Little seen (?) science fiction movies worth a look.

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1. Transformations (1988)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Wolfgang is traveling in outer space when a monster, which he sees as a beautiful woman, appears in his spaceship and makes love with him. Then the ship is forced to land on a planet which ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Kamen | Stars: Rex Smith, Lisa Langlois, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Neame

Votes: 305

2. Snow Devils (1967)

G | 78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Amidst a general melting of the ice caps, a weather station in the Himalayas is destroyed and Gamma I commander Rod Jackson and his partner, Frank Pulasky are sent to investigate. Joined by... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Ombretta Colli, Renato Baldini, Wilbert Bradley

Votes: 442

3. Encounters in the Deep (1979)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

An oceanographer diving in the Bermuda Triangle discovers an undersea world.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Andrés García, Gianni Garko, Gabriele Ferzetti, Manuel Zarzo

Votes: 59

4. The Unknown Terror (1957)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A woman leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find her long-lost brother, but instead finds a mad scientist who has created a fungus monster that feeds on the local inhabitants.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: John Howard, Mala Powers, Paul Richards, May Wynn

Votes: 182

5. The Aurora Encounter (1986)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A tiny alien lands in the small town of Aurora, Texas in the wild west. He flies around in his spaceship and checks out everything. While the kids are fascinated, their parents are rather ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Jack Elam, Peter Brown, Carol Bagdasarian, Dottie West

Votes: 243

6. Planets Around Us (1962)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien race sends cyborgs--made to look like the son of a famous scientist, whom they killed when he landed on their planet--to Earth to help pave the way for an invasion.

Director: Romano Ferrara | Stars: Michel Lemoine, Maria Pia Luzi, Jany Clair, Marco Guglielmi

Votes: 70

7. Mission Stardust (1967)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A team of astronauts is sent to the moon to rescue an alien who is seeking help to save her dying race. They are attacked by a force of bandit robots and discover that enemy spies are out to kill the alien.

Director: Primo Zeglio | Stars: Lang Jeffries, Essy Persson, Luis Dávila, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 571

8. The Lost Missile (1958)

Approved | 70 min | Sci-Fi

A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine, Larry Kerr

Votes: 467

9. Destination Inner Space (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of scientists working in a deep-sea research station discovers a strange craft of extraterrestrial origin.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Scott Brady, Sheree North, Gary Merrill, Wende Wagner

Votes: 328

10. Prototype (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An intelligent android (Michael) constructed by a research team is taken outdoors and successfully passed off as human in a trial run. When the government hears of this, they order their ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frances Sternhagen, James Sutorius

Votes: 312

11. The Flying Serpent (1946)

Approved | 59 min | Horror

The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl, the Killer Bird God, and accidentally kills his wife by ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Ralph Lewis, Hope Kramer, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 376

12. The Golden Bat (1966)

73 min | Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi

When the Earth is threatened by an evil alien, a group of UN scientists travel to the lost city of Atlantis where they unearth a superhuman mummy named The Golden Bat who is prophesied to help the humans survive this terrible attack.

Director: Hajime Satô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Osamu Kobayashi, Wataru Yamagawa, Hisako Tsukuba

Votes: 150

13. Battle of the Stars (1978)

PG-13 | 95 min | Sci-Fi

A spaceship investigates an out-of-control planet and discovers a computer that controls an underground civilization.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: John Richardson, Yanti Somer, Walter Maestosi, Massimo De Cecco

Votes: 267

14. Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A TV reporter arrives in Stepford to do a story on the American town with the lowest crime and divorce rates and the tightest real-estate market (no one ever leaves). She needs an assistant... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Sharon Gless, Julie Kavner, Audra Lindley, Don Johnson

Votes: 357

15. The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

G | 103 min | Sci-Fi

A flying saucer hidden in a Red Chinese peasant village is sought by teams from the United States and U.S.S.R. On finding it, they band together to explore the saucer and take a trip into ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Telford | Stars: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings

Votes: 336

16. The Body Stealers (1969)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In Britain, bodies of NATO paratroopers are being snatched during routine jumps by a mysterious red-beam of alien origin.

