The Thief of Baghdad
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
The movie introduced the world not just to giant monsters, but also to giant monsters wreaking havoc on New York City.
Current Score:
135
Total Votes:
209
2
The movie introduced the world to animated features and the concept of adapting children's fantasy for the big screen.
Current Score:
57
Total Votes:
189
3
Cocteau's movie created naturalism in fantasy, placing Beauty's real world in stark contrast to Beast's magic.
Current Score:
40
Total Votes:
178
4
John Boorman's take on the Arthur myth set the sword and sorcery standard with its grittiness and romanticism.
Current Score:
38
Total Votes:
176
5
This flick featured the first instance of a man fighting stop-motion animated beasts, courtesy of puppeteer Ray Harryhausen.
Current Score:
36
Total Votes:
168
6
Jim Henson posited that puppets aren't just for children -- a groundbreaking concept just beginning to take hold in the U.S.
Current Score:
34
Total Votes:
184
7
This flick spawned the term "Burtonesque," which describes a darkly stylized fantasy set in a modern world.
Current Score:
30
Total Votes:
220
8
Amidst a sea of '80s fantasy, this one updated the genre's aesthetic by utilizing music-video editing techniques.
Current Score:
7
Total Votes:
181
9
Arguably the first fantasy movie, Thief of Baghdad made audiences fall in love with sprawling epics.
Current Score:
-7
Total Votes:
141
10
This James Hilton adaptation spawned a trope of eternal paradise locales, and made "Shangri-La" an everyday word.
Current Score:
-24
Total Votes:
136