Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964

1.

The Last Man on Earth

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Starring: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho, Christi Courtland, Antonio Corevi, Ettore Ribotta, Carolyn De Fonseca, Giuseppe Mattei ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragona
Release date: 1964-03-08
2.

First Men in the Moon

4.1
6.5/10 IMDB

The world is delighted when a spacecraft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, but are shocked when the astronauts discover an old British flag and a document declaring that the moon is taken for Queen Victoria proving that the astronauts were not the first men on the moon.

Starring: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Miles Malleson, Norman Bird, Gladys Henson, Hugh McDermott, Betty McDowall, Erik Chitty, Douglas Ives ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1964-07-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Daleks
3.

Doctor Who: The Daleks

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Susan, Barbara, and Ian to the planet Skaro where they meet two indigenous races — the Daleks, malicious mutant creatures encased in armoured travel machines, and the Thals, beautiful humanoids with pacifist principles. They convince the Thals of the need to fight for their own survival.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, William Hartnell, Peter Hawkins, David Graham, Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, Michael Summerton ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry, Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-02-01
4.

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

3.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Starring: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolley Monkey, The Woolly Monkey ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1964-06-01
5.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.

Starring: Don Knotts, Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan, Larry Keating, Oscar Beregi Jr., Charles Meredith, Elizabeth MacRae, Paul Frees, Wesley Gale ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1964-03-28
6.

Children of the Damned

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Six children are found spread through out the world that not only have enormous intelligence, but identical intelligence and have a strange bond to each other.

Starring: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Allen, Ralph Michael, Patrick Wymark, Martin Miller, Clive Powell, Yoke-Moon Lee ..
Directed by: Anton Leader
Release date: 1964-01-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Carol for Another Christmas
7.

Carol for Another Christmas

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer, Steve Lawrence, James Shigeta, Pat Hingle, Robert Shaw, Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1964-12-28
8.

The Evil of Frankenstein

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Once hounded from his castle by outraged villagers for creating a monstrous living being, Baron Frankenstein returns to Karlstaad. High in the mountains they stumble on the body of the creature, perfectly preserved in the ice. He is brought back to life with the help of the hypnotist Zoltan who now controls the creature. Can Frankenstein break Zoltan's hypnotic spell that incites the monster to commit these horrific murders or will Zoltan induce the creature to destroy its creator?

Starring: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor Elès, Katy Wild, David Hutcheson, James Maxwell, Howard Goorney, Kiwi Kingston, Caron Gardner ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1964-05-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Of Stars and Men
9.

Of Stars and Men

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Of Stars and Men is a 1964 animated film from the Hubley family of animators, based on the 1959 book of the same name by astronomer Harlow Shapley, who also narrates. Made in the style of a documentary, it tells of humankind's quest (in the form of a child) to find its place in the universe, through themes such as outer space, physical matter, the meaning of life and the periodic table. There are no character voices; instead, they "talk" through their actions. It has been cited as an example of an "animated documentary".

Starring: Harlow Shapley, Mark Hubley, Ray Hubley ..
Directed by: John Hubley, Faith Hubley
Release date: 1964-04-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Goodbye Charlie
10.

Goodbye Charlie

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

When a cavorting Hollywood writer is killed by the angry husband of a woman he was having an affair with, he comes back as a spirit in the form of a beautiful woman and moves in with his/her best friend as a base operation for enacting sweet revenge.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone, Joanna Barnes, Ellen Burstyn, Laura Devon, Martin Gabel, Roger C. Carmel, Harry Madden, Myrna Hansen ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1964-11-18
11.

The Earth Dies Screaming

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A crack test pilot lands to find the planet has been devastated by unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer robots.

Starring: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters, Vanda Godsell, David Spenser, Anna Palk ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1964-10-14
12.

The Flesh Eaters

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

An alcoholic actress, her personal assistant, and their pilot are downed on a secluded isle by bad weather, where a renegade Nazi scientist is using ocean life to develop a solvent for human flesh. The tiny flesh-eating sea critters that result certainly give our heroes a run for their money - and lives.

Starring: Martin Kosleck, Byron Sanders, Barbara Wilkin, Rita Morley, Ray Tudor, Barbara Wilson, Ira Lewis, Jack Curtis ..
Directed by: Jack Curtis
Release date: 1964-03-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Marco Polo
13.

