Best Fantasy Movies of 1964

1.

Mary Poppins

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1964-08-27
2.

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

An old Chinese man rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.

Starring: Tony Randall, John Ericson, Barbara Eden, Kevin Tate, Arthur O'Connell, Noah Beery Jr., Argentina Brunetti, Royal Dano, John Doucette, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1964-03-18
3.

The Gorgon

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In the early 20th century a village experienced a series of inexplicable murders. All the victims were young men who had been turned to stone. The perpetrator of these deaths was a being so repulsive that she transformed the onlooker using the power of her deadly stare. Much of the time the creature took the form of a beautiful and seductive woman, but during periods of the full moon she becomes a living horror, vicious and deadly. A professor has come to investigate the deaths, bringing with him his beautiful assistant whose knowledge of the Gorgon is more intimate than anyone would ever realise.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Barbara Shelley, Michael Goodliffe, Patrick Troughton, Joseph O'Conor, Prudence Hyman, Toni Gilpin, Jack Watson, Alister Williamson ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1964-10-18
4.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.

Starring: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan, Larry Keating, Oscar Beregi Jr., Charles Meredith, Elizabeth MacRae, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1964-03-28
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Caesar and Me
5.

Caesar and Me

2.2
6.7/10 IMDB

When Irish ventriloquist Jonathan West cannot find any work, his dummy Caesar suggests that he turn to robbery.

Starring: Jackie Cooper, Morgan Brittany, Sarah Selby, Don Gazzaniga, Stafford Repp, Rod Serling, Kenneth Konopka, Sidney Marion, Robert McCord, Olan Soule ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1964-04-10
6.

The Canterville Ghost

1.9
8.4/10 IMDB

The poor ghost of Sir Simon Canterville has been roaming his castle searching in vain for a brave descendant who will release him from the Canterville curse by performing a brave deed. An American family moves in and finds the ghost amusing, but a young girl in the family can release him - if she dares.

Starring: Barry McDaniel, Charles Brauer, Franz Schafheitlin ..
Directed by: Helmut Käutner
Release date: 1964-09-06
7.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

1.8
2.7/10 IMDB

Martians fear their children have become lazy and joyless due to their newfound obsession with Earth TV shows. After ancient Martian leader Chochem suggests that the children of Mars need more fun—including their own Santa Claus—supreme leader Lord Kimar assembles an expedition to Earth. Once there, they kidnap two children who lead them to the North Pole, then capture the real Santa Claus, taking all three back to Mars in an attempt to bring the Martian children happiness.

Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Leila Martin, Charles Renn ..
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Release date: 1964-11-14
8.

Born of the Wind

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A tender and realistic story of a scientist who falls in love with a mummy he has restored to life.

Starring: Bob Cowan, Donna Kerness, George Kuchar, Spencer Lee Todd, Janice Jones ..
Directed by: Mike Kuchar
Release date: 1964-03-04
9.

Rome Against Rome

1.5
4.6/10 IMDB

A fantastic yarn about a plot to conquer the world with an army of zombies!

Starring: John Drew Barrymore, Susy Andersen, Ettore Manni, Ida Galli, Mino Doro, Ivano Staccioli, Andrea Checchi ..
Directed by: Giuseppe Vari
Release date: 1964-02-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Return to Oz
10.

Return to Oz

1.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Rather than adapt a later or create a new Oz story, this production has Dorothy still in posession of the shoes, and she clings to an apple tree during a tornado which takes her back to Oz. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion (using the names created for the nearly-abstract television series, Tales of the Wizard of Oz, from which this was derived) have had their MGM gifts destroyed by the restored Wicked Witch, and the four proceed to the Wizard for help, who is ineffectual as usual.

Starring: Larry D. Mann, Alfie Scopp, Carl Banas, Susan Morse, Peggi Loder, Susan Conway ..
Directed by: F.R. Crawley, Thomas Glynn, Larry Roemer
Release date: 1964-02-09

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