Best Science Fiction Movies of 1971


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6.1/10 IMDB

An extended, feature-length episode of the show The Name of the Game, a pioneering sci-fi/drama series that had a narrative that rotated between three primary characters. Glenn Howard, while driving to a Pollution Summit meeting, falls unconscious and finds himself somehow in the future year 2017 where remaining society lives underground due to contaminated air. Can he somehow return to 1971?

Starring: Gene Barry, Barry Sullivan, Edmond O'Brien, Severn Darden, Paul Stewart, Louise Latham, Sharon Farrell, Regis Cordic, Michael C. Gwynne, Gloria Manon ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1971-01-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1971 : The Deadly Dream

The Deadly Dream

7.0/10 IMDB

A scientist keeps having dreams that he is marked for murder by a mysterious tribunal for something that he's not aware that he's done, and that his wife and his friends are part of the conspiracy. Soon he's not sure which is the dream and which is reality.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Janet Leigh, Carl Betz, Leif Erickson, Don Stroud, Janet Landgard ..
Directed by: Alf Kjellin
Release date: 1971-09-26

The Last Child

0.0/10 IMDB

In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant with their second child (the first died shortly after birth) enlist the help of an elderly former US Senator to help them escape to Canada.

Starring: Michael Cole, Janet Margolin, Harry Guardino, Van Heflin, Ed Asner, Kent Smith, Michael Larrain, Philip Bourneuf, James A. Watson, Jr, Barbara Babcock ..
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Release date: 1971-10-05

The Andromeda Strain

7.2/10 IMDB

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop declares an emergency. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents..

Starring: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Paula Kelly, George Mitchell, Ramon Bieri, Peter Hobbs, Kermit Murdock, Richard O'Brien ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1971-03-12


6.2/10 IMDB

A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him.

Starring: Bruce Davison, Ernest Borgnine, Sondra Locke, Elsa Lanchester, Michael Dante, Jody Gilbert, William Hansen, John Myhers, J. Pat O'Malley, Joan Shawlee ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1971-07-30

Creatures the World Forgot

4.5/10 IMDB

As the first nomadic tribes wander across the vast wilderness of the infant planet they confront hostilities created by the harsh environment and each other. After a massive volcanic eruption a tribal chief is killed and his two sons fight for supremacy, not only for the leadership of the tribe but also for the love of a beautiful young woman. The age-old battlegrounds of rivalry, envy and passion are explored in this tale of prehistoric adventure.

Starring: Julie Ege, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Tony Bonner, Marcia Fox, Rosalie Crutchley, Don Leonard, Beverly Blake, Sue Wilson, Frank Hayden ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1971-09-01

Dracula vs. Frankenstein

0.0/10 IMDB

Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Anthony Eisley, Greydon Clark, Zandor Vorkov, Regina Carrol, Russ Tamblyn, Bruce Kimball, Shelly Weiss, Angelo Rossitto ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1971-09-20

Earth II

0.0/10 IMDB

In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. Can the crew disarm the bomb before it detonates, not only destroying the station but setting off World War III?

Starring: Gary Lockwood, Scott Hylands, Hari Rhodes, Anthony Franciosa, Mariette Hartley, Gary Merrill, Inga Swenson, Edward Bell, Lew Ayres ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1971-11-28
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1971 : Brother John

Brother John

6.4/10 IMDB

An enigmatic man (Sidney Poitier) returns to his Alabama hometown as his sister is dying of cancer and incites the suspicion of notable town officials.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Beverly Todd, Ramon Bieri, Warren J. Kemmerling, Lincoln Kilpatrick, P. Jay Sidney, Richard Ward, Paul Winfield ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1971-08-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1971 : Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil

Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil

0.0/10 IMDB

UNIT is handling the security for the World Peace Conference in London, but the Master is plotting to plunge the world into war by wrecking it. Posing as Emile Keller, a Professor of Criminology, he goes to Stangmoor Prison in England with a machine that apparently removes the negative (or evil) impulses from the minds of hardened criminals. Actually, the Keller machine is a weapon: it contains an alien mind parasite that stores, and feeds on, these evil impulses.

Starring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning ..
Directed by: Timothy Combe
Release date: 1971-03-06

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