Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970

1.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

5.0
6.0/10 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
3.

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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : No Blade of Grass
4.

No Blade of Grass

3.0
5.8/10 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: 1970-06-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Hauser's Memory
5.

Hauser's Memory

2.9
6.6/10 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
6.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

2.9
5.1/10 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
7.

Scream and Scream Again

2.9
5.5/10 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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : The Love War
8.

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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Night Slaves
9.

Night Slaves

2.8
6.0/10 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
10.

Ice

2.8
6.6/10 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
11.

The Nude Vampire

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

A young man falls in love with a beautiful woman being chased by sinister masked figures at night. He tries to track her down, and learns she's being held captive by his father and colleagues who believe she's a vampire.

Starring: Olivier Rollin, Maurice Lemaître, Caroline Cartier, Ly Lestrong, Bernard Musson, Jean Aron, Ursule Pauly, Catherine Castel, Marie-Pierre Castel, Michel Delahaye ..
Directed by: Jean Rollin
Release date: 1970-05-01
12.

Hercules in New York

2.7
3.3/10 IMDB

Hercules has grown tired of his life on Mount Olympus, and wishes to visit Earth. His father Zeus forbids such a voyage, but a misdirected thunderbolt sends Hercules tumbling down the mountain and into New York City, where he's befriended by Pretzie, who runs a pretzel cart in the park. As Hercules tries to make his way in the big city with Pretzie's help, he runs afoul of a crooked wresling promoter, gets mixed up with gangsters, rides his chariot through Times Square, descends into Hell, and dines at the Automat. Just as Hercules is getting used to life on Earth, his angry father decides it's time the boy came home, and Zeus sends Nemesis and a handful of other gods to retrieve him.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Deborah Loomis, Taina Elg, James Karen, Arnold Stang, Rudy Bond, Ernest Graves, Tanny McDonald, Merwin Goldsmith, Richard Herd ..
Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Release date: 1970-02-23
13.

Crimes of the Future

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

Crimes of the Future is set in a future where sexually mature women appear to have been obliterated by a plague produced by the use of cosmetics. The film details the wanderings of Adrian Tripod, director of the dermatological clinic the House of Skin. Tripod seems at a loss following the disappearance of his mentor Antoine Rouge.

Starring: Ronald Mlodzik, Jon Lidolt, Tania Zolty, Jack Messinger, Paul Mulholland, William Haslam, Willem Poolman, Stefen Czernecki, Raymond Woodley, Kaspars Dzeguze ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1970-08-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Liberxina 90
14.

Liberxina 90

2.5
5.4/10 IMDB

A drug has been discovered, Liberxina 90, which will erase "establishment" conditioning from the human mind. It has fallen into the hands of some diversely anarchistic revolutionaries who spend most of the film discussing how and whether to use it; should they wait for the forces of "history" to undermine society or speed things up using the drug? They are finally forced into action by the police who are, somewhat ineptly, hunting them down.

Starring: Serena Vergano, William Pirie, Edward Meeks, Romy, Óscar Pellicer, Manuel Bronchud, Francisco Chuliá, Bet Galli, Carmen Galli, Marcelino Gili ..
Directed by: Carlos Durán
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Voyage Into Space
15.

Voyage Into Space

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

An edited for TV movie made up of four episodes of the Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot TV series. The four episodes consist of the first episode, two from the middle of the series and the final episode.

Starring: Mitsunobu Kaneko, Akio Ito, Sh?zabur? Date, Tomomi Kuwabara, Jerry Berke, Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama, Bobbie Byers, Ted Rusoff ..
Directed by: Minoru Yamada
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Ark
16.

Ark

2.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A man takes care of an oasis in the middle of a harsh, toxic land.

Directed by: Rolf Forsberg
Release date: 1970-11-11
17.

Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.

2.3
4.2/10 IMDB

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

Starring: Bud Cort, Talia Shire, Elaine Giftos, Cindy Williams, Ben Vereen, Bob Corff, Alex Wilson, Bruce Karcher, George Armitage, Raye Birk ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1970-09-04
18.

