Best Science Fiction Movies of 1933


King Kong

7.9/10 IMDB

A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Victor Wong, James Flavin, Sam Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, Bill Williams ..
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-03-15

The Invisible Man

7.7/10 IMDB

Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers, Una O'Connor, Forrester Harvey, Holmes Herbert, E. E. Clive, Dudley Digges, Harry Stubbs ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1933-11-03

Alice in Wonderland

6.4/10 IMDB

In this version of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice (Charlotte Henry) discovers that an ordinary library mirror is actually a portal into another world. As she adjusts to her constantly changing size, thanks to some mysterious cookies, she follows a rabbit with a pocket watch, stumbles upon a deranged tea party and seeks advice from the shadowy Cheshire Cat (Richard Arlen). Later, Alice runs into Humpty Dumpty (W. C. Fields), whose unfortunate tumble sets even stranger events in motion.

Starring: Charlotte Henry, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper, Leon Errol, Louise Fazenda, W.C. Fields, Alec B. Francis, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1933-12-18

Son of Kong

5.7/10 IMDB

Beleaguered adventurer Carl Denham returns to the island where he found King Kong.

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston, Ed Brady, Victor Wong, Steve Clemente, Fay Wray, Noble Johnson, Lee Kohlmar ..
Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Release date: 1933-12-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1933 : Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions

Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions

6.7/10 IMDB

In a circus tent, Betty, Bimbo and Koko demonstrate some gadgets reminiscent of TV ads; an animated sewing machine gets out of hand.

Starring: Billy Murray, Mae Questel ..
Directed by: Dave Fleischer
Release date: 1933-01-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1933 : Deluge


6.3/10 IMDB

A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Starring: Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer, Peggy Shannon, Matt Moore, Fred Kohler, Edward Van Sloan, Samuel S. Hinds, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Marianne Edwards, Ronnie Cosby ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1933-08-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1933 : Men Must Fight

Men Must Fight

6.1/10 IMDB

Prophetic tale of a mother in 1940 trying to keep her son out of war.

Starring: Diana Wynyard, Lewis Stone, Phillips Holmes, May Robson, Ruth Selwyn, Robert Young, Robert Greig, Hedda Hopper, Don Dillaway, Mary Carlisle ..
Directed by: Edgar Selwyn
Release date: 1933-02-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1933 : It's Great to Be Alive

It's Great to Be Alive

5.7/10 IMDB

An aviator who crash landed on an island in the South Pacific returns home to find that he is the last fertile man left on Earth after an epidemic of masculitus.

Starring: Raul Roulien, Gloria Stuart, Edna May Oliver, Herbert Mundin, Joan Marsh, Dorothy Burgess, Emma Dunn, Edward Van Sloan, Robert Greig ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1933-07-08

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