Best Fantasy Movies of 1972



6.8/10 IMDB

Billy Pilgrim, a veteran of the Second World War, finds himself mysteriously detached from time, so that he is able to travel, without being able to help it, from the days of his childhood to those of his peculiar life on a distant planet called Tralfamadore, passing through his bitter experience as a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden, over which looms the inevitable shadow of an unspeakable tragedy.

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Holly Near, Perry King, Kevin Conway, Friedrich von Ledebur, Ekkehardt Belle ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1972-03-15


7.1/10 IMDB

Cathryn is suffering from schizophrenia and is haunted by hallucinations of apparitions. Her husband has his mind on other things, while her mental state is deteriorating. She is unable to define whether the people around her, like visitors to their house, are real or imaginary.

Starring: Susannah York, René Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais, Cathryn Harrison, John Morley, Barbara Baxley ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1972-12-18

The Amazing Mr. Blunden

6.8/10 IMDB

Mysterious old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in their squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitors. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years prior. The children prepare a magic potion that allows them to travel backwards in time to the era of the ghost children. Will the children be able to help their new friends and what will happen to them if they do?

Starring: Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick, Garry Miller, Rosalyn Landor, Marc Granger, Diana Dors, Dorothy Alison, James Villiers, Madeline Smith, David Lodge ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1972-12-07


5.7/10 IMDB

An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his deceased wife.

Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent, Charles Macaulay, Elisha Cook Jr., Emily Yancy, Ketty Lester, Lance Taylor Sr. ..
Directed by: William Crain
Release date: 1972-08-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Harvey


7.9/10 IMDB

Elwood P. Dowd's constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. However, when she decides to put Elwood in a mental institution, a mix-up occurs, and she finds herself committed instead. It's now up to Elwood and "Harvey" to straighten out the mess.

Starring: James Stewart, Helen Hayes, Marian Hailey, Dorothy Blackburn, Madeline Kahn, Jesse White, Richard Mulligan, John McGiver, Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1972-03-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

7.1/10 IMDB

Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

Starring: Nina Foch, Norman Lloyd, Blythe Danner, Will Geer, Gene Wilder, Joan Tompkins, Elisha Cook Jr., Pete Duel, Peter Kastner ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1972-01-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Bijou


7.3/10 IMDB

A construction worker steals an accident victim's purse and finds an invitation to a mysterious club called Bijou. There he enters a strange erotic world where dark fantasies become reality.

Starring: Bill Harrison, Cassandra Hart, Lydia Black, Robert Lewis, Peter Schneckenburger, Rocco Passalini, Michael Green, Bruce Shenton, Bill Cable, Wakefield Poole ..
Directed by: Wakefield Poole
Release date: 1972-10-01


5.9/10 IMDB

After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony of gargoyles living in some nearby caverns.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey, Scott Glenn, William Stevens, John Gruber, Woody Chambliss, Jim Connell, Timothy Burns ..
Directed by: Bill L. Norton
Release date: 1972-11-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Angels and Cherubs

Angels and Cherubs

6.6/10 IMDB

A tragic celestial-western that explores Adam and Eve's paradise from a surreal point of view.

Starring: Roberto Cañedo, Jorge Humberto Robles, Helena Rojo, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Cecilia Pezet, David Silva, Vicente Lara ..
Directed by: Rafael Corkidi
Release date: 1972-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

5.6/10 IMDB

An all-star cast highlights this vibrant musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's immortal tale. One day, plucky young Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole and discovers a world of bizarre characters.

Starring: Fiona Fullerton, Michael Crawford, Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Davy Kaye, William Ellis, Freddie Earlle ..
Directed by: William Sterling
Release date: 1972-11-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Boys in the Sand

Boys in the Sand

6.8/10 IMDB

Casey Donovan stars in this dream-like sex fantasy set in New York's notorious Fire Island. First, he crosses paths in the woods with Peter Fisk, then has poolside sex with Danny DiCioccio, before hooking up with Tommy Moore around the house.

Starring: Casey Donovan, Peter Fisk, Danny Di Cioccio, Tommy Moore ..
Directed by: Wakefield Poole
Release date: 1972-02-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Sex in the Comics

Sex in the Comics

5.2/10 IMDB

A Tijuana Bible was the original jack-off material of choice long before XXX magazines and stag films. Usually 8 pages in length and small enough to be hidden in a trouser pocket, these underground comics contained some great art. Sex in the Comics recreates these infamous dirty little secrets in live-action format.

