Best Fantasy Movies of 2008

1.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

6.4

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Elle Fanning
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2008-12-25
2.

The Fall

5.7

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.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5.6

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
4.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

5.6

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible quest to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

Starring: Ben Barnes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2008-05-15
5.

Horton Hears a Who!

5.6

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Starring: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Release date: 2008-03-03
6.

Hancock

5.5

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

Starring: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 2008-07-01
7.

The Spiderwick Chronicles

5.4

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
8.

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

5.2

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
9.

Inkheart

5.1

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
10.

Bedtime Stories

5.1

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
11.

Jumper

5.1

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
12.

The Forbidden Kingdom

4.9

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Liu Yifei, Li Bingbing
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 2008-04-18
13.

Tinker Bell

4.8

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."

Starring: Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera
Directed by: Bradley Raymond
Release date: 2008-10-27
14.

Ghost Town

4.8

Dentist, Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he 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
15.

Twilight

4.8

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
16.

Outlander

4.7

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
17.

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

4.6
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Starring: Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart, Stana Katic, Bruce Davison, Jane Curtin
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2008-10-25
18.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

4.5

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
19.

10,000 BC

4.4

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Starring: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Nathanael Baring, Mo Zinal
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2008-02-22
20.

Nim's Island

4.3

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

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