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
6.7/10 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
5.8/10 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

3.2
6.3/10 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
5.

At the Earth's Core

3.2
5.1/10 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
6.

Time Travelers

2.8
6.0/10 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
7.

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
8.

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
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9.

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
10.

The Milpitas Monster

2.1
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

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