My Sci-Fi collection (1950-1962)

by emertens | created - 25 Jun 2013 | updated - 01 Feb 2016 | Public

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1. Destination Moon (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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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.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson

Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $5.00M

2. Rocketship X-M (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

4.9
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An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 1,801

3. The Flying Saucer (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe?

Director: Mikel Conrad | Stars: Mikel Conrad, Pat Garrison, Hantz von Teuffen, Earle Lyon

Votes: 300

4. Prehistoric Women (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Fantasy

2.9
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Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (... See full summary »

Director: Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon

Votes: 403

5. Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)

Approved | 252 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot, Tommy Bond

Votes: 494

6. Two Lost Worlds (1951)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.4
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When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Dawn | Stars: Kasey Rogers, James Arness, Bill Kennedy, Gloria Petroff

Votes: 122

7. Lost Continent (1951)

Passed | 83 min | Sci-Fi

3.0
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Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke, Chick Chandler, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,118

8. The Man from Planet X (1951)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.7
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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.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert

Votes: 1,994

9. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 3,913

10. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 7,275 | Gross: $0.01M

11. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 21,069

12. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,793

13. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 68,698

14. Five (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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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.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 941

15. Bride of the Gorilla (1951)

Passed | 70 min | Horror

4.4
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The owner of a plantation in the jungle marries a beautiful woman. Shortly afterward, he is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla.

Director: Curt Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr., Raymond Burr, Tom Conway

Votes: 873

16. Unknown World (1951)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Scientists use a gigantic drilling machine for an expedition to the center of the earth.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Bruce Kellogg, Otto Waldis, Jim Bannon, Tom Handley

Votes: 713

17. Flight to Mars (1951)

Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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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.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston

Votes: 712

5-8/10

18. Mr Drake's Duck (1951)

75 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Yolande Donlan, Jon Pertwee, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 57

19. Jungle Manhunt (1951)

66 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Football player Bob Miller, played by an actual football player, is lost in the jungle. Who else to find him but Jungle Jim.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Waterfield, Sheila Ryan, Rick Vallin

Votes: 303

20. Fury of the Congo (1951)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 214

Present in my collection - not seen/rated yet.

21. The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

4.8
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Edward Jekyll, ignorant of how his father had brought forth death and destruction with his experiments, is pursuing a chemist career despite the fact that he has been discharged from school... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Louis Hayward, Jody Lawrance, Alexander Knox, Lester Matthews

Votes: 152

22. Valley of the Eagles (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A Norwegian scientist builds a device that can convert sound waves into electrical energy. However, the machine is stolen by the scientist's wife and assistant, who head across the frozen ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jack Warner, Nadia Gray, John McCallum, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 152

23. The Whip Hand (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake in which all the fish have mysteriously died. The locals are tight-lipped about it,... See full summary »

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr

Votes: 425

Present in my collection - not seen/rated yet.

24. Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

2.7
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A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Peggie Castle, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Bice

Votes: 942 | Gross: $1.20M

25. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

74 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo, Charlita

Votes: 1,300

26. Alraune (1952)

92 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A scientist creates a beautiful "perfect woman", but since she is artificial, she seems soul-less and with no sense of morality, she brings ruin to all around her.

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Erich von Stroheim, Karlheinz Böhm, Harry Meyen

Votes: 244

27. Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi

2.9
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The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle

Votes: 3,841 | Gross: $1.00M

28. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

Votes: 916

4-7/10

29. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford

Votes: 296

30. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 4,833

An odd title in this list. But it is also counted in the "Keep Watching the Skies" encyclopedia, because of the science related fiction it contains (balloon, explosives)

31. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 10,803

32. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

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

6.7
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 5,464 | Gross: $5.00M

33. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 5,877

34. It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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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 strangely.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 6,824

35. The War of the Worlds (1953)

G | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 27,592 | Gross: $4.36M

36. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,498

37. Phantom from Space (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Ted Cooper, Tom Daly, Steve Acton, Burt Wenland

Votes: 786

4-8/10

38. Port Sinister (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.0
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A 17th-century Caribbean port rumored to have frequented by pirates rises from the ocean floor, where it came to rest after an earthquake many years before. A scientist wants to study it, ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: James Warren, Lynne Roberts, Paul Cavanagh, William Schallert

Votes: 50

39. Project M7 (1953)

86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. On the day of the test flight, one of the scientists dies in ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Robert Beatty, Herbert Lom

Votes: 71

aka Project M-7

40. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,639

41. Donovan's Brain (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

6.0
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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. Donovan manages to impose his powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie

Votes: 1,204

42. The Maze (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he ... See full summary »

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery, Michael Pate

Votes: 582

43. Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Approved | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.5
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.

Directors: Ron Ormond, Herbert Tevos | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon, Richard Travis, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,090

44. The Magnetic Monster (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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Working for O.S.I., the Office of Scientific Investigation, A-Man agent Jeffrey Stewart and his partner Dan Forbes are sent to a local hardware store where they find a strong magnetic field... See full summary »

Directors: Curt Siodmak, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 818

45. Jalopy (1953)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

7.0
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Those wacky Bowery Boys invent a super fast fuel, which will help them win an auto race (isn't this cheating?). However, the fuel is stolen by the bad guys just before the big race.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Lowery

Votes: 256

46. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.7
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Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, William Phipps

Votes: 1,134

47. Project Moon Base (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Sci-Fi

2.8
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A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

Director: Richard Talmadge | Stars: Donna Martell, Hayden Rorke, Ross Ford, Larry Johns

Votes: 819

Not rated yet. Have to re-watch.

48. Four Sided Triangle (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen

Votes: 435

49. Planet Outlaws (1953)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

3.8
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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: 263

5-6/10?

