Fantastic Fest, now the largest genre festival in the US, is nearly upon us. So in preparation of the surely insane festivities, we've selected what we feel are going to be the Top 10 Most Fantastic Movies at Fantastic Fest this year. Now, before getting to the list, it's worth pointing out that "Most Fantastic" does not necessarily mean "Best of the Festival"-- all it means is that, taking everything into consideration, these ten films most embody the Fantastic Fest spirit.

How does one define a "Fantastic" film, you ask? It's like pornography; you know it when you see it. (The inclusion of plot points like kidnapping Santa Claus or killer tires doesn't hurt, of course.)



'Bunraku' (Pictured above)

Who is involved: Written and directed by Guy Moshe, starring Woody Harrelson, Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Kevin McKidd, and Ron Perlman.
You'll like it if: You like stylish action movies with great ensembles.
Why it's Fantastic: The official FF synopsis says all you need to know: "One night, a man (Josh Hartnett) walks into the bar of the local insurgent (Woody Harrelson) and desires two things: a shot of whisky and to kill Nicola. Soon, another stranger enters the bar, a samurai named Yoshi (played by Japanese pop star GACKT). Yoshi wants to avenge his father by taking back a talisman that Nicola stole from his clan. Armed with crossed destinies and incredible fighting skills, the two set out on a journey, breaking bones and cracking heads in search for Nicola."
Bunraku Movie Poster
Bunraku
R2010
Based on 11 critics

In a future society where guns are illegal, a fist-fighter (Josh Hartnett) and a swordsman (Gackt) pummel... Read More

Rubber Movie Poster
Rubber
R2010
Based on 21 critics

A sentient tire rolls through the desert, using the power of its mind to make small animals -- and human... Read More

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Movie Poster
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
R2010
Based on 12 critics

Chen fakes his death and returns as a caped crime fighter. Read More

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale Movie Poster
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
R2010
Based on 18 critics

A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain... Read More

Stake Land Movie Poster
Stake Land
R2010
Based on 15 critics

After a plague turns America into a realm of vampires, a hunter (Nick Damici) of the depraved creatures... Read More

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