Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

7.4/10 IMDB

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rockv'.

Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray, Fran Fullenwider ..
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Release date: 1975-08-14

The Stepford Wives

6.9/10 IMDB

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Nanette Newman, Judith Baldwin, Peter Masterson, Tina Louise, Carol Eve Rossen, William Prince, Mary Stuart Masterson, Patrick O'Neal ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1975-02-12


6.6/10 IMDB

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn, Pamela Hensley, Barbara Trentham, John Normington, Shane Rimmer, Burt Kwouk ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1975-06-25


6.4/10 IMDB

The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Starring: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Barbara Steele, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Ronald Mlodzik, Barry Baldaro, Vlasta Vrana, Dorothy Davis ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1975-10-10

Escape to Witch Mountain

6.3/10 IMDB

Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomaniacal boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony escape to witch mountain, while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife.

Starring: Kim Richards, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Eddie Albert, Ike Eisenmann, Reta Shaw, Denver Pyle, George Chandler, Kyle Richards, Walter Barnes ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1975-03-21

A Boy and His Dog

6.4/10 IMDB

Set in the year 2024 in post-apocalyptic America, 18-year old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, are scavengers in the desolate wilderness ravaged by World War IV, where survivors must battle for food and shelter in the desert-like wasteland. Vic and Blood eke out a meager existence, foraging for food and fighting gangs of cutthroats.

Starring: Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards, Tim McIntire, Alvy Moore, Helene Winston, Charles McGraw, Hal Baylor, Ron Feinberg, Michael Rupert ..
Directed by: L.Q. Jones
Release date: 1975-03-23

Death Race 2000

6.2/10 IMDB

In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance.

Starring: David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove, Louisa Moritz, Don Steele, Joyce Jameson, Harriet Medin ..
Directed by: Paul Bartel
Release date: 1975-04-30

Black Moon

6.1/10 IMDB

There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: sister, brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio.

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1975-09-24

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks

9.0/10 IMDB

The Time Lords dispatch the Doctor to the past of the planet Skaro on his deadliest adventure yet — to prevent the creation of the Daleks.

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Michael Wisher, Dennis Chinnery, Guy Siner, John Franklyn-Robbins, Roy Skelton, Peter Miles, John Scott Martin ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1975-04-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

6.8/10 IMDB

Inspired by the original 1897 novel by H.G. Wells, the pilot film depicts Daniel Westin working for a company called the Klae Corporation, which is doing experiments in teleportation. He discovers the side effect of his work is the ability to turn objects invisible.

Starring: David McCallum, Melinda O. Fee, Jackie Cooper, Henry Darrow, Alex Henteloff ..
Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
Release date: 1975-05-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons

Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons

8.2/10 IMDB

When the Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry arrive in Scotland, having received an urgent request for assistance from the Brigadier, they discover that the mysterious force which has destroyed three oil rigs has left giant teeth marks on the wreckage. The mystery deepens, leading them to the shores of Loch Ness where they find that the legendary monster really does exist – and is the murderous tool of the Zygons, aliens intent on overpowering the planet. The Doctor, his companions and UNIT must find a way to defeat the deadly Loch Ness Monster and its controllers, but the Zygons have the terrifying power to change shape. The Doctor's life has never been in more danger, as the line between allies and enemies is tested to the very limit...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, John Woodnutt, Keith Ashley, Ronald Gough ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1975-09-20

Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

8.2/10 IMDB

In the distant future, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry find a space station preserving the future of mankind. But the insect Wirrn have got there first...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Kenton Moore, Wendy Williams, Richardson Morgan, John Gregg, Christopher Masters, Stuart Fell, Nick Hobbs ..
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Release date: 1975-02-15

Doctor Who: Robot

7.7/10 IMDB

The newly-regenerated Doctor helps UNIT battle a sentient robot being manipulated by a corrupt scientific organization.

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Edward Burnham, Patricia Maynard, Michael Kilgarriff, Nicholas Courtney, Alec Linstead ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry
Release date: 1975-01-18

Everything You Know Is Wrong

7.9/10 IMDB

"Dogs flew space ships! The Aztecs invented the vacation! Men and Women are the same sex! Our forefathers took drugs! Your brain is not the boss!". Great news! Famed dare-demon Reebus Cannibus is going to perform his greatest stunt ever! A leap down the bottomless comet pit to the center of the Earth! Join the fabulous Firesign Theatre for another of their mind-bending journeys as they explore the alien uprising in our midst! Dr. Happy Harry Cox is our guide under the watchful eye of mild-mannered trailer park manager, and member of the Funny Name Club of America, Art Wholeflaffer, as he presents all seekers (one born every minute!) with the key evidence proving the thesis that Everything You Know is Wrong!