50. The Neanderthal Man (1953)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Professor Groves, an expert in prehistoric life, proves his theories with an extract that'll regress a cat to a saber-tooth tiger and man to a Neanderthal.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Robert Shayne, Joyce Terry, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick

Votes: 412

51. The Twonky (1953)

84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Tweedy college professor discovers his new TV set is animate, apparently possessed by something from the future, and militantly intent on regulating his daily life.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Hans Conried, William H. Lynn, Gloria Blondell, Edwin Max

Votes: 423

52. Spaceways (1953)

74 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Howard Duff, Eva Bartok, Alan Wheatley, Philip Leaver

Votes: 301

53. Gojira (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 21,740 | Gross: $2.42M

54. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 24,214 | Gross: $28.20M

55. Them! (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 16,486

56. Gog (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.5
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A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf

Votes: 821

57. Target Earth (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

Director: Sherman A. Rose | Stars: Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, Richard Reeves

Votes: 818

58. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 414

59. The Rocket Man (1954)

79 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy

5.2
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Wacky complications ensue when a little boy comes into possession of a ray gun that compels anyone caught in its beam to tell the truth. He uses it to prevent his orphanage from being shut ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Anne Francis, John Agar

Votes: 69

60. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

5.0
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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.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 901

61. Riders to the Stars (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Carlson, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: William Lundigan, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson, Martha Hyer

Votes: 517

Have in my collection. Need to (re-)watch/rate.

62. The Atomic Kid (1954)

86 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Elaine Devry, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 234

63. The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 465

64. Tobor the Great (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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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.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin, Taylor Holmes

Votes: 493

65. Immediate Disaster (1954)

75 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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Tonight, first contact will be made! A beautifully-crafted tale of a superior being from Venus who has the power of life and death at his touch. Academy Award-winning actress Patricia ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Balaban | Stars: Patricia Neal, Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond, Cyril Luckham

Votes: 295

66. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror

7.0
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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.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 20,189 | Gross: $1.30M

67. Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | 71 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

3.1
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An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton, Frank Gerstle

Votes: 1,573

68. The Snow Creature (1954)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

3.1
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American botanical expedition in the Himalayas stumbles across a Yeti den, capture one and transport it back to Los Angeles, where it escapes while customs officials are debating whether it is animal or human.

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada, Rollin Moriyama

Votes: 717

69. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Director: Wyott Ordung | Stars: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Wyott Ordung

Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.12M

70. Paris Playboys (1954)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

7.0
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Sach is the exact double of a famous French scientist who has invented a powerful rocket fuel. Enemy agents, mistaking Sach for the scientist, attempt to kidnap him and get the formula for the fuel.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Veola Vonn

Votes: 221

71. Crash of Moons (1954 TV Movie)

Unrated | 78 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

3.1
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Not a feature film but a three-part episode from the TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954) edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden

Votes: 656

72. The Gypsy Moon (1954 TV Movie)

75 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Rocky Jones discovers two strange moons orbiting each other, inhabited by warring civilizations.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Banner, Scotty Beckett, Maurice Cass, Richard Crane

Votes: 33

73. Silver Needle in the Sky (1954 TV Movie)

76 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Intergalactic trouble erupts for Rocky Jones and his Space Rangers as they find themselves on board a spaceship full of diplomats that's heading towards an interplanetary conference.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Maurice Cass, Rudolph Anders

Votes: 53

74. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.0
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 3,714

75. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 4,288

76. Bride of the Monster (1955)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

Votes: 5,697

77. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith

Votes: 3,920

78. This Island Earth (1955)

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

5.9
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller

Votes: 7,468

79. Tarantula (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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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.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 7,113 | Gross: $1.10M

80. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 4,328

81. This Island Earth (1955)

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

5.9
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller

Votes: 7,468

82. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

7.5
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Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman, Zdenek Hustak, Josef Lukás

Votes: 1,139

83. Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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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.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,474

84. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger

Votes: 846

85. Conquest of Space (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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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.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, Mickey Shaughnessy, Phil Foster

Votes: 1,129

86. Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)

94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Akemi Negishi, Momoko Kôchi, Nobuo Nakamura

Votes: 117

87. The Atomic Man (1955)

76 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, Peter Arne, Joseph Tomelty

Votes: 181

Aka: The Atomic Man

88. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.4
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A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman, Lou Place | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

Votes: 1,067

89. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.4
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An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Milner | Stars: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton

Votes: 1,155

90. King Dinosaur (1955)

63 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

1.9
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A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson, Patti Gallagher

Votes: 1,042

91. The Brain Machine (1955)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Thriller

5.5
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A doctor is taken hostage by a drug smuggler whom she has diagnosed as psychotic. Her estranged husband has to find her before the smuggling gang find him and kill them both.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Patrick Barr, Elizabeth Allan, Maxwell Reed, Vanda Godsell

Votes: 77

Apparently only the first 10 minutes or so can be counted as sci-fi...

92. Uçan daireler Istanbulda (1955)

66 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Alien Amazon women land their UFO in Istanbul to find Earth men for their home planet with the help of a robot. Two bumbling journalists are caught up in the action.

Director: Orhan Erçin | Stars: Orhan Erçin, Zafer Önen, Türkan Samil, Özcan Tekgül

Votes: 67

Flying saucers over Istanbul

93. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 3,391 | Gross: $0.50M

Aka: Rodan

94. The Mole People (1956)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

4.8
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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

Votes: 2,474

95. World Without End (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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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.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor

Votes: 1,428

Cinemascope 6-8/10

96. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 5,884

97. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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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.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 5,775

98. 1984 (1956)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,550

99. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 38,075 | Gross: $3.00M

100. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 37,819