Phreekshow's 1950's Sci-Fi

This is a list of all the sci-fi films that I have seen from the 1950's!
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1.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). (79 mins.)
 
2.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth. (83 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
3.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
4.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
 
5.
The Blob (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
6.
Them! (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
7.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
 
8.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
9.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
10.
The Fly (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. (94 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
11.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
12.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
 
13.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
14.
Day the World Ended (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
15.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
16.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
17.
Tarantula (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
18.
This Island Earth (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Newman
 
19.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
20.
Bride of the Monster (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen. (69 mins.)
 
21.
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
We watch Baron Frankenstein escaping from the guillotine and going to Germany. There, he names himself Dr... (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
22.
The Tingler (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host. (82 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
23.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
24.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
25.
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form which stows away on the rescue ship. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
26.
Return of the Fly (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Philippe Delambre, the now-adult son of "The Fly", does some transportation experimentation of his own. (80 mins.)
 
27.
Destination Moon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon. (92 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
28.
The Killer Shrews (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane. (69 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
 
29.
The Angry Red Planet (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip. (83 mins.)
Director: Ib Melchior
 
30.
Robot Monster (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter. (66 mins.)
Director: Phil Tucker
 
31.
The Wasp Woman (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side- effects. (73 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
32.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
 
33.
Half Human (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them... (63 mins.)
 
34.
War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry. (69 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
35.
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. (62 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
36.
The Man from Planet X (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions. (70 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
37.
Beginning of the End (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm... (76 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
38.
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them. (62 mins.)
 
39.
The Mole People (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia. (77 mins.)
Director: Virgil Vogel
 
40.
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south. (79 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
41.
The Black Scorpion (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
42.
Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts... (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Graeff
 
43.
Rocketship X-M (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead. (77 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
44.
The Monolith Monsters (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community. (77 mins.)
Director: John Sherwood
 
45.
The Spider (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider. (73 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
46.
Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place. (167 mins.)
Director: Fred C. Brannon
 
47.
The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March... (71 mins.)
Director: Nathan Hertz
 
48.
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
49.
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial. (75 mins.)
Director: David Kramarsky
 
50.
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body... (80 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
51.
Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock. (77 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
52.
4D Man (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state... (85 mins.)
 
53.
Killers from Space (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash. (71 mins.)
Director: W. Lee Wilder
 
54.
The Alligator People (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. (74 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
55.
First Man Into Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside... (77 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
56.
The Mysterians (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on... (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
57.
Lost Continent (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island... (83 mins.)
Director: Samuel Newfield
 
58.
The Atomic Submarine (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate. (72 mins.)
 
59.
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island. (74 mins.)
 
60.
Donovan's Brain (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Yet another version of Curt Siodmak's novel about an honest scientist who keeps the brain of a ruthless dead millionaire (Donovan) alive in a tank... (84 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
61.
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people. (79 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
62.
The Land Unknown (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world. (78 mins.)
Director: Virgil Vogel
 
63.
Prehistoric Women (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men... (74 mins.)
 
64.
King Dinosaur (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  
A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. (63 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
65.
Phantom from Space (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked... (73 mins.)
Director: W. Lee Wilder
 
66.
Red Planet Mars (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
67.
Monster on the Campus (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid. (77 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
68.
The Incredible Petrified World (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps... (70 mins.)
Director: Jerry Warren
 
69.
Tobor the Great (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies. (77 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
70.
The Astounding She-Monster (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A scientist and a gang that has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth. (62 mins.)
Director: Ronnie Ashcroft
 
71.
The Woman Eater (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life. (70 mins.)
 
72.
Monster from Green Hell (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters. (71 mins.)
 
73.
Tales of Frankenstein (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In this pilot for a series that was never picked up, Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation... (28 mins.)
Director: Curt Siodmak
 
74.
The Manster (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory... (72 mins.)
 
75.
The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur. (79 mins.)
 
76.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind. (65 mins.)
Director: Nathan Hertz
 
77.
Red Planet Mars (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
78.
The Neanderthal Man (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Professor Groves, an expert in prehistoric life, proves his theories with an extract that'll regress a cat to a saber-tooth tiger and man to a Neanderthal. (78 mins.)
Director: E.A. Dupont
 
79.
Vampire Over London (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world... (74 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
 
80.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
81.
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Giant mollusk monsters attack California. (84 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
82.
Gog (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots. (83 mins.)
 
83.
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing. (78 mins.)
Director: John Sherwood
 
84.
The Cosmic Monster (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A friendly visitor from outer space warns against conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field, that could mutate insects into giant monsters. (75 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Gunn
 
85.
Flight to Mars (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
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. (72 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
 
86.
Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens. (62 mins.)
 
87.
It Conquered the World (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
88.
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Working for O.S.I., the Office of Scientific Investigation, A-Man agent Jeffrey Stewart and his partner... (76 mins.)
Director: Curt Siodmak
 
89.
War of the Satellites (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere. (66 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
90.
The Space Children (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
An alien intelligence aborts the launching of a rocket with the help of a bunch of children. (69 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
91.
Kronos (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with. (78 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann