Wikipedia's list of Sci-Fi Films

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1. The Mechanical Butcher (1895)

1 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short

6.0
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A butcher puts a full-grown live pig into his large box-like machine. Moments later, he draws out a full range of pork products, many already packaged for sale.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 530

2. Gugusse and the Automaton (1897)

1 min | Short

5.8
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Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Gugusse

Votes: 5

3. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,086

4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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Undersea adventures in a submarine by a dreaming fisherman who encounters mystical underwater creatures at odds with him. A parody on Jules Verne's novel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Manuel, Georges Méliès

Votes: 287

5. The Battle in the Clouds (1909)

20 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 208

6. The Aerial Anarchists (1911)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Anarchists build a super aircraft and bomb a railway, a fort and St. Paul's.

Director: Walter R. Booth

7. Homunculus, 1. Teil (1916)

69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Part of the artificial-creature series encompassing Der Golem (1914 and 1920), Alraune (1918, 1928, 1930) and Metropolis (1926), 'Homunculus' was the most popular serial in Germany during ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Rippert | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Ernst Ludwig, Adolf Paul, Albert Paul

Votes: 53

8. Homunculus, 2. Teil - Das geheimnisvolle Buch (1916)

75 min

7.2
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Director: Otto Rippert | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Friedrich Kühne, Theodor Loos, Mechthildis Thein

Votes: 18

10. Homunculus, 4. Teil - Die Rache des Homunculus (1917)

68 min

6.6
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Director: Otto Rippert | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Friedrich Kühne, Theodor Loos, Mechthildis Thein

Votes: 31

11. Homunculus, 5. Teil - Die Vernichtung der Menschheit (1916)

52 min

6.9
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Director: Otto Rippert | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Friedrich Kühne, Theodor Loos, Mechthildis Thein

Votes: 14

12. Homunculus, 6. Teil - Das Ende des Homunculus (1917)

59 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Director: Otto Rippert | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Friedrich Kühne, Mechthildis Thein, Lore Rückert

Votes: 11

13. The End of the World (1916)

77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world.

Director: August Blom | Stars: Olaf Fønss, Carl Lauritzen, Ebba Thomsen, Johanne Fritz-Petersen

Votes: 204

14. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Passed | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton

Votes: 1,254 | Gross: $8.00M

15. A Trip to Mars (1918)

97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A group of the researchers from the Earth in a spaceship traveling to Mars, where, to big surprise, finds a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization.

Director: Holger-Madsen | Stars: Gunnar Tolnæs, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam, Alf Blütecher

Votes: 398

16. Alraune (1919)

80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A mad scientist "creates" a beautiful but demonic woman, the result of a forced sexual union between a woman and a mandrake root, a plant said to have magical powers due to its uncanny resemblance to the human body.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Edmund Fritz | Stars: Gyula Gál, Géza Erdélyi, Kálmán Körmendy, Margit Lux

Votes: 25

17. Sacrifice (1918)

88 min | Horror

5.7
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Insane doctor Ten Brinken, using the semen of a dead man, artificially inseminate a prostitute. The resultant child grows up to be a beautiful but evil woman who turns against the man who ... See full summary »

Directors: Eugen Illés, Joseph Klein | Stars: Max Auzinger, Joseph Klein, Friedrich Kühne, Ernst Rennspies

Votes: 9

18. The Master Mystery (1919)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.9
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Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".

Directors: Harry Grossman, Burton L. King | Stars: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Ruth Stonehouse, Edna Britton

Votes: 81

19. The First Men in the Moon (1919)

50 min | Fantasy

7.0
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The inventor of a space sphere flies to the moon and is marooned by a crooked financier.

Directors: Bruce Gordon, J.L.V. Leigh | Stars: Bruce Gordon, Heather Thatcher, Hector Abbas, Lionel d'Aragon

Votes: 27

20. The Arc (1919)

70 min

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In 1949, Earth is struggling to rebuild after its civilisation has been destroyed.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Leo Connard, Eva Speyer, Georg H. Schnell, Oevid Molander

21. Power (1920)

99 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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An alien from the planet Algol gives a man a device that gives him superpowers.

