Classic Science Fiction Films of the 50s & 60s

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Tarantula
(1955)

Professor Gerald Deemer has been working to create a special formula for a nutrient that will hopefully ease a predicted food shortage. When a tarantula, which has been injected with the special nutrient, escapes from the laboratory, it grows into a 100 foot leviathan that terrorises the Arizona countryside.
Starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll .
Tarantula 1955


Them!
(1954)

A nest of giant mutant ants is discovered in the desert - the result of some atom bomb tests nine years earlier. The nest of ants is destroyed, but two queen ants have already escaped. Can they be found before it is too late?
Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness.
Them! 1954


This Island Earth
(1955)

Nuclear physicist Cal Meacham is solicited by a man called Exeter to work at a secret laboratory. Supposedly, it is in the cause of world peace, and he meets up with other scientists who are already there, including old flame Ruth Adams. Is Exeter all he seems, and is his cause really a benevolent one?
Starring Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason.
This Island Earth 1955


The Thing from Another World
(1951)

A spacecraft is found buried under the ice at an Arctic research station. The scientists discover a frozen pilot, cut him out of the ice in a slab and take him back to the station. When he is accidentally thawed out, the station is beset by a thing from hell!
Starring Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer.
The Thing From Another World 1951


The Time Machine
(1960)

George Wells builds a time-machine and uses it to travel 800,000 years into the Earth's future. There, he finds that the human race has split into two separate species, the humble Eloi, and the cannabilistic Morlocks. Can George save the Eloi from the ferocious Morlocks?
Starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux.
The Time Machine 1960


20 Million Miles to Earth
(1957)

The first manned spacecraft to visit Venus returns to Earth crashing in the Mediterranean close to an Italian fishing village. Colonel Calder, the ship's Commander, is saved from drowning by the locals. Meanwhile, a young boy salvages a strange alien specimen. The retrieved specimen starts to grow at an alarming rate, threatening devastation in the city of Rome, and forcing the military to take action.
Starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor.
20 Million Miles To Earth 1957


2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968)

A large black monolith is found buried under the surface of the moon. It is confirmed to have come from an area near Jupiter. A team of astronauts set out on an expedition to investigate on a spacecraft controlled by the powerful computer HAL-9000.
Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester.
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968







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