Best Science Fiction Movies of 1978

1.

Superman

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1978-12-13
2.

The Boys from Brazil

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Steve Guttenberg, Denholm Elliott, Rosemary Harris, John Dehner, John Rubinstein ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1978-10-05
3.

The Fury

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Charles Durning, Amy Irving, James Belushi, Fiona Lewis, Carrie Snodgress, Andrew Stevens, Carol Eve Rossen, Rutanya Alda ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1978-03-10
4.

Piranha

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, Barbara Steele, Keenan Wynn, Belinda Balaski, Melody Thomas Scott, Bruce Gordon, Barry Brown ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1978-08-03
5.

Battlestar Galactica

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. This film is adapted from a television series that aired on ABC from September 17, 1978, to August 17, 1980. The first and fifth episodes of the series were edited into this theatrical feature film. Taken together, the two episodes ran 148 minutes, without commercials, while the film runs 125 minutes.

Starring: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Maren Jensen, Laurette Spang, Terry Carter, Tony Swartz, Noah Hathaway, Lew Ayres ..
Directed by: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi
Release date: 1978-09-16
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1978 : Hardware Wars
6.

Hardware Wars

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Hardware Wars (1978) is a short film parody of the classic science fiction film Star Wars. The thirteen-minute film, which premiered in theatres only seven months after Star Wars, consisted of little more than inside jokes and visual puns that heavily depended upon audience familiarity with the original. The theme song is Richard Wagner's famous "Ride of the Valkyries". The tagline was "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss three bucks goodbye."

Starring: Frank Robertson, Jeff Hale, Artie Deco, Scott Matthews, Cindy Furgatch, Bob Knickerbocker, Ernie Fosselius, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Ernie Fosselius
Release date: 1978-01-01
7.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

3.4
4.6/10 IMDB

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy film directed by John De Bello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B-movies. Made on a budget of less than USD $100,000, the story involves tomatoes becoming sentient by unknown means and revolting against humanity.

Starring: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace, Ernie Meyers, Eric Christmas, Jack Riley, Nigel Barber, John De Bello, Gregg Berger ..
Directed by: John De Bello
Release date: 1978-10-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1978 : Patrick
8.

Patrick

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Starring: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry, Julia Blake, Helen Hemingway, Maria Mercedes, Robert Thompson ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1978-10-01
9.

Return from Witch Mountain

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) are other-worldly twins endowed with telekinesis. When their Uncle Bene drops them off in Los Angeles for an earthbound vacation, a display of their supernatural skill catches the eye of the nefarious Dr. Gannon (Christopher Lee) and his partner in crime, Letha (Bette Davis), who see rich possibilities in harnessing the children's gifts. They kidnap Tony, and Tia gives chase only to find Gannon is using her brother's powers against her.

Starring: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Jack Soo, Anthony James, Richard Bakalyan, Ward Costello, Christian Juttner, Brad Savage ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1978-03-10
10.

The Cat from Outer Space

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that gives it special powers, including the ability to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and seeks the help of a scientist in order to reclaim and repair his ship and get back home.

Starring: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall, McLean Stevenson, Jesse White, Alan Young, Hans Conried, Roger Price, Gil Stratton ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1978-06-09

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