Best Science Fiction Movies of 1956

1.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones, Larry Gates, Jean Willes, Ralph Dumke, Virginia Christine, Kenneth Patterson, Guy Way ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1956-02-05
2.

Forbidden Planet

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon," a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible force if they don't turn back immediately.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Earl Holliman, Richard Anderson, Marvin Miller, George Wallace, Robert Dix ..
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Release date: 1956-03-23
3.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

4.3
6.5/10 IMDB

During an assignment, foreign correspondent Steve Martin spends a layover in Tokyo and is caught amid the rampage of an unstoppable prehistoric monster the Japanese call 'Godzilla'. The only hope for both Japan and the world lies on a secret weapon, which may prove more destructive than the monster itself.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Akira Takarada, Momoko K├┤chi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Frank Iwanaga, James Hong, Sachio Sakai, Fuyuki Murakami, Ren Yamamoto ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse, Ishir? Honda
Release date: 1956-04-27
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4.

1984

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave, David Kossoff, Mervyn Johns, Donald Pleasence, Carol Wolveridge, Ernest Clark, Patrick Allen, Ronan O'Casey ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1956-03-06
5.

The Black Sleep

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

In 19th century England, a noted brain surgeon rescues a former student from being hanged on a false conviction for murder, and spirits him away to an ancient, repurposed abbey far in the countryside. There, he connives his pupil into assisting him in mapping the functions of the various parts of the human brain, using living subjects who are under a terrible animation-suspending drug called "black sleep". Subsequently, the student, along with the daughter of one of the subjects, discover that most of these subjects have survived but are being kept in a dungeon-like cellar, in various stages of physical and mental derangement...

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Herbert Rudley, Patricia Blair, Akim Tamiroff, Phyllis Stanley, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, George Sawaya, Tor Johnson ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1956-06-15
6.

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Test space rockets exploding at liftoff and increased reporting of UFO sightings culminate in a direct attempt by alien survivors of a dead, extra-galactic civilization to invade Earth from impervious flying saucers, using ray-weapons of mass destruction.

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Thomas Browne Henry, Morris Ankrum, Grandon Rhodes, John Zaremba, Larry J. Blake, Paul Frees, Forbes Murray ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1956-07-04
7.

X: The Unknown

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

When a fissure explosively opens in an English mud flat during a military exercise there, injuring one soldier and killing another, an American research scientist at a nearby nuclear plant joins with a British investigator to discover why the victims were radioactively burned and why, shortly thereafter, a series of radiation-related incidents are occurring in an ever-growing straight line away from the fissure.

Starring: Dean Jagger, Leo McKern, William Lucas, Edward Chapman, John Harvey, Anthony Newley, Ian MacNaughton, Peter Hammond, Michael Ripper, Kenneth Cope ..
Directed by: Leslie Norman, Joseph Losey
Release date: 1956-09-21
8.

World Without End

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Four astronauts returning from man's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. At first unaware where they are, but finding the atmosphere safe to breathe, they start exploring and find themselves in a divided future where disfigured mutants living like cavemen inhabit the surface, while the normals live comfortably below the surface but are dying as a race from lack of natural water, air and sunlight.

Starring: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Rod Taylor, Lisa Montell, Nelson Leigh, Christopher Dark, Booth Colman, Everett Glass, Shirley Patterson, Stanley Fraser ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1956-03-25
9.

The Werewolf

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

The arrival in a small mountain town of a dissheveled stranger launches a series of murders committed by some sort of animal. As the town doctor and his daughter attempt to help the stranger, the sheriff investigates the murders; and they uncover a sinister experiment involving two rogue scientists, a car accident victim, his wife and children, and a serum that causes a man to turn into a ravaging werewolf.

Starring: Steven Ritch, Don Megowan, Joyce Holden, S. John Launer, George Lynn, Ken Christy, Eleanore Tanin, Kim Charney, Harry Lauter, Larry J. Blake ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1956-07-01
10.

The Creature Walks Among Us

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

The third film in The "Creature From The Black Lagoon" franchise sees the Gill Man turned into an air-breather by a mad scientist.

Starring: Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer, Maurice Manson, James Rawley, David McMahon, Paul Fierro, Lillian Molieri, Frank Chase ..
Directed by: John Sherwood
Release date: 1956-04-26

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