Patience Philips (Halle Berry) is a shy, unassuming artist until she stumbles upon her employer's dark secret. Thrown into a corporate conspiracy, she suffers a freak accident that transforms her into Catwoman. With enhanced agility and senses, she begins a crime spree that attracts the attention of Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), a cop who has started to fall for the real Patience. Directed by Pitof. With Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson and Michael Massee. Categories: Action, Crime, Fantasy. Year: 2004.
Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez) is a psychotherapist who has mastered neurological synaptic transfer, a technique that allows her to access the minds of others while they are in an unconscious state. She is called upon by FBI agent Peter Novak (Vince Vaughn) to utilize her skill in order to access the inner workings of a comatose serial killer (Vincent D'Onofrio). Catherine must wade through the perverse thoughts of the disturbed man and race against time to save his latest victim. Directed by Tarsem Singh. With Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Colton James, Dylan Baker and Tara Subkoff. Categories: Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Drama. Year: 2000.
Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) dreams about chocolate. Unfortunately, his family is poor and unable to afford the delicious treats put out by the Wonka chocolate factories. When Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) opens a contest involving five golden tickets hidden in five ordinary chocolate bars, adventure awaits for Charlie and the four other children lucky enough to find a ticket that allows them to enter Wonka's wacky world. Directed by Tim Burton. With David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2005.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Wilbur the pig is afraid of ending up on the dinner table. To make sure that it doesn't happen, he teams up with a farm girl named Fern (Dakota Fanning) and a spider named Charlotte (Julia Roberts) to hatch a plan to save his life. Directed by Gary Winick. With Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Robert Redford and Cedric the Entertainer. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Novel. Year: 2006.
In this animated retelling of the famous Dickens' Christmas story, Jim Carrey provides the voice of Scrooge, as well as the ghosts of Christmas past and present. This is a timeless tale of a miser who learns the true holiday spirit through taking a hard look at his life. Gary Oldman plays the father of a large brood and Bob Hoskins is the crusty old Mr. Fezziwig. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Categories: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2009.
A Christmas Carol
Finding themselves pulled back into the land of Narnia, where over a thousand years have passed since their last visit, the Pevensie siblings are once again enlisted to help the magical creatures of Narnia fight against an evil king. With Aslan's (Liam Neeson) guidance, the children seek to place the kingdom's rightful heir, Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes), upon his throne. Directed by Andrew Adamson. With Tilda Swinton, William Moseley, Georgie Henley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes and Peter Dinklage. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
In a tale based on the classic CS Lewis novel, four children from London are sent to a country home for protection during WWII. There they find a magic wardrobe which leads to the mystical land of Narnia, where woodland animals talk and mythological creatures roam the hills. But, Narnia has fallen under the icy rule of the White Witch (Tilda Swinton), and it is up to the children and a lion named Aslan to defeat her in a great battle between good and evil. Directed by Andrew Adamson. With Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Liam Neeson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2005.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Based on a series of fantasy novels, this horror film focuses on Darren (Chris Massoglia) and his friend, Steve (Josh Hutcherson) who go to a freak show. There, they meet a vampire (John C. Reilly) and they become involved with the traveling freak show. Jane Krakowski is a member of the company with detachable limbs. Ken Watanbe plays the owner of the show. Jessica Carlson becomes Darren's girlfiend, Salma Hayek is a bearded lady and Willem Dafoe plays a rival vampire. Directed by Paul Weitz. With, Ray Stevenson and Patrick Fugiti. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. Year: 2009.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire'Assistant
The City of Ember was built to house a community of humans beneath the Earth's surface for two centuries. As the 200th year approaches, the massive generator that powers the city is beginning to fail and the residents fear they will be trapped in total darkness. To save the people of Ember, Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway), two adventurous teenagers, search for clues that will reveal why the city was created and help their friends and family escape before it is too late. Directed by Gil Kenan. With Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2008.
City of Ember
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a workaholic architect who has been neglecting his family to further his career. When a scientist named Morty (Christopher Walken) gives Michael a universal remote control that allows him to pause, rewind and fast forward his life, he takes full advantage of his new found power to avoid fights with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and give his boss a little payback (David Hasselhoff). But, when the remote takes on a mind of its own, Michael sees how much of his personal life has passed him by. Directed byFrank Coraci. With Henry Winkler and Sean Astin. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a barbarian warrior roaming the land with his band of adventurers. When the evil Queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) asks Conan to rescue her kidnapped daughter Princess Jehnna (Olivia d'Abo), Conan agrees in the hope that Taramis will be able to reanimate his dead lover. But, when things do not go as planned, he learns that the dark magic of this tyrannical queen cannot be trusted. Directed by Richard Fleischer. With Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain and Tracey Walter. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Fantasy, Adventure. Year: 1984.