Director: Hans Werckmeister | Stars: Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Hanna Ralph

Votes: 96

22. The Invisible Ray (1920)

Sci-Fi

5.1
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Director: Harry A. Pollard | Stars: Ruth Clifford, Jack Sherrill, Sidney Bracey, Edwards Davis

Votes: 14

23. The Mechanical Man (1921)

80 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine.

Director: André Deed | Stars: Giulia Costa, André Deed, Valentina Frascaroli, Mathilde Lambert

Votes: 171

24. The Man from Beyond (1922)

Not Rated | 74 min | Mystery

5.6
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A man who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love.

Director: Burton L. King | Stars: Harry Houdini, Arthur Maude, Albert Tavernier, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 167

25. Black Oxen (1923)

80 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A Manhattan playboy falls in love with a mysterious European woman, whom he notices as an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first, he thinks... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Conway Tearle, Tom Ricketts, Tom Guise

Votes: 88

26. Aelita (1924)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the... See full summary »

Director: Yakov Protazanov | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolay Batalov

Votes: 1,913

27. The Last Man on Earth (1924)

70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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In the future year of 1940, a young man is rejected and humiliated by a girl and goes off to be a hermit in a redwood forest. By 1950, a dreadful plague of "Masculitis" has killed every ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Earle Foxe, Grace Cunard, Gladys Tennyson, Derelys Perdue

Votes: 47

28. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,712 | Gross: $0.55M

29. Luch smerti (1925)

125 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Director: Lev Kuleshov | Stars: Porfiri Podobed, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel

Votes: 57

30. At 3:25 (1924)

Unrated | 35 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A scientist's invisible ray freezes Paris into immobility.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Henri Rollan, Charles Martinelli, Louis Pré Fils, Albert Préjean

Votes: 1,276

31. The Power God (1925)

300 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Professor Sturgess invents a miraculous engine which can draw unlimited power from the atoms of the air. When the professor is killed, his daughter and her fiance must fight to keep the ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Ford, Ben F. Wilson | Stars: Ben F. Wilson, Neva Gerber, Lafe McKee, Al Ernest Garcia

Votes: 20

32. Our Heavenly Bodies (1925)

92 min | Sci-Fi

6.8
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Director: Hanns Walter Kornblum | Stars: Paul Bildt, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Theodor Loos, Oscar Marion

Votes: 83

33. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 126,113 | Gross: $0.03M

34. A Daughter of Destiny (1928)

108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A scientist interested in the laws of heredity, impregnates a prostitute in a laboratory with the semen of a hanged murderer. The prostitute conceives a female child who has no concept of love, whom the professor adopts.

Director: Henrik Galeen | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener, Iván Petrovich, Wolfgang Zilzer

Votes: 224

35. High Treason (1929)

95 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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Women unite to prevent financiers from engineering a second world war.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Benita Hume, Basil Gill, Humberston Wright, Jameson Thomas

Votes: 88

36. The Mysterious Island (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Woman in the Moon (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim, Gerda Maurus

Votes: 2,219

38. Alraune (1930)

103 min | Sci-Fi

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Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Albert Bassermann, Harald Paulsen, Adolf E. Licho

Votes: 48

39. Just Imagine (1930)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.5
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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick, Marjorie White

Votes: 512

40. The Voice from the Sky (1929)

Sci-Fi

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A crazed scientist calling himself The Voice from the Sky broadcasts his voice all across the globe, and threatens to suspend all energy in the earth's atmosphere and turn day into night ... See full summary »

Director: Ben F. Wilson | Stars: Hal Taliaferro, Neva Gerber, Robert Walker, J.P. Lockney

41. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 10,409

42. La fin du monde (1931)

54 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Abel Gance, Colette Darfeuil, Sylvie Gance, Jeanne Brindeau

Votes: 177

43. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 53,756 | Gross: $12.00M

44. F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (1932)

114 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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Urged by famous airman Ellissen the Lennartz Company puts into reality the project proposed by his friend Droste: F.P.1, a huge floating platform in the Atlantic that makes long-distance ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Hartl | Stars: Hans Albers, Sybille Schmitz, Paul Hartmann, Peter Lorre

