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
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.
Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $5.00M
4. Prehistoric Women (1950)
Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Fantasy
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 »
6. Two Lost Worlds (1951)
Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
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 »
7. Lost Continent (1951)
Passed | 83 min | Sci-Fi
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 »
8. The Man from Planet X (1951)
Approved | 71 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.
10. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 7,275 | Gross: $0.01M
11. The Thing from Another World (1951)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
12. When Worlds Collide (1951)
Approved | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
14. Five (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
15. Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
Passed | 70 min | Horror
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.
17. Flight to Mars (1951)
Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi
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.
18. Mr Drake's Duck (1951)
75 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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 »
20. Fury of the Congo (1951)
Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.
Present in my collection - not seen/rated yet.
21. The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)
Passed | 78 min | Crime, Horror, Romance
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 »
22. Valley of the Eagles (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Drama
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 »
23. The Whip Hand (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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 »
Present in my collection - not seen/rated yet.
26. Alraune (1952)
92 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
27. Robot Monster (1953)
Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.
Votes: 3,841 | Gross: $1.00M
28. Red Planet Mars (1952)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.
30. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy
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.
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)
32. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Votes: 5,464 | Gross: $5.00M
34. It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
37. Phantom from Space (1953)
Approved | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
38. Port Sinister (1953)
Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
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 »
39. Project M7 (1953)
86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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 »
aka Project M-7
40. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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 »
41. Donovan's Brain (1953)
Approved | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
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 »
42. The Maze (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
43. Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
Approved | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
44. The Magnetic Monster (1953)
Approved | 76 min | Sci-Fi
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 »
45. Jalopy (1953)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy
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.
47. Project Moon Base (1953)
Approved | 63 min | Sci-Fi
A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.
Not rated yet. Have to re-watch.
48. Four Sided Triangle (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
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 »
49. Planet Outlaws (1953)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
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.
50. The Neanderthal Man (1953)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
51. The Twonky (1953)
84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
52. Spaceways (1953)
74 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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 »
54. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Votes: 24,214 | Gross: $28.20M
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
120 min | Drama
In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
59. The Rocket Man (1954)
79 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy
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 »
60. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi
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.
61. Riders to the Stars (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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 »
Have in my collection. Need to (re-)watch/rate.
62. The Atomic Kid (1954)
86 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
63. The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)
Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
65. Immediate Disaster (1954)
75 min | Sci-Fi
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 »
66. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
G | 79 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 20,189 | Gross: $1.30M
68. The Snow Creature (1954)
Approved | 69 min | Horror
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.
69. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)
Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.12M
70. Paris Playboys (1954)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy
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.
71. Crash of Moons (1954 TV Movie)
Unrated | 78 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
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.
73. Silver Needle in the Sky (1954 TV Movie)
76 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
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.
75. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
79. Tarantula (1955)
Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.
Votes: 7,113 | Gross: $1.10M
82. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family
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.
83. Day the World Ended (1955)
Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
84. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)
Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.
85. Conquest of Space (1955)
Approved | 81 min | Sci-Fi
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.
87. The Atomic Man (1955)
76 min | Sci-Fi
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 »
Aka: The Atomic Man
88. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.
89. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)
Passed | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
90. King Dinosaur (1955)
63 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
91. The Brain Machine (1955)
Approved | 84 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Apparently only the first 10 minutes or so can be counted as sci-fi...
92. Uçan daireler Istanbulda (1955)
66 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Flying saucers over Istanbul
93. Rodan (1956)
Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.
Votes: 3,391 | Gross: $0.50M
94. The Mole People (1956)
Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.
95. World Without End (1956)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.
96. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.
97. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.
99. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 38,075 | Gross: $3.00M