Best Fantasy Movies of 1913


The Grasshopper and the Ant

6.7/10 IMDB

An ant works to prepare for winter while a drunken grasshopper plays his violin and dances away his time. When the snow arrives, the grasshopper pleads with the ant for shelter and is turned away to die.

Directed by: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Release date: 1913-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1913 : A Message from Mars

A Message from Mars

5.0/10 IMDB

A Martian is sentenced to visit earth to cure a selfish man.

Starring: E. Holman Clark, Crissie Bell, Frank Hector, Hubert Willis, Kate Tyndall, Evelyn Beaumont, Eileen Temple, R. Crompton, B. Stanmore, Tonie Reith ..
Directed by: Wallett Waller
Release date: 1913-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1913 : Tannhäuser


5.3/10 IMDB

Dramatic three-reel film based on Wagner's opera of chivalry and spiritual struggle. Wandering minstrel Tannhauser wins the heart of Elizabeth, niece of the powerful Landgrave. Later, under the spell of Venus and her nymphs, Tannhauser passes into Venusberg, a netherworld of earthly pleasures. Returning to the Landgrave's court, he praises Venus in song and sparks the righteous anger of all present. His own prayers and those of Elizabeth free him from enchantment and he takes up the habit of a monk, devoting himself to God. He sets off to seek absolution in Rome while Elizabeth waits at court, ever weakening in his absence.

Starring: Florence La Badie, Marguerite Snow, James Cruze, William Russell, Burton Law ..
Directed by: Lucius Henderson
Release date: 1913-07-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1913 : The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

7.1/10 IMDB

Alleged silent short adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel, first mentioned in a 1966 copy of Films In Review. Recent scholarship argues this film never existed and is erroneously included in the publication.

Starring: Wallace Reid, Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley ..
Directed by: Phillips Smalley
Release date: 1913-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1913 : Olaf—An Atom

Olaf—An Atom

5.7/10 IMDB

Broken by grief after his mother's death, Olaf becomes a wanderer. He is treated cruelly until he is given a meal by a woman at the homestead where she lives with her husband and baby. Olaf is able to return her kindness when he overhears a plot to rob the settlers of their home. He alerts the couple and delays the would-be thieves long enough for the husband to file a claim on his land. Olaf is injured by the claim jumpers but he recovers, alone and forgotten by those he has helped. He then moves aimlessly along.

Starring: Harry Carey, Kate Bruce, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Donald Crisp, Frank Evans, John T. Dillon, Thomas Jefferson ..
Directed by: Anthony O'Sullivan
Release date: 1913-05-19
Best Fantasy Movies of 1913 : Bewitched Matches

Bewitched Matches

5.2/10 IMDB

Three girls seeking to have their fortunes told invite a witch over. When the girls' father offends the witch, she puts a hex on him and his matches.

Directed by: Émile Cohl
Release date: 1913-05-03

The Herncrake Witch

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Jackeydawra Melford, Mark Melford ..
Directed by: Mark Melford
Release date: 1913-01-01

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