Best Fantasy Movies of 1978

1.

Heaven Can Wait

4.9
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
2.

The Lord of the Rings

4.7
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
3.

The Wiz

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Dorothy Gale, a shy kindergarten teacher, is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home.

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Theresa Merritt, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Mabel King, Thelma Carpenter, Stanley Greene ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1978-10-24
4.

Return from Witch Mountain

3.8
5.9/10 IMDB

Tony and Tia 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 and his partner in crime, Letha, 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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1978 : Witch's Night Out
5.

Witch's Night Out

3.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of kids who love monsters into actual monsters.

Starring: Gilda Radner, Catherine O'Hara, John Leach, John Leach, John Leach, John Leach, Naomi Leach ..
Directed by: John Leach
Release date: 1978-10-27
6.

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
Best Fantasy Movies of 1978 : Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
7.

Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang

3.3
6.2/10 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 Désy, Walter Massey, John Wildman ..
Directed by: Theodore J. Flicker
Release date: 1978-12-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1978 : The Water Babies
8.

The Water Babies

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.

Starring: James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw, Tommy Pender, Samantha Gates, Joan Greenwood, David Tomlinson, Jon Pertwee, David Jason, Una Stubbs ..
Directed by: Lionel Jeffries
Release date: 1978-01-01
9.

Warlords of Atlantis

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of Atlantis. The diving bell disabled, a deep sea monster attacks the boat. They are all dragged to the bottom of the sea where they meet the inhabitants of the lost continent, an advanced alien race that makes sailors their slaves.

Starring: Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Lea Brodie, John Ratzenberger, Cyd Charisse, Michael Gothard, Hal Galili, Derry Power, Donald Bisset ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1978-05-01
10.

Circle of Iron

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A young martial artist, Cord the Seeker, competes for and loses the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowlege held by a wizard named Zetan

Starring: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Eli Wallach, Anthony De Longis, Earl Maynard, Erica Creer, Michael M. Vendrell, Leo Whang ..
Directed by: Richard Moore
Release date: 1978-07-25

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