Best Fantasy Movies of 2010

1.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

6.8
7.7/10

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by: David Yates
Release date: 2010-10-17
2.

How to Train Your Dragon

6.7
8.1/10

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Release date: 2010-03-10
3.

Alice in Wonderland

5.8
6.5/10

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2010-03-03
4.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

5.6
7.0/10

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Starring: Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Essie Davis, Joel Edgerton, Deborra-Lee Furness
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2010-07-10
5.

Shrek Forever After

5.5
6.3/10

A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away—where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met—he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Release date: 2010-05-16
6.

Enter the Void

5.3
7.3/10

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar, a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda. When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past -- where he sees his parents before their deaths -- to the present -- where he witnesses his own autopsy -- and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.

Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Masato Tanno, Jesse Kuhn
Directed by: Gaspar Noé
Release date: 2010-05-05
7.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

5.1
5.9/10

Accident prone teenager, Percy discovers he's actually a demi-God, the son of Poseidon, and he is needed when Zeus' lightning is stolen. Percy must master his new found skills in order to prevent a war between the Gods that could devastate the entire world.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Sean Bean
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2010-02-01
8.

Clash of the Titans

4.9
5.8/10

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2010-04-01
9.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

4.8
5.0/10

Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob, knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli
Directed by: David Slade
Release date: 2010-06-23
10.

The Warrior's Way

4.6
6.3/10

An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.

Starring: Kate Bosworth, Jang Dong-gun, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Ti Lung
Directed by: Sngmoo Lee
Release date: 2010-12-02
11.

When in Rome

4.3
5.6/10

After fishing out coins from a water fountain in Italy, cynical New Yorker Beth Harper finds herself being wooed by several ardent suitors. As she deals with the attention, Beth tries to figure out whether a charming reporter really loves her.

Starring: Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Anjelica Huston, Will Arnett, Jon Heder
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Release date: 2010-01-29
12.

Rubber

4.3
5.8/10

In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.

Starring: Thomas F. Duffy, David Bowe, Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Jack Plotnick
Directed by: Quentin Dupieux
Release date: 2010-07-09
13.

Gulliver's Travels

4.3
4.9/10

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Starring: Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris O'Dowd
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Release date: 2010-12-25
14.

Tooth Fairy

4.3
5.0/10

When minor-league hockey player Derek Thompson -- who has a penchant for knocking out his opponents' teeth every time he plays -- disillusions a fan, he is sentenced to a stint for one week as a bona fide, tutu-clad, real-life tooth fairy. Soon, Derek is inspired to rekindle his youthful dreams.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Ryan Sheckler
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Release date: 2010-01-14
15.

Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

4.2
7.1/10

The film follows Hiccup and his young fellows accompanying their mentor, Gobber, on a quest to kill the legendary Boneknapper Dragon. An extra that accompanies the film "How to Train Your Dragon".

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
Directed by: John Puglisi
Release date: 2010-10-15
16.

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale

4.1
6.2/10
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale
Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfer who learns a shocking secret: she's a mermaid! She and her dolphin friend set out for an undersea adventure to rescue her mother, the queen of Oceana.
Starring: Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Nakia Burrise, Garry Chalk, Haryke Hendrikse
Directed by: Adam Wood
Release date: 2010-01-26
17.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

4.1
5.6/10

A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Starring: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Alan Dale, Jack Thompson
Directed by: Troy Nixey
Release date: 2010-11-06
18.

16 Wishes

4.1
5.5/10

The story about Abby Jensen, a girl who's been eager to reach her 16th birthday and has kept a secret wish list since she was a little girl. When the Big Day actually arrives, utter disaster strikes, leaving Abby to think her birthday is ruined. But when a mysterious box of magical birthday candles arrives to turn things around, Abby's 16 Wishes start to come true. Her day gets better and better...until she makes one wish that threatens to change everything.

Starring: Debby Ryan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Keenan Tracey, Anna Mae Routledge, Kendall Cross
Directed by: Peter DeLuise
Release date: 2010-06-25
19.

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

4.0
8.1/10

MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH is a short film released by Kevin Tancharoen (Director) in 2010. It was originally made as a proof of concept for Tancharoen's pitch to Warner Brothers for a reboot movie franchise. This 8-minute short features an intricate fight scene choreographed by Larnell Stovall. It also reintroduces classic Mortal Kombat characters, including: Jax (Michael Jai White), Sonya Blade (Jeri Ryan), Johnny Cage (Matt Mullins), Scorpion (Ian Anthony Dale), Baraka (Lateef Crowder) and Shang Tsung (James Lew).

Starring: Lateef Crowder, Ian Anthony Dale, Michael Jai White, Richard Dorton, Matt Mullins
Directed by: Kevin Tancharoen
Release date: 2010-06-08
20.

Sintel

3.9
7.5/10

A wandering warrior finds an unlikely friend in the form of a young dragon. The two develop a close bond, until one day the dragon is snatched away. She then sets out on a relentless quest to reclaim her friend, finding in the end that her quest exacts a far greater price than she had ever imagined.

Starring: Halina Reijn, Thom Hoffman
Directed by: Colin Levy
Release date: 2010-09-30

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