Best Fantasy Movies of 1946


It's a Wonderful Life

8.6/10 IMDB

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1946-12-20

A Matter of Life and Death

8.0/10 IMDB

When a young RAF pilot miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake and dispatch an angel to collect him.

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, Robert Coote, Bonar Colleano, Joan Maude, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Robert Atkins ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1946-12-15

The Time of Their Lives

7.6/10 IMDB

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes, John Shelton, Gale Sondergaard, Lynn Baggett, Jess Barker, Ann Gillis, Donald MacBride ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1946-08-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1946 : The Big Snooze

The Big Snooze

7.5/10 IMDB

Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1946-10-05

Angel on My Shoulder

6.8/10 IMDB

The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Starring: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens, George Cleveland, Erskine Sanford, Marion Martin, Hardie Albright, James Flavin, Murray Alper ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1946-09-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1946 : Nursery Rhyme Review

Nursery Rhyme Review

6.4/10 IMDB

A compilation of four Mother Goose stories "photographed in three-dimensional animation" and unified by a prologue and an epilogue with Mother Goose herself magically setting up a projector to show the films. The familiar nursery rhymes are "Little Miss Muffet," "Old Mother Hubbard," "The Queen of Hearts," and "Humpty Dumpty."

Directed by: Ray Harryhausen
Release date: 1946-02-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1946 : The Queen's Flower

The Queen's Flower

7.2/10 IMDB

Shown in Cannes 1946.

Directed by: Paul C?linescu
Release date: 1946-09-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1946 : Strangler of the Swamp

Strangler of the Swamp

6.1/10 IMDB

A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for his death. Maria, granddaughter of the innocent ferryman, decides to operate the ferry service. Chris Sanders, a son of one of the men who did the hanging, and Maria fall in love. The "strangler" seizes Chris and Maria offers her life if Chris is spared.

Starring: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton, Effie Laird, Nolan Leary ..
Directed by: Frank Wisbar
Release date: 1946-01-02
Best Fantasy Movies of 1946 : The Bandit of Sherwood Forest

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest

5.8/10 IMDB

Robin Hood's swashbuckling son comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke.

Starring: Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, Edgar Buchanan, Cornel Wilde, John Abbott, Henry Daniell, George Macready, Russell Hicks, John Abbott, Lloyd Corrigan ..
Directed by: Henry Levin, George Sherman
Release date: 1946-02-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1946 : Night in Paradise

Night in Paradise

5.3/10 IMDB

Aesop of fable fame poses as an old man and woos away a princess who wants a king for his gold.

Starring: Merle Oberon, Turhan Bey, Thomas Gomez, Gale Sondergaard, Ray Collins, Ernest Truex, George Dolenz, John Litel, Jerome Cowan, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1946-05-03

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