Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970

1.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

During a rescue mission to locate missing astronaut George Taylor, John Brent crash lands on the Planet of the Apes. Brent, along with Taylor's companion, Nova, find he has disappeared into an underground city known as the Forbidden Zone and attempt to track him down.

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: 1970-05-01
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

Victor Frankenstein, descendant of the infamous scientist, Baron Von Frankenstein, follows in his experimental footsteps. Initially his success involves the resuscitation of a tortoise and progressing onto more ambitious projects, including creating his own monster. The gothic genre is re-worked to create a drama of black humour and farce.

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 : The Love War
5.

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
6.

The Nude Vampire

2.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A suicide cult led by a mysterious figure known as The Master. Oliver Martin is the hero, who tries to rescue pretty Caroline Cartier from the cult, only to find out that yet another group of vampires wants to save her too.

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
7.

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

Hammer Film’s follow-up to the successful One Million Years B.C. is set in an ancient past when humans and dinosaurs co-exist. Athletic cavewomen and hairy men wander around, grunting, sweating and occasionally sacrificing evil blonde babes to the sun in return for protection from stop-motion beasts. The fun-loving, energetic Sanna (Victoria Vetri), one of the sacrificial offerings, manages to escape during a ritual and joins another tribe where she says ‘necro’ a lot and falls in love with a surprisingly hairless guy.

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
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1970 : Hauser's Memory
8.

Hauser's Memory

2.7
6.5/10 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
9.

Night Slaves

2.7
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 : Liberxina 90
10.

Liberxina 90

2.6
5.6/10 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

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