Best Fantasy Movies of 2007

1.

Ratatouille

6.7

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2007-06-22
2.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

6.6

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2007-06-28
3.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

6.4

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Chow Yun-Fat
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2007-05-19
4.

Stardust

6.2

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2007-08-09
5.

Enchanted

5.8

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey
Directed by: Kevin Lima
Release date: 2007-11-20
6.

Spider-Man 3

5.5

The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains—including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock and also gets caught up in a love triangle.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2007-05-01
7.

Shrek the Third

5.4

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Chris Miller
Release date: 2007-05-17
8.

The Golden Compass

5.2

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.

Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Release date: 2007-12-04
9.

Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest

4.8

With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter tells the story of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.”

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry
Directed by: Dominic Polcino
Release date: 2007-09-23
10.

The Water Horse

4.7

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Starring: Alexander Nathan Etel, Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2007-12-25
11.

Afro Samurai

4.7
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A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are referred to as a god among combatants, killers, and assassins. Afro Samurai's father was number one. That was until a cowboy mutant gunslinger named Justice shot him in the head. Now as number two, Afro seeks sweet, pure, and bloody revenge.
Release date: 2007-01-04
12.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

4.7

The Fantastic Four return to the big screen as a new and all powerful enemy threatens the Earth. The seemingly unstoppable 'Silver Surfer', but all is not what it seems and there are old and new enemies that pose a greater threat than the intrepid superheroes realize.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
Directed by: Tim Story
Release date: 2007-06-13
13.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

4.7

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Starring: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, Justin Long
Directed by: Tim Hill
Release date: 2007-12-13
14.

Shrek the Halls

4.6

The Christmas tree isn't the only thing green in this new holiday classic. Shrek is back and trying to get into the spirit of the season. After promising Fiona and the kids a Christmas they'll remember, he is forced to take a crash course in the holiday. But just when he thinks he has everything for their quiet family Christmas just right, there is a knock at the door.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Cody Cameron
Directed by: Gary Trousdale
Release date: 2007-11-28
15.

Evan Almighty

4.6

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons, Graham Phillips
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 2007-06-09
16.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

4.5

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium—the strangest, most fantastic and most wonderful toy store in the world. After Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-remarkable Emporium.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Jonathan Potts
Directed by: Zach Helm
Release date: 2007-11-14
17.

The Invisible

4.5

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Starring: Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette, Callum Keith Rennie
Directed by: David S. Goyer
Release date: 2007-04-27
18.

Ghost Rider

4.5

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery 'Ghost Rider'.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Donal Logue, Sam Elliott
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Release date: 2007-02-16
19.

The Nines

4.5

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, Hope Davis, Elle Fanning, David Denman
Directed by: John August
Release date: 2007-01-21
20.

Tin Man

4.3

Set in the spirit of L. Frank Baum's classic, the "Tin Man" follows the adventures of DG, a waitress and part-time student, as she travels through the mystical world of "The O. Z. (Outer Zone)", discovering her hidden past. This well-known story takes a twist in this SyFy adaptation as DG battles the sorceress Azkadellia along with the help of four friends; Glitch, a former adviser to the Queen whose brain has been removed; Raw, a psychic empath; and Wyatt Cain, a former police man (aka Tin-man) who has been imprisoned in an iron suit, forced to watch his family's destruction time and time again. Although parallels can be made to the original book this story takes its own path down the yellow brick road.

Release date: 2007-04-17

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