Fantasy Movies

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1.
Babes in Toyland (1934)
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Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage... (77 mins.)
“ Laurel and Hardy visit Toyland ” - larry-freeman-1
 
2.
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
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Death decides to take a holiday from his usual business to see what it is like to be a mortal. Posing as Prince Sirki... (79 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Death in human form. A classic theme. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
3.
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters. (76 mins.)
Director: Norman Mc Leod
“ Alice in Wonderland with Gary Cooper and Cary Grant. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
4.
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
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A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes. (100 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ The first great Jungle Fantasy. Before there was Indiana Jones, there was Tarzan. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
5.
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
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An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick... (95 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ Fantasy ghost story. Comedy not horror here. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
6.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
“ Shakespeare's famous fantasy story done 1935 style. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
7.
She (1935)
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Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out... (101 mins.)
“ A mysterious kingdom found ruled by a powerful queen. A classic fantasy adventure story. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
8.
The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything! (82 mins.)
Director: Lothar Mendes
“ Three angels came down and bestow magic powers. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
9.
Lost Horizon (1937)
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A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be? (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ A plane crashes and its survivors find Shangri La. What will they do? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
10.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
“ The first full-feature cartoon. The first animated fantasy masterpiece. Whistle while you work.

Was the evil queen based on She (1935)? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
11.
Topper (1937)
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs. (97 mins.)
“ Cary Grant and Constant Bennett cause mischief as ghosts. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
12.
Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
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Mrs. Topper's friend Mrs. Parkhurst has convinced Mrs. Topper to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due... (80 mins.)
“ The sequel to Topper (1937). ” - larry-freeman-1
 
13.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ The greatest fantasy-themed musical of all time in my opinion. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
14.
The Blue Bird (1940)
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness. (88 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Shirley Temple visits magic worlds in search of the blue bird of happiness? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
15.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ The Sorcerer's Apprentice is classic. An uneven masterpiece that attempts to interpret classical music visually. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
16.
Pinocchio (1940)
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
“ When you wish upon a star... This may be the greatest animated fantasy film of all time. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
17.
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves. (106 mins.)
“ A tale from the Arabian Nights. Genies, wishes, and adventure! A classic! ” - larry-freeman-1
 
18.
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract. (107 mins.)
“ Can Daniel outwit the devil? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
19.
Dumbo (1941)
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Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (64 mins.)
“ I am not a big fan of animal-based fantasy. This is considered a classic. I'm including it more for its reputation. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
20.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ Death, angels, and a new life... What will happen? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
21.
La corona di ferro (1941)
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A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice. (83 mins.)
“ A magic crown? What will follow? An Italian film. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
22.
Topper Returns (1941)
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A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom. (88 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ The third part of Topper (1937) ” - larry-freeman-1
 
23.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon. (74 mins.)
“ A dragon who doesn't like violence. A knight who wants to fight him. What will happen? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
24.
Bambi (1942)
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest. (70 mins.)
“ A brilliant animal-based fantasy about the cycle of life. One of the best animated films of all time. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
25.
I Married a Witch (1942)
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. (77 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
“ Before Bewitched... What happens when a mortal marries a witch? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
26.
Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)
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At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues... (120 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ The devil and his team make mischief and evil. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
27.
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
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Maj. Pete Sandidge is a very able pilot who seems to have a streak of luck as far as flying goes. World... (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ A World War II pilot dies and is given a special assignment. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
28.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. (112 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ Should the charming scoundrel go to Heaven or Hell? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
29.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting. (110 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
“ An early version of Baron Munchausen. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
30.
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
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In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle.... (95 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ What do you do with a charming ghost? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
31.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ A magic newspaper tells tomorrow's news. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
32.
Kismet (1944)
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Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to... (100 mins.)
“ The adventures of Hafiz during the time of the Arabian Nights. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
33.
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ A fantasy ghost story done 1945 style. Seances and mediums. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
34.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
“ The classic story of a man who doesn't age. But his picture does. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
35.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
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Tongue-in-cheek fantasy film set in Baghdad and loosely based on the One Thousand and One Nights medieval story. (93 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ Tales of Arabian Nights done 1945 style. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
36.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
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The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life. (100 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ A gangster makes a deal with the devil. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
37.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Beauty and the Beast done as a black and white masterpiece. Visually beautiful. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
38.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ George thinks of killing himself and gets visited by Clarence the Angel. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
39.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
“ A world war II soldier almost dies and his fate is decided by angels. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
40.
“ A Russian folktale. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
41.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Cary Grant is an angel who falls in love. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
42.
Down to Earth (1947)
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Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show... (101 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ A sequel to Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) ” - larry-freeman-1
 
43.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. (104 mins.)
“ A lonely women falls in love with a ghost. The movie that the comedy TV-series was based on. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
44.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
“ Santa Claus comes to New York. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
45.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
“ A man meets a very mysterious woman. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
46.
Vice Versa (1948)
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Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India... (111 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
“ A father and son change bodies. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
47.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
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An animated adaption of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaption of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". (68 mins.)
“ Two stories. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the story of Mr. Toad ” - larry-freeman-1
 
48.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain. (106 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ An American travels back to the time of King Arthur and becomes Sir Boss. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
49.
Alice in Wonderland (1949)
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This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and puppets. (76 mins.)
Director: Dallas Bower
“ An early French version of Alice in Wonderland. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
50.
Beauty and the Devil (1950)
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The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ An aging alchemist meets the devil. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
51.
Cinderella (1950)
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When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. (74 mins.)
“ Disney does Cinderella. Bibbity Bobbity Boo. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
52.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Cocteau interprets the story of Orpheus. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
53.
The Magic Sword (1950)
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Evil Bas-Celik is terrorizing people, but only the magic sword can harm him. A young hero goes on the dangerous quest to find that sword. (101 mins.)
“ A Serbian folk tale. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
54.
Harvey (1950)
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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Jimmy Stewart has a magic friend. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
55.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
“ Disney does Alice in Wonderland. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
56.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans. (70 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
“ Abbott and Costello take on Jack and the Beanstalk ” - larry-freeman-1
 
