Best Science Fiction Movies of 1961

1.

The Absent-Minded Professor

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, The Absent-Minded Professor contains two essential elements for laughter - Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber!

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames, Elliott Reid, Edward Andrews, David Lewis, Jack Mullaney, Belle Montrose ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1961-03-16
2.

Mysterious Island

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' .

Starring: Michael Craig, Gary Merrill, Michael Callan, Beth Rogan, Joan Greenwood, Percy Herbert, Dan Jackson, Herbert Lom ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1961-12-18
3.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Robert Sterling, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Joan Fontaine, Michael Ansara, Frankie Avalon, Regis Toomey, John Litel, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: Irwin Allen
Release date: 1961-07-12
4.

Master of the World

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.

Starring: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Mary Webster, Henry Hull, David Frankham, Wally Campo, Vito Scotti, Richard Harrison, Ken Terrell, Steve Masino ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1961-05-01
5.

Gorgo

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

When an undersea volcano sends tremors throughout the Atlantic, aquatic creatures come out of hiding. Merchant seamen Joe Ryan and partner Sam Slade harness the most unusual of the lot, a massive beast that looks like a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The enterprising sailors deliver their quarry to a British circus, but it turns out that the animal is a newborn. And, when his much larger mother arrives in London to rescue her son, the city feels her wrath.

Starring: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes, Joseph O'Conor, Bruce Seton, Martin Benson, Maurice Kaufmann, Basil Dignam, Barry Keegan ..
Directed by: Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1961-02-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1961 : The Flight That Disappeared
6.

The Flight That Disappeared

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A cross-country airliner, whose passengers include a nuclear physicist, a rocket expert, and a mathematical genius, is drawn beyond radar range by an unknown, unbreakable force.

Starring: Craig Hill, Paula Raymond, Dayton Lummis, John Bryant, Bernadette Hale, Nancy Hale, Brad Trumbull, Jerry James, Harvey Stephens, Meg Wyllie ..
Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Release date: 1961-09-01
7.

Konga

2.3
4.4/10 IMDB

Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to test out his theory. As he has many enemies at home, he decides to use his chimp, 'Konga' to 'get rid of them'. Then Konga grows to gigantic proportions and reaks havoc all over the city of London!!

Starring: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon, Rupert Osborne, Austin Trevor, Jack Watson ..
Directed by: John Lemont
Release date: 1961-01-01
8.

Valley of the Dragons

2.2
5.0/10 IMDB

In 1881, Michael Denning, an American soldier, and Hector Servadac, a French aristocrat, are about to have a duel over a woman that they both are infatuated with. However, just as the two men are about to shoot at each other, a comet strikes the Earth and the gravitational pull draws in the two men. Michael and Hector soon deduce that this comet has been periodically landing on Earth and gathering people and animals from various eras in time, including people and dinosaurs. The two men then decide to put their differences aside and fight for survival as well as help make peace between two warring tribes of cavemen. Written by Brian Washington

Starring: Cesare Danova, Sean McClory, Joan Staley, Danielle De Metz, Gregg Martell, Gil Perkins, I. Stanford Jolley, Roger Til, Mark Dempsey, Jerry Sunshine ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1961-10-31
9.

Nude on the Moon

1.8
3.9/10 IMDB

A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.

Starring: Marietta, William Mayer, Lester Brown, Pat Reilly, Ira Magee, Lacey Kelly, Shelby Livingston, Robert W. Kyorimee, Joyce M. Geary, Charles Allen ..
Directed by: Doris Wishman, Raymond Phelan
Release date: 1961-01-01
10.

Balls Bluff

0.9
3.6/10 IMDB

During a Civil War battle, a soldier is transported through time, landing in New York City's Central Park in the year 1961. He then explores Manhattan and goes to Yankee Stadium in an attempt to locate other Civil War soldiers. (IMDb)

Starring: Robert Downey Sr. ..
Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.
Release date: 1961-01-01

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