Conan the Destroyer
John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) is a supernatural detective who travels to Hell to solve mysterious happenings in Los Angeles. Teaming up with policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz), Constantine must contend with Angels and Devils alike in order to unravel the mysterious suicide of Angela's sister. Directed by Francis Lawrence. With Shia LaBeouf and Djimon Hounsou. Categories: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2005.
After moving from Michigan to Oregon, Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning), a feisty, adventurous young girl, finds a mysterious door that transports her to a parallel world. There, Coraline finds alternate versions of her mother (Teri Hatcher) and father (John Hodgman) and her eccentric neighbors, Miss Forcible (Dawn French), Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane) and the Cat (Keith David). Where Coraline felt ignored and neglected in the real world, she feels like the center of attention in this strange new land. But, when things start to get a little scary and her alternate mother sets out to keep her trapped in this other world, Coraline will have to use all her strength and courage to get back home. Directed by Henry Selick. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Novel. Year: 2009.
While practicing his vows in the forest after butchering his wedding rehearsal, Victor (Johnny Depp) thinks he is proposing to a branch but is instead whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter). While his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), grieves in the land of the living, Victor has an after-life adventure, eventually learning that nothing can keep him away from his one true love. Directed by Tim Burton. With Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney and Christopher Lee. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical. Year: 2005.
Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born as an old man and physically ages backwards. Abandoned by his biological parents just after his birth, Benjamin struggles to live in a world where his appearance doesn't quite match up with what's inside of him. At 50, Benjamin falls in love with 30-year-old Daisy (Cate Blanchett). And, as Benjamin grows younger and Daisy grows older, the two must come to terms with the limits of their relationship and the unusual circumstances of Benjamin's life. Directed by David Fincher. With Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond and Elle Fanning. Categories: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance. Year: 2008.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
When reporter Ethan Kendrick (Jason Behr) is sent to investigate the appearance of a monstrous creature, he meets a girl (Amanda Brooks) striken with a mysterious illness, who he believes could hold the key to stopping the beast. The pair track the creature to Los Angeles and must fight an army of reptilian monsters to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Directed by Hyung-rae Shim. With Robert Forster and Craig Robinson. Categories: Action, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
Anton (Konstantin Khabensky) continues his fight against the forces of Darkness while attempting to locate his son. The ancient battle between the forces of Light and Darkness wages on in the streets of Moscow as each side gains a powerful Great Other. One being Anton’s son, Yegor (Dmitry Martynov), who has become a "Dark Other", while Anton's love interest Svetlana (Mariya Poroshina) is the hope of the "Light". After Anton destroys evidence that would incriminate Yegor, he is accused of murder and must seek out the "Chalk of Fate" to save himself and those he loves. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. With Galina Tyunina. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2006. Available October 30, 2007.
In the land of Jhamora, the winged Nohrin and the terrestrial Lockni have a long-standing feud rising from their mutual prejudices. When Delgo (Freddie Prinze Jr.), a rebellious Lockni teenager, forms an unlikely friendship with Kyla (Jennifer Love Hewitt), the spunky Nohrin Princess, hostilities between the two peoples escalate. With war imminent, Sedessa (Anne Bancroft), an exiled Empress, sets out to reclaim her rule with the help of a Raius (Malcolm McDowell), a devious traitor to the throne, and two bumbling servants (Eric Idle). After Empress Sedessa kidnaps Princess Kyla and frames Delgo for the crime, Delgo and his best friend, Filo (Chris Kattan), must put aside their differences to join forces with Bogardus (Val Kilmer), a tough Nohrin General. Directed by Marc F. Adler and Jason Maurer. With Kelly Ripa, Michael Clarke Duncan, Louis Gossett Jr. and Burt Reynolds. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2008.
