Best Fantasy Movies of 1960

1.

The Time Machine

5.4
7.6/10 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 : Peter Pan
2.

Peter Pan

3.9
7.5/10 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
3.

Cinderfella

3.4
6.0/10 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 ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1960-12-18
4.

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

3.4
6.5/10 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.

Sword of Sherwood Forest

3.2
6.0/10 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
6.

The Lost World

2.9
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
7.

Dinosaurus!

2.7
5.0/10 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 Boy and the Pirates
8.

The Boy and the Pirates

2.3
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
9.

The Tempest

1.6
7.2/10 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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1960 : The Dybbuk
10.

The Dybbuk

1.4
5.8/10 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

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