Movies about Elves

List of the best elf movies selected by visitors to our site: Onward, Last Christmas, Bright, The Shannara Chronicles, A Christmas Horror Story, Mythica: The Darkspore, Strange Magic, The Night Before, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Onward (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersElves, Teens, Brothers
PlotAdventure, Road adventures
StyleDisney, For children

In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

Last Christmas (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSisters, Elves
TimeNew Year
StyleCute, Fascinating, Touching, Soulful, Unexpected ending

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

Bright (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
CharactersOrcs, Wizards, Partners, Elves, Dogs, Dragons, Snipers, Terrorists
PlotMagic, Martial Arts, Survival, Racing
PlaceGhetto, Casino
StyleLight, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.

The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersElves, Wizards, Elves, Heroes, Demons, Lesbians, Kings, Gnomes
PlotSupernatural, Love triangle, Rivalry, Death, Love, Superpowers
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

A young Healer armed with an unpredictable magic guides a runaway Elf in her perilous quest to save the peoples of the Four Lands from an age-old Demon scourge.

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CharactersZombie, Elves, Family, DJs
PlotGhosts, Holidays, Supernatural, Death, Survival, Fate
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Smart

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive.

Mythica: The Darkspore (2015)
Mark4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersElves, Dragons, Thieves, Warriors

When Teela’s sister is murdered and a powerful relic stolen, Marek and her friends face a sinister new enemy – Kishkumen, a foreign mystic bent on reclaiming the Darkspore for his master Szorlok. Armed with twin maps, Marek and her team race Kishkumen and his horde through creature-infested lands, to a long abandoned underground city – all the while pursued by bounty hunters intent on returning Marek to slavery.

Strange Magic (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFairies, Mothers, Heroes, Family, Elves
PlotRelationship, Betrayal, Rivalry

A love potion works its devious charms on fairies, elves and the swamp-dwelling Bog King as they all try to possess the potion for themselves.

The Night Before (2015)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersFriends, Jews, Thieves, Elves, Angels
PlaceParty, New York, USA
TimeNew Year

In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
CharactersGnomes, Elves, Dragons, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Rivalry, Superpowers
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.

Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersElves, Dragons

The land of Altera has observed an uneasy peace for years among Humans, Elves and Evil beasts who are loyal to the legendary Black Dragon. But the Black Dragon begins to stir from its hibernation, sending the Beasts marching across Altera. With a beast conquest perilously close, a small group of Humans and Elves unite to try to find a secret hidden road to the Black Dragon's cave and destroy it. But the fate of all of them may be in the hands of the young warrior Lambert, who must summon the confidence and skill to face the Black Dragon himself just when all may be lost.

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Get Santa (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHeroes, Family, Elves, Frogs
PlacePrison, England, London
TimeNew Year

A father and son who must team up to save Christmas, once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersElves, Heroes, Knights, Mermaids
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the fugitive orc shaman, Fangtor Bloodmoon. When Fangtor refuses to surrender quietly, the huntress must battle for her own life against the dangerous villain, and comes away with more than just his head.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Wizards, Warriors, Elves, Scientists, Kings
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Supernatural
StyleMarvel, Exciting

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Saving Santa (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
CharactersElves, Heroes, Family, Inventors
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Fancy

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersDragons, Wizards, Warriors, Heroes, Kings, Elves, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Magic, Treasures, Travel
StyleExciting, Fascinating

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Elf-Man (2012)
Mark1 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrecomedy, family

An Elf is left behind by Santa to help rescue the Harper family from a lousy Christmas. The Elf and the family get more than they bargained for, as the kids help the Elf discover his special powers and true identity as a budding superhero.

Grimm's Snow White (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CharactersElves, Heroes, Family, Dragons, Knights
StyleExciting, Fascinating

When the King is killed by ferocious reptile beasts, his Queen takes control of the kingdom. She tries to kill her beautiful stepdaughter SNOW, but she escapes into the enchanted forest...

