Best Fantasy Movies of 1960


The Time Machine

7.5/10 IMDB

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Whit Bissell, Doris Lloyd, Alan Young, Paul Frees, Bob Barran ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1960-05-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

9.1/10 IMDB

A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal."

Starring: Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, Jennifer Howard, George Keymas, Joanna Heyes, Edson Stroll, Donna Douglas ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-11-11
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Howling Man

The Howling Man

8.2/10 IMDB

Seeking refuge from a storm, a traveler comes upon a bizarre abbey of monks, who have imprisoned a man who begs for his help. When he confronts the head monk, he is told that the man is the Devil, and he must decide whom to believe.

Starring: John Carradine, H.M. Wynant, Robin Hughes, Friedrich von Ledebur, Ezelle Poule ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-11-04

Peter Pan

7.4/10 IMDB

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.

Starring: Cyril Ritchard, Mary Martin, Lynn Fontanne, Maureen Bailey, Margalo Gillmore, Sondra Lee, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Joey Trent, Kent Fletcher ..
Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue
Release date: 1960-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Man in the Bottle

The Man in the Bottle

7.4/10 IMDB

A luckless couple stumbles upon fortune when a genie materializes from a bottle in their antique shop. The genie grants them four wishes but warns them, prophetically, to be careful what you wish for.

Starring: Luther Adler, Vivi Janiss, Joseph Ruskin, Olan Soule, Lisa Golm ..
Directed by: Don Medford
Release date: 1960-10-07

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

6.4/10 IMDB

Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off the ship and ends up on an island, which is inhibitated by very tiny people. After he managed to convince them he's harmless and is accepted as one of their citizens, their king wants to use him in war against a people of giants. Compared to them, even Gulliver is a gnome.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, June Thorburn, Jo Morrow, Lee Patterson, Grégoire Aslan, Basil Sydney, Charles Lloyd Pack, Martin Benson, Mary Ellis, Marian Spencer ..
Directed by: Jack Sher
Release date: 1960-11-30


5.9/10 IMDB

When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charmein whom she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Fella's Fairy Godfather shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess himself.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson, Henry Silva, Robert Hutton, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Nola Thorp ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1960-12-18

Sword of Sherwood Forest

5.7/10 IMDB

Robin of Loxley and his men stumble on a plot to overthrow Hubert Walter, King's Chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury. The plotters, the Sheriff of Nottingham and the Earl of Newark, have set an ambush for Walter and Lady Marian Fitzwater. Will Robin get to them before it is too late?

Starring: Richard Greene, Sarah Branch, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Nigel Green, Niall MacGinnis, Jack Gwillim, Oliver Reed, Edwin Richfield, Vanda Godsell ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1960-12-26

The Lost World

5.5/10 IMDB

Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas, Richard Haydn, Ray Stricklyn, Jay Novello, Vitina Marcus, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1960-07-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

8.9/10 IMDB

On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.

Starring: Rod Serling, Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston, Jan Handzlik ..
Directed by: Ron Winston
Release date: 1960-03-04


4.9/10 IMDB

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population.

Starring: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson, Alan Roberts, Fred Engelberg, Wayne C. Treadway, Luci Blaine, Howard Dayton, Jack Younger, James Logan ..
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1960-08-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

8.9/10 IMDB

Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.

Starring: Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston, Burt Metcalfe, Amzie Strickland, Anne Barton, Jan Handzlik, Mary Gregory, Leah Waggner, Ben Erway ..
Directed by: Ronald Winston
Release date: 1960-03-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker

8.2/10 IMDB

Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks. No matter how far she drives, the mysterious man always seems to be ahead of her.

