Best Fantasy Movies of 1976


The Tenant

7.6/10 IMDB

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Starring: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Bernard Fresson, Shelley Winters, Gérard Jugnot, Josiane Balasko, Raoul Guylad, Lila Kedrova, Jo Van Fleet ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1976-05-26

Freaky Friday

6.3/10 IMDB

School girl Annabel is hassled by her mother, and Mrs. Andrews is annoyed with her daughter, Annabel. They both think that the other has an easy life. On a normal Friday morning, both complain about each other and wish they could have the easy life of their daughter/mother for just one day and their wishes come true as a bit of magic puts Annabel in Mrs. Andrews' body and vice versa. They both have a Freaky Friday.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, John Astin, Patsy Kelly, Dick Van Patten, Vicki Schreck, Sorrell Booke, Alan Oppenheimer, Ruth Buzzi, Kaye Ballard ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1976-12-17

King Kong

5.9/10 IMDB

In this remake of the 1933 classic, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of a giant ape and brings him back to New York to exploit him.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin, John Randolph, René Auberjonois, Julius Harris, Jack O'Halloran, Ed Lauter, John Agar, Jorge Moreno ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1976-09-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : The Slipper and the Rose

The Slipper and the Rose

6.9/10 IMDB

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-fin

Starring: Gemma Craven, Margaret Lockwood, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans, Christopher Gable, Annette Crosbie, Kenneth More, Sherrie Hewson, John Turner, Rosalind Ayres ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1976-03-24

Rudolph's Shiny New Year

6.6/10 IMDB

Rudolph must find Happy, the baby new year, before the midnight of New Year's Eve.

Starring: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary, Paul Frees, Billie Mae Richards, Don Messick, June Foray, Iris Rainer ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1976-12-10

Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy

6.2/10 IMDB

Alice offends her would-be lover William by rejecting his advances. Upset, she falls asleep reading Alice in Wonderland. The white rabbit appears to her in a dream and takes her into a sexual wonderland. The story loosely follows Carroll's original plot, and includes many of his characters, but with considerable sexual license.

Starring: Kristine DeBell, Alan Novak, Juliet Graham, Larry Gelman, Bruce Finklesteen, Bucky Searles, Ron Nelson, John Lawrence, Jason Williams, J.P. Paradine ..
Directed by: Bud Townsend
Release date: 1976-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

7.1/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, handsome Dorian Gray (Peter Firth) makes a Faustian deal that his portrait painted by Basil Hallward (Jeremy Brett) will age while he remains young. But his vain bargain eventually leads to murder and destroys Gray's life. This 1976 installment of the BBC's long-running "Play of the Month" television series co-stars Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Judi Bowker and John Gielgud as Lord Henry Wotton.

Starring: Peter Firth, John Gielgud, Judi Bowker, Jeremy Brett, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Nan Munro, Mark Dignam, Michael Barrington, Gillian Raine, Nicholas Ball ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1976-09-19
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

5.4/10 IMDB

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson, Robert Morley, Harry Andrews, Todd Lookinland, Patsy Kensit, Margarita Terekhova, Oleg Popov ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1976-04-05

At the Earth's Core

5.0/10 IMDB

A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like birds, and man-eating plants.

Starring: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James, Sean Lynch, Keith Barron, Helen Gill, Anthony Verner, Robert Gillespie ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1976-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Multiple Orgasm

Multiple Orgasm

6.2/10 IMDB

A hand plays with a vagina as the same scene drifts over a sea of erotic rock formations.

Directed by: Barbara Hammer
Release date: 1976-12-09

The Shaggy D.A.

5.8/10 IMDB

Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog catcher.

Starring: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn, Jo Anne Worley, Dick Van Patten, Shane Sinutko, Vic Tayback, John Myhers, Richard Bakalyan ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1976-12-17
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

6.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee, Patricia Quinn, Michael Harbour, William Relton ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1976-12-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

6.7/10 IMDB

Peter Pan is a 1976 musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, produced for television as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Mia Farrow as Peter Pan and Danny Kaye as Captain Hook, and with Sir John Gielgud narrating. Julie Andrews sang one of the songs, "Once Upon a Bedtime", off-camera over the opening credits. It aired on NBC at 7:30pm on Sunday, December 12, 1976, capping off the program's 25th year on the air. The program did not use the score written for the highly successful Mary Martin version which had previously been televised many times on NBC. Instead, it featured 14 new and now forgotten songs, written for the production by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse.

