Best Science Fiction Movies of 1965

1.

The Satan Bug

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

The Satan Bug (1965) is a science fiction film in which a US government germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the germs has been released and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen.

Starring: George Maharis, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews, Richard Basehart, Ed Asner, Frank Sutton, Richard Bull, John Larkin, Simon Oakland, John Clarke ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1965-03-26
2.

Crack in the World

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Dr. Steven Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the Earth's crust, which threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox, Peter Damon, Jim Gillen, Gary Lasdun, Alfred Brown, Mike Steen, Emilio Carrere ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1965-04-15
3.

Die, Monster, Die!

3.1
5.6/10 IMDB

A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer, Terence de Marney, Patrick Magee, Paul Farrell, Leslie Dwyer, Sydney Bromley, Billy Milton ..
Directed by: Daniel Haller
Release date: 1965-10-26
4.

Dr. Who and the Daleks

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Scientist Doctor Who accidentally activates his new invention, the Tardis, a time machine disguised as a police telephone box. Doctor Who, his two grand-daughters, and Barbara's boyfriend Ian are transported through time and space to the planet Skaro, where a peaceful race of Thals are under threat of nuclear attack from the planet's other inhabitants: the robotic mutant Daleks.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey, Barrie Ingham, Michael Coles, Geoffrey Toone ..
Directed by: Gordon Flemyng
Release date: 1965-08-23
5.

Curse of the Fly

2.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, played by Brian Donlevy and two grandsons). Seems the son wants to continue and perfect the machine while his two sons want to get out of the scientist business and live "normal" lives. The oldest son, Martin, decides to take a wife (who just happens to have escaped from a mental hospital after her parents died). Martin's father is not happy with this intrusion but finally gives in because he understands him son's needs. They all try to be a happy family until humans used in botched experiments are discovered by the new bride and the police nearly discover the lab while looking for Martin's wife. Everyone tries to get out of there via the transporter but things just don't go according to plan ...

Starring: Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray, Yvette Rees, Burt Kwouk, Mary Manson, Michael Graham, Rachel Kempson, Jeremy Wilkin, Warren Stanhope ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1965-05-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1965 : Invasion
6.

Invasion

2.8
5.6/10 IMDB

An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the aliens are taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

Starring: Edward Judd, Yoko Tani, Valerie Gearon, Lyndon Brook, Ric Young, Tsai Chin, Barrie Ingham, Anthony Sharp, Glyn Houston ..
Directed by: Alan Bridges
Release date: 1965-10-01
7.

The Monkey's Uncle

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

College whiz-kid Merlin Jones concocts a method for teaching advanced information to a chimpanzee, then creates a flying machine of his own design, ultimately raising havoc on the campus.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Arthur O'Connell, Frank Faylen, Leon Tyler, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1965-08-18
8.

War-Gods of the Deep

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

A chance discovery leads American mining engineer Ben Harris and acquaintance Harold to discover a lost city under the sea while searching for their kidnapped friend Jill. Held captive in the underwater city by the tyrannical Captain (Vincent Price), and his crew of former smugglers, the three plot to escape...

Starring: Vincent Price, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter, Susan Hart, John Le Mesurier, Henry Oscar, Derek Newark, Roy Patrick, Dennis Blake, Steven Brooke ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1965-05-26
9.

Sins of the Fleshapoids

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The survivors of a nuclear war are taken care of by robots called "fleshapoids." One day one of the fleshapoids runs wild, kills its "mistress," and hides in the home of a human female, for whom it begins to develop feelings.

Starring: Bob Cowan, George Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Maren Thomas, Gina Zuckerman, Julius Middleman ..
Directed by: Mike Kuchar
Release date: 1965-01-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1965 : The Night Caller
10.

The Night Caller

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth.

Starring: John Saxon, Patricia Haines, Alfred Burke, John Carson, Maurice Denham, Robert Crewdson, Jack Watson, Stanley Meadows, Marianne Stone, Warren Mitchell ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1965-12-31

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