Best Science Fiction Movies of 1957

1.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey, William Schallert, Frank J. Scannell, Helene Marshall, Diana Darrin, Billy Curtis ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-02-22
2.

The Curse of Frankenstein

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee, Melvyn Hayes, Valerie Gaunt, Paul Hardtmuth, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Claude Kingston ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1957-06-25
3.

Quatermass II

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

In England, a group of space scientists, who have developed plans for the first Moon colony, learn that a secret, ostensibly government-run, complex of identical design has been built in a remote part of England and is the focus of periodic falls of small, hollow "meteorites" originating in outer space.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, John Longden, Sid James, Bryan Forbes, William Franklyn, Charles Lloyd Pack, Tom Chatto, John Van Eyssen, Percy Herbert, John Rae ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1957-05-24
4.

The Monolith Monsters

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Starring: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Trevor Bardette, William Flaherty, Harry Jackson, Richard H. Cutting, Linda Scheley, Dean Cromer, Steve Darrell ..
Directed by: John Sherwood
Release date: 1957-12-01
5.

20 Million Miles to Earth

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome.

Starring: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia, John Zaremba, Thomas Browne Henry, Bart Braverman, Tito Vuolo, Jan Arvan, Don Orlando, George Khoury ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1957-02-08
6.

Not of This Earth

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

An agent from a distant planet has been sent to earth to ship large quantities of blood to his world, where a plague is ravaging the populace. He comes equipped with an interstellar matter transmitter, telepathic mind-control powers, and deathray-shooting eyes. Because he is also affected by the blood disease, he gains control of the town's physician and has him place a nurse at his disposal, while he collects live humans for fresh blood; but gains the nurse's suspicions, along with those of her boyfriend - a town police officer.

Starring: Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones, William Roerick, Jonathan Haze, Roy Engel, Anna Lee Carroll, Dick Miller, Hank Mann, Ralph Reed ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1957-02-10
7.

The 27th Day

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death.

Starring: Gene Barry, Valerie French, George Voskovec, Arnold Moss, Stefan Schnabel, Ralph Clanton, Friedrich von Ledebur, Paul Birch, Azemat Janti, Irvin Ashkenazy ..
Directed by: William Asher
Release date: 1957-01-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1957 : The Land Unknown
8.

The Land Unknown

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Navy Commander Hal Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antartica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including beautiful reporter Maggie Hathaway, is forced down into a volcanic crater by a fierce storm. They find themselves trapped in a lush tropical environment that has survived from the Mesozoic Era. Fighting carnivorous plants, dinosaurs, and a limited time window, they struggle to survive and repair the helicopter, their only means of escape. They are both helped and hindered by Dr. Carl Hunter, a megalomaniac survivor of an earlier expedition, who has learned to adapt to the hostile environment. (copied from IMDB)

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Harvey, Bing Russell ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1957-08-01
9.

The Monster That Challenged the World

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Giants Mollusks are released from the earth by an earthquake and start killing people.

Starring: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Mimi Gibson, Hans Conried, Max Showalter, Harlan Warde, Gordon Jones, Dennis McCarthy, Marjorie Stapp, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1957-06-01
10.

The Black Scorpion

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

Giant scorpions wreck havoc after being released due to volcanic activity.

Starring: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro, Carlos Múzquiz, Pascual García Peña, Fanny Schiller, Pedro Galván, Arturo Martínez ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1957-10-11

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