Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1936. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1936. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1936 Sci-Fi Movies List
Things to Come (1936)
R | 1h 40min | 100minScore: 7.95/10
Director: William Cameron Menzies
Starring: Ralph Richardson, Patrick Barr, Anne McLaren, Patricia Hilliard, Allan Jeayes
Synopsis: A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primitive localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a strange aircraft lands at one of these communities and its pilot tells of an organization which is rebuilding civilization and slowly moving across the world re-civilizing…
Tagline: A hundred years ahead of its time.
The Devil-Doll (1936)
R | 1h 18min | 78min | 10 Jul 1936Score: 7.9/10
Director: Tod Browning
Starring: Frank Reicher, Egon Brecher, Sherry Hall, Eily Malyon, Rafaela Ottiano
Synopsis: Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to prison. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist's methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge.
Tagline: Greater Than "The Unholy Three"
The Invisible Ray (1936)
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 20 Jan 1936Score: 6.5/10
Director: Lambert Hillyer
Starring: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Ted Billings, Frank Reicher, Etta McDaniel
Synopsis: Visionary scientist Janos Rukh convinces a group of scientists and supporters to mount an expedition to the African continent to locate and study an ancient meteorite of great significance. He exposes himself to the highly toxic radiation of the meteorite, and while an antidote devised by Dr. Benet saves him from death by radiation poisoning, his naked touch causes instant death to others. Back in London, the benefits of the meteorite's controlled radiation offer Dr. Benet an opportunity to restore eyesight to the blind. The antidote's toxicity excites Prof. Rukh into paranoid rages as he seeks revenge against the members…
Tagline: Delving into new, strange fields of mystery!
Ghost Patrol (1936)
R | 1h 00min | 60min | 03 Aug 1936Score: 4.83/10
Director: Sam Newfield
Starring: Dick Curtis, Blackie Whiteford, Frank Ellis, Bruce Mitchell, Artie Ortego
Synopsis: A Professor has an invention that will bring down planes causing them to crash and Dawson is forcing him to use it on those carrying money. When Tim arrives to investigate he is mistaken for a noted outlaw. So he assumes that identity to force Dawson to make him a partner. But just as a plane bringing Tim help is arriving, his true identity is revealed and while he is a prisoner, Dawson forces the Professor to start his machine.
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