Starring: Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Virginia McKenna, Julie Andrews, John Gielgud, Briony McRoberts, Tony Sympson, Joe Melia, Ian Sharrock ..
Directed by: Dwight Hemion
Release date: 1976-12-12
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : The Mysterious Monsters

The Mysterious Monsters

6.4/10 IMDB

One of the many notorious 70's "unknown" documentaries, The Mysterious Monsters covers topics such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Pictures, sounds, and videos of these two monsters are examined by Peter Graves, the host. Psychics, hypnotism, and the history of Bigfoot in many ancient cultures is also scrutinized.

Starring: Peter Graves, Peter Hurkos, William Stenberg, Sidney Walter, Jerilou Whelchel, Roger Patterson, Peter C. Byrne, Grover Krantz, Adrian Shine, Robert W. Morgan ..
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Release date: 1976-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Baby Rosemary

Baby Rosemary

5.5/10 IMDB

After the death of her father, a beautiful, though traumatized, young woman enters a nightmare while awaiting his funeral.

Starring: Sharon Thorpe, Lesllie Bovee, Monique Cardin, Candida Royalle, John Leslie, Ken Scudder, Melba Bruce, John Seeman, Dale Meador ..
Directed by: John Hayes
Release date: 1976-07-01

Twentieth Century Oz

5.8/10 IMDB

Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic as the one she came from and learns she killed a young thug in the process. A gay clothier called the Good Fairy gives her a pair of red shoes as a reward to help her see the last concert of the Wizard, an androgynous rock singer. She is pursed by the thug's brother who attempts to rape her on several occasions. She also meets a dumb surfer, a heartless mechanic, and a cowardly biker.

Starring: Joy Dunstan, Graham Matters, Bruce Spence, Michael Carman, Gary Waddell, Robin Ramsay, Paula Maxwell, Ned Kelly, Lorraine West, Beris Underhill ..
Directed by: Chris Löfvén
Release date: 1976-07-29
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

5.1/10 IMDB

During a press conference, international star Nina remembers simpler times, flashing back to her days as a maid in a run-down Italian hotel. As a young woman, Nina befriends Contessa Sanziani, an elderly woman who entertains Nina with memories of her vibrant, wealthy life with Count Sanziani. Inspired by her tales of success, young Nina fantasizes about her own adventures and seeks to find the same excitement in her life.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liza Minnelli, Charles Boyer, Isabella Rossellini, Tina Aumont, Gabriele Ferzetti, Fernando Rey, Orso Maria Guerrini, Arnoldo Foà, Spiros Focás ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1976-10-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : 9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat

9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat

4.0/10 IMDB

A series of related episodes featuring the erotic escapades of a young New York heiress and the people associated with her.

Starring: Pauline LaMonde, Dominique Santos, Joy Silver, David Pirell, Shaker Lewis, Nicholas St. John, Tony Richards, Peggy Johnson, Abel Ferrara, Everett East ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1976-08-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : The Self Image Film (If Mirrors Could Speak)

The Self Image Film (If Mirrors Could Speak)

4.6/10 IMDB

A group of misbehaving children come across a magic mirror that, when they look into it, shows them as clowns and tries to convince them to change their disruptive behavior.

Directed by: Ted Zarpas
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

6.4/10 IMDB

Emmy and Bob motor down the highway in a 1950s Thunderbird convertible having sexual adventures along the way, including a vacation in Las Vegas.

