Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1970. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1970. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1970 Sci-Fi Movies List
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
PG | 1h 40min | 100min | 08 Apr 1970Score: 8/10
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: James Hong, William Schallert, Don Ross, Eric Braeden, Marion Ross
Synopsis: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its…
Tagline: We built a super computer with a mind of its own and now we must fight it for the world!
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
PG | 1h 35min | 95min | 13 Feb 1970Score: 5.75/10
Director: Gordon Hessler
Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Peter Sallis, Michael Gothard
Synopsis: In London, a serial-killer drains the blood of females and the Detective Superintendent Bellaver and his team are hunting down the so-called Vampire Killer. Meanwhile in an undefined country that lives a military dictatorship, the cruel Konratz is climbing positions killing The Power that Be. When the Vampire Killer flees from the police, he seeks refugee at the real estate of scientist Dr. Browning and jumps into a tank of acid. Dr. David Sorel is intrigued with the powerful acid and decides to get a sample. He finds the truth about the research of Dr. Browning.
Tagline: HORROR That Nightmares Are Made Of!
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 17 Jun 1971Score: 5.7/10
Director: Jimmy Sangster
Starring: Jon Finch, David Prowse, Chris Lethbridge-Baker, Veronica Carlson, George Belbin
Synopsis: The brilliant but misunderstood scientist Frankenstein builds a man made up of a collection of spare body parts. The monster becomes alive but he has mental capabilities much below par. The monster is aggressive and wreaks havoc outside the laboratory.
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
PG | 1h 37min | 97min | 06 Mar 1971Score: 5.4/10
Director: Dan Curtis
Starring: George DiCenzo, Joan Bennett, Barbara Cason, John Karlen, Paul Michael
Synopsis: House Of Dark Shadows, based on the very popular TV Gothic soap opera, follows the life (or is that AFTERlife) of Barnabas Collins. Recently unleashed from his coffin by local drunk, Willie Loomis, the vampire (Barnabas) goes on a killing spree, while at the same time charming his present day family members. In the process he meets local girl Maggie Evans and notices that she looks exactly like his deceased fiance Josette. Barnabas assumes that she is the reincarnation of Josette, and plans to make her his unholy bride for eternity.
Tagline: Barnabas Collins, vampire, takes a bride in a bizarre act of ultimate lust.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
G | 1h 35min | 95min | 26 May 1970Score: 4.97/10
Director: Ted Post
Starring: Roddy McDowall, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Maurice Evans, Army Archerd
Synopsis: Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn't initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent finds evidence that Taylor has been on the planet. In Brent's…
Tagline: Now civilization's final battle between man and ape is about to begin.
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)
G | 1h 40min | 100min | 17 Mar 1971Score: 4.84/10
Director: Val Guest
Starring: Victoria Vetri, Patrick Holt, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley
Synopsis: Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for protection from the giant lizards and other creatures that preys on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and deadly dinosaurs.
Tagline: A Hammer film greater than 'ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.'
Assignment Terror (1970)
R | 1h 25min | 85min | 24 Feb 1970Score: 4.37/10
Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Eberhard Meichsner
Starring: Paul Naschy, Patty Shepard, Manuel de Blas, Paul Cross, Craig Hill
Synopsis: Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, including the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky, Frankenstein's monster, the mummy Tao-Tet, and the vampire Count de Meirhoff.
Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
G | 1h 25min | 85min | 01 Feb 1970Score: 3.74/10
Director: Al Adamson
Starring: John Carradine, Brother Theodore, Fred Meyers, Gary Graver, Maria Lease
Synopsis: In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague's source. Landing on a mysterious planet they discover that Spectrum radiation has turned the atmosphere into a one-color tint. Exploring further, the group discovers living dinosaurs, a race of vampire cavemen, and other strange creatures.
Tagline: Far-Out, Frightening Terror!
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