Best Fantasy Movies of 1959

1.

Sleeping Beauty

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, Bill Thompson, Billy Bletcher, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark, Eric Larson
Release date: 1959-02-17
2.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Starring: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker, Thayer David, Peter Ronson, Robert Adler, Alan Napier, Alex Finlayson ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1959-12-16
3.

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There's just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. In order to get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster -- which proves no small task, indeed! Fall under the spell of DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE for a fun-filled evening of magic, mirth, and nonstop shenanigans!

Starring: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea, Kieron Moore, Estelle Winwood, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea, J.G. Devlin, Jack MacGowran ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1959-06-29
4.

The Shaggy Dog

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Through an ancient spell, a boy changes into a sheepdog and back again. It seems to happen at inopportune times and the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery....

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tim Considine, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Kellaway, Alexander Scourby, Roberta Shore, James Westerfield ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1959-03-19
5.

The Giant Behemoth

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

Starring: Gene Evans, André Morell, John Turner, Leigh Madison, Jack MacGowran, Alastair Hunter, Maurice Kaufmann, Patrick Jordan, Howard Lang, Lloyd Lamble ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1959-03-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1959 : The Headless Ghost
6.

The Headless Ghost

2.0
4.4/10 IMDB

Three teenagers encounter a ghost who is in limbo until he retrieves his lost head. They do their bit to help him find it.

Starring: Richard Lyon, Liliane Sottane, Jack Allen, Clive Revill, John Stacy, Carl Bernard, Alexander Archdale ..
Directed by: Peter Graham Scott
Release date: 1959-04-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1959 : Donald in Mathmagic Land
7.

Donald in Mathmagic Land

0.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Disney used animation here to explain through this wonderful adventure of Donald how mathmatics can be usuful in our real life. Through this journey Donald shows us how mathmatics are not just numbers and charts, but magical living things.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1959-06-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1959 : One for the Angels
8.

One for the Angels

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

"One for the Angels" is the second episode of 'The Twilight Zone.' A pitchman is visited by Death and is forced to get his priorities in order.

Starring: Rod Serling, Ed Wynn, Murray Hamilton, Dana Dillaway, Jay Overholts, Merritt Bohn, Mickey Maga ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1959-10-09

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