Doctor Who: Marco Polo

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The TARDIS crew lands in the Himalayas of Cathay in 1289, their ship badly damaged, and are picked up by Marco Polo's caravan on its way along the fabled Silk Road to see the Emperor Kublai Khan. The story concerns the Doctor and his companions' attempts to thwart the machinations of Tegana, who attempts to sabotage the caravan along its travels through the Pamir Plateau and across the treacherous Gobi Desert, and ultimately to assassinate Kublai Khan in Peking, at the height of his imperial power.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Mark Eden, Derren Nesbitt, Zienia Merton, Martin Miller, Jimmy Gardner, Charles Wade ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein, John Crockett
Release date: 1964-04-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
14.

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hewitt, Connie Gilchrist, Norman Grabowski, Burt Mustin ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1964-03-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction
15.

Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

In this completely TARDIS-based story, the crew find themselves and their ship acting very strangely indeed. Blame runs high for the Ship's unusual behavior, until the Doctor realizes the TARDIS itself may be trying to warn them...

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell ..
Directed by: Richard Martin, Frank Cox
Release date: 1964-02-15
16.

The Time Travellers

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

Research scientists experimenting with time warps are accidentally propelled forward into an unbearable future.

Starring: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, Merry Anders, John Hoyt, Dennis Patrick, Joan Woodbury, Steve Franken, Berry Kroeger, J. Edward McKinley, Delores Wells ..
Directed by: Ib Melchior
Release date: 1964-10-29
17.

Firelight

2.6
5.5/10 IMDB

A group of scientists investigate a series of coloured lights in the sky and the subsequent disappearance of people, animals and objects from the fictional American town of Freeport, Arizona.

Starring: Robert Robyn, Beth Weber, Lucky Lohr, Margaret Peyou ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1964-03-24
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Kiss Me Quick!
18.

Kiss Me Quick!

2.2
4.8/10 IMDB

Sterilox, asexual ambassador from a distant planet, comes down to earth in search of feminine breeding stock. A mad scientist treats the alien to dancing sex robots.

Starring: Max Gardens, Frank A. Coe, Natasha, Jackie De Witt, Bibi, Claudia Banks, Althea Currier, Donna, Lucky, Pat Hall ..
Directed by: Peter Perry Jr.
Release date: 1964-12-25
19.

The Horror of Party Beach

2.1
3.3/10 IMDB

Radioactive waste dumped off the coastline creates mutant monsters. The beasts attack slumber parties, beaches, tourists, and terrorize a waterfront community as a scientist, his daughter, her boyfriend and the local police try to find a way to stop them.

Starring: John Scott, Alice Lyon, Allan Laurel, Eulabelle Moore, Marilyn Clarke, Agustin Mayor, Damon Kebroyd, Munroe Wade ..
Directed by: Del Tenney
Release date: 1964-06-01
20.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

2.1
2.7/10 IMDB

Martians fear their children have become lazy and joyless due to their newfound obsession with Earth TV shows. After ancient Martian leader Chochem suggests that the children of Mars need more fun—including their own Santa Claus—supreme leader Lord Kimar assembles an expedition to Earth. Once there, they kidnap two children who lead them to the North Pole, then capture the real Santa Claus, taking all three back to Mars in an attempt to bring the Martian children happiness.

Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Lelia Martin, Charles Renn ..
Directed by: Nicholas Webster
Release date: 1964-11-14
21.

Frozen Alive

1.7
4.0/10 IMDB

A scientist experimenting with suspended animation decides to use himself as a test subject. Before he is frozen, his wife is killed, and he is suspected of her murder. a murder suspect.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Joachim Hansen, Delphi Lawrence, Walter Rilla, Helmut Weiss, Albert Bessler, John Longden, Sigurd Lohde ..
Directed by: Bernard Knowles
Release date: 1964-12-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : The Unknown
22.

The Unknown

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

After two women poison to death the blackmailer who has been tormenting them, they wind up at the house of a blind man whose eccentric guest believes he has built a working time machine. Soon, the blackmailer is back to torment them all.

