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1. Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton

Votes: 2,030

2. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 42,049 | Gross: $3.00M

3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 34,202

4. Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)

74 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Clumsy invaders from Neptune are thwarted by hero Space Chief and a nondescript group of microshort-wearing Japanese kids.

Director: Kôji Ohta | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Ryûko Minakami, Mitsue Komiya, Seiichirô Kameishi

Votes: 2,385

5. Invasion of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Votes: 6,803

6. Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gaffney | Stars: Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell, Nancy Marshall

Votes: 1,002

7. The 10th Victim (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa Martinelli, Salvo Randone

Votes: 3,224

8. Queen of Blood (1966)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. An alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent from ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Judi Meredith, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 1,459

9. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover

Votes: 8,687

10. Barbarella (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 29,737

11. The Astro-Zombies (1968)

92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Plan - to build a super human; How? - by murdering innocent convenient victims and using various bits of them; The Result - Creatures on the rampage.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick

Votes: 1,958

12. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

75 Metascore

In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 45,211 | Gross: $2.44M

13. Turist Ömer Uzay Yolu'nda (1973)

72 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise picks up a Turkish hobo.

Director: Hulki Saner | Stars: Sadri Alisik, Erol Amaç, Cemil Sahbaz, Ferdi Merter

Votes: 2,999

14. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 18,010

15. Flesh Gordon (1974)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm | Stars: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins, William Dennis Hunt

Votes: 3,630

16. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 20,448

17. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,766 | Gross: $3.60M

18. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 48,353 | Gross: $25.00M

19. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

Votes: 15,474 | Gross: $6.90M

20. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 22,102 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Liquid Sky (1982)

R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

Director: Slava Tsukerman | Stars: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr

Votes: 5,172

22. Roller Blade (1986)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic society, rebels fighting against a fascist state are aided by a group of roller-skating nuns called the Bod Sisters.

Director: Donald G. Jackson | Stars: Suzanne Solari, Jeff Hutchinson, Shaun Michelle, Katina Garner

Votes: 367

23. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)

R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Lovely and resourceful Daria and Tisa escape a space gulag only to crash land on a nearby world where a guy in tight pants named Zed is playing The Most Dangerous Game. Zed turns the girls ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Dixon | Stars: Elizabeth Kaitan, Cindy Beal, Don Scribner, Brinke Stevens

Votes: 1,056

24. Nukie (1987)

PG | 95 min | Family, Sci-Fi

An alien called Nukie searches for his brother Miko, who has been captured by the U.S. government.

Directors: Sias Odendaal, Michael Pakleppa | Stars: Glynis Johns, Steve Railsback, Ronald France, Siphiwe Mlangeni

Votes: 1,058

25. Vegas in Space (1991)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

After some rare gems go missing on a distant planet where men are not allowed, three soldiers posing as women are sent from Earth to aid in the investigation.

Director: Phillip R. Ford | Stars: Doris Fish, Miss X, Ginger Quest, Ramona Fischer

Votes: 316

26. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them.

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 6,498

27. Hardware (1990)

R | 94 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

The head of a cyborg reactivates, rebuilds itself, and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Carl McCoy

Votes: 11,879 | Gross: $5.73M

28. Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda, Evi Marandi

Votes: 4,754 | Gross: $0.25M

29. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

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

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 46,689

30. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 54,351 | Gross: $42.37M

31. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 20,448

32. Repo Man (1984)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash

Votes: 31,196 | Gross: $3.57M

33. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Adventurer, brain surgeon, rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his crime-fighting team, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, must stop evil alien invaders from the eighth dimension who are planning to conquer Earth.

Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 22,430 | Gross: $6.25M

34. The Toxic Avenger (1984)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

42 Metascore

Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion

Votes: 23,103

35. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 76,313 | Gross: $2.12M

36. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 18,737 | Gross: $0.59M

37. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,784

38. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 29,777 | Gross: $15.63M

39. Without Warning (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson

Votes: 2,978

40. Nightbeast (1982)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A creature from outer space crash lands in a small town and starts killing people.

Directors: Don Dohler, Dave Geatty | Stars: Tom Griffith, Jamie Zemarel, Karin Kardian, George Stover

Votes: 1,152

41. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium".

Director: Larry Blamire | Stars: Larry Blamire, Fay Masterson, Brian Howe, Dan Conroy

Votes: 4,541 | Gross: $0.14M

42. Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker

Votes: 3,185

43. Patrick (1978)

PG | 96 min | Horror

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

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry

Votes: 2,569

44. Contamination (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Louise Marleau, Marino Masé, Siegfried Rauch

Votes: 3,425

45. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman | Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon

Votes: 7,021

46. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror