Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976

1.

Logan's Run

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In the 23rd century, inhabitants of a domed city freely experience all of life's pleasures — but no one is allowed to live past 30. Citizens can try for a chance at being "renewed" in a civic ceremony on their 30th birthday. Escape is the only other option.

Starring: Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Michael Anderson Jr., Randolph Roberts, Lara Lindsay, Gary Morgan ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1976-06-23
2.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth, Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Tony Mascia, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey, Rick Riccardo, Linda Hutton, Hilary Holland, Jackson D. Kane ..
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Release date: 1976-03-18
3.

Futureworld

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited to review the park. Just prior to arriving at the park, however, Browning is given a clue by a dying man that something is amiss.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner, John P. Ryan, Stuart Margolin, Allen Ludden, Robert Cornthwaite, Angela Greene, Darrell Larson ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1976-08-13
4.

God Told Me To

3.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Starring: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney, Sam Levene, Robert Drivas, Mike Kellin, Richard Lynch, Sammy Williams, Jo Flores Chase ..
Directed by: Larry Cohen
Release date: 1976-10-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Sensuous Fly Girls
5.

Sensuous Fly Girls

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When astronauts are flying to Jupiter, they are to get sexual relief from girls who accompany them to the planet.

Starring: Mary Stuart, Holly Wainwright, Michel Flatery, Dianne Keating, Marc Stevens, Ashley Moore, Shaun Costello, Leo Lovemore, Alan Marlow, Mel White ..
Directed by: Shaun Costello, Constantine Zuba
Release date: 1976-03-19
6.

At the Earth's Core

3.1
5.0/10 IMDB

A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like birds, and man-eating plants.

Starring: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James, Sean Lynch, Keith Barron, Helen Gill, Anthony Verner, Robert Gillespie ..
Directed by: Kevin Connor
Release date: 1976-07-01
7.

Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

An alien intelligence hitches a ride onboard the TARDIS to 15th century Italy, where a deranged astrologer attempts to harness its power.

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Jon Laurimore, Antony Carrick, Gareth Armstrong, Tim Pigott-Smith, Norman Jones, Robert James, Brian Ellis, Pat Gorman ..
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Release date: 1976-09-25
8.

Time Travelers

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

When a novel virus devastates the world in 1976, Dr. Earnshaw notices that it resembles a virus that a Dr. Henderson found a cure for in 1871 Chicago. However, the doctor perished and his notes were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. Earnshaw is approached by a government agent, Jeffrey Adams, who informs him of a Top Secret time traveling technology and asks for his assistance in finding Dr. Henderson and his cure. But their adventure becomes a race against time when a glitch sends them back to the day before the fire instead of the planned four days.

Starring: Sam Groom, Tom Hallick, Francine York, Booth Colman, Richard Basehart, Trish Stewart, Walter Brooke, Patrick Culliton, Jon Cedar, Gil Lamb ..
Directed by: Alexander Singer
Release date: 1976-03-19
9.

Embryo

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd, Roddy McDowall, Anne Schedeen, John Elerick, Vincent Baggetta, Jack Colvin, Dick Winslow, Lina Raymond ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1976-05-21
10.

The Food of the Gods

2.5
4.6/10 IMDB

Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps. Looking for help, Morgan stumbles across a barn inhabited by an enormous killer chicken. After doing some exploring, they discover the entire island is crawling with animals that have somehow grown to giant size. The most dangerous of all of these, however, are the rats, who are mobilizing to do battle with the human intruders.

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Ida Lupino, Belinda Balaski, John McLiam, Tommy Stovall, Chuck Courtney, Reg Tunnicliffe ..
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Release date: 1976-06-18
11.

The Astrologer

2.4
4.8/10 IMDB

Craig Alexander, a con-man "psychic" on the carnival circuit receives the opportunity to pilfer some legendary rubies in Kenya. His luck holds and he winds up the sole beneficiary of the ill-gotten wealth, which he parlays into an astrological broadcasting empire. But once he reaches the top, there's only one direction he can go...

Starring: Craig Denney, Darrien Earle, Arthyr Chadboure, Florence Marly, Rocky Barbanica, Harvey Hunter, Boyd Hamlyn, Jacqueline Day, Lawrence Lee, James Moore ..
Directed by: Craig Denney
Release date: 1976-01-14
12.

The Premonition

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

When a deranged woman and her carny boyfriend plot to abduct her biological daughter from the girl's foster parents, the foster mother is plagued by premonitions and psychic visions.

Starring: Sharon Farrell, Edward Bell, Danielle Brisebois, Ellen Barber, Richard Lynch, Jeff Corey, Chitra Neogy, Margaret Graham, Rosemary McNamara, Tamara Bergdall ..
Directed by: Robert Allen Schnitzer
Release date: 1976-05-19
13.

The Milpitas Monster

2.2
3.7/10 IMDB

A town is terrorised by a monster that was created by local environmental pollution.

Starring: Paul Frees, Doug Hagdahl, 'Crazy George' Henderson, Priscilla House, Ruddy Kline, Bob Wilkins ..
Directed by: Robert L. Burrill
Release date: 1976-05-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
14.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

2.1
5.2/10 IMDB

The original short film that served as the inspiration for the 1978 feature film.

Release date: 1976-01-01
15.

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom

1.9
8.6/10 IMDB

When scientists in the Antarctic uncover a mysterious seed pod, the Doctor is called in to investigate. He soon realises it is extraterrestrial and extremely dangerous. At the same time, however, ruthless millionaire plant-lover Harrison Chase has learned of the find and decides he must have the pod for his collection of rare and beautiful flora. Meanwhile the pod itself harbours intelligent life with sinister plans of its own...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Beckley, Kenneth Gilbert, Michael Barrington, Sylvia Coleridge, John Challis, Mark Jones, Seymour Green, Michael McStay ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1976-01-31
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Things to Come
16.

Things to Come

1.9
4.5/10 IMDB

Julie leaves her marriage to investigate a mysterious sci-fi cult on behalf of frustrated women everywhere.

Starring: Jim Curtis, Barbara Fisk, Neil Fletcher, Scarlet Huey, Byron Lord, Teresa Smith, Roscoe Young ..
Directed by: Derek Todd
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : The Astral Factor
17.

The Astral Factor

1.7
3.6/10 IMDB

Demonstrating that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, a convicted strangler studies the paranormal and finds a way to render himself invisible. Once he escapes, he sets out to find and eliminate five women who remind him of the mother he murdered. A police lieutenant (Robert Foxworth) sets out to safeguard them and bring the invisible killer to justice.

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon, Mark Slade, Leslie Parrish, Marianna Hill, Elke Sommer, Percy Rodriguez, Alex Dreier, Rayford Barnes ..
Directed by: John Florea
Release date: 1976-02-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Surrender in Paradise
18.

Surrender in Paradise

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Around 1900, bushranger Rusty Swan receives a message that his mother is dying. He sets off with his partner Cecil and girlfriend Valda to see her, chased by a posse led by Sergeant Rutter. They travel through time and wind up in modern-day Surfers Paradise.

Starring: Carolyn Howard, Errol O'Neill, ross gilbert, rod wissler, robby ireland ..
Directed by: Peter Cox
Release date: 1976-04-10
19.

A*P*E

1.5
2.6/10 IMDB

A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

Starring: Alex Nicol, Joanna Kerns, Lee Nak-hoon, Yeon-jeong Woo, Rod Arrants, Jerry Harke, Larry Chandler, Walt Myers, J.J. Gould, Charles Johnson ..
Directed by: Paul Leder
Release date: 1976-07-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Future Cop
20.

Future Cop

1.3
5.7/10 IMDB

A veteran street cop is assigned a new partner. The partner is not exactly what he seems to be, though--he is an experimental android who has been programmed by the police lab.

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, John Amos, John Larch, Herbert Nelson, James Daughton, Tony Burton, Nancy Belle Fuller, Bill Dearth ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1976-05-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Summer of Secrets
21.

Summer of Secrets

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

A scientist on a secluded island uses revolutionary brain surgery to revive his dead wife.

Starring: Nell Campbell, Rufus Collins, Arthur Dignam, Andrew Sharp, Kate Fitzpatrick ..
Directed by: Jim Sharman
Release date: 1976-12-24
22.

Riding with Death

1.3
1.9/10 IMDB

Agent Sam Casey is in a satellite explosion and the radiation turns him invisible. He gets a watch that keeps him visible, and he uses it to switch from visible to invisible. He is assigned to transport a chemical called Tripolydine, which is purported to be the most efficient fuel; when the cover is blown on that and he uncovers and stops the Tripolydine fraud, he must then stop a terrorist from blowing up race cars.

