It came from the 1950's!


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Mutants, aliens and, worst of all, mutant aliens!

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1
The Wasp Woman (Insect Woman) (The Bee Girl) 1959,  R)
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Them! 1954,  PG)
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The Giant Gila Monster 1959,  Unrated)
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The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis) 1957,  Unrated)
The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis)
Seismic activity in the southern hemisphere triggers vibrations at the arctic icecap, releasing a gigantic mantis religiosa that was frozen in the ice some 15 million years earlier. Pissed off and hungry, the enormous insect migrates south, taking out arctic radar stations, airplanes and even Eskimos along the way. As silly as this all sounds, it's really not half bad. Classic cold war sci-fi with just a touch of romance thrown in for good measure.
5
Attack of the Puppet People 1958,  R)
Attack of the Puppet People
Acually, they're Dolls, not Puppets. I suppose that Attack of the Doll People just didn't sound as scary(?).
6
Attack of the Crab Monsters 1957,  Unrated)
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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 1958,  PG)
8
Attack of the Aztec Mummy 1957,  Unrated)
9
I Married a Monster From Outer Space 1958,  Unrated)
10
Warning from Space 1956,  Unrated)
11
Phantom from Space 1953,  Unrated)
12
I Was a Teenage Werewolf 1957,  Unrated)
13
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein 1957,  Unrated)
14
The Killer Shrews 1959,  Unrated)
15
Beast From Haunted Cave 1960,  Unrated)
16
Day the World Ended 1956,  Unrated)
Day the World Ended
Flesh eating zombies done Roger Corman style. Nominated for the most ridiculous looking monster to ever grace the silver screen. A low-budget sci-fi classic for those of us who enjoy cheesy camp.
17
The Hideous Sun Demon (Blood on His Lips) 1959,  Unrated)
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Earth vs. the Spider 1958,  R)
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Curse of the Demon 1958,  Unrated)
20
When Worlds Collide 1951,  G)
When Worlds Collide
This is not your typical low-budget 50's sci-fi thriller. The effects here, with the possible exception of the final scene, are stunning. This is global Armageddon with style! Nostalgic, but still technologically impressive.
21
The Brain From Planet Arous 1957,  Unrated)
22
The Beast with a Million Eyes (The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes) 1955,  Unrated)
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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms 1953,  Unrated)
24
Giant from the Unknown (Giant from Devil's Crag)(Giant from Diablo Point) 1958,  Unrated)
25
Bride of the Gorilla 1951,  Unrated)
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Cat-Women of the Moon (Rocket to the Moon) 1953,  Unrated)
27
Radar Men from the Moon 1952,  Unrated)
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The Thing from Another World 1951,  Unrated)
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The Thing That Couldn't Die 1958,  Unrated)
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The Screaming Skull 1958,  Unrated)
31
The Monolith Monsters (Monolith) 1957,  PG)
The Monolith Monsters (Monolith)
This has to be one of the oddest concepts to ever hit the silver screen. As a fan of alien invasion films, I've grown accustomed to having my space invaders with bulging eyes, spindle-like tentacles and nasty dispositions. Not so with The Monolith Monsters. Here, the threat comes in the form of dark crystals that grow large, topple over, and grow large again. Compared to other sci-fi offerings of the same era, this one's a little lame. There's not much to frighten or shock you here. These aren't creatures with malice of forethought. They are not sent here to destroy us, or even save us. They are rocks that will crush you if you're foolish enough to be anywhere near them when they fall over. I have to give Hollywood a measured amount of credit for at least attempting to give us something unique and unusual, even if it comes up a little short.
32
Cult of the Cobra 1955,  Unrated)
Cult of the Cobra
For a Universal Studios B-picture, this one isn't bad. It's about a group of American soldiers in "Asia" (the sets look like a cross between India and Morocco) who sneak into a secret snake ritual. One of the soldiers attempts a little flash photography and the group barely escapes with their lives. Soon afterward, the men return to the states and, one by one, they meet their demise under strange circumstances. *Note: Did anyone else notice the bizarre similarity between Cult of the Cobra (1955) and To Hell and Back (1955)? The two films have virtually the same cast (minus Audie Murphy of course). Marshall Thompson, Jack Kelly and David Janssen all play soldiers in both films. What an odd double feature this would be!
33
The Land Unknown 1957,  Unrated)
The Land Unknown
One of those campy little low-budget gems I keep tucked away in a dusty corner of my DVD collection. If I started a list of films with really crappy looking dinosaurs this would be #1.
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The Mole People 1956,  Unrated)
The Mole People
Ward Cleaver journeys to the center of the earth to do battle with a race of albinos living on mushrooms (I'm not kidding). This is science fiction at it's corny, campy best. I love this stuff (I'm not kidding).