Starring: Vera Miles, Barbara Rush, David McCallum, Cedric Hardwicke, Scott Marlowe ..
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Release date: 1964-05-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Dr. Sex
23.

Dr. Sex

1.6
3.8/10 IMDB

Three sex researchers discuss their strangest cases.

Starring: Victor Izay, Julia Calda, Max Joseph, Marsha Jordan, Ave Lezli, Guido Lavotelli, Mario Barco, Bibo Tao, Lolita Angeles, Giovanni Duvalier ..
Directed by: Ted V. Mikels
Release date: 1964-01-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Son of Tor
24.

Son of Tor

1.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Carl Denham (returns to Tor's plateau ("Tor, King of Beasts" 1962) with a friend.

Directed by: Donald F. Glut
Release date: 1964-05-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Firelight
25.

Firelight

1.5
5.5/10 IMDB

A group of scientists investigate a series of colored lights in the sky and the subsequent disappearance of people, animals and objects from the fictional American town of Freeport, Arizona.

Starring: Robert Robyn, Beth Weber, Lucky Lohr, Margaret Peyou, Nancy Spielberg ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1964-03-24
26.

Firelight

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Steven Spielberg's first feature film, made on a budget of $500 at age 17, follows a group of scientists — particularly Tony Karcher and UFO believer Howard Richards — as they investigate reports of colored lights in the sky and the subsequent disappearance of people, animals and objects from the town of Freeport, Arizona. Among those abducted are a dog, a unit of soldiers, and a young girl named Lisa, whose abduction induces a heart attack in her mother. The film has sub-plots involving marital discord between Karcher and his wife Debbie, and the obsessive quest of Richards to convince the CIA that alien life exists. The twist comes as the aliens, represented by three shadows, reveal their purpose: to transport Freeport to their home planet Altaris to create a human zoo. "Firelight" premiered on March 24, 1964, at the Phoenix Little Theatre, in Phoenix, Arizona. Spielberg managed to sell 500 tickets at $1 each. Much of the film was later lost, and today only a few minutes remain.

Starring: Robert Robyn, Beth Weber, Lucky Lohr, Margaret Peyou, Chuck Case, Charles Emery, Tina Lanser, Warner Marshall, Sherry Nalder, Carolyn Owen ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1964-03-24
27.

The Creeping Terror

1.3
1.9/10 IMDB

A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.

Starring: Vic Savage, Shannon O'Neil, William Thourlby, John Caresio, Brendon Boone, Byrd Holland, Jack King, Pierre Kopp, Ken Savage, Mark Field ..
Directed by: Vic Savage
Release date: 1964-11-20
28.

Santa Claus and His Helpers

0.9
2.6/10 IMDB

This film opens with a scene inside of Santa's space station which orbits the Earth. First, Santa checks on all of the boys and girls to see who has been naughty and who has been nice with the help of his behavior computer. Next, Santa checks on his elves to make sure they are making the Christmas presents that he will be delivering to the children. He is dismayed to find that his elves are not making the presents but are instead fighting among themselves. It is a race against time as Santa travels to Earth and then tries to persuade the elves to make the presents which must be finished before Christmas which is only days away! Will Santa succeed in persuading the elves to make the presents on time? (IMDb)

Directed by: Manuel San Fernando
Release date: 1964-11-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : The Tomb of Frankenstein
29.

The Tomb of Frankenstein

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A strange old hermit uses witchcraft to give life to the Frankenstein monster. Will the creature be his instrument of revenge, or will it turn on its creator?

Directed by: Roy Spence
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Godzilla vs. The Thing
30.

Godzilla vs. The Thing

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The American re-edit of the original Mothra vs Godzilla released the same year. The film also contains exclusive Godzilla footage shot by Toho specifically for American distribution.

Starring: Harold Conway, Robert Dunham, Osman Yusuf, Bernard Grant, Paulette Rubenstein, Terry Van Tell, Larry Robinson, Bret Morrison, Jack Curtis, Peter Fernandez ..
Release date: 1964-11-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
31.

