Classic Sci-Fi

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
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The European Space Exploration Council sends two astronauts to explore a planet similar to the Earth but located on the opposite side of the sun. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
6.
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
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The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out. (84 mins.)
Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
7.
The Blob (1958)
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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
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.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
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In 1950s England, professor Quatermass' manned rocket-ship returns to Earth but 2 of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. (82 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
17.
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
 
18.
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
 
19.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
 
20.
Soylent Green (1973)
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
21.
1984 (1984)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
22.
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
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23.
Five (1951)
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The world is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. Only five Americans survive, including a pregnant woman, a neo-Nazi, a black man and a bank clerk. (93 mins.)
Director: Arch Oboler
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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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.)
 
26.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
27.
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
 
28.
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
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Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators. (100 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
29.
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
 
30.
The Satan Bug (1965)
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A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists... (114 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
31.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
32.
The Omega Man (1971)
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
33.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Milland
 
34.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
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A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
35.
Futureworld (1976)
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, a reporter is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
 
36.
Kronos (1957)
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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
 
37.
The Man from Planet X (1951)
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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
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Logan's Run (1976)
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
40.
The Monolith Monsters (1957)
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Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community. (77 mins.)
Director: John Sherwood
 
41.
Island of Terror (1966)
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An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue. (89 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
Time After Time (1979)
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H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
45.
The 27th Day (1957)
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Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft... (75 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
46.
Crack in the World (1965)
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it. (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
 
47.
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
 
48.
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
 
49.
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
 
50.
The Lost World (1960)
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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there. (97 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
51.
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
 
52.
On the Beach (1959)
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
Conquest of Space (1955)
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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
 
56.
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
 
57.
First Men in the Moon (1964)
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Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon... (103 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
58.
The Last Dinosaur (1977)
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Wealthy big game hunter (Boone), along with his group, gets trapped in pre-historic times where they are stalked by a ferocious dinosaur. (106 mins.)
 
59.
World Without End (1956)
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Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants. (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
60.
X the Unknown (1956)
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A radioactive, mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village. (81 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
 
61.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet. (110 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
62.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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A group of scientists investigates a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
63.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
64.
THX 1138 (1971)
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Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. (86 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
65.
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
 
66.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
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When the USA and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth. (98 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
67.
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
 
68.
Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
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The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri. (81 mins.)
Director: Jindrich Polák
 
69.
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.)
 
70.
Countdown (1967)
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Desperate to reach the moon first, NASA sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive; he can't return until Apollo is ready. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
71.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964 TV Series)
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers... (52 mins.)