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1. The War of the Worlds (2019– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Jonathan Aris, Woody Norman

Votes: 395

2. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 393,278 | Gross: $234.28M

3. War of the Worlds (2019– )

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining will follow the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Stars: Adel Bencherif, Gabriel Byrne, Stéphane Caillard, Léa Drucker

4. Gemini Man (1976– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A man has a watch that makes him invisible when pressed. However he can only remain invisible for 15 minutes or else he will stay invisible forever.

Stars: Ben Murphy, Katherine Crawford, William Sylvester, Quinn K. Redeker

Votes: 240

5. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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42 Metascore

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

Votes: 114,075 | Gross: $56.68M

6. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.5
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After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 29,500 | Gross: $27.66M

7. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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67 Metascore

A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 33,609

8. The War of the Worlds (1953)

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

7.1
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78 Metascore

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: 30,217 | Gross: $4.36M

9. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 26,800

10. War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.6
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Humanity must resume its war against the Martians when they revive after decades of hibernation following their defeat in the 1950s.

Stars: Jared Martin, Lynda Mason Green, Philip Akin, Richard Chaves

Votes: 1,033

11. The Invisible Man (2020)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

Plot unknown. Feature film based on one of Universal Pictures' classic monster characters.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid

12. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 39,795

13. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 9,811

14. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 7,488

15. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 5,191 | Gross: $8.00M

16. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,493

17. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,225

18. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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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.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 6,501

19. The Invisible Man (2000–2002)

120 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A thief and conman is given the means to become invisible, and ends up working for a government agency.

Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones

Votes: 2,792

20. Village of the Giants (1965)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges, Joy Harmon

Votes: 1,957

21. Empire of the Ants (1977)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,997

22. The Invisible Man (1975–1976)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The weekly adventures of Dr. Daniel Westin, an invisible scientist working as an agent for a private thinktank.

Stars: David McCallum, Melinda O. Fee, Craig Stevens, Paul Kent

Votes: 654

23. First Men in the Moon (1964)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Miles Malleson

Votes: 4,786

24. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 65

25. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 3,077

26. War of the Worlds (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.2
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In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rhett Giles, Andrew Lauer, Tinarie van Wyk Loots

Votes: 2,330

27. The War of the Worlds (2005 Video)

Unrated | 179 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Drama

3.0
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In one of the most faithful adaptations of HG Wells' science fiction masterpiece, Martians launch a ruthless assault on an unsuspecting Victorian England, in an attempt to escape their dying planet.

Director: Timothy Hines | Stars: Anthony Piana, Jack Clay, James Lathrop, Darlene Sellers

Votes: 977

28. War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

PG-13 | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.4
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33 Metascore

A retro-futuristic epic of steampunk battle set in 1914. It has been 15 years since the original H.G. Wells Martian invasion. Fearing another attack, the human race has prepared itself. ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Pearson | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Beau Billingslea, Kim Buckingham, Jim Byrnes

Votes: 1,024 | Gross: $0.01M

29. War of the Worlds the True Story (2012)

102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY is based on the most beloved alien invasion story of all time by Father of Science Fiction, H.G. Wells. Like Wells' classic book that was presented as a ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Hines | Stars: Jack Clay, Jim Cissell, Susan Goforth, Anthony Piana

Votes: 698

30. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Edgar Stehli, Theo Goetz

Votes: 261

31. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Monthly anthology series featuring televised versions of plays.

Stars: Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud

Votes: 86

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

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

6.8
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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: 4,409

33. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 112

34. The Shape of Things to Come (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.1
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Some time in the future, man has set up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships, and only three people and their robot dog can stop him.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland

Votes: 678

35. Invisible Agent (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,462

36. The History of Mr Polly (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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In the early 1900s Alfred Polly, still hankering after his dream girl Christabel, marries Miriam Larkins and they open a shop, but, as the years go by, the marriage becomes stale and Polly ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Lee Evans, Anne-Marie Duff, Julie Graham, Richard Coyle

Votes: 177

37. The Twilight People (1972)

PG | 81 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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A kidnapped diver is taken to an island inhabited by a mad scientist and his half-animal, half-human creations.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Pat Woodell, Jan Merlin, Charles Macaulay

Votes: 445

38. Half a Sixpence (1967)

Not Rated | 143 min | Musical

6.6
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Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner

Votes: 512

39. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 309

40. The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (2016– )

23 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A collection of lesser known short stories written by one of the greatest science fiction minds of modern literature.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Camilla Beeput, Leanne Best, Brid Brennan

Votes: 184

41. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 73

42. Television Theater (1953– )

Drama

9.0
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Series of television plays.

Stars: Krzysztof Globisz, Jerzy Trela, Krystyna Janda, Mariusz Bonaszewski

Votes: 23

43. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Jon Hall, Leon Errol, John Carradine, Alan Curtis

Votes: 1,549

44. The Passionate Friends (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin (Ann Todd) meets Steven Stratton (Trevor Howard) again and they have one last ... See full summary »

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ann Todd, Trevor Howard, Claude Rains, Betty Ann Davies

Votes: 1,980

45. Riding with Death (1976 TV Movie)

97 min | Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi

1.9
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Dimwitted, meaty guy foils criminals by turning invisible.

Directors: Alan J. Levi, Don McDougall | Stars: Ben Murphy, Katherine Crawford, Richard Dysart, William Sylvester

Votes: 1,083

46. Time Machine (I)

Sci-Fi | Announced

A Victorian Time Traveller uses his invention to visit the year 802,701 AD where he finds that society has devolved to a barbaric state.

Director: Andy Muschietti

47. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001– )

265 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Ward, Barry Stanton, Raymond Coulthard, Mark Lewis Jones

Votes: 491

48. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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British scientist Dr. Peter Brady (Tim Turner), while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns him invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Turner, Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Ernest Clark

Votes: 303

49. The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)

96 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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Film opens on December 28, 1999, three days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Roman Wilhelmi, Krystyna Janda, Mariusz Dmochowski, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 429

50. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything.

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda | Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Ernest Thesiger

Votes: 1,183



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