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Reign of Terror is the partly missing eighth serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on BBC1 in six weekly parts from 8 August to 12 September 1964. It was written by Dennis Spooner and directed by Henric Hirsch. In the serial, the First Doctor (William Hartnell), his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann Ford), and teachers Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) arrive in France during the period of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror, where they become involved with prisoners and English spies.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell ..
Directed by: Henric Hirsch
Release date: 1964-09-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Planet of Giants
32.

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Planet of Giants is the first serial of the second season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in three weekly parts from 31 October to 14 November 1964. In the serial, the First Doctor (William Hartnell), his granddaughter Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford), and teachers Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) are shrunk to the size of an inch after the Doctor's time machine the TARDIS arrives in contemporary England. The Doctor and Susan head inside a laboratory to find Ian and Barbara after the two parties get separated.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1964-11-14
33.

The Demon From Devil's Lake

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Operation Noah's Ark crash-lands in Lake Texoma on its way to space.

Starring: Dave Heath ..
Directed by: Russ Marker
Release date: 1964-11-25
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
34.

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 — one of the bloodiest years following the French Revolution of 1789. The travellers become involved with an escape chain rescuing prisoners from the guillotine and get caught up in the machinations of an English undercover spy, James Stirling — alias Lemaitre, governor of the Conciergerie prison.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Anderson, Jack Cunningham, Jeffry Wickham, Neville Smith, Laidlaw Dalling, Peter Walker ..
Directed by: Henric Hirsch
Release date: 1964-09-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Planet of Giants
35.

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When the TARDIS malfunctions, it and its travellers land on Earth at the size of insects. They uncover a murderous plot involving a new insecticide, but how can they stop the crime in their miniaturised condition?

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Alan Tilvern, Frank Crawshaw, Reginald Barratt, Rosemary Johnson, Fred Ferris ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1964-11-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Dupa Chendana
36.

Dupa Chendana

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Dupa Chendana film is a film classic melayu published in black and white. This film was issued by Malay Film Productions Limited. The film was directed by Ramon A. Estella

Starring: Ahmad Mahmood, Datin Saadiah, Aziz Jaafar, Mariani, S. Kadarisman ..
Directed by: Ramon A. Estella
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth
37.

Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives in a desolate future London, where the Doctor discovers his old enemies the Daleks have taken control of Earth.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Bernard Kay, Peter Fraser, Alan Judd, Ann Davies, Michael Goldie, Michael Davis ..
Directed by: Richard Martin
Release date: 1964-12-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Aztecs
38.

Doctor Who: The Aztecs

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises inside an Aztec tomb. Outside it, the Doctor and his companions soon discover that Mexico in the 15th century is a bloodthirsty and dangerous place... And with Barbara mistaken for a reincarnation of an ancient high priest called Yetaxa, the history teacher thinks that she can put an end to the barbaric human sacrifices once and for all. But can she rewrite history without disastrous consequences?

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Pyott, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham ..
Directed by: John Crockett
Release date: 1964-06-13
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus
39.

Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives on the planet Marinus on an island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid. The travellers are forced by the elderly Arbitan to retrieve four of the five operating keys to a machine called the Conscience of Marinus, of which he is the keeper. These have been hidden in different locations around the planet to prevent them falling into the hands of the evil Yartek and his Voord warriors, who plan to seize the machine and use its originally benevolent mind-influencing power for their own sinister purposes.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, George Coulouris, Martin Cort, Peter Stenson, Gordon Wales, Robin Phillips, Katharine Schofield ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1964-05-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Sensorites
40.

Doctor Who: The Sensorites

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan arrive in the TARDIS on board a spaceship. Their initial concern is for the ship's human crew, who are suffering from telepathic interference from the Sensorites, but Susan communicates with the Sensorites and finds the aliens fear an attack by the humans and are just defending themselves. Travelling to the Sense Sphere (the Sensorites' planet) the Doctor seeks to cure an illness to which the Sensorites and Ian have succumbed, but finds it has been caused by deliberate poisoning. The political manoeuvring of the Sensorite City Administrator poses another threat to the TARDIS crew as he seeks to discredit and implicate them.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Stephen Dartnell, Ilona Rodgers, Lorne Cossette, John Bailey, Martyn Huntley, Giles Phibbs ..
Directed by: Mervyn Pinfield, Frank Cox
Release date: 1964-08-01

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