Best Fantasy Movies of 1983

1.

Twilight Zone: The Movie

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

This remake of four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone. Each is very true to its original, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control. The film consists of four chapters: 'Time Out' (directed by John Landis), 'Kick the Can' (Steven Spielberg), 'It's a Good Life' (Joe Dante), and 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' (George Miller).

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Bill Quinn, Scatman Crothers, Jeremy Licht, Donna Dixon, Bill Mumy ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante, John Landis
Release date: 1983-06-24
2.

Krull

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, David Battley, Bernard Bresslaw, Liam Neeson, John Welsh, Graham McGrath, Tony Church ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1983-07-29
3.

The Wind in the Willows

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

One spring, Mole decides that he can ignore the spring cleaning for a little longer, and begins a series of adventures with his new friend Rat. They go for a picnic on the riverbank, on a caravan expedition with Toad, until Toad switches allegiance to his new car and his reckless driving makes Mole and Rat search out Badger for help in curbing Toad's profligate habits. But Toad gets away from them and gets a 20-year sentence from the magistrate for theft, reckless driving, and Gross Impertinence. While Toad works his wiles on the jailer's daughter and escapes jail dressed as a washer woman, Badger tries to guard Toad Hall from the machinations of the Weasels and is badly beaten. And it requires a plan of attack and all four comrades to regain Toad Hall.

Starring: Richard Pearson, Michael Hordern, Ian Carmichael, David Jason, Beryl Reid, Una Stubbs, Jonathan Cecil, Brian Trueman, Edward Kelsey, Alan Bardsley ..
Directed by: Chris Taylor, Mark Hall
Release date: 1983-12-30
4.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?

Starring: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano, Vidal Peterson, Shawn Carson, Mary Grace Canfield, Richard Davalos, Jake Dengel, Jack Dodson ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1983-04-29
5.

Fire and Ice

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor, Sean Hannon, Leo Gordon, William Ostrander, Eileen O'Neill, Elizabeth Lloyd Shaw, Micky Morton, Tamarah Park ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1983-03-25
6.

Twice Upon a Time

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Two wannabe heroes and their friends must stop a madman from giving everyone nightmares.

Starring: Marshall Efron, James Cranna, Julie Payne, Hamilton Camp, Paul Frees, Judith Kahan, Gillian Gould, Geraldine Green, David Korty, Elma Barry Robertson ..
Directed by: John Korty, Charles Swenson
Release date: 1983-08-05
7.

Manimal

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty.

Starring: Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Anderson, Reni Santoni, Michael D. Roberts ..
Release date: 1983-09-30
8.

Rock & Rule

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.

Starring: Don Francks, Susan Roman, Paul Le Mat, Samantha Langevin, Dan Hennessey, Chris Wiggins, Greg Duffell, Brent Titcomb, Donny Burns, Martin Lavut ..
Directed by: Clive A. Smith
Release date: 1983-04-15
Best Fantasy Movies of 1983 : Big Bird in China
9.

Big Bird in China

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs, and meet the mischievous Monkey King.

Starring: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson ..
Directed by: Jon Stone
Release date: 1983-05-29
Best Fantasy Movies of 1983 : Little Red Riding Hood
10.

Little Red Riding Hood

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

A sheltered but adventurous young woman finds trouble when she encounters a wolf.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Bay, Diane Ladd, Darrell Larson, John Vernon ..
Directed by: Graeme Clifford
Release date: 1983-11-10

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