Best Science Fiction Movies of 1955
The Quatermass Xperiment
The first manned spacecraft, fired from an English launchpad, is first lost from radar, then roars back to Earth and crashes in a farmer's field, and is found to contain only one of the three men who took off in it; and he is unable to talk but appears to be undergoing a torturous physical and mental metamorphosis.
A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town's doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist's new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.
This Island Earth
Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.
Conquest of Space
A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way.
It Came from Beneath the Sea
A giant octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.
Man in Space
With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.
Revenge of the Creature
Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.
A strange alien captures Porky Pig and Sylvester's entire campsite as a sample to take back to its planet, but only Sylvester figures out what is really going on.
Creature with the Atom Brain
Murders, with victims dying from spines broken by brute strength, erupt in the city and the killers, when encountered, walk away unharmed by police bullets which strike them. A police doctor's investigation of the deaths leads to the discovery of an army of dead criminal musclemen restored to life, remotely controlled by a vengeful former crime boss and a former Nazi scientist, from the latter's laboratory hidden in the suburbs.
Day the World Ended
After a nuclear attack, an unlikely group of survivors, including a geologist, a crook and his moll, and a prospector, find temporary shelter in the remote-valley home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter, but soon have to deal with the spread of radioactivity - and its effects on animal life, including humans.