Best Fantasy Movies of 1970

1.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

5.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Robie Lester, Billie Mae Richards, Harvey Korman ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1970-12-14
2.

Scrooge

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.

Starring: Albert Finney, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith, Alec Guinness, Michael Medwin, David Collings, Anton Rodgers, Suzanne Neve, Frances Cuka ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1970-11-05
3.

The Phantom Tollbooth

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

The Phantom Tollbooth, based upon the children's adventure novel by Norton Juster, tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo. Unexpectedly receiving a magic tollbooth and, having nothing better to do, Milo drives through it and enters a kingdom in turmoil following the loss of its princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

Starring: Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray, Patti Gilbert, Shepard Menken, Cliff Norton, Larry Thor ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, David Monahan, Chuck Jones, Dave Monahan
Release date: 1970-11-07
4.

Brewster McCloud

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Brewster is an owlish, intellectual boy who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome. He has a dream: to take flight within the confines of the stadium. Brewster tells those he trusts of his dream, but displays a unique way of treating others who do not fit within his plans.

Starring: Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy, William Windom, Shelley Duvall, René Auberjonois, Stacy Keach, John Schuck, Margaret Hamilton, Jennifer Salt ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1970-12-05
5.

Pufnstuf

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Jimmy (Jack Wild) ventures to Living Island with his magical, talking flute, Freddy. Once there, he befriends many of the island's inhabitants, but the evil Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes) is determined to steal Freddy the flute away from the boy to impress the visiting Witches' Council and win the Witch of the Year Award.

Starring: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Martha Raye, Cass Elliot, Billy Barty, Jane Dulo, Allison McKay, Felix Silla, Johnny Silver, Lou Wagner ..
Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
Release date: 1970-06-03
6.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Under hypnosis while trying to quit smoking, Daisy Gamble revisits past lives and different personalities.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden, Simon Oakland, Jack Nicholson, John Richardson, Pamela Brown, Irene Handl, Roy Kinnear ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1970-06-17
7.

The Dunwich Horror

3.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Dr. Henry Armitage, an expert in the occult, goes to the old Whateley manor in Dunwich looking for Nancy Wagner, a student who went missing the previous night. He is turned away by Wilbur, the family's insidious heir, who has plans for the young girl. But Armitage won't be deterred. Through conversations with the locals, he soon unearths the Whateleys' darkest secret — as well as a great evil.

Starring: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner, Talia Shire, Barboura Morris, Sam Jaffe, Joanne Moore Jordan, Donna Baccala, Michael Fox ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1970-01-14
8.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

An ancient tribe attempts to sacrifice Sanna as an offering to the Sun god to save their tribe from dinosaurs. Tara, a young man from another tribe, saves Sanna and takes her along with him.

Starring: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley, Sean Caffrey, Magda Konopka, Imogen Hassall, Patrick Holt, Jan Rossini, Carol Hawkins ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1970-10-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Sole Survivor
9.

Sole Survivor

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1960, the ruins of an American bomber were found in the Libyan desert, but the remains of the crew were never located. In Guerdon Trueblood's teleplay, the ghosts of a bomber crew hang around their derelict plane, awaiting the day that their bones will be recovered and given a decent burial. The sole survivor, navigator Russell Hamner, has in the intervening 25 years become a General. He joins an investigation team that has come across the wreckage, while the ghosts, headed by Major Devlin, plot to expose Hamner as a coward who deserted his post and left his crew mates to die.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, William Shatner, Lou Antonio, Lawrence P. Casey, Dennis Cooney, Patrick Wayne, Brad David, Alan Caillou, Timur Bashtu ..
Directed by: Paul Stanley
Release date: 1970-01-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Fluctuations
10.

Fluctuations

2.8
4.8/10 IMDB

A bizarre don't-even-try-to-make-sense-of-it bombardment of sexual imagery that plays like stream of consciousness from a degenerate: threesomes, foursomes, lesbians, bondage, hair-whipping (!) and, believe it or not, even kung-fu. Avant-garde masterpiece or pure gutter trash? Perhaps both.