Trog

2.1
3.9/10 IMDB

Anthropologist Dr. Brockton unearths a primitive troglodyte -- an Ice Age "missing link": half-caveman, half-ape -- in a local cave. Through medical experimentation, she manages to communicate with him and domesticate him before he's let loose by an irate land developer and goes on a rampage, terrorizing the local citizenry.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden, David Griffin, John Hamill, Thorley Walters, Jack May, Geoffrey Case, Robert Hutton ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1970-10-24
19.

Skullduggery

2.0
4.7/10 IMDB

An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Susan Clark, Roger C. Carmel, Edward Fox, Paul Hubschmid, Chips Rafferty, Alexander Knox, Pat Suzuki, Wilfrid Hyde-White, William Marshall ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1970-03-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Transplant of a Brain
20.

Transplant of a Brain

2.0
5.2/10 IMDB

An affluent judge with an incurable brain disease with only months to live decides to become the guinea pig for a new brain transplant technique. The operation is a success, but the unfortunate brain donor was a young man with unfinished business, and soon the memories and desires of this young man overwhelm the judge.

Starring: Eduardo Fajardo, Frank Wolff, Simón Andreu, Silvia Dionisio, Ángel del Pozo, José Guardiola, Andrés Mejuto, Nuria Torray, Calisto Calisti, Giovanni Sabbatini ..
Directed by: Juan Logar
Release date: 1970-12-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Toomorrow
21.

Toomorrow

1.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A group of students pay their way through school by forming a pop band called Toomorrow. Sonic vibrations from a special instrument called a ‘tonaliser’ cause an extraterrestrial to abduct the group, and have them entertain the Alphoid population.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Benny Thomas, Vic Cooper, Karl Chambers, Roy Dotrice, Tracey Crisp, Margaret Nolan, Richard Ng, Imogen Hassall, Roy Marsden ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1970-08-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : The Curious Female
22.

The Curious Female

1.9
4.2/10 IMDB

In the year 2177, the world is under the control of a master computer. For recreation, however, people are allowed to view sex tapes.

Starring: Angelique Pettyjohn, Charlene Jones, Bunny Allister, David Westberg, Julie Conners, Michael Greer, Sebastian Brook, Elaine Edwards, Carol-Jean Thompson, Michael D. Castle ..
Directed by: Paul Rapp
Release date: 1970-11-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Mr. Superinvisible
23.

Mr. Superinvisible

1.8
4.1/10 IMDB

A superhero becomes invisible after he swallows an Indian potion.

Starring: Dean Jones, Philippe Leroy, Gastone Moschin, Ingeborg Schöner, Rafael Alonso, Roberto Camardiel, Luciano Pigozzi, Amalia de Isaura, Marco Morelli, Franco Ressel ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1970-09-17
24.

The Enemy Before Us

1.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

Starring: Orson Welles, Anthony Franciosa, Martin Balsam ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1970-10-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Horror of the Blood Monsters
25.

Horror of the Blood Monsters

1.7
3.1/10 IMDB

Astronauts land on a planet with prehistoric creatures and a war between a human-like tribe and a race of vampires.

Starring: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante, Jennifer Bishop, Joey Benson, Bruce Powers, Fred Meyers, Britt Semand, Al Adamson, Gary Graver ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1970-02-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Dr. Dildo's Secret
26.

Dr. Dildo's Secret

1.4
4.5/10 IMDB

Determined to build the perfect female specimen, Dr. Dildo kidnaps women and kills them so he can reconstruct them to his liking. When they are perfect, he breathes new life into them through sex.

Starring: Pete Dawson, Ann Perry, Pamala Westcott, Monica Gayle, Jan Davis, Jan Can, Tommy Toole, Roxanne Brewer, Nora Wieternik ..
Release date: 1970-01-01
27.

Bigfoot

1.3
2.6/10 IMDB

Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.

Starring: John Carradine, Joi Lansing, Judy Jordan, John Mitchum, James Craig, Christopher Mitchum, Joy Wilkerson, Lindsay Crosby, Ken Maynard, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Robert F. Slatzer
Release date: 1970-10-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Moon Rock
28.

