Best Fantasy Movies of 1961

1.

Babes in Toyland

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" helps put Barnaby in his place, and ensures a "happily ever after" for Tom and Mary!

Starring: Annette Funicello, Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Ed Wynn, Bess Flowers, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Ann Jillian ..
Directed by: Jack Donohue, Austen Jewell
Release date: 1961-12-14
2.

Master of the World

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.

Starring: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Mary Webster, Henry Hull, David Frankham, Wally Campo, Vito Scotti, Richard Harrison, Ken Terrell, Steve Masino ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1961-05-01
3.

Atlantis: The Lost Continent

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take over the world. The Atlanteans, or rather the slaves of Atlantis, are forced to mine a crystalline material which absorbs the suns rays. These crystals can then be used for warmth. The misuse of science has created weapons out of the crystals that can fire a heat ray to destroy whatever it touches.

Starring: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith, Edward Platt, Frank De Kova, Berry Kroeger, Edgar Stehli, Jay Novello, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1961-05-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1961 : The Two Little Bears
4.

The Two Little Bears

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Two little boys use a magic potion to turn themselves into bears.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Jane Wyatt, Butch Patrick, Brenda Lee, Donnie Carter, Soupy Sales, Jimmy Boyd, Nancy Kulp, Emory Parnell, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: Randall Hood
Release date: 1961-11-01
5.

Snow White and the Three Stooges

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter named Snow White, but dies soon after. The king mourns her, but in time, he remarries because of the pleading of his people. His new queen is a beautiful, but evil woman who soon becomes jealous of Snow White's beauty.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Edson Stroll, Carol Heiss, Patricia Medina, Guy Rolfe, Michael David Lally, Buddy Baer, Edgar Barrier ..
Directed by: Walter Lang, Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1961-12-24
6.

Nude on the Moon

1.8
3.9/10 IMDB

A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.

Starring: Marietta, William Mayer, Lester Brown, Pat Reilly, Ira Magee, Lacey Kelly, Shelby Livingston, Robert W. Kyorimee, Joyce M. Geary, Charles Allen ..
Directed by: Doris Wishman, Raymond Phelan
Release date: 1961-01-01
7.

The Magic Fountain

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In this tale based on a Brothers Grimm story, Prince Alfred searches for an enchanted castle that holds a magic fountain whose waters can cure his seriously ill father, the king. His two evil brothers are determined to stop him so they can have the kingdom for themselves when their father dies. A magic dwarf hears of Prince Alfred's plight and sets out to help him.

Starring: Peter Nestler ..
Directed by: Allan David
Release date: 1961-08-07
8.

Atlas

1.4
4.1/10 IMDB

Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

Starring: Michael Forest, Barboura Morris, Frank Wolff, Walter Maslow, Roger Corman, Dick Miller ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1961-05-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1961 : Goliath Against the Giants
9.

Goliath Against the Giants

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Muscleman fights sea monsters and Amazon warriors, then returns home to find a race of giants living in a valley, into which fellow countrymen are being thrown as punishment for opposing a usurper king and his consort.

Starring: Brad Harris, Gloria Milland, Fernando Rey, Carmen de Lirio, Barbara Carroll, Nello Pazzafini, Fernando Sancho, José Rubio, Ray Martino, Luigi Marturano ..
Directed by: Guido Malatesta
Release date: 1961-05-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1961 : Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
10.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

1.1
2.3/10 IMDB

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Hans Caninenberg, Franz Schafheitlin, Dieter Kirchlechner, Karl Michael Vogler, Eckart Dux, Herbert Bötticher, Karl Lieffen, Rolf Boysen ..
Directed by: Franz Peter Wirth
Release date: 1961-01-01

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