Starring: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, Phil Proctor ..
Directed by: Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, Phil Proctor
Release date: 1975-01-01

The Ultimate Warrior

5.6/10 IMDB

Only a few people still live in New York in 2012. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles, William Smith, Richard Kelton, Stephen McHattie, Darrell Zwerling, Lane Bradbury, Nate Esformes, Mel Novak ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1975-10-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The UFO Incident

The UFO Incident

6.6/10 IMDB

In the early 1960s, an interracial couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.

Starring: James Earl Jones, Estelle Parsons, Barnard Hughes, Dick O'Neill, Beeson Carroll, Terrence O'Connor, Jeanne Joe, Lou Wagner, Vic Perrin, Joe Stefano ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Release date: 1975-10-20


5.2/10 IMDB

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more far-reaching consequences.

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Alan Fudge, Jesse Vint, James Greene, Patty McCormack, Brendan Dillon, Jim Poyner ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1975-06-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment

Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment

7.3/10 IMDB

Sontaran Field Major Styre is conducting experiments on the survivors of future Earth in preparation of a full-scale Sontaran invasion of the planet. Can the Doctor defeat Styre and save the world?

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Kevin Lindsay, Glyn Jones, Donald Douglas, Peter Walshe, Peter Rutherford, Terry Walsh, Brian Ellis ..
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Release date: 1975-03-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The Noah

The Noah

6.3/10 IMDB

Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust, finds himself unable to to accept his unique predicament. To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion and finally an entire civilization - a world of illusion in which there is no reality but Noah, no rules but those of the extinct world of his memory - our world.

Starring: Robert Strauss, Geoffrey Holder, Sally Kirkland ..
Directed by: Daniel Bourla
Release date: 1975-01-01

Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen

7.1/10 IMDB

Arriving on Space Station Nerva in its distant past, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry find its crew threatened by a mysterious plague. Discovering that things are not as they seem, they uncover a Cyberman plot to destroy Voga, planet of gold.

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, William Marlowe, Kevin Stoney, David Collings, Christopher Robbie, Alec Wallis, Michael Wisher ..
Directed by: Michael E. Briant
Release date: 1975-05-10

Search for the Gods

5.3/10 IMDB

A valuable medallion believed to prove that aliens from outer space visited Earth in prehistoric times is sought.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Stephen McHattie, Ralph Bellamy, Victoria Racimo, Raymond St. Jacques, Albert Paulsen, John War Eagle, Carmen Argenziano, Joe David Marcus, Joe Marcus Jr. ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1975-03-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Lifespan


5.8/10 IMDB

Cult icon Klaus Kinski features in this dark and intriguing existential thriller. He plays the mysterious "Swiss Man" - ruthless industrialist Nicolas Ulrich - who is obsessed with a search for the elixir of life. He tricks a young American scientist into joining him on his demonic quest. A quest that ends in suicide, death and madness. The story takes place in the atmospheric European city of Amsterdam. Its winding alleys and ancient canals trap the characters in a labyrinthine maze as they find themselves manipulated like figures on a giant chess board.

Starring: Hiram Keller, Tina Aumont, Klaus Kinski, Fons Rademakers, Eric Schneider, Frans Mulder, Lyda Polak, Joan Remmelts, André van den Heuvel, Onno Molenkamp ..
Directed by: Sandy Whitelaw
Release date: 1975-09-05
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Stowaway to the Moon

Stowaway to the Moon

5.9/10 IMDB

E.J. Mackernutt, Jr., an 11-year-old boy who has always been fascinated by space and astronauts, sneaks into Cape Kennedy and becomes a stowaway on a spaceship scheduled for a lunar landing. After he is discovered, NASA at first cancels the landing, but E.J. and the astronauts convince them to go forward with it. Problems arise when one of the astronauts is incapacitated by illness and the other two are stranded on the moon's surface, but E.J. is able to command the space capsule and save the day.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Jeremy Slate, Jim McMullan, Morgan Paull, Michael Link, John Carradine, Jack Callahan, Charles Conrad, Walter Brooke, Keene Curtis ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1975-01-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Beyond the Bermuda Triangle

