In the 1970s, fantasy films reigned supreme. Some of theses fantasy movies are still big hits today - such as Bedknobs and Broomsticks, or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. High on this list of the best '70s fantasy films is Scrooge, a musical take on Charles Dickens's timeless classic, A Christmas Carol. This film employs the fantasy used of the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to teach Scrooge a lesson about holiday cheer.
One of the most popular '70s fantasy movies was Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder stars as the titular character: an eccentric chocolate-maker who allows five children to tour his fantastical factory for a day. Time After Time is the classic H.G. Wells story about chasing Jack the Ripper throughout the ages, and Pete's Dragon tells the tale of a young boy named Pete who has a magic dragon.
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Directed by: Mel Stuart
Directed by: Charles August Nichols, Iwao Takamoto
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Directed by: John Hough
Directed by: Arthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker
Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Directed by: Buck Henry, Warren Beatty
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Directed by: Robert Altman
Directed by: Louis Malle