Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

7.2/10 IMDB

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J. M. Kerrigan, Percy Helton, Ted Cooper ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1954-12-23


7.2/10 IMDB

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

Starring: James Whitmore, James Arness, Joan Weldon, Edmund Gwenn, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Chris Drake, Sandy Descher, Don Shelton, Fess Parker ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1954-06-16

Creature from the Black Lagoon

6.9/10 IMDB

When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble on a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. But the Creature has plans of his own, and has set his sights on the lead scientist's beautiful fiancée, Kay.

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Henry A. Escalante, Sydney Mason, Perry Lopez ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1954-03-05
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

7.7/10 IMDB

A man who works for 'The Party' (an all powerful empire led by a man known only as 'Big Brother') begins to have thoughts of rebellion and love for a fellow member. Together they look to help bring down the party.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence, Arnold Diamond, Campbell Gray, André Morell, Hilda Fenemore, Pamela Grant, Keith Davis, Janet Barrow ..
Directed by: Rudolph Cartier
Release date: 1954-12-12

Target Earth

5.6/10 IMDB

Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are Frank and Nora (who has recently attempted suicide). They meet a celebrating couple at a café, Vicki Harris and Jim Wilson. The quartet escape the robot patrol and take refuge in a large hotel. There, they encounter a new danger in Davis, a psychopathic killer.

Starring: Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, Robert Roark, Mort Marshall, Arthur Space, Whit Bissell, Richard Reeves ..
Directed by: Sherman A. Rose
Release date: 1954-11-07


5.4/10 IMDB

A mechanical brain is programmed to sabotage the government's secret lab while working on the first space station.

Starring: Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf, Philip Van Zandt, Valerie Vernon, Byron Kane, David Alpert, Stephen Roberts, Marian Richman ..
Directed by: Herbert L. Strock
Release date: 1954-06-04

Devil Girl from Mars

4.9/10 IMDB

Eight people at a remote Scottish inn find themselves confronted by a woman from Mars, who has landed her flying saucer for repairs but intends to soon conquer the Earth and enslave its men for breeding purposes.

Starring: Hugh McDermott, Patricia Laffan, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds, Adrienne Corri, Joseph Tomelty, John Laurie, Sophie Stewart, Anthony Richmond ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1954-05-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Child's Play

Child's Play

5.4/10 IMDB

A science-fiction film about children who manage to split the atom and thereby create a new form of popcorn.

Starring: Christopher Beeny, Ernest Scott, Patrick Wells, Ian Smith, Anneke Wills, Wendy Westcott, Peter Sallis ..
Directed by: Margaret Thomson
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : The Rocket Man

The Rocket Man

5.9/10 IMDB

Wacky complications ensue when a little boy comes into possession of a ray gun that compels anyone caught in its beam to tell the truth. He uses it to prevent his orphanage from being shut down by creditors and to help a cute couple fall in love.

Starring: Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Anne Francis, John Agar, George Winslow, Stanley Clements, Emory Parnell, June Clayworth, Don Haggerty, Beverly Garland ..
Directed by: Oscar Rudolph
Release date: 1954-04-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Riders to the Stars

Riders to the Stars

5.4/10 IMDB

Three men gamble their lives in space to change the history of the world

Starring: William Lundigan, Martha Hyer, Richard Carlson, Herbert Marshall, Dawn Addams, Robert Karnes, Lawrence Dobkin, George Eldredge, Dan Riss, Michael Fox ..
Directed by: Richard Carlson
Release date: 1954-01-14

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters

6.0/10 IMDB

Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with a gorilla, a robot and a vampire

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Lloyd Corrigan, Ellen Corby, John Dehner, Laura Mason, Paul Wexler, David Gorcey, Benny Bartlett ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1954-06-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Stamp Day for Superman

Stamp Day for Superman

5.5/10 IMDB

Superman's commitment to promote US Savings Stamps is temporarily delayed when Lois is kidnapped.

Starring: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : El enmascarado de plata

El enmascarado de plata

5.6/10 IMDB

Mysterious wrestler-dude teams up with a teenaged boy and fights supervillainous criminal gang.

