Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980


The Empire Strikes Back

8.7/10 IMDB

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz, James Earl Jones ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1980-05-20

Superman II

6.8/10 IMDB

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human in order to get closer to Lois, realizes he has a responsibility to save the planet.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Clifton James ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1980-12-04

Somewhere in Time

7.2/10 IMDB

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, by self-hypnosis he manages to travel back in time—where he meets her.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, Susan French, John Alvin, Eddra Gale, Audrey Bennett ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1980-10-02

Altered States

6.9/10 IMDB

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis, Miguel Godreau, Dori Brenner, Peter Brandon, Charles White-Eagle, Drew Barrymore ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1980-12-25

The Final Countdown

6.6/10 IMDB

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, Ron O'Neal, Charles Durning, Victor Mohica, James Coleman, Soon-Tek Oh, Alvin Ing ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1980-01-31

Flash Gordon

6.5/10 IMDB

A football player and his mates travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Starring: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, John Osborne ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1980-09-01


6.1/10 IMDB

A baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives by eating discarded lab animals that have been injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal escapes the city sewers and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.

Starring: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Jack Carter, Perry Lang, Henry Silva, Bart Braverman, Angel Tompkins ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1980-07-02


5.3/10 IMDB

A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan, Katie Hanley, Fred McCarren, Renn Woods, Dimitra Arliss, Sandahl Bergman, Lynn Latham ..
Directed by: Robert Greenwald
Release date: 1980-08-08

The Watcher in the Woods

6.1/10 IMDB

After an American family moves to an old country manor in rural England, one of the daughters is tormented by the spirit of the owner's long lost daughter, who mysteriously disappeared 30 years ago during a solar eclipse.

Starring: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker, David McCallum, Benedict Taylor, Frances Cuka, Richard Pasco, Ian Bannen, Katharine Levy ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1980-04-17

The Falls

7.2/10 IMDB

The exploration of the effects of an unexpected catastrophe, known as VUE (violent unknown event) through the bios of 92 survivors.

Starring: Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray, Lorna Poulter, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay, Colin Cantlie, Adam Leys, Sheila Canfield, Hilarie Thompson ..
Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Release date: 1980-11-19

The Lathe of Heaven

7.1/10 IMDB

George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Mr. Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind --- with bizarre and frightening results.

Starring: Bruce Davison, Kevin Conway, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Vandi Clark, Bernedette Whitehead, Jo Livingston, Margaret Avery, R.A. Mihailoff, Ben Stephenson ..
Directed by: Fred Barzyk, David R. Loxton
Release date: 1980-01-09

Humanoids from the Deep

5.7/10 IMDB

After a new cannery introduces scientifically augmented salmon to a seaside town in the Pacific Northwest, a species of mysterious, mutated sea creatures begin killing the men and raping the women.

Starring: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub, Anthony Pena, Denise Galik, Lynn Theel, Meegan King, Breck Costin, Hoke Howell ..
Directed by: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami
Release date: 1980-05-01

Battle Beyond the Stars

5.5/10 IMDB

A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Saxon, George Peppard, Darlanne Fluegel, Julia Duffy, Sybil Danning, Sam Jaffe, Morgan Woodward, Earl Boen ..
Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami
Release date: 1980-09-08


5.5/10 IMDB

When a dispute occurs between a logging operation and a nearby Native American tribe, Dr. Robert Verne and his wife, Maggie, are sent in to mediate. Chief John Hawks insists the loggers are poisoning the water supply, and, though company man Isley denies it, the Vernes can't ignore the strangely mutated wildlife roaming the woods. Robert captures a bear cub for testing and soon finds himself the target of an angry mutant grizzly.

Starring: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart, Victoria Racimo, George Clutesi, Tom McFadden, Tom McFadden, Burke Byrnes, Mia Bendixsen ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1980-02-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : The Flipside of Dominick Hide

The Flipside of Dominick Hide

8.2/10 IMDB

Dominick Hide, a time traveller from the year 2130, is studying the London transport system of 1980. Time travellers are supposed to be observers, and are strictly forbidden to land their flying saucers. One time traveller who broke this rule accidentally killed a dog, changing history and causing many future people to disappear. Inspired by his Great Aunt Mavis, Dominick decides to find his great great grandfather. He begins to land in 1980, where his strange clothes and speech make him seem an eccentric oddball. His quest brings him into contact with beautiful boutique owner Jane, and they fall in love. As Dominick's visits become more frequent and more prolonged, he increasingly risks his indiscretion being discovered by his boss, Caleb Line, and every moment he spends in the past increases the danger that he will catastrophically change the future

Starring: Peter Firth, Caroline Langrishe, Patrick Magee, Pippa Guard, Trevor Ray, Sylvia Coleridge, Jean Trend, Timothy Davies, Denis Lawson, Bernadette Shortt ..
Directed by: Alan Gibson
Release date: 1980-12-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

7.5/10 IMDB

Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!

Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Alec Guinness, Frank Oz, Harrison Ford, Harrison Ford ..
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Release date: 1980-09-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Brave New World

Brave New World

6.6/10 IMDB

An acclaimed TV miniseries based on the classic sci-fi novel.

Starring: Julie Cobb, Bud Cort, Keir Dullea, Ron O'Neal, Marcia Strassman, Kristoffer Tabori, Dick Anthony Williams, Jonelle Allen, Jeannetta Arnette, Valerie Curtin ..
Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
Release date: 1980-03-07
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Starship Eros

Starship Eros

5.4/10 IMDB

1995. The all-female crew on board the Starship Eros get it on with each other when they aren't taking advantage of the virile services of their male robot servant Quasar.

Starring: Lily Rodgers, Becky Savage, Beth Evans, Mike Ranger, Angela Emerson, Tina Russell, Holly Joy, Tara Flynn ..
Directed by: Scott McHaley
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : 'F'


6.9/10 IMDB

A dream girl lures a cab driver to the House of F, a bizarre, dangerous "wet dream factory".

Starring: Annette Haven, John Leslie, Sharon Adams, Seymour Fritz, Norman Hazzard, Edward Hazzard, Ingrid Jennings, Georgie Vegas, Pepe Peru, Little Oral Annie ..
Directed by: Svetlana
Release date: 1980-03-26

The Chain Reaction

5.4/10 IMDB

Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.

Starring: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ralph Cotterill, Richard Moir, Tim Burns, Lorna Lesley, Patrick Ward, Laurie Moran ..
Directed by: Ian Barry
Release date: 1980-09-25

Hangar 18

5.3/10 IMDB

During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies its existence because of the near presidential elections. The UFO is brought to the secret Hangar 18 and the accident is blamed on the incompetence of the astronauts Bancroff and Price. But the two fight against this and try to hunt down the UFO.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton, Philip Abbott, Joseph Campanella, Pamela Bellwood, Tom Hallick, Steven Keats, William Schallert ..
Directed by: James L. Conway
Release date: 1980-07-01

The Children

5.4/10 IMDB

A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.

Starring: Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers, Gale Garnett, Shannon Bolin, Tracy Griswold, Joy Glaccum, Jeptha Evans, Clara Evans, Sarah Albright, Nathanael Albright ..
Directed by: Max Kalmanowicz
Release date: 1980-06-13

Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind

7.0/10 IMDB

Sewage worker Roy Dreary and an assortment of odd characters meet up with some cute and cuddly extraterrestrials traveling to earth in a giant pie in the sky. Dreary develops an obsession with mashed potatoes, whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Starring: Stan Greiwe, Hennen Chambers, Debby Danzara, Laurence Wright, Luverne Mitchell, Corey Burton, Steve Erkle ..
Directed by: Rick Harper
Release date: 1980-08-08

Without Warning

5.1/10 IMDB

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Starring: Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Sue Ane Langdon, Neville Brand, Cameron Mitchell, Darby Hinton, David Caruso, Lynn Theel ..
Directed by: Greydon Clark
Release date: 1980-09-26


6.4/10 IMDB

A group of scientists take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, William Finley, Wallace Shawn, Max Wright, Fred Gwynne, Austin Pendleton, Judy Graubart, Adolph Green, Keith Szarabajka ..
Directed by: Marshall Brickman
Release date: 1980-02-01

Hawk the Slayer

5.3/10 IMDB

Hawk the Slayer, after seeing both his father and bride die at the hands of his malevolent brother, Voltan, sets out for revenge and the chance to live up to his title. Tooling himself up with the "mind-sword" and recruiting a motley band of warriors: a giant, a dwarf, a one-armed man with a machine-crossbow and an elf with the fastest bow in the land; Hawk leads the battle against Voltan to free the land from the forces of evil and avenge his loved ones.

