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1950s Science Fiction Movies

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The War of the Worlds(1953)

PG
| 1h 25min | Science Fiction, Action
3.5/5 (with 201 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 Day the Earth Stood Still(1951)

G
| 1h 32min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 356 votes)

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

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!(1956)

NR
| 1h 21min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.5/5 (with 77 votes)

During an assignment, foreign correspondent Steve Martin spends a layover in Tokyo and is caught amid the rampage of an unstoppable prehistoric monster the Japanese call 'Godzilla'. The only hope for both Japan and the world lies on a secret weapon, which may prove more destructive than the monster itself.

Forbidden Planet(1956)

1h 38min | Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 284 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.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)

NR
| 1h 20min | Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 323 votes)

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

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms(1953)

NR
| 1h 20min | Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 55 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.

20 Million Miles to Earth(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 42 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.

Invaders from Mars(1953)

3.1/5 (with 56 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.

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers(1956)

NR
| 1h 23min | Action, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 50 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.

The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.7/5 (with 133 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 78 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.

Revenge of the Creature(1955)

2.9/5 (with 39 votes)

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

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This Island Earth(1955)

3.0/5 (with 61 votes)

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

Godzilla Raids Again(1955)

NR
| 1h 22min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror
3.0/5 (with 72 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.

The Quatermass Xperiment(1955)

3.4/5 (with 58 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.

Flight to Mars(1951)

2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

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, ...

When Worlds Collide(1951)

1h 23min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 51 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.

Fire Maidens of Outer Space(1956)

1h 20min | Science Fiction
1.2/5 (with 8 votes)

An astronaut (Anthony Dexter) and crew land on Jupiter's 13th moon and find a monster and women from Atlantis.

Directed by Cy Roth - With Paul Carpenter, Susan Shaw, Harry Fowler, Sydney Tafler, Rodney Diak

The Neanderthal Man(1953)

2.1/5 (with 5 votes)

A scientist develops a formula which will cause animals to regress to the form of their primitive ancestors, and tries it on himself with disastrous results.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space(1958)

2.9/5 (with 30 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...

Destination Moon(1950)

3.0/5 (with 24 votes)

Postulates the first manned trip to the moon, happening in the (then) near future, and being funded by a consortium of private backers. Assorted difficulties occur and must be overcome in-flight. Attempted to be realistic, with Robert A. Heinlein providing advice.

It Came from Beneath the Sea(1955)

NR
| 1h 19min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Horror
2.9/5 (with 30 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.

The Atomic Submarine(1959)

NR
| 1h 12min | Science Fiction, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

Ships disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a special submarine is sent to investigate.

Rodan(1956)

PG
| 1h 12min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 50 votes)

Mining engineer Shigeru investigates the disappearance and death of his fellow coworkers when prehistoric nymphs are discovered emerging from the mines. After an attack on the local village, Shigeru heads deeper into the mines only to make a more horrifying discovery in the form a prehistoric flying creature. Soon a second monster appears as the two converge in Fukuoka.

Crash of Moons(1954)

1.6/5 (with 7 votes)

A three-part episode from the TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger edited together and released as a feature for 16mm rental only. Season 1 episodes 21, 22, 23. Episode 21: Rocky saves a space station and his friends when they are trapped between gypsy moons. Episode 22: Cleolanthe tries to destroy one of the gypsy moons with a barrage of missiles. Episode 23: Rocky evacuates the gypsy moon Posetta and stops Cleolanthe's missile barrage.

Directed by Hollingsworth Morse - With Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield

Robot Monster(1953)

1.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Ro-Man, an alien robot who greatly resembles a gorilla in a diving helmet, is sent to earth to destroy all human life. Ro-Man falls in love with one of the last six remaining humans, and struggles to understand how his programming can instruct him to kill her while his heart demands that he can't.

Attack of the Crab Monsters(1957)

2.6/5 (with 21 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.

Teenage Caveman(1958)

2.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Roger Corman's post-holocaust quickie about an adolescent tribesman who dares to explore the feared "forbidden zone.".

Indestructible Man(1956)

2.2/5 (with 15 votes)

A scientific experiment involving subjecting a corpse to an extreme charge of electricity accidentally revives an executed criminal and makes him impervious to harm, allowing him to seek revenge on his former partners, and deal similarly with anyone else who gets in his way.

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