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

4.5
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: 1957-05-20
3.

Quatermass 2

3.5
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

3.5
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.

Not of This Earth

3.4
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
6.

20 Million Miles to Earth

3.4
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
7.

The 27th Day

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Five individuals from five nations, including the USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien saucer, where an alien gives each a container holding three capsules. The alien explains that no power on earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given, then anyone may take a capsule and, by speaking a latitude and longitude at it, cause instant death to all within a given radius: thus each of the five has been provided with the power of life and death. Then, they are given 27 days to decide whether to use the capsules, and returned to the places from which each one came...

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
8.

Kronos

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Scientists investigate a huge meteor that crashes into the ocean off Mexico, and encounter a skyscraper-tall, mobile machine which is designed to syphon energy from earth, including any energy directed at it in an effort to destroy it.

Starring: Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence, John Emery, George O'Hanlon, Morris Ankrum, Kenneth Alton, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales, Marjorie Stapp, John Parrish, Robert Forrest ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1957-03-31
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1957 : The Land Unknown
9.

The Land Unknown

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

Navy Commander Alan Roberts is assigned to lead an expedition to Little America in Antarctica to investigate reports of a mysterious warm water inland lake discovered a decade earlier. His helicopter and its small party, including 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 prehistoric times.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Harvey, Bing Russell, Kenner G. Kemp, Bert Stevens ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1957-10-15
10.

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

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