*Kudos to the makeup and special effects artists at Universal Studios. Not once did I notice a single zipper.
35
Invaders from Mars 1953,  Unrated)
Invaders from Mars
The quintessential science-fiction film of the 1950s. Ripe with cold-war innuendo, Invaders from Mars has, in a sense, become a parody of itself. It's as if someone merged John Carpenter's The Thing with an old episode of Leave it to Beaver.
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Flying Disc Man from Mars 1951,  Unrated)
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Panther Girl of the Kongo (The Claw Monsters) 1955,  Unrated)
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The She-Creature 1956,  Unrated)
The She-Creature
An experiment in past life regression calls forth a scaley monster with enormous boobs. Evil Dr. Lombardi is able to use hypnosis to summon the breasted beast but good ole' handsome and kind 'Ted' steps in to save the day. The She-Creature is an old fashioned low budget schlock-fest best seen from the back seat of a Studebaker at your local drive-in.
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The Brain Eaters (Keepers of the Earth) (The Brain Snatchers) 1958,  Unrated)
The Brain Eaters (Keepers of the Earth) (The Brain Snatchers)
One man's camp is another man's crap. An uber-low budget sci-fi thriller about low tech "insects" (hairballs with protruding pipe cleaners) who emerge from a mysterious metallic cone to turn unsuspecting humans into mindless slaves. Sort of a Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Trouble with Tribbles.
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4D Man 1959,  Unrated)
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The Snow Creature 1954,  Unrated)
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Il mostro dell'isola (The Island Monster) 1953,  Unrated)
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The Crawling Eye (The Trollenberg Terror) 1958,  Unrated)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956,  PG)
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Forbidden Planet 1956,  G)
Forbidden Planet
For me, this is the quintessential sci-fi film, second only to 2001. It's got everything you'd ever want from a good science fiction classic. There is a menacing alien, ray guns, a space ship, the best robot ever to grace the silver screen (sorry C-3PO), and it's all set on a distant planet in a galaxy far, far away. Oh, and did I mention the beautiful damsel in distress (Anne Francis)? This is how William Shakespeare would do 'The Tempest', if he had grown up in the 50's reading Flash Gordon Comics and listening to 'Space Ranger' radio serials.
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X: The Unknown 1956,  Unrated)
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It Came from Beneath the Sea 2007,  Unrated)
It Came from Beneath the Sea
Never trust an octopus with less than eight tentacles.
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This Island Earth 1955,  Unrated)
This Island Earth
Fifties sci-fi that's as cheesy as they come. Visitors from outer space recruit a couple of American scientists to assist in putting down an invasion of marauding intruders.
A masterpiece of low budget camp notable for it's two distinct types of aliens: the friendly, prominently foreheaded intellectuals and the lumbering, pincher-clawed Zahgons.
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Quatermass 2 1957,  Unrated)
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The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown) 1955,  Unrated)
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Destination Moon 1950,  Unrated)
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Conquest of Space 1955,  Unrated)
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Conquest of Space 1954,  Unrated)
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First Man Into Space 1959,  Unrated)
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Kronos (Kronos, Destroyer of the Universe) 1957,  Unrated)
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Red Planet Mars 1952,  Unrated)
Red Planet Mars
Due to the elliptical nature of Mar's orbit, only rarely does it come close enough to Earth to afford a clear view of it's geography. When it does, supposedly in 1952, scientists notice that the huge ice mountains of the poles have been melted into water and channeled to large cities spread across the landscape, proving the existence of life on the red planet. Coincidentally, a remarkable invention known as the "Hydrogen Valve" has just been developed, enabling the sending of coded messages across the vast expanse of space. Now Earth can communicate with those industrious water channelers so very far away. But, the question is, what will they say? Will they end hunger, disease and misery on Earth? Will they advance our technology? Are they friendly? Could they be... possibly... Christians?!?!?
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Donovan's Brain 1953,  Unrated)
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Invisible Invaders 1959,  Unrated)
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The Lost Continent 1951,  Unrated)
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Project Moonbase 1953,  Unrated)
61
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Crash of the Moons 1954,  Unrated)
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Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Beyond the Moon 1953,  Unrated)
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The Cosmic Man 1959,  Unrated)
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Four Sided Triangle (The Monster and the Woman) 1953,  Unrated)
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Spaceways 1953,  Unrated)
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The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues 1956,  Unrated)
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Rymdinvasion i Lappland (Space Invasion of Lapland) (Terror in the Midnight Sun) 1958,  Unrated)
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Invasion, U.S.A. 1952,  Unrated)
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La Morte viene dallo spazio (The Day the Sky Exploded)(Death from Outer Space) 1958,  Unrated)
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20 Million Miles to Earth 1957,  PG)
20 Million Miles to Earth
