Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1973. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1973. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1973 Sci-Fi Movies List
Fantastic Planet (1973)
PG | 1h 12min | 72min | 01 Dec 1973Score: 8.3/10
Directors: René Laloux, René Laloux
Starring: Barry Bostwick, Marvin Miller, Mark Gruner, Jennifer Drake, Jacques Ruisseau
Synopsis: Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Terr, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Terr finds refuge and support from fellow Oms and using the learning tool, he finds that knowledge is power and then sets to use the new found knowledge to revolt against the Draag masters...
Tagline: A Sublime Trip to a Fine New World.
PG | 1h 28min | 88min | 08 Dec 1973Score: 7.77/10
Director: Michael Crichton
Starring: Bob Harks, Monty O'Grady, Davis Roberts, James Brolin, Charlie Picerni
Synopsis: An amusement park for rich vacationers. The park provides its customers a way to live out their fantasies through the use of robots that provide anything they want. Two of the vacationers choose a wild west adventure. However, after a computer breakdown, they find that they are now being stalked by a rogue robot gun-slinger.
Tagline: Westworld ...where robot men and women are programmed to serve you for ...Romance ...Violence ...Anything
R | 1h 29min | 89min | 17 Dec 1973Score: 7.5/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Richard Nixon, Jerry Hardin, Bob Harks, John Cannon, Susan Miller
Synopsis: Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots.
Tagline: A love story about two people who hate each other. 200 years in the future.
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
PG | 1h 32min | 92minScore: 7.15/10
Director: Freddie Francis
Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Fred Wood, Lewis Alexander, Jenny Runacre
Synopsis: A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones unleashing a malevolent being on the scientist's family and friends.
Tagline: A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge.
Soylent Green (1973)
R | 1h 37min | 97min | 09 May 1973Score: 6.93/10
Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Charlton Heston, Jeff Winkless, John Dennis, Stephen Young, Leigh Taylor-Young
Synopsis: In 2022, Earth is overpopulated and totally polluted; the natural resources have been exhausted and the nourishment of the population is provided by Soylent Industries, a company that makes a food consisting of plankton from the oceans. In New York City, when Soylent's member of the board William R. Simonson is murdered apparently by a burglar at the Chelsea Towers West where he lives, efficient Detective Thorn is assigned to investigate the case with his partner Solomon "Sol" Roth. Thorn comes to the fancy apartment and meets Simonson's bodyguard Tab Fielding and the "furniture" (woman that is rented together with…
Tagline: What is the secret of Soylent Green?
The Crazies (1973)
R | 1h 43min | 103min | 16 Mar 1973Score: 6.27/10
Director: George A. Romero
Starring: George A. Romero, Lynn Lowry, Richard France, Vincent D. Survinski, Richard Liberty
Synopsis: A biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems in the little town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army turns up - and things really start going to hell.
Tagline: All hell is about to break loose.
A Cold Night's Death (1973)
R | 1h 14min | 74min | 30 Jan 1973Score: 6.14/10
Director: Jerrold Freedman
Starring: Michael C. Gwynne, Vic Perrin, Robert Culp, Eli Wallach
Synopsis: Scientists Robert Jones and Frank Enari are dispatched to the Tower Mountain Research Station to replace a colleague, Dr. Vogel. For the past five days, due to a severe snow storm, Dr. Vogel failed to communicate with the base. His last communications with the base betrayed a confused, anxious and delirious man. Concerned about Dr. Vogel's safety and state of mind, the base sends the two replacement scientists to the summit research station via helicopter. The replacement researchers bring along a chimpanzee for the cold weather tests. When they arrive at the summit research station, the two replacement scientists find…
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
R | 3h 05min | 185min | 05 Aug 1976Score: 5.88/10
Director: Jack Smight
Starring: Julian Barnes, Peter Sallis, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Tom Baker
Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
PG | 1h 20min | 80min | 10 Mar 1976Score: 5.54/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: John Landis, Forrest J. Ackerman, Harriet Medin, Harry Goins, Ryan Folsey
Synopsis: A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army.
Tagline: Man's Missing Link Has Just Moved Into The Neighborhood. But Is Suburbia Ready For Schlock?
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973)
R | 1h 34min | 94min | 31 May 1973Score: 5.17/10
Directors: Jesús Franco, Jesús Franco
Starring: Luis Barboo, Lina Romay, Beatriz Savón, Howard Vernon, Alberto Dalbés
Synopsis: Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race.
Horror Hospital (1973)
R | 1h 30min | 90minScore: 4.84/10
Director: Antony Balch
Starring: Michael Gough, Kurt Christian, Colin Skeaping, Ray Corbett, Robin Askwith
Synopsis: Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who are using the guests for surgical mind-control experiments. So while Jason and Judy are pretty quickly making out, they are just as quickly working out how to get away.
Tagline: The Operation is a Success ... When the Patient Dies
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
R | 1h 26min | 86min | 01 Jun 1973Score: 4.65/10
Director: Denis Sanders
Starring: William Smith, John Nelson, Wright King, Victoria Vetri, Cliff Emmich
Synopsis: In the small town of Peckham, California, many men die for excessive effort during sexual intercourse. When a scientist from the Brandt research laboratory is found dead in a motel, the government sends Agent Neil Agar (William Smith) to investigate the mysterious deaths. He suspects that the deaths may be related to some experiments of Dr. Susan Harris (Anitra Ford), who is researching bees in the Brandt facility.
Tagline: They'll Love The Very Life Out Of Your Body!
R | 1h 27min | 87minScore: 3.97/10
Director: William A. Levey
Starring: John Dennis, Cardella Di Milo, Marva Farmer, Don Brodie, Robert L. Hurd
Synopsis: Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer.
Tagline: To Stop This Mutha Takes One Bad Brutha
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