Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951

1.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

5.6
7.8/10 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
2.

The Thing from Another World

5.0
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
3.

When Worlds Collide

4.1
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
4.

Five

3.3
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
5.

The Man from Planet X

3.0
5.7/10 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
6.

Superman and the Mole-Men

2.9
5.5/10 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
7.

Flight To Mars

2.8
5.1/10 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 : The Whip Hand
8.

The Whip Hand

2.5
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 : Mysterious Island
9.

Mysterious Island

2.4
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 : Mister Drake's Duck
10.

Mister Drake's Duck

2.3
5.7/10 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Jungle Manhunt
11.

Jungle Manhunt

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Football player Bob Miller, played by an actual football player, is lost in the jungle. Who else to find him but Jungle Jim.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Waterfield, Sheila Ryan, Lyle Talbot ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1951-10-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Unknown World
12.

Unknown World

2.2
4.1/10 IMDB

With the cyclotram, an atomic-powered rock-boring vehicle, Dr. Jerimiah Morley leads an expedition into a subterranean world.

Starring: Bruce Kellogg, Otto Waldis, Jim Bannon, Tom Handley, Dick Cogan, George Baxter, Marilyn Nash, Victor Kilian ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1951-10-26
13.

Two Lost Worlds

1.9
4.2/10 IMDB

Shipwreck survivors land on an uncharted island inhabited by prehistoric beasts.

Starring: James Arness, Kasey Rogers, Bill Kennedy, Gloria Petroff, Tom Hubbard, Jane Harlan, Rye Billsbury, Pierre Watkin, Fred Kohler Jr., Tim Graham ..
Directed by: Norman Dawn
Release date: 1951-01-05
14.

Lost Continent

1.8
3.3/10 IMDB

When an experimental atomic rocket crashes somewhere off-radar, its three developing scientists are joined by three Air Force men in tracking it down to a small Pacific island, where it apparently has landed on the plateau of the island's steep-walled, taboo mountain...

Starring: Cesar Romero, Chick Chandler, John Hoyt, Sid Melton, Whit Bissell, Hugh Beaumont, Hillary Brooke, Acquanetta, Murray Alper ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1951-08-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Goons from the Moon
15.

Goons from the Moon

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

The inhabitants of the quiet mouse village are thrown in a panic when it is learned that that a strange planet is approaching. The planet lands and throngs of bat-winged cats attack the mice with strange weapons. But Mighty Mouse arrives and sends the invaders fleeing.

Directed by: Connie Rasinski
Release date: 1951-03-31
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere
16.

Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Space hero Captain Video battles the evil Vultura on the planet Atoma.

Starring: Judd Holdren, George Eldredge, Gene Roth, Larry Stewart ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell
Release date: 1951-12-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1951 : Lost Planet Airmen
17.

Lost Planet Airmen

1.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Feature version of the 1949 serial, KING OF THE ROCKETMEN: Young member of scientific group uses new rocket-powered flying suit to thwart shadowy saboteur known only as "Dr. Vulcan".

Starring: Tris Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, House Peters Jr., James Craven, I. Stanford Jolley, Ted Adams, Marshall Bradford, Stanley Price, Douglas Evans ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1951-07-25

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