Classic Sci-Fi Filmsby TheLastDriveIn | created - 15 Jan 2012 | updated - 29 Apr 2013 | Public
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3. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
G | 131 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
Votes: 33,107 | Gross: $3.42M
5. Atom Age Vampire (1960)
Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor ... See full summary »
7. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 771,720 | Gross: $78.90M
8. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.
Votes: 4,792 | Gross: $0.48M
9. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.
11. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Votes: 6,760 | Gross: $5.00M
12. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.
13. 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.
14. Beginning of the End (1957)
Approved | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a ... See full summary »
15. The Black Scorpion (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.
18. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.
19. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »
20. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Votes: 156,825 | Gross: $1.24M
21. The Strange World of Planet X (1958)
Approved | 75 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
A friendly visitor from outer space warns against conducting experiments with the Earth's magnetic field, that could mutate insects into giant monsters.
formerly The Cosmic Monster
23. Invasion of the Triffids (1963)
Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
25. 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.
26. Donovan's Brain (1953)
Approved | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Three scientists unlawfully remove the still living brain of a dead tycoon and experiment with it but the evil brain begins to telepathically control the lead scientist.
27. Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened.
28. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.
32. 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.
35. 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: 44,538 | Gross: $3.00M
36. The Gamma People (1956)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.
37. The Giant Claw (1957)
Approved | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.
39. The Green Slime (1968)
G | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After destroying a giant asteroid heading towards Earth, a group of scientists unknowingly bring back a strange green substance that soon mutates into a monster.
40. The Hideous Sun Demon (1958)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After exposure to radiation, an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.
41. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.
42. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
43. Indestructible Man (1956)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Charles "The Butcher" Benton, a brutal death row inmate gets double-crossed by his crooked lawyer. He gets his chance for revenge when, after he's been executed, a bizarre experiment brings him back to life and more deadly than ever.
45. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi