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The Best Classic Science Fiction Films Ever Made

“What are the best Classic Science Fiction Movies?” We looked at 369 of the top Classic Sci-fi films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 24 films, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Classic Sci-fi” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 300+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 24 Classic Science Fiction Movies



24 .) Barbarella (1968) directed by Roger Vadim

Barbarella (1968)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Futurism
  • IMDB 2
  • Wired

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.



23 .) Blade Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott

Blade Runner (1982)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Futurism
  • IMDB
  • Ranker

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.



22 .) Destination Moon (1950) directed by Irving Pichel

Destination Moon (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Den Of Geek
  • List Challenges
  • Wikipedia

Postulates the first manned trip to the moon, happening in the (then) near future, and being funded by a consortium of private backers. Assorted difficulties occur and must be overcome in-flight. Attempted to be realistic, with Robert A. Heinlein providing advice.



21 .) Earth vs. the Flying Saucers directed by Fred F. Sears

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

Test space rockets exploding at liftoff and increased reporting of UFO sightings culminate in a direct attempt by alien survivors of a dead, extra-galactic civilization to invade Earth from impervious flying saucers, using ray-weapons of mass destruction.



20 .) Killers From Space (1954) directed by W. Lee Wilder

Killers From Space (1954)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Retrovision
  • Wikipedia

Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them.



19 .) The Andromeda Strain (1971) directed by Robert Wise

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wired

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force’s Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont – an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby – survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents..



18 .) The Man From Planet X (1951) directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

The Man From Planet X (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Wikipedia

While watching for a planet that may collide with earth, scientists stationed in Scotland are approached by a visitor from outer space.



17 .) The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) directed by Val Guest

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Wikipedia

The first manned spacecraft, fired from an English launchpad, is first lost from radar, then roars back to Earth and crashes in a farmer’s field, and is found to contain only one of the three men who took off in it; and he is unable to talk but appears to be undergoing a torturous physical and mental metamorphosis.



16 .) Westworld (1973) directed by Michael Crichton

Westworld (1973)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wired

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes berserk.



15 .) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) directed by Don Siegel

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

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



14 .) Logan’s Run (1976) directed by Michael Anderson

Logan's Run (1976)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Futurism
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: All citizens get a chance of being ‘renewed’ in a Civic Ceremony at their 30th birthday, unless they run and escape before their time comes.



13 .) Planet of the Apes (1968) directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • Futurism
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.



12 .) The Blob (1958) directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

The Blob (1958)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cheat Sheet
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.



11 .) Invaders From Mars (1953) directed by William Cameron Menzies

Invaders From Mars (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.



10 .) It Came from Outer Space (1953) directed by Jack Arnold

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, and that it is inhabited…



9 .) The Fly (1958) directed by Kurt Neumann

The Fly (1958)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Cheat Sheet
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

In Montreal, the industrial François Delambre is called late night by his sister-in-law Helene Delambre. She tells him that she has just killed her beloved husband Andre Delambre, using the press of their plant to press his head and left hand. François calls his acquaintance, Inspector Charas, and later the reluctant Helene is convinced to tell them what happened. She explains that Andre had invented a matter transportation apparatus, and while experimenting with himself, a fly entered the chamber, exchanging one hand and the head with him after the transference.



8 .) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) directed by Jack Arnold

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he’s shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he’s baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found — since even as he becomes a national sensation, he’s still shrinking.



7 .) The Thing from Another World (1951) directed by Christian Nyby

The Thing from Another World (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.



6 .) The War of the Worlds (1953) directed by Byron Haskin

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, but their joy is short-lived when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly.



5 .) This Island Earth (1955) directed by Joseph M. Newman

This Island Earth (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.



4 .) When Worlds Collide (1951) directed by Rudolph Maté

When Worlds Collide (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it’s accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.



3 .) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) directed by Robert Wise

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.



2 .) Them! (1954) directed by Gordon Douglas

Them! (1954)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Den Of Geek
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

Nuclear tests in the desert result in the growth of gigantic mutant ants who menace cities in the American south-west as a team of investigators and the army search for a way to control their spread in this Cold War-era monster film.



