Classic Science Fiction Films of the 50s & 60s

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The Day the Earth Stood Still
(1951)

A flying saucer lands in Washington, DC. It contains the humanoid alien Klaatu and his mighty robot, Gort. Klaatu explains that Gort is one of an army of robot enforcers which keep the peace throughout the galaxy and will destroy the Earth if necessary.
Starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe.
The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951


The Day the Earth Caught Fire
(1961)

When the Americans and the Russians conduct nuclear tests, it inadvertantly knocks the Earth off its axis. Temperatures around the world start to rise. Are the nuclear tests to blame? And can the scientists who caused the problem right it?
Starring Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd.
The Day The Earth Caught Fire 1961


The Day of the Triffids
(1962)

The world is treated to a fantastic display of celestial fireworks from a colossal shower of meteors. Most of the world's population is watching, but unfortunately, the shower eventually blinds anyone who saw the sight. Bill Masen wakes in hospital but wasn't able to see the meteor shower because of his bandaged eyes. After leaving hospital, he finds that most people are blind and that the meteors brought with them deadly spores which grow into strange living plants called Triffids.
Starring Howard Keel, Kieron Moore, Janette Scott.
The Day Of The Triffids 1962


Day the World Ended
(1956)

After a nuclear holocaust, a motley group of people find themselves holed up in the middle of nowhere. They have enough supplies until the radiation disappears, but they discover that there is a strange mutated creature prowling in the woods.
Starring Richard Denning, Louise Maddison.
Day The World Ended 1956


Donovan's Brain
(1953)

Millionaire megolomaniac W.H Donovan dies in a fatal plane crash. Dr. Patrick Cory removes his brain and keeps it alive in a saline solution. The evil brain starts to develop telepathic abilities and uses Cory to do his murderous bidding.
Starring Lew Ayres, Gene Evans.
Donovans Brain 1953


Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(1964)

General Jack Ripper goes mad and sends bombers to destroy the Soviet Union. The U.S president is told by the Soviet ambassador that if hit by nuclear weapons, the Soviet Union will trigger a "Doomsday Weapon", killing all life on Earth. How can the tragedy be averted?
Starring Peter Sellers, George C.Scott.
Dr. Strangelove 1964







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