Best Science Fiction Movies of 1955

1.

Tarantula

3.9
6.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Edwin Rand, Raymond Bailey, Hank Patterson, Bert Holland, Steve Darrell ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1955-03-23
2.

The Quatermass Xperiment

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Richard Wordsworth, Jack Warner, David King-Wood, Margia Dean, Maurice Kaufmann, John Wynn, Lionel Jeffries, Harold Lang, Jane Asher ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1955-08-26
3.

This Island Earth

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.

Starring: Rex Reason, Faith Domergue, Jeff Morrow, Lance Fuller, Russell Johnson, Robert Nichols, Douglas Spencer, Karl Ludwig Lindt, Robert Williams, Coleman Francis ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1955-06-01
4.

It Came from Beneath the Sea

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Chuck Griffiths, Ian Keith, Dean Maddox Jr., Harry Lauter, Richard W. Peterson ..
Directed by: Robert Gordon
Release date: 1955-07-01
5.

Revenge of the Creature

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Dave Willock, Robert Williams, Nestor Paiva, Grandon Rhodes, Charles Cane, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1955-05-13
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1955 : Man in Space
6.

Man in Space

3.0
8.2/10 IMDB

With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Ward Kimball
Release date: 1955-03-09
7.

Conquest of Space

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, Mickey Shaughnessy, Phil Foster, William Redfield, William Hopper, Benson Fong, Ross Martin, Vito Scotti, John Dennis ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1955-04-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1955 : Day the World Ended
8.

Day the World Ended

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Paul Birch, Mike Connors, Adele Jergens, Raymond Hatton, Paul Dubov, Jonathan Haze, Paul Blaisdell ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1955-12-01
9.

Creature with the Atom Brain

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger, Gregory Gaye, Linda Bennett, Charles Evans, Tris Coffin, Pierre Watkin, Harry Lauter ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1955-07-01
10.

Bride of the Monster

2.4
4.2/10 IMDB

Dr. Varnoff captures twelve men for his experiment: to turn them into supermen using atomic energy. Newspaperwoman Lawton gets too snoopy for her own good.

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Loretta King, Tony McCoy, Tor Johnson, Harvey B. Dunn, George Becwar, Paul Marco, Dolores Fuller, Ann Wilner, Don Nagel ..
Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Release date: 1955-05-11

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