1 .) Forbidden Planet (1956) directed by Fred M. Wilcox

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Den Of Geek
  • Futurism
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Wikipedia

A rescue team from earth lands their flying saucer-like spacecraft on an alien world, to discover they are not only not welcomed by the lone survivor of a missing scientific expedition sent there two decades earlier, but, once they have determined to investigate the deaths of his colleagues and bring him back home by force, along with his planet-born daughter, find themselves subjected to assault by something invisible which seems intent on preventing them from leaving the planet, ever.




The 300+ Additional Best Science Fiction Classics



# Movies Directors Lists
25 20 Million Miles to Earth Nathan Juran IMDB
Wikipedia
Ranker
26 A Clockwork Orange (1971) Stanley Kubrick
Cheat Sheet
Wired
IMDB 2
27 Alien (1979) Ridley Scott IMDB
Ranker
Cheat Sheet
28 Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) Bernard L. Kowalski IMDB
Wikipedia
Retrovision
29 Creature from the Black Lagoon Jack Arnold IMDB
Wikipedia
Ranker
30 Dark Star (1974) John Carpenter Futurism
Wired
IMDB 2
31 Day the World Ended (1955) Roger Corman IMDB
Wikipedia
List Challenges
32 Five Arch Oboler
List Challenges
IMDB
Wikipedia
33 I Married a Monster from Outer Space Gene Fowler Jr. IMDB
Wikipedia
Ranker
34 Indestructible Man (1956) Jack Pollexfen IMDB
Wikipedia
Retrovision
35 It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) Robert Gordon IMDB
Wikipedia
List Challenges
36 It Conquered the World (1956) Roger Corman IMDB
Wikipedia
IMDB 2
37
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
  Wikipedia
Ranker
BFI
38 Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang IMDB
Ranker
IMDB 2
39 Rocketship X-M (1950) Kurt Neumann Wikipedia
List Challenges
IMDB 2
40 Soylent Green (1973) Richard Fleischer IMDB
Ranker
IMDB 2
41 Target Earth (1954)   Wikipedia
Ranker
List Challenges
42 The Beast with a Million Eyes David Kramarsky
List Challenges
IMDB
Wikipedia
43 The Deadly Mantis Nathan Juran IMDB
Wikipedia
Ranker
44 The Giant Gila Monster (1959) Ray Kellogg Wikipedia
Retrovision
IMDB
45 The Magnetic Monster (1953) Curt Siodmak IMDB
Wikipedia
List Challenges
46 The Time Machine (1960) George Pal IMDB
Ranker
IMDB 2
47 12 Monkeys (1995)   Ranker
Cheat Sheet
48 1984 (1956) Michael Anderson IMDB 2
Futurism
49 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Richard Fleischer Wikipedia
IMDB 2
50 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick Ranker
IMDB 2
51 4D Man Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. IMDB
Wikipedia
52 A Trip to the Moon (1902) Georges Méliès Ranker
IMDB 2
53 Atom Age Vampire (1963) Anton Giulio Majano IMDB
Retrovision
54 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Nathan Juran IMDB
Wikipedia
55 Attack of the Crab Monsters Roger Corman IMDB
Wikipedia
56 Attack of the Puppet People Bert I. Gordon IMDB
Wikipedia
57 Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
58 Beginning of the End Bert I. Gordon IMDB
Wikipedia
59 Brazil (1985)  
Cheat Sheet
Futurism
60 Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
61 Creature With the Atom Brain (1955)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
62 Devil Girl From Mars (1954)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
63 Donovan’s Brain Felix E. Feist IMDB
Wikipedia
64 Fahrenheit 451 (1966) François Truffaut IMDB
IMDB 2
65 Fiend Without a Face Arthur Crabtree IMDB
Wikipedia
66 First Man Into Space Robert Day IMDB
Wikipedia
67 Flight to Mars (1951)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
68 Frankenstein (1931) James Whale Ranker