Director: Gerry Levy | Stars: George Sanders, Maurice Evans, Patrick Allen, Neil Connery

Votes: 338

17. Star Pilot (1966)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Leonora Ruffo, Mario Novelli, Roland Lesaffre, Kirk Morris

Votes: 329

18. The Human Vapor (1960)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Keiko Sata

Votes: 294

19. The Night the World Exploded (1957)

Not Rated | 64 min | Sci-Fi

Dr. Conway has perfected a machine which he believes will predict earthquakes, and has determined that one will strike California within 24 hours. He and his patron, Dr. Morton, attempt to ... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Kathryn Grant, William Leslie, Tristram Coffin, Raymond Greenleaf

Votes: 350

20. The Underwater City (1962)

Not Rated | 78 min | Sci-Fi

An engineer, a psychologist and several other disparate types take part in an experiment to see if people can live for extended periods of time in a city built under the ocean.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: William Lundigan, Julie Adams, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 104

21. Annihilator (1986 TV Movie)

99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Humanoid killer robots stalk a newspaperman who has knowledge of their existence. One of the robots is made to look like his girlfriend.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Mark Lindsay Chapman, Susan Blakely, Lisa Blount, Brion James

Votes: 285

22. Space Probe Taurus (1965)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In the year 2000, the spaceship Hope One sets off to find new galaxies for colonization. However, an encounter with an alien being and a swarm of meteorites sends the ship streaking off course into a sea of monsters on an uncharted world.

Director: Leonard Katzman | Stars: Francine York, James Brown, Baynes Barron, Russ Bender

Votes: 321

24. Four Sided Triangle (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen

Votes: 503

25. Starcrossed (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

An alien woman is running from a deadly enemy and tries to hide on Earth where she meets a young mechanic, who helps her to get back home and to fight for the freedom of her people.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: James Spader, Belinda Bauer, Peter Kowanko, Clark Johnson

Votes: 473

26. Top Line (1988)

94 min | Sci-Fi

Author Ted Angelo discovers a U.F.O. in the Columbian jungle. When he tries to spread the word, he earns more than the usual disbelief. Suddenly he's hunted by almost every organization, ... See full summary »

Director: Nello Rossati | Stars: Franco Nero, Deborah Moore, Mary Stavin, William Berger

Votes: 296

27. The Terrornauts (1967)

75 min | Sci-Fi

A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken into outer space aboard a saucer.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Simon Oates, Zena Marshall, Charles Hawtrey, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 296

28. Future Kick (1991)

R | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

On Earth in the future, Don "The Dragon" Wilson takes on a sinister corporation that trades in black market human body parts. He single handedly manages to restore law and order in a motion... See full summary »

Director: Damian Klaus | Stars: Don Wilson, Meg Foster, Chris Penn, Eb Lottimer

Votes: 334

29. Teenage Monster (1958)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western

In 1880 a young boy is exposed to the effects of a meteor and becomes an ugly killer monster, as his mother hides him in her new house and tries to stop his killing.

Director: Jacques R. Marquette | Stars: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 274

30. Spaceways (1953)

74 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Howard Duff, Eva Bartok, Alan Wheatley, Philip Leaver

Votes: 320

31. Robowar - Robot da guerra (1988)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A clone/mix of PREDATOR, RAMBO, and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music.

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Reb Brown, Catherine Hickland, Massimo Vanni, Romano Puppo

Votes: 627

32. Specimen (1996)

R | 85 min | Sci-Fi

After his grandmother's death, 24-year-old Mike Hillary sets off in search of who he thinks is his real father. Little does he suspect the real scenario: his late mother was impregnated by ... See full summary »

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Douglas O'Keeffe, Ingrid Kavelaars, Andrew Jackson

Votes: 355

33. The Flame Barrier (1958)

70 min | Sci-Fi

Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Arthur Franz, Kathleen Crowley, Robert Brown, Vicente Padula

Votes: 135

34. Unearthly Stranger (1963)

78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Mark Davidson (John Neville), government scientist, meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. He knows little of her past. His government superiors want to know more about his ... See full summary »

Director: John Krish | Stars: John Neville, Philip Stone, Gabriella Licudi, Patrick Newell

Votes: 475

35. Deadly Weapon (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A teenage boy who's bullied both at school by the seniors and at his home by his abusive father finds an experimental laser weapon in a river and ponders revenge. The army general who lost the gun sends his units after the kid.

