Best Fantasy Movies of 2013

1.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

6.8

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2013-12-11
2.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

6.0

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2013-12-18
3.

Thor: The Dark World

6.0

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Release date: 2013-10-29
4.

Man of Steel

5.9

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2013-06-12
5.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

5.6

When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for The Flash and his family, the ripples of the event prove disastrous as a fractured, alternate reality now exists where a Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Teaming with a grittier, more violent Dark Knight and Cyborg, Flash races to restore the continuity of his original timeline while this new world is ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans.

Starring: Justin Chambers, Kevin Conroy, Kevin McKidd, Michael B. Jordan, C. Thomas Howell
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Release date: 2013-07-28
6.

The Wolverine

5.5

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2013-07-23
7.

Epic

5.5

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2013-05-15
8.

Toy Story of Terror!

5.3

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Carl Weathers, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Release date: 2013-10-16
9.

Oz the Great and Powerful

5.2

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.

Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2013-03-07
10.

Horns

5.2

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Max Minghella
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2013-09-06
11.

47 Ronin

5.2

Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka
Directed by: Carl Rinsch
Release date: 2013-12-06
12.

Jack the Giant Slayer

5.1

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2013-02-27
13.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

5.1

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2013-08-21
14.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

5.0

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
Release date: 2013-01-17
15.

Beautiful Creatures

4.9

Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum
Directed by: Richard LaGravenese
Release date: 2013-02-13
16.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

4.9

In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T. Jackson
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Release date: 2013-08-07
17.

Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter

4.7
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Starring: Hayley Atwell, Bradley Whitford, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Chris Evans
Directed by: Louis D'Esposito
Release date: 2013-09-08
18.

The Smurfs 2

4.7

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Winters
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2013-07-30
19.

R.I.P.D.

4.6

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2013-07-18
20.

The Zero Theorem

4.4

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Starring: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2013-09-20

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