IMDB 2
69 From Hell It Came Dan Milner IMDB
Wikipedia
70 Gog (1954)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
71 Invasion of the Saucer Men   Wikipedia
Retrovision
72 Invasion of the Triffids (1963) Steve Sekely IMDB
IMDB 2
73 Invisible Invaders Edward L. Cahn IMDB
Wikipedia
74 It! The Terror from Beyond Space Edward L. Cahn IMDB
Wikipedia
75 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969) Robert Parrish IMDB
IMDB 2
76 King Dinosaur (1955)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
77 Kronos Kurt Neumann IMDB
Wikipedia
78 Lost Continent   Wikipedia
List Challenges
79 Mad Max (1979)  
Cheat Sheet
Futurism
80 Mesa of Lost Women (1953)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
81 Monster from Green Hell Kenneth G. Crane IMDB
Wikipedia
82 Monster From the Ocean Floor (1954)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
83 Monster on the Campus Jack Arnold IMDB
Wikipedia
84 Night of the Blood Beast Bernard L. Kowalski IMDB
Wikipedia
85 Not of This Earth Roger Corman IMDB
Wikipedia
86 On the Beach   Wikipedia
Ranker
87 Phantom From Space (1953)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
88 Radar Men From the Moon (1952)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
89 Re-Animator (1985)  
Cheat Sheet
Futurism
90 Red Planet Mars (1952)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
91 Revenge of the Creature Jack Arnold IMDB
Wikipedia
92 Riders to the Stars (1954)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
93 Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) Byron Haskin Wired
IMDB 2
94 Robot Monster (1953)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
95 Silent Running (1972) Douglas Trumbull Futurism
IMDB 2
96 Sleeper (1973) Woody Allen Wired
IMDB 2
97 Spaceways (1953)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
98 Starship Troopers (1997)  
Cheat Sheet
Futurism
99 Stranger From Venus (1954)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
100 Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
101 The Amazing Colossal Man Bert I. Gordon IMDB
Wikipedia
102 The Angry Red Planet Ib Melchior IMDB
Wikipedia
103 The Atomic Submarine Spencer Gordon Bennet IMDB
Wikipedia
104 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Eugène Lourié IMDB
Wikipedia
105 The Black Scorpion Edward Ludwig IMDB
Wikipedia
106 The Brain Eaters Bruno VeSota IMDB
Wikipedia
107 The Brain from Planet Arous Nathan Juran IMDB
Wikipedia
108 The Collossus of New York (1958)   Retrovision
Wikipedia
109 The Flying Saucer  
List Challenges
Wikipedia
110 The Gamma People John Gilling IMDB
Wikipedia
111 The Giant Claw Fred F. Sears IMDB
Wikipedia
112 The Hideous Sun Demon Robert Clarke IMDB
Wikipedia
113 The Invisible Man (1933) James Whale Ranker
IMDB 2
114 The Killer Shrews Ray Kellogg IMDB
Wikipedia
115 The Man Who Turned to Stone László Kardos IMDB
Wikipedia
116 The Monolith Monsters John Sherwood IMDB
Wikipedia
117 The Monster of Piedras Blancas Irvin Berwick IMDB
Wikipedia
118 The Monster That Challenged the World Arnold Laven IMDB
Wikipedia
119 The Omega Man (1971) Boris Sagal Wired
IMDB 2
120 The Snow Creature (1954)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
121 The Space Children (1958)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
122 The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes Wired
IMDB 2
123 The Strange World of Planet X Gilbert Gunn IMDB
Wikipedia
124 The Thing (1982)  
Cheat Sheet
Futurism
125 The Unearthly Boris Petroff IMDB
Wikipedia
126 The Wasp Woman Roger Corman IMDB
Wikipedia
127 They Live (1988)  
Cheat Sheet
Futurism
128 Things to Come (1936) William Cameron Menzies Ranker
IMDB 2
