Best Fantasy Movies of 1962


Jack the Giant Killer

6.4/10 IMDB

The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his control abducts the princess, but on the way home with her the giant meets farming lad Jack who slays him. This is only the beginning.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Anna Lee, Roger Mobley, Robert Gist ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1962-05-17

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

6.4/10 IMDB

The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess," "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone."

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, Walter Slezak, Barbara Eden, Oskar Homolka, Arnold Stang, Martita Hunt, Ian Wolfe, Walter Rilla ..
Directed by: George Pal, Henry Levin
Release date: 1962-08-07


5.9/10 IMDB

Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin.

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Fred Clark, Jim Backus, Cecil Kellaway, Zeme North, Margaret Dumont, James Millhollin, Carl Don, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1962-10-03

Journey to the Seventh Planet

4.8/10 IMDB

A space expedition to Uranus is menaced by a giant brain that can make illusions come true.

Starring: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard, Ann Smyrner, Greta Thyssen, Ulla Moritz, Annie Birgit Garde, Bente Juel ..
Directed by: Sidney W. Pink
Release date: 1962-03-10

The Magic Sword

4.7/10 IMDB

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Anne Helm, Liam Sullivan, Danielle De Metz, Merritt Stone, Nick Bon Tempi, Paul Bon Tempi, Jack Kosslyn ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1962-04-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Tales of the Tinkerdee

Tales of the Tinkerdee

7.9/10 IMDB

This unaired pilot, produced by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, was shot in Atlanta in the summer of 1962. The pilot featured Kermit the Frog, Taminella Grinderfall and King Goshposh, characters who would all reappear a few years later in the Tales From Muppetland TV specials.

Starring: Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Bob Payne, Jane Henson, Robin Reed, Walt Teas, Charlie Byrd ..
Directed by: Carl Degen
Release date: 1962-06-06

A Christmas Fantasy

5.7/10 IMDB

Directed by: Neil McGuire
Release date: 1962-12-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Abuelita Charlestón

Abuelita Charlestón

4.4/10 IMDB

A comedy fantasy film involving a love potion.

Starring: Marujita Díaz, Germán Cobos, Espartaco Santoni, Julio Peña, Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro, José Orjas, Yelena Samarina, Félix Fernández, Aurora de Alba, Luisa de Córdoba ..
Directed by: Javier Setó
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

0.0/10 IMDB

Opera version of the novella by Charles Dickens.

Starring: Stephen Manton, Trevor Anthony, Christopher Brett, Edward Morgan, Derick Davies, David Hillman, Marion Lowe, Edmund Donlevy, Andrew Clarke, Rhys McConnochie ..
Release date: 1962-12-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1962 : Le livre muet

Le livre muet

0.0/10 IMDB

The Mute Book is a French TV movie, written and directed in 1962 by Gerard Dumont, based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale. Performed by Marcel MOULOUDJI, Rita CADILLAC, Hilda CAMBA and Frédérique VILLEDENT.

Directed by: Gérard Dumont
Release date: 1962-01-01

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