List of fantasy films of the 1940s

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A list of fantasy films released in the 1940s.

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Title Director Cast Country Notes
1940
The Blue Bird Walter Lang Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce United States
Fantasia Various directors for Walt Disney United States Animated film
Hoppity Goes to Town Dave Fleischer, Max Fleischer United States Animated film
One Million B.C.' Hal Roach Victor Mature, Carol Landis, Lon Chaney Jr. United States
Pinocchio Various directors for Walt Disney United States Animated film
The Thief Of Bagdad Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez United Kingdom
1941
The Devil and Daniel Webster William Dieterle Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, James Craig United States
Dumbo Various directors for Walt Disney United States Animated film
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Alexander Hall Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains United States
The Iron Crown Alessandro Blasetti Elisa Cegani, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli Italy
The Reluctant Dragon Alfred L. Werker United States Animated film
1942
Bambi Various directors for Walt Disney United States Animated film
Cat People Jacques Tourneur United States Horror film
I Married a Witch René Clair Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley United States
Les Visiteurs du soir Marcel Carné Arletty, Jules Berry, Marie Déa France
1943
A Guy Named Joe Victor Fleming Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson United States
Happy Land Irving Pichel Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey United States
Heaven Can Wait Ernst Lubitsch Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn United States
Münchhausen Josef von Baky Hans Albers, Brigitte Horney, Wilhelm Bendow Germany
1944
The Canterville Ghost Jules Dassin Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien United States
The Curse of the Cat People Robert Wise Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph United States
It Happened Tomorrow René Clair Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie United States
Kashchey the Deathless Alexander Rou Sergei Stolyarov, Georgy Millyar Soviet Union
Kismet William Dieterle Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig United States
1945
Blithe Spirit David Lean Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond United Kingdom
The Enchanted Cottage John Cromwell Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall United States
The Picture of Dorian Gray Albert Lewin George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed United States
Sylvie et le fantôme (US Title: Sylvie and the Phantom) Claude Autant-Lara Odette Joyeux, Julien Carette, François Perier France
A Thousand and One Nights Alfred E. Green Cornel Wilde, Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers United States
Yolanda and the Thief Vincente Minnelli Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan United States
1946
Angel on My Shoulder Archie Mayo Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains United States
Beauty and the Beast Jean Cocteau Josette Day, Jean Marais, Mila Parély France
It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore United States
A Matter of Life and Death Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring United Kingdom
Make Mine Music Various directors for Walt Disney United States Animated film
The Stone Flower Alexander Ptushko Vladimir Druzhnikov, Tamara Makarova, Mikhail Troyanovsky Soviet Union
1947
The Bishop's Wife Henry Koster Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven United States
Cinderella Nadezhda Kosheverova, Mikhail Shapiro Yanina Zheymo, Erast Garin, Faina Ranevskaya Soviet Union
Down to Earth Alexander Hall James Burke, Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks United States
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Joseph L. Mankiewicz Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders United States
The Humpbacked Horse Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet Union Animated film
Miracle on 34th Street George Seaton Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn United States
1948
Portrait of Jennie William Dieterle Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Ethel Barrymore United States
Vice Versa Peter Ustinov Frank Tickle, Kay Walsh, Harcourt Williams United Kingdom
1949
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney for Walt Disney United States Animated film
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Tay Garnett Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke United States
Alice in Wonderland Dallas Bower, Lou Bunin Stephen Murray, Carol Marsh, Raymond Bussières France