129 THX 1138 (1971) George Lucas Wired
IMDB 2
130 Tobor the Great (1954)   Wikipedia
List Challenges
131 Unknown World (1951)   Wikipedia
Retrovision
132 War of the Colossal Beast Bert I. Gordon IMDB
Wikipedia
133 602 – Invasion USA  
List Challenges
134 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars   Wikipedia
135
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  Wikipedia
136
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  Wikipedia
137 Above: La Jetée (1962)   Wired
138 Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)   Retrovision
139 Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) Yakov Protazanov IMDB 2
140 Aliens   Ranker
141 Alphaville (1965) Jean-Luc Godard IMDB 2
142 Alraune   Wikipedia
143 Amazing Transparent Man, The (1960)   Retrovision
144 Ape Man, The (1943)   Retrovision
145 Atomic Brain (Monstrosity), The (1964)   Retrovision
146 Atomic Rulers of the World (1964)   Retrovision
147 Attack from Space (1964)   Retrovision
148 Attack of the Killer Shrews (1959)   Retrovision
149 Attack of the Monsters (1969)   Retrovision
150 Back to the Future   Ranker
151 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) J. Lee Thompson IMDB 2
152 Battle in Outer Space   Wikipedia
153 Battle Royale (2000)  
Cheat Sheet
154 Battlestar Galactica: Brothers of Man   Retrovision
155 Beast From 20,000 Fathoms  
List Challenges
156 Beast from the Haunted Cave (1959)   Retrovision
157 Beast Of Yucca Flats (1961)   Retrovision
158 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Ted Post IMDB 2
159 Blakes 7 (1978)   Retrovision
160 Blood Beast from Outer Space John Gilling IMDB
161 Brave New World (1980)   Retrovision
162 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) James Whale IMDB 2
163 Bride of the Monster   Wikipedia
164 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster Riccardo Freda IMDB
165
Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere
  Wikipedia
166 Captive Women   Wikipedia
167 Carnosaur (1993)   Retrovision
168 Charlie Chan at The Wax Museum   Retrovision
169 Charlie Chan in Reno (1938)   Retrovision
170 Children of the Damned Anton Leader IMDB
171 Close Encounters of the Third Kind   Ranker
172 Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)   Wired
173
Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe
  Wikipedia
174 Conquest of Space   Wikipedia
175 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) J. Lee Thompson IMDB 2
176 Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)   Retrovision
177 Crack in the World (1965)   Retrovision
178 Crash of Moons   Wikipedia
179 Crimson Ghost, The (1937)   Retrovision
180 Curse of the Faceless Man Edward L. Cahn IMDB
181 D.A.N.L. (2014)   Retrovision
182 Day the Sky Exploded, The (1958)   Retrovision
183 Death Race 2000 (1975)   Wired
184 Def-Con 4 (1985)   Retrovision
185 Destroy all Planets (1968)   Retrovision
186 Donnie Darko (2001)  
Cheat Sheet
187 Doroga K Zvezdam   Wikipedia
188 Dr. Cyclops Ernest B. Schoedsack IMDB
189 Earth Girls are Easy (1988)   Futurism
190 Earth vs. the Spider   Wikipedia
191 EEGAH! (1962)   Retrovision
192 Embryo (1976)   Retrovision
193 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Don Taylor IMDB 2
194 Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964)   Retrovision
195 Fantastic Voyage (1966) Richard Fleischer IMDB 2
196 Fire Maidens from Outer Space   Wikipedia
197 First Men in the Moon (1964) Nathan Juran IMDB 2
198 First Spaceship on Venus (1960)   Retrovision
199 Five Million Years to Earth (1967) Roy Ward Baker IMDB 2
200 Flash Gordon (1980)   Futurism
201 Flesh Gordon (1974)   Wired
202 Flying Disc Man from Mars   Wikipedia
