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1950s Science Fiction Movies

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The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951)

G
| 1h 32min | Drama, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 369 votes)

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

Forbidden Planet(1956)

1h 38min | Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 303 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
3.8/5 (with 332 votes)

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

Godzilla Raids Again(1955)

NR
| 1h 22min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 76 votes)

Two fishing scout pilots make a horrifying discovery when they encounter a second Godzilla alongside a new monster named Anguirus. Without the weapon that killed the original, authorities attempt to lure Godzilla away from the mainland. But Anguirus soon arrives and the two monsters make their way towards Osaka as Japan braces for tragedy.

The War of the Worlds(1953)

PG
| 1h 25min | Science Fiction, Action
3.5/5 (with 212 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 Beast from 20,000 Fathoms(1953)

NR
| 1h 20min | Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 61 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.

This Island Earth(1955)

3.0/5 (with 65 votes)

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

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers(1956)

NR
| 1h 23min | Action, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 52 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.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!(1956)

NR
| 1h 21min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.5/5 (with 80 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.

The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.7/5 (with 143 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.

When Worlds Collide(1951)

1h 23min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 56 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.

Tarantula(1955)

3.2/5 (with 83 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.

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20 Million Miles to Earth(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 46 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.

Rodan(1956)

PG
| 1h 12min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 52 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.

Invaders from Mars(1953)

3.0/5 (with 61 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.

The Quatermass Xperiment(1955)

3.4/5 (with 61 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.

Revenge of the Creature(1955)

2.9/5 (with 41 votes)

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

The Angry Red Planet(1959)

NR
| 1h 23min | Adventure, Science Fiction
2.8/5 (with 23 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! The Terror from Beyond Space(1958)

2.9/5 (with 32 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...

It Came from Beneath the Sea(1955)

NR
| 1h 19min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Horror
2.8/5 (with 32 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.

World Without End(1956)

2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Four astronauts returning from man's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. At first unaware where they are, but finding the atmosphere safe to breathe, they start exploring and find themselves in a divided future where disfigured mutants living like cavemen inhabit the surface, while the normals live comfortably below the surface but are dying as a race from lack of natural water, air and sunlight.

The World, the Flesh and the Devil(1959)

3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out, he realizes that all of mankind seems to have been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. He travels to New York City only to find it deserted. Making a life for himself there, he is flabbergasted to eventually find Sarah Crandall, who also managed to survive. Together, they form a close friendship until the arrival of Benson Thacker who has managed to pilot his small boat into the city's harbor. At this point the tensions rise between the three, particularly between Thacker, who is white and Burton, who is black.

Destination Moon(1950)

3.0/5 (with 27 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.

War of the Colossal Beast(1958)

1.9/5 (with 14 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.

Tobor the Great(1954)

1h 17min | Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

To avoid the life-threatening dangers of manned space exploration, Professor Nordstrom creates highly advanced form of artificial intelligence capable of piloting a starship to other worlds. In order to transmit alien data, the extraordinary robot is infused with a powerful telepathic device that enables it to instantly read and even feel emotions. Danger strikes when a sinister band of covert agents kidnaps Gadge, the professor's 10-year-old grandson. But Gadge has a powerful ally. For he has developed a psychic, emotional bond with his grandfather's robot. And now Gadge's captors must suffer the wrath of his protective friend. They must face a mechanical monstrosity bent on a killing rampage of revenge and destruction.

The Killer Shrews(1959)

NR
| 1h 9min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.2/5 (with 27 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

The Deadly Mantis(1957)

2.5/5 (with 25 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 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.

Lost Continent(1951)

1.5/5 (with 11 votes)

When an experimental atomic rocket crashes somewhere off-radar, its three developing scientists are joined by three Air Force men in tracking it down to a small Pacific island, where it apparently has landed on the plateau of the island's steep-walled, taboo mountain...

Conquest of Space(1955)

1h 21min | Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way.

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