Starring: Sondra Bender, Eric Carlson, Larry Carto, Mary Drydock, Kim Lewid ..
Directed by: Joel Landwehr
Release date: 1970-02-25
11.

Hercules in New York

2.7
3.3/10 IMDB

Hercules has grown tired of his life on Mount Olympus, and wishes to visit Earth. His father Zeus forbids such a voyage, but a misdirected thunderbolt sends Hercules tumbling down the mountain and into New York City, where he's befriended by Pretzie, who runs a pretzel cart in the park. As Hercules tries to make his way in the big city with Pretzie's help, he runs afoul of a crooked wresling promoter, gets mixed up with gangsters, rides his chariot through Times Square, descends into Hell, and dines at the Automat. Just as Hercules is getting used to life on Earth, his angry father decides it's time the boy came home, and Zeus sends Nemesis and a handful of other gods to retrieve him.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deborah Loomis, Taina Elg, James Karen, Arnold Stang, Rudy Bond, Ernest Graves, Tanny McDonald, Merwin Goldsmith, Richard Herd ..
Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Release date: 1970-02-23
12.

Santa and the Three Bears

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Two bear cubs want to meet Santa despite their mother telling them that Santa does not exist. With the help of the park ranger, their wish might come true!

Starring: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Christina Ferra-Gilmore, Bobby Riha ..
Directed by: Tony Benedict, Barry Mahon
Release date: 1970-11-07
13.

Cucumber Castle

2.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) and his brother Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb), and their dying father (Frankie Howerd). On his death bed, The King orders his kingdom divided into two halves, the Kingdom of Jelly and the Kingdom of Cucumbers. Before the king even dies, Prince Frederick declares himself "King of Cucumbers" and Prince Marmaduke becomes the “King of Jelly”. The film intersperses comedy sketches with Bee Gees songs plus performances by Lulu and Blind Faith with cameo appearances.

Starring: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Lulu, Spike Milligan, Vincent Price, Eleanor Bron, Pat Coombs, Ric Grech ..
Directed by: Hugh Gladwish
Release date: 1970-12-26
14.

This Is It

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

“[…] Then Broughton took Eden into his own backyard, filming his 2-year-old son Orion interacting with nature, with the elements, with Papa God in a treetop and Mother Earth inside a red ball. It’s in the film “This is It” (1971) that Broughton combines some of his Zen poems with baby “Adam” encountering the wisdom of the world: This is It This is really It This is all there is And It’s perfect as it is. There is nowhere to go but Here There is nothing Here but now There is nothing now but This And This is It.” (from: http://bigjoy.org/twirl/exploring-translucent-broughton-films/)

Starring: Orion Broughton ..
Directed by: James Broughton
Release date: 1970-11-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Shinbone Alley
15.

Shinbone Alley

2.1
5.5/10 IMDB

Suicidal poet Archy tries to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but awakens to find he has assumed the life of a cockroach and has become a part of a community of creatures living in a newspaper office. He also discovers that he can still write poetry, using a typewriter, and begins to enjoy his new life. Archy develops deep feelings for the lovely but self-destructive cat Mehitabel, but will have to fight to win her from bad-boy tomcat Bill.

Starring: Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, Alan Reed, John Carradine, Hal Smith, Joan Gerber, Sal Delano, Ken Sansom, Byron Kane ..
Directed by: John Wilson
Release date: 1970-06-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Jack and the Beanstalk
16.

Jack and the Beanstalk

2.0
3.7/10 IMDB

Retelling of the classic fairy tale, but from a decidedly 1960s point of view, complete with "groovy" dialogue.

Starring: Christopher Brooks, Mitch Poulos, Dorothy Stokes, Renato Boracherro, Sami Sims, George Wadsworth, John Loomis ..
Directed by: Barry Mahon
Release date: 1970-12-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Bizarre
17.

Bizarre

1.9
4.3/10 IMDB

An offbeat anthology film, mix of sex, horror and humor filmed in varied styles.

