Best Fantasy Movies of 1996


The Nutty Professor

5.6/10 IMDB

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up , plumped down Don Juan.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle, John Ales, Patricia Wilson, Jamal Mixon, Nichole McAuley, Hamilton von Watts ..
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 1996-06-26


6.1/10 IMDB

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers Doug a rather unusual solution to his problems: cloning.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Harris Yulin, Eugene Levy, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg, Richard Masur, Ann Cusack, John de Lancie, Judith Kahan ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 1996-07-19


5.7/10 IMDB

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.

Starring: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Jean Stapleton, Robert Pastorelli, Teri Garr, Wallace Langham, Joey Lauren Adams, John Hussey ..
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 1996-12-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

8.3/10 IMDB

There something funny about Jodie and Mark's grandparents' farm, but nobody's laughing, especially when twelve strange new scarecrows scare more than just the crows! Don't Go To Sleep: Matt Amsterdam wishes his family were different - until he wakes up from a nap in the attic to find that things are suddenly very different. Calling All Creeps: Ricky Beamer hopes for revenge when he puts a mean girl's phone number in a personal ad. But when he starts getting scary midnight calls, he's the one getting the creeps!

Starring: Heather Bertram, John E. Campbell, Bob Clout, Louise Nicol, Michael Copeman, Kris Lemche ..
Directed by: Randy Bradshaw
Release date: 1996-11-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

6.3/10 IMDB

A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin, Ryan Reynolds, Tobias Mehler, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Laura Harris, Kea Wong, Jo Bates ..
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1996-04-07

Gulliver's Travels

6.9/10 IMDB

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby.

Release date: 1996-02-04

Magic Temple

7.9/10 IMDB

The magical world of "Samadhi" is threatened by the evil forces of Ravenal and Sifu sends out three teenage boys to journey on the Magic Temple. Jubal, Sambag and Omar, each with their own unique power battles the threat to the world of "Samadhi" and along the way faces many extraordinary things. The boys are sure to face a huge battle ahead of them but with the help of magical creatures they met along their journey, evil is eliminated and they learn the true value of camaraderie and believing in them selves to face any problem.

Starring: Jason Salcedo, Junell Hernando, Marc Solis, Anna Larrucea, Jun Urbano, Jackie Lou Blanco, Gina Pareño, Koko Trinidad, Aljon Jimenez, Cholo Escaño ..
Directed by: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes
Release date: 1996-12-25
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : PROBE: The Ghosts of Winterborne

PROBE: The Ghosts of Winterborne

6.1/10 IMDB

When the body of a victim from the Winterborne case goes missing and a black magic grimoire is stolen from a local museum Liz Shaw teams up with the disgraced former headmaster of Winterborne school, Gavin Purcell to fight it.

Starring: Caroline John, Louise Jameson, Peter Davison, Reece Shearsmith, Daniel Matthews ..
Directed by: Bill Baggs
Release date: 1996-10-31

Mrs. Santa Claus

6.8/10 IMDB

Mrs. Santa Claus is a 1996 American made-for-television musical fantasy-comedy film starring Angela Lansbury in the title role as Mrs. Claus, the wife of Santa Claus. The film was billed as the first original musical written for television since Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella in 1957. It was originally broadcast as a Hallmark Entertainment presentation on CBS on December 8, 1996.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Lynsey Bartilson, Bryan Murray, Terrence Mann, Debra Wiseman, Charles Durning ..
Directed by: Terry Hughes
Release date: 1996-12-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1996 : Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

4.5/10 IMDB

The magical story of a beautiful young girl named Beauty, whose family were at one time wealthy merchants and how through great family misfortune and drama she finds herself living in a palace, with a grotesque beast. During our tale, Beauty is visited by a kind fairy, but only in her dreams. Eventually Beauty breaks the spell which traps the beast and finds true love in the arms of a handsome Prince.

Starring: Tony Bellette, Joanna Moore, Robyn Moore, Paul Smyth ..
Directed by: Richard Slapczynski
Release date: 1996-06-29

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