Most Popular "Alien Invasion" Feature Film/TV Movie Titles Released 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1970

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1. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 32,976

2. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 70,784

3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 39,509

4. The War of the Worlds (1953)

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

7.2
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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: 28,732 | Gross: $4.36M

5. Village of the Damned (1960)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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: 12,841

6. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 6,108

7. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,186

8. Five Million Years to Earth (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover

Votes: 8,247

9. The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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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: 6,460

10. It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 7,173

11. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 4,647

12. Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi

2.9
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The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle

Votes: 4,028 | Gross: $1.00M

13. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

2.6
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The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 9,863

14. Snow Devils (1967)

G | 78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Amidst a general melting of the ice caps, a weather station in the Himalayas is destroyed and Gamma I commander Rod Jackson and his partner, Frank Pulasky are sent to investigate. Joined by... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Ombretta Colli, Renato Baldini, Wilbert Bradley

Votes: 400

15. Destroy All Monsters (1968)

G | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Female aliens take control of Earth's monsters and begin using them to destroy the human race.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 3,850

16. The Man from Planet X (1951)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.7
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As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert

Votes: 2,126

17. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, Jun Tazaki, Akira Kubo

Votes: 3,958

18. Enemy from Space (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

7.0
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sidney James, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 2,894

19. The Green Slime (1968)

G | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Bud Widom

Votes: 2,745

20. The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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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: 721

21. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A young alien and a teenage earthling fall in love, and plot to stop the alien's race from using Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Director: Tom Graeff | Stars: David Love, Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn

Votes: 2,775

22. Island of the Burning Damned (1967)

GP | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing, Jane Merrow

Votes: 1,288

23. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay

Votes: 1,152

24. Invasion (1965)

82 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the alien is taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Edward Judd, Yôko Tani, Valerie Gearon, Lyndon Brook

Votes: 300

25. Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gaffney | Stars: Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell, Nancy Marshall

Votes: 962

26. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters

Votes: 1,168

27. Target Earth (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

Director: Sherman A. Rose | Stars: Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, Richard Reeves

Votes: 851

28. The Mysterians (1957)

TV-Y7 | 85 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 1,136 | Gross: $0.98M

29. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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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.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Robert Ivers

Votes: 2,164

30. Kureopatora (1970)

112 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

6.4
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In order to foil the enemy aliens' "Cleopatra Plan", three people from the future are spiritually sent back to Cleopatra's time to understand the enemy intentions.

Directors: Osamu Tezuka, Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Chinatsu Nakayama, Kotoe Hatsui, Tsubame Yanagiya, Nobuo Tsukamoto

Votes: 255

31. Assignment Terror (1970)

87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, ... See full summary »

Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Eberhard Meichsner | Stars: Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Craig Hill, Patty Shepard

Votes: 525

32. Space Amoeba (1970)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 737

33. Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

Not Rated | 62 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.1
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An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Michael Emmet, Angela Greene, John Baer, Ed Nelson

Votes: 1,541

34. Battle in Outer Space (1959)

90 min | Sci-Fi

5.7
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The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda

Votes: 864

35. The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)

Unrated | 70 min | Sci-Fi

4.8
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Martians replace a scientist and his family to pave way for their invasion.

Director: Maury Dexter | Stars: Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor, William Mims, Betty Beall

Votes: 649

36. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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The survivors of a plane crash in a remote area are attacked by blob-like alien creatures that turn their victims into blood-thirsty vampires.

Director: Hajime Satô | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Tomomi Satô, Eizô Kitamura, Hideo Kô

Votes: 1,184

37. Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966 TV Movie)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A young scientist who helps a lone alien from Venus, finds out it wants to destroy man.

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: John Agar, Susan Bjurman, Tony Huston, Pat Delaney

Votes: 721

38. Ultraman (1967)

79 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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A feature-length compilation of episodes of the famous Japanese sci-fi TV series about a futuristic policeman who secretly transforms into a giant extraterrestrial savior.

Director: Hajime Tsuburaya | Stars: Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe, Hiroko Sakurai, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 181

39. Invisible Invaders (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.0
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Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton

Votes: 1,306

40. The Monitors (1969)

M | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Larry Storch, Avery Schreiber

Votes: 251

41. The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 69 min | Sci-Fi

3.5
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When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S.... See full summary »

Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: Scott Peters, Linda Connell, Jason Johnson, Katherine Victor

Votes: 313

42. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.1
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A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 577

43. Attack from Space (1965 TV Movie)

76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Benevolent aliens from the planet Emerald send superhero Starman to protect Earth from invasion by an evil alien race called the Spherions. When Starman arrives on Earth, he discovers a ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Hiroshi Hayashi

Votes: 391

44. Atomic Rulers (1965 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Sachihiro Ohsawa, Junko Ikeuchi, Minako Yamada

Votes: 279

45. Prince of Space (1959)

121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.2
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When an alien force tries to invade Earth to steal a powerful new rocket fuel, a mysterious hero intervenes.

Director: Eijirô Wakabayashi | Stars: Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroko Mine, Takashi Kanda, Ushio Skashi

Votes: 2,625

46. Night Slaves (1970 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine

Votes: 247

47. Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs 'La invasión de los marcianos' (1967)

92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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The masked wrestler battles Martians intent on taking over the Earth.

Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna | Stars: Santo, Wolf Ruvinskis, Ignacio Gómez, Beny Galán

Votes: 265

48. Purple Death from Outer Space (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Sci-Fi

4.7
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 102

49. S.O.S. invasión (1969)

87 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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Director: Silvio F. Balbuena | Stars: Jack Taylor, Mara Cruz, Diana Sorel, José María Tasso

Votes: 41

50. Jungle Hell (1956)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A tribe in the Indian jungle is threatened by flying saucers, mysterious rays and radioactive rocks.

Director: Norman A. Cerf | Stars: Sabu, K.T. Stevens, David Bruce, George E. Stone

Votes: 45



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