2. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006 – Guillermo Del Toro)
Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro crafted this breath-taking tale of a little girl crossing into an alternate dimension populated by sinister fairies and filled with traps – and offering hopes and dreams that she can’t find in her twisted life, subject to the cruel whims of a fascist general during the Spanish Civil War. This poignant story is bound to strike you with its stunning visuals and adult take on the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story. This time, the odds may be against its protagonist.