Starring: Ric Lutze, Tricia Opal, Rick Cassidy, Nina Fause, Keith Erickson, Angela Carnon, Orita De Chadwick, Cyndee Summers, John Barnum, George Buck Flower ..
Directed by: Anthony Spinelli
Release date: 1972-12-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Frog Story

Frog Story

6.7/10 IMDB

Oscar nominated short film from 1972

Starring: Raynold Gideon, Gail Case, Pamela Susan Shoop, Cecil Reddick, Ron Johnson ..
Directed by: Ron Satlof
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Transformations


6.2/10 IMDB

A coven of witches gather in Vermont in a feminist collective’s transporting short that shakes off patriarchal scrutiny during the women’s ceremony, where they’re free to remake reality before our eyes. TRANSFORMATIONS creates an intoxicating alchemy from the witches’ interactions with nature: an attempt, as Hirschfeld remembers, to “use the act of filmmaking to heighten experience.”

Directed by: Barbara Hirschfeld
Release date: 1972-12-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

6.4/10 IMDB

Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. One of the minstrels, who has soothed the Mayor's daughter with his music, promises to rid the town of rats for the fee. The Mayor agrees, then renigs. In the morning, the plague, the Jew's trial, and the Piper's revenge come at once.

Starring: Donovan, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence, Roy Kinnear, John Hurt, Michael Hordern, Jack Wild, Peter Vaughan, Keith Buckley, Cathryn Harrison ..
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Release date: 1972-12-27

Garden of Luxor

5.7/10 IMDB

A silent avant-garde experience created by Derek Jarman, filled with superimposed images forming a whole picture. His palette consists mostly of reddish random images of Egypt and the pyramids; a strange garden destroyed from time to time by a man with a whip; a young peaceful man relaxing on the floor; other smoking and eating insects. This is Jarman's view of the Garden of Luxor and its mysteries. (IMDb)

Starring: Karl Bowen, Christopher Hobbs ..
Directed by: Derek Jarman
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Street of a Thousand Pleasures

Street of a Thousand Pleasures

4.5/10 IMDB

An American scientist prevents an attempt against an oil Sheik, who, in return, opens the gates of his harem to his saviour. There, nude girls invite him to explore their bodies. Has anyone escaped from the street of a thousand pleasures?

Starring: Uschi Digard, Joyce Mandel, Michelle Angelo, Adele Rein, Neola Graef, Maria Lease, John Tull, Cathy Crowfoot, Bambi Allen, Kathy Williams ..
Directed by: William Rotsler
Release date: 1972-04-19
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

5.7/10 IMDB

This movie takes place on the Isle of Jersey where a troubled wife has come to sort out the tumult of her life. She encounters a lighthouse-keeper there and they quickly become lovers. Together they flee to Scotland. One day they are making love on a beach when the lighthouse keeper dies. But that's only the beginning of the story.

Starring: Susan Hampshire, Frank Finlay, Michael Petrovitch, Michael Craze, Jack Lambert, Betty Duncan, David Garth, Marcia Fox ..
Directed by: Fred Burnley
Release date: 1972-11-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Dreamwood


5.7/10 IMDB

Dreamwood narrates the oniric quest of a modern argonaut in a mysterious island located somewhere on the borders of the unconscious.

Starring: Henry Taylor, Margo St. James, Diane Nelson, Roger Somers, Monica Taylor, Claxton Taylor ..
Directed by: James Broughton
Release date: 1972-03-16
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Savages


5.5/10 IMDB

A tribe of primitive "mudpeople" encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a weekend party. There follows an allegory of upper-class behavior. At last, they begin to devolve toward their original status, and after a battle at croquet, they disappear into the woods.

Starring: Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine, Thayer David, Susan Blakely, Russ Thacker, Salome Jens, Margaret Brewster, Neil Fitzgerald, Eva Saleh, Ultra Violet ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1972-06-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : A Thief in the Night

A Thief in the Night

4.6/10 IMDB

Patty, a young woman caught up in living for the present with little concern for the future, awakens one day to find her husband missing and the radio reporting that millions of people around the globe have mysteriously vanished. As dramatic, earth-shaking events begin to unfold around her, Patty realizes she is living in the end times spoken of in biblical prophecy.

Starring: Patty Dunning, Mike Niday, Colleen Niday, Maryann Rachford, Thom Rachford, Duane Coller, Russ Doughten, Clarence Balmer, Gareld L. Jackson ..
Directed by: Donald W. Thompson
Release date: 1972-01-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

5.3/10 IMDB

Strange things start to happen when Mr Dark's Pandemonium Carnival arrives in Greentown.

