Best Fantasy Movies of 1978

1.

Eraserhead

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

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: 1978-02-03
2.

Heaven Can Wait

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the L.A. Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, James Mason, Jack Warden, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, R.G. Armstrong, Buck Henry, Vincent Gardenia, Joseph Maher ..
Directed by: Buck Henry, Warren Beatty
Release date: 1978-06-28
3.

The Lord of the Rings

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Starring: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt, Simon Chandler, Dominic Guard, Norman Bird, Michael Graham Cox, Anthony Daniels, David Buck ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1978-11-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1978 : Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
4.

Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Nobody ever listens to Jacob, so he always has to repeat himself. A trip to the grocery store leads to a misunderstanding and Jacob falls asleep hiding in a park. When he wakes up, he discovers that he is in trouble for insulting the store clerk. He is sent to a prison for children that is located on Slimer's Island and is run by the Hooded Fang, an ex-wrestler who outwardly hates children. Meanwhile, Child Power representatives the Intrepid Shapiro and Fearless O'Toole try to find the prison's hidden location to help free the children.

Starring: Stephen Rosenberg, Alex Karras, Guy L'Ecuyer, Joy Coghill, Earl Pennington, Claude Gai, Thor Bishopric, Victor D├ęsy, Walter Massey, John Wildman ..
Directed by: Theodore J. Flicker
Release date: 1978-12-01
5.

Jubilee

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Queen Elizabeth I visits late twentieth-century Britain to find a depressing landscape where life has changed since her time.

Starring: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson, Linda Spurrier, Jack Birkett, Hermine Demoriane, Neil Kennedy ..
Directed by: Derek Jarman
Release date: 1978-02-01
6.

Return from Witch Mountain

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) are other-worldly twins endowed with telekinesis. When their Uncle Bene drops them off in Los Angeles for an earthbound vacation, a display of their supernatural skill catches the eye of the nefarious Dr. Gannon (Christopher Lee) and his partner in crime, Letha (Bette Davis), who see rich possibilities in harnessing the children's gifts. They kidnap Tony, and Tia gives chase only to find Gannon is using her brother's powers against her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Jack Soo, Anthony James, Richard Bakalyan, Ward Costello, Christian Juttner, Brad Savage ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1978-03-10
7.

Dr. Strange

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.

Starring: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter, Anne-Marie Martin, Philip Sterling, John Mills, June Barrett, Sarah Rush, Diana Webster, Bob Delegall ..
Directed by: Philip DeGuere
Release date: 1978-09-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1978 : The Light Princess
8.

The Light Princess

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Based on a short story by George MacDonald, a princess experiences constant weightlessness.

Starring: Stacy Dorning, John Fortune, Irene Handl, George A. Cooper, Gwen Taylor, Anna Quayle, Terence Bayler, Annette Robertson, Anthony Higginson, Peter Bull ..
Directed by: Andrew Gosling
Release date: 1978-12-24
9.

Metamorphoses

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Several animated stories from "Metamorphoses," the Roman poet Ovid's narrative of legends, are presented.

Starring: Peter Ustinov ..
Directed by: Takashi Masunaga
Release date: 1978-05-03
Best Fantasy Movies of 1978 : 7 Into Snowy
10.

7 Into Snowy

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

San Francisco. Snowy is a rich and beautiful young woman, living with her stepmother Fedora, who treats her with disgust. She asks her servant and lover Rodney to seduce Snowy.

Starring: Abigail Clayton, Kay Parker, Paul Thomas, Kristine Heller, Bonnie Holiday, The Magnificent Seven, John Leslie, Richard Logan, Jeff Lyle, Turk Lyon ..
Directed by: Antonio Shepherd
Release date: 1978-01-25

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