Starring: Sharon Thorpe, John Leslie, Franklin Anthony, Spring Finley, Al Poe, John Stagliano, Desiree West ..
Directed by: Duncan Starr
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Mary's Incredible Dream

Mary's Incredible Dream

6.1/10 IMDB

Extremely rare, never repeated special starring Mary Tyler Moore, Ben Vereen, Doug Kershar, Arthur Fiedler, The Manhattan Transfer. “A special in which the vivacious Mary Tyler Moore acts out her wildest fantasies. Lot’s of big dance numbers reminds us that Mary started her career as a dancer. Moore sings and dances to rock, pop, and classical pieces in a show that's drawn from the Bible and fleshed out with allegory about man's creation, fall and rebirth. The show takes the form of surrealistic dream sequences that range from the fanciful to the solemn, and that have Mary playing the roles of angel, devil and woman." Manhattan Transfer does "Sympathy for the Devil," perhaps worth the price of admission right there.”

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Ben Vereen, Doug Kershaw, Arthur Fiedler, Tim Hauser, Laurel Masse, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, Harvey Cohen, Randy Doney ..
Directed by: Eugene McAvoy, Jaime Rogers
Release date: 1976-01-22
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Kinkorama


5.7/10 IMDB

Lasse Braun's kinky tale involving a woman seeking psychiatric advice and XXX flashbacks describe her nymphomania issues!

Starring: Jenny Baxter, Gloria Leonard, Peter Andrews, J. C. Bertin, Claudine Beccarie, Brigitte Maier, Anita Berglund, Guy Bonnafoux, Willy Braque, Bent Rohweder ..
Directed by: Lasse Braun, Mike Kanner
Release date: 1976-08-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : One of a Kind

One of a Kind

5.4/10 IMDB

A man happens to buy a very special accordion. Its music makes any woman incredibly horny and lustful, makes her forget about everything and just yield to temptation, no matter what. Maybe this is hard to believe, but as soon as the new accordion owner tried it out he knew it was true. His fiancee was the first to lose her mind, then her friends experienced the magic of the accordion, and that was only the beginning.

Starring: Annette Haven, Bonnie Holiday, Desiree West, Laura Bourbon, Lesllie Bovee, Linda Wong, Melba Bruce, Mimi Morgan, Sharon Thorpe, Carlos Tobalina ..
Directed by: Carlos Tobalina
Release date: 1976-05-21
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy

9 Lives of a Wet Pussy

0.0/10 IMDB

Pauline is a wealthy and married New York heiress who embarks on a series of sexual encounters with various people.

Starring: Pauline LaMonde, Dominique Santos, Joy Silver, David Pirell, Shaker Lewis, Nicholas St. John, Tony Richards, Peggy Johnson, Abel Ferrara, Everett East ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1976-08-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

0.0/10 IMDB

The plot revolves around Alice (Kristine De Bell), a librarian who falls asleep reading the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and dreams of the White Rabbit (Larry Gelman), whom she follows into Wonderland, where she begins to experiment with her unexplored sexuality. Through a series of sexual encounters, Alice loses her sexual inhibitions and allows herself to become sexually liberated. The film is a softcore erotic comedy with orchestrated musical numbers which move the plot forward, and contribute to the film's humor.

Starring: Kristine DeBell ..
Directed by: Bud Townsend
Release date: 1976-06-11
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott

0.0/10 IMDB

A pastel animation produced by Sheila Graber based on the Victorian ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With commentary by Francis Carr the film loosely tells the Arthurian legend of Elaine of Astolat, a woman living in isolation inside a tower who sees the world through the reflections in a mirror.

Starring: Francis Carr ..
Directed by: Sheila Graber
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

0.0/10 IMDB

An erotic musical comedy film loosely based on Lewis Carroll's 1865 book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The film expands the original story to include sex and broad adult humor, as well as original songs.

Starring: Kristine DeBell, Larry Gelman, Alan Novak, Terri Hall, Jason Williams, Ron Nelson, Bucky Searles, Gila Havana, J.P. Paradine, Bree Anthony ..
Directed by: Bud Townsend
Release date: 1976-12-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1976 : 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy

9 Lives of a Wet Pussy

0.0/10 IMDB

Pauline is a wealthy and married New York heiress who embarks on a series of sexual encounters with various people.

Starring: Pauline LaMonde, Dominique Santos, Joy Silver, David Pirell, Shaker Lewis, Nicholas St. John, Tony Richards, Peggy Johnson, Abel Ferrara, Everett East ..
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Release date: 1976-08-20

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