Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963


The Nutty Professor

6.6/10 IMDB

A timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Henry Gibson, Richard Kiel, Del Moore, Norman Alden, Howard Morris, Elvia Allman, Milton Frome, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1963-06-04

King Kong vs. Godzilla

5.7/10 IMDB

US version. The re-edited John Beck version of the film: released outside of Japan and restructured with new footage of American actors centering around a news report plot not present in the original. Eric Carter of United Nation News is joined by Dr. Arnold Johnson as a prehistoric monster emerges from hibernation while a pharmaceutical company seeks publicity with their own monster.

Starring: Harry Holcombe, Michael Keith, James Yagi, Byron Morrow, Les Tremayne, Bruce Mason, Paul Howard, Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara, Y? Fujiki ..
Directed by: Ishir? Honda, Thomas Montgomery
Release date: 1963-06-26

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

6.6/10 IMDB

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, Kathryn Hart, John Dierkes, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1963-07-13

The Three Lives of Thomasina

7.2/10 IMDB

Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan Hampshire), who is said to be a witch, shows up and attempts to steal it.

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson, Matthew Garber, Denis Gilmore, Vincent Winter, Finlay Currie, Elspeth March ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1963-12-11

Twice-Told Tales

6.6/10 IMDB

3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "Rappaccini's Daughter", a demented father is innoculating his daughter with poison so she may never leave her garden of poisonous plants. In the final story "The House of the Seven Gables", The Pyncheon family suffers from a hundred year old curse and while in the midst of arguing over inheritance, a stranger arrives.

Starring: Vincent Price, Joyce Taylor, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland, Richard Denning, Mari Blanchard, Abraham Sofaer, Jacqueline deWit, Edith Evanson ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1963-09-01

Son of Flubber

6.0/10 IMDB

Beleaguered professor Ned Brainard has already run into a pile of misfortunes with his discovery of the super-elastic substance "Flubber." Now he hopes to have better luck with a gravity-busting derivative he's dubbed "Flubbergas." Ned's experiments, constantly hampered by government obstruction, earn the consternation of his wife, Betsy. But a game-winning modification to a football uniform may help Ned make the case for his fantastic new invention.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Lynde, Nancy Olson, Arthur Tovey, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn, Charles Ruggles, Leon Ames, Ken Murray ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1963-01-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : Mad as a Mars Hare

Mad as a Mars Hare

7.3/10 IMDB

Marvin the Martian is monitoring through his telescope a rocket launch on Earth. The rocket heads straight for him and lands on Mars. The only occupant is Bugs Bunny, lured into Cape Canaveral by a carrot and sent to Mars as an expendable "astro-rabbit". Bugs is to claim Mars in the name of the Earth, but Marvin won't allow an Earth creature to contaminate his atmosphere. He trains a time-projector gun on Bugs and reverts the bunny to a Neanderthal Rabbit, who crushes Marvin with one hand.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble
Release date: 1963-10-19

Automania 2000

6.6/10 IMDB

An animated, dark satire of America's automobile-obsessed, consumerist culture. An anonymous, brilliant scientist toils tirelessly in his ivory tower satisfying the public's ever-increasing demands for novelty and status consciousness, with predictable environmental consequences.

Starring: Ed Bishop ..
Directed by: John Halas
Release date: 1963-01-01

Towers Open Fire

6.5/10 IMDB

Antony Balch tackles key themes and ideas from the writing of William S. Burroughs in a unique, cinematic style.

Starring: William S. Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, Antony Balch, Bachoo Sen, David Jacobs ..
Directed by: Antony Balch
Release date: 1963-12-27

The Mind Benders

6.4/10 IMDB

A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can be convinced to act against their strongest feelings. So he agrees to be the subject in an experiment in which others will try to make him stop loving his wife.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Keen, Norman Bird, Michael Bryant, Harold Goldblatt, Edward Fox, Terry Palmer ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1963-02-01

Unearthly Stranger

6.4/10 IMDB

A series of scientists working on a new techology to facilitate man's conquest of space are killed in mysterious circumstances. Suspicion falls on the wife of another scientist on the project, who may not be what she seems.