Votes: 161

45. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 6,380

46. 6 Hours to Live (1932)

72 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Miriam Jordan, John Boles, George F. Marion

Votes: 68

47. Deluge (1933)

70 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer, Matt Moore

Votes: 197

48. Der Tunnel (1933)

72 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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An engineer is hired to plan and oversee the construction of a undersea tunnel between Europe and the US. However, certain interests don't want to see the tunnel built and use every means ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Paul Hartmann, Attila Hörbiger, Olly von Flint, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 47

49. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 23,592

50. It's Great to Be Alive (1933)

69 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

5.6
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An aviator who crash landed on an island in the South Pacific returns home to find that he is the last fertile man left on Earth after an epidemic of masculitus.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Raul Roulien, Edna May Oliver, Gloria Stuart, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 19

51. Men Must Fight (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.4
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Laura is a nurse at the Front in World War I. She meets and falls for a young flyer named Geoffrey. On his first mission, Geoffrey is shot down and taken to the hospital where Laura works. ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Lewis Stone, Phillips Holmes, May Robson

Votes: 274

52. Gold (1934)

120 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

6.8
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After his colleague and a mentor, Prof. Achenbach dies in a set-up accident, while trying to produce gold from the lead, Werner Holk seeks revenge. Meanwhile, a British millionaire suggests that Holk work on him on a similar project.

Director: Karl Hartl | Stars: Hans Albers, Friedrich Kayßler, Brigitte Helm, Michael Bohnen

Votes: 143

53. Der Herr der Welt (1934)

90 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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A German scientist designs and builds a machine that will do dangerous work instead of placing humans in jeopardy. But the machine itself turns out to have disastrous effects on the people involved.

Director: Harry Piel | Stars: Walter Janssen, Sybille Schmitz, Walter Franck, Aribert Wäscher

Votes: 17

54. Once in a New Moon (1935)

63 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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When the small town of Shrimpton-on-Sea is dragged out into space by the force of a 'dead star' passing Earth, the populace try to organise a local government based on equal rights for all,... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Eliot Makeham, René Ray, Morton Selten, Wally Patch

Votes: 6

55. The Vanishing Shadow (1934)

Passed | 242 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Onslow Stevens, Ada Ince, Walter Miller, James Durkin

Votes: 41

56. Frontier (1935)

82 min | Drama

6.3
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A Russian outpost in Eastern Siberia comes under threat of attack by the Japanese in this patriotic film from 1935. Aerograd is a new town with a strategically located airfield of vital interest to the government.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Stepan Shagaida, Sergei Stolyarov, Evgeniya Melnikova, Stepan Shkurat

Votes: 289

57. Air Hawks (1935)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A mysterious ray that immobilizes all motors and engines threatens the security of the country.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Tala Birell, Wiley Post, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 126

58. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 35,924

59. Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella (1936)

70 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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The science fiction film "Kosmicheskii Reis" was first shown in Soviet theaters in January 1936. Soviet cinematographers created a progressively realistic image of a journey to the moon in ... See full summary »

Director: Vasily Zhuravlyov | Stars: Sergey Komarov, K. Moskalenko, Vassili Gaponenko, Nikolay Feoktistov

Votes: 260

60. The Lost City (I) (1935)

Approved | 240 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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An evil scientist plots to take over the world from his base in Africa, where he has invented a machine that can cause earthquakes.

Director: Harry Revier | Stars: William 'Stage' Boyd, Kane Richmond, Claudia Dell, Josef Swickard

Votes: 202

61. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Musical, Sci-Fi, Western

6.4
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When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 355

62. Flash Gordon (1936)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 1,736

63. Rocket Ship (1936)

72 min | Sci-Fi

7.3
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 484

64. Ghost Patrol (1936)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A professor invents a radium tube that makes internal combustion engines stop running. He and his invention are captured by a gang of robbers. A federal agent is sent to rescue him.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Tim McCoy, Claudia Dell, Walter Miller, Wheeler Oakman

Votes: 114

65. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 1,708

66. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

Votes: 715

67. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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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.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 5,619

