List of fantasy stories


On this page, we will provide an overview of some of the most famous works of fantasy literature from the past couple of centuries, as well as some examples of influential fantasy movies. 

The works are listed alphabetically according to the author, producer, or director. Note that the literary works are mainly novels, which make up series. There are a few short stories, though. 

Fantasy literature up until the 19th century

Carroll, Lewis - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Carroll, Lewis - Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1872)

MacDonald, George - Phantastes (1858)

Morris, William - The Well at the World’s End (1896)

Fantasy literature in the 20th century

Jordan, Robert - The Wheel of Time (1990-2013)

Le Guin, Ursula K. - “The Rule of Names” (1964)

Le Guin, Ursula K. - Earthsea (1968-2001)

Lewis, C. S. - The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956)

Martin, George R. R. - A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-ongoing)

Philip, Pullman - His Dark Materials (1995-2000)

Pratchett, Terry - Discworld (1983-2015)

Rowling, J. K. - Harry Potter (1997-2007)

Tolkien, J. R. R. - The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955)

Fantasy literature in the 21st century

Armentrout, Jennifer L. - Blood and Ash (2020-ongoing)

Bardugo, Leigh - Shadow and Bone (2012-2014)

Clarke, Susanna - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell (2004)

Funke, Cornelia - Inkheart (2003-ongoing)

Gaiman, Neil - American Gods (2001)

Klune, T. J. - The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020)

Kuang, R. F. - The Poppy War (2018-2020) 

Maas, Sarah J. - A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015-2021)

Meyer, Stephenie - Twilight Saga (2005-2008)

Miller, Linsey - Mask of Shadows (2017-2018) 

Norton, Andre - “The Familiar” (2002) 

Patel, Vaishnavi - Kaikeyi (2022) 

Philip, Pullman - The Book of Dust (2017-ongoing)

Rothfuss, Patrick - The Kingkiller Chronicle (2007-ongoing)

Sanderson, Brandon- Mistborn (2006-2008)

Shannon, Samantha - The Priory of the Orange Tree (2019) 

Tan, Sue Lynn - The Celestial Kingdom Duology (2022-ongoing) 

Fantasy movies

Adamson, Andrew and Apted, Michael - The Chronicles of Narnia (2005-2010) 

Burton, Tim - Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Burton, Tim - Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) 

Columbus, Chris et al. - Harry Potter (2001-2011)

Csupó, Gábor - Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Hardwicke, Catherine et al. - The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

Jackson, Peter - The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) 

Jackson, Peter - The Hobbit (2012-2014)

Nispel, Marcus - Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Petersen, Wolfgang - The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Vaughn, Matthew - Stardust (2007)

Verbinsky, Gore - Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-ongoing)

Weitz, Chris - The Golden Compass (2007) 

Yates, David - Fantastic Beasts (2016-ongoing)

Fantasy series

Benioff, David, Weiss, D. B. et al. - Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

Fuller, Bryan et al. - American Gods (2017-2021)

Heisserer, Eric - Shadow and Bone (2021-ongoing)

Hissrich, Lauren Schmidt et al. - The Witcher (2019-ongoing)

Judkins, Rafe - The Wheel of Time (2021-ongoing)

Martin, George R. R. et al. - House of the Dragon (2022-ongoing)

Payne, J. D., McKay, Patrick et al. - The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022-ongoing)

Tranter, Jane et al. - His Dark Materials (2019-ongoing)