Best Fantasy Movies of 1940

1.

The Thief of Bagdad

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, Rex Ingram, John Justin, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten, Mary Morris, Hay Petrie, Adelaide Hall ..
Directed by: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan
Release date: 1940-12-25
2.

Beyond Tomorrow

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.

Starring: Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh, Maria Ouspenskaya, Helen Vinson, Rod La Rocque, Richard Carlson, Jean Parker, J. Anthony Hughes ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1940-05-10
3.

The Mummy's Hand

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A couple of young, out-of-work archaeologists in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician and his beautiful daughter, they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest and the living mummy Kharis who are the guardians of Ananka’s tomb.

Starring: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford, George Zucco, Cecil Kellaway, Charles Trowbridge, Tom Tyler, Eduardo Ciannelli, Sig Arno, Leon Belasco ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1940-09-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1940 : The Blue Bird
4.

The Blue Bird

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of happiness, meeting friends and foes along the way.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Eddie Collins, Sybil Jason, Jessie Ralph, Helen Ericson, Johnny Russell, Laura Hope Crews ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1940-01-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1940 : The Milky Way
5.

The Milky Way

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The three little kittens have lost their mittens and are sent to bed without dinner. From their room, they see the Milky Way and sail up to it, using a basket and helium balloons, passing through some fanciful astronomical bodies, until they reach a Milky Way filled with every conceivable form of milk, including milkweed and Milk of Magnesia.

Starring: Bernice Hansen ..
Directed by: Rudolf Ising
Release date: 1940-06-22
Best Fantasy Movies of 1940 : Drums of Fu Manchu
6.

Drums of Fu Manchu

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

The nefarious Dr. Fu Manchu searches for the keys to the tomb of Genghis Khan, in order to fulfill a prophecy that will enable him to conquer the world. His nemesis, Dr. Nayland Smith, and his associates fight to keep the evil doctor from getting his hands on the keys. In 1943, the serial that was edited together into a feature movie also called Drums of Fu Manchu.

Starring: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Luana Walters, Olaf Hytten, Tom Chatterton, Gloria Franklin, John Merton, George Cleveland, John Dilson ..
Directed by: John English, William Witney
Release date: 1940-03-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1940 : One for the Book
7.

One for the Book

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

In this entertaining short, famous literary figures step out of the pages of books after dark.

Starring: Betty Hutton, Hal Sherman, Miriam Grahame, Gae Foster Girls ..
Directed by: Roy Mack
Release date: 1940-02-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1940 : Earthbound
8.

Earthbound

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A murdered man (Baxter) helps his widow (Leeds) bring his killer to justice.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Andrea Leeds, Lynn Bari, Elizabeth Patterson, Charley Grapewin, Henry Wilcoxon, Russell Hicks, Ian Wolfe, Christian Rub, Pedro de Cordoba ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1940-06-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1940 : Dreams
9.

Dreams

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

This entry in MGM's Passing Parade series looks at the meaning of dreams, including one by Abraham Lincoln that foretold his death.

Starring: John Nesbitt, Peter Cushing, Johnny Arthur ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1940-11-10
10.

One Million B.C.

0.0
5.7/10 IMDB

One Million B.C. is a 1940 American fantasy film produced by Hal Roach Studios and released by United Artists. It is also known by the titles Cave Man, Man and His Mate, and Tumak. The film stars Victor Mature as protagonist Tumak, a young cave man who strives to unite the uncivilized Rock Tribe and the peaceful Shell Tribe, Carole Landis as Loana, daughter of the Shell Tribe chief and Tumak's love interest, and Lon Chaney, Jr. as Tumak's stern father and leader of the Rock Tribe.

Starring: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr., John Hubbard, Mamo Clark, Inez Palange, Edgar Edwards, Nigel De Brulier, Conrad Nagel, Jacqueline Dalya ..
Directed by: Hal Roach, Hal Roach, Jr.
Release date: 1940-04-05

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