Starring: Richard Schulman, Janet Spearman, Dorothy Grumbar, Anthony Rowlands, Norma Eden, George Herbert, Kenneth Benda, Yvonne Quenet, Reid Anderson, Sylvia Delamere ..
Directed by: Antony Balch
Release date: 1970-03-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : The Amazing Transplant
18.

The Amazing Transplant

1.9
4.0/10 IMDB

A nice guy turns murderous after undergoing a penis transplant.

Starring: João Fernandes, Linda Southern, Larry Hunter, Olive Denneccio, Sandy Eden, Kim Pope, Bernard Marcel, Janet Banzet, Suzzan Landau, Uta Erickson ..
Directed by: Doris Wishman
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Mr. Superinvisible
19.

Mr. Superinvisible

1.8
4.2/10 IMDB

A superhero becomes invisible after he swallows an Indian potion.

Starring: Dean Jones, Philippe Leroy, Gastone Moschin, Ingeborg Schöner, Rafael Alonso, Roberto Camardiel, Luciano Pigozzi, Amalia de Isaura, Marco Morelli, Franco Ressel ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1970-09-17
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : The Affairs of Aphrodite
20.

The Affairs of Aphrodite

1.6
3.8/10 IMDB

The god Antiochus purchases a female slave for the gods Aphrodite and her brother Apollo. She is not only to perform the expected duties of a slave but is also to take part in the depraved sexual activities the two gods constantly engage in. What they don't know is that the slave is actually Sappho, the exiled Cretan queen. They buy another female slave, Katenga, and take them back to their home on Mount Olympus. When young Paris, who is in love with Sappho, hears about it, he shows up at Mount Olympus to try to rescue her, but fails and is taken prisoner by Aphrodite and Apollo, who use him in their perverted sexual games. Paris and Sappho seemingly go along with them, but are actually plotting their escape. Complications ensue.

Starring: Antoinette Maynard, Luanne Roberts, Monica Williamson, Rosemary Chalmers, Natalie Weston, Maryanne Hastings, Neola Graef ..
Directed by: Alain Patrick
Release date: 1970-04-29
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Didn’t You Hear?
21.

Didn’t You Hear?

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Kevin is wandering through the confused haze that most college students pass through at one time or another: lectures that make little - if any - sense, pranks by the fraternities and sororities, deep yet meaningless discussions on philosophy with ones friends. Through all of this, Kevin passes in and out of a dream-like fantasy world, in which he and his friends sail the ship 'Queen of Sheba' to a variety of islands, with natives both friendly and hostile.

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Cheryl Waters, Gary Busey, Jack Kosslyn, John Rice, Terence O'Brien, Jack Kosslyn, Mike Mickler, John Rice, James Farren ..
Directed by: Skip Sherwood
Release date: 1970-12-16
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Tiger Child
22.

Tiger Child

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

It was the time when fire got stolen by tigers so uncle tiger gets his sisters son to get back the fire but when he gets to the village he forgets what his uncle wanted and he asks all the villagers to help him but he likes the village so much and...instead of being a tiger he turns into a cat.....

Directed by: Donald Brittain
Release date: 1970-05-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1970 : Move
23.

Move

0.0
5.2/10 IMDB

A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Geneviève Waïte, John Larch, Joe Silver, Amy Thomson, Jeannie Berlin, Graham Jarvis, Ron O'Neal, Garrie Bean ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1970-07-31
24.

Hildur and the Magician

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

In a woodland, a foolish, bungling magician prepares a potion to aid Hildur, the fairy queen, in rescuing her ward, a princess, who has been abducted by a gnome. The wicked "mortal queen" has threatened the princess with death. By an accident, the magician's potion causes Hildur to become mortal, although subliminal recollections of her mystic existence remain to haunt her.

Starring: John Graham, Hildur Mahl, Patricia Jordan, Jim Yensan, Jani Novak, Roy Berger, Shelby Sache, Tres Berger, Sydney Droshin, Tito Patri ..
Directed by: Lawrence Jordan
Release date: 1970-03-14

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