Best Science Fiction Movies of 1973

1.

Sleeper

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Brian Avery, Don Keefer, Mews Small, Peter Hobbs, Spencer Milligan, John McLiam ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1973-12-17
2.

Soylent Green

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Lincoln Kilpatrick ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1973-04-18
3.

Westworld

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes berserk.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten, Linda Gaye Scott, Steve Franken, Michael T. Mikler ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1973-11-21
4.

The Crazies

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.

Starring: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lynn Lowry, Lloyd Hollar, Richard Liberty, Richard France, Harry Spillman, Bill Thunhurst, Stephen Liska ..
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 1973-03-16
5.

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy, Austin Stoker, Severn Darden, Claude Akins, Paul Williams, Richard Eastham, Lew Ayres, Bobby Porter, Noah Keen ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1973-06-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1973 : The Six Million Dollar Man
6.

The Six Million Dollar Man

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut and test pilot, is badly injured when he crashes while testing an experimental aircraft. A covert government agency (OSI) is willing to pay for special prosthetics to replace the eye, arm and both legs he lost in the crash. Highly advanced technology (Bionics) built into them will make him faster, stronger and better than normal. In return they want him to become a covert agent for the OSI. It will cost $6,000,000 to rebuild Steve Austin.

Starring: Lee Majors, Barbara Anderson, Martin Balsam, Darren McGavin, Charles Robinson, Ivor Barry, Dorothy Green ..
Directed by: Richard Irving
Release date: 1973-03-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1973 : The Creeping Flesh
7.

The Creeping Flesh

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A scientist comes to believe that evil is a disease of the blood and that the flesh of a skeleton he has brought back from New Guinea contains it in a pure form. Convinced that his wife, a Folies Bergere dancer who went insane, manifested this evil he is terrified that it will be passed on to their daughter. He tries to use the skeleton's blood to immunise her against this eventuality, but his attempt has anything but the desired result.

Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Lorna Heilbron, George Benson, Kenneth J. Warren, Duncan Lamont, Harry Locke, Hedger Wallace, Michael Ripper, Catherine Finn ..
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Release date: 1973-02-12
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8.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.

Starring: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd, Dorothy McGuire, Richard Crenna ..
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
Release date: 1973-10-23
9.

The Day of the Dolphin

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt. Now he is in a race to discover who is the target, and where the dolphins are, before the attempt is carried out.

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino, John Dehner, Severn Darden, Elizabeth Wilson, Fritz Weaver, Jon Korkes, Edward Herrmann, Leslie Charleson ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1973-12-19
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10.

The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

After Col. Steve Austin fails to retrieve the contents of a safe owned by arms dealer Arlen Findletter, he takes up an friendly offer of a holiday in the Bahamas. There he runs into Soviet Agent Alexi Kaslov and his lovely assistant Katrina Volana, who also happen to be out to find Findletter. Is it a coincidence, or was Steve's trip all part of one of Oscar Goldman's missions?

Starring: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Alan Oppenheimer, Britt Ekland, Eric Braeden, Earl Holliman, David McCallum, Michele Carey, Lee Bergere, Simon Scott ..
Directed by: Russ Mayberry
Release date: 1973-10-20

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