Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1953. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1953. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1953 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 13 Jun 1953Score: 8.05/10
Directors: Eugène Lourié, Eugène Lourié
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Vera Miles, Don Gordon, Gertrude Astor, Michael Fox
Synopsis: As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America. Professor Tom Nesbitt, only witness to the beast's existence, is not believed, even when he identifies it as a "rhedosaurus" to paleontologist Thurgood Elson. All doubts disappear, however, when Elson is swallowed whole during an oceanic bathysphere excursion to search for the creature. Soon thereafter the rhedosaurus emerges from the sea and lays waste to Manhattan Island until Nesbitt comes up with a plan to try to stop the seemingly indestructible beast.
Tagline: It's alive !
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
G | 1h 21min | 81min | 05 Jun 1953Score: 7.35/10
Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: George Eldredge, Russell Johnson, Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Warren MacGregor
Synopsis: John Putnam is a writer and an amateur stargazer with a new home out in the beautiful Arizona desert, which he enjoys with Ellen Fields, his girlfriend and a local schoolteacher. John is not trusted by the people of the small town near where he lives, certainly not by Sheriff Matt Warren, who feels protective of Ellen, and perhaps something more. One night, John and Ellen see a meteorite crash in the desert. John drags his friend, Pete, out of bed to take him over to the crash site in his helicopter. Once there, John climbs down into the crater.…
Tagline: Terror In 3-D... Reaching From The Screen To Seize You In Its Grasp!...
Donovan's Brain (1953)
R | 1h 24min | 84min | 30 Sep 1953Score: 5.75/10
Director: Felix E. Feist
Starring: Sam Harris, Max Wagner, James Anderson, John Hamilton, Charles Sullivan
Synopsis: Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Cory is researching brains with his assistant and friend Dr. Frank Schratt and his wife Janice Cory through experiments with monkeys in a laboratory in his house. When an airplane crashes nearby his house, there is only one near-death survivor, the millionaire Warren H. Donovan that is brought still alive to his care. However Donovan dies and Dr. Cory decides to use his brain in his experiment keeping it alive in a tank. Pat, Schratt and Janice research about the life of Donovan and they discover that he was a ruthless and evil man. Soon Donovan's…
The War of the Worlds (1953)
PG | 1h 25min | 85min | 26 Aug 1953Score: 5.74/10
Director: Byron Haskin
Starring: Arthur Tovey, Lewis Martin, Michael Jeffers, Jane Crowley, William Phipps
Synopsis: H.G. Wells' classic novel is brought to life in this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly.
Tagline: Amazing! terrifying! The most savage spectacle of all time!
The Maze (1953)
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 26 Jul 1953Score: 5.57/10
Director: William Cameron Menzies
Starring: Michael Pate, Richard Carlson, Bess Flowers, Harold Miller, Owen McGiveney
Synopsis: A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle.
Tagline: The Deadliest Trap in the World!
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