Oz Movies I've Seenby electricnose | created - 15 Apr 2012 | updated - 12 Mar 2013 | Public
Something of a companion to my Live Action Fantasy list. I excluded "The Wizard of Oz" from that one, so this is to make up for that.
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2. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Ojo and Unc Nunkie are out of food, so they decide to journey to the Emerald City where they will never starve. Along the way, they meet Mewel, a waif and stray (mule) who leads them to Dr.... See full summary »
3. The New Wizard of Oz (1914)
59 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure
A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now ... See full summary »
aka "His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz." Renamed to try to cash in on the popularity of the first book.
4. The Magic Cloak (1914)
38 min | Short, Adventure, Family
The fairies of Oz gather in the forest of Burzee one evening and weave a magic cloak that gives the wearer one wish, so long as it has not been stolen. The man in the moon tells them that ... See full summary »
The full original title was, "The Magic Cloak of Oz." It doesn't actually have anything to do with Oz apart from the titular object coming from Oz.
5. The Wizard of Oz (1925)
TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.
Recommended viewing only for the novelty of seeing Oliver Hardy in the Tin Man costume for a few minutes. Inspired the "farmhands becoming Oz characters" idea for the 1939 movie.
6. The Wizard of Oz (1933)
9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A storybook opens to depict little Dorothy on the grey Kansas prairies, when suddenly a cyclone comes up, turns her world to color, and she lands on a Scarecrow, who promptly gets up and ... See full summary »
Director: Ted Eshbaugh
The first "Oz" production to have Kansas in black-and-white and Oz in color.
7. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 325,016 | Gross: $22.20M
8. Journey Back to Oz (1972)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
During a twister, Dorothy is hit on the head by a gate and once again whisked away to the land of Oz. But this time, on her way to the Emerald City, she discovers a terrible plot by the ... See full summary »
10. Dorothy in the Land of Oz (1980 TV Short)
25 min | Animation, Musical, Short
Dorothy is carried back to Oz by a green turkey balloon on the final Thanksgiving she is to spend with her aunt and uncle, who are moving to a retirement community. She meets Jack ... See full summary »
11. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1981 TV Movie)
104 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
In this extraordinarily faithful stage version of the second Oz book, the only major deletions were things unperformable on stage (The Jackdaw's nest and the Gryphon/Sawhorse chase) and an ... See full summary »
12. The Wizard of Oz (1982)
Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Family, Adventure
Animated version of the classic story of a young farmgirl who is transported to the magic land of Oz.
Votes: 280 | Gross: $0.61M
My personal favorite filmed version of the story. Faithful to the book without being a literal adaptation.
13. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
15. The Wizard of Oz (1990–1991)
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Dorothy is called back to Oz by her ruby slippers to once again help her friends. The Wicked Witch of the West has taken over Emerald City by keeping the Wizard away from the West Wind that... See full summary »
18. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
Votes: 185,846 | Gross: $234.91M