Starring: Ben Murphy, Kathryn Crawford, Richard Dysart, William Sylvester, Andrew Prine, Alan Oppenheimer, Ed Nelson, Katherine Crawford, John Milford, Smith Wordes ..
Directed by: Alan J. Levi, Don McDougall
Release date: 1976-01-01
23.

Track of the Moon Beast

1.3
2.2/10 IMDB

Professor "Johnny Longbow" Salina, a man who really knows his stews, introduces Paul Carlson to the practical-joking Kathy Nolan. Paul and Kathy seem to hit it off rather well but, during a meteor storm, a meteorite fragment strikes Paul, burying itself deep in his skull, which has the unpleasant side-effect of causing Paul to mutate into a giant reptilian monster at night and go on murderous rampages. It turns out that this sort of thing has happened before, when Professor Salina rediscovers ancient Native American paintings detailing a similar event many centuries ago. Kathy, however, still loves Paul, and tries to save him.

Starring: Chase Cordell, Leigh Drake, Gregorio Sala, Patrick Wright, Francine Kessler, Timothy Wayne Brown, Crawford MacCallum, Alan Swain, Fred McCaffrey, Tim Butler ..
Directed by: Richard Ashe
Release date: 1976-06-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Hand in Glove
24.

Hand in Glove

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

To carry on his important work the ego-maniacal scientist Dr Kelly must obtain another hand… a hand which begins to take on a life of its own.

Directed by: Jon Coley
Release date: 1976-01-01
25.

Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When the TARDIS lands in a quarry on Earth, Sarah unearths what appears to be a fossilised hand, buried in one-hundred-fifty-million-year-old strata. Analysis shows the hand to be silicon-based and inert, but when Sarah begins to act as if possessed, the Doctor suspects that it may still be alive...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Stephen Thorne, Judith Paris, Roy Pattison, Roy Skelton, Rex Robinson, Glyn Houston, Frances Pidgeon, John Cannon ..
Directed by: Lennie Mayne
Release date: 1976-10-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Desert
26.

Desert

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A short film made in 1976 directed by José Emmanuel Xavier.

Directed by: José Emmanuel Xavier
Release date: 1976-01-01
27.

Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Summoned back to Gallifrey, the Doctor is framed for the assassination of the Time Lord President. To prove his innocence, he must stand for election himself, uncover the traitor in the Time Lord High Council, fight a hooded killer in a nightmare cyberspace world of his enemy's devising and battle against an old foe now out to destroy the Time Lords: The Master.

Starring: Tom Baker, Bernard Horsfall, Peter Pratt, Llewellyn Rees, Hugh Walters, Angus MacKay, George Pravda, Erik Chitty, Derek Seaton, Maurice Quick ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1976-11-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom
28.

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When scientists in the Antarctic uncover two mysterious seed pods, the Doctor is called in to investigate. He soon realises they are extraterrestrial and extremely dangerous. At the same time, however, ruthless plant-lover Harrison Chase has learned of the find and decides he must have the pods for his collection of rare and beautiful flora. And the pods themselves harbour intelligent life with sinister plans of its own…

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Beckley, John Challis, Mark Jones, Hubert Rees, John Gleeson, Michael McStay, Kenneth Gilbert, Michael Barrington ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1976-03-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1976 : Parliament Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection
29.

Parliament Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Mothership has landed! Parliament-Funkadelic plays an out-of-this-world set at The Summit in Houston, Texas on Halloween night 1976.

Starring: George Clinton, Glenn Goins, Gary Shider, Calvin Thomas, Fuzzy Haskins, Ray Davis, Mike Hampton, Bernie Worrell, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington ..
Release date: 1976-10-30
30.

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Mad scientist Mehendri Solon is building a body from spare parts to house the disembodied brain of the evil Time Lord Morbius. He fancies the Doctor's head as the final piece...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Philip Madoc, Colin Fay, Michael Spice, Stuart Fell, Cynthia Grenville, Gilly Brown, John Scott Martin ..
Directed by: Christopher Barry
Release date: 1976-01-24
31.

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When scientists in the Antarctic uncover two mysterious seed pods, the Doctor is called in to investigate. He soon realises they are extraterrestrial and extremely dangerous. At the same time, however, ruthless plant-lover Harrison Chase has learned of the find and decides he must have the pods for his collection of rare and beautiful flora. And the pods themselves harbour intelligent life with sinister plans of its own...

Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Beckley, Kenneth Gilbert, Michael Barrington, Sylvia Coleridge, John Challis ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1976-03-06

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