Best Fantasy Movies of 1966
One Million Years B.C.
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.
Our Man Flint
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.
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment
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.
Window shopping children watch as toy soldiers come to life and fight a war with all its unvarnished ferocity and horror.
Alice in Wonderland
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.
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.
The Secret of Wendel Samson
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.
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.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice returns to Wonderland through the looking glass in this TV musical.
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.
Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
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)
Alice of Wonderland in Paris
Alice travels to Paris and hears five stories adapted from children's picture books in this anthology film. The books adapted include: "Anatole," "Madeline and the Bad Hat," "The Frowning Prince," "Many Moons," and "Madeline and the Gypsies."
Red Roses of Passion
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.
The Girls on F Street
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.
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.
Adaptation of the Noel Coward play.
Jimmy, the Boy Wonder
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.
The Dream World of Harrison Marks
Work of popular nude photographer
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
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.
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."
Santa's Magic Kingdom
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Documentary
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.
Limbo: The Organized Mind
Short film by Jim Henson featuring Limbo, combining live puppetry with pre-recorded film.