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Best Films: Fantasy Drama/Comedy

by Amadeus Magnus
Best Films: Fantasy Drama/Comedy by Amadeus Magnus
Not fantasy movies, drama or comedy with fantasy (or sci-fi) elements. That’s my favorite subgenre, a hybrid one. Res ipsa loquitur. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 98 The Truman Show (1998) 96 Destiny (1921) 93 Mulholland Drive (2001) 92 Macario (1960) 87 The Man from Earth (2007) 87 Ruby Sparks (2012) 85 The Stepford Wives (1975) 85 Bedazzled (1967) 84 Fallen (1998) 84 Interstate 60 (2002) 82 A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 82 Barton Fink (1991) 81 Being John Malkovich (1999) 81 The Boys from Brazil (1978) 81 Beauty and the Beast (1946) 80 Edward Scissorhands (1990) 80 I Origins (2014) 80 Lost Horizon (1937) 80 The Man in the White Suit… Read more

Not fantasy movies, drama or comedy with fantasy (or sci-fi) elements. That’s my favorite subgenre, a hybrid one.

Res ipsa loquitur.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 98
The Truman Show (1998) 96
Destiny (1921) 93
Mulholland Drive (2001) 92
Macario (1960) 87
The Man from Earth (2007) 87
Ruby Sparks (2012) 85
The Stepford Wives (1975) 85
Bedazzled (1967) 84
Fallen (1998) 84
Interstate 60 (2002) 82
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 82
Barton Fink (1991) 81
Being John Malkovich (1999) 81
The Boys from Brazil (1978) 81
Beauty and the Beast (1946) 80
Edward Scissorhands (1990) 80
I Origins (2014) 80
Lost Horizon (1937) 80
The Man in the White Suit (1951) 80
The Prestige (2006) 80
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Somewhere in Time (1980) 80
Stalker (1979) 80
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) 79
Time After Time (1979) 79
Down to Earth (1947) 78
Eyes Without a Face (1960) 78
The Fisher King (1991) 78
The Green Mile (1999) 78
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) 78
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 78
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 78
Pleasantville (1998) 78
The Princess Bride (1987) 78
Aragami (2003) 77
The Butterfly Effect (2004) 77
Daybreakers (2010) 77
Field of Dreams (1989) 77
Harvey (1950) 77
K-PAX (2001) 77
L.A. Story (1991) 77
Let the Right One In (2008) 77
Photographing Fairies (1997) 77
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 77
What Women Want (2000) 77
Wild at Heart (1990) 77
Birdman (2014) 76
Crossroads (1986) 76
Defending Your Life (1991) 76
The Door (2009) 76
The Fountain (2006) 76
Groundhog Day (1993) 76
Midnight in Paris (2011) 76
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) 76
About Time (2013) 75
Un amour de sorcière (1997) 75
Big Fish (2003) 75
Cold Souls (2009) 75
Faust (1926) 75
Frequency (2000) 75
Happy Accidents (2000) 75
The Illusionist (2006) 75
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) 75
Lost Highway (1997) 75
Angel-A (2005) 74
Another Earth (2011) 74
Byzantium (2012) 74
Day Watch (2006) 74
Her (2013) 74
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) 74
The Midnight Meat Train (2008) 74
Ondine (2009) 74
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) 74
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) 74
Super Fuzz (1980) 74
The Big Empty (2003) 73
Coherence (2013) 73
The Dead Zone (1983) 73
The Doll (1962) 73
Donnie Darko (2001) 73
The Fall (2008) 73
The Family Man (2000) 73
Electric Dreams (1984) 73
Freaks (1932) 73
Heaven Can Wait (1943) 73
The Last Wave (1977) 73
The Lobster (2015) 73
Love and Death (1975) 73
The Meaning of Life (1983) 73
Meet Joe Black (1998) 73
Persona (1966) 73
The Phantom Carriage (1921) 73
Sliding Doors (1998) 73
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009) 73
Whistle Down the Wind (1961) 73
Arkadasim Seytan (1988) 72
Bell Book and Candle (1958) 72
Brigadoon (1954) 72
Click (2006) 72
The Curse of the Cat People (1944) 72
The Exterminating Angel (1962) 72
Flatliners (1990) 72
Forever Young (1992) 72
Freaky Friday (1976) 72
La Jetée (1962) 72
Liar Liar (1997) 72
The Man Who Sued God (2001) 72
The Man with Two Brains (1983) 72
Martian Child (2007) 72
Mary Poppins (1964) 72
Roxanne (1987) 72
The Science of Sleep (2006) 72
Simone (2002) 72
Stoker (2013) 72
Unbreakable (2000) 72
WarGames (1983) 72
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007) 72
Aaah Belinda (1986) 71
Le Ballon rouge (1956) 71
Carnival of Souls (1962) 71
Dead Man (1995) 71
Death Becomes Her (1992) 71
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) 71
Jacob’s Ladder (1990) 71
The Man Without a Face (1993) 71
Orpheus Jean Cocteau (1950) 71
Portrait of Jennie (1948) 71
Powder (1995) 71
The Quiet Earth (1985) 71
Scrooge – A Christmas Carol (1951) 71
Sound of My Voice (2011) 71
Soylent Green (1973) 71
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) 71
The Trial (1962) 71
Vampyr (1932) 71
Warning Shadows (1923) 71
Wings of Desire (1987) 71
Big (1988) 69
Caveman (1981) 69
Cocoon (1985) 69
Deja Vu (2006) 69
The Double Life of Veronique (1991) 69
Ghost (1990) 69
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) 69
I Married a Witch René Clair (1942) 69
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) 69
Just Like Heaven (2005) 69
Multiplicity (1996) 69
Serendipity (2001) 69
The Seventh Seal (1957) 69
Shortcut to Happiness (2004) 69
Special (2006) 69
Time Bandits (1981) 69
Videodrome (1983) 69
Blast from the Past (1999) 68
A Caretaker’s Tale (2012) 68
Chances Are (1989) 68
Dead Ringers (1988) 68
The Invention of Lying (2009) 68
Jack Frost (1998) 68
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) 68
Next (2007) 68
Robot and Frank (2012) 68
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) 68
Teen Wolf (1985) 68
Timecrimes (2007) 68
Triangle (2009) 68
Alraune (1928) 67
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 67
Franklyn (2008) 67
The Lovely Bones (2009) 67
Mr. Destiny (1990) 67
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) 67
Synecdoche, New York (2008) 67
The Cell (2000) 66
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 66
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) 66
Mary Reilly (1996) 66
Miranda (1948) 66
Martin (1977) 65
The Blood of a Poet (1930) 65
The Nines (2007) 65
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) 64
Night Watch (2004) 64
The Tree of Life (2011) 64
Hook (1991) 63
Spirit of the Beehive (1973) 63
Solaris (1972) 62
El Topo (1970) 62
Vamps (2012) 62
Last Year at Marienbad (1961) 61
The Company of Wolves (1984) 60
It Happened Tomorrow (1944) 60
The Brand New Testament (2015) 59
City of Angels (1998) 58
Tres días (2008) 58
Splash (1984) 57
Ladies Room (2000) 56
Bedazzled (2000) 54
Ghost Dad (1990) 40
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 34
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) 6
Liliom (1934) 1

