Best Fantasy Movies of 1973


The Saragossa Manuscript

7.6/10 IMDB

An epic six-hour adaptation of Potocki's The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. Most famously filmed by Wojciech Has, this four part adaptation has the advantage of a vastly expanded running time, allowing for more of the novel to be incorporated >> shot on film, it was clearly a very expensive production and is equally spectacular in its own way.

Directed by: Philippe Ducrest
Release date: 1973-12-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Poor Devil

Poor Devil

5.3/10 IMDB

A young down on his luck resident of hell is given a chance to redeem himself by signing up a down on his luck retail accountant to sell his soul to Lucifer.

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Christopher Lee, Jack Klugman, Adam West, Gino Conforti, Madlyn Rhue, Ken Lynch, Buddy Lester ..
Directed by: Robert Scheerer
Release date: 1973-02-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : The Borrowers

The Borrowers

5.5/10 IMDB

An eight-year-old boy discovers a family of tiny people, only a few inches tall, living beneath the floorboards of a Victorian country home.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Judith Anderson, Tammy Grimes, Beatrice Straight, Barnard Hughes, Dennis Larson ..
Directed by: Walter C. Miller
Release date: 1973-12-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Bruka - Queen of Evil

Bruka - Queen of Evil

4.8/10 IMDB

A kung fu master battles an evil snake queen and her army of savage little people.

Starring: Rosemarie Gil, Etang Discher, Alex Lung, Yukio Someno, Romy Diaz, Sandra De Veyra, Michael Kwan, Charlie Davao, Connie Angeles ..
Directed by: Felix Villar, Yu Chi Lien
Release date: 1973-07-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Superzan y el niño del espacio

Superzan y el niño del espacio

2.6/10 IMDB

A youn alien comes to earth to teach humans how to live in peace.

Starring: Superzan, Caro Laniesti, Claudio Lanuza, Freddy Pecherelly, Antonio Almorza, Enrique Bremermann, Rolando Clausmann, Edgar Echevarria, Augusto Monterroso ..
Directed by: Rafael Lanuza
Release date: 1973-12-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : The Mislayed Genie

The Mislayed Genie

0.0/10 IMDB

After accidentally summoning up a genie (played by cult character actor Tobar Mayo), a sex-starved young man finds all of his erotic wishes can come true, but soon finds himself embroiled in time hopping orgies, gangster schemes, and other uproarious happenings, all while trying to score the girl of his dreams. Rene Bond co-stars as a sex-ed teacher whose students take 'family planning' a bit too literally in this never released on English language home video, sexploitation rarity.

Starring: Ann Ali, Franklin Anthony, Rene Bond, Patricia Burns, Con Covert, Margot Devletian, Diana Hardy, Jane Ingenito, Linda Kwan, Tobar Mayo ..
Directed by: Eric Jeffrey Haims
Release date: 1973-11-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Charley and the Angel

Charley and the Angel

0.0/10 IMDB

Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Harry Morgan, Kurt Russell, Cloris Leachman, Kathleen Cody, Vincent Van Patten, Scott C. Kolden, George Lindsey, Edward Andrews, Richard Bakalyan ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1973-03-23


0.0/10 IMDB

A reclusive Albertan DJ runs his popular pirate radio station in a remote farmhouse but begins to feel pressure from his romantic relationship with a fan and his producer who wants more mainstream content.

Directed by: David Acomba
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Steambath


7.9/10 IMDB

TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Stephen Elliott, Herb Edelman, Valerie Perrine, Kenneth Mars ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1973-05-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Gawain and the Green Knight

Gawain and the Green Knight

5.8/10 IMDB

The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

Starring: Murray Head, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Green, Anthony Sharp, Robert Hardy, David Leland, Murray Melvin, Tony Steedman, Ronald Lacey, Willoughby Goddard ..
Directed by: Stephen Weeks
Release date: 1973-06-01

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