Sixties Science Fiction

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1. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

Not Rated | 75 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne Ulmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 951

2. Konga (1961)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to ... See full summary »

Director: John Lemont | Stars: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon

Votes: 1,063

3. Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | 78 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes

Votes: 2,613

4. Village of the Damned (1960)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 12,715

5. The Time Machine (1960)

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

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: 31,763

6. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Approved | 58 min | Sci-Fi

A crazed scientist invents an invisibility formula. He plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible zombies.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault

Votes: 1,864

7. 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: 838

8. Last Woman on Earth (1960)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Ev, along with her husband, Harold, and their lawyer friend Martin, are swimming while on vacation in Puerto Rico. When they resurface, they gradually conclude that an unexplained, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne

Votes: 1,471

9. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe

Votes: 2,239

10. Mistress of the World (1960)

113 min | Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi

Professor Johansson has made a huge scientific breakthrough; a device that will create a huge magnetic pulse that knocks out all electricity over a continent-wide area. The military ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Richard Angst | Stars: Martha Hyer, Carlos Thompson, Micheline Presle, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 77

11. Rat (1960)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

At a church in the country, eternally optimistic John marries Maria, his Atomic War Bride, as a war starts, planes buzz overhead and bombs start dropping. Though John is "mobilized" by the ... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Antun Vrdoljak, Zlatko Madunic, Ljubisa Jovanovic, Ita Rina

Votes: 184

12. Dinosaurus! (1960)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. | Stars: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson, Alan Roberts

Votes: 1,006

13. The Human Vapor (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Sata

Votes: 275

14. The Lost World (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains

Votes: 3,067

15. Densô ningen (1960)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yumi Shirakawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 125

16. Assignment: Outer Space (1960)

Unrated | 73 min | Sci-Fi

In the 22nd Century, Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Rik Van Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, David Montresor, Archie Savage

Votes: 659

17. Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark

Votes: 958

18. Body in the Web (1960)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror

Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders!

Director: Fritz Böttger | Stars: Harald Maresch, Helga Franck, Alexander D'Arcy, Helga Neuner

Votes: 3,354

19. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 3,932

20. Master of the World (1961)

Not Rated | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

Votes: 2,345

21. Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)

Approved | 82 min | Sci-Fi

After wandering in a nuclear testing area in the desert, escaped mobster Ron Candell starts mutating and seeks revenge on his former crime partners.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ron Randell, Debra Paget, Elaine Stewart, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 188

22. Mysterious Island (1961)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,459

23. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,407 | Gross: $21.75M

24. Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith

Votes: 1,310

25. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (1961)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Luciano Marin

Votes: 1,094

26. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,334

27. Flight That Disappeared (1961)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A cross-country airliner, whose passengers include a nuclear physicist, a rocket expert, and a mathematical genius, is drawn beyond radar range by an unknown, unbreakable force.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Craig Hill, Paula Raymond, Dayton Lummis, Gregory Morton

Votes: 326

28. Moon Pilot (1962)

Not Rated | 98 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Away on a short leave before an upcoming moon launch, a NASA astronaut disappears and is feared kidnapped when the security services learn about his friendship with a suspected foreign female spy.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien, Dany Saval

Votes: 317

29. Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Unrated | 84 min | Sci-Fi

A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Claude Rains, Bill Carter, Umberto Orsini, Maya Brent

Votes: 596

30. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Unrated | 54 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A defecting Soviet scientist is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast.

Director: Coleman Francis | Stars: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford, Larry Aten

Votes: 6,955

31. These Are the Damned (1962)

87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox

Votes: 2,453

32. Mothra (1961)

Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of it's two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, Yumi Itô

Votes: 2,775

33. Chelovek-Amfibiya (1962)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »

Directors: Vladimir Chebotaryov, Gennadiy Kazanskiy | Stars: Vladimir Korenev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Mikhail Kozakov, Anatoliy Smiranin

Votes: 1,786

34. Journey Beneath the Desert (1961)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

A helicopter crashes in the desert, and the crew winds up in the underground city of Atlantis and get mixed up in a slave revolt.

Directors: Giuseppe Masini, Edgar G. Ulmer, Frank Borzage | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Haya Harareet, Georges Rivière, James Westmoreland

Votes: 91

35. Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)

74 min | Sci-Fi

Clumsy invaders from Neptune are thwarted by hero Space Chief and a nondescript group of microshort-wearing Japanese kids.

Director: Kôji Ohta | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Ryûko Minakami, Mitsue Komiya, Seiichirô Kameishi

Votes: 2,338

36. Sekai daisensô (1961)

110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Nobuko Otowa

Votes: 161

37. The Phantom Planet (1961)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.

Director: William Marshall | Stars: Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Anthony Dexter, Francis X. Bushman

Votes: 2,344

38. Planets Around Us (1962)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien race sends cyborgs--made to look like the son of a famous scientist, whom they killed when he landed on their planet--to Earth to help pave the way for an invasion.

Director: Romano Ferrara | Stars: Michel Lemoine, Maria Pia Luzi, Jany Clair, Marco Guglielmi

Votes: 65

39. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 4,921

40. The Giant of Metropolis (1961)

Unrated | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Muscleman Ohro travels to the sinful capital of Atlantis to rebuke its godlessness and hubris and becomes involved in the battle against its evil lord Yoh-tar and his hideous super-science ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Scarpelli | Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi, Marietto

Votes: 294

41. The Day 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.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Votes: 6,421

42. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 25,275

43. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,228

44. This Is Not a Test (1962)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A highway patrolman stops motorists on a highway after he hears news reports of a possible nuclear attack.

Director: Fredric Gadette | Stars: Seamon Glass, Thayer Roberts, Aubrey Martin, Mary Morlas

Votes: 597

45. The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Stooges must battle alien spies to safeguard a goofy scientist's revolutionary new vehicle.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Carol Christensen

Votes: 717

46. The Brain (1962)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Anne Heywood, Peter van Eyck, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee

Votes: 207

47. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Yû Fujiki, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 6,668 | Gross: $2.73M

48. Planeta bur (1962)

78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it.

Director: Pavel Klushantsev | Stars: Vladimir Yemelyanov, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Gennadi Vernov, Yuriy Sarantsev

Votes: 977

49. 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.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,352

50. Gorath (1962)

Not Rated |