Great and not so great Science Fictionby cagney33 | created - 21 Oct 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Science Fiction movies I have seen from last 12 decades or so. Includes movies where science fiction elements are integral to the plot.
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1. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.
2. The Giant Claw (1957)
Approved | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.
4. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.
Votes: 7,852 | Gross: $2.73M
Godzilla vs King Kong
5. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
6. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A typhoon washes ashore a gigantic egg. It's soon claimed by greedy entrepreneurs who refuse to return it to its rightful owner, Mothra. Soon Godzilla arises near Nagoya, washed ashore by the same typhoon.
Godzilla vs The Thing
8. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" into action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth, the lives of the living are in danger.
9. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
G | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.
10. The Thing from Another World (1951)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
11. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.
Votes: 160,274 | Gross: $12.47M
12. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Votes: 51,860 | Gross: $14.24M
14. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 223,128 | Gross: $53.42M
15. Fail Safe (1964)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?
16. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 750,150 | Gross: $78.90M
18. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
Votes: 12,780 | Gross: $0.55M
20. Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Unrated | 97 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.
Rebirth of Mothra II
21. Repo Man (1984)
R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A young punk recruited by a car repossession agency finds himself in pursuit of a Chevrolet Malibu that is wanted for a $20,000 bounty - and has something otherworldly stashed in its trunk.
Votes: 32,113 | Gross: $3.57M
24. Godzilla 1985 (1985)
PG | 82 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.
Votes: 5,744 | Gross: $4.12M
26. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Votes: 170,952 | Gross: $122.01M
27. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.
28. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
G | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.
Terror of Mechagodzilla
29. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.
30. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II
31. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called meganula and their queen, Megaguirus.
Godzilla vs Megaguirus
32. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes and his allies plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.
34. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Godzilla is threatened by two new forces: Mogera - another UN built machine; and Space Godzilla - a beast spawned from Godzilla's particles in space.
Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla
35. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.
Godzilla vs King Ghidorah
36. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Unrated | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
37. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
PG | 104 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.
Godzilla vs Biollante
38. Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked Tokyo in 1954 to stop the beast.
Godzilla against MechaGodzilla
39. Killdozer (1974 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when a spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.
40. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »
41. Tarantula (1955)
Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A spider escapes from an isolated Arizona desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.
Votes: 8,135 | Gross: $1.10M
42. Mothra (1961)
Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
43. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi