Classic Sci-Fi Films

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1.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
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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
 
2.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
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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.
First Men in the Moon (1964)
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When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor. (103 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
4.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
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A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
 
5.
Mysterious Island (1961)
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During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island. (101 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
6.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
7.
The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
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Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus... (96 mins.)
 
8.
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
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Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
9.
Destination Moon (1950)
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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
 
10.
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
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A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream. (100 mins.)
 
11.
Flight to Mars (1951)
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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
 
12.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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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.
Godzilla (1954)
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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
14.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
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A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo. (80 mins.)
 
15.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
16.
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
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A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
17.
Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
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Gruff, hard-nosed new boss Stanton takes over a scientific research company upon the death of his benevolent father... (82 mins.)
Director: David L. Hewitt
 
18.
The Wizard of Mars (1965)
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In 1974, four astronauts, silver shoe-clad Dorothy, overweight Doc, goofy Charlie, and wooden Steve... (78 mins.)
Director: David L. Hewitt
 
19.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
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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
 
20.
Lost Continent (1951)
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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
 
21.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
22.
Rocketship X-M (1950)
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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
 
23.
Tarantula (1955)
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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
 
24.
The Blob (1958)
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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
25.
The Crawling Eye (1958)
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A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud. (84 mins.)
 
26.
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Sekely
 
27.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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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
 
28.
The Invisible Man (1933)
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
29.
The Lost World (1925)
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. (106 mins.)
Director: Harry O. Hoyt
 
30.
The Slime People (1963)
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After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters, a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Hutton
 
31.
The Atomic Submarine (1959)
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Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate. (72 mins.)
 
32.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
 
33.
The Time Machine (1960)
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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. (103 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
34.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
35.
Them! (1954)
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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
 
36.
Things to Come (1936)
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. (100 mins.)
 
37.
This Island Earth (1955)
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Newman
 
38.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, US Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview. (105 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
39.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
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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
 
40.
Woman in the Moon (1929)
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there. (156 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
41.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
42.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
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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
 
43.
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
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Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes. (82 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
44.
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
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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
 
45.
Frankenstein (1931)
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
46.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. (75 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
47.
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
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One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
48.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
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When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one. (67 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
49.
House of Frankenstein (1944)
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An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster. (71 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton