Best Fantasy Movies of 1973

1.

O Lucky Man!

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Graham Crowden, Peter Jeffrey, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne, Philip Stone ..
Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
Release date: 1973-03-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : The Saragossa Manuscript
2.

The Saragossa Manuscript

3.7
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 : Steambath
3.

Steambath

3.0
7.8/10 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
4.

Lost Horizon

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La is a haven of peace and tranquility for world-weary diplomat Richard Conway. His ambitious brother, George, sees it as a prison from which he must escape, even if it means risking his life and bringing destruction to the ancient culture of Shangri-La.

Starring: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Bobby Van, James Shigeta, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1973-03-17
5.

Miracle on 34th Street

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Suzanne Davidson, Jim Backus, Roddy McDowall, Tom Bosley, David Doyle, Ellen Weston, Roland Winters ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1973-12-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Charley and the Angel
6.

Charley and the Angel

2.5
6.2/10 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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Poor Devil
7.

Poor Devil

2.4
5.4/10 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, Emily Yancy, Alan Manson ..
Directed by: Robert Scheerer
Release date: 1973-02-14
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : Gawain and the Green Knight
8.

Gawain and the Green Knight

2.4
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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1973 : The Borrowers
9.

The Borrowers

2.3
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
10.

Pegasus

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

A farmer accidentally creates a self-procreating iron Pegasus.

Directed by: Raoul Servais
Release date: 1973-01-01

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