Best Fantasy Movies of 2008

1.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5.7
7.0/10

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, John Hurt
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2008-07-11
2.

The Fall

5.7
7.9/10

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

Starring: Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek, Aiden Lithgow
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Release date: 2008-01-03
3.

The Spiderwick Chronicles

5.4
6.6/10

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Sarah Bolger, Andrew McCarthy
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2008-02-14
4.

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

5.2
7.3/10

Fresh off ripping space-time a new one at the end of "Bender's Big Score," the Planet Express crew is back to mend the tear in reality, or (hopefully) at least not make it worse. Beyond the tear, though, lurks a being of inconceivable...tentacularity. What will become of Earth, and indeed, our universe, when faced with the Beast with a Billion Backs?

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom
Directed by: Peter Avanzino
Release date: 2008-06-30
5.

Inkheart

5.1
6.1/10

The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 2008-12-11
6.

Bedtime Stories

5.1
6.1/10

Skeeter Bronson is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. But his life is turned upside down when the fantastical stories he makes up for entertainment inexplicably turn into reality. Can a bewildered Skeeter manage his own unruly fantasies now that the outrageous characters and situations from his mind have morphed into actual people and events?

Starring: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2008-12-24
7.

Jumper

5.1
6.1/10

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and determined group of zealots who have sworn to destroy all Jumpers. Now, David’s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2008-02-13
8.

Ghost Town

4.8
6.7/10

Dentist Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When he dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, Pincus wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni, Billy Campbell, Aasif Mandvi
Directed by: David Koepp
Release date: 2008-09-19
9.

City of Ember

4.8
6.5/10

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, David Ryall, Harry Treadaway, Mary Kay Place, Tim Robbins
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Release date: 2008-10-07
10.

Twilight

4.8
5.2/10

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated cautions, Bella can't help but fall in love with him, a fatal move that endangers her own life when a coven of bloodsuckers try to challenge the Cullen clan.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Release date: 2008-11-20
11.

Outlander

4.7
6.3/10

During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, Ron Perlman, John Hurt
Directed by: Howard McCain
Release date: 2008-04-24
12.

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

4.5
6.5/10
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking discovery are all lying within a decaying New Orleans crypt.
Starring: Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart, Stana Katic, Bruce Davison, Jane Curtin
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2008-10-25
13.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

4.5
5.2/10

Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife and son to quash the so-called 'Dragon Emperor' and his abuse of supernatural power.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, John Hannah, Maria Bello, Luke Ford
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2008-07-01
14.

Franklyn

4.4
6.2/10

Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single bullet determines the destiny of these four characters.

Starring: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Bernard Hill, Sam Riley, Art Malik
Directed by: Gerald McMorrow
Release date: 2008-10-16
15.

Nim's Island

4.3
6.0/10

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Michael Carman, Mark Brady
Directed by: Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
Release date: 2008-04-03
16.

Igor

4.3
6.0/10

A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

Starring: John Cusack, Myleene Klass, Robin Walsh, Matt McKenna, John Cleese
Directed by: Tony Leondis
Release date: 2008-09-19
17.

The Secret of Moonacre

3.9
6.2/10

When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Augustus Prew, Natascha McElhone
Directed by: Gábor Csupó
Release date: 2008-09-06
18.

The Colour of Magic

3.8
7.1/10
The Colour of Magic
The Discworld—a magical realm quite unlike, yet hauntingly familiar to, ours—has got its first tourist Twoflower. Rincewind, an inept ex-student wizard, is given the task of guiding Twoflower through the city state of Ankh-Morpork. Rincewind has two problems: firstly, as an expert coward, he doesn't feel he's the best person to guard a naive—and by local standards extremely rich—tourist through one of the roughest cities in the multiverse. And secondly, the world is coming to an end. Never rains, eh?
Starring: David Jason, Sean Astin, Christopher Lee, Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons
Directed by: Vadim Jean
Release date: 2008-11-02
19.

Lost in Austen

3.8
7.4/10
Lost in Austen
Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.
Release date: 2008-01-01
20.

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

3.8
7.4/10

All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the party: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all -- a girl.

Starring: Nathan Rice, Carol Roscoe, Brian Lewis, Scott C. Brown, Christian Doyle
Directed by: Matt Vancil
Release date: 2008-01-01

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