Best Fantasy Movies of 2006

1.

V for Vendetta

6.6

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: 2006-03-15
2.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

6.4

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

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

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

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. But when the narration reveals he is going to die, Harold must find the author and convince them to change the ending.

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

5.5

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.

Monster House

5.4

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
8.

Underworld: Evolution

5.4

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
9.

Click

5.3

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

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

Superman Returns

5.1

Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2006-06-28
11.

Arthur and the Invisibles

5.1

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

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
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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.

It's a Boy Girl Thing

4.7

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
15.

Charlotte's Web

4.6

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: Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed by: Gary Winick
Release date: 2006-12-07
16.

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

4.4

After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map. The map is useless without the legend piece to decipher it, which is located in Volubilis near the Roman ruins in Morocco. Flynn heads to Casablanca to the ruins where he is chased by a group of mercenaries leaded by General Samir. They too want to find the location of King Solomon's mines. Flynn teams-up with Professor Emily Davenport working in the dig and they escape from General Samir and his men. While traveling to Gedi, they save the local Jomo from death and the trio faces a dangerous journey through the wild Africa.

Starring: Noah Wyle, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2006-09-09
17.

Eragon

4.3

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, Djimon Hounsou
Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier
Release date: 2006-12-14
18.

The Ant Bully

4.3

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
19.

Just My Luck

4.2

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
20.

Lady in the Water

4.2

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, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhury, Cindy Cheung
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2006-07-21

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