Fantasy

The Jester’s Tale / Bláznova kronika (1964) Karel Zeman, Petr Kostka, Emília Vásáryová, Miroslav Holub, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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The Thirty Years’ War is seen from the point of view in this satirical slapstick comedy that combines engravings, old cartoons, montages, special effects, and film. The positions of both sides of the religious war are fair game for biting satirical jabs. Petr (Kastka) plays a peasant who is pressed to join one side before being captured by the enemy and mistaken for a Duke. Matej (Miloslav Holub) can change sides quickly with his reversible cloak. Lenka (Emille Vasaryova) disguises herself as a jester to avoid the conflict and gives her comments about the pompous futility on both sides of the conflict.
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Storm of the Century (1999) Becky Ann Baker, Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Zolotin, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, Drama

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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won’t be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives the residents havoc. He knows everything about them, and when he tells the truth about one of them, that person denies it. The town constable, Mike Anderson, tries to keep everyone in check with the huge storm and Linoge. Linoge keeps telling the people, “Give me what I want and I will go away”…
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Dinosaur Island (1994) Fred Olen Ray, Jim Wynorski, Ross Hagen, Richard Gabai, Antonia Dorian, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Erotic

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An army captain is flying three misfit deserters home for a court martial when the plane has engine trouble and they must land on an uncharted island. There they find a primitive society of cave women who routinely sacrifice virgins to appease The Great One, the top dog dinosaur on the the island. Mistaken for gods, the men must destroy The Great One or face death, but meanwhile they fall in love.
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The Good Witch (2008) Craig Pryce, Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Family, Fantasy

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Jake Russell, the friendly police chief in town so small initially worries about mysterious outsider heiress Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nightingale, who moved into the house held to be haunted by the ‘grey lady’, and opens a strange gift shop full with attributes of occultism, soon causing the rumor she’s a wicked witch. After Cassie kindly helps his brave son Brandon (and his sissy sister Lori) with a dog, bully Kyle -abused by his own poor dad- and their own fears, Jake soon makes friends with her, even romantically interested. Yet the ‘chief’ is professionally obliged to handle a flood of complaints and harassment started by the mayor’s haughty wife, her busy bodies-bunch, and teenage brats. Finally Derek Sanders, Jakes’s only deputy, hits on Cassie’s hidden background.
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Voyage of the Unicorn (2001) Philip Spink, Beau Bridges, Chantal Conlin, Heather McEwen, Fantasy, Adventure

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A professor, grieving for his dead wife, and his two daughters unwillingly journey to a parallel universe of fairy court, marauding trolls, and a prophecy that they will save this nether world. They board the Unicorn, a magic ship manned by elves. In the search for a dragon who will help them fulfill the prophecy, they encounter the Minotaur, Medusa, the Sphinx, an ogre, and a unicorn whose tears they need to reverse one of Medusa’s misguided stares. The trolls also seek the dragon. Capture and slavery awaits failure, while faith precedes the miracle. The spirit of their mother is close to the girls, who must find courage and imagination, while Dad must keep his wits.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) Albert Lewin, George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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In 1886, in the Victorian London, the corrupt Lord Henry Wotton meets the pure Dorian Gray posing for talented painter Basil Hallward. Basil paints Dorian’s portrait and gives the beautiful painting and an Egyptian sculpture of a cat to him while Henry corrupts his mind and soul telling that Dorian should seek pleasure in life. Dorian wishes that his portrait could age instead of him. Dorian goes to a side show in the Two Turtles in the poor neighborhood of London and he falls in love with the singer Sibyl Vane. Dorian decides to get married with her and tells to Lord Henry that convinces him to test the honor of Sibyl. Dorian Gray leaves Sibyl and travels abroad and when he returns to London, Lord Henry tells him that Sibyl committed suicide for love. Along the years, Dorian’s friends age while he is still the same, but his picture discloses his evilness and corruptive life. Can he still have salvation or is his soul trapped in the doomed painting?
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Jimmy (2013) Mark Freiburger, Patrick Fabian, Kelly Carlson, Ted Levine, Drama, Family, Fantasy

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The central character of the film is a challenged thirteen year-old autistic named Jimmy Mitchell (portrayed by Ian Colletti). In the quaint town of Pinery Grove, Georgia, he lives under the loving care of his family, striving to overcome the day-to-day struggles that surface. While deprived of mental normality, he is naturally gifted with a unique capacity to see beyond what most see. A supernatural element coincides with his natural gift, as angelic beings he calls “Watchers”, are seen throughout his everyday experiences. His profound sense of observation leads him into trouble when stumbling onto the wrong place at the wrong time (which proves an arbitrary habit for Jimmy), as he must testify in a pivotal trial what he bore witness to.
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Carnival Magic (1981) Al Adamson, Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Fantasy

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A magician in a carnival–who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects–works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. However, the wild-animal trainer, who has been displaced by the team as the carnival’s top act, decides to kidnap Alex and sell him to a medical laboratory for experimentation, thereby getting rid of his competition.
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The Story of Little Mook / Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953) Wolfgang Staudte, Thomas Schmidt, Johannes Maus, Friedrich Richter, Family, Fantasy

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An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck – much like them, but with better manners and a heap of problems. Having lost his father at early age, little Muck is expelled from home by his greedy relatives. He wanders off into the desert hoping to find the merchant who sells good fortune. Amidst the dunes of sand he comes across a small house owned by a wicked woman and her many cats. She wants to make Little Muck her servant, but he manages to escape by stealing a pair of magic shoes which enable him to run faster than any man in the country. From there he heads right into the next set of challenges…
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Fallen (1998) Gregory Hoblit, Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel.
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