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1. The Hidden (1987)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

A cop and an FBI agent race for answers after law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder

Votes: 17,736 | Gross: $9.75M

2. The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie)

105 min | Sci-Fi

In a highly controlled and overpopulated society, a man who has terrifying dreams that affect reality is assigned a psychiatrist who takes advantage of the situation.

Directors: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton | Stars: Bruce Davison, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 2,503

3. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 5,930 | Gross: $8.00M

4. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 24,639 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

49 Metascore

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them.

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 7,875

6. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Giant mollusk monsters attack California.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow

Votes: 2,427

7. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,486

8. The Man from Planet X (1951)

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

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: 2,479

9. Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 3,261

10. 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.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Louis Merrill

Votes: 3,389

11. Flight to Mars (1951)

Passed | 72 min | Sci-Fi

Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston

Votes: 959

12. First Men in the Moon (1964)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Miles Malleson

Votes: 5,293 | Gross: $1.65M

13. First Man Into Space (1959)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi, Bill Edwards, Robert Ayres

Votes: 1,309

14. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

G | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The European Space Exploration Council sends two astronauts to explore a planet similar to the Earth but located on the opposite side of the sun.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, Lynn Loring

Votes: 3,416 | Gross: $0.33M

15. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

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

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: 4,750

16. The Darker Side of Terror (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When a scientist at a research lab is passed over for a promotion, he creates a clone of himself to attempt to seduce the wife of the man who got the job.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Robert Forster, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Milland, David Sheiner

Votes: 129

17. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert

Votes: 8,314

18. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, John Turner, Leigh Madison

Votes: 2,393

19. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

G | 103 min | Sci-Fi

A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings

Votes: 373

20. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,790

21. The Magnetic Monster (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Office of Scientific Investigation sends A-Men agents to investigate reports of unusual magnetic activity in various communities.

Directors: Curt Siodmak, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Harry Ellerbe

Votes: 1,062

22. Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker

Votes: 3,666

23. 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.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 1,174

24. 4D Man (1959)

TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Horror, Romance

A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces, but he also rapidly ages, which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. | Stars: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Robert Strauss

Votes: 1,707

25. 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.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie

Votes: 1,401

26. The Atomic Man (1955)

PG | 76 min | Sci-Fi

An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, Joseph Tomelty, Leonard Williams

Votes: 323

27. Gog (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf

Votes: 1,162

28. Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi

Votes: 5,570 | Gross: $0.25M

29. Invisible Invaders (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Invisible aliens from the Moon invade the Earth by occupying the bodies of recently deceased humans but a scientist, his daughter and an army Major, try to fight them.

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

Votes: 1,514

30. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 30,749 | Gross: $2.42M

31. Monster on the Campus (1958)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt, Nancy Walters

Votes: 1,610

32. Target Earth (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 1,079

33. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A miner trapped in a cave-in resurfaces, and upon discovering mankind has been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, sets out to find other survivors.

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 2,679

34. The Angry Red Planet (1959)

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

One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.

Director: Ib Melchior | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Nora Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 2,941

35. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 7,328

36. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 7,471

37. 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.

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

Votes: 2,519

38. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 23,509 | Gross: $0.05M

39. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An environmental catastrophe destroys civilization. Led by father John and mother Ann, the Custance clan sets out on a quest for safety in a savage world that may just end up turning them into the very thing they are fleeing.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,568 | Gross: $0.35M

40. Ladybug Ladybug (1963)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Jane Connell, William Daniels, James Frawley, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 744

41. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

38 Metascore

When the first manned flight to Mars is deemed unsafe and scrubbed on the launch pad, anxious authorities must scramble to save face and retain their funding - and so an unthinkable plot to fake the mission is hatched.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 20,676

42. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,219,691 | Gross: $53.09M



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