Starring: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson, Peter O'Farrell, William Morgan Sheppard, Patricia Quinn, Cheryl Campbell, Annette Crosbie, Catriona MacColl ..
Directed by: Terry Marcel
Release date: 1980-08-27


5.1/10 IMDB

A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.

Starring: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch, Gisela Hahn, Carlo De Mejo, Carlo Monni, Mike Morris, Brigitte Wagner, Angelo Ragusa ..
Directed by: Luigi Cozzi
Release date: 1980-08-02
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : The Return

The Return

3.6/10 IMDB

Two young children and an adult in a small town have an encounter with an alien spaceship. 25 years later the children are reunited as adults in the same town which is now beset by strange cattle mutilations. Matters become worse when the cattle mutilations are joined by human murders and mutilations.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Landau, Raymond Burr, Neville Brand, Brad Rearden, Vincent Schiavelli, Ernest Anderson, Darby Hinton, Steven Hirsch ..
Directed by: Greydon Clark
Release date: 1980-03-31

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

6.7/10 IMDB

After inheriting a magical gold watch from his multimillionaire uncle's estate, Robert Hays and his girlfriend, Pam Dawber, soon discover not only that he can stop time with the watch, but also that it holds the secret to his late uncle's fortune -- a secret that others fall over themselves trying to steal.

Starring: Robert Hays, Pam Dawber, Zohra Lampert, Ed Nelson, Maurice Evans, Larry Hankin, Burton Gilliam, Jill Ireland, John O'Leary, John Roselius ..
Directed by: William Wiard
Release date: 1980-06-13

Alien Attack

6.2/10 IMDB

Earth's Moon is the site of Moonbase Alpha, a scientific research colony nestled in the crater Plato. Staffed by over 300 men and women from Earth, it is the operations center for several space expeditions. It is also a watchdog for vast amounts of atomic waste from Earth stored in silos on the Moon's far side. Magnetic radiation builds up and causes the wastes to explode with such force that the Earth's centripetal pull on the Moon is overcome, and the Moon is broken free of Earth's orbit to drift at incredible speed out of the Solar System off the plane of the ecliptic. The survivors on Moonbase Alpha are unable to return to Earth and must survive in unknown space on their wandering Moon. They encounter a planet whose advanced people project an illusion of a devastating attack on Moonbase. This TV movie was edited from scenes of two episodes ("Breakaway" and "War Games") of "Space: 1999" (1975).

Starring: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Nick Tate, Prentis Hancock, Zienia Merton ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton, Lee H. Katzin
Release date: 1980-09-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : The Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes

The Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes

5.7/10 IMDB

Human astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are forced to become involved in the strange gladiatorial games of the district run by prefect Tolar. The trio escape the gorilla police and find an abandoned government research project with a computer containing a vast amount of recording information about the old human-ruled world. [The second of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "The Gladiators" and "The Legacy"]

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, William Smith, John Hoyt, Marc Singer, Zina Bethune, Jackie Earle Haley, Robert Phillips, Mark Lenard ..
Directed by: Don McDougall, Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1980-11-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue

The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue

6.5/10 IMDB

The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue is set in a futuristic society which adores its sexual Satisfiers more than anything else. A space-age resort environment exists where Satisfiers and their guests raise sex to a fine art, creating a society whose entire purpose is sexual fulfillment.

Starring: Lysa Thatcher, Robert Kerman, Sharon Mitchell, Annie Sprinkle, Coral Cie, Hillary Summers, Holly Page, Lynx Canon, Jody Maxwell, Carol Lee ..
Directed by: Gerard Damiano
Release date: 1980-10-17

Invasion: UFO

5.7/10 IMDB

The Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and even animals and and use them for their body parts. In the year 1980 S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization), a highly secret military organization, is set up in the hope of defending the Earth from this alien threat. This organization operates from a secret location beneath the Harlington-Straker film studio in London. S.H.A.D.O. also has a base on the moon with Interceptors as well as an early warning satellite that detects inbound UFOs (called S.I.D.), and operate a fleet of submarines. General James Henderson and commander Ed Straker have a team of highly trained and well equipped females and males to battle the regularly incoming hostile UFOs.