68. Undersea Kingdom (1936)

Approved | 226 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

4.8
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Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. ... See full summary »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum

Votes: 411

69. Non-Stop New York (1937)

69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A young woman finds herself as the intended victim of a murder plot on a transatlantic flight from London to New York.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: John Loder, Anna Lee, Francis L. Sullivan, Frank Cellier

Votes: 200

70. The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)

Approved | 204 min | Adventure

7.2
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The US marine corps must battle a would-be world conqueror who uses electricity as a weapon.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Lee Powell, Bruce Bennett, Eleanor Stewart, Montagu Love

Votes: 75

71. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | 299 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 689

72. The Secret of Treasure Island (1938)

Approved | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.5
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In the Prologue, pirates hide a treasure on an island off the Mexican coast. And the pirates, the map and the treasure disappear in a volcanic eruption. The legend of the island draws ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Don Terry, Gwen Gaze, Walter Miller, Grant Withers

Votes: 161

73. Buck Rogers (1939)

Approved | 237 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A 20th Century pilot named Buck Rogers and his young friend Buddy Wade awake from 500 years in suspended animation to find that the world has been taken over by the outlaw army of Killer Kane.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Jack Mulhall

Votes: 637

74. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,034

75. The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Approved | 265 min | Sci-Fi

4.6
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A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

Votes: 676

76. The Ape (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Horror

4.5
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Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly mad scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan

Votes: 1,312

77. Before I Hang (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 709

78. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

Votes: 1,508

79. Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.5
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A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton

Votes: 1,712

80. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Approved | 220 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.1
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 935

81. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 2,438

82. The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 1,461

83. Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

Approved | 267 min | Adventure, Action, Crime

7.2
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A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Eduardo Ciannelli, Robert Wilcox, William Newell, C. Montague Shaw

Votes: 158

84. Son of Ingagi (1940)

Passed | 70 min | Horror

4.0
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A newlywed couple is visited by a strange old woman who harbors a secret about the young girl's father.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Zack Williams, Laura Bowman, Alfred Grant, Daisy Bufford

Votes: 151

85. Man-Made Monster (1941)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Nagel, Frank Albertson

Votes: 884

86. The Monster and the Girl (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 303

87. Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Thriller

5.3
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Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Bela Lugosi uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal

Votes: 743

88. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Not Rated | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell

Votes: 2,313

89. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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Dr. Larry Forbes visits the château of Dr. Robert Renault, uncle of his fiancée Madelon, who is idolized by Renault's assistant, a strange émigré from Java.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Shepperd Strudwick, Lynne Roberts, George Zucco

Votes: 363

90. Invisible Agent (1942)

81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,136

91. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 911

92. The Mad Ghoul (1943)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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A university chemistry professor experiments with an ancient Mayan gas on a medical student, turning the would-be surgeon into a murdering ghoul.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: David Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, George Zucco, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 466

93. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Jon Hall, Leon Errol, John Carradine, Alan Curtis

Votes: 1,263

94. The Lady and the Monster (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A millionaire's brain is preserved after his death, and telepathically begins to take control of those around him.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Vera Ralston, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Arlen, Helen Vinson

Votes: 198

95. The Monster Maker (1944)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell, Wanda McKay

Votes: 738

96. Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)

Not Rated | 219 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A young couple journeys to Mystery Island to rescue the girl's father, who is being held prisoner by the evil Captain Mephisto, a pirate from 200 years ago who uses his Transformation ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Yakima Canutt, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Richard Bailey, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, Kenne Duncan

Votes: 91

97. The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)

92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Nils Asther, Helen Walker, Reinhold Schünzel, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 71

98. The Monster and the Ape (1945)

Passed | 295 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold, displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst and three other colleagues. Shortly afterward, the ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Robert Lowery, George Macready, Ralph Morgan, Carole Mathews

Votes: 42

99. The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

Approved | 201 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Dennis Moore, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, James Craven

Votes: 127

100. Strange Holiday (1945)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A man returns from a trip to find fascists have taken over the U.S. government.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Claude Rains, Bob Stebbins, Barbara Bate, Paul Hilton

Votes: 60