Haven’t seen yet;

2046 Kar Wai Wong 2004
À travers la forêt (Through the Forest) Jean-Paul Civeyrac 2005
L’âge des Ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) Denys Arcand 2007
Always Steven Spielberg 1989
Angel on My Shoulder 1946
Arizona Dream Emir Kusturica 1993
L’avion Cédric Kahn 2005
Az Prijde Kocour (When the Cat Comes) Vojtech Jasny 1963
La Belle Captive Alain Robbe-Grillet 1983
Charles Dickens Adaptations – A Christmas Carol Edwin L. Marin 1938
Charles Dickens Adaptations – A Christmas Carol (BBC) Clive Donner 1984
Charles Dickens Adaptations – A Christmas Carol (BBC) David Hugh Jones 1999
Charles Dickens Adaptations – Scrooge Ronald Neame 1970
Charles Dickens Adaptations – Scrooged Richard Donner 1988
Claire Milford Thomas 2001
Death Takes A Holiday Mitchell Leisen 1934
Dreams Akira Kurosawa 1990
Father Frost (Morozko) Aleksandr Rou 1965
From Time to Time Julian Fellowes 2009
The Golden Cockerel 1964
Gone to Earth (1950)
I’ll Never Forget You Roy Ward Baker 1951
Jabberwocky Terry Gilliam 1977
Like Water for Chocolate 1992
Mad About Men Ralph Thomas 1954
La Maschera Fiorella Infascelli 1988
My Wife’s Best Friend 1952
Orpheus Jean Cocteau 1950
Le Testament d’Orphée Jean Cocteau 1960
Otoshiana (The Pitfall) Hiroshi Teshigahara 1962
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Albert Lewin 1951
Penelope Mark Palansky 2006
The Restless Dong-oh Cho, Dong-Oh Jo 2006
Rotkappchen: The Blood of Red Riding Hood Harry Sparks 2009
Ruslan i Lyudmila (Ruslan and Ludmila) Aleksandr Ptushko 1972
Sanatorium Pod Klepsydra (The Hour-Glass Sanatorium) Wojciech Has 1973
The Saragossa Manuscript Wojciech Has 1965
Sea of Dreams José Bojorquez 2006
Siworae (Il Mare) Hyun-seung Lee 2000
Tideland Terry Gilliam 2005
Timer Jac Schaeffer 2009
Topper Norman Z. McLeod 1937
Topper Returns Roy del Ruth 1941
Tri orisky pro Popelku (Three Wishes for Cinderella) Václav Vorlícek 1973
Trolljegeren (The Troll Hunter) André Øvredal 2010
Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) Kenji Mizoguchi 1953
Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees Masahiro Shinoda 1975
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders Jaromil Jires 1970
Les Visiteurs du Soir (The Devil’s Envoys) Marcel Carné 1942

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