Best Fantasy Movies of 2009

1.

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7.0
7.8/10

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 2009-12-10
2.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6.8
7.6/10

As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2009-07-07
3.

Mr. Nobody

6.4
7.8/10

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh ?an Ph?m, Rhys Ifans
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
Release date: 2009-11-06
4.

The Time Traveler's Wife

5.7
7.1/10

Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.

Starring: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Nolden, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2009-08-14
5.

The Lovely Bones

5.6
6.7/10

After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2009-12-26
6.

The Secret of Kells

5.4
7.7/10

Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

Starring: Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Liam Hourican
Directed by: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
Release date: 2009-02-09
7.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

5.4
6.8/10

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Lily Cole, Tom Waits, Andrew Garfield
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2009-10-01
8.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

5.3
6.6/10

A prequel to the first two Underworld films, this fantasy explains the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. Aided by his secret love, Sonja, courageous Lucian leads the Lycans in battle against brutal Vampire king Viktor. Determined to break the king's enslavement of his people, Lucian faces off against the Death Dealer army in a bid for Lycan independence.

Starring: Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Rhona Mitra, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh
Directed by: Patrick Tatopoulos
Release date: 2009-01-22
9.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

5.2
6.0/10

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2009-05-20
10.

Dorian Gray

5.0
6.3/10
Dorian Gray
A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance, and commissions a special portrait that will weather the winds of time while he remains forever young. When Gray's obsession spirals out of control, his desperate attempts to safeguard his secret turn his once-privileged life into a living hell.
Starring: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Emilia Fox, Ben Chaplin
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Release date: 2009-09-09
11.

Where the Wild Things Are

4.9
6.8/10

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2009-10-16
12.

Ink

4.8
7.0/10

Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the soul of Emma's tragically broken father.

Starring: Chris Kelly, Jessica Duffy, Quinn Hunchar, Jeremy Make, Jennifer Batter
Directed by: Jamin Winans
Release date: 2009-01-23
13.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

4.8
5.8/10

When notorious womanizer Connor Mead attends his brother Paul's wedding, he is forced to re-evaluate his behavior as he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future, along with his deceased uncle. The experience changes his attitude and allows him to reconnect with his first and only love, Jenny.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2009-05-01
14.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

4.6
4.7/10

Forks, Washington resident Bella Swan is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf. But before she knows it, she's thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and her desire to be with Edward at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Release date: 2009-03-15
15.

Valhalla Rising

4.4
6.1/10

1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives, Ewan Stewart, Alexander Morton
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2009-09-04
16.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

4.3
4.5/10

Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes - Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.

Starring: Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Release date: 2009-12-21
17.

Dead Like Me: Life After Death

4.3
6.1/10

When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and fame, George breaks another rule by revealing her true identity to her living family.

Starring: Ellen Muth, Jasmine Guy, Callum Blue, Sarah Wynter, Britt McKillip
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 2009-02-17
18.

Hulk Vs.

4.3
7.1/10
Hulk Vs.
Two stories featuring Marvel's anti-hero The Incredible Hulk and his encounters with the X-Man Wolverine and the god known as Thor.
Starring: Fred Tatasciore, Matthew Wolf, Grey DeLisle, Kari Wahlgren, Steve Blum
Directed by: Frank Paur, Sam Liu
Release date: 2009-01-13
19.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

4.2
5.9/10

Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady

Starring: John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Patrick Fugit, Salma Hayek
Directed by: Paul Weitz
Release date: 2009-10-23
20.

Race to Witch Mountain

4.2
5.7/10

A taxi driver gets more than he bargained for when he picks up two teen runaways. Not only does the pair possess supernatural powers, but they're also trying desperately to escape people who have made them their targets.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino, Chris Marquette
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2009-03-12

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