Best Science Fiction Movies of 1950


Destination Moon

6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Mike Miller, Everett Glass, Bert Stevens, Franklyn Farnum, Steve Carruthers ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1950-06-27

Rocketship X-M

4.9/10 IMDB

Astronauts blast off to explore the moon on Rocketship X-M or "Rocketship eXploration Moon". A spacecraft malfunction and some fuel miscalculations cause them to end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determined that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians. Those that survived reverted to a caveman like existence.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery Jr., Hugh O'Brian, Morris Ankrum, Patrick Aherne, Sherry Moreland, John Dutra, Kathy Marlowe ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1950-06-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1950 : Atom Man vs Superman

Atom Man vs Superman

6.7/10 IMDB

Serial - sequel to Superman (1948); Superman faces off against Lex Luthor.

Starring: Kirk Alyn, Lyle Talbot, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Pierre Watkin, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1950-07-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1950 : Rocket Ship

Rocket Ship

6.7/10 IMDB

Condensed feature version of the 1936 serial Flash Gordon, with altered musical score. The film, which was shown outside the US as simply "Flash Gordon", was re-named Rocket Ship for its 1950 stateside re-release.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, Jack 'Tiny' Lipson, Theodore Lorch, James Pierce, Earl Askam ..
Directed by: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1950 : Flying Disc Man from Mars

Flying Disc Man from Mars

5.2/10 IMDB

Mota is a Martian representative, who has come to impose interplanetary law on the Earth (which has become too dangerous); opposing his authority is Kent Fowler, who resists the alien plot, without understanding its details.

Starring: Walter Reed, Lois Collier, Gregory Gaye, James Craven, Sandy Sanders, Harry Lauter, Richard Irving, Michael Carr, Dale van Sickel, Tom Steele ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1950-10-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1950 : The Invisible Monster

The Invisible Monster

4.4/10 IMDB

Man-woman team of investigators uncover a gang whose mad scientist leader has developed an invisibility chemical and plans to build a mercenary army of invisible men.

Starring: Richard Webb, Aline Towne, Stanley Price, Lane Bradford, John Crawford, George Meeker, Edward Keane, Dale Van Sickel, Douglas Evans, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1950-05-10

The Flying Saucer

3.6/10 IMDB

The CIA sends playboy Mike Trent to Alaska with agent Vee Langley, posing as his "nurse," to investigate flying saucer sightings. At first, installed in a hunting lodge, the two play in the wilderness. But then they sight a saucer. Investigating, our heroes clash with an inept gang of Soviet spies, also after the saucer secret.

Starring: Mikel Conrad, Pat Garrison, Russell Hicks, Lester Sharpe, Hantz von Teuffen, Virginia Hewitt, Frank Darien, Earle Lyon, Denver Pyle, Roy Engel ..
Directed by: Mikel Conrad
Release date: 1950-01-04

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