Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963

1.

The Nutty Professor

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who 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
2.

The Three Lives of Thomasina

3.7
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
3.

Twice-Told Tales

3.5
6.8/10 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, the Pyncheon brother kills his sister.

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
4.

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results.

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
5.

Son of Flubber

3.3
6.1/10 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
6.

Mad as a Mars Hare

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Marvin 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1963 : Automania 2000
7.

Automania 2000

3.0
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
8.

The Mind Benders

2.8
6.5/10 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
9.

The Day Mars Invaded Earth

2.1
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
10.

The Yesterday Machine

1.8
4.2/10 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

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