Best Fantasy Movies of 1945

1.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

4.7
7.6/10

Posing for a portrait, Dorian Gray talks with Lord Henry Wotton, who says that men should pursue their sensual longings, but laments that only the young get to do so. Taken with the idea, Dorian imagines a scenario in which the painting will age as he stays youthful. His wish comes true, and his boyish looks aid him as he indulges his every whim. But when a stunning revelation forces him to see what he's become, Dorian faces some very dangerous questions.

Starring: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford
Directed by: Albert Lewin
Release date: 1945-03-01
2.

Anchors Aweigh

3.7
7.2/10

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, and before Joe can stop him, promises to get her an audition with José Iturbi. But the trouble really starts when Joe realizes he's falling for his buddy's girl.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi, Dean Stockwell
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1945-07-14
3.

Wonder Man

3.6
7.1/10
Wonder Man
Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help the police nail Jackson.
Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods, S.Z. Sakall
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1945-01-01
4.

The Frozen Ghost

2.7
6.0/10
The Frozen Ghost
When a man dies of a heart attack, a stage and radio mentalist believes he has willed him to die because he was angry with the man. Riddled with guilt, the mentalist cancels further shows, breaks off his engagement to his female partner, who can read minds while in a hypnotic trance, and takes refuge in the eerie wax-museum-cum-home of another woman friend.
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Elena Verdugo, Martin Kosleck, Tala Birell
Directed by: Harold Young
Release date: 1945-06-01
5.

A Thousand and One Nights

2.4
6.1/10
A Thousand and One Nights
On the run after being found sweet-talking the Sultan's daughter, Aladdin comes upon a lamp which, when rubbed, summons up Babs the genie. He uses it to return as a visiting prince asking for the princess's hand. Unfortunately for him, the sultan's wicked twin brother has secretly usurped the throne, someone else is after the lamp for his own ends, and Babs has taken a shine to Aladdin herself and is bent on wrecking his endeavours.
Starring: Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens, Cornel Wilde, Dusty Anderson
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1945-07-20
6.

Blithe Spirit

0.0
7.2/10
Blithe Spirit
An English mystery novelist invites a medium to his home, so she may conduct a séance for a small gathering. The writer hopes to gather enough material for the book he's working on, as well as to expose the medium as a charlatan. However, proceedings take an unexpected turn, resulting in a chain of supernatural events being set into motion that wreak havoc on the man's present marriage.
Starring: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford, Hugh Wakefield
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1945-05-14

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