Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951


The Day the Earth Stood Still

7.7/10 IMDB

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Lock Martin, Edith Evanson, Freeman Lusk, Frank Conroy, Frances Bavier ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1951-09-28

The Thing From Another World

7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer, James Arness, James Young, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, John Dierkes, Eduard Franz ..
Directed by: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks
Release date: 1951-04-05

When Worlds Collide

6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Larry Keating, John Hoyt, Frank Cady, Peter Hansen, Stephen Chase, Hayden Rorke, Sandro Giglio, James Congdon ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1951-09-14


6.3/10 IMDB

The film's storyline involves five survivors, one woman and four men, of an atomic bomb disaster. The five come together at a remote, isolated hillside house, where they try to figure out how to survive.

Starring: William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson, Earl Lee, Charles Lampkin ..
Directed by: Arch Oboler
Release date: 1951-04-25

The Man from Planet X

5.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert, Roy Engel, David Ormont, Gilbert Fallman, Pat Goldin, Tom Daly, June Jeffery ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1951-04-27

Superman and the Mole-Men

5.7/10 IMDB

Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.

Starring: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Beverly Washburn, John T. Bambury, Tony Boris, Stephen Carr, Byron Foulger, Jeff Corey, Adrienne Marden, Jerry Maren ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1951-11-23

Flight To Mars

5.2/10 IMDB

Four scientists and a newsman crash land on Mars and meet martians who act friendly.

Starring: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston, John Litel, Morris Ankrum, Richard Gaines, Lucille Barkley, Robert Barrat, Edward Earle ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-11-11
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Mysterious Island

Mysterious Island

6.0/10 IMDB

It is 1865 and Union prisoners use a military balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War. The balloon drifts for days and finally lands on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants. Also landing, in a better aircraft, is Rulu, a visitor from Mercury. She seeks a radio-active material that will enable her to manufacture an explosive that will destroy the world or, at least, the portion known as Earth in this 15 Chapter Serial from the 1950s.

Starring: Richard Crane, Marshall Reed, Karen Randle, Ralph Hodges, Gene Roth, Hugh Prosser, Leonard Penn, Terry Frost, Rusty Wescoatt, Bernie Hamilton ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1951-09-13
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : The Whip Hand

The Whip Hand

6.0/10 IMDB

A small-town reporter investigates a mysterious group holed up in a country lodge.

Starring: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr, Otto Waldis, Michael Steele, Lurene Tuttle, Peter Brocco, Lewis Martin, Frank Darien ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1951-10-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Mister Drake's Duck

Mister Drake's Duck

5.5/10 IMDB

Mr. Drake and his wife live a nice, quiet life on their Sussex farm, until one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg made of uranium! When the government finds out about this, the Armed Forces storm onto the farm in a frantic search for the duck responsible.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Yolande Donlan, Jon Pertwee, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Reginald Beckwith, Howard Marion-Crawford, Peter Butterworth, A.E. Matthews ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1951-09-21

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