Best Fantasy Movies of 1973


The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

6.8/10 IMDB

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map, and they mount a quest across the seas to solve the riddle of the map.

Starring: John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Douglas Wilmer, Martin Shaw, Grégoire Aslan, Kurt Christian, Takis Emmanuel, David Garfield, Ferdinando Poggi ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1973-12-20

O Lucky Man!

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 Europe.

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

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 : Steambath


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

Lost Horizon

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

Miracle on 34th Street

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

Charley and the Angel

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

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 : 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
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

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