Starring: John Neville, Philip Stone, Gabriella Licudi, Patrick Newell, Jean Marsh, Warren Mitchell ..
Directed by: John Krish
Release date: 1963-09-12

The Day Mars Invaded Earth

4.8/10 IMDB

Martians replace scientist & his family to pave way for invasion.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor, William Mims, Betty Beall, Lowell Brown, Gregg Shank, Henrietta Moore, Troy Melton, George Riley ..
Directed by: Maury Dexter
Release date: 1963-02-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : The Yesterday Machine

The Yesterday Machine

3.9/10 IMDB

A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII.

Starring: Tim Holt, Jack Herman, James Britton, Ann Pellegrino, Robert Bob Kelly, Linda Jenkins, Carol Gilley ..
Directed by: Russ Marker
Release date: 1963-01-01

The Crawling Hand

3.1/10 IMDB

After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, with the astronaut begging to be killed, a teenager couple finds a severed arm on a remote beach. The boy takes the arm home, where it becomes animate and the alien force which animates it soon possesses his mind as well.

Starring: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren, Alan Hale Jr., Allison Hayes, Sirry Steffen, Arline Judge, Richard Arlen, Tris Coffin, Ross Elliott ..
Directed by: Herbert L. Strock
Release date: 1963-09-04


3.0/10 IMDB

A rich but unscrupulous old woman plots with a scientist to have her brain implanted in the skull of a sexy young woman.

Starring: Marjorie Eaton, Frank Gerstle, Frank Fowler, Erika Peters, Judy Bamber, Lisa Lang, Margie Fisco, Kemp Niver, Bradford Dillman ..
Directed by: Joseph V. Mascelli
Release date: 1963-09-01

The Slime People

2.8/10 IMDB

After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters, a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.

Starring: Robert Hutton, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Susan Hart, William Boyce, Judee Morton ..
Directed by: Robert Hutton
Release date: 1963-03-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : 50,000 B.C. (Before Clothing)

50,000 B.C. (Before Clothing)

3.5/10 IMDB

A man travels back in time and meets prehistoric cavepeople who are often nude.

Starring: Charlie Robinson, Eddie Carmel, Gigi Darlene, Audrey Campbell, Anita Ventura, Jackie Miller ..
Directed by: William Rose
Release date: 1963-01-04

The Madmen of Mandoras

3.1/10 IMDB

A group of Nazi survivors save Hitler's brain keeping it alive in a huge jar hooked up to a machine. The Nazis plan to release a deadly gas destroying all life on the planet. To ensure their success they kidnap Professor Coleman the only man on the planet with the antidote to the poison gas.

Starring: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Marshall Reed, Scott Peters, Keith Dahle, Dani Lynn, Nestor Paiva, Pedro Regas ..
Directed by: David Bradley
Release date: 1963-11-13
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child

Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child

0.0/10 IMDB

Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, two humble teachers during 1963, discover a genius student's grandfather, simply known as "the Doctor", and his police box time machine. Deciding that the pair knows too much about his otherworldly origins, they are whisked away on a journey through time and space.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, William Hartnell, Derek Newark, Alethea Charlton, Eileen Way, Jeremy Young, Howard Lang ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein
Release date: 1963-11-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : Adventures in Space with Scott McCloud

Adventures in Space with Scott McCloud

0.0/10 IMDB

The adventures of law enforcer Scott McCloud, the one-man Marine Corps for the Earth Bureau of Investigation. Working in utmost secrecy, Scott McCloud takes assignments involving the security of our solar system. The video contains three segments: "Power Failure," "The Went Thatta Way" and "Scratch One Chimp."

Starring: Ned Lefebver, Hal Smith, Margaret Kerry ..
Release date: 1963-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : Steel


0.0/10 IMDB

In 1974, a boxing promoter (Lee Marvin) tries to get the most out of his broken-down robot boxer.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Joe Mantell, Chuck Hicks, Merritt Bohn, Frank London, Edwin Rochelle, Rod Serling ..
Directed by: Don Weis
Release date: 1963-10-04

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