11 decades of Sci-Fi & Horror

by General_Ripper | created - 12 Jul 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Titles in my collection spanning over a century, from old classic science fiction to modern gore, Universal monsters & Hammer films, aliens, time-travelers, etc. You may also be curious enough to check out my other lists, especially "ABC, My European horror & fantasy collection" and "A collection of Fantasy".

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1. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 46,693

2. 12 to the Moon (1960)

74 min | Sci-Fi

An international team embarks on an expedition to the moon in an uncommonly spacious rocketship. There they encounter a faceless alien intelligence who conclude that the human race is too ... See full summary »

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, Anthony Dexter

Votes: 946

3. 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.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia

Votes: 5,898

4. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 244,492 | Gross: $71.99M

5. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

56 Metascore

A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,796 | Gross: $3.27M

6. 247°F (2011)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when 3 of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F.

Directors: Levan Bakhia, Beka Jguburia | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Christina Ulloa, Travis Van Winkle, Michael Copon

Votes: 5,201

7. 2:13 (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Adelman | Stars: Mark Thompson, Mark Pellegrino, Teri Polo, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 1,101

8. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 729,360 | Gross: $78.90M

9. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 214,730 | Gross: $47.75M

10. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 259,766 | Gross: $55.47M

11. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 29,876 | Gross: $19.85M

12. Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

29 Metascore

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 176,005 | Gross: $80.28M

13. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 153,801 | Gross: $11.50M

14. Arachnia (2003 Video)

R | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a small research plane carrying a group of science students and their professor crash-lands in the middle of nowhere, the survivors go to a nearby farmhouse to look for help but soon find themselves besieged by giant mutant spiders.

Director: Brett Piper | Stars: Rob Monkiewicz, Irene Joseph, David Bunce, Bevin McGraw

Votes: 776

15. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 2,555

16. A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton

Votes: 5,277

17. A Sound of Thunder (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

24 Metascore

When a scientist sent back to the prehistoric era strays off the path he causes a chain of events that alters history in disastrous ways.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Armin Rohde

Votes: 18,258 | Gross: $1.89M

18. Are You Scared? (2006 Video)

R | 79 min | Horror

Six kidnapped teens awake in an abandoned factory to discover they're being filmed for a twisted and terrifying reality show.

Director: Andy Hurst | Stars: Alethea Kutscher, Erin Consalvi, Brad Ashten, Carlee Avers

Votes: 2,794

19. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon

Votes: 1,860

20. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A girl named Rachael Newman has developed a taste for murder and will stand at nothing to become a college professor's assistant.

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies, Robin Dunne

Votes: 13,828

21. Bad Moon (1996)

R | 80 min | Horror

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble, Ken Pogue

Votes: 5,264 | Gross: $1.06M

22. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

29 Metascore

Warring Alien and Predator races descend on a rural Colorado town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 110,797 | Gross: $41.80M

23. Anamorph (2007)

R | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

43 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

Director: Henry Miller | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Don Harvey, James Rebhorn

Votes: 8,728 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Antibody (2002 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a terrorist with an implanted nuclear detonator gets shot, a team of scientists must defuse the bomb by miniaturizing themselves and going into his bloodstream. His organism's antibodies start to mass against them.

Director: Christian McIntire | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Robin Givens, William Zabka, Gastón Pauls

Votes: 906

25. After.Life (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

After a car accident, a young woman caught between life and death meets a funeral director who claims to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.

Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo | Stars: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Chandler Canterbury

Votes: 34,888 | Gross: $0.11M

26. Alone in the Dark II (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

When the night falls, and the creatures of the dark are crawling out of the shadows, there is only one man who stands between us and evil: Edward Carnby.

Directors: Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer | Stars: Rick Yune, Rachel Specter, Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley

Votes: 4,770

27. Alien Raiders (2008)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Rock | Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar, Courtney Ford

Votes: 8,335

28. Acolytes (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Three teenagers blackmail a serial killer.

Director: Jon Hewitt | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Michael Dorman, Sebastian Gregory, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Votes: 2,152

29. Altitude (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

Director: Kaare Andrews | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho, Landon Liboiron

Votes: 9,546

30. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A group of gold thieves pull of a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible, spider-like monster.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo

Votes: 1,372

31. Apollo 18 (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa

Votes: 51,945 | Gross: $17.69M

32. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 108,557 | Gross: $0.40M

33. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 74,551 | Gross: $17.19M

34. Mindwarp (1992)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer.

Director: Steve Barnett | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm, Marta Martin, Elizabeth Kent

Votes: 1,979

35. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 17,884 | Gross: $4.00M

36. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 18,334

37. Corruption (1968)

Approved | 91 min | Horror

A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiancée.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen, Kate O'Mara

Votes: 956

Corruption

38. BloodRayne (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

18 Metascore

In the eighteenth century, a vampire escapes from the freak show, in which she once participated, and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Madsen

Votes: 33,117 | Gross: $2.41M

39. Berserk (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A scheming circus owner finds her authority challenged when the show is targeted by a vicious killer.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,537

40. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 230,927 | Gross: $70.09M

41. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 189,645 | Gross: $82.35M

42. Blade: Trinity (2004)

R | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9