Best Sci-Fi Movies (of Each Year) 1950 to Now

A List of My Favourite Science Fiction Films for Each Year Since 1950.

Please Take Note: This list includes many Special Mentions, (i.e. they made my 'Top 5' for the year.)

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1.
Ex Machina (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. (108 mins.)
Director: Alex Garland
 
2.
Interstellar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ Special Mentions:
Big Hero 6
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy

6-10:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Predestination
RoboCop
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Above the Bar:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Divergent
The Giver
Godzilla
Lucy
The Maze Runner
Time Lapse

Also Seen:
The Anomaly
Autómata
Debug
Don't Blink
Earth to Echo
I, Frankenstein
Transcendence

Yet to See:
Comet*
Extraterrestrial*
I Origins*
In Your Eyes*
Left Behind*
Monsters: Dark Continent*
Parts Per Billion*
Project Almanac*
Robot Overlords*
The Signal*
Space Station 76*
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*
Transformers: Age of Extinction*
Young Ones*
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Cooties (Oct 10/DVD:?)
Bang Bang Baby (2015. Feb 5)

Yet to Screen:
The Quiet Hour (2015. Apr 22)

No Date:
Flashes ” - the_whitehawk
 
3.
Her (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
4.
Robot & Frank (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. (89 mins.)
Director: Jake Schreier
 
5.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Special Mentions:
Limitless - close 2nd
The Adjustment Bureau
Paul
Perfect Sense

6-10:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
X-Men: First Class

Above the Bar:
Battle Los Angeles
Cowboys & Aliens
Melancholia
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Also Seen:
Green Lantern
I Am Number Four
In Time
Priest

Yet to See:
Another Earth*
Attack the Block
Contagion*
The Darkest Hour
The Day*
Manborg*
The Thing* ” - the_whitehawk
 
6.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ Special Mentions:
Iron Man 2
Monsters
Repo Men
Skyline

Also Seen:
Hot Tub Time Machine
TRON: Legacy

Yet to See:
Megamind*
Never Let Me Go*
Predators
Radio Free Albemuth*
Resident Evil: Afterlife*
Splice
Womb* ” - the_whitehawk
 
7.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
8.
Iron Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Special Mentions:
Meet Dave
Outlander
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
WALL·E

6-10:
Alien Raiders
Babylon A.D.
Cloverfield
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Jumper

Also Seen:
10,000 BC
The Happening
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Incredible Hulk
Quarantine
The X Files: I Want to Believe

Yet to See:
Blindness
City of Ember*
Death Race
Doomsday
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (revised version of the original)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Repo! The Genetic Opera ” - the_whitehawk
 
9.
Sunshine (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Special Mentions:
I Am Legend
The Mist
Next
Transformers

6-10:
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
The Golden Compass
The Invasion
The Man from Earth
[REC]

Also Seen:
28 Weeks Later
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Premonition

Yet to See:
The Last Mimzy
The Nines
Resident Evil: Extinction*
The Signal
Timecrimes* ” - the_whitehawk
 
10.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
“ Special Mentions:
Children of Men
The Fountain
The Prestige
X-Men: The Last Stand

Also Seen:
Deja Vu
Slither
Superman Returns
Underworld: Evolution

Yet to See:
The Astronaut Farmer
The Host
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
Paprika
Pulse
Renaissance
Southland Tales ” - the_whitehawk
 
11.
V for Vendetta (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ Special Mentions:
Serenity - close 2nd
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds

Also Seen:
Æon Flux
Fantastic Four
The Island

Yet to See:
The Jacket
Stealth
Zathura ” - the_whitehawk
 
12.
Primer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
“ Special Mentions:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - close 2nd
The Final Cut
Hellboy
I, Robot

6-10:
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
The Butterfly Effect
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Day After Tomorrow
The Manchurian Candidate

Also Seen:
Blade: Trinity
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Yet to See:
2046
Appleseed
Control
Dawn of the Dead
The Forgotten
Godsend
Resident Evil: Apocalypse*
Steamboy*
The Stepford Wives* ” - the_whitehawk
 
13.
X-Men 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Special Mentions:
Code 46
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Paycheck

6-10:
Daredevil
Dreamcatcher
Hulk
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Also Seen:
The Animatrix
The Core

Yet to See:
Absolon
Beyond Re-Animator
It's All About Love
Thoughtcrimes
Timeline
Willard ” - the_whitehawk
 
14.
Minority Report (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ Special Mentions:
Solaris
Star Trek: Nemesis
The Time Machine
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

6-10:
28 Days Later
Equilibrium
Impostor
Resident Evil
Signs

Also Seen:
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Blade II
Men in Black II
The Tuxedo

Yet to See:
Clockstoppers
Cypher
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
Lilo & Stitch
Reign of Fire
S1m0ne
Treasure Planet ” - the_whitehawk
 
15.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
“ Special Mentions:
Donnie Darko
Evolution
K-PAX
Planet of the Apes

Also Seen:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Spy Kids
Vanilla Sky

Yet to See:
CQ
Ghosts of Mars
Jurassic Park III ” - the_whitehawk
 
16.
X-Men (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. (104 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Special Mentions:
The 6th Day
Pitch Black
Red Planet
Titan A.E.

