Great Movies: Fantasy Films Prior to 1990

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Always Always
1989- Universal Home Video
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When a daredevil pilot dies after saving the life of his buddy while fighting a runaway forest fire, he comes back as a guardian angel charged with watching a handsome rookie pilot and the girl he left behind. …More

 


The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T
1953 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Young Bart Collins, lulled to sleep by the monotony of his piano lessons, dreams of a castle ruled by his piano teacher, the eccentric Dr. Terwilliker. Dr. T is determined to prove that his "Happy Fingers Method" of teaching piano is the best method in the world. Having banished all other musical instruments to the dungeon, Dr. T lures 500 reluctant little boys to perform in a colossal concert on the grandest grand piano ever built. …More

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
1947 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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A London widow falls in love with a sea captain's ghost haunting her cottage. …More

 


Here Comes Mr Jordan Here Comes Mr Jordan
1941 - Sony Pictures
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Boxer Joe Pendleton crashes his plane just before a championship fight in this classic fantasy that won Best Story and Screenplay Oscars. Waking in heaven, Joe finds that his spirit has been prematurely snatched from his body. The celestial Mr. Jordan sends him back to Earth -- as crooked mogul Bruce Farnsworth. Now, Joe must clean up all of Farnsworth's messes while trying to regain his own career as a boxer. …More

Ladyhawke Ladyhawke
1985 - Warner Home Video
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A medieval pickpocket learns the secret of a brooding knight with a hawk, and a beauty with a wolf. …More

 


Lost Horizon Lost Horizon
1937 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A British diplomat and other Westerners are hijacked by plane to a dying high lama's Tibetan utopia, Shangri-La. Directed by Frank Capra. …More

 


The Films of Michael Powell Matter of Life and Death
1946 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Briefed by the Ministry of Information to make a film that would foster Anglo-American relations in the post-war period, innovative filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger came up with A Matter of Life and Death, an extravagant and extraordinary fantasy in which David Niven stars as a downed pilot who must justify his continuing existence to a heavenly panel because he has made the mistake of falling in love with an American girl (Kim Hunter) when he really should have been dead.

 

The Princess Bride The Princess Bride
1987 - Ingram Entertainment
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Based on the novel by William Goldman, Buttercup is a beautiful princess who--after being separated by her true love Westley--is captured by and forced to marry a conspiring prince. As the wedding day approaches her true love, a vengeful Spaniard and a kind giant come to her rescue. …More


Somewhere in Time Somewhere in Time
1980 - Universal Home Video
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Richard Collier is young writer who sacrifices his life in the present to find his true love Elise McKenna, who awaits his return to the past. Commemorating its 20th anniversary this fall, this special edition will feature a new documentary and a fan club segment. …More

 


The Thief of Bagdad The Thief of Bagdad
1940 - Image/Sphe
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He slays monsters, forms an army from sand and rides a magic carpet with his princess . Silent. Directed by Raoul Walsh. …More

 


Wings of Desire Wings of Desire
1987 - Image/Sphe
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An angel meets the actor Peter Falk and falls in love with a French trapeze artist in Berlin. Directed by Wim Wenders. …More

 


The Witches of Eastwick The Witches of Eastwick
1987 - Warner Home Video
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Three witchy New England women meet the perfect man: the devil. From the John Updike novel. …More