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: 1964-12-17
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Daleks
2.

Doctor Who: The Daleks

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Susan, Barbara, and Ian to the planet Skaro where they meet two indigenous races — the Daleks, malicious mutant creatures encased in armoured travel machines, and the Thals, beautiful humanoids with pacifist principles. They convince the Thals of the need to fight for their own survival.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, William Hartnell, Peter Hawkins, David Graham, Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, Michael Summerton ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry, Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-02-01
3.

The Gorgon

4.0
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.

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

3.7
7.1/10 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
5.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

3.3
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, Wesley Gale ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1964-03-28
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Goodbye Charlie
6.

Goodbye Charlie

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

When a cavorting Hollywood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a beautiful woman and moves in with his/her best friend as a base operation for enacting sweet revenge.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes, Ellen Burstyn, Laura Devon, Martin Gabel, Roger C. Carmel, Harry Madden, Myrna Hansen ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1964-11-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Parable
7.

Parable

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

In a typical traveling circus, all the workers have problems over their heads; A puppeteer named Magnus controls his troupe like marionettes until a good clown arrives on the scene to help relieve them of their burdens.

Starring: Clarence Mitchell, Tom Erhart, Gordon Oarsheim, Madhur Jaffrey, Saeed Jaffrey, Jack Gwynne ..
Directed by: Rolf Forsberg, Tom Rook
Release date: 1964-08-31
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Caesar and Me
8.

Caesar and Me

2.2
6.5/10 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
9.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

1.8
2.6/10 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, Lelia Martin, Charles Renn ..
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Release date: 1964-11-14
10.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get him from her by using some magic. But they're not alone in that forest. Lysander and Hermina have there a rendezvous, Helena and Demetrius are there, too as well as some actors, who are practicing a play for the ongoing wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit confused...

Starring: Patrick Allen, Eira Heath, Cyril Luckham, Tony Bateman, Jill Bennett, John Fraser, Clifford Elkin, Maureen Beck, Anna Massey, Peter Wyngarde ..
Directed by: Joan Kemp-Welch
Release date: 1964-06-24
11.

Born of the Wind

1.5
6.9/10 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
12.

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
13.

Return to Oz

1.4
5.5/10 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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Sinderella and the Golden Bra
14.

Sinderella and the Golden Bra

1.3
4.0/10 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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : My Tale Is Hot
15.

My Tale Is Hot

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

The devil emerges from the ground in a suburbanite's garden and tries to tempt him with a variety of naked women.

Starring: Candy Barr, Max Gardens, Ima Ghoul, Bea Reddy, Bea Reddy, Barbara Nordin, Adele Rein, Monica Liljistrand, Carol Baughman, Gaby Martone ..
Directed by: Peter Perry Jr.
Release date: 1964-01-01
16.

Santa's Enchanted Village

1.0
2.8/10 IMDB

Short film about Santa's enchanted village, shot in Santa's Village parks in California and in Dundee, Illinois.

Directed by: Manuel San Fernando
Release date: 1964-11-07
17.

Magic Christmas Tree

1.0
2.4/10 IMDB

A boy is given a ring by an old witch, he uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him 3 wishes.

Starring: Chris Kroesen, Valerie Hobbs, Darlene Lohnes, Willard W. Willingham, Billy Schaffner, Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei, Dianne Johnson, Blanche Mickelson, Howard Blevins, Terry Bradshaw ..
Directed by: Richard C. Parish
Release date: 1964-12-19
18.

Santa Claus and His Helpers

0.9
2.7/10 IMDB

This film opens with a scene inside of Santa's space station which orbits the Earth. First, Santa checks on all of the boys and girls to see who has been naughty and who has been nice with the help of his behavior computer. Next, Santa checks on his elves to make sure they are making the Christmas presents that he will be delivering to the children. He is dismayed to find that his elves are not making the presents but are instead fighting among themselves. It is a race against time as Santa travels to Earth and then tries to persuade the elves to make the presents which must be finished before Christmas which is only days away! Will Santa succeed in persuading the elves to make the presents on time? (IMDb)

Directed by: Manuel San Fernando
Release date: 1964-11-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : Godzilla vs. The Thing
19.

Godzilla vs. The Thing

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The American re-edit of the original Mothra vs Godzilla released the same year. The film also contains exclusive Godzilla footage shot by Toho specifically for American distribution.

Starring: Harold Conway, Robert Dunham, Osman Yusuf, Bernard Grant, Paulette Rubenstein, Terry Van Tell, Larry Robinson, Bret Morrison, Jack Curtis, Peter Fernandez ..
Release date: 1964-11-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1964 : La Escala
20.

La Escala

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Experimental film by Aldo Francia that consists in diverse situations through the 123 steps of the Santa Justina staircase in the Cerro Larraín of Valparaíso.

Starring: Kena Fernández, Edmundo Jiménez ..
Directed by: Aldo Francia
Release date: 1964-02-04

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