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1980s Fantasy Movies

Public list by WPS with 145 movies or TV shows/series

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My Neighbor Totoro(1988)

4.1/5 (with 2,475 votes)

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Beetlejuice(1988)

PG
| 1h 32min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2,153 votes)

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Castle in the Sky(1986)

4.0/5 (with 1,269 votes)

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Kiki's Delivery Service(1989)

3.9/5 (with 1,168 votes)

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Paperhouse(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
3.5/5 (with 41 votes)

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Supergirl(1984)

2.7/5 (with 165 votes)

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Mickey's Christmas Carol(1983)

3.8/5 (with 267 votes)

It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Directed by Burny Mattinson

Superman II(1980)

3.4/5 (with 742 votes)

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Swamp Thing(1982)

PG
| 1h 31min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 101 votes)

Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed. Arcane, desperate for the formula, attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane...

Willow(1988)

PG
| 2h 6min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 560 votes)

Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and identified as the prophesied child by a birthmark on her arm. However, before the black sorceress arrives to claim the child, Elora's mother convinces her reluctant midwife to escape with the baby. Willow, a timid farmer and aspiring sorcerer, is entrusted with delivering the royal infant from evil.

Big Trouble in Little China(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 894 votes)

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

The Great Mouse Detective(1986)

3.5/5 (with 529 votes)

When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.

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Evil Dead II(1987)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 898 votes)

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Clash of the Titans(1981)

3.5/5 (with 227 votes)

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.

Vampire Hunter D(1985)

NR
| 1h 20min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror
3.4/5 (with 92 votes)

In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Directed by Toyoo Ashida - With Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizō Katō, Keiko Toda, Ichirō Nagai, Yusaku Yara, ...

Excalibur(1981)

R
| 2h 20min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 297 votes)

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

Phantasm II(1988)

3.2/5 (with 97 votes)

Mike, after his release from a psychiatric hospital, teams up with his old pal Reggie to hunt down the Tall Man, who is at it again. A mysterious, beautiful girl has also become part of Mike's dreams, and they must find her before the Tall Man does.

The Last Unicorn(1982)

3.6/5 (with 148 votes)

From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold(1986)

PG
| 1h 39min | Adventure, Action, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 79 votes)

After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Allan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the Lost City of Gold, controlled by the evil lord Agon, and mined by his legions of white slaves.

Angel Heart(1987)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 432 votes)

Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Alice(1988)

1h 26min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 95 votes)

A quiet young English girl named Alice finds herself in an alternate version of her own reality after chasing a white rabbit. She becomes surrounded by living inanimate objects and stuffed dead animals, and must find a way out of this nightmare- no matter how twisted or odd that way must be. A memorably bizarre screen version of Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

Directed by Jan Švankmajer - With Camilla Power

Warlock(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
3.1/5 (with 106 votes)

A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. A Warlock is taken captive in Boston, Massachusetts in 1691 by a witch-hunter Giles Redferne. He is sentenced to death for his activities, including the bewitching of Redferne's bride-to-be, but before the execution a demon appears and propels the Warlock forward in time to 20th century Los Angeles, California.

The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones(1987)

3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

Elroy Jetson invents a time machine that takes him back to prehistoric times, where he meets the Flintstone family.

Directed by Don Lusk, Ray Patterson

Twilight Zone: The Movie(1983)

3.2/5 (with 207 votes)

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).

Wicked City(1987)

3.4/5 (with 43 votes)

A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of demons, is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female demon, are assigned to protect a diplomat who will help secure another treaty. A radical group of demons from the Black World are out to assassinate the diplomat and prevent the treaty; only the bond that forms between the two cops can save the Earth from destruction.

Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri - With Jeff Winkless, Robert V. Barron, Gregory Snegoff, Gaye Kruger, Mike Reynolds, Edie Mirman, ...

The Return of the King(1980)

NR
| 1h 38min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure
2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

Pumpkinhead(1988)

R
| 1h 26min | Fantasy, Horror
3.1/5 (with 127 votes)

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Starman(1984)

3.4/5 (with 233 votes)

When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.

A Chinese Ghost Story(1987)

1h 38min | Fantasy, Action
3.7/5 (with 66 votes)

Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. No one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up in the haunted Lan Ro temple. There, he meets Taoist Swordsman Yen Che-Hsia, and the beautiful Nieh Hsiao-Tsing, with whom he falls in love.

Directed by Ching Siu-tung - With Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Lau Siu-ming, Wong Jing

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors(1987)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 522 votes)

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.

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