Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960


12 to the Moon

3.1/10 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

The Leech Woman

4.6/10 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : Beyond the Time Barrier

Beyond the Time Barrier

5.3/10 IMDB

A pilot testing an experimental new rocket powered craft manages to fly into the future and land at the now deserted airbase he left. He ends up in a city with people who are suspicious he is a spy and who want to keep him to procreate with the rulers daughter because the majority of the inhabitants are sterile. He manages to escape and return to his own time but ages dramatically.

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

Assignment: Outer Space

0.0/10 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 : Visit to a Small Planet

Visit to a Small Planet

6.0/10 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 U.F.O's 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. Written by Alessio Quirino

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark, Orangey ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1960-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : Teenage Zombies

Teenage Zombies

0.0/10 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

The Time Machine

7.6/10 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1960 : Last Woman on Earth

Last Woman on Earth

4.8/10 IMDB

Harold Gern, a successful businessman from New York who is constantly in legal trouble, is spending a holiday in Puerto Rico with his attractive wife Evelyn, whom he married “between trials”. 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 are unable to breathe without using their scuba tanks. They climb back into their boat and find Manuel, the crewman, dead, apparently of asphyxiation. Upon rowing ashore, they enter the jungle. (from Wikipedia)

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

The Cape Canaveral Monsters

3.6/10 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: 1960-01-01


5.0/10 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

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