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Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1961. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1961. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.

1961 Sci-Fi Movies List

  1. Mothra (1961)

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    R | 1h 41min | 101min | 10 May 1962

    Mothra 1961
       Score: 7.05/10

    Director: Ishirô Honda

    Starring: Robert Dunham, Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi Koizumi, Haruo Nakajima

    Synopsis: Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru Island (Infanto tô), which was previously used for atomic tests. The interior is amazingly free of radiation effects, and they believe that they were protected by a special juice that was given to them by the island's residents. A joint expedition of Rolisican and Japanese scientists explores Beiru and discovers many curious things, including two women only one foot (30 centimeters) high. Unscrupulous expedition leader Clark Nelson abducts the women and puts them in a vaudeville show. But their sweet singing contains a telepathic cry for help to Mothra, a gigantic moth that is…

    Tagline: Incredible! Inconceivable! World wrecked as monster hunts human mates!

  2. Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)

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    R | 1h 32min | 92min

    Doctor Blood's Coffin 1961
       Score: 4.89/10

    Director: Sidney J. Furie

    Starring: Paul Stockman, Hazel Court, Kenneth J. Warren, Fred Johnson, Gerald Lawson

    Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

    Tagline: A Monster created from the depths!

  3. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

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    R | 0h 54min | 54min | 02 May 1961

    The Beast of Yucca Flats 1961
       Score: 3.58/10

    Director: Coleman Francis

    Starring: Douglas Mellor, Conrad Brooks, Jim Miles, Tor Johnson, George Prince

    Synopsis: A defecting Russian scientist is transformed by an atomic test into a hulking monster (Tor Johnson, of course). Not much else except some people are killed, boys get lost, and a rabbit sniffs Tor's corpse. This film was used for Mystery Science Theater 3000.

    Tagline: Commies made him an atomic mutant!

  4. Reptilicus (1961)

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    R | 1h 32min | 92min | 20 Feb 1961

    Reptilicus 1961
       Score: 3.05/10

    Directors: Sidney W. Pink, Poul Bang

    Starring: Robert Cornthwaite, Børge Møller Grimstrup, Bent Mejding, Egon Gydesen, Asbjørn Andersen

    Synopsis: A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill.

    Tagline: Invincible...Indestructible! What was this awesome BEAST born 50 million years out of time?

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