Fantastic Cinema (Peter Nicholls) 700 fantasy/horror/sci-fi films

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This extensive appendix in Nicholl's book lists 700 fantasy/horror/sci-fi films,1902-1983. Note that it is not a 'best of' list. While some films are must-see classics, others are z-grade junk - there's even a few TV-movies in the mix. Nicholls may be academic but he's no snob - like Danny Peary, he believes in seeing all types of movies.
Most of these appended films are reviewed in capsules (the others have already been discussed in more detail in the main body of the book). He gives titles a dual rating, one for quality (stars) and another for squeamishness (skulls).
Interestingly, Nicholls embraces a broad range of movies in his critique, including the James Bond series (because of its sci-fi overtones with gadgetry, supervillians, etc) and films with a surreal, psychological, or dreamlike approach. You'd have to be a true film fan to watch the wide range of titles here - everything from Monty Python and the Muppets to Russian silent films and Italian zombie gore.

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    The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Absent-Minded Professor

    1961, in 0 top lists Check
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    Aelita

    1924 — a.k.a. Aelita: Queen of Mars, in 4 top lists Check
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    L'âge d'or

    1930 — a.k.a. L'Age d'Or, in 15 top lists Check
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    Ai no bôrei

    1978 — a.k.a. Empire of Passion, in 1 top list Check
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    The Alchemist

    1983, in 0 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    Alligator

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    All That Money Can Buy

    1941 — a.k.a. The Devil and Daniel Webster, in 6 top lists Check
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    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
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    Altered States

    1980, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Amazing Mr. Blunden

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Man

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    An American Werewolf in London

    1981, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Amityville Horror

    1979, in 2 top lists Check
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    Amityville II: The Possession

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    -- And Now the Screaming Starts!

    1973 — a.k.a. Bride of Fengriffen, in 0 top lists Check
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    Android

    1982, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Andromeda Strain

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    El Ángel Exterminador

    1962 — a.k.a. The Exterminating Angel, in 17 top lists Check
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    L'année dernière à Marienbad

    1961 — a.k.a. Last Year at Marienbad, in 21 top lists Check
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    Les années lumière

    1981 — a.k.a. Light Years Away, in 1 top list Check
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    Ansiktet

    1958 — a.k.a. The Magician, in 3 top lists Check
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    Arabian Adventure

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Asphyx

    1972 — a.k.a. The Horror of Death, in 0 top lists Check
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    Asylum

    1972, in 1 top list Check
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    Atlantis, the Lost Continent

    1961, in 0 top lists Check
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    Attack of the Crab Monsters

    1957, in 0 top lists Check
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    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
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    At the Earth's Core

    1976, in 1 top list Check
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    Audrey Rose

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Awakening

    1980, in 0 top lists Check
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    Babes in Toyland

    1934, in 1 top list Check
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    Babes in Toyland

    1961, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Ballad of Tam Lin

    1970 — a.k.a. The Devil's Widow, in 0 top lists Check
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    Barbarella

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
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    Basket Case

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
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    Battle Beyond the Stars

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
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    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    1973 — a.k.a. Colonization of the Planet of the Apes, in 0 top lists Check
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    Battlestar Galactica

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Beastmaster

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Beast Must Die

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Beast Within

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    Bedazzled

    1967, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Bed Sitting Room

    1969, in 3 top lists Check
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    Bell Book and Candle

    1958, in 0 top lists Check
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    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 24 top lists Check
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    Les belles de nuit

    1952 — a.k.a. Beauties of the Night, in 0 top lists Check