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 Incredible Mr. Limpet

3.4
6.6/10 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
4.

The Gorgon

3.4
6.5/10 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
5.

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
6.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

1.8
2.7/10 IMDB

Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.

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
7.

Rome Against Rome

1.5
4.7/10 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 : Born of the Wind
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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Return to Oz
9.

Return to Oz

1.4
6.0/10 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.

Directed by: F.R. Crawley, Thomas Glynn
Release date: 1964-02-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Sinderella and the Golden Bra
10.

Sinderella and the Golden Bra

1.3
3.1/10 IMDB

Prince David is having trouble finding a bride amongst the maidens of the village, so his father decides to hold a masked ball. Sinderella, an adopted French orphan, puts up with abuse from her stepmother and two stepsisters, and is not allowed to go to the ball. She is despondent until her inebriated fairy godfather appears and fixes her up real pretty and sends her on to the ball, with the admontion that she must return by midnight. Sinderella and the Prince get along famously, but the time flies and she leaves in a hurry, dropping her gilded support in her haste. The Prince mounts a desperate search for his loved one, requiring all the maidens of the village to try on the forgotten garment.

Starring: Suzanne Sybele, Bill Gaskin, David Duffield, Sydney Lassick, Patricia Mayfield, Joan Lemmo, June Faith, Gerald Strickland, John Bradley, Althea Currier ..
Directed by: Loel Minardi
Release date: 1964-12-16

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