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1940s Fantasy Movies

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Bambi(1942)

G
| 1h 10min | Animation, Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 2,002 votes)

Bambi's tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.

Alice in Wonderland(1949)

2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and puppets.

The Picture of Dorian Gray(1945)

NR
| 1h 50min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror
3.6/5 (with 71 votes)

Posing for a portrait, Dorian Gray talks with Lord Henry Wotton, who says that men should pursue their sensual longings, but laments that only the young get to do so. Taken with the idea, Dorian imagines a scenario in which the painting will age as he stays youthful. His wish comes true, and his boyish looks aid him as he indulges his every whim. But when a stunning revelation forces him to see what he's become, Dorian faces some very dangerous questions.

Fun and Fancy Free(1947)

3.2/5 (with 127 votes)

Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.

Make Mine Music(1946)

NR
| 1h 15min | Animation, Kids & Family, Music
2.9/5 (with 61 votes)

In the tradition of Fantasia, Make Mine Music is a glorious collection of nine musically charged animated shorts featuring such fun-filled favorites as "Peter And The Wolf", narrated by the beloved voice behind Winnie The Pooh. In addition, you'll enjoy such classic cartoon hits as "Casey At The Bat," "The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met" and "Johnnie Fedora And Alice Bluebonnet.".

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador, Jack Kinney, Robert Cormack - With Tatiana Riabouchinska, David Lichine

The Reluctant Dragon(1941)

3.3/5 (with 39 votes)

Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.

I Married a Witch(1942)

NR
| 1h 14min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 49 votes)

Rocksford, New England, 1672. Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley is cursed after burning a witch at the stake: his descendants will never find happiness in their marriages. At present, politician Wallace Wooley, who is running for state governor, is about to marry his sponsor's daughter.

The Body Snatcher(1945)

NR
| 1h 18min | Horror, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 48 votes)

Edinburgh, 1831. Among those who undertake the illegal trade of grave robbery is Gray, ostensibly a cab driver. Formerly a medical student convicted of grave robbery, Gray holds a grudge against Dr. MacFarlane who had escaped detection and punishment.

Heaven Can Wait(1943)

3.5/5 (with 52 votes)

Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

Mighty Joe Young(1949)

3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

A young woman, Jill Young, grew up on her father's ranch in Africa, raising a large gorilla named Joe from an infant. Years later, she brings him to Hollywood to become a star.

Tarzan and the Leopard Woman(1946)

1h 12min | Action, Adventure
2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

A tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa.

All That Money Can Buy(1941)

1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 25 votes)

Farmer Jabez Stone, about to lose his land, agrees to sell his soul to the devil, known as Mr. Scratch, who gives Jabez seven years to enjoy the fruits of his sale before he collects. Over that time, Jabez pays off his debts and helps many neighboring farmers, then becomes an advocate for the upstanding Sen. Daniel Webster. When Jabez's contract with Mr. Scratch concludes, he desperately turns to Webster to represent him in a trial for his soul.

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The Curse of the Cat People(1944)

1h 10min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 32 votes)

Amy, the young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed, befriends her father's late first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Sinbad the Sailor(1947)

1h 56min | Adventure
3.1/5 (with 12 votes)

Daredevil sailor Sinbad embarks on a voyage across the Seven Seas to find the lost riches of Alexander the Great. His first stop is the port of Basra, where his ship is seized and scheduled for auction. In his attempt to win it back, he befriends beautiful concubine Shireen. But when her master, the nefarious Emir, calls her back to duty, Sinbad must interrupt his adventure to save the "Jewel of Persia.".

The Mummy's Curse(1944)

1h 2min | Horror
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

After being buried in quicksand for the past 25 years, Kharis is set free to roam the rural bayous of Louisiana, as is the soul of his beloved Princess Ananka, still housed in the body of Amina Mansouri, who seeks help and protection at a swamp draining project.

The Mummy's Tomb(1942)

3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

A high priest of Karnak travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.

Tarzan and the Mermaids(1948)

2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by Tarzan and Jane who reunite her with her chosen fiance.

One Touch of Venus(1948)

3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

A Corny Concerto(1943)

NR
| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

A Corny Concerto is an American animated cartoon short produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by Bob Clampett, written by Frank Tashlin, animated by Robert McKimson and released as part of the Merrie Melodies series on September 25, 1943. A parody of Disney's 1940 feature Fantasia, the film uses two of Johann Strauss' best known waltzes, Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube, adapted by the cartoon unit's music director, Carl Stalling and orchestrated by its arranger and later, Stalling's successor, Milt Franklyn. Long considered a classic for its sly humor and impeccable timing with the music, it was voted #47 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field in 1994.

Directed by Bob Clampett

Weird Woman(1944)

1h 4min | Horror, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love with marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.

Portrait of Jennie(1948)

3.7/5 (with 26 votes)

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

The Night Before Christmas(1941)

NR
| 9min | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

It's snowy and cold outside, and warm inside where Jerry squeezes past a mousetrap to cavort under a present-laden Christmas tree. Mistaking the sleeping Tom for a plush toy, Jerry wakes him and a mad chase ensues.

The Mummy's Ghost(1944)

1h 1min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka's spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest's greedy desires cause him to lose control of the mummy...

A Thousand and One Nights(1945)

1h 33min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

On the run after being found sweet-talking the Sultan's daughter, Aladdin comes upon a lamp which, when rubbed, summons up Babs the genie. He uses it to return as a visiting prince asking for the princess's hand. Unfortunately for him, the sultan's wicked twin brother has secretly usurped the throne, someone else is after the lamp for his own ends, and Babs has taken a shine to Aladdin herself and is bent on wrecking his endeavours.

Flesh and Fantasy(1943)

3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Anthology film of three tales of the supernatural. The first story is set at the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The second involves a psychic who predicts murder. The third is about a man who literally meets the girl of his dreams.

Sylvia and the Ghost(1946)

3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

A teenager becomes fixated on the handsome suitor who died in a duel for her grandmother's love. On her sixteenth birthday, her uncle oversees three men who pretend to be the ghost of the suitor to entertain her - but little do they know, the ghost of the suitor himself is roaming the castle halls......

The Emperor's Nightingale(1949)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Adaptation of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, the nightingale's song restores his health.

The Queen of Spades(1949)

1h 35min | Drama, Horror, Horror
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the secret, then finds himself haunted by the woman's spirit.

Down to Earth(1947)

3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop.

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid(1948)

NR
| 1h 29min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in the vicinity, he catches...a mermaid. He takes her home and, though she has no spoken language, falls in love with her. Of course, his wife won't believe that thing in the bathtub is anything but a large fish. Predictable complications follow in rather tame fashion.

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