Starring: Inger Stevens, Leonard Strong, Adam Williams, Russ Bender, Lew Gallo, George Mitchell, Eleanor Audley ..
Directed by: Alvin Ganzer
Release date: 1960-01-22
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Boy and the Pirates

The Boy and the Pirates

5.2/10 IMDB

Jimmy desires to be a pirate when one day he discovers a magic bottle on the beach. He makes a wish and suddenly finds himself aboard Blackbeard's ship. Soon he realizes that being a pirate isn't what he expected.

Starring: Murvyn Vye, Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Paul Guilfoyle, Timothy Carey, Joe Turkel, Archie Duncan, Than Wyenn, Albert Cavens, Mickey Finn ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1960-04-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Tempest

The Tempest

7.1/10 IMDB

Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, who lives in exile on a remote island as a sorcerer, uses his powers to shipwreck his usurper brother on the island.

Starring: Maurice Evans, Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Roddy McDowall, Tom Poston, Liam Redmond, William Bassett, Lee Remick, Ronald Radd, Geoffrey Lumb ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1960-02-13

A Christmas Carol

6.5/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.

Starring: John Hayter, Stuart Brown, Gordon Mulholland, Bruce Anderson, Jimmy Mentis, Bruce Anderson ..
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1960-12-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Dybbuk

The Dybbuk

5.7/10 IMDB

The Dybbuk is a made for TV film adaptation of a classic Jewish folktale. The story is about a young Jewish man, Sender (Theodore Bikel) who loves a young Jewish woman, Leah (Carol Lawrence) but her father arranges her marriage with another man. The grief of this causes Sender to die, but his spirit passes into the body of his beloved on her wedding day. Rabbi Azrael (Ludwig Donath), who serves as our narrator through the beginning of the film, is charged with the task of exercising Sender’s Dybbuk (sometimes defined as a malicious spirit or demon who possesses the living) from Leah’s body.

Starring: Theodore Bikel, Sylvia Davis, Ludwig Donath, Vincent Gardenia, Stefan Gierasch, Theo Goetz, Carol Lawrence, Eli Mintz, Jerry Rockwood, Gene Saks ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1960-10-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Macumba Love

Macumba Love

5.2/10 IMDB

A writer who specializes in exposing fake witchcraft journeys to Brazil to investigate a voodoo cult.

Starring: Walter Reed, Ziva Rodann, William Wellman Jr., June Wilkinson, Ruth de Souza, Pedro Paulo Hatheyer, Cléa Simões, Waldemar Wey, Victor Merinow ..
Directed by: Douglas Fowley
Release date: 1960-06-01

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve

4.4/10 IMDB

A modern couple dream that they are Adam and Eve.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Fay Spain, Mel Tormé, Martin Milner, Tuesday Weld, Paul Anka, June Wilkinson, Cecil Kellaway, Ziva Rodann ..
Directed by: Albert Zugsmith, Mickey Rooney
Release date: 1960-01-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Chaser

The Chaser

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: George Grizzard, John McIntire, Patricia Barry, J. Pat O'Malley, Marjorie Bennett, Barbara Perry ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-05-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : A Passage for Trumpet

A Passage for Trumpet

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Jack Klugman, John Anderson, Frank Wolff, Mary Webster, Ned Glass ..
Directed by: Don Medford
Release date: 1960-05-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Mr. Bevis

Mr. Bevis

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Orson Bean, Henry Jones, Charles Lane, Florence MacMichael, William Schallert, Dorothy Neumann, Vito Scotti, Horace McMahon ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1960-06-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The After Hours

The After Hours

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Anne Francis, Elizabeth Allen, James Millhollin ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-06-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : A World of His Own

A World of His Own

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Keenan Wynn, Phyllis Kirk, Mary LaRoche ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1960-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Alice Through the Looking Box

Alice Through the Looking Box

0.0/10 IMDB

A Christmas TV special in which Alice does not go through a looking glass, but through a TV set.

