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“Dragons” in films are vogue once again, so, I thought I’d whip up a Top 5 post about my favorite “Dragon” movies. I hope you all see one or two you love as well. Enjoy!

Vic

5) “How To Train Your Dragon” (2010)

Great story, great VO work and a very cool and uniquely realized Dragon makes this animated feature a lot of fun and completely heartwarming.

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4) “Dragon Wars” (D-Wars) (2007)

Director:

Hyung-rae Shim

Korean Myths, legends, heroes, villains, destruction and a TON of very awesome CG Dragons makes this Kaiju film very worthy (if not goofy and eyebrow raising) of inclusion in the Top 5.

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3) “Dragonheart” (1996)

Director:

Rob Cohen

Brilliantly directed by Rob Cohen, “Dragonheart” remains a favorite of many “Dragon” movie fans. It has a great message, humanizes the Dragon (thanks to a stirring VO by actor Sean Connery), has many great performances, especially by Dennis Quaid, Dina Meyer and David Thewlis. The Dragon himself is not only a creature that is hunted but also forms a bond with the one who is sent out to destroy him. Unlike many Dragon films, this movie has a moral story at it’s center and Cohen’s CG dragon, named “Draco” looks incredible for a film from the late 90’s. Highly Recommended.

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2) “Dragonslayer” (1981)

Director:

Matthew Robbins

Man, oh man. What can I say about this epic fantasy adventure from the 1980’s? Oh wait…I reviewed this one! Read it here: https://vicsmovieden.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/vics-review-dragonslayer-1981/

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1) “Reign of Fire” (2002)

Director:

Rob Bowman

Rob Bowman (The X Files) serves up this incredible fantasy film with true grit, depth and realism by approaching the material with respect and complexity. Bale and McConaughey as the film’s leads add a fantastic dynamic to this bleak but very entertaining movie. The FX are top notch as is the suspense and drama. It unfolds nicely as a survivalist film about the eradication of mankind by some fierce and aggressive Dragons which look amazing here. The film is strong on many levels. Music, production values and performances are all top notch. This film is a no brainer, imo, for the top spot. Highly Recommended!

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Honorable Mention goes to –

"Smaug" performed by the late Richard Boone

“Smaug” performed by the late Richard Boone

The Hobbit (Rankin Jr, Bass Film) 1977 / Thanks to Bubbawheat for the addition!

Q – The Winged Serpent

Eragon

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah

Dungeons and Dragons

Pete’s Dragon

Flight of the Dragons / Thanks to Misty Lane for the addition!

Spirited Away

The Neverending Story

Dragon Storm

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I hope you all enjoyed the Top 5. If there is a “Dragon” movie that I may have left out or you would like to share your own Top 5 then sound off below!

– Vic

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