What do ghosts, flying monkeys, time travelers, and Death have in common? They all make appearances in some of the best 1930s fantasy movies. These fantasy films were all about escapism, as they premiered during the Great Depression. Many people during this era were going to the movies as a means of getting away from their everyday lives for a few hours. They could be strolling down the yellow brick road with Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, or walking through the doldrums with Miles from The Phantom Toll Booth.
Among the best '30s fantasy movies are Topper, starring Cary Grant as a fun-loving ghost. Lost Horizon showcases talented director, Frank Capra, and tells the tale of Robert Conway, who is tasked with rescuing all of the Westerners who are being held captive in China. Capra also directed Death Takes a Holiday, the story of what might happen if Death went on vacation. W.C. Fields and Cary Grant make cameo appearances in the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland.
Vote up the top '30s fantasy movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.