203 Four Sided Triangle   Wikipedia
204 Frankenstein 1970   Wikipedia
205 Frankenstein’s Daughter   Wikipedia
206 Frogs George McCowan IMDB
207 From the Earth to the Moon   Wikipedia
208 Galaxy Quest (1999)  
Cheat Sheet
209 Gigantis the Fire Monster   Wikipedia
210 Godzilla (1954) Ishirô Honda IMDB 2
211 Godzilla Raids Again   Wikipedia
212 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!   Wikipedia
213 Gojira   Wikipedia
214 Half Human   Wikipedia
215 Have Rocket, Will Travel   Wikipedia
216 Hercules Against the Moonmen (1964)   Retrovision
217
How Prometheus Should Have Ended – YouTube
  Retrovision
218
How Star Trek Into Darkness Should Have Ended
  Retrovision
219 I’ll Never Forget You   Wikipedia
220 In the year 2889 (1967)   Retrovision
221 Incredible Petrified World, The (1957)   Retrovision
222 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)  
Cheat Sheet
223 Island of Terror Terence Fisher IMDB
224 Journey to the Seventh Planet Sidney W. Pink IMDB
225 Jurassic Park   Ranker
226 Killdozer (1975)   Wired
227 King Kong   Ranker
228
La Planète Sauvage (The Fantastic Planet) (1973)
  Wired
229 Last Man On Earth, The (1964)   Retrovision
230 Last Woman On Earth (1960)   Retrovision
231 Lost Planet Airmen   Wikipedia
232 Marooned (1969) John Sturges IMDB 2
233 Mars Attacks!   Ranker
234
Max Neptune and the Menacing Squid (2010)
  Retrovision
235 Missile to the Moon   Wikipedia
236 Monster Snowman   Wikipedia
237
Monsters From The Prehistoric Planet (1967)
  Retrovision
238 Moon (2009)  
Cheat Sheet
239 Mutant (Forbidden World) – (1982)   Retrovision
240 Mysterious Island   Wikipedia
241 Night of the Lepus (1972)   Wired
242 Night of the Living Dead (1968)   Retrovision
243 Old Time Radio   Retrovision
244 On the Threshold of Space   Wikipedia
245 Phantom Planet (1961)   Retrovision
246 Plan 9 from Outer Space   Wikipedia
247 Planeta bur (1962) Pavel Klushantsev IMDB 2
248 Port Sinister   Wikipedia
249 Prehistoric Women   Wikipedia
250 Project Moon Base (1953)  
List Challenges
251 Project Moonbase   Wikipedia
252 Quatermass 2   Wikipedia
253 Quatermass and the Pit (1967)   Wired
254 Quatermass II   Retrovision
255 Queen of Outer Space   Wikipedia
256 Repo Man (1984)  
Cheat Sheet
257 Return of the Fly   Wikipedia
258 Review: Continuum (2010-)   Retrovision
259 RoboCop (1987)  
Cheat Sheet
260 Rocket Ship (1936) Ford Beebe IMDB 2
261 Rodan   Wikipedia
262
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
  Wired
263 She Demons   Wikipedia
264 She Devil   Wikipedia
265 Snowpiercer (2013)  
Cheat Sheet
266 Solaris (1971) Andrei Tarkovsky IMDB 2
267 Sora no Daikaijū Radon   Wikipedia
268 Space 1999   Retrovision
269 Space Invasion of Lapland   Wikipedia
270 Space Master X-7   Wikipedia
271 Sssssss Bernard L. Kowalski IMDB
272 Star Trek – Aurora (2012)   Retrovision
273 Star Trek – Of Gods and Men (2010)   Retrovision
274 Star Trek – The 47 Conspiracy   Retrovision
275 Star Trek Continues (2011-2018)   Retrovision
276 Star Trek New Voyages (2011-)   Retrovision
277 Star Trek: Renegades (2015)   Retrovision
278 Star Wars   Ranker
279 Star Wars – Threads of Destiny (2014)   Retrovision
280 Star Wreck 2005   Retrovision
281 Stargate   Ranker
282 Starship Exeter   Retrovision
283 Stepford Wives (1975)   Retrovision
284 Superman and the Mole Men   Wikipedia
285 Tarantula   Wikipedia
286 Teenage Cave Man   Wikipedia
287 Teenage Monster   Wikipedia
288 Teenage Zombies (1959)   Retrovision
289 Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959)   Retrovision
290 The 27th Day   Wikipedia
291 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock   Wikipedia
292 The Astounding She-Monster   Wikipedia
