Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953

1.

The War of the Worlds

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Lewis Martin, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Ann Codee, Edgar Barrier, Frank Kreig, Paul Birch ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1953-08-13
2.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

3.7
6.7/10 IMDB

An atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle unfreezes a hibernating fictional dinosaur, a Rhedosaurus, that begins to wreak havoc in New York City.

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Ross Elliott, Jack Pennick, Ray Hyke ..
Directed by: Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1953-06-13
3.

It Came from Outer Space

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, and that it is inhabited...

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer, Russell Johnson, Dave Willock, Alan Dexter, George Eldredge, Warren MacGregor, Edgar Dearing ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1953-06-05
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953 : Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
4.

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Abbott and Costello, two bumbling American cops on exchange in London, hunt for Mr. Hyde—the monster that has been terrorizing the city.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Eddie Parker, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott, Reginald Denny, John Dierkes, Patti McKaye, Betty Tyler ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1953-08-01
5.

Invaders from Mars

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.

Starring: Jimmy Hunt, Arthur Franz, Helena Carter, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke, Morris Ankrum, Walter Sande, Bert Freed, Max Wagner, Charles Gibb ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1953-04-22
6.

Donovan's Brain

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A scientist takes a the brain of dead man and revives it via electrodes as it lays suspended in a tank of liquid. Soon, the brain grows to possess enormous psychic powers and inflicts its personality upon the doctor who saved creating a "Jekyll and Hyde" paradigm.

Starring: Lew Ayres, Nancy Reagan, Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa Howard, James Anderson, Victor Sutherland, Michael Colgan, Peter Adams ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1953-09-30
7.

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mari Blanchard, Horace McMahon, Jack Kruschen, Robert Paige, Martha Hyer, Joe Kirk, Harold Goodwin, Hal Forrest ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1953-04-06
8.

The Magnetic Monster

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

A young scientist's experiment goes awry when he creates a monster from a radioactive isotope and finds that the creature consumes energy to grow in size and terrorize the nearby town.

Starring: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Harry Ellerbe, Leo Britt, Leonard Mudie, Byron Foulger, Michael Fox, John Zaremba, Lee Phelps ..
Directed by: Curt Siodmak, Herbert L. Strock
Release date: 1953-02-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953 : The Net
9.

The Net

2.6
5.4/10 IMDB

A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. On the day of the test flight, one of the scientists dies in a mysterious accident, and there are many arguments concerning the flight itself; some think it should be ground-controlled while Heathley (James Donald) wants it to be a manned flight with himself at the controls. Conflict also arises when one of his fellow scientists, taking advantage of Heathley's lack of attention toward his wife, Lydia (Phyllis Calvert), makes some moves on her. Then there is the question of just who is the enemy agent on the project. The single-minded Heathly, much to his dismay and little to his credit, uncovers him when he chooses his co-pilot.

Starring: James Donald, Phyllis Calvert, Noel Willman, Herbert Lom, Robert Beatty, Patric Doonan, Walter Fitzgerald, Muriel Pavlow, Maurice Denham, Marjorie Fielding ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1953-02-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953 : Four Sided Triangle
10.

Four Sided Triangle

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

A young man, in love with a woman who can never be his, discovers a way to fulfil his dreams. In their childhood the three were the best of friends, the perfect triangle. But years later when Lena returns to her sleepy home the tone of the relationship changes and it is Robin she loves. Bill has discovered a method of duplication and decides to make an exact replica of the woman he cannot have... .with disastrous consequences for them all.

Starring: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen, Percy Marmont, Kynaston Reeves, Edith Saville ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1953-06-15

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