Director: Michael Miner | Stars: Rodney Eastman, Kim Walker, Gary Frank, Michael Horse

Votes: 218

36. Densô ningen (1960)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yumi Shirakawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 138

37. The Gamma People (1956)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips, Walter Rilla

Votes: 479

38. Dimension 5 (1966)

91 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An American intelligence agent, aided by a Chinese-American female agent, uses a time-travel belt to thwart Chinese operatives who are attempting to import to Los Angeles the materials to make an atomic bomb.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, France Nuyen, Harold Sakata, Donald Woods

Votes: 212

39. The Silencers (1996)

R | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

U.S. Senator is assassinated by Men in Black, mysterious organization which surpresses all knowledge about UFOs. Agent Rafferty from U.S. Secret Service will confront them and discover the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Jack Scalia, Dennis Christopher, Carlos Lauchu, Lucinda Weist

Votes: 409

40. Roller Blade Warriors: Taken by Force (1989)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the future, a warrior nun on roller skates must rescue a seer, who is to be sacrificed by a band of mutants.

Director: Donald G. Jackson | Stars: Kathleen Kinmont, John Damon, Elizabeth Kaitan, Rory Calhoun

Votes: 193

41. The Savage Bees (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

Director: Bruce Geller | Stars: Ben Johnson, Michael Parks, Paul Hecht, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 440

42. Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)

92 min | Sci-Fi

A Japanese village is menaced by a plesiosaur from the depths of the sea. Meanwhile, deep in a cave of ice, a prehistoric egg begins to hatch. The plesiosaur and the mystery creature ... See full summary »

Director: Junji Kurata | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Nobiko Sawa, Shôtarô Hayashi, Tomoko Kiyoshima

Votes: 541

43. Plymouth (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The residents of a town displaced by an industrial accident agree to take over a failing mining base on the Moon as their new place to live and work. Their first big test comes in the form of a wave of radiation from a massive solar flare.

Director: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Cindy Pickett, Richard Hamilton, Perrey Reeves, Matt Brown

Votes: 112

44. Mission Mars (1968)

G | 95 min | Sci-Fi

Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Darren McGavin, Nick Adams, George De Vries, Heather Hewitt

Votes: 233

45. Assault on Dome 4 (1996 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The mad terrorist Alex Windham takes over a small scientific community on another planet and forces Dome 4's inhabitants to build him some bombs. Windham is unaware, however, that ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Po | Stars: Joseph Culp, Bruce Campbell, Jocelyn Seagrave, Brion James

Votes: 361

46. The Electronic Monster (1958)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An insurance investigator finds there's more to electronic dream therapy than meets the eye.

Directors: Montgomery Tully, David Paltenghi | Stars: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing

Votes: 135

47. The Quatermass Conclusion (1979)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A separate screenplay by Nigel Kneale for theaters, parallel to the 1979 Quatermass four part mini-series. The story set in the near future involves influences from outer space that are possessing people. Professor Quatermass must save his granddaughter from the clutches of a popular and sinister cult "Planet People" that "performs raptures".

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: John Mills, Simon MacCorkindale, Barbara Kellerman, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 181

48. Programmed to Kill (1987)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Action

A middle eastern female terrorist is captured by the CIA in Greece, after an attack on a marketplace. Transported back to the USA, the terrorist undergoes an operation where she is ... See full summary »

Directors: Allan Holzman, Robert Short | Stars: Robert Ginty, Sandahl Bergman, James Booth, Alex Courtney

Votes: 351

49. Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996)

PG-13 | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi