Best Fantasy Movies of 1966

1.

One Million Years B.C.

3.6
5.6/10 IMDB

As the Earth wrestles with its agonising birth, the peoples of this barren and desolate world struggle to survive. Driven by animal instinct they compete against the harsh conditions, their giant predators, and warring tribes. When two people from opposing clans fall in love, existing conventions are shattered forever as each tribe struggles for supremacy and Man embarks on his tortuous voyage of civilisation.

Starring: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown, Martine Beswick, Jean Wladon, Lisa Thomas, Yvonne Horner ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1966-11-24
2.

Our Man Flint

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.

Starring: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare, Benson Fong, Shelby Grant, Sigrid Valdis, Gianna Serra, Helen Funai, Michael St. Clair ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1966-01-16
3.

Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Morgan, an aggressive and self-admitted dreamer, a fantasist who uses his flights of fancy as refuge from external reality, where his unconventional behavior lands him in a divorce from his wife, Leonie, trouble with the police and, ultimately, incarceration in a lunatic asylum.

Starring: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl, Bernard Bresslaw, Arthur Mullard, Angus MacKay, Graham Crowden, Peter Collingwood, Newton Blick ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1966-04-03
4.

Toys

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Window shopping children watch as toy soldiers come to life and fight a war with all its unvarnished ferocity and horror.

Directed by: Grant Munro
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Alice in Wonderland
5.

Alice in Wonderland

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Alice in Wonderland (1966) is a BBC television play based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It was directed by Jonathan Miller, then most widely known for his appearance in the long-running satirical revue Beyond the Fringe.

Starring: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell, Peter Sellers, Alan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Alison Leggatt, Peter Eyre, John Gielgud ..
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Release date: 1966-12-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Brigadoon
6.

Brigadoon

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Every 100 years people stumble upon the Scottish village of Brigadoon, which will never be found on a map. A wonderful, fun filled day will be had by all who find it.

Starring: Robert Goulet, Peter Falk, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie, Marlyn Mason, Edward Villella, Thomas Carlisle, Linda Howe, Rhys Williams, Ray Kellogg ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1966-10-15
7.

The Secret of Wendel Samson

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A young man's struggle with his sexuality overtakes his life, driving him deep into his subconscious where guilt and fears of physicality chase him still further. Cornered by an intangible terror, he realises he must either break out or break down.

Starring: Red Grooms, Mimi Gross, Floraine Connors, Maren Thomas, Albert Salzano, Bob Cowan, George Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Mike Kuchar ..
Directed by: Mike Kuchar
Release date: 1966-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Alice Through the Looking Glass
8.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Alice returns to Wonderland through the looking glass in this TV musical.

Starring: Judi Rolin, Roy Castle, Robert Coote, Richard Denning, Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Palance, Tom Smothers ..
Directed by: Alan Handley
Release date: 1966-11-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Chafed Elbows
9.

Chafed Elbows

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A day in the life of a young Manhattanite who is in love with his mother, gives birth to $1890 from his hip, and kills indiscriminately.

Starring: Elsie Downey, George Morgan, Lawrence Wolf, Tom O'Horgan, Elmer Kline, Ben Bagley ..
Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : The Daydreamer
10.

The Daydreamer

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

In this hybrid of live-action and stop-motion animation, a young Hans Christian Andersen goes in search of knowledge in the Garden of Paradise in order to make his studies easier. Each time he falls asleep, he experiences in his dreams the different characters he would later write about in fairy tales including The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Emperor's New Clothes.

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke, Jack Gilford, Sessue Hayakawa, Margaret Hamilton, Burl Ives, Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Paul O'Keefe ..
Directed by: Jules Bass
Release date: 1966-06-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
11.

Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

An 1966 animated, loose adaptation and parody of the Lewis Carroll tales by Hanna-Barbera Productions. A modern-day teenager doing a book report on Alice, accidentally is sucked in by her television set. She ends up in a wacky version of Wonderland. (Comic Vine)

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bill Dana, Howard Morris, Janet Waldo, Hedda Hopper, Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Allan Melvin ..
Directed by: Alex Lovy
Release date: 1966-03-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Alice of Wonderland in Paris
12.

Alice of Wonderland in Paris

2.3
4.9/10 IMDB

Young Alice, having become a celebrity for her adventures in Wonderland, is in her bedroom dreaming about visiting Paris and sharing adventures with the storybook girl Madeline. While no comment is made as to where this Alice comes from or what time the film is set in, Alice seems to be American, as she likes Cheese Burgers and is having a great deal of trouble when it comes to getting to France. As Alice points out, “Getting to Wonderland was easy – all I had to do was fall down the rabbit hole. But let’s face it – it takes money to get to Paris!”.