The Santa Lucia School shelters orphans and other abandoned childre, during the final days of the Spanish Civil War. Upon his arrival, 10-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is confronted with the hostility of the other children and the adults who run the school. Gradually, Carlos uncovers the dark ties that bind the Saint Lucia's inhabitants, including the secret that haunts them all. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Categories: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Horror, Foreign Film. Year: 2001.
The Devil's Backbone
Bethany Sloane (Linda Fiorentino), an abortion clinic worker who happens to be the last descendant of Jesus Christ, is called upon to save humanity from two fallen angels (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon) who have found a loophole that will send them back to heaven, and thus end all of existence. Initially skeptical and reluctant, Bethany eventually accepts her destiny and is aided in her quest by two unlikely prophets, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), Rufus (Chris Rock), the 13th apostle, and Serendipity (Salma Hayek), a vivacious muse. Standing is Bethany's way is Azrael (Jason Lee), a demon with a personal vendetta against God. Directed by Kevin Smith. With Alan Rickman, Janeane Garofalo, George Carlin and Alanis Morissette. Categories: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 1999.
Based on the popular series of Dragonball fantasy novels, Dragonball Evolution tells the story of Goku (Justin Chatwin), whose grandfather (Randall Duk Kim) tells him to seek out Master Roshi (Yun-Fat Chow) and find the seven magical orbs that give their owner the power to rule the world. Goku and Master Roshi rush to find the dragonballs before the evil Lord Piccolo (James Marsters) gets them. Directed by James Wong. With Emmy Rossum and Jamie Chung and. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2009.
In 10191, the desert planet Dune has been taken over by the Harkonnens in order to obtain the precious spice that lies beneath the planet's sands. Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan), a warrior messiah, leads the native inhabitants of Dune in an uprising against their evil rulers, battling giant man-eating worms and learning to use a supernatural power. Directed by David Lynch. With Virginia Madsen, Jürgen Prochnow, Patrick Stewart and Sting. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy. Year: 1984.
Elliot (Henry Thomas) is a young boy who discovers a friendly little alien left behind by his companions on a late night visit to Earth. Along with his siblings, Michael (Robert MacNaughton) and Gertie (Drew Barrymore), Elliot bonds with E.T. before learning that he needs to contact his home planet so that he can be picked up. But, when government agents move in, Elliot's connection with E.T. puts his life in danger and the loveable alien's return is put in jeopardy. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Dee Wallace-Stone, Peter Coyote and Sean Frye. Categories: Cult Classics, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1982.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Peg (Dianne Wiest), a perky Avon lady, discovers Edward (Johnny Depp), a mad scientist's half-finished experiment, while making her daily rounds. When she attempts to bring Edward into her suburban world to live among her family and gossipy neighbors, the gentle, kind-hearted misfit struggles to understand a world he knows nothing about. Directed by Tim Burton. With Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Arkin, Vincent Price and Kathy Baker. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 1990.
Elektra (Jennifer Garner) is a mystical warrior combining incredibly physical strength with a supernatural ability to tell the future. An assassin by trade, she abandons the protection of her master Kirigi (Will Yun Lee) and begins a bitter struggle to protect her two latest targets, Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his young daughter Abby (Kirsten Prout), from the warriors trying to kill them. Directed by Rob Bowman. With Terence Stamp and Bob Sapp. Categories: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Will Ferrell stars as an elf raised in Santa's Workshop in the North Pole who grows to twice the size of the other elves. Learning that his biological father (James Caan) lives in New York, he heads off to the Big Apple. There he finds that his Scrooge-like father and step-brother (Daniel Tay) don't know the true meaning of Christmas spirit, and he sets out to teach them. Zooey Deschanel is a beautiful young woman he falls in love with. Directed by Jon Favreau. With Peter Dinklage and Mary Steenburgen. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2003.
In the fairytale world of Frell, Ella (Anne Hathaway), beautiful young woman, is forced by a magical spell to obey every command she is given. Tired of being taken advantage of by her cruel stepmother (Joanna Lumley) and wicked stepsisters (Lucy Punch and Jennifer Higham), Ella sets out to find Lucinda (Vivica A. Fox), the fairy who originally cast the spell. Helping Ella along the way is Slannen (Aidan McArdle), an elf who wants to be a lawyer, and Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy), whom Ella falls in love with at first sight. To free herself from her burden and live the life she wants, Ella must outwit ogres and giants and find the strength that has always hidden inside her. Directed by Tommy O'Haver. With Cary Elwes, Minnie Driver, Eric Idle and Steve Coogan. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Family. Year: 2004.
