Seventies Science Fiction

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1. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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

46 Metascore

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 39,061 | Gross: $19.00M

2. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 1,993

3. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley

Votes: 2,017

4. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,169

5. Lady Frankenstein (1971)

R | 99 min | Horror

When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's ... See full summary »

Directors: Mel Welles, Aureliano Luppi | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri, Paul Muller, Peter Whiteman

Votes: 1,538

6. The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, Christian Roberts

Votes: 592

7. Cleopatra (1970)

155 min | Comedy

"Cleopatra" situates itself in the same relationship to Hollywood as the Warhol/Morrisey films of the period. It corresponds to Joseph Mankiewicz's "Cleopatra" (1963), which Auder's cast ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Auder | Stars: Viva, Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead, Nico

Votes: 24

8. Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family

When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Tsutomu Takakuwa, Kelly Varis, Katherine Murphy, Kon Ohmura

Votes: 855

9. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

GP | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante, Joey Benson

Votes: 730

10. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 387

11. Na komete (1970)

74 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

When a comet passes the earth very closely, it pulls a small part of North Africa with it. Carried along is a bunch of people. Among them Angelika, who just escaped from a ruthless weapon ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Emil Horváth, Frantisek Filipovský, Cestmír Randa

Votes: 500

12. Scream and Scream Again (1970)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London. The police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Votes: 2,951

13. Space Amoeba (1970)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 826

14. Toomorrow (1970)

95 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

Dying aliens kidnap the pop group, Toomorrow, whose social musical instrument's "vibrations" are needed for their race to survive.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Benny Thomas, Vic Cooper, Karl Chambers

Votes: 153

15. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 24,723

16. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 693,651

17. Quest for Love (1971)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternative reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Joan Collins, Tom Bell, Denholm Elliott, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 456

18. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

75 Metascore

In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 44,851 | Gross: $2.44M

19. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 30,576

20. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 29,545 | Gross: $12.30M

21. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 26,799 | Gross: $8.72M

22. Z.P.G. (1972)

PG | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,074

23. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

Votes: 57,277

24. The Big Mess (1971)

86 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

Outer space in 2034 is run by greedy corporations in a rundown bureaucracy. Two astronauts, who are not very smart, make their way with shady dealings, smuggling and spaceship wrecking.

Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Vinzenz Sterr, Maria Sterr, Sigi Graue, Henrike Fürst

Votes: 89

25. Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Space aliens arrive on Earth with their giant shark and intend to take over the planet but they must first destroy Gamera.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Kôji Fujiyama, Daigo Inoue, Reiko Kasahara, Daihachi Kita

Votes: 1,129

26. Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Bob Corff, Elaine Giftos, Bud Cort, Talia Shire

Votes: 1,116

27. Glen and Randa (1971)

X | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss, Garry Goodrow

Votes: 482

28. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage.

Director: Yoshimitsu Banno | Stars: Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura, Hiroyuki Kawase, Toshio Shiba

Votes: 3,832

29. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Bruce Dern, Pat Priest, Casey Kasem, Albert Cole

Votes: 1,291

30. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Doctors are forced to transplant the head of a dying, racist surgeon onto the body of a black death row inmate.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Roosevelt Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall, Roger Perry

Votes: 2,112

31. Octaman (1971)

PG | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation of man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them.

Director: Harry Essex | Stars: Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews, Jeff Morrow, David Essex

Votes: 774 | Gross: $0.28M

32. The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)

G | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A reporter uncovers an amazing medical plot.

Director: Bob Wynn | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Bradford Dillman, James Daly, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 215

33. You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Olga Schoberová, Eduard Cupák, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 618

34. Doomwatch (1972)

PG | 92 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates

Votes: 690

35. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 11,337

36. Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A man begins to suspect that something is wrong about his employers; meanwhile, Godzilla and Anguirus are alerted to something strange going on.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima, Tomoko Umeda

Votes: 3,433

37. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 70,142

38. Beware! The Blob (1972)

GP | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director: Larry Hagman | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb

Votes: 1,544

39. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy

Votes: 28,108 | Gross: $9.00M

40. The Stone Tape (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Michael Bryant, Jane Asher, Iain Cuthbertson, Michael Bates

Votes: 1,080

41. The Screaming Woman (1972 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 446

42. Doomsday Machine (1972)

Not Rated | 83 min | Sci-Fi

Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Bobby Van, Ruta Lee, Mala Powers, James Craig

Votes: 859

43. Eolomea (1972)

82 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days. And the orbit station "Margot" has suddenly fallen silent. The space council is faced with a mystery and the scientist ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Cox Habbema, Ivan Andonov, Rolf Hoppe, Vsevolod Sanaev

Votes: 444

44. The Mind Snatchers (1972 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker, Ronny Cox

Votes: 451

46. Idaho Transfer (1973)

PG | 86 min | Sci-Fi

During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fonda | Stars: Kelly Bohanon, Kevin Hearst, Caroline Hildebrand, Keith Carradine

Votes: 747

47. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 17,819