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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1956 : Design for Dreaming
2.

Design for Dreaming

1.6
3.6/10 IMDB

Over-the-top 1950s “Populuxe” advertisement for General Motors. A woman falls asleep and dreams of a glorious future of perfect products, including a variety of shiny futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire’s fully automated “Kitchen of the Future.” The film debuted at the 1956 General Motors "Motorama" event in New York City.

Starring: Tad Tadlock, Marc Breaux, Thurl Ravenscroft ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1956-03-31
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1956 : Savage Fury
3.

Savage Fury

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Separately released feature version of the 1935 Serial, Call of the Savage.

Starring: Noah Beery, Jr., Dorothy Short, Harry Woods, Bryant Washburn, Russ Powell, Fred MacKaye, John Davidson, William Desmond ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1956-01-01
4.

The Werewolf

0.0
0.0/10 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
5.

Indestructible Man

0.0
4.1/10 IMDB

A scientific experiment involving subjecting a corpse to an extreme charge of electricity accidentally revives an executed criminal and makes him impervious to harm, allowing him to seek revenge on his former partners, and deal similarly with anyone else who gets in his way.

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter, Marian Carr, Ross Elliott, Stuart Randall, Marvin Press, Ken Terrell, Roy Engle, Peggy Maley, Robert Shayne ..
Directed by: Jack Pollexfen
Release date: 1956-03-24
6.

Mutiny in Outer Space

0.0
5.1/10 IMDB

An expedition to the lunar ice caves contracts a deadly moon-fungus. Stopping en route they contaminate a space station with the fungus, which soon begins to take over the entire place.

Starring: William Leslie, Dolores Faith, Richard Garland, James Dobson, Pamela Curran, Glenn Langan, Boyd Holister, Harold Lloyd Jr., Ron Stokes, Francine York ..
Directed by: Hugo Grimaldi
Release date: 1956-11-11
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1956 : Manhunt in Space
7.

Manhunt in Space

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger fights space pirates over an invisible spaceship.

Starring: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Scotty Beckett, Robert Lyden, Maurice Cass, Charles Meredith, Patsy Parsons, Gábor Curtiz, Henry Brandon, James Griffith ..
Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
Release date: 1956-01-01
8.

The Black Sleep

0.0
0.0/10 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 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
9.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

0.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A 400-foot (122-meter) fire-breathing dinosaur, awakened from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by hydrogen-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Starring: Raymond Burr, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, 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
10.

The Mole People

0.0
4.9/10 IMDB

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

Starring: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva, Phil Chambers, Rodd Redwing, Robin Hughes, Frank Baxter, Eddie Parker ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1956-12-01

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