When a fairytale princess (Amy Adams) is transported into modern day New York City by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon), she begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey). Banished from her magical, animated home, the princess is followed by her equally unprepared prince (James Marsden), who hopes to save his damsel from the dangers of the real world. Directed by Kevin Lima. With Timothy Spall and Rachel Covey. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
In the land of Alagaesia, orphan farm boy Eragon (Ed Speleers) discovers a mysterious blue stone that turns out to be a dragon's egg. When the dragon Saphira (voiced by Rachel Weisz) is born, Eragon learns that he is the dragon rider of ancient prophesy meant to set his people free from the evil King Galbatorix (John Malkovich). With Saphira and his wise mentor, Brom (Jeremy Irons), at his side, Eragon learns magic, swordfighting and dragon-riding in his quest to fulfill his destiny. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier. With Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle and Djimon Hounsou. Categories: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
After leaving the Buffalo TV station where he was tormented by rival Bruce Nolan, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) is elected as a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. But, just as he is getting started with his new job, God (Morgan Freeman) summons Evan to build an ark. As Evan is transformed into a modern day Noah, he must deal with the appearance of thousands of wild animals and explain his bizarre behavior to his family, friends and constituents. Directed by Tom Shadyac. With Lauren Graham, Jonah Hill, Wanda Sykes, Ed Helms, John Michael Higgins and John Goodman. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
After the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle (Drew Barrymore) is forced into servitude by her wicked stepmother, Baroness De Ghent (Anjelica Huston). Though her life is difficult - filled with chores and two new step sisters - Danielle grows into a happy, strong-willed young woman. Then, one day, her life changes forever when the handsome Prince Henry (Dougray Scott) crosses her path. Falling deeply in love, the pair begin to believe that it is possible to live happily ever after. But, in order for their romance to survive, they will have to overcome an evil scheme concocted by the Baroness. Directed by Andy Tennant. With Patrick Godfrey. Categories: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 1998.
Arthur (Nigel Terry) is a legendary hero destined to be king. Wielding the mythical sword Excalibur, Arthur must rely on the counsel of the wise wizard Merlin (Nicol Williamson) to protect him against the force of his evil sister, Morgana (Helen Mirren), and their wicked son, Mordred (Robert Addie), born of incest and magic. Directed by John Boorman. With Gabriel Byrne, Nicholas Clay, Paul Geoffrey, Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson. Categories: Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 1981.
After a freak accident in space, four astronauts are hit by cosmic radiation so intense that it mutates them into super powerful beings, outwardly normal but possessing incredible abilities. Realizing that their new powers could be used for good, they prepare themselves to challenge the evil Doctor Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) in a struggle for the survival of the world. Directed by Tim Story. With Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, New York. Year: 2005.
When Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice in his cornfield accompanied by a vision of a baseball field, he takes it as a sign to plow under his crops and build a diamond. After its construction, the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the rest of the Black Sox appear on the field and play ball. But, when the voice returns with another cryptic task, Ray must decide what's important to him, even if it means losing his farm. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. With James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann and Timothy Busfield. Categories: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sports. Year: 1989.
Field of Dreams
While boarding a flight for a school trip to France, Alex (Devon Sawa) has a terrifying premonition that the plane will explode. When events from his vision begin to happen for real, Alex becomes hysterical and tries to get everyone off the aircraft, but only succeeds in getting himself and some classmates thrown off the flight. When the plane does explode just after takeoff, Alex and his friends think that they have cheated death. But, after the survivors begin to die under mysterious circumstances, they realize that death has tracked them down and will not stop until their debt is paid. Directed by James Wong. With Ali Larter,Kerr Smith, Seann William Scott, Kristen Cloke and Amanda Detmer. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy. Year: 2000.
Dr. Aki Ross (Ming-Na) is a scientist struggling to combat an invasion of mysterious aliens trying to wipe out life on Earth. Working with her friend Grey Edwards (Alec Baldwin), leader of a deadly military unit, she must contend with the actions of the barbaric General Hein (James Woods) as he tries to destroy the alien presence once and for all, even if it means the destruction of our planet. Directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Moto Sakakibara. With Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Donald Sutherland and Jean Simmons. Categories: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Animation. Year: 2001.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within