A great watch, not so much for the story as for the fantastic animation compliments of legendary Ray Harryhausen.
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The Alligator People 1959,  Unrated)
The Alligator People
Two and a half stars based entirely on it's sheer camp [kamp] factor. Cheesy fun that might scare the youngest among us. (Did I just say "youngest among us"?!)
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The Black Scorpion 1957,  Unrated)
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Curse of the Faceless Man 1958,  Unrated)
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Flight to Mars 1951,  Unrated)
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Killers from Space 1954,  G)
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Missile to the Moon 1959,  Unrated)
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Queen of Outer Space (Queen of the Universe) 1958,  Unrated)
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The Invisible Boy 1957,  Unrated)
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The 27th Day 1957,  PG)
80
The Story of Mankind 1957,  Unrated)
81
The Lost Missile 1958,  Unrated)
82
Manhunt in Space 1954,  Unrated)
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Gog 1954,  Unrated)
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Space Master X-7 1958,  Unrated)
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From Hell It Came 1957,  Unrated)
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The Monster of Piedras Blancas 1958,  Unrated)
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Toto in the Moon (Tot˛ nella luna) 1958,  Unrated)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951,  G)
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Creature with the Atom Brain 1955,  Unrated)
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Indestructible Man 1956,  Unrated)
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The Abominable Snowman 1957,  Unrated)
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Voodoo Island (Silent Death) 1957,  Unrated)
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Teenage Zombies 1958,  Unrated)
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The Incredible Petrified World 1960,  PG)
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Swamp Women (Cruel Swamp) (Swamp Diamonds) 1955,  Unrated)
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Neanderthal Man 1953,  Unrated)
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Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere 1951,  Unrated)
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Mysterians 1957,  Unrated)
99
Caltiki - il mostro immortale (Caltiki the Undying Monster) 1959,  Unrated)
100
Gigantis the Fire Monster (Godzilla Raids Again)(Gojira's Counterattack)(The Volcano Monster) 1955,  Unrated)
101
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! 1956,  Unrated)
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Behemoth, the Sea Monster 1959,  Unrated)
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Rodan 1956,  Unrated)
104
Invasion of the Saucer Men (Invasion of the Hell Creatures)(Spacemen Saturday Night) 1957,  Unrated)
105
War of the Colossal Beast (Revenge of the Colossal Man)(The Terror Strikes) 1958,  Unrated)
War of the Colossal Beast (Revenge of the Colossal Man)(The Terror Strikes)
Sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man. Campy and fun but oh so bad. *NOTE: The last few seconds were shot in color which, regrettably, doesn't make the ending any more palatable.
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The Amazing Colossal Man 1957,  Unrated)
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King Dinosaur 1955,  Unrated)
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The Flying Saucer 1950,  Unrated)
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The Angry Red Planet 1959,  Unrated)
The Angry Red Planet
Nora Hayden is sexually harassed all the way to Mars and back. Worth seeing just for the rat-bat-spider!
110
The Monster That Challenged the World 1957,  G)
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The War of the Worlds 1953,  G)
The War of the Worlds
One of my all-time favorite sci-fi flicks. A classic!
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The Wild Women of Wongo 1959,  Unrated)
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Rocketship X-M 1950,  Unrated)
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Robot Monster 1953,  Unrated)
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Have Rocket, Will Travel 1959,  Unrated)
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Monster on the Campus 1958,  Unrated)
Monster on the Campus
The discovery of a "prehistoric fish" in the waters off the coast of Madagascar proved to be enough fodder to inspire this obscure b-movie. Apparently, any contact with the fish's blood will force a creature to genetically alter itself back to it's evolutionary roots. A dog, for example, will revert back to a primitive wolf after ingesting the blood of the fish. A man, should he come in contact with prehistoric fish fluids, will transform into a murderous caveman who will kill attractive female lab assistants and hang them by their hair in trees because, as we all know, that's what cavemen do.
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Tobor the Great 1954,  Unrated)
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The Woman Eater 1957,  Unrated)
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The Unearthly 1957,  Unrated)
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The Manster 1961,  Unrated)
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Horrors of Spider Island 1959,  Unrated)
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The Tingler 1959,  Unrated)
The Tingler
Okay, what if everyone had this tiny little caterpillar thing that lived in the base of their spine? And what if, every time they got scared, this caterpillar thing started to grow? And what if the only way to stop the caterpillar thing from growing was to scream real loud? And what if a mad scientist decided that he could prove the existence of the caterpillar thing by finding a mute lady and scaring her to death? And what if his experiment worked and he surgically removed a really big caterpillar thing from the dead woman's body? And what if that caterpillar thing got loose and started to kill people? And what if it turned out that the whole thing was just a movie? And what if you watched that movie with some friends and lots and lots of beer?
