Best Science Fiction Movies of 1955

1.

The Quatermass Xperiment

4.1
6.6/10 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
2.

Tarantula

4.0
6.4/10 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: 1955-12-14
3.

This Island Earth

3.8
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 B. Williams, Coleman Francis ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold
Release date: 1955-06-01
4.

Conquest of Space

3.1
5.6/10 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
5.

It Came from Beneath the Sea

3.1
5.9/10 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
6.

Revenge of the Creature

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

The Creature has been captured by scientists who will stop at nothing to uncover his secrets. Confined to an oceanarium and miserable in captivity, the Creature finds only one source of sympathy — Helen, a beautiful female researcher. When the Creature ultimately escapes from his confines, he kidnaps Helen, intent on stealing her away to his underwater lair.

Starring: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Dave Willock, Robert B. 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
7.

Man in Space

3.0
7.8/10 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
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8.

Jumpin' Jupiter

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1955-08-06
9.

Creature with the Atom Brain

2.9
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.

Day the World Ended

2.8
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, Roger Corman ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1955-12-01
11.

Timeslip

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time. He teams up with a reporter to stop his evil double from destroying his experiments in artificial tungsten.

Starring: Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, Peter Arne, Joseph Tomelty, Donald Gray, Vic Perry, Paul Hardtmuth, Martin Wyldeck, Leonard Williams, Launce Maraschal ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1955-11-01
12.

Bride of the Monster

2.4
4.1/10 IMDB

Dr. Eric Vornoff, with the help of his mute assistant Lobo, captures twelve men for a grisly experiment; His goal to turn them into supermen using atomic energy. Reporter Janet Lawton, fiancée of the local lieutenant, vows to investigate Vornoff's supposedly haunted house.

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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1955 : Panther Girl of the Kongo
13.

Panther Girl of the Kongo

2.3
5.0/10 IMDB

Jean Evans of an international wildlife foundation, who is known to Africa as 'the Panther Girl' because of her bravery in jungle living, stumbles on a plot by a mad scientist to frighten the natives out of a diamond-laden district by chemically growing crayfish to giant size, and enlists the aid of a game hunter friend to prevent a monster rampage and bring the culprits to justice.

Starring: Phyllis Coates, Myron Healey, Arthur Space, John Daheim, Mike Ragan, Morris Buchanan, Roy Glenn, Archie Savage, Ramsay Hill, Naaman Brown ..
Directed by: Franklin Adreon
Release date: 1955-01-03
14.

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues

2.0
3.6/10 IMDB

A marine biologist and a government agent investigate mysterious deaths and rumors of a sea monster in a secluded ocean cove, and find themselves involved with a marine biology professor conducting secretive experiments, international spies trying to steal his secrets, a radioactive light on the sea bottom, and the malevolent thing which guards it.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Rodney Bell, Vivi Janiss, Phillip Pine, Helene Stanton, Michael Garth, Pierce Lyden ..
Directed by: Dan Milner
Release date: 1955-12-01
15.

The Beast with a Million Eyes

2.0
3.7/10 IMDB

An alien space craft lands in the desert. The alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals and is able to see through them. The animals attack and the terror begins.

Starring: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent, Chester Conklin, Leonard Tarver, Bruce Whitmore ..
Directed by: Roger Corman, David Kramarsky
Release date: 1955-06-15
16.

King Dinosaur

1.2
2.1/10 IMDB

In 1960, four American scientists travel to a planet that has just entered Earth's solar system to see if it's able to support an Earth colony. They find an oxygen atmosphere, a lush earth-like forest, and earth-like animals living around a potable fresh-water lake.

Starring: William Bryant, Patti Gallagher, Douglas Henderson, Wanda Curtis, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1955-07-17

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