Best Fantasy Movies of 1977



7.3/10 IMDB

First time father Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Roberts, Laurel Near, T. Max Graham, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Hal Landon Jr., Jean Lange ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1977-03-19

The Rescuers

6.9/10 IMDB

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Jim Jordan, John McIntire, Michelle Stacy, Bernard Fox ..
Directed by: John Lounsbery, Art Stevens, Wolfgang Reitherman
Release date: 1977-06-22

The Hobbit

6.7/10 IMDB

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from them by the evil dragon Smaug. The only problem is that Gandalf has told the dwarves that Bilbo is an expert burglar, but he isn't...

Starring: Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard, Theodore Gottlieb, Paul Frees, Don Messick, John Stephenson ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1977-11-27


6.3/10 IMDB

After the death of his mother, the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf discovers some long-lost military technologies. Full of ego and ambition, Blackwolf claims his mother's throne, assembles an army and sets out to brainwash and conquer Earth. Meanwhile, Blackwolf's gentle twin brother, the bearded and sage Avatar, calls upon his own magical abilities to foil Blackwolf's plans for world domination -- even if it means destroying his own flesh and blood.

Starring: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Mark Hamill, Jim Connell, Steve Gravers, Barbara Sloane, Angelo Grisanti, Hyman Wien ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1977-02-09

Pete's Dragon

6.3/10 IMDB

Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Peter Ustinov, Shelley Winters, Stefanie Powers, Terry-Thomas, Jane Kean ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1977-11-03


6.2/10 IMDB

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?

Starring: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Max Wall, Warren Mitchell, Rodney Bewes, John Bird, Bernard Bresslaw, Deborah Fallender, Derek Francis ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1977-03-28

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

6.3/10 IMDB

Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. Sinbad, his crew, the Princess and the transformed Prince travel to a distant land, fighting every obstacle Zenobia places in their path, to seek the advice of a legendary wise man who can possibly tell how to end the spell.

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Kurt Christian, Nadim Sawalha, Damien Thomas, Bruno Barnabe, Bernard Kay ..
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker
Release date: 1977-07-15


7.5/10 IMDB

On the eve of his 78th birthday, the ailing, alcoholic writer Clive Langham spends a painful and sleepless night mentally composing and recomposing scenes for a novel in which characters based on his own family are shaped by his fantasies and memories, alongside his caustic commentary on their behaviour.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner, Denis Lawson, Elaine Stritch, Cyril Luckham, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Peter Arne, Tanya Lopert ..
Directed by: Alain Resnais
Release date: 1977-01-25

Oh, God!

6.6/10 IMDB

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Starring: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Bellamy, William Daniels, Barnard Hughes, Paul Sorvino, Barry Sullivan, Dinah Shore ..
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Release date: 1977-10-07

Desperate Living

7.0/10 IMDB

A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Starring: Liz Renay, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey, Mary Vivian Pearce, Jean Hill, Brook Yeaton, Karen Gerwig, Jay Allan, Al Strapelli ..
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 1977-05-27

Audrey Rose

5.8/10 IMDB

A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, Susan Swift, John Hillerman, Robert Walden, Philip Sterling, Stephen Pearlman, Ivy Jones, Aly Wassil ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1977-04-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Halloween Is Grinch Night

Halloween Is Grinch Night

6.4/10 IMDB

When the sour-sweet wind starts blowing again, the Whos retreat to their homes because they know the Grinch will soon be a'prowlin. Young Eukariah Who has to make a trip to the Euphemism (outhouse), when the wind blows him away to a confrontation with the gruesome Grinch. Eukariah decides that the Grinch must be stopped, so he faces his fears and confronts the Grinch and his spooks.

Starring: Hans Conried, Hal Smith, Gary Shapiro, Irene Tedrow, Jack DeLeon, Henry Gibson, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin, Barrington Bunce
Release date: 1977-10-29

The White Buffalo

6.1/10 IMDB

In this strange western version of Moby Dick, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier towns and beautifully desolate high country - before improbably teaming up with a young Crazy Horse to pursue the creature.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak, Clint Walker, Stuart Whitman, Slim Pickens, John Carradine, Cara Williams, Shay Duffin ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1977-05-01

Petey Wheatstraw

6.1/10 IMDB

Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as the afterbirth to a watermelon, the young Wheatstraw becomes a martial artist, but is unable to best the evil comedy team of Leroy and Skillet, who also indulge in wholesale murder. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his clock-stoppingly ugly daughter to give him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen.

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Sy Richardson, Jimmy Lynch, Leroy Daniels, Ernest Mayhand, Ebony Wright, Steve Gallon, G. Tito Shaw, Ted Clemmons, Marvin Jones ..
Directed by: Cliff Roquemore
Release date: 1977-11-01

Exorcist II: The Heretic

3.8/10 IMDB

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?

Starring: Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones, Ned Beatty, Belinda Beatty, Rose Portillo ..
Directed by: John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg
Release date: 1977-06-17

Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure

6.6/10 IMDB

Raggedy Ann and Andy leave their playroom to rescue Babette, a beautiful French doll kidnapped by a pirate.

