Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1976. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1976. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1976 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
R | 2h 19min | 139min | 08 Apr 1976Score: 7.67/10
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Candy Clark, Rip Torn, David Bowie, Bernie Casey, Albert Nelson
Synopsis: Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.
Tagline: You're only welcome if it's beneficial to us
God Told Me To (1976)
R | 1h 31min | 91min | 22 Oct 1976Score: 7.05/10
Director: Larry Cohen
Starring: Richard Lynch, Sylvia Sidney, James Dukas, James Dixon, Peter Hock
Synopsis: The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate…
Tagline: Don't let it control you!
Logan's Run (1976)
PG | 1h 59min | 119min | 23 Jun 1976Score: 6.2/10
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: Jenny Agutter, Greg Lewis, Bob Neill, Greg Michaels, Michael York
Synopsis: It's 2274 and on the surface, it all seems to be an idyllic society. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, there is little or no work for humans to perform and inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach 30, it is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. Some, known as runners, do try to escape their fate when the time comes and it's the job of Sandmen to track them down and kill them. Logan is such a man…
Tagline: The only thing you can't have in this perfect world of total pleasure is your 30th birthday . . . Logan is 29.
The Premonition (1976)
PG | 1h 34min | 94min | 11 Feb 1978Score: 4.77/10
Director: Robert Allen Schnitzer
Starring: Richard Lynch, Robert Harper, Mark Schneider, Jeff Corey, Ward Emling
Synopsis: This Thriller/horror movie tells the tale of a young girl who is terrified that her insane mother will take her away from her beloved foster mother. One day, the crazed real mother attempts to contact the girl at school, but her foster mother has a premonition and gets there in time to protect the girl. Eventually though, the real mother and her boy friend, a carnival clown, succeed and takes her away, leaving the bereaved foster parents to enlist the assistance of a parapsychologist to help them interpret the foster mother's terrifying dreams and psychic connection to the girl and…
At the Earth's Core (1976)
PG | 1h 29min | 89minScore: 4.25/10
Director: Kevin Connor
Starring: Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, George Hilsdon, Michael Crane, Sean Lynch
Synopsis: A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travellers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching.
Tagline: They're in it DEEP now!
PG | 1h 26min | 86minScore: 3.58/10
Director: Paul Leder
Starring: Charles Johnson, Rod Arrants, Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Nak-hun Lee
Synopsis: A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
Tagline: Ten Tons of Animal Fury Leaps from the Screen
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