Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1963. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1963. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1963 Sci-Fi Movies List
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
R | 1h 19min | 79min | 20 Apr 1965Score: 7.75/10
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Dick Miller, Don Rickles, Hans Moebus, Benjie Bancroft, Norman Stevans
Synopsis: Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to see, not only through walls and clothes, but through the very fabric of reality!
Tagline: HE STRIPPED SOULS AS BARE AS BODIES!
The Day of the Triffids (1963)
R | 1h 33min | 93min | 27 Apr 1963Score: 7/10
Directors: Freddie Francis, Steve Sekely
Starring: Fred Wood, George Hilsdon, Juba Kennerley, John Simpson, Janina Faye
Synopsis: A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. In the film version, however, the Triffids are not experimental plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in an earlier meteor shower.
Tagline: Spine Chilling Terror
R | 1h 34min | 94min | 11 Mar 1965Score: 5.63/10
Director: Ishirô Honda
Starring: Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Yasuzô Ogawa, Hiroshi Koizumi, Haruo Nakajima
Synopsis: Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers. Also, former admiral Kosumi is nearly kidnapped along with his secretary, and goddaughter, Makoto Jinguji. The kidnap attempt is thwarted by photographer Susumu Hatanaka and his assistant Yoshito Nishibe. It is later revealed the Mu Empire, which disappeared 12,000 years earlier, are responsible for all the occurrences and are planning to invade the surface world to reclaim their supposed colonies. Also, the Muans manage to steal the I-403 submarine from embittered Captain Jinguji, Makoto's father, and in the process steal the plans for and…
Tagline: Ride the JUGGERNAUT of destruction from the depths of the Seven Seas to the Outer Limits of Space!
R | 1h 29min | 89min | 11 Aug 1963Score: 5.47/10
Director: Ishirô Honda
Starring: Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi Koizumi, Takuzô Kumagai, Haruo Nakajima, Akio Kusama
Synopsis: A group of pleasure-seeking young people are stranded on a mysterious island when their boat crashes. One by one they succumb to the lure of the deadly mushrooms.
Tagline: Attack of the Mushroom People
The Crawling Hand (1963)
R | 1h 29min | 89min | 24 Feb 1966Score: 3.76/10
Director: Herbert L. Strock
Starring: Stan Jones, Peter Breck, Syd Saylor, Les Hoyle, Ashley Cowan
Synopsis: After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind.
Tagline: Astronaut Ordered Blown Up!!!
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