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1.
The Golem (1920)
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In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. (91 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
Westworld (1973)
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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. (88 mins.)
 
4.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
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Dr. Goldfoot has invented an army of bikini-clad robots who are programmed to seek out wealthy men and charm them into signing over their assets. Craig Gamble and Todd Armstrong set out to foil the fiendish plot. (88 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
6.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
7.
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
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In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race... (95 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
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Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria... (88 mins.)
 
10.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
The Underwater City (1962)
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An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean. (78 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
13.
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
 
14.
First Man to the Moon (1921 Short Film)
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Director: Dave Fleischer
 
15.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
16.
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island with a mad scientist. (99 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
17.
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
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
R.U.R. (1938 Short Film)
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Technological progress, in the shape of Rossum's Universal Robots, threatens to dominate and wipe out mankind. (35 mins.)
 
20.
Tobor the Great (1954)
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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
 
21.
The Invisible Boy (1957)
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A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite. (90 mins.)
Director: Herman Hoffman
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
25.
The Walking Dead (1936)
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution. (66 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
28.
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
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Professor Frankenstein creates a hulking teenager from the body of an accident victim; his "creation" awakens and goes on a killing spree. (74 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)
 
31.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad... (84 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
32.
How to Make a Monster (1958)
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When a master monster make-up artist is sacked by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge. (73 mins.)
 
33.
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way. (84 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
34.
The Man Without a Body (1957)
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A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds... (80 mins.)
 
35.
The Cosmic Man (1959)
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A spherical UFO proves to contain one alien visitor. How to deal with him? Investigators disagree... (72 mins.)
 
36.
The Colossus of New York (1958)
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A brilliant surgeon encases his dead son's brain in a large robot body, with unintended results... (70 mins.)
Director: Eugene Lourie
 
37.
4D Man (1959)
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Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state... (85 mins.)
 
38.
Missile Monsters (1958)
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Feature version of 1950 serial "Flying Disc Man from Mars." (75 mins.)
Director: Fred C. Brannon
 
39.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
40.
Satan's Satellites (1958)
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Feature version of the 1952 serial "Zombies of the Stratosphere. " Alien invaders plan to use a Hydrogen bomb to blast Earth out its orbit so Mars can replace it. (70 mins.)
Director: Fred C. Brannon
 
41.
War of the Satellites (1958)
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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
 
42.
Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
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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
 
43.
Invisible Invaders (1959)
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Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years... (67 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
44.
Man Made Monster (1941)
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A mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding. (59 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
45.
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
 
46.
Target Earth (1954)
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Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora. (75 mins.)
Director: Sherman A. Rose
 
47.
The Phantom Creeps (1939)
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A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world. (265 mins.)
 
48.
The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
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A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors... (62 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
49.
King Kong Escapes (1967)
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan. (104 mins.)
Director: Inoshiro Honda