Best Science Fiction Movies of 1962


The Underwater City

4.6/10 IMDB

An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean.

Starring: William Lundigan, Julie Adams, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid, Chet Douglas, Paul Dubov, Karen Norris, Kathie Browne, Edward Mallory ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1962-08-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1962 : Tor, King of Beasts

Tor, King of Beasts

0.0/10 IMDB

The models in Tor, King of Beasts (1962) were a slight improvement over those in Time Is Just a Place…but the models would be better in the sequel Son of Tor.

Directed by: Donald F. Glut
Release date: 1962-04-11

Varan the Unbelievable

4.9/10 IMDB

In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated. However, their purifying experiments arouse the prehistoric monster Obaki from hibernation at the lake's bottom, and it proceeds to attack Japan.

Starring: Myron Healey, Koreya Senda, Kôzô Nomura, Ayumi Sonoda, Fumito Matsuo, Tsuruko Kobayashi, Akihiko Hirata, Fuyuki Murakami, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Minosuke Yamada ..
Directed by: Jerry A. Baerwitz, Ishirô Honda
Release date: 1962-12-07

The Damned

6.6/10 IMDB

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox, Oliver Reed, Walter Gotell, James Villiers, Tom Kempinski, Kenneth Cope, Brian Oulton ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1962-11-16

Icarus Montgolfier Wright

0.0/10 IMDB

The film focuses on the thoughts inside the head of a man, an astronaut scheduled to go to the Moon. As he ponders the flight, he laments having an “ordinary” name he fears will not resonate throughout history. His thoughts lead him to consider some of the pioneers of flight-Icarus and his wings, the Montgolfier brothers and their balloon and the Wright brothers and heavier than air flight. (IMDb)

Starring: James Whitmore, Ross Martin ..
Directed by: Osmond Evans
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1962 : Martian Through Georgia

Martian Through Georgia

0.0/10 IMDB

Way out in space, on another world whose population is contented, one of its people decides that travel broadens the mind and relieves boredom. So, he flies to Earth in hope of helping the alien Earthlings improve their lot, only to cause panic and be declared a monster just because he looks different. So, he decides to return home, where, at least, he can find love.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Ed Prentiss ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow
Release date: 1962-12-28

The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

6.4/10 IMDB

The Three Stooges manage to crash through the time barrier with their slap-happy antics in this classic feature-length comedy. Larry, Moe, and Curly-Joe are friends of a young scientist, Schuyler Davis, who has created a time machine. Together with Schuyler's girlfriend, Diane, they are all transported back to ancient Ithaca which is ruled by the tyrannical King Odius. The lecherous king promptly takes a liking to Diane and banishes Schuyler and The Stooges to the galleys. When they manage to escape, they begin promoting Schuyler as "Hercules" at local gladiatorial combats - until the real Hercules shows up. But, with their unique "charm," The Stooges convince Hercules to help them rescue Diane. Written by Robert Lynch

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett, Marlin McKeever, Mike McKeever, Emil Sitka, Barbara Hines, Terry Huntingdon, Diana Piper ..
Directed by: Herb Wallerstein, Edward Bernds
Release date: 1962-02-15

The Three Stooges in Orbit

5.9/10 IMDB

The fate of the planet in the hands of Larry, Moe and Curly Joe? That's exactly the situation the trio finds themselves in when they befriend a wacky scientist and must defend his secret invention from a pair of malevolent Martians. Sight gags, slapstick and plenty of nyuks abound as the Stooges bumble their way through an adventure of intergalactic proportions.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Emil Sitka, Carol Christensen, Edson Stroll, George N. Neise, Rayford Barnes, Jane Wald ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1962-07-04

Journey to the Seventh Planet

4.8/10 IMDB

A space expedition to Uranus is menaced by a giant brain that can make illusions come true.

Starring: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard, Ann Smyrner, Greta Thyssen, Ulla Moritz, Annie Birgit Garde, Bente Juel ..
Directed by: Sidney W. Pink
Release date: 1962-03-10

The Day of the Triffids

6.2/10 IMDB

A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of Triffids: farmed plants harvested for their oils, which are capable of moving themselves around and are carnivorous. In this film version, however, the Triffids are not indigenous plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in this and an earlier meteor shower. Derided by the original novel's author, John Wyndham, for straying so far away from the source material.

Starring: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns, Ewan Roberts, Alison Leggatt, Geoffrey Matthews, Janina Faye, Gilgi Hauser ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis
Release date: 1962-07-05

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