Starring: Ben Clennell, Mark Ashman, Tony Collins, Jenny Glennell, Glen Dunderdale, Les Scott, Greg Page, Tony Collins, Sarah Gordy ..
Directed by: Colin Finbow
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Blood Sabbath

Blood Sabbath

4.1/10 IMDB

A young man named David unknowingly ventures into a land controlled by the powerful witch queen, Alotta, and her coven. Every year the local villagers must offer a child to the queen in order to maintain a pact of peace. But David has fallen in love with a river nymph named Yyala and he cannot have a relationship with her as long as he has a soul. So, he offers his soul to Alotta in exchange for the life of a sacrificial child. Now David and Yyala can be together, but if Yyala ever abandons him, his life belongs to the witch...

Starring: Anthony Geary, Susan Damante, Sam Gilman, Steve Gravers, Dyanne Thorne, Susan Landis, Samra Harvey, Mary Lind, Felice Darvey, Ramona Timberlake ..
Directed by: Brianne Murphy
Release date: 1972-01-01

A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan

6.4/10 IMDB

Jamaa Fanaka’s first project plays off the Blaxploitation’s genre conventions, an adaption of Goethe’s “Faust” presented with a non-synchronous soundtrack and superimposed over a remake of Super Fly (1972). Often out of focus with an overactive camera, the film immediately exudes nervous energy, but unlike Priest’s elegant cocaine consumption in Super Fly, Willie’s arm gushes blood as he injects heroin. A morality tale in two reels. —Jan-Christopher Horak

Starring: Jamaa Fanaka, Carmen Gordon, Boots ..
Directed by: Jamaa Fanaka
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Aphrodisiac


4.6/10 IMDB

Eccentric Professor Leviticus Wirtsus is obsessed with crossbreeding animals of different species. His research leads Wirtsus to discover a LSD-type substance called Fongaluli

Starring: Persephone Black, Susie Sunshine, Emaye Callan, Don Crosby, Zona La Pointe, Ultramax, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, Eduardo Cemano, Helen Madigan ..
Directed by: Eduardo Cemano
Release date: 1972-11-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : A Clockwork Blue

A Clockwork Blue

4.0/10 IMDB

Hapless researcher Homer travels through time, jumping through the erotic history of civilization.

Starring: Tracy Handfuss, Maria Arnold, Suzanne Fields, Mady Maguire, Rene Bond, Jane Allyson, John Vincent, Sebastian Brook, Ray Sebastian, Donn Greer ..
Directed by: Eric Jeffrey Haims
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Waltz of the Bat

Waltz of the Bat

5.3/10 IMDB

The Bee, a female superhero, tries to thwart the plans of the diabolical arch-villain the Bat.

Starring: Barry Vane, Kandi Johnson, Tyler Reynolds, Mira Vane, Molly Seagrim ..
Directed by: Rick Beaty
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

1.3/10 IMDB

Santa Claus finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve.

Starring: Jay Ripley, Shay Garner, Pat Morrell, Ruth McMahon, Heather Hughes ..
Directed by: R. Winer
Release date: 1972-11-18

The Red Baron

0.0/10 IMDB

This animated feature casts the Red Baron as a hero, in a world of heroic anthropomorphic dogs and villainous anthropomorphic cats.

Starring: Allen Swift, Bob McFadden, Rhoda Mann, Bradley Bolke ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1972-12-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : The Pill

The Pill

8.7/10 IMDB

A visually beautiful burlesque fantasy about a fountain-of-youth pill and its effects on Getz, a down-and-out Tel Aviv night-club singer.

Starring: Idit Astruck, Yossi Banai, Shraga Friedman, Zaharira Harifai, Avner Hizkiyahu, Hilda Anat Shapira, Gideon Singer ..
Directed by: David Perlov
Release date: 1972-01-01

The Aquarian

0.0/10 IMDB

Melodrama centering on a man who has found the secret of leaving his body. A man uses his own mental powers to control one of the largest fortunes known to man.

Starring: Joan Collins, Richard Todd, Franco Nero, Jan Murray ..
Release date: 1972-01-01

Les rendez-vous en forêt

0.0/10 IMDB

French experimental film by Alain Fleischer.

Starring: Heinz Bennent, Heinz Bennent, Renée Gardès, Catherine Jourdan, Maria Meriko, Lawrence Trimble ..
Directed by: Alain Fleischer
Release date: 1972-06-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1972 : A Dream of Body

A Dream of Body

0.0/10 IMDB

This is the story of Ted, a dreamer whose secret desires come to life as he encounters a variety of men and escapes into elaborate sexual fantasies.

Starring: Bob Weaver, Duane Ferguson, Burt Kelly, Ted Lee, Ralph Martin, Clark King, Larry Hannify, Garth Lennox, Marty Oliver, David August ..
Directed by: Pat Rocco, Scott Masters
Release date: 1972-11-23

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