Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960

1.

The Time Machine

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Tom Helmore, Whit Bissell, Doris Lloyd, Alan Young, Paul Frees, Bob Barran ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1960-05-25
2.

Village of the Damned

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

In a small English village everyone suddenly falls unconscious. When they awake every woman of child bearing age is pregnant. The resulting children have the same strange blond hair, eyes and a strong connection to each other.

Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, Michael Gwynn, Laurence Naismith, Richard Warner, Jenny Laird, Charlotte Mitchell, Thomas Heathcote, Bernard Archard ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1960-06-16
3.

The Little Shop of Horrors

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Seymour works in a skid row florist shop and is in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey. He creates a new plant that not only talks but cannot survive without human flesh and blood.

Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson, Leola Wendorff, Myrtle Vail, Wally Campo, Charles B. Griffith, Dick Miller, Karyn Kupcinet ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-08-05
4.

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

After a series of scientific experiments directed towards freeing the inner man and controlling human personalities, the kindly, generous Dr Henry Jekyll succeeds in freeing his own alter ego, Edward Hyde, a sadistic, evil creature whose pleasure is murder.

Starring: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Norma Marla, Francis de Wolff, Magda Miller, Oliver Reed ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1960-10-24
5.

The Lost World

3.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas, Richard Haydn, Ray Stricklyn, Jay Novello, Vitina Marcus, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1960-07-13
6.

Beyond the Time Barrier

3.0
5.3/10 IMDB

In 1960, a pilot testing an experimental rocket powered aircraft accidentally flies into the future and finds himself in a sealed city whose people suspect he is a spy from outside their walls, but who want to keep him to procreate with the ruler's daughter because the majority of the inhabitants are sterile.

Starring: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Vladimir Sokoloff, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Stephen Bekassy, John van Dreelen, Arianne Ulmer, Ken Knox, Don Flournoy, Tom Ravick ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1960-09-08
7.

Visit to a Small Planet

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth... Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in UFOs and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark, Orangey, John Williams, Jerome Cowan, Gale Gordon, Lee Patrick, Milton Frome ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1960-02-04
8.

Dinosaurus!

2.9
4.9/10 IMDB

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population.

Starring: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson, Alan Roberts, Fred Engelberg, Wayne C. Treadway, Luci Blaine, Howard Dayton, Jack Younger, James Logan ..
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1960-08-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : Lighter Than Hare
9.

Lighter Than Hare

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Outer space invader Yosemite Sam wants to capture typical earth creature Bugs.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1960-12-17
10.

Last Woman on Earth

2.5
4.8/10 IMDB

Harold Gern, a shady businessman from New York, is spending a holiday in Puerto Rico with his attractive wife Evelyn. They are joined by Martin Joyce, Harold's lawyer, who has come to discuss the latest indictment. Harold invites him along on a boat trip during which all three try out some newly bought scuba diving equipment. When they resurface, they find out that the world has changed forever.

Starring: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1960-08-05
11.

The Leech Woman

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

An endocrinologist in a dysfunctional marriage with an aging, alcoholic wife journeys to Africa seeking a drug that will restore youth.

Starring: Coleen Gray, Grant Williams, Phillip Terry, Gloria Talbott, John van Dreelen, Estelle Hemsley, Kim Hamilton, Arthur Batanides ..
Directed by: Edward Dein
Release date: 1960-05-01
12.

The Amazing Transparent Man

2.2
4.1/10 IMDB

An ex-major forces a scientist to develop a invisibility formula, with which he plans to create an invisible army and sell it to the highest bidder. However there are side effects to the formula.

Starring: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Cormel Daniel, Edward Erwin, Jonathan Ledford, Patrick Cranshaw, Dennis Adams ..
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Release date: 1960-02-01
13.

12 to the Moon

1.7
3.2/10 IMDB

A group of twelve international scientists are the first to land on the moon. In their exploration of the surface, they run into all kinds of trouble, including threatening messages from alien life forms residing on the moon. Just a short nine years before the historic moon landing, this film's understanding of the science of space exploration is fantastically simplistic, but this well-made science fiction film holds interest with a strong cast and intriguingly strange events, photographed with great style by John Alton. Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, John Wengraf, and Robert Montgomery Jr. portray the intrepid scientists.

Starring: Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, Anthony Dexter, Anna-Lisa, John Wengraf, Muzaffer Tema, Robert Montgomery Jr., Phillip Baird, Richard Weber ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1960-06-10
14.

Assignment: Outer Space

1.6
3.6/10 IMDB

Interplanetary News reporter Ray Peterson is assigned aboard a space station in the 21st Century.

Starring: Rik Van Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, David Montresor, Archie Savage, Alain Dijon, Franco Fantasia, Joe Pollini, David Maran, José Néstor, Anita Todesco ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1960-08-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : The Cape Canaveral Monsters
15.

The Cape Canaveral Monsters

1.5
3.5/10 IMDB

When a couple are killed in an auto accident their bodies are immediately inhabited by extraterrestrial beings. Taking refuge in an underground cave, the aliens attempt to sabotage the U.S. space program.

Starring: Scott Peters, Linda Connell, Jason Johnson, Katherine Victor, Billy Greene, Chuck Howard, Gary Travis, Thelaine Williams, Lyle Felisse, Brian F. Ward ..
Directed by: Phil Tucker
Release date: 1960-12-01
16.

Teenage Zombies

0.0
2.9/10 IMDB

A crazed scientist creates a nerve gas that turns the local teenagers into her unquestioning slaves.

Starring: Katherine Victor, Don Sullivan, Paul Pepper, Brianne Murphy, Mitzie Albertson, Jay Hawk, Nan Green, Steve Conte, J.L.D. Morrison, Mike Concannon ..
Directed by: Jerry Warren
Release date: 1960-04-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
17.

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.

Starring: Claude Akins, Rod Serling, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston, Jan Handzlik, Amzie Strickland, Burt Metcalfe, Mary Gregory, Jason Johnson, Anne Barton ..
Directed by: Ron Winston
Release date: 1960-04-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : The Last Flight
18.

The Last Flight

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air base in France 42 years in the future.

Starring: Kenneth Haigh, Alexander Scourby, Simon Scott, Robert Warwick, Harry Raybould, Jerry Catron, Paul Baxley, Jack Perkins, Rod Serling ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1960-02-05

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