Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953


The Net

5.9/10 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 : Killer Ape

Killer Ape

6.4/10 IMDB

Nasty white hunters are testing out their germ warfare weapons using wild animals in Africa… until they run into Jungle Jim.

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Carol Thurston, Max Palmer, Burt Wenland, Nestor Paiva, Paul Marion ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1953-12-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953 : Port Sinister

Port Sinister

4.9/10 IMDB

A 17th-century Caribbean port rumored to have frequented by pirates rises from the ocean floor, where it came to rest after an earthquake many years before. A scientist wants to study it, some thugs want the treasure alleged to be stored there, a bunch of mutated giant crabs living there attack them all.

Starring: James Warren, Lynne Roberts, Paul Cavanagh, House Peters Jr., Robert Bice, William Schallert, Merritt Stone, Norman Budd, Ken Terrell, Eric Colmar ..
Directed by: Harold Daniels
Release date: 1953-04-10

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

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

The War of the Worlds

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

It Came from Outer Space

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 : Planet Outlaws

Planet Outlaws

3.8/10 IMDB

Feature version of the film serial BUCK ROGERS (Universal Pictures, 1940). It is the story of an American soldier who wakes up in the future, it is the year 2500...

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Anthony Warde, Jack Mulhall ..
Directed by: Saul A. Goodkind, Ford Beebe
Release date: 1953-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953 : Four Sided Triangle

Four Sided Triangle

5.9/10 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1953 : Cat-Women of the Moon

Cat-Women of the Moon

3.9/10 IMDB

Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

Starring: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, Carol Brewster, William Phipps, Douglas Fowley, Susan Morrow, Suzanne Alexander, Bette Arlen, Roxann Delman ..
Directed by: Arthur Hilton
Release date: 1953-09-03

Donovan's Brain

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

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