Starring: Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, John Bentley, Bernard Bresslaw, Dora Bryan, Jeannie Carson, Ronnie Corbett, Ian Hendry, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse ..
Directed by: Michael Mills
Release date: 1960-12-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : King Nine Will Not Return

King Nine Will Not Return

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Robert Cummings, Gene Lyons, Paul Lambert, Jenna McMahon ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1960-09-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Howling Man

The Howling Man

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: H.M. Wynant, John Carradine, Robin Hughes, Friedrich von Ledebur ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1960-11-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Nick of Time

Nick of Time

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: William Shatner, Patricia Breslin, Stafford Repp, Walter Reed ..
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Release date: 1960-11-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Trouble with Templeton

The Trouble with Templeton

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Brian Aherne, Pippa Scott, Sydney Pollack, Dave Willock, King Calder, Larry J. Blake ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1960-12-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : A Most Unusual Camera

A Most Unusual Camera

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Fred Clark, Jean Carson, Adam Williams, Marcel Hillaire ..
Directed by: John Rich
Release date: 1960-12-16
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Night of the Meek

The Night of the Meek

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Art Carney, John Fiedler ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1960-12-23
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Four of Us Are Dying

The Four of Us Are Dying

0.0/10 IMDB

A man who can change his face to resemble others takes on the appearance of a recently deceased musician and gets into hot water with gangsters.

Starring: Harry Townes, Ross Martin, Phillip Pine, Don Gordon, Peter Brocco, Milton Frome, Beverly Garland ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Last Flight

The Last Flight

0.0/10 IMDB

A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959.

Starring: Kenneth Haigh, Simon Scott, Alexander Scourby, Robert Warwick, Harry Raybould, Jerry Catron, Jack Perkins, Paul Baxley ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1960-02-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Purple Testament

The Purple Testament

0.0/10 IMDB

Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.

Starring: William Reynolds, Dick York, Barney Phillips, Warren Oates, Paul Mazursky, Ron Masak, William Phipps, S. John Launer, Marc Cavell ..
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Release date: 1960-02-12
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Mirror Image

Mirror Image

0.0/10 IMDB

Millicent Barnes is waiting in the bus terminal waiting for her bus to Cortland to arrive. When she sees her double, she worries about going mad.

Starring: Vera Miles, Martin Milner, Joe Hamilton, Naomi Stevens ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1960-02-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : A World Of Difference

A World Of Difference

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Howard Duff, Eileen Ryan, David White, Gail Kobe, Peter Walker, Susan Dorn, Frank Maxwell, Bill Idelson, Thomas Martin, Robert McCord ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1960-03-11
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Long live, Walter Jameson

Long live, Walter Jameson

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Edgar Stehli, Estelle Winwood, Dodie Heath ..
Directed by: Anton Leader
Release date: 1960-03-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : Execution


0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Albert Salmi, Russell Johnson, Than Wyenn, Jon Lormer, George Mitchell, Fay Roope, Richard Karlan, Joe Haworth ..
Directed by: David Orrick McDearmon
Release date: 1960-04-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Big Tall Wish

The Big Tall Wish

0.0/10 IMDB

Washed-up boxer Bolie Jackson spends time with his young friend Henry Temple before a comeback fight, the young son of Bolie's neighbor Frances. Henry says he's going to make "the biggest, tallest wish" for Bolie, who then departs for the fight. After Bolie injures his knuckles in a backstage argument, he proceeds with the fight anyway. He is knocked down and just about to be counted out, when suddenly, he magically switches places with the other boxer. Bolie is now standing over his vanquished opponent.

Starring: Ivan Dixon, Stephen Perry, Kim Hamilton, Walter Burke, Charles Horvath, Carl McIntyre ..
Directed by: Ron Winston
Release date: 1960-04-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : A Nice Place to Visit

A Nice Place to Visit

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Larry Blyden, Sebastian Cabot, Sandra Warner ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1960-04-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : A Stop at Willoughby

A Stop at Willoughby

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: James Daly, Howard Smith, Patricia Donahue, Jason Wingreen ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1960-05-06

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