Starring: Luce Ennis, Norma MacMillan, Howard Morris, Carl Reiner, Trinka Snyder, Allen Swift, Lionel G. Wilson ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1966-02-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Red Roses of Passion
13.

Red Roses of Passion

2.3
5.8/10 IMDB

A man-hungry suburban woman feels frustrated since she lives in the home of her prudish aunt and cousin, who interrupt and criticise her amorous liaisons. A co-worker brings her to a tarot-card reader, who introduces her to a club of women who meet occasionally to share an intoxicating brew, tease each other erotically with long-stemmed roses and honour the heathen god Pan. The occultist manages to corrupt the aunt and cousin, and lure the woman into full-fledged membership so she might participate in its climactic ritual.

Starring: Judson Todd, Jean St. James, Carol Holleck, Helena Clayton, Frank Spencer, Johnny Kuhl, Bella Donna, Patricia McNair, June Roberts, Joanna Mills ..
Directed by: Joseph W. Sarno
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : The Girls on F Street
14.

The Girls on F Street

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

A pathetic Joe pays a bitter prostitute, Margo to have sex with him, and is abused endlessly. A woman sculptor and her live model try to suppress their lesbian longings for each other. Lonely, bespectacled middle-aged Nick goes to the House of Fetish - the local brothel - after watching a buxom stripper do her exotic dance on stage. His wife catches him in bed with another woman, and whips her silly.

Starring: Ken McCormick, Toni Lee Oliver, Nick Nickerson, Althea Currier, Kellie Everts, Barbara Nordin, Eve St. Pierre, Margo Lynn Sweet, Dotty Dare, Bill Arnold ..
Directed by: Saul Resnick
Release date: 1966-06-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : The Hobbit
15.

The Hobbit

2.2
4.4/10 IMDB

The very first movie adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Made in just 30 days so that the producer could keep the rights to Tolkien's books.

Starring: Herbert Lass ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1966-06-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Blithe Spirit
16.

Blithe Spirit

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Adaptation of the Noel Coward play.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Roberts, Ruth Gordon, Geoffrey Lumb, Mildred Trares, Joan White ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1966-12-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Jimmy, the Boy Wonder
17.

Jimmy, the Boy Wonder

1.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A boy makes a reckless wish, and everybody in the world stops moving. A wizard's daughter tries to help him get the world restarted again.

Starring: Nancy Jo Berg, Dennis Jones, David Blight Jr. ..
Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Release date: 1966-01-01
18.

The Dream World of Harrison Marks

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Work of popular nude photographer

Starring: George Harrison Marks, Chris Bromfield, Deborah DeLacey, Valentine Dyall ..
Directed by: George Harrison Marks
Release date: 1966-03-18
19.

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

1.5
3.5/10 IMDB

Sam Whipple, an attorney in once-upon-a-time-land, is startled to receive a visit from Santa Claus shortly before Christmas. It seems that when he was a child, Sam wrote a letter thanking Santa for the presents he'd received, and offering to return the favor someday. That day is now - a mean old soul named Phineas Prune, who holds the deed to the North Pole, is demanding back rent. Otherwise, he's going to evict Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves and take all the Christmas toys. It's up to Sam and Santa to find a way to pay off Prune and prevent Christmas from being canceled.

Starring: Paul Tripp, Lydia Brazzi, Alberto Rabagliati, Rossano Brazzi, Sonny Fox, Mischa Auer, John Karlsen, Salvatore Furnari, Antonio De Martino, Adriano Cornelli ..
Directed by: Rossano Brazzi
Release date: 1966-11-23
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Hedy
20.

Hedy

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Egotistical faded star Hedy Lamarr visits a plastic surgeon to be transformed into the "14-year-old girl" she believes herself to be. She is then caught shoplifting by Mary Woronov and is put on trial, with Tavel as the judge and her five ex-husbands the jury. Hedy remains self-centered and detached throughout, posing and primping and bursting out renditions of "I Feel Pretty" and "Young at Heart."

Starring: Gerard Malanga, Mario Montez, Jack Smith, Ingrid Superstar, Ronald Tavel, Mary Woronov, Harvey Tavel, Rick Lockwood, James Claire, Randy Borscheidt ..
Directed by: Andy Warhol
Release date: 1966-03-03
21.

Santa's Magic Kingdom

1.1
3.9/10 IMDB

Directed by: Manuel San Fernando
Release date: 1966-01-01
22.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Documentary

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Making of the story of how A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.

Starring: J.Foray, P.Ronan, Boris Karloff, June Foray, Dal McKennon, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1966 : Limbo: The Organized Mind
23.

Limbo: The Organized Mind

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Short film by Jim Henson featuring Limbo, combining live puppetry with pre-recorded film.

Starring: Jim Henson ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1966-07-20

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