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
CharactersHeroes, Warriors, Demons, Horses, Dragons, Knights, Elves
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Pads, Conspiracies
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Gloomy, Disturbing

In the land of Orlais, a brash young Seeker—Cassandra—fights to stop a blood-soaked conspiracy. Hidden hands seek to tear apart the realm's most powerful religious order, and as the sinister plot unfolds, Cassandra is accused of treason and murder. Hunted by friend and foe alike, the impulsive beauty must clear her name while clashing with corrupt templars and rogue blood mages. Should she fail, the executioner’s blade awaits. Should she overcome her rage and expose the unseen forces threatening the rule of the Divine, Cassandra will take her place in legend.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersGnomes, Dragons, Warriors, Horses, Elves, Wizards, Goblins, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Magic, Travel
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Fascinating, Exciting

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011)
Mark3 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon, short

Lanny and Wayne are at it again! With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission: a bombastic member of the Coal Bucket Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel.

Arthur Christmas (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersElves, Family
PlotMagic, Holidays, Adventure, Snow
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Exciting

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Dogs, Family, Partners, Elves
PlotAdventure, Holidays
TimeNew Year

A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantasy, adventure
CountryFinland, Norway, France, Sweden
CharactersHeroes, Archaeologists, Elves
PlotHolidays, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceTomb, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy

It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

Santa Buddies (2009)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Dogs, Friends, Family, Elves
PlotAdventure, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Exciting, Light, Cute, Fancy

When Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws, gets bored, he finds Budderball on Santa's naughty list and figures he's just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. When the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt however, and the world begins to forget the true meaning of the season, it's up to Puppy Paws and his newfound Buddies to journey back to the North Pole and save Christmas.

Dragonlance: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight (2008)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, India, Germany
CharactersElves, Heroes, Friends, Superhero, Dragons, Knights, Wizards, Goblins
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Rivalry, Superpowers, Ghosts

After five years apart, searching the world of Krynn for proof of the existence of the true gods, a group of adventurers reach their goal in the form of a barbarian woman carrying a miraculous blue crystal staff. Soon they are thrust into war as an army of dragons overtakes their homeland.

Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Elves
PlotAdventure, Mystery, First love, Fate, Treasures

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.

Eragon (2006)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersDragons, Heroes, Orphans, Elves
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Superpowers, Fate
StyleExciting, By books

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Ella Enchanted (2004)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersWizards, Elves, Giants
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleLight, To cry

Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters whom she quite literally cannot disobey. Determined to gain control of her life and decisions, Ella sets off on a journey to find her fairy godmother who she hopes will lift the curse. The path, however, isn't easy -- Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant obstacles including ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves and Prince Charmont's evil uncle, who wants to take over the crown and rule the kingdom.

Elf (2003)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersElves, Orphans, Family, Gnomes, Reporters
PlotSnow, Holidays
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTouching, To cry

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersWizards, Gnomes, Goblins, Orcs, Birds, Elves, Eagle, Friends, Warriors, Kings, Troll
PlotTime travel, Love, Fight, Magic, Chase, Betrayal, Witchcraft, Hiking trip, Fate, Adventure, Travel
StyleBest soundtracks, Atmospheric, Exciting, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersWizards, Gnomes, Warriors, Orcs, Friends, Kings, Heroes, Elves
PlotAdventure, War, Time travel, Love, Fight, Magic, Chase, Betrayal, Witchcraft, Hiking trip, Superpowers, Travel
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Fascinating

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CharactersFamily, Elves
PlotToys, Holidays, Wedding
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Exciting, Light, Cute, Disney

Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he'll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersWizards, Elves, Warriors, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Magic, Travel
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Fascinating

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersWizards, Heroes, Friends, Elves, Goblins
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Chase, Witchcraft
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, Philippines
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Losers, Elves
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Snow, Computers, Holidays, Fight
TimeNew Year

A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and Karen, a young girl who he befriends, stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back!

Legend (1985)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersWarriors, Elves, Heroes, Demons, Witch, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Snow

Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.