Best Fantasy Movies of 1960

1.

The Time Machine

5.3
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
2.

Eye of the Beholder

4.7
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
3.

The Howling Man

4.1
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
4.

Peter Pan

3.8
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
5.

The Man in the Bottle

3.6
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
6.

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

3.4
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
7.

Cinderfella

3.4
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
8.

Sword of Sherwood Forest

3.1
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
9.

The Lost World

3.0
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
10.

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

2.9
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
11.

Dinosaurus!

2.9
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 Boy and the Pirates
12.

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
13.

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
14.

A Christmas Carol

1.6
6.4/10 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
15.

The Dybbuk

1.4
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
16.

Macumba Love

1.3
5.3/10 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
17.

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve

1.1
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 : Alice Through the Looking Box
18.

Alice Through the Looking Box

0.0
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

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