Best Fantasy Movies of 1971

1.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?

Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Denise Nickerson, Leonard Stone, Julie Dawn Cole, Nora Denney, Peter Capell, Tim Brooke-Taylor ..
Directed by: Mel Stuart
Release date: 1971-06-29
2.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Cindy O'Callaghan, Roy Snart, Ian Weighill, Tessie O'Shea ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1971-10-07
3.

The Point

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Years ago, there was a place called The Land of Point, because everything in The Land of Point had one: the barns, the houses, the cars, everything, even the people. Everyone in The Land of Point had a point at the top of its head. Everyone, that is, except Oblio, who was born round-headed. Since he had no point, Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow, was banished to the Pointless Forest. Join them to see what wonders await these two intrepid travelers as they make their way on their amazing, song-filled journey of discovery!

Starring: Ringo Starr, Paul Frees, Lennie Weinrib, Buddy Foster, Joan Gerber, Mike Lookinland, Bill Martin, Alan Barzman, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Thicke ..
Directed by: Fred Wolf
Release date: 1971-02-02
Best Fantasy Movies of 1971 : Pink Narcissus
4.

Pink Narcissus

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

An erotic poem set in the fantasies of a young male prostitute.

Starring: Bobby Kendall, Donald L. Brooks, Charles Ludlam, Andrew Starr, Larry Rey, Don Brooks, Bobby Kendall, Charles Ludlam, Arthur Williams, Don Kvares ..
Directed by: James Bidgood
Release date: 1971-05-24
5.

Countess Dracula

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Hungary, XVII century. After being widowed, the old countess Elizabeth Nádasdy, of the Báthory lineage, fortunately discovers a way to become young again; but the price to be paid by those around her will be high and bloody.

Starring: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham, Patience Collier, Peter Jeffrey, Lesley-Anne Down, Andrea Lawrence, Susan Brodrick, Leon Lissek ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1971-01-31
6.

200 Motels

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.

Starring: The Mothers of Invention, Ringo Starr, Theodore Bikel, Keith Moon, Frank Zappa ..
Directed by: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa
Release date: 1971-11-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1971 : How Death Came to Earth
7.

How Death Came to Earth

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

How Death Came to Earth is a 14 minute cutout animation film by Ishu Patel produced in 1971 by the National Film Board of Canada. The film deals with an Indian myth of creation, and is notable for its trippy visual style.

Directed by: Ishu Patel
Release date: 1971-03-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1971 : Hour Glass
8.

Hour Glass

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

In the midst of the Black consciousness movement, a basketball player imagines his profession to that of a gladiator. After a series of reflections including his upbringing as a foster child of White Americans, he returns to his origins.

Starring: Mel Rosier ..
Directed by: Haile Gerima
Release date: 1971-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1971 : Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince
9.

Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince

3.0
8.0/10 IMDB

A retelling of the classic fairy tale of The Frog Prince featuring Kermit the Frog, Kermit's nephew Robin, Sweetums, and a princess cursed to say everything wackbards...I mean backwards.

Starring: Gordon Thomson, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Carl Banas, Jerry Juhl, Trudy Young ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1971-05-12
Best Fantasy Movies of 1971 : The Projectionist
10.

The Projectionist

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

A projectionist bored with his everyday life begins fantasizing about his being one of the superheroes he sees in the movies he shows.

Starring: Chuck McCann, Rodney Dangerfield, Ina Balin, Jára Kohout, Harry Hurwitz, Lucky Kargo, Sam Stewart, Alex Stevens, Robert Lee, Robert Staats ..
Directed by: Harry Hurwitz
Release date: 1971-01-17

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