Starring: Ed Bishop, Michael Billington, Wanda Ventham, Vladek Sheybal, David Warbeck ..
Directed by: Gerry Anderson
Release date: 1980-12-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes

Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes

5.4/10 IMDB

When fugitive human astronaut Virdon is shot, his chimp companion Galen must charm an old flame into accepting that a book on human surgery is no hoax. Meanwhile, their friend Burke is captured by the ape authorities and is to be brainwashed by a brilliant ape scientist named Wanda. [The fourth of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "The Surgeon" and "The Interrogation"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roddy McDowall, Jacqueline Scott, Martin E. Brooks, Norman Burton, Booth Colman, Mark Lenard, Phillip Montgomery, David Naughton ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven, Alf Kjellin
Release date: 1980-11-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes

Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes

5.5/10 IMDB

The fugitives Burke, Virdon and Galen try to save the life of a human blacksmith and his son, whome gorilla leader Urko has threatened with death should his horse lose another race. The trio also attempt to expose a crooked gorilla by framing him in a plot to kill Urko. [The third of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "The Horse Race" and "The Tyrant"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard, John Hoyt, Meegan King, Morgan Woodward, Roddy McDowall, Klair Bybee, Michael Conrad, James Daughton ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett, Ralph Senensky
Release date: 1980-11-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Agency


4.8/10 IMDB

A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all...

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, Valerie Perrine, Alexandra Stewart, Saul Rubinek, George Touliatos, Franz Russell, Michael Kirby, Gary Reineke, Hugh Webster ..
Directed by: George Kaczender
Release date: 1980-02-14

Blood Beach

4.5/10 IMDB

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young.

Starring: David Huffman, Marianna Hill, Burt Young, John Saxon, Otis Young, Lena Pousette, Darrell Fetty, Stefan Gierasch, Ian Abercrombie, Mary Jo Catlett ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Bloom
Release date: 1980-09-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : PSI Factor

PSI Factor

4.9/10 IMDB

Aliens from another dimension cross space and time to come to Earth. A scientist tries to discover what their motives are.

Starring: Peter Mark Richman, Gretchen Corbett, Britt Leach, Dan Sturkie, Betty Ramey ..
Directed by: Bryan Trizers
Release date: 1980-01-01

The Apple

4.3/10 IMDB

In the glitzy, glittering futuristic world of 1994, music is king -- and the man who controls it is all-powerful malicious mogul Mr. Boogalow. Now he has his eye on two fresh-faced young singers, Alphie and Bibi, who score a hit at his WorldVision Song Festival and fall under the irresistible spell of fame, money, and temptation.

Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love, Vladek Sheybal, Joss Ackland, Miriam Margolyes, George S. Clinton, Francesca Poston, Derek Deadman, Günther Notthoff ..
Directed by: Menahem Golan
Release date: 1980-11-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Revenge of the Stepford Wives

Revenge of the Stepford Wives

4.9/10 IMDB

A TV reporter arrives in the quiet town of Stepford to launch an investigation into why the town has the lowest divorce and crime rates in America. However, she begins to notice some bizarre behavior in the women of the town, discovering that Stepford is not as clean-cut as it seems.

Starring: Don Johnson, Sharon Gless, Julie Kavner, Audra Lindley, Mason Adams, Arthur Hiller, Ellen Weston, Thomas Hill, Gay Rowan, Jim McKrell ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1980-10-12


3.6/10 IMDB

Galaxina is a lifelike, voluptuous android who is assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt. When a mission requires the ship's crew to be placed in suspended animation for decades, Galaxina finds herself alone for many years, developing emotions and falling in love with the ship's pilot, Thor.

Starring: Dorothy Stratten, Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber, Lionel Mark Smith, J.D. Hinton, Tad Horino, Ronald Knight, Percy Rodriguez, Angelo Rossitto, Susan Kiger ..
Directed by: William Sachs
Release date: 1980-06-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Farewell to the Planet of the Apes

Farewell to the Planet of the Apes

4.8/10 IMDB

When the astronauts Burke and Virdon, with their chimp companion Galen, are captured in a fishing village that employs human slave labor, they must prove their worth as fishermen or be sacrificed to the 'gods of the sea,' or what the men call sharks. Escaping from the forced labor camp, the trio become involved in a plot to develop a glider to drop a fragmentation bomb on the gorilla council. [The fifth of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "Tomorrow's Tide" and "Up Above the World So High"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roddy McDowall, Roscoe Lee Browne, Mark Lenard, Booth Colman, Martin E. Brooks, Joanna Barnes, Frank Aletter, Kathleen Bracken ..
Directed by: John Meredyth Lucas, Don McDougall
Release date: 1980-11-21


