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:
130
Total Votes:
204
2
The movie introduced the world to animated features and the concept of adapting children's fantasy for the big screen.
Current Score:
51
Total Votes:
183
3
John Boorman's take on the Arthur myth set the sword and sorcery standard with its grittiness and romanticism.
Current Score:
37
Total Votes:
175
4
Jim Henson posited that puppets aren't just for children -- a groundbreaking concept just beginning to take hold in the U.S.
Current Score:
36
Total Votes:
182
5
Cocteau's movie created naturalism in fantasy, placing Beauty's real world in stark contrast to Beast's magic.
Current Score:
36
Total Votes:
172
6
This flick featured the first instance of a man fighting stop-motion animated beasts, courtesy of puppeteer Ray Harryhausen.
Current Score:
35
Total Votes:
167
7
This flick spawned the term "Burtonesque," which describes a darkly stylized fantasy set in a modern world.
Current Score:
29
Total Votes:
217
8
Amidst a sea of '80s fantasy, this one updated the genre's aesthetic by utilizing music-video editing techniques.
Current Score:
8
Total Votes:
180
9
Arguably the first fantasy movie, Thief of Baghdad made audiences fall in love with sprawling epics.
Current Score:
-8
Total Votes:
140
10
This James Hilton adaptation spawned a trope of eternal paradise locales, and made "Shangri-La" an everyday word.
Current Score:
-25
Total Votes:
135