Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1955. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1955. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1955 Sci-Fi Movies List
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 20 Feb 1956Score: 7.9/10
Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: Robert Nelson, Sailor Vincent, Clint Eastwood, John Agar, Raymond Bailey
Synopsis: In the Arizona desert, Professor Gerald Deemer is experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world's food supply. His partner in the project was recently found dead in the desert, suffering from a disease that normally takes years to advance but, in his case, seems to have afflicted him in only a few days. The local doctor, Matt Hastings, is puzzled by the strange case and, with Deemer's recently arrived (and very pretty) assistant, Stephanie Clayton, tries to figure out what is going on. When cattle remains are found in the countryside, evidence…
Tagline: More terrifying than any horror known to man comes a creeping crawling monster whose towering fury no one can escape!
This Island Earth (1955)
R | 1h 26min | 86min | 15 Jun 1955Score: 6.5/10
Director: Joseph M. Newman
Starring: Russell Johnson, Karl Ludwig Lindt, Richard Deacon, Jack Byron, Coleman Francis
Synopsis: The electronic engineer Dr. Cal Meacham is a prominent scientist that is studying industrial application of nuclear energy and also a great pilot. One day, he receives a different condenser and soon his assistant Joe Wilson receives a manual instruction and several components of a sophisticated machine. Carl and Joe build a communication apparatus and a man called Exeter contacts Carl. He tells that Carl has passed the test assembling the Interocitor and invites him to join his research. The intrigued Carl decides to travel to meet Exeter that sends an unmanned airplane to bring him to an isolated facility…
Tagline: The supreme excitement of our time!
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
R | 1h 19min | 79minScore: 6.15/10
Director: Robert Gordon
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Jack Littlefield, Rudy Puteska, William Bryant, Charles H. Schneer
Synopsis: After an encounter at sea with an unknown underwater creature, a naval commander works with two scientists to identify it. The creature they are dealing with is a giant, radioactive octopus that has left its normal feeding grounds in search of new sources of replenishment. As the creature attacks San Francisco, the Navy tries to trap it at the Golden Gate Bridge but it manages to enter the Bay area leading to a final confrontation with a submarine.
Tagline: IT CRUSHES! KILLS! DESTROYS! (original print ad - all caps)
Conquest of Space (1955)
R | 1h 21min | 81min | 20 Apr 1955Score: 5.9/10
Director: Byron Haskin
Starring: John Dennis, Michael Fox, Eric Fleming, William Redfield, William Hopper
Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Tagline: Dramatic Effects Never Before Equalled - Or Even Imagined!
Day the World Ended (1955)
R | 1h 19min | 79minScore: 4.93/10
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Roger Corman, Paul Birch, Richard Denning, Chet Huntley, Paul Dubov
Synopsis: After a nuclear war, an unlikely group of people, including a rancher, a geologist, a crook and his girlfriend, find themselves trapped in the middle of nowhere while battling an ugly mutant created by Paul Blaisdell. The geologist and the crook also find the time to fight over the rancher's daughter, while the moll fumes.
Tagline: ATTACKED... by a creature from hell!
Bride of the Monster (1955)
R | 1h 09min | 69minScore: 4.35/10
Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Ben Frommer, Conrad Brooks, Tor Johnson, Paul Marco
Synopsis: Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion just out of town. The house is owned by Dr. Eric Vornoff who is conducting experiments to turn people into super-beings through the use of atomic power. Reporter Janet Lawton decides to look into what is going there and its possible connection to men that have disappeared in the area. When Vornoff takes her prisoner, he has definite plans for her.
Tagline: More horrifying than "DRACULA"..."FRANKENSTEIN"
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
R | 1h 15min | 75min | 15 Jun 1955Score: 4.03/10
Directors: Roger Corman, David Kramarsky, Lou Place
Starring: Paul Birch, Dick Sargent, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Leonard Tarver
Synopsis: An alien space craft lands in the desert. The alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals and is able to see through them. The animals attack and the terror begins.
Tagline: Prepare for a close encounter of the terrifying kind!
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
R | 1h 22min | 82min | 22 Jul 1955Score: 3.9/10
Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: Mike Doyle, Robert Nelson, Bill Baldwin, Clint Eastwood, John Agar
Synopsis: The Creature from the Black Lagoon has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there he becomes attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real life love in pursuit..
Tagline: Weird Monster Escapes! Terror Seizes City! ...a woman's beauty the lure for his dangerous desires!
King Dinosaur (1955)
R | 1h 03min | 63min | 17 Jun 1955Score: 3.36/10
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Starring: Marvin Miller, William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson, Patti Gallagher
Synopsis: Blasting off to a newly discovered planet called Nova, which moved into our solar system, four explorers behold a fantastic adventure. The mysterious new planet has similar characteristics of Earth, except it is home to terrifying monsters like giant snakes, giant ants, mutated alligators, and most terrifying of all, King Dinosaur, a strange lizard-like being that is a fatal threat to the explorers. Can these people survive this planet and escape?
Tagline: NEVER A THRILL LIKE THIS! (original print ad - all caps)
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