57.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (86 mins.)
“ Ebenezer Scrooge gets visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
58.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
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The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr... (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
“ A dream fantasy by a child who has to practice piano. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
59.
Peter Pan (1953)
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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ Disney does Peter Pan. I'm not a big fan of the Peter Pan story and I'm not a big fan of this version. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
60.
Sadko (1953)
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Arriving home to find his native land under the yoke of corrupt merchants, an adventurer named Sadko sets sail in search of a mythical bird of happiness. (85 mins.)
“ Russian folk tale ” - larry-freeman-1
 
61.
Ulysses (1954)
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A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war. (117 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
“ The classic Greek myth told Italian style in 1954. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
62.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
“ Jule Vernes classic fantasy about the sea. A whale of a tail! ” - larry-freeman-1
 
63.
Kismet (1955)
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A roguish poet is given the run of the scheming Wazir's harem while pretending to help him usurp the young caliph. (113 mins.)
“ A musical version of Kismet (1944) ” - larry-freeman-1
 
64.
Carousel (1956)
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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day... (128 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ A dead thief is given one more chance on earth to make amends. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
65.
The Red Balloon (1956 Short Film)
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A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (34 mins.)
 
66.
The Sword and the Dragon (1956)
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A mythical knight goes on an epic journey and fights barbarian hordes in an ancient land. (87 mins.)
“ A Russian folktale. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
67.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ During the middle ages, death walks among the people. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
68.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957 TV Movie)
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The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition... (89 mins.)
“ A magic man can attract rats or children by the playing of the flute. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
69.
Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957)
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A jungle boy gets involved with a genie. (61 mins.)
Director: George Blair
“ A tale from the time of the Arabian Nights. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
70.
The Snow Queen (1957)
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When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.. (55 mins.)
Director: L. Atamanov
“ A Russian folk tale. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
71.
Bell Book and Candle (1958)
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A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
“ Jimmy Stewart meets a witch. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
72.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
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When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war. (88 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
“ One of my favorite adventure films as a kid. Sinbad voyages out and faces magic. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
73.
Tom Thumb (1958)
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The Forest Queen grants the wish of Jonathan, the woodcutter, and his wife, Anna. (98 mins.)
Director: George Pal
“ The adventures of tiny Tom Thumb. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
74.
“ An animated version from 1958. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
75.
Black Orpheus (1959)
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A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
“ The story of Orpheus. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
76.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
“ Jule Vernes classic adventure story of scientists who travel to the Earth's center. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
77.
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
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A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog. (104 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
78.
Nippon tanjô (1959)
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne... (182 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
“ The mythical story of Japan's creation. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
79.
The Day the Earth Froze (1959)
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Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkainen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi... (90 mins.)
“ A story from Finnish mythology. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
80.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
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A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker. (93 mins.)
 
81.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
“ Disney's classic version based on the Tschaikovksy Ballet. Incredible. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
82.
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
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Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives... (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Sher
“ An animated version of Gulliver Travels. This is the one that I enjoyed as a kid. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
83.
The Devil's Eye (1960)
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The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ The devil sends Don Juan down to earth to seduce a pure maiden. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
84.
The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
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A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself. (92 mins.)
“ A professor invents a magical substance called flubber. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
85.
Babes in Toyland (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby... (106 mins.)
Director: Jack Donohue
“ Adventures in toyland. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
86.
Mysterious Island (1961)
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During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island. (101 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ Jule Vernes story of, you guessed it, a mysterious island. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
87.
The Thief of Baghdad (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(100 mins.)
“ A purple rose must be found! This is the version that I enjoyed as a kid. Go, Steve Reeves! ” - larry-freeman-1
 
88.
Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)
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Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness. (91 mins.)
“ The Adventure of Hercules on a low budget. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
89.
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
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The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories... (135 mins.)
“ A fictional story of the Brothers Grimm and the stories they told. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
90.
Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
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A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard. (94 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
“ The adventures of Jack! ” - larry-freeman-1
 
91.
The Magic Sword (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, embarks on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard. (80 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
“ All that an adventurer needs is a magic sword. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
92.
Zotz! (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription... (87 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ What happens when a professor finds a magic amulet? ” - larry-freeman-1
 
93.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
“ Harryhausen does Jason and the Argonauts. Well worth seeing if you are a fan of Harryhausen. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
94.
Captain Sindbad (1963)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ A variation of Sinbad the Sailor. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
95.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history. (79 mins.)
“ Animated version of T. H. White's version of King Arthur. Songs by the Sherman Brothers. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
96.
Son of Flubber (1963)
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When Professor Brainard experiments further on Flubber derivatives, he gets in trouble and only his students can help. (100 mins.)
 
97.
The Raven (1963)
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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Two wizards fight each other. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
98.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons. (100 mins.)
Director: George Pal
“ Tony Randall does Fantasy during the Old West. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
99.
Frosty (1964)
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A fairy-tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together. (84 mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Rou
“ Russian folk tale. ” - larry-freeman-1
 
100.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
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Meek and mild mannered bookkeeper Henry Limpet has few passions in life. It's mid-1941 and he would love to join the Navy but has been rated 4F... (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Don Knotts turns into a fish. ” - larry-freeman-1