Beyond the Bermuda Triangle

4.7/10 IMDB

A retired businessman notices that there has been a rash of ships and planes disappearing off the Florida coast, and he starts to investigate.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Sam Groom, Donna Mills, Susanne Reed, Dana Plato, Dan White, Richard O'Barry, John DiSanti, Woody Woodbury, Joan Murphy ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1975-11-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Into Infinity

Into Infinity

5.9/10 IMDB

The spaceship Altares, with a photon drive capable of accelerating it to the speed of light, leaves an Earth-orbiting space station. The Altares crew, two families of scientific specialists, journey at light speed with time-dilation to Alpha Centauri, where they launch several satellites to transmit information on the Centauri star system back to Earth and guide future manned vessels in exploring. The Day after Tomorrow (also known as Into Infinity in the United Kingdom) is a 1975 British science-fiction television special produced by Gerry Anderson between the two seasons of Space: 1999. It stars Brian Blessed, Nick Tate, Joanna Dunham, Katherine Levy and Martin Lev. It aired in the United States on NBC as part of the network's Special Treat childrens series in December 1975, and in the UK on BBC1 in December 1976.

Starring: Ed Bishop, Brian Blessed, Joanna Dunham, Don Fellows, Martin Ley, Katherine Levy, Nick Tate ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1975-12-09

The Giant Spider Invasion

3.2/10 IMDB

A black hole hits North Wisconsin and opens a door to other dimensions. Giant 15 meter spiders emerge from it, who have an appetite for human flesh! Dr. Jenny Langer and Dr. Vance from NASA try to save the world.

Starring: Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Robert Easton, Leslie Parrish, Alan Hale Jr., Bill Williams, Kevin Brodie, Diane Lee Hart, Christiane Schmidtmer, Tain Bodkin ..
Directed by: Bill Rebane
Release date: 1975-10-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The Girl from Starship Venus

The Girl from Starship Venus

4.6/10 IMDB

A young Venusian girl lands on Earth to explore the planet. She lands in Soho in London, UK where she has ample opportunities to research sex on Earth.

Starring: Monika Ringwald, Mark Jones, Andrew Grant, Tony Kenyon, David Rayner, Beatrice Shaw, Michael Cronin, Dave Carter, Elaine Baillie, Prudence Drage ..
Directed by: Derek Ford
Release date: 1975-12-18

Strange New World

5.2/10 IMDB

In the near future, a group of scientists living in a space ship wake up from a hibernation state and come back to an apocalyptic Earth.

Starring: John Saxon, Kathleen Miller, Keene Curtis, James Olson, Martine Beswick, Reb Brown, Richard Farnsworth, Gerrit Graham ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1975-07-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!

3.9/10 IMDB

TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

Starring: David Wilson, Lesley Ann Warren, David Wayne, Loretta Swit, Kenneth Mars, Gary Owens, Phil Leeds, Harvey Lembeck, Allen Ludden, Al Molinaro ..
Directed by: Jack Regas
Release date: 1975-02-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The Norming of Jack 243

The Norming of Jack 243

8.4/10 IMDB

In a society of the future, a conformist falls in love with a fugitive who forces him to rethink his attitudes about the society he lives in.

Starring: David Selby, Leslie Charleson, David Dukes, Darlene Parks, Christopher Reeve ..
Directed by: Gloria Monty, Robert Precht
Release date: 1975-09-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Distant Early Warning

Distant Early Warning

8.2/10 IMDB

Aliens infiltrate an Arctic research station, and perform experiments on the unsuspecting crew by mind control which makes them think they are seeing dead members of their families.

Starring: Michael Parks, Herb Edelman, Mary Frann, Anthony Geary ..
Directed by: Wes Kenney
Release date: 1975-10-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Alien Lover

Alien Lover

6.8/10 IMDB

An orphaned teenager becomes involved with an alien who was beamed to Earth from another galaxy in a TV signal. Is the alien a dream come true or a harbinger of doom? Originally broadcast as part of "The Wide World of Mystery."

Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Pernell Roberts, Susan Brown, John Ventantonio, Steven Earl Tanner, David Lewis, Harry Moses ..
Directed by: Lela Swift
Release date: 1975-11-25

Doctor Who: Planet of Evil

0.0/10 IMDB

Picking up a distress call from the edge of the known universe, the Doctor and Sarah Jane find themselves on Zeta Minor where a geological team has run afoul of some strange goings on...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Frederick Jaeger, Ewen Solon, Prentis Hancock, Graham Weston, Louis Mahoney, Michael Wisher, Terence Brook, Tony McEwan ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1975-10-18

Doctor Who: The Android Invasion

0.0/10 IMDB

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah find themselves in the English village of Devesham near a Space Defence Station. The village seems deserted, the telephones don't work, calendars are stuck on the same date and white-suited figures are wandering about aimlessly. Who are the Kraals and what are their plans for Earth?