6-10:
The Cell
Mission to Mars
On the Beach
Unbreakable
Hollowman

Also Seen:
Battlefield Earth

Yet to See:
Battle Royale
Supernova ” - the_whitehawk
 
17.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
18.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
19.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Special Mentions:
Contact - A very close 2nd
The Fifth Element
Men in Black
Starship Troopers

6-10:
Alien: Resurrection
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Cube
Event Horizon
Face/Off

Also Seen:
Flubber
Mimic
The Postman
The Relic
Volcano

Yet to See:
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Retroactive
Smilla's Sense of Snow ” - the_whitehawk
 
20.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Borg travel back in time intended on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Special Mentions:
Chain Reaction
Independence Day
Mars Attacks!
Phenomenon

6-10:
Escape From L.A.
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Multiplicity
The Nutty Professor
Solo

Yet to See:
The Arrival
Black Mask
Unforgettable ” - the_whitehawk
 
21.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Special Mentions:
Strange Days - close 2nd
The City of Lost Children
Ghost in the Shell
Powder

6-10:
Judge Dredd
Johnny Mnemonic
Species
Virtuosity
Waterworld

Also Seen:
Congo
Tank Girl

Yet to See:
Screamers
Village of the Damned ” - the_whitehawk
 
22.
Stargate (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. (116 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
23.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Special Mention:
Coneheads
Demolition Man
Fire in the Sky
The Visitors

Also Seen:
Super Mario Bros. ” - the_whitehawk
 
24.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Special Mentions:
Freejack
Forever Young
Fortess
Universal Soldier

Also Seen:
Honey, I Blew Up the Kids
The Lawnmower Man
Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Yet to See:
Split Second
Timescape ” - the_whitehawk
 
25.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Special Mentions:
Delicatessen
Highlander II: The Quickening
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Wedlock

Also Seen:
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey

Yet to See:
The Adventures of the Rocketeer
Kafka
Until the End of the World ” - the_whitehawk
 
26.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Special Mentions:
Back to the Future Part III
Brain Dead
Flatliners
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Also Seen:
Darkman
Predator 2
RoboCop 2

Yet to See:
The Handmaid's Tale
Hardware
Tremors ” - the_whitehawk
 
27.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
28.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ Special Mentions:
Alien Nation
The Blob
Earth Girls Are Easy
My Stepmother is an Alien

Also Seen:
Short Circuit 2

Yet to See:
They Live ” - the_whitehawk
 
29.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
30.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Special Mentions:
The Fly
Flight of the Navigator
Short Curcuit
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Also Seen:
Playing Beatie Bow

Yet to See:
Black Moon Rising
Critters
The Wraith ” - the_whitehawk
 
31.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Special Mentions:
Brazil
Cocoon
Enemy Mine
The Return of the Living Dead

Yet to See:
Re-Animator ” - the_whitehawk
 
32.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Special Mentions:
1984
Dune
Ghostbusters
Starman

6-10:
Firestarter
The Last Starfighter
The Philadelphia Experiment
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
The Toxic Avenger

Also See:
2010
Repo Man

Yet to See:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind ” - the_whitehawk
 
33.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
 
34.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Special Mentions:
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
TRON

Yet to See:
The Thing ” - the_whitehawk
 
35.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Special Mention:
Mad Max 2
Time Bandits

Yet to See:
Scanners ” - the_whitehawk
 
36.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Special Mention:
Flash Gordon
Superman II

Yet to See:
The Final Countdown ” - the_whitehawk
 
37.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Special Mention:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Mad Max
Moonraker

Yet to See:
Stalker*
Time After Time ” - the_whitehawk
 
38.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Special Mention:
Battlestar Galactica
Superman

Yet to See:
The Boys from Brazil
The Fury ” - the_whitehawk
 
39.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Special Mentions:
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - close 2nd
Eraserhead
The Spy Who Loved Me

Yet to See:
Capricorn One
The Island of Dr. Moreau ” - the_whitehawk
 
40.
Logan's Run (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
“ Special Mention:
The Man Who Fell to Earth

Yet to See:
Futureworld
King Kong ” - the_whitehawk
 
41.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ EDIT ” - the_whitehawk
 
42.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
43.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
“ Special Mention:
Westworld ” - the_whitehawk
 
44.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man named Billy Pilgirm tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
45.
THX 1138 (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ Special Mentions:
A Clockwork Orange
The Andromeda Strain
The Omega Man ” - the_whitehawk
 
46.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
47.
The Illustrated Man (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury, a collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny... (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
48.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ Special Mentions:
Planet of the Apes
Charly ” - the_whitehawk
 
49.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked. (117 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
50.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
“ Special Mention:
Fantastic Voyage ” - the_whitehawk
 
51.
The War Game (1965 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
52.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
53.
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
“ Special Mention:
The Nutty Professor ” - the_whitehawk
 
54.
Amphibian Man (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is... (96 mins.)
 
55.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
 
56.
Village of the Damned (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. (77 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
“ Special Mention:
The Time Machine - close 2nd ” - the_whitehawk
 
57.
On the Beach (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ Special Mention:
Journey to the Center of the Earth ” - the_whitehawk
 
58.
The Blob (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
59.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
60.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
 
61.
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
 
62.
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
 
63.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ Special Mention:
It Came from Outer Space ” - the_whitehawk
 
64.
Monkey Business (1952)
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
65.
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
 
66.
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