Best Fantasy Movies of 2009

1.

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6.9

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, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 2009-12-10
2.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6.8

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

6.5

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 Đan Phạm, Rhys Ifans
Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael
Release date: 2009-11-06
4.

The Time Traveler's Wife

5.7

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

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

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
Release date: 2009-02-09
7.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

5.4

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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.

Daybreakers

4.7

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save humankind.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Isabel Lucas
Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Release date: 2009-09-11
15.

The Invention of Lying

4.6

Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

Starring: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor
Directed by: Matthew Robinson, Ricky Gervais
Release date: 2009-09-13
16.

TiMER

4.6

When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. Staring down the barrel of thirty and tired of waiting for her would-be life partner to get off the dime, Oona breaks her own rules and falls for Mikey, a charming and inappropriately young supermarket clerk with a countdown of four months.

Starring: Emma Caulfield, Michelle Borth, John Patrick Amedori, Desmond Harrington, JoBeth Williams
Directed by: Jac Schaeffer
Release date: 2009-05-14
17.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

4.6

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
18.

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

4.5

Powerful magic cast by Alex spells trouble for the Russo's. The kids must go on an adventure to save their family and their existence.

Starring: Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, David Henrie, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise
Directed by: Lev L. Spiro
Release date: 2009-08-28
19.

Solomon Kane

4.4

A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.

Starring: James Purefoy, Pete Postlethwaite, Alice Krige, Mackenzie Crook, Max von Sydow
Directed by: M.J. Bassett
Release date: 2009-09-16
20.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

4.3

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

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