For all unicorn fans who wish to extend their knowledge about this fantastic animal or simply, for those who wish to spend a magical moment in the company of a unicorn, Here Is A List Of Unicorn Movies around or with a unicorn that the Unicorn World team recommends you. Of course, this list is not exhaustive.
We also give you our opinion to help you in your choice.
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1- The Last Unicorn (1982)
English name : The Last Unicorn
Duration: 1 hr 32 min. Release date: November 19, 1982. First Release: January 1, 1982 (United States)
Category: Animation, adventure, drama and fantasy.
Animated feature film by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. with Alan Arkin, JeffBridges, Mia Farrow.
The Last Unicorn is an American-Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. and released in 1982. It is the movie adaptation of Peter S.’s novel of the same name. Beagle, who also wrote the screenplay for the film.
Synopsis: One day, deep in an enchanted forest, a unicorn sets off on a quest to find out why it is the last of its kind still alive. Where have the others gone? What has happened?
Associated music title: The Last Unicorn
Our opinion: A manga-inspired film that sometimes has wonderful aspects and sometimes a little darker. The music and voices are chosen perfectly. It is very interesting to see how a unicorn can perceive the world of humans.
2- Nico the unicorn (1998)
English name : Nico The Unicorn
Duration 1 h 30 min. Category: Adventure and fantasy.
Film by Graeme Campbell based on the original work by Frank Sacks with Anne Archer, Maggie Castle, Pierre Chagnon
Producers: Frank Sacks, Hélène Boulay, Julie Allan, Pieter Kroonenburg, Steve Tisch, John Buchanan
Synopsis: Billy is a 12-year-old boy. He befriends a little horse that has been mistreated by his master. After some hesitation, his mother buys the little horse. Billy takes care of his new friend and soon discovers that the little mare is waiting for a happy event. She gives birth to Nico, a pony with a strange bump on his forehead…
Soundtrack: Alan Reeves, Alex De Rafols
Our opinion: It’s a touching film, both for children and adults. A few sad passages. An unforgettable fall.
3- The Journey of the Unicorn (2001)
English name : Voyage of the Unicorn
Duration: 2 h 50 min. Release: December 28, 2001.
Mini-series / TV movie by Philip Spink with Wanda Cannon, Mackenzie Gray, John DeSantis
Synopsis: Professor Alan Aisling has just lost his wife. Thanks to his belief that there is an imaginary world somewhere, he and his two daughters, Cassie and Miranda, will be drawn into a wonderful adventure populated by fantastic creatures.
Our opinion: It’s a childish film but so joyful that adults are hypnotized. The adventure is thrilling, full of twists and turns. The main characters are endearing and very well played. This film is a nugget.
4- U (2006)
Duration: 1 hr 15 min. Release date: October 11, 2006.
Animated feature film by Grégoire Solotareff and Serge Elissalde with Bernard Alane, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Maud Forget
Synopsis: A unicorn named U comes to the rescue of Mona, a little girl desperate for the cruelty of her adoptive parents. As time goes by, Mona grows up and turns into a pretty, dreamy teenager who is very preoccupied with her physical appearance. One day, members of a family of noisy and crazy musicians arrive in this imaginary country, among them the charming Kulka.
Our opinion: The beautiful colours and drawings give a cheerful and intriguing look to the film. It leaves an unforgettable memory. A film for children and adults alike.
5- The city of unicorns (2012)
Duration: 1h43 Release: 2012.
Category: Romance and comedy.
Film by Bryan Lefler with Devin McGinn, Jaclyn Hales and Jon Gries
Synopsis: The game developer, Warlocks of the Beach, has offered Voss, an unemployed tabletop gamer, the chance to take a leadership position if he can demonstrate real leadership skills. Taking a week to prove himself, Voss convinces Marsha, a long-time gamer friend, to help him lure the guild into his plan to find a job, and he creates Unicorn City. However, Shadow Hawk, Voss’s sworn enemy, shows up, and knowing exactly which buttons to push, challenges Voss to a battle of wits. In the blink of an eye, Voss damages his friendship with Marsha, loses his honor, and is expelled from the utopia he created. Voss leaves a failure but acknowledges his deception and knows he must return to save Marsha and resume his role as Knight Bardladin, ruler of the city of Unicorn.
