Best Fantasy Movies of 2012

1.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

6.7
7.8/10

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2012-11-26
2.

The Hunger Games

6.1
7.2/10

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 2012-03-12
3.

Rise of the Guardians

6.1
7.3/10

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Starring: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman
Directed by: Peter Ramsey
Release date: 2012-11-21
4.

Brave

6.0
7.1/10

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane
Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Release date: 2012-06-21
5.

The Amazing Spider-Man

5.9
6.9/10

Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2012-06-27
6.

Hotel Transylvania

5.9
7.1/10

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula has invited all his best friends to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Release date: 2012-09-20
7.

Ted

5.7
6.9/10

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Release date: 2012-06-29
8.

Underworld: Awakening

5.2
6.4/10

Having escaped years of imprisonment, vampire warrioress Selene finds herself in a changed world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Now Selene must battle the humans and a frightening new breed of super Lycans to ensure the death dealers' survival.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley
Directed by: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Release date: 2012-01-19
9.

Ruby Sparks

5.2
7.2/10

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2012-07-25
10.

Snow White and the Huntsman

5.2
6.1/10

After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Release date: 2012-05-30
11.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

5.2
7.3/10

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana, Lowell Landes
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Release date: 2012-06-29
12.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

5.2
5.5/10

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 2012-11-13
13.

Dark Shadows

5.2
6.2/10

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2012-05-08
14.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

4.9
6.6/10

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, CJ Adams
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Release date: 2012-08-15
15.

Wrath of the Titans

4.9
5.7/10

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Release date: 2012-03-27
16.

Mirror Mirror

4.8
5.6/10

After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil...

Starring: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Martin Klebba
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Release date: 2012-03-15
17.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

4.8
5.9/10

President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Release date: 2012-06-20
18.

Byzantium

4.7
6.5/10

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret—they were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequences.

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Daniel Mays
Directed by: Neil Jordan
Release date: 2012-09-09
19.

Partysaurus Rex

4.5
7.6/10
Partysaurus Rex
When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Corey Burton, Tony Cox
Directed by: Mark A. Walsh
Release date: 2012-09-14
20.

Secret of the Wings

4.3
7.1/10

Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.

Starring: Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Bennett, Lucy Liu
Directed by: Roberts Gannaway, Peggy Holmes
Release date: 2012-08-17

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