List of fantasy films of the 1950s

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A list of fantasy films released in the 1950s.

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Title Director Cast Country Notes
1950
Beauty and the Devil René Clair Michel Simon, Gérard Philipe, Nicole Besnard France
Cinderella Clyde Geronimi Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske for Walt Disney United States Animated film
Orphée Jean Cocteau Jean Marais, Marie Déa, François Perier France
The Magic Sword (1950 film) Vojislav Nanović Rade Marković, Vera Ilić-Đukić, Milivoje Živanović, Marko Marinković, Bata Paskaljević, Milan Ajvaz, Ljubiša Jokanović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1951
Alice in Wonderland Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske for Walt Disney Voices of: Katherine Beaumont, J. Pat O'Malley, Sterling Holloway, Ed Wynn, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton United States Animated film
A Christmas Carol Brian Desmond Hurst Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns United Kingdom
The Night Before Christmas Valentina Brumberg, Zinaida Brumberg Mikhail Yanshin, Vera Maretskaya, Nikolai Gritsenko Soviet Union Animated film
The Tales of Hoffmann Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Pamela Brown United KingdomUnited States
1952
Jack and the Beanstalk Jean Yarbrough Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer United States
The Scarlet Flower Lev Atamanov Nikolay Bogolyubov, Maria Babanova Soviet Union Animated
The Snow Maiden Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet Union Animated
1953
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Roy Rowland Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried United States
Peter Pan Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske United States Animated film
Sadko Alexander Ptushko Sergei Stolyarov, Alla Larionova, Mikhail Troyanovsky Soviet Union
Ugetsu Kenji Mizoguchi Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sakae Ozawa Japan
1954
Ulysses Mario Camerini Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn Italy
1955
A Kid for Two Farthings Carol Reed Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff United KingdomUnited States
The Enchanted Boy Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya Valentina Sperantova, Erast Garin, Georgiy Vitsin Soviet Union
Kismet Vincente Minnelli Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray United States
1956
Carousel Henry King Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick United States
Ilya Muromets (US Title: Sword and the Dragon) Alexander Ptushko Boris Andreyev, Andrei Abrikosov, Natalya Medvedeva Soviet Union
Starik Khottabych (US Title: The Flying Carpet) Gennadiy Kazansky Nikolai Volkov, Alexey Litvinov Soviet Union
The Seventh Seal Ingmar Bergman Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot Sweden
The Twelve Months Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet Union Animated
1957
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Bretaigne Windust Doodles Weaver, Kay Starr, Claude Rains United States Television film
Sabu and the Magic Ring George Blair John Doucette, George Khoury, John Lomma United States
The Snow Queen Lev Atamanov Maria Babanova, Sergei Martinson Soviet Union Animated film
The Story of Mankind
1958
Bell, Book and Candle Richard Quine James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon United States
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad Nathan H. Juran Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer United States
tom thumb George Pal Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, Terry-Thomas United KingdomUnited States
1959
1001 Arabian Nights Jack Kinney United States Animated film
The Adventures of Buratino Ivan Ivanov-Vano Georgiy Vitsin, Yevgeniy Vesnik, Aleksandr Baranov Soviet Union Animated
Black Orpheus Marcel Camus Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lea Garcia BrazilFrance ItalyPortugal
The Birth of Japan Hiroshi Inagaki Yoko Tsukasa, Kyoko Kagawa, Koji Tsuruta Japan
Darby O'Gill and the Little People Robert Stevenson Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery United States
Journey to the Center of the Earth Henry Levin Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl United States
The Magic Weaver (Maria the Weaver) Aleksandr Rou Mikhail Kuznetsov, Georgy Millyar, Anatoly Kubatsky Soviet Union
Sampo (US Title: Day the Earth Froze) Alexander Ptushko, Gregg Sebelious, Holger Harrivirta Nina Anderson, Ingrid Elhardt, Marvin Miller FinlandSoviet Union
Sleeping Beauty Les Clark, Eric Larson, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman for Walt Disney United States Animated film