4.9/10 IMDB

Two aliens from the planet Styrolia crashland on Earth near a farm and take the inhabitants hostage.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, David Ladd, Lori Saunders, Dan Sturkie, Donald Bishop, Dan Sandler, Ashley Emenegger ..
Directed by: Allan Sandler, Robert Emenegger, Anne Spielberg, Ken Lavet
Release date: 1980-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Back to the Planet of the Apes

Back to the Planet of the Apes

5.3/10 IMDB

Astronauts Pete Burke and Allan Virdon crash on Earth in the far future and are captured by the apes. The men befriend a chimp named Galen who helps them to escape. In the hopes of finding a way to get back to their own time, the astronauts search for a computer in an eathquake-threatened city, with which they will be able to access their flight records. [The first of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "Escape from Tomorrow" and "The Trap"]

Starring: Ron Harper, James Naughton, Roddy McDowall, Royal Dano, Woodrow Parfrey, Norman Alden, John Milford, Mark Lenard, Booth Colman, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven, Don Weis
Release date: 1980-11-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Laboratory


4.1/10 IMDB

Aliens kidnap a group of humans in order to perform experiments upon them.

Starring: Martin Kove, Ken Washington, Camille Mitchell, Corinne Camacho, Garnett Smith, June Kim ..
Directed by: Allan Sandler, Robert Emenegger
Release date: 1980-04-03
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Ultra Flesh

Ultra Flesh

5.4/10 IMDB

An alien comes to Earth to save the planet by curing its men of impotence.

Starring: Seka, Jamie Gillis, Lisa De Leeuw, Terri Dolan, Tawny Pearl, Candida Royalle, Tyler Reynolds, John Leslie, Luis De Jesus, Georgie Vegas ..
Directed by: Svetlana
Release date: 1980-02-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Target... Earth?

Target... Earth?

4.9/10 IMDB

Really strange documentary of Wheeler Dixon production quality on the Tunguska Event and the possibility of it happening again causing an apocalypse (basically a meteor scare film) sprinkled with UFO conspiracy kooks, and other 'professionals', riddled with stock footage of all kinds, freaky moog music and sound fx, a Dr. Who rip-off end theme, Victor Buono as Homer the Archivist, a philosophical history recorder in a space ship with a HAL 9000 type talking computer named Ino, there's also another space ship with Egyptian looking aliens girls with pasties and see-thru blouses.

Starring: Victor Buono, Rick Overton, Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Eugene Cernan, Bernard J. Carr, Frank Drake, Ronald E. Evans ..
Directed by: Joost Van Rees
Release date: 1980-07-28

The Day Time Ended

3.5/10 IMDB

A small family relocates to the Sonoran Desert, to be closer to the grandparents of the family. Though there are news reports of a spectacular triple supernova, and the young granddaughter has seen a glowing alien construction behind the barn, the family is at ease until, one night, a UFO soars over head and appears to land in the nearby hills. Apparently, the triple supernova has opened a rift in space and time.

Starring: Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty, Natasha Ryan, Scott C. Kolden, Roberto Contreras, Christopher Mitchum ..
Directed by: John "Bud" Cardos
Release date: 1980-11-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Eva Man (Two Sexes in One)

Eva Man (Two Sexes in One)

4.7/10 IMDB

Beautiful Eva, hermaphrodite from birth, with clear signs of both sexes, under the strict guidance of his uncle, Professor, masters the secrets of sexual energy, which give the possibility of a Superman. But an angry gangster steals it, with the help of a doctor-villain to move into the body of eve and take over the world. He tries to prevent his rival, who is going to deprive the girl masculinity and thus not to let it turn into Superman…

Starring: Eva Robin's, Ajita Wilson, Ramón Centenero, Fabián Conde, Annj Goren, Sara Mora, Brunello Chiodetti ..
Directed by: Antonio D'Agostino
Release date: 1980-12-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1980 : Island Claws

Island Claws

4.3/10 IMDB

A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

Starring: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell, Martina Deignan, Barry Nelson, Tony Rigo, Raymond Forchion, Dick Callinan, Dolores Sandoz ..
Directed by: Hernan Cardenas
Release date: 1980-01-01

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