Starring: Víctor Junco, Crox Alvarado, Luis Aldás, Aurora Segura, René Cardona Jr., Carlos Múzquiz, José Pulido, Julio Ahuet, El Médico Asesino, Elena Julián ..
Directed by: René Cardona
Release date: 1954-04-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Stranger from Venus

Stranger from Venus

5.4/10 IMDB

A stranger turns up at an English country pub and asks to stay, although reveals that he has no money. He even claims to have no name. The police become suspicious when he reveals details about Susan North, a local girl who has gone missing. However, when the police try to take the stranger in for questioning, they find that they are unable to lay their hands on him. Susan then turns up, revealing that she has been in a car crash and how the stranger saved and miraculously healed her. The stranger tells them that he is a visitor from the planet Venus. The authorities block off all exits in and out of the town. The stranger tells government representatives that he wants a meeting with heads of world governments for when his people arrive in their ship in four days time. As they set this up, the stranger discovers that the authorities instead plan to lay a trap to capture his people’s ship – something they do not realise could have disastrous consequences for Earth.

Starring: Patricia Neal, Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond, Cyril Luckham, Willoughby Gray, Marigold Russell, Arthur Young, Kenneth Edwards, David Garth, Stanley Van Beers ..
Directed by: Burt Balaban
Release date: 1954-08-23

Tobor the Great

5.2/10 IMDB

To avoid the life-threatening dangers of manned space exploration, Professor Nordstrom creates highly advanced form of artificial intelligence capable of piloting a starship to other worlds. In order to transmit alien data, the extraordinary robot is infused with a powerful telepathic device that enables it to instantly read and even feel emotions. Danger strikes when a sinister band of covert agents kidnaps Gadge, the professor's 10-year-old grandson. But Gadge has a powerful ally. For he has developed a psychic, emotional bond with his grandfather's robot. And now Gadge's captors must suffer the wrath of his protective friend. They must face a mechanical monstrosity bent on a killing rampage of revenge and destruction.

Starring: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin, Taylor Holmes, Steven Geray, Henry Kulky, Franz Roehn, Hal Baylor, William Schallert, Lyle Talbot ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1954-09-01

The Atomic Kid

5.2/10 IMDB

A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Elaine Devry, Bill Goodwin, Whit Bissell, Joey Forman, Peter Leeds, Hal March, Fay Roope, Stanley Adams ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1954-12-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Silver Needle in the Sky

Silver Needle in the Sky

4.5/10 IMDB

Rocky Jones tries to free the hostages and thwart the plans of the evil Queen Cleolantha.

Starring: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Patsy Parsons, Scotty Beckett, Robert Lyden, Harry Lauter, Dayton Lummis, Charles Meredith, Lane Bradford, Mickey Simpson ..
Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
Release date: 1954-01-01

Killers from Space

3.5/10 IMDB

Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them.

Starring: Peter Graves, Barbara Bestar, James Seay, Frank Gerstle, Shepard Menken, Steve Pendleton, John Frederick, Jack Daly, Burt Wenland, Ruth Bennett ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1954-01-23

Monster from the Ocean Floor

3.8/10 IMDB

Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Starring: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Inez Palange, Jonathan Haze, Roger Corman, Wyott Ordung, David Garcia ..
Directed by: Wyott Ordung
Release date: 1954-05-21


7.8/10 IMDB

In a society that has eliminated many imbalances, surplus goods, and even class struggles, there are bound to be deviates; Winston Smith is one of those.

Release date: 1954-01-01

The Snow Creature

3.2/10 IMDB

A botanical expedition to the Himalayas captures a Yeti and brings it back alive to Los Angeles, where it escapes and runs amok, seeking food.

Starring: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada, William Phipps, Lock Martin, Rollin Moriyama, Robert Kino, George Douglas, Robert Bice, Rudolph Anders ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1954-11-01

The Gypsy Moon

4.2/10 IMDB

Rocky Jones and his buddies happen upon two strange moons orbiting each other. They soon discover that both are inhabited by civilizations at war with each other. Needless to say, Rocky and his crew do their utmost to bring about peace.

Starring: John Banner, Scotty Beckett, Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden, Maurice Cass, Charles Meredith, Patsy Parsons, Renate Hoy, Harry Lauter ..
Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
Release date: 1954-12-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1954 : Crash of Moons

Crash of Moons

3.2/10 IMDB

A three-part episode from the TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger edited together and released as a feature for 16mm rental only. Season 1 episodes 21, 22, 23. Episode 21: Rocky saves a space station and his friends when they are trapped between gypsy moons. Episode 22: Cleolanthe tries to destroy one of the gypsy moons with a barrage of missiles. Episode 23: Rocky evacuates the gypsy moon Posetta and stops Cleolanthe's missile barrage.

Starring: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden, Maurice Cass, Charles Meredith, Patsy Parsons, Harry Lauter, John Banner, Nan Leslie ..
Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
Release date: 1954-07-10

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