293 The Beast of Hollow Mountain   Wikipedia
294 The Black Sleep   Wikipedia
295 The Brain Machine (1977)   Retrovision
296 The Brain That Wouldn’t Die Joseph Green IMDB
297
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
  Futurism
298 The Conquest of Space  
List Challenges
299 The Cosmic Man   Wikipedia
300 The Crawling Eye Quentin Lawrence IMDB
301 The Creation of the Humanoids Wesley Barry IMDB
302 The Creature Walks Among Us   Wikipedia
303 The Cyclops   Wikipedia
304 The Day the Earth Caught Fire   Ranker
305 The Day the Sky Exploded   Wikipedia
306 The Dead Zone (1983)  
Cheat Sheet
307 The Deadly Bees (1966)   Retrovision
308 The Electronic Monster   Wikipedia
309 The Fabulous World of Jules Verne   Wikipedia
310 The Fifth Element   Ranker
311 The Flesh Eaters Jack Curtis IMDB
312 The Frozen Dead Herbert J. Leder IMDB
313 The Giant Behemoth Douglas Hickox IMDB
314 The Green Slime Kinji Fukasaku IMDB
315 The H-Man   Wikipedia
316 The Head   Wikipedia
317 The Horror of Party Beach Del Tenney IMDB
318 The Human Duplicators Hugo Grimaldi IMDB
319 The Invaders (1967-68)   Retrovision
320 The Invisible Boy   Wikipedia
321 The Invisible Monster   Wikipedia
322 The Jungle   Wikipedia
323 The Land Unknown   Wikipedia
324 The Leech Woman Edward Dein IMDB
325 The Lost Missile   Wikipedia
326 The Lost Planet   Wikipedia
327 The Man in the White Suit   Wikipedia
328 The Man Who Could Cheat Death   Wikipedia
329 The Man Who Wasn’t There (1983)   Retrovision
330 The Manster   Wikipedia
331 The Matrix   Ranker
332 The Mole People   Wikipedia
333 The Mysterians   Wikipedia
334 The Neanderthal Man   Wikipedia
335 The New Invisible Man   Wikipedia
336 The Night the World Exploded   Wikipedia
337 The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues   Wikipedia
338 The President’s Analyst (1967)   Wired
339 The Secret of Two Oceans   Wikipedia
340 The Spider Bert I. Gordon IMDB
341 The Swarm Irwin Allen IMDB
342 The Trollenberg Terror   Wikipedia
343 The Twonky   Wikipedia
344 The Unknown Terror   Wikipedia
345 The Vampire   Wikipedia
346 The Woman Eater Charles Saunders IMDB
347 The World, the Flesh and the Devil   Wikipedia
348 The X-Files   Ranker
349 Timeslip (1955)  
List Challenges
350 Toward the Unknown   Wikipedia
351 Track of the Moon Beast (1976)   Retrovision
352 Tron   Ranker
353 Two Lost Worlds   Wikipedia
354 Uchūjin Tokyo ni Arawaru   Wikipedia
355 Untamed Women   Wikipedia
356 Varan the Unbelievable   Wikipedia
357 Village of the Damned   Ranker
358 Virus (1980)   Retrovision
359 Visit to a Small Planet (1960)   Retrovision
360 War of the Robots (1978)   Retrovision
361 War of the Satellites   Wikipedia
362 Wasp Woman (1960)   Retrovision
363 World Without End   Wikipedia
364 X the Unknown   Wikipedia
365 Yesterday Machine, The (1963)   Retrovision
366 Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)   Retrovision
367 Zardoz (1974) John Boorman IMDB 2
368 Zombies of the Stratosphere   Wikipedia
369 Zontar, the Thing from Venus (1966)   Retrovision



11 Best Classic Sci-fi Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
BFI 10 great American sci-fi films of the 1950s
Cheat Sheet 25 Best Sci-Fi Cult Classics That Everyone Should See
Den Of Geek The greatest sci-fi movies of the 1950s
Futurism Best Sci-Fi Cult Classics of All Time
IMDB Classic Sci-Fi Films
IMDB 2 TOP VINTAGE SCI-FI
List Challenges 100 Science Fiction Movies of the 50s 60s
Ranker The Greatest Classic Sci-Fi Movies
Retrovision Sci-Fi – Retrovision Classic Movies retrovision.tv/sci-fi/
Wikipedia List of science fiction films of the 1950s
Wired Best Sci-Fi Flicks of the ’60s, ’70s, According to You

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