NeverEnding Story, The

Lists: Adventure, Fantasy, 30 Years Ago - 1984

Brief Synopsis: "While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing."

Overall Ranking: 1896 (Rank from 1984: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 25%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
JR B90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Thomas Pollock60
David Baruffi34

People Involved

  • Barret Oliver (Bastian)
  • Gerald McRaney (Bastians Father)
  • Noah Hathaway (Atreyu)
  • Drum Garrett (1st Bully)
  • Darryl Cooksey (2nd Bully)
  • Nicholas Gilbert (3rd Bully)
  • Thomas Hill (Carl Conrad Koreander - The Librarian)
  • Tami Stronach (Moonchild - The Childlike Empress / Southern Oracle (voice))
  • Frank Lenart (Teeny Weeny (voice) (uncredited))
  • Silvia Seidel (Fairy (uncredited))
  • Tami Stronach (The Childlike Empress)
  • Sydney Bromley (Engywook)
  • Moses Gunn (Cairon - Empress Servant)
  • Patricia Hayes (Urgl)
  • Alan Oppenheimer (Rockbiter / Falkor / Gmork / Narrator (voice))
  • Tilo Pr├╝ckner (Night Hob)
  • Heinz Reincke (Fuchur (voice) (uncredited))
  • Deep Roy (Teeny Weeny)
  • Wolfgang Petersen (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, The
  • Neverending Story III: Escape from Fantasia, The