Best Fantasy Movies of 1960


The Time Machine


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
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1960-08-17


This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. 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. Meanwhile, 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
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1960-12-18

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver


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
Directed by: Jack Sher
Release date: 1960-11-30

The Lost World


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
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1960-07-13



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
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1960-08-10

Sword of Sherwood Forest


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
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1960-12-26

Macumba Love

Macumba Love
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
Directed by: Douglas Fowley
Release date: 1960-06-01

A Christmas Carol

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
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Release date: 1960-12-01

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