MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8 this week

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  19 April 1996 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 14,641 users  
Reviews: 179 user | 65 critic

Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about "This Island Earth".

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 18 Apr 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 16 Mar 2014
 
a list of 43 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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

Directors: Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold
Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu
Child Bride (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls.

Director: Harry Revier
Stars: Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, Warner Richmond
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Cinematic Titanic dissects The Oozing Skull, aka _Brain of Blood (1972)_.

Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Joel Hodgson
Other Space (TV Series 2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It is the year 2105... a young, inexperienced and highly flawed crew embarks on a routine exploratory space mission. Suddenly, their ship, the UMP Cruiser, is drawn through a portal into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Neil Casey, Eugene Cordero
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom and Crow preview the nominees for the 1995 Academy Awards and give their predictions.

Director: Kevin Murphy
Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson
This Is MST3K (TV Short 1992)
Comedy | Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary about the cult television favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Director: Bill Price
Stars: Tom Shales, Ben Svetkey, Paul Schultz
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matt Conant
Stars: Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein
Comedy | Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Bill Corbett, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

RiffTrax gives the classic riff treatment of the cult film 'Sharknado', a film about sharks - in a tornado.

Stars: Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo from MST3K review the summer blockbusters of 1998 in their usual ironic style.

Director: Michael J. Nelson
Stars: Bill Corbett, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy
Total Riff Off (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The Rifftrax crew riff on classic National Geographic programming.

Stars: Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Jim Mallon ...
...
John Brady ...
Edit

Storyline

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every year Hollywood makes hundreds of movies. This is one of them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

MST 3000: The Movie  »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,000,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

By many accounts, making the movie was not a happy experience for the filmmakers, due to frequent studio interference. Years later, at a cast reunion appearance in New York City, Trace Beaulieu was asked what the worst movie featured on MST3K was. His reply was, "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie". See more »

Goofs

In the early scenes where Cal is flying to the Ryberg airfield, if his plane is flying to the viewers' right, the plane's call sign numbers on the tail are backwards. See more »

Quotes

[after breaching the hull in an escape attempt]
Crow T. Robot: Well believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid... and I went ahead anyway.
See more »

Crazy Credits

When "Eastman Kodak" appears in the credits, Tom Servo says "East Man...he came out of the east to do battle with the amazing RANDO!" See more »


Soundtracks

Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the hundreds of movies released in 1996!
27 September 1999 | by (Metaluna, USA) – See all my reviews

Mike and the bots finally get their own movie, and it's a scream! They tackle 'This Island Earth', wreck the Hubble, and use an interociter to talk with some guy in the shower! Some people were upset that they used what is considered a 'classic' sci-fi movie, but fans of the film should give it a try. Fans of the show need no encouragement, and will recognise several elements from the show thrown into the movie (like the Torgo theme in one scene).


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Crow much funnier than Servo twown
saddened collieswiss
it's sad, but take heart... feisty_cadaver
MST3K Reference in indie comic book benny77
trailer KINGJO4606-1
looking for episode micaroony

Contribute to This Page