Best Fantasy Movies of 2013

1.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

6.8
7.8/10

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

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

6.0
7.3/10

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

5.9
6.9/10

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, Christopher Eccleston
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Release date: 2013-10-29
4.

Man of Steel

5.9
7.1/10

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
8.2/10

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
6.7/10

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
6.7/10

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
7.6/10

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
6.3/10

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
6.5/10

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.

Jack the Giant Slayer

5.1
6.3/10

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
12.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

5.1
6.1/10

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
13.

Beautiful Creatures

5.0
6.2/10

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
14.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

5.0
5.8/10

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
15.

Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter

4.7
7.7/10
Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter
The film takes place one year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, in which Agent Carter, a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, is in search of the mysterious Zodiac.
Starring: Hayley Atwell, Bradley Whitford, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Chris Evans
Directed by: Louis D'Esposito
Release date: 2013-09-08
16.

The Smurfs 2

4.7
5.4/10

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
17.

R.I.P.D.

4.7
5.6/10

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
18.

After the Dark

4.3
5.8/10

At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

Starring: James D'Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Rhys Wakefield, Bonnie Wright, Daryl Sabara
Directed by: John Huddles
Release date: 2013-07-06
19.

Knights of Badassdom

4.0
5.7/10

Three best friends and dedicated roleplayers take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario as a live action role-playing game. Trouble arises when a prop spellbook purchased from the internet ends up being a genuine grimoire and they unwittingly conjure up a blood-lusting succubus from hell.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Margarita Levieva
Directed by: Joe Lynch
Release date: 2013-01-21
20.

Shrek the Musical

3.8
7.1/10
Shrek the Musical
Shrek The Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation's film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek! It was nominated for 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical. On July 19, 2013, following the closure of the national tour and West End productions, Amazon.com confirmed that the filmed performance would be available for instant viewing on September 17, 2013. A DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download was also released on that day.The performance is an edit of several live performances as well as a performance shot without an audience. The original principal cast appear, as well as various alumni across the show's Broadway run. Also, it keeps the song "Donkey Pot Pie" instead of the replacement, "Forever."
Starring: Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber, Marissa O'Donnell, Rachel Stern
Directed by: Michael John Warren
Release date: 2013-09-17

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