Starring: Mark Baker, Didi Conn, Claire Williams, Fred Stuthman, Niki Flacks, George S. Irving, Arnold Stang, Joe Silver, Alan Sues, Marty Brill ..
Directed by: Richard Williams
Release date: 1977-04-01

The People That Time Forgot

5.4/10 IMDB

A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie, Thorley Walters, Shane Rimmer, Tony Britton, John Hallam, David Prowse, Milton Reid ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1977-07-06

The Return of the Incredible Hulk

7.0/10 IMDB

On the run and presumed dead by the authorities, David Banner, using the name 'Benton', continues in his efforts to find a cure. He accidentally finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill a young, crippled girl so her unscrupulous relatives can inherit the family fortune.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Laurie Prange, Dorothy Tristan, John McLiam, William Daniels, Gerald McRaney, Mills Watson, Ted Cassidy ..
Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Release date: 1977-11-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town

The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town

7.0/10 IMDB

The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny: Sunny, a baby rabbit found and adopted by Kidville (a town of only kids--even a kid mailman). And when Sunny goes delivering eggs to the nearby town (which he has to dye to fool Gadzooks, the mean bear on the mountain), he discovers that there are no kids in the town, and that the rightful (kid) ruler is being suppressed by his aunt. But the young king likes Sunny's dyed eggs and jelly beans. So Kidsville, with the help of an old train engine, makes a few plans (and a decoy chocolate rabbit) to distribute them.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant, Bob McFadden, Ron Marshall, Meg Sargent, James Spies, Laura Dean ..
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Release date: 1977-04-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

7.0/10 IMDB

Orson Welles reads the poem especially for this film by Larry Jordan, which is dedicated to the late Wallace Berman, and is made possible by a grant from The National Endowment Of The Arts.

Starring: Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Lawrence Jordan
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child

6.8/10 IMDB

A mouse and his child, the two parts of a single small wind-up toy, go on a quest to become "self-winding".

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Cliff Norton, Cliff Osmond, Alan Barzman, Marcy Swenson, Regis Cordic, Mel Leven, Maitzi Morgan, Neville Brand, Andy Devine ..
Directed by: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf
Release date: 1977-11-18

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

4.3/10 IMDB

At the edge of a grand estate, near a crumbling old mansion lies a strange stone building with just a single room. In the room there lies a bed. Born of demonic power, the bed seeks the flesh, blood and life essence of unwary travelers… Three pretty girls arrive on vacation, searching for a place to spend the night. Instead, they tumble into nightmares – and the cruel, insatiable hunger of the Bed!

Starring: Demene E. Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter, Linda Bond, Patrick Spence-Thomas, Rosa Luxemburg, Dave Marsh, Ed Oldani, Dessa Stone, Marshall Tate ..
Directed by: George Barry
Release date: 1977-10-26
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

5.5/10 IMDB

Based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift and built around the Lilliput and Blefuscu episode. It was made partly in live action and partly animated.

Starring: Richard Harris, Catherine Schell ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers

Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers

5.6/10 IMDB

Fast-paced, almost plotless rock and roll film musical set during a crazy night in the lives of a dozen or more teenagers.

Starring: Serena, Tony Conn, Christine DeShaffer, Lynne Margulies, Rollin' Colin Winsky, Jerry Sikorski, Mabel Joy, Larry Conn, Laszlo Ozlips, Tracy Handfuss ..
Directed by: Johnny Legend, Tom Denucci
Release date: 1977-05-06


5.0/10 IMDB

A young woman who works in a beauty parlor discovers that she has a unique and special talent, which causes her no end of trouble.

Starring: Candice Rialson, Larry Gelman, Jane Kean, Perry Bullington, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Hoppenfeld, Robert Lipton, Rip Taylor, Irwin Corey, Sandra Gould ..
Directed by: Tom DeSimone
Release date: 1977-02-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Mary! Mary!

Mary! Mary!

5.7/10 IMDB

Businessman John Leslie is faced with premature ejaculation and sells his soul to the Devil for an all-powerful aphrodisiac that gives him super human endurance. Now the problem is that he just can’t say no to anyone. The sex becomes so great that the Devil himself soon becomes jealous.

Starring: Constance Money, John Leslie, Jon Martin, Sandy Pinney, Angela Haze, Ken Scudder, Rene Bond, Kent Hall, Tyler Reynolds, Lucia Lenki ..
Directed by: Bernard Morris
Release date: 1977-02-14

End of the World

3.1/10 IMDB

After witnessing a man's death in a bizzare accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Sue Lyon, Kirk Scott, Dean Jagger, Lew Ayres, Macdonald Carey, Liz Ross, Jon Van Ness ..
Directed by: John Hayes
Release date: 1977-08-01

The Magnificent Major

7.8/10 IMDB

A young girl learns the importance of reading, when she ends up in a dystopian future where reading is banned.

