Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970

1.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission discovers a planet ruled by apes, and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Starring: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, Charlton Heston, Paul Richards, David Watson, Thomas Gomez, Victor Buono, James Gregory ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1970-04-23
2.

Colossus: The Forbin Project

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.

Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert, Georg Stanford Brown, Willard Sage, Alex Rodine, Martin E. Brooks, Marion Ross, Dolph Sweet ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1970-04-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : No Blade of Grass
3.

No Blade of Grass

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in northern England where there will hopefully be food and safety for all of them.

Starring: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick, Patrick Holt, Ruth Kettlewell, M.J. Matthews, Michael Percival, Tex Fuller, Simon Merrick ..
Directed by: Cornel Wilde
Release date: 1970-10-23
4.

The Horror of Frankenstein

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Tongue-in-cheek chiller about a ruthlessly sadistic student who will stop at nothing in pursuit of advancing his shocking scientific experiments. Young Victor Frankenstein murders his own father in order to inherit his title and fortune, and drops out of school to concentrate on his unholy attempts to resurrect dead creatures.

Starring: Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson, Jon Finch, Dennis Price, Graham James, Bernard Archard, James Hayter, Joan Rice, Stephen Turner ..
Directed by: Jimmy Sangster
Release date: 1970-11-08
5.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

3.0
5.2/10 IMDB

An ancient tribe attempts to sacrifice Sanna as an offering to the Sun god to save their tribe from dinosaurs. Tara, a young man from another tribe, saves Sanna and takes her along with him.

Starring: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley, Sean Caffrey, Magda Konopka, Imogen Hassall, Patrick Holt, Jan Rossini, Carol Hawkins ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1970-10-25
6.

Scream and Scream Again

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable, Alfred Marks, Michael Gothard, Christopher Matthews, Anthony Newlands, Julian Holloway, Judy Bloom ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1970-02-02
7.

Hauser's Memory

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A scientist is persuaded by the government to inject himself with the brain fluid of a dying colleague in order to preserve missile-defense secrets. However, he finds that he is now torn between his own wife and that of his dead colleague, who was a Nazi sympathizer.

Starring: David McCallum, Susan Strasberg, Helmut Käutner, Lilli Palmer, Leslie Nielsen, Herbert Fleischmann, Hans Elwenspoek, Barbara Lass, Arthur Brauss, Robert Webber ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1970-11-24
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Night Slaves
8.

Night Slaves

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? Why isn't he affected?

Starring: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe, Andrew Prine, Tisha Sterling, Leslie Nielsen, Morris Buchanan, Elisha Cook Jr., John Kellogg, Victor Izay ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1970-09-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Ice
9.

Ice

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout the narrative are rhetorical sequences that explain the philosophy of radical action and restrain the melodrama inherent in the thriller genre." Written by Laurence Kardish, Museum of Modern Art

Starring: Leo Braudy, Robert Kramer ..
Directed by: Robert Kramer
Release date: 1970-10-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : The Love War
10.

The Love War

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Two different alien races are at war. Representatives of each race have landed on Earth to battle it out here, but they've taken human form and they can only spot other aliens through the use of special glasses.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Angie Dickinson, Harry Basch, Daniel J. Travanti, Allen Jaffe, Bill McLean, Byron Foulger, Pepper Martin, Bob Nash, Artie Lewis ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1970-03-10

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