Best Science Fiction Movies of 1972


Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

6.1/10 IMDB

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Hari Rhodes, Severn Darden, Lou Wagner, Natalie Trundy, John Randolph, Asa Maynor, Joyce Haber ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1972-06-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1972 : The Man with Two Heads

The Man with Two Heads

3.8/10 IMDB

Horror remake of "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde".

Starring: Denis DeMarne, Julia Stratton, Gay Feld, Jaqueline Lawrence, Gerald Jacuzzo, Berwick Kaler, Jennifer Sommerfeld, Laurence Davies, Raymond Cross, Janis Servals ..
Directed by: Andy Milligan
Release date: 1972-02-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1972 : Die Reise ins Licht

Die Reise ins Licht

5.4/10 IMDB

Based on an LSD trip, this is a cardboard and paper 2001: A Space Odyssey-styled sci-fi set in a Blake’s 7 quarry.

Directed by: Manfred O. Jelinski
Release date: 1972-11-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1972 : The Body Shop

The Body Shop

3.5/10 IMDB

When plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his pinup model wife Anitra in a tragic accident, he and his faithful humpbacked assistant Greg busy themselves experimenting with re-animation. Once ready, the good doctor begins luring young women back to the lab using hypnosis in order to gather select parts to create his wife anew.

Starring: Jenny Driggers, J.G. Patterson Jr., Roy Mehaffey, Linda Faile, Jan Benfield, Jeannine Aber, Candy Furr, Vickie O'Neal, Nita Patterson ..
Directed by: J.G. Patterson Jr.
Release date: 1972-06-01

Beware! The Blob

4.1/10 IMDB

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Starring: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb, Shelley Berman, Larry Hagman, Carol Lynley, Godfrey Cambridge, Marlene Clark, Rockne Tarkington ..
Directed by: Larry Hagman
Release date: 1972-06-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1972 : The People

The People

0.0/10 IMDB

A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she finds that this is actually a community of extraterrestrials with mild paranormal powers who are attempting to repress and deny their heritage for fear of arousing prejudice and hatred in their human neighbors. Based on a series of novels by the late Zenna Henderson.

Starring: Kim Darby, William Shatner, Diane Varsi, Dan O'Herlihy, Laurie Walters, Johanna Baer, Chris Valentine, Chris Valentine, Stephanie Valentine, Jack Dahlgren ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1972-01-22

Silent Running

6.7/10 IMDB

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint, Steven Brown, Mark Persons, Cheryl Sparks ..
Directed by: Douglas Trumbull
Release date: 1972-03-09


5.5/10 IMDB

The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

Starring: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, George Sanders, Simon Oates, Jean Trend, Joby Blanshard, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1972-03-01

Blood of Ghastly Horror

2.5/10 IMDB

A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

Starring: John Carradine, Kent Taylor, Tommy Kirk, Regina Carrol, Roy Morton, Tacey Robbins, Arne Warde, Richard Smedley, Kirk Duncan, Tanya Maree ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1972-01-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1972 : The Stone Tape

The Stone Tape

6.6/10 IMDB

A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyse the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a "stone tape"), but to exorcise it too - with terrifying results...

Starring: Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh, Tom Chadbon, John Forgeham, Philip Trewinnard, James Cosmo, Neil Wilson ..
Directed by: Peter Sasdy
Release date: 1972-01-31

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