123
The Fly 1958,  Unrated)
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Teenage Caveman 1958,  Unrated)
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Robot Vs. the Aztec Mummy 1957,  Unrated)
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Canadian Mounties Vs. Atomic Invaders 1953,  Unrated)
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Flying Discman From Mars 1950,  Unrated)
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Radar Men From the Moon - V. 3 1952,  Unrated)
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It! The Terror From Beyond Space 1958,  Unrated)
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Monster from the Ocean Floor (Monster Maker) 1954,  Unrated)
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Stranger From Venus 1954,  Unrated)
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The Man From Planet X 1951,  PG)
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X the Unknown 1956,  Unrated)
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She Gods of Shark Reef 1958,  Unrated)
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The Head 1959,  Unrated)
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Not of This Earth 1957,  PG)
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Beginning of the End 1957,  Unrated)
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Terror Is A Man 1959,  Unrated)
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Terror from the Year 5000 (Cage of Doom) (The Girl from 5,000 A.D.) 1958,  Unrated)
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Night of the Blood Beast (The Creature from Galaxy 27) 1958,  Unrated)
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The Bride and the Beast 1958,  Unrated)
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Man Beast 1955,  Unrated)
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Frankenstein's Daughter 1958,  Unrated)
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Cannibal Attack 1954,  Unrated)
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Starman - Attack From Space 1956,  Unrated)
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Rocket Attack, U.S.A. 1958,  Unrated)
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Menace From Outer Space 1953,  Unrated)
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Starman - Evil Brain From Outer Space 1956,  Unrated)
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Monster From Green Hell 1958,  Unrated)
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Starman - Atomic Rulers of the World 1956,  Unrated)
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Teenagers From Outer Space 1959,  Unrated)
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It Conquered the World 1956,  Unrated)
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The Giant Claw 1957,  Unrated)
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Teenage Cave Man (Out of the Darkness) (Prehistoric World) 1958,  Unrated)
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Teenage Devil Dolls (One Way Ticket to Hell) 1955,  Unrated)
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Teenage Monster 1957,  Unrated)
157
It Came from Outer Space 1953,  G)
158
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1956,  Unrated)
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Unintentionally funny. So good because it's oh so bad. All hail Ed Wood!
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Bride of the Monster 1955,  Unrated)
Bride of the Monster
How does one rate a movie that is sooooo bad that it's good?
160
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet 1951,  Unrated)
161
Zombies of the Stratosphere 1952,  Unrated)
162
The Creature Walks Among Us 1956,  Unrated)
163
Tarantula 1955,  Unrated)
Tarantula
Tarantula is 50's sci-fi gold, complete with a giant guinea pig and a mysterious microphone that appears from time to time in the upper frame of certain scenes. Unless you suffer from severe arachnophobia, this is not a film that will cause you any sleepless nights. It is, however, a lot of fun to watch and a must-see for those who are old enough to remember Saturday nights at the local drive-in theater watching two-for-one "creature features".
164
Fire Maidens from Outer Space 1956,  Unrated)
165
Fiend without a Face 1958,  Unrated)
Fiend without a Face
Campy, classic science fiction from 1957 (the year that also gave us The Deadly Mantis, Attack of the Crab Monsters and The Brain From Planet Arous).
166
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956,  PG-13)
167
The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957,  Unrated)
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Top notch science fiction with mind blowing special effects, especially when you consider that this film was released in 1957!
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Cat Women of the Moon 1953,  Unrated)
169
The Astounding She-Monster 1958,  Unrated)
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How to Make a Monster 1958,  Unrated)
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Target Earth 1954,  Unrated)
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Devil Girl from Mars 1954,  Unrated)
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The Blob 1958,  PG)
The Blob
'50's sci-fi horror movie about a gelatinous mass of shapeless, carnivorous goo from outer space.

Besides being a cinematic cult classic, it's also a wonderful film for parents who are having difficulty teaching their children to not touch anything that looks nasty or sticky. "Don't touch that, it might be the blob" was all my Mom ever had to say to get me to leave things alone and undisturbed.
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Return of the Fly 1959,  Unrated)
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Battle in Outer Space (Uchű daisens˘) 1959,  Unrated)
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The Maze 1953,  Unrated)
The Maze
If you can get past the ridiculous premise and some crude special effects this isn't half bad. A clever combination of suspense, science fiction and herpetology.

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  1. Arianeta
    Arianeta posted 4 years ago

    Great job....Excellant movies....Bravo!!! I like it

  2. SirPant
    SirPant posted 4 years ago

    Fantastic!!!