Sci-Fi Of The 50's(and a few of the 60's)

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1.
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
 
2.
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 strange. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
3.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
 
8.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
9.
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
 
10.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
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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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
Day the World Ended (1955)
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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
 
17.
The Blob (1958)
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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
18.
Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
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A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after inadvertently hitting it with their car. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
19.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). (79 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
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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
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
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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.)
 
24.
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
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In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley... (78 mins.)
Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
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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
 
28.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
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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
 
29.
Donovan's Brain (1953)
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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
 
30.
The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
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Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March... (71 mins.)
Director: Nathan Hertz
 
31.
Gorgo (1961)
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Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up. (78 mins.)
Director: Eugene Lourie
 
32.
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
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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
 
33.
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
 
34.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
Enemy from Space (1957)
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up. (85 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
37.
The Angry Red Planet (1959)
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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
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
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Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. (62 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
40.
The Flying Saucer (1950)
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Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe? (69 mins.)
Director: Mikel Conrad
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
Unknown World (1951)
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Scientists use a gigantic drilling machine for an expedition to the center of the earth. (74 mins.)
 
44.
Red Planet Mars (1952)
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
45.
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
 
46.
Not of This Earth (1957)
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war. (67 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
47.
Indestructible Man (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Scientific experiments accidentally revive an executed criminal and make him impervious to harm, prompting him to seek revenge on his former partners. (72 mins.)
Director: Jack Pollexfen
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
Radar Men from the Moon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson... (167 mins.)
Director: Fred C. Brannon
 
50.
Conquest of Space (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American-led team of International astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way. (81 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
51.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
52.
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. (97 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
53.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. (82 mins.)
Director: Val Guest