Moon Rock

1.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A short film inspired by lateral thinking that sees an astronaut explore "the monsters of mass society and mass media."

Directed by: George Dunning
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : The Sexterminators
29.

The Sexterminators

1.0
4.1/10 IMDB

In a future where procreation is policed by the government, one man throws caution to the wind and lives the way he wants to live. That man is Danny Stewart and he'll screw anyone who will let him. This is the story of that man.

Starring: Charles Cashmere, Jeanette Blake, Rita Kay, Dardanella, Joe Miller, Antoinette Maynard ..
Directed by: John A. Grant
Release date: 1970-04-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : The Moebius Flip
30.

The Moebius Flip

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A science fiction fantasy on skis with spectacular glacier skiing, extraordinary acrobatics, unique optical effects, and an original score. The world's polarity is mysteriously reversed, requiring the skiers to regain the realm of normal perception by performing maneuvers inspired by the ambiguous nature of the "Moebius Strip."

Starring: Arthur Furrer, Roger Staub ..
Directed by: Roger C. Brown, Barry Corbet
Release date: 1970-01-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space
31.

Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The New Doctor arrives on Earth in the middle of a freak meteor shower. Faceless killer shop window dummies are coming to life and killing anything that comes into their path while Facsimiles are replacing top Military, Political and Civil leaders. The Nestene has come to invade the Earth. The convalescent Doctor teams up with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw of UNIT to thwart the Nestine's plans even as the invasion begins.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Hugh Burden, Hamilton Dyce, Antony Webb ..
Directed by: Derek Martinus
Release date: 1970-01-24
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who and the Silurians
32.

Doctor Who and the Silurians

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Investigating Mysterious power failures and a death at an underground research centre, The Doctor discovers a colony of Silurians - prehistoric, intelligent reptiles who went into hibernation before man evolved. But now they have woken up, and they are prepared to wipe out mankind with a killer plague to get their planet back.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Fulton Mackay, Norman Jones, Peter Miles, Thomasine Heiner, John Newman, Nicholas Courtney ..
Directed by: Timothy Combe
Release date: 1970-03-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death
33.

Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Astronauts rescued from a mission to mars are kidnapped when they arrive back on earth. They seem to have been irradiated, and can now kill people merely by touching them. But the Doctor discovers the astronauts have been replaced with Alien ambassadors who are being forced to behave in a hostile manner. With The Doctor traveling to the alien mother ship, and Liz kidnapped, The Brigadier is left wondering who to trust.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, Ronald Allen, John Abineri, Robert Cawdron, Michael Wisher, Cheryl Molineaux, Ray Armstrong, Robert Robertson ..
Directed by: Michael Ferguson
Release date: 1970-05-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : RiffTrax: Dr. Who and the Daleks
34.

RiffTrax: Dr. Who and the Daleks

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The stars of MST3K parody this campy sci-fi Doctor Who classic! Doctor Who is made funny by Mike, Kevin (former Servo), and Bill (former Crow!!) This feature is a parody and contains the original movie combined with a comedic commentary by Mike, Kevin and Bill from RiffTrax (former stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000).

Starring: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett ..
Directed by: David D. Martin
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Shameless
35.

Shameless

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Cut-out puppet animation. Not recommended for gentle sensibilities.

Directed by: Victor Faccinto
Release date: 1970-01-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Doctor Who: Inferno
36.

Doctor Who: Inferno

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Inferno is a top-secret project that involves drilling down into the crust of the Earth to unleash a new energy source. However, the Doctor, along with his assistant Liz Shaw, is concerned that this drilling will have disastrous consequences for the whole world.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Olaf Pooley, Christopher Benjamin, Sheila Dunn, Derek Newark, Ian Fairbairn, Walter Randall ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield, Barry Letts
Release date: 1970-06-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Experiment 2001: A Failure
37.

Experiment 2001: A Failure

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The 2001 Super8 parody remake shot home, in the backyard, on the streets and in the neighborhood junkyard: a true space odyssey and yet another venture by Niosi&friends.

Directed by: Robert Niosi, Mike Becker
Release date: 1970-01-01

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