Best Fantasy Movies of 2006

1.

V for Vendetta

6.6
8.2/10

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt
Directed by: James McTeigue
Release date: 2006-02-23
2.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

6.4
7.3/10

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2006-06-20
3.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

6.1
7.5/10

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Simon Chandler, David Calder, Richard Felix, Birgit Minichmayr
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2006-09-13
4.

The Illusionist

6.1
7.6/10

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Starring: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan
Directed by: Neil Burger
Release date: 2006-08-18
5.

Stranger Than Fiction

6.1
7.6/10

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2006-09-09
6.

Night at the Museum

5.6
6.4/10

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2006-10-20
7.

Underworld: Evolution

5.5
6.7/10

As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of their respective bloodlines.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Shane Brolly, Derek Jacobi
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Release date: 2006-01-12
8.

Monster House

5.4
6.6/10

Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.

Starring: Ryan Newman, Steve Buscemi, Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Release date: 2006-07-21
9.

Click

5.3
6.4/10

A harried workaholic, Michael Newman doesn't have time for his wife and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty, a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that allows him to bypass life's little distractions with increasingly hysterical results.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 2006-06-22
10.

Wristcutters: A Love Story

5.1
7.3/10

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Starring: Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett
Directed by: Goran Dukic
Release date: 2006-01-24
11.

Arthur and the Invisibles

5.1
6.0/10

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Penny Balfour, Jason Bateman
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 2006-12-13
12.

Penelope

4.9
6.7/10

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to create her own happy ending.

Starring: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage
Directed by: Mark Palansky
Release date: 2006-03-01
13.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

4.7
7.7/10
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his henchmen are accidentally freed from their outer-space imprisonment and threaten Earth with destruction, just as Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to renounce his superpowers for his new love, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). This alternate version of the film is based on footage shot by director Richard Donner before being replaced on the project, and it includes material not seen in the film's original 1980 release.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty
Directed by: Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Release date: 2006-11-28
14.

Just My Luck

4.7
5.4/10

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Samaire Armstrong, Chris Pine, Missi Pyle, Makenzie Vega Norfolk
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Release date: 2006-05-12
15.

It's a Boy Girl Thing

4.7
6.3/10

A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for two high school rivals, an overachiever and a jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies and see exactly what it's like to walk in the other's shoes.

Starring: Kevin Zegers, Samaire Armstrong, Sherry Miller, Robert Joy, Sharon Osbourne
Directed by: Nick Hurran
Release date: 2006-12-26
16.

Charlotte's Web

4.6
6.3/10

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey
Directed by: Gary Winick
Release date: 2006-12-07
17.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

4.4
7.7/10
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
A 2006 re-edited director's cut of the 1980 film Superman II. It features a significant amount of lost footage, shot by the original director Richard Donner in 1977, before he was taken off the project and replaced by Richard Lester.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 2006-11-02
18.

Eragon

4.3
5.1/10

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Starring: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich
Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier
Release date: 2006-12-14
19.

The Ant Bully

4.3
5.8/10

Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the colony," Lucas can only regain his freedom by living with the ants and learning their ways.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell
Directed by: John A. Davis
Release date: 2006-07-27
20.

Lady in the Water

4.2
5.5/10

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhury
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2006-07-21

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