Our opinion: Whether you like it or not, this film doesn’t leave you indifferent. You have to watch it with a certain detachment. It is more suitable for older children and adults than for younger children.
6- Unico (1981)
Duration: 1 h 30 min. Release date: March 14, 1981.
Category: Fantastic and animation.
Animated feature film by Toshio Hirata and Osamu Tezuka with Katsue Miwa, Ryouko Kitamiya and Kazuko Sugiyama.
Synopsis: In ancient Greece, the goddess Venus is jealous of the beautiful human Psche who attracts more attention than she does. Psche is protected by a small blue unicorn with a red mane called Unico, who has many magical powers.
Our opinion: Very nice graphics. The first part is a little long but full of emotions (pain, courage, love …). A must see for manga fans.
7- Ink core (2008)
English name : Inkheart
Duration: 1 h 30 min. Release date: December 11, 2008.
Film by Iain Softley with Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Bennett
Synopsis: A man who possesses the power to bring the characters in his books to life accidentally invokes one of the most evil beings in literature.
Our opinion: Very nice interpretation. Full of extraordinary characters. Makes you want to read the book. To be seen with the family.
8- Legend (film, 2002)
Duration: 1h34 min. Release date: 1985, official editing 2002
Category : Fantasy
Legend is an American-British film directed by Ridley Scott, released in 1985.
Synopsis: In an imaginary world where peace and harmony are maintained thanks to the magic of a couple of unicorns, live Princess Lili and Jack, a young man for whom nature seems to have no secrets.
In this land, the demon Darkness, lurking in the darkness, is waiting for only one opportunity to seize the unicorns and kill them, which will lead to an eternal night. The goblins, as well as Jack’s love for his princess will be of great help to him.
Jack, with the help of goblins and a whimsical fairy, will have to do everything he can to restore what he helped to destroy, before it’s too late…
Our opinion : Not childish movie at all, very subtle and very entertaining. Interesting dialogues. 3 versions exist of this film but the last one (2002) is much better than the 2 previous ones.
9- Unicorn Store
Duration: 1h 32 min. Official release date: April 5, 2019.
Unicorn Store, or Magasin de Licornes in Quebec, is an American film directed and co-produced by Brie Larson. The actress and director’s first feature film, based on the screenplay by Samantha McIntyre, is screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Synopsis: After failing art school and taking a mundane office job, an imaginative painter may realize her dream of adopting a unicorn.
Our verdict: This film is candy. We taste it, we can’t get enough of it. It devours itself with the eyes without seeing the past time. The main actor is well known in the world of Marvel and is here a major asset of this film. “Unicorn Store” transpires the sincerity of its director/actress in her ability to illuminate the screen here used to express the candor of her character.
10- The Child and the Unicorn
Duration: 1h 36 min. Release date: May 10, 1955 in London.
Category: Drama/Fantastic cinema.
The Child and the Unicorn is a British film by Carol Reed, released in 1955. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Wolf Mankowitz. Wikipedia
Director: Carol Reed
Screenplay: Wolf Mankowitz
Based on the original work of : Wolf Mankowitz
Soundtrack: Benjamin Frankel
Synopsis : In the poor East End of London, Joe, a little boy, lives with his mother, Joanne. They live above the Kandinsky tailor shop where she works. Joe is candidly and seriously determined to help grant the wishes of his poor neighbours who are killing themselves. After hearing Mr. Kandinsky tell that a captured unicorn allows the fulfillment of all wishes, Joe uses his pocket money to buy a kid with a horn in the middle of its forehead, thinking it is a magical animal.
Our opinion: An old black and white film that has been remastered to let the colors appear, which allows a better understanding and an additional pleasure. Film that is more suitable for older children and adults because not too much magic that little ones like so much, especially in the world of unicorns.
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