Starring: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Anthony Mucci, Renee Haynes, John Nevitt, Alex Paez, Paul Ganatt, Issac Asimov, Isaac Asimov ..
Directed by: Nick De Noia
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

7.5/10 IMDB

While traveling to meet with the Hessian King, the famed Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, travel through an enchanted forest where they find themselves trapped in the world of their fairy tales.

Starring: Dean Jones, Paul Sand, Sorrell Booke, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Chita Rivera, Gary Morgan ..
Directed by: Norman Campbell
Release date: 1977-11-23
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Daydream Therapy

Daydream Therapy

6.8/10 IMDB

Daydream Therapy is set to Nina Simone’s haunting rendition of “Pirate Jenny” and concludes with Archie Shepp’s “Things Have Got to Change.” Filmed in Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey by activist-turned-filmmaker Bernard Nicolas as his first project at UCLA, this short film poetically envisions the fantasy life of a hotel worker whose daydreams provide an escape from workplace indignities. —Allyson Nadia Field

Starring: Gay Abel-Bey, Marva Anderson, Larry Bell, Jeff Cox, Keith Taylor ..
Directed by: Bernard Nicolas
Release date: 1977-07-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : The Believer's Heaven

The Believer's Heaven

3.0/10 IMDB

The third and final evangelical cinema collaboration between Rev. Estus Pirkle and directors Ron and June Ormond depicts the glory of Heaven - with a clear warning for what awaits sinners.

Starring: Estus W. Pirkle, Robert G. Lee, Jack Hyles, Carl Lackey, Tim Ormond, Robert G. Lee ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond
Release date: 1977-01-01

Cinderella 2000

3.4/10 IMDB

In the year 2047, sex is forbidden and Big Brother uses robots to keep an eye on everyone. One young girl tries to outwit the government so she can be with the man she loves.

Starring: Catharine Burgess, Jay B. Larson, Vaughn Armstrong, Renee Harmon, Erwin Fuller, Bhurni Cowans, Adina Ross, Eddie Garetti, Olivia Michelle, Art Cacaro ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1977-05-13
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Daddy's Little Girl

Daddy's Little Girl

5.9/10 IMDB

Laura and her girlfriend Gilda are at Laura's playing Monopoly when Laura's dad comes home from work. Gilda finds herself attracted to him, and since the feeling is mutual, they get together. Later, when a repairman arrives at the house to do some work, Laura and Gilda come up with a job for him he wasn't counting on.

Starring: Laura Bourbon, Joan Devlon, John Leslie, Joey Silvera, Desiree West ..
Release date: 1977-03-04
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : The Starlets

The Starlets

5.6/10 IMDB

An inside look at the most exclusive sex club in Hollywood, and the beautiful actresses who will do anything to screw their way to the top.

Starring: Laurien Dominique, Monique Cardin, Desiree West, Spring Finley, Susan Devlin, Moira Benson, Melba Bruce, Judy DeWitt, John Leslie, Tyler Reynolds ..
Directed by: Daniel L. Symmes, Joseph Tebber
Release date: 1977-06-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Cracking Up

Cracking Up

3.5/10 IMDB

What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this hypothetical disaster.

Starring: Michael Mislove, Prairie Prince, Peter Bergman, Phil Proctor, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Edie McClurg, Fred Willard, Jim Staahl, Tino Insana ..
Directed by: Rowby Goren, Chuck Staley
Release date: 1977-07-01

Star Wars 4K77

0.0/10 IMDB

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader. This is the TEAMNEGATIVE1 4K restoration version from an original 1977 35mm negative. No CGI added, raw original release only!

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse ..
Release date: 1977-05-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Star Wars Despecialized Edition

Star Wars Despecialized Edition

0.0/10 IMDB

Born out of frustrated fans’ failed attempts to convince George Lucas to release the unaltered theatrical versions of the Star Wars Original Trilogy films (Episodes IV, V, & VI), the online forum community built around a popular petition hosted at turned to discussion of fan edits as a means to obtain their shared goal without Lucas’ help. Eventually, a fan restoration project led by Harmy as the primary video editor resulted in the Despecialized Edition (abbreviated as “DEED” or “DE”).

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, James Earl Jones ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1977-05-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : The Experiencer

The Experiencer

0.0/10 IMDB

After taking a wrong turn, a young man somehow falls into a mysterious cave and becomes hopelessly lost. As he searches for a way out, the journey he experiences forces him to confront the deepest parts of himself.

Starring: Brian Helweg-Larsen, Chris Rachlin, Sean Dennien, Noel Witheford, Toby, Mike Connolly, Penni Allen, Kitson Smith, Tim Mitchell, Brian Thorne ..
Directed by: Brian Helweg-Larsen, Michael Kohler
Release date: 1977-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1977 : Mary! Mary!

Mary! Mary!

0.0/10 IMDB

Businessman John Leslie is faced with premature ejaculation and sells his soul to the Devil for an all-powerful aphrodisiac that gives him super human endurance. Now the problem is that he just can’t say no to anyone. The sex becomes so great that the Devil himself soon becomes jealous.

Directed by: Bernard Morris
Release date: 1977-02-14

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