Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1974. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1974. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1974 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
R | 1h 33min | 93min | 01 Jun 1975Score: 7.45/10
Director: Jorge Grau
Starring: José Lifante, José Lifante, Cristina Galbó, Vito Salier, Ray Lovelock
Synopsis: A cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative.
Tagline: One of the best zombie films ever made.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
G | 1h 24min | 84minScore: 7.06/10
Director: Jun Fukuda
Starring: Takamitsu Watanabe, Koji Ozaki, Akihiko Hirata, Isao Zushi, Kenji Sahara
Synopsis: Aliens intend to take over the planet and, just in case Godzilla tries to interfere, have built a mechanical version of him to put an end to his interference. The Earth humans summon the legendary King Seesar to assist Godzilla in the battle.
Tagline: Mechanical Titan of Terror!
Dark Star (1974)
G | 1h 23min | 83min | 09 Feb 1979Score: 6.97/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm
Synopsis: Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God.
Tagline: What Do You Say To A Talking Bomb? All Systems Snafu!!!
Phase IV (1974)
PG | 1h 24min | 84minScore: 6.1/10
Director: Saul Bass
Starring: Michael Murphy, Helen Horton, Robert Henderson, David Healy, Alan Gifford
Synopsis: Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas.
Tagline: Ravenous Invaders Controlled by a Terror Out in Space Commanded to Annihilate the World!
Chosen Survivors (1974)
PG | 1h 39min | 99min | 24 May 1974Score: 5.34/10
Director: Sutton Roley
Starring: Jackie Cooper, Bradford Dillman, Alex Cord, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Barbara Babcock
Synopsis: A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, one-third of a mile below the surface of the Earth. There, they learn that a nuclear holocaust is taking place and that they've been "chosen" by computer to survive in the shelter in order to continue the human race. The shelter is designed to allow the people to exist underground comfortably for years, but they are faced with a threat nobody could have predicted: a colony of thousands of bloodthirsty vampire bats finds a way into the…
Tagline: 1,758 Feet Underground, A Perfect World Programmed For Man's Survival, Except For...
The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
G | 1h 33min | 93min | 20 Dec 1974Score: 5.3/10
Director: Robert Stevenson
Starring: Ian Abercrombie, Mako, David Hartman, Jacques Marin, Torsten Wahlund
Synopsis: An Edwardian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.
Tagline: Adventure beyond imagination
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
R | 1h 39min | 99minScore: 5.2/10
Director: Terence Fisher
Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Sydney Bromley, Hugh Cecil, Charles Lloyd Pack
Synopsis: Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalized for conducting such experiments.
Tagline: His brain came from a genius. His body came from a killer. His soul came from hell!
R | 1h 45min | 105min | 06 Feb 1974Score: 4.97/10
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Sean Connery, Niall Buggy, David de Keyser, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman
Synopsis: 2293. Zardoz, an unseen "God" who speaks through an idol - a large stone statue of a head - leads a barbaric race called the Brutals, who live a harsh existence in the Outlands. Zardoz tells the Brutals that once they die, they will be transported to the Vortex, where they will live happily as immortals. He has armed a small group - the Exterminators - with guns, as Zardoz's philosophy is that killing is good, and procreation is the root of all that is bad. In reality, Zardoz is Arthur Frayn, from a competing more advanced race called the…
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