Best Fantasy Movies of 2005

1.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

6.7

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2005-11-16
2.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

6.1

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Starring: William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Liam Neeson
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2005-12-07
3.

Corpse Bride

6.1

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse
Directed by: Mike Johnson, Tim Burton
Release date: 2005-09-12
4.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

5.8

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Johnny Depp, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2005-07-13
5.

Constantine

5.8

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2005-02-08
6.

Nanny McPhee

5.4

Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch, threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Eliza Bennett
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Release date: 2005-10-21
7.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

5.2

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2005-11-06
8.

Just Like Heaven

5.0

Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David thinks she's a ghost, while Elizabeth is convinced she's alive.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ben Shenkman
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2005-09-16
9.

MirrorMask

4.9

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home

Starring: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee, Dora Bryan
Directed by: Dave McKean
Release date: 2005-01-25
10.

The Brothers Grimm

4.8

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Crook, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Peter Stormare
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2005-08-26
11.

Fantastic Four

4.8

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" must now thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom and save the world from certain destruction.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
Directed by: Tim Story
Release date: 2005-06-29
12.

Tideland

4.8

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Starring: Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly, Jeff Bridges, Brendan Fletcher
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2005-09-09
13.

Herbie Fully Loaded

4.2

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Breckin Meyer, Justin Long
Directed by: Angela Robinson
Release date: 2005-06-22
14.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

4.1

Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood -- Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack -- embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always the case, this unusual road trip opens their eyes to so much more than just the creature they're seeking.

Starring: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Kath Soucie, Nikita Hopkins, Ken Sansom
Directed by: Frank Nissen
Release date: 2005-02-11
15.

Elektra

3.9

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Terence Stamp
Directed by: Rob Bowman
Release date: 2005-01-13
16.

Beowulf & Grendel

3.8

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Spencer Wilding, Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Hringur Ingvarsson
Directed by: Sturla Gunnarsson
Release date: 2005-09-14
17.

Karas: The Prophecy

3.7

Tokyo: a city populated by both humans and ghostly beings. They exist in both dimensions, seen and unseen: spirits, apparitions, demons. The balance between these two dimensions has long been upheld by the city's guardian crow Karas and his masters. But that balance has been thrown into disarray as Eko, a former Karas, has attempted to seize power and bring order to the streets through force. The entity Yurine, who represents the will of the people, stands in his way with her newly risen Karas. Now an ageless battle stretching across both dimensions and killing humans and spirits alike is in progress. Karas is humanity's last hope.

Starring: Soko Wada, Takahiro Sakurai, Hitomi Nabatame, Keiji Fujiwara, Kasumi Suzuki
Directed by: Keiichi Sato, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Release date: 2005-05-25
18.

Bewitched

3.7

Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show "Bewitched".

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 2005-06-21
19.

Twitches

3.6

Twins separated at birth, Camryn and Alex meet by chance for the first time on their 21st birthday and discover they're witches with the power to save their homeland of Coventry from the evil that threatens it. But when Camryn leaves Alex to face the darkness alone, will Coventry be doomed? Or will the sisters multiply their magic by standing together?

Starring: Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Kristen Wilson, Patrick Fabian, Jennifer Robertson
Directed by: Stuart Gillard
Release date: 2005-10-14
20.

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

3.5

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Christine Baranski
Directed by: Joe Sichta
Release date: 2005-11-24

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