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1950s Science Fiction Movies

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Forbidden Planet(1956)

1h 38min | Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 269 votes)

Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon", a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible force if they don't turn back immediately.

The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951)

1h 32min | Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 332 votes)

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)

NR
| 1h 20min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 289 votes)

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

The War of the Worlds(1953)

G
| 1h 25min | Science Fiction, Action
3.5/5 (with 187 votes)

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

The Quatermass Xperiment(1955)

3.4/5 (with 53 votes)

The first manned spacecraft, fired from an English launchpad, is first lost from radar, then roars back to Earth and crashes in a farmer's field, and is found to contain only one of the three men who took off in it; and he is unable to talk but appears to be undergoing a torturous physical and mental metamorphosis.

Godzilla Raids Again(1955)

NR
| 1h 22min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror
3.1/5 (with 58 votes)

Two fishing scout pilots make a startling discovery when they find two giant monsters on a remote island. One is a new monster dubbed Anguirus, and the other is a second Godzilla. The two monsters make their way to Osaka as Japan braces for tragedy.

Revenge of the Creature(1955)

2.9/5 (with 34 votes)

Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

This Island Earth(1955)

2.9/5 (with 53 votes)

Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.

The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.7/5 (with 123 votes)

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Tarantula(1955)

3.2/5 (with 74 votes)

A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town's doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist's new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!(1956)

NR
| 1h 21min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.4/5 (with 68 votes)

A 400-foot (122-meter) fire-breathing dinosaur, awakened from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by hydrogen-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms(1953)

NR
| 1h 20min | Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 46 votes)

An atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle unfreezes a hibernating fictional dinosaur, a Rhedosaurus, that begins to wreak havoc in New York City.

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Invaders from Mars(1953)

3.0/5 (with 49 votes)

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.

20 Million Miles to Earth(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 37 votes)

When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome.

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers(1956)

NR
| 1h 23min | Action, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 42 votes)

Test space rockets exploding at liftoff and increased reporting of UFO sightings culminate in a direct attempt by alien survivors of a dead, extra-galactic civilization to invade Earth from impervious flying saucers, using ray-weapons of mass destruction.

When Worlds Collide(1951)

1h 23min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 43 votes)

When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it's accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.

Rodan(1956)

3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

A village is besieged by prehistoric nymphs when a more horrifying discovery is made. A giant flying creature that resembles a pteranodon emerges. Soon a second monster appears, converging with its mate in Fukuoka.

The Deadly Mantis(1957)

2.6/5 (with 23 votes)

The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

Directed by Nathan H. Juran - With Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Pat Conway, William Hopkins, Paul Smith, Phil Harvey, ...

The Angry Red Planet(1959)

NR
| 1h 23min | Adventure, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 19 votes)

The first manned flight to Mars returns after having been out of communications since it had arrived on Mars. What would it reveal?

It Came from Beneath the Sea(1955)

NR
| 1h 19min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Horror
2.9/5 (with 28 votes)

A giant octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space(1958)

2.9/5 (with 28 votes)

In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Carruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Carruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth...

War of the Colossal Beast(1958)

1.8/5 (with 12 votes)

Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colossal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very angry.

The Killer Shrews(1959)

2.1/5 (with 22 votes)

Trapped on a remote island by a hurricane, a group discover a doctor has been experimenting on creating half sized humans. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created giant shrews, who when they have run out of small animals to eat, turn on the humans....

Directed by Ray Kellogg - With James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Baruch Lumet

Lost Continent(1951)

1h 23min | Science Fiction
1.6/5 (with 9 votes)

It's Cesar Romero versus dinosaurs in this classic 1950s B movie, with Hillary Brooke as the jungle goddess love interest.

The Mysterians(1957)

1h 29min | Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

In Japan, scientifically advanced invaders from the war-destroyed planet Mysteroid cause an entire village to vanish, then send a giant robot out to storm the city by night, after which they request a small patch of land on Earth and the right to marry earthling women, claiming to be pacifists. Mankind must decide whether to capitulate or to resist.

Teenagers from Outer Space(1959)

2.1/5 (with 15 votes)

A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Directed by Tom Graeff - With Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn, King Moody

Attack of the Crab Monsters(1957)

2.5/5 (with 18 votes)

A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane mysteriously explodes. The team soon discovers that the tests have given rise to crabs mutated into intelligent, impervious, telepathic giants intent on increasing their numbers by breeding, then travelling to populated areas to feed, and which do not intend to be stopped by their discoverers.

The Monolith Monsters(1957)

3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Directed by John Sherwood - With Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Trevor Bardette, Troy Donahue, Paul Peterson, ...

Queen of Outer Space(1958)

2.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A mission to Venus discovers the planet inhabited only by women led by their evil Queen Yllana. Yllana had all the men of Venus killed, now that's she met Earth men, she wants them dead, too.

Fiend Without a Face(1958)

3.1/5 (with 21 votes)

An American airbase in Canada provokes resentment from the nearby residents after fallout from nuclear experiments at the base are blamed for a recent spate of disappearances. A captain from the airbase is assigned to investigate, and begins to suspect that an elderly British scientist who lives near the base and conducts research in the field of mind over matter knows more than he is letting on..

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