lucifer is a perfect blend of fantasy with crime procedural as the devil uses his powers to crack cases and punish sinners. Tom Ellis is charming as hell as the devil himself who is joined by other religious beings in disguise, like his demon friend Mazikeen and brother Amenadiel.

Watch it here.

Sweet Tooth

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Sweet Tooth – Best fantasy on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

For a charming fantasy story look no further than Sweet Tooth. 

The series takes a young half-human half-deer boy on a perilous adventure through a post-apocalyptic world under the supervision of a gruff protector. Sweet Tooth has been praised for its incredible performances and sweet (pun intended) story.

Watch it here.

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower – Best Fantasy on Netflix (Image: Colombia/Sony Pictures)

Science fiction meets fantasy meets Western in The Dark Tower, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel series.

The movie pits Idris Elba’s gunslinger against Matthew McConaughey’s Man in Black for the showdown of the century. The gunslinger is seeking revenge for his father’s murder while the Man in Black is looking to bring ruin upon the universe by destroying the Dark Tower.

Watch it here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Best Fantasy on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a delightfully horrifying supernatural coming-of-age story.

Over CAOS’ four seasons, we watch Sabrina Spellman grapple with her half-human half-witch nature while also balancing the demands of Satanism and high school. Typical teenagers, right?

Watch it here.


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Arcane brings the world of Runeterra to life with such style and charm that you’ll quickly want to revisit its retro-futuristic steampunk world.

The animated series may be based on the ever-popular League of Legends video game, but you don’t need to be a game fan to enjoy the thrilling tale of two sisters who are caught up on opposite sides of a brewing civil war. The series also has magic, mayhem and an epic soundtrack.

Watch it here.


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Cursed. Image: Supplied

Cursed is a retelling of the classic Arthurian legend, following the teenage sorceress Nimue (played by 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford), who joins forces with a young mercenary named Arthur to save her fellow magic users from a ruthless army.

Watch it here.

The School For Good and Evil

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In a similar vein to Harry Potter, The School for Good and Evil follows two best friends who are separated on opposite sides as they are inducted into a magical school for aspiring heroes and villains. The cast for the movie is absolutely stacked with Charlize Theron, Michell Yeoh and Kerry Washington involved.

Watch it here.

If you’re looking for some other suggestions for great finds on Netflix check out our list of best science-fiction titles or thrillers that will keep you up at night.

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