7. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Director: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
As a vehicle for fantasy, few effects can beat 3D done right. And that's exactly what DreamWorks was counting on with How to Train Your Dragon, the tale of a young Viking (Baruchel) who befriends one of the dragons his townspeople are so hot to exterminate. Though meant for kids, the story's high-flying action is enough to sustain visual wonder for viewers of all ages throughout its 98-minute run time.