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, John Levene, Milton Johns, Martin Friend, Roy Skelton, Stuart Fell, Peter Welch, Max Faulkner ..
Directed by: Barry Letts
Release date: 1975-12-13

Keep Watching the Skies

0.0/10 IMDB

Inspired by the American Horror films from the late 1950s, in a remote American lake a fisherman dislodges a canister which has been jettisoned from a flying saucer. A teenager and his girlfriend manage to convince the police of the existence of an all-consuming creature that has emerged from the canister, but it’s not long before all hell breaks loose and the creature from space consumes everything in its path.

Directed by: Roy Spence
Release date: 1975-01-01


7.8/10 IMDB

Soon after the events of the first Getta Robo series, Earth finds itself under attack by the Hyakki (Pandemonium) Empire and its fleet of horned battle robots. In response to the threat, the Getta labs re-fit their chief weapon: three advanced jets, capable of merging into three distinct robots. These are Getta Dragun (Star Dragon) the most powerful and oft-used formation; Getta Rygar (Star Arrow) designed for speed and aerial combat; and Getta Poseidon (Star Poseidon) built for strength and aquatic battle.

Release date: 1975-01-01

Doctor Who: Robot

0.0/10 IMDB

Trouble is brewing once again; Top Secret plans are being stolen with their guards killed. All evidence seems to point to the culprit being a sentient robot created by a Think Tank; however, his basic programming prevents him from killing, providing a contradiction to the clues. At the same time, the Doctor is recovering from his latest regeneration; can he regain his senses and help UNIT solve the case before time runs out?

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Edward Burnham, Patricia Maynard, Michael Kilgarriff, Alec Linstead, Timothy Craven ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry
Release date: 1975-01-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Doctor Who: The Android Invasion

Doctor Who: The Android Invasion

0.0/10 IMDB

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah find themselves in the English village of Devesham near a Space Defence Station. The village seems deserted, the telephones don't work, calendars are stuck on the same date and white-suited figures are wandering about aimlessly. Who are the Kraals and what are their plans for Earth?

Release date: 1975-12-13
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The Centerfold Murders

The Centerfold Murders

0.0/10 IMDB

Models from a financially struggling girlie magazine begin turning up dead.

Starring: Mark Goddard, Carol Lawrence, Inga Nielsen ..
Directed by: Albert Band
Release date: 1975-02-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : The Erotic Dr. Jekyll

The Erotic Dr. Jekyll

4.5/10 IMDB

Charles Jekyll and his naggy wife Linda move into Charles' deceased grandfather's old house where Charles finds a hidden lab, a hunchback and a special magic love potion that makes him irresistible to women.

Starring: Harry Reems, Nancy Dare, Bree Anthony, Bobby Astyr, C.J. Laing, Melva Jackson, J.P. Paradine, Candy Love, Shirley Peters, Terri Hall ..
Directed by: Victor Milt
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1975 : Thwum


0.0/10 IMDB

Presumed lost after its initial broadcast in 1975, Thwum features a young Pete Postlethwaite in his earliest television appearance. This sci-fi themed play sees UFO fanatic Bernard (Paul Moriarty) trying to convince skeptical reporter Duffy (Pete Postlethwaite) to report on the imminent landing of an alien craft. An almost complete copy – two minutes are missing – was recovered from a domestic video recording kept by director Pedr James. [adapted from] Part of the anthology series Second City Firsts.

Starring: Rosalind Elliot, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Moriarty ..
Directed by: Pedr James
Release date: 1975-11-22

Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars

0.0/10 IMDB

In a Victorian Gothic mansion, strange things are afoot. The master of the house, away in Egypt, has been replaced by a sinister Egyptian. Cloth-wrapped Mummies roam the grounds, killing people. Beneath a pyramid, the last of the Osirans — Sutekh the Destroyer — waits to be freed, to at long last bring his gift of death to all who live.

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Gabriel Woolf, Bernard Archard, Michael Sheard, Peter Copley, Peter Mayock, George Tovey, Michael Bilton, Vic Tablian ..
Directed by: Paddy Russell
Release date: 1975-11-15

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