Best Fantasy Movies of 1958


The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher, Richard Eyer, Alec Mango, Danny Green, Harold Kasket, Alfred Brown, Nana DeHerrera, Nino Falanga ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1958-12-05

Bell, Book and Candle

6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Janice Rule, Philippe Clay, Bek Nelson, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1958-12-25

Damn Yankees

7.0/10 IMDB

Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, James Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton ..
Directed by: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Release date: 1958-07-23

Tom Thumb

6.4/10 IMDB

A boy, no bigger than a thumb, manages to outwit two thieves determined to make a fortune from him.

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, June Thorburn, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Jessie Matthews, Ian Wallace, Peter Butterworth, Peter Bull ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1958-12-04

From the Earth to the Moon

5.1/10 IMDB

Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins, Patric Knowles, Carl Esmond, Henry Daniell, Melville Cooper, Ludwig Stössel, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1958-11-26

Queen of Outer Space

4.6/10 IMDB

A mission to Venus discovers the planet inhabited only by women led by their evil Queen Yllana. Yllana had all the men of Venus killed, now that's she met Earth men, she wants them dead, too.

Starring: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell, Lisa Davis, Paul Birch, Patrick Waltz, Barbara Darrow, Marilyn Buferd, Mary Ford ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1958-09-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1958 : Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

5.5/10 IMDB

Comprised of 4 episodes from the unsold TV series "The Veil" (1958) - "Summer Heat," "Genesis," "Food on the Table," and "Jack the Ripper."

Starring: Boris Karloff, Harry Bartell, Thomas Browne Henry, Kay Stewart, Paul Bryar, Gretchen Thomas, Tudor Owen, Dorothy Allison, Russ Bender, Niall MacGinnis ..
Directed by: David MacDonald, Frank P. Bibas, George Waggner
Release date: 1958-03-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1958 : Alone with the Monsters

Alone with the Monsters

5.5/10 IMDB

An old woman apparently tormented by people in the street comforts herself in her room with memories of her youth.

Starring: Nazli Nour, Molly Terry ..
Directed by: Nazli Nour
Release date: 1958-06-01

The Wild Women of Wongo

2.3/10 IMDB

On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates.

Starring: Jean Hawkshaw, Mary Ann Webb, Candé Gerrard, Adrienne Bourbeau, Johnny Walsh, Ed Fury, Bert Williams ..
Directed by: James L. Wolcott
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1958 : Shamus


6.0/10 IMDB

Mischievous Irish boy's encounter with a leprechaun.

Starring: John Francis Rooney, Tiny Littler ..
Directed by: Eric Marquis
Release date: 1958-12-12
Best Fantasy Movies of 1958 : Holiday from Rules?

Holiday from Rules?

4.3/10 IMDB

Children are shown what it is like to live in a world without rules.

Directed by: William H. Murray
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1958 : Portrait of a Matador

Portrait of a Matador

5.3/10 IMDB

A matador curses the painter of his portrait.

Starring: Dermot Palmer, Ralph Tovey, David Ritch, Anthony Tancred, Sandra Dorne, Yvonne Romain ..
Directed by: Theodore Zichy
Release date: 1958-01-01

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