Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1951. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1951. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1951 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
G | 1h 32min | 92min | 25 Dec 1951Score: 8.6/10
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Sam Harris, Robert Osterloh, Jim Doyle, John Rice, Dorothy Neumann
Synopsis: An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult, so, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.
Tagline: A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!
The Thing from Another World (1951)
R | 1h 27min | 87min | 22 Jul 1951Score: 8/10
Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Robert Stevenson, James Young, Norbert Schiller, Eduard Franz
Synopsis: Scientists at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. Upon closer examination, they discover the frozen pilot. All hell breaks loose when they take him back to their station and he is accidentally thawed out!
Tagline: Look Out...It's
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
R | 1h 22min | 82min | 07 Mar 1951Score: 7.5/10
Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Jack Perry, Syd Saylor, John Breen, Hans Moebus, Clark Ross
Synopsis: Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help.
Tagline: AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful!
The Man from Planet X (1951)
R | 1h 11min | 71min | 27 Apr 1951Score: 5.07/10
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Starring: William Schallert, Lars Hensen, Roy Engel, Franklyn Farnum, Robert Clarke
Synopsis: To study a rogue planet heading for a near-miss with Earth, Prof. Elliot sets up an observatory on the foggy moors of a remote Scottish island, with his pretty daughter and Dr. Mears, a former student with a shady past. Soon after arrival of reporter John Lawrence, a ship from Planet X just happens to land near the observatory. Is the visitor (who actually looks alien) benevolent? What are Mears' real motives for trying to communicate with it?
Tagline: The WEIRDEST Visitor the Earth has ever seen!
Lost Continent (1951)
R | 1h 23min | 83min | 17 Aug 1951Score: 3.85/10
Director: Sam Newfield
Starring: Bert Stevens, Paul Bradley, Whit Bissell, John Hoyt, Clark Howat
Synopsis: Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some dinosaurs.
Tagline: Monsters in a land that time forgot!
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