List of science fiction films of the 1960s

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A list of science fiction films released in the 1960s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. Collectively, the science fiction films from the 1960s received five Academy Awards, a Hugo Award and a BAFTA Award.

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1960
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
12 to the MoonDavid BradleyKen Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom ConwayUnited States[1][2]
Herrin der WeltWilliam DieterleMartha Hyer, Micheline Presle, Carlos ThompsonWest Germany France Italy
A Corpse Hangs in the WebFritz BöttgerHarald Maresch, Helga Franck, Alexander D'ArcyGermany
The Amazing Transparent ManEdgar G. UlmerMarguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James GriffithUnited States
Atomic War BrideVeljko BulajićAntun Vrdoljak, Zlatko Madunić, Ljubiša JovanovićSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia[3]
Beyond the Time BarrierEdgar G. UlmerRobert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne UlmerUnited States[4][5]
Dinosaurus!Irvin YeaworthWard Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina HansonUnited States
The Human VaporIshirō HondaTatsuya Mihashi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yoshio TsuchiyaJapan
Last Woman on EarthRoger CormanBetsy Jones-Moreland, Anthony Carbone, Robert TowneUnited States
The Lost WorldIrwin AllenMichael Rennie, Jill St. John, David HedisonUnited StatesAdventure
Man in the MoonBasil DeardenKenneth More, Shirley Anne Field, Michael HordernUnited Kingdom[6]
The Secret of the TelegianJun FukudaKōji Tsuruta, Akihiko Hirata, Yoshio TsuchiyaJapan
The Silent StarKurt MaetzigYoko Tani, Oldřich Lukeš, Ignacy MachowskiEast Germany Poland
Space MenAntonio MargheritiRik Van Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, David MontresorItaly
The Time MachineGeorge PalRod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette MimieuxUnited States[nb 1]
Visit to a Small PlanetNorman TaurogJerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl HollimanUnited States
The Wasp WomanRoger Corman, Jack HillSusan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura MorrisUnited States
1961
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
Atlantis, the Lost ContinentGeorge PalSal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John DallUnited States
Battle of the WorldsAntonio MargheritiClaude Rains, Bill Carter, Umberto OrsiniItaly
The Beast of Yucca FlatsColeman FrancisDouglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing StaffordUnited States
The Day the Earth Caught FireVal GuestEdward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKernUnited Kingdom[nb 2]
GorgoEugène LouriéBill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent WinterUnited Kingdom
Invasion of the Neptune MenKoji OtaSonny Chiba, Ryûko Minakami, Mitsue KomiyaJapan
The Last WarShūe MatsubayashiFrankie Sakai, Akira Takarada, Yuriko HoshiJapan
Master of the WorldWilliam WitneyVincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry HullUnited States
MothraIshirō HondaFrankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko KagawaJapan
Mysterious IslandCy EndfieldMichael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael CallanUnited Kingdom
The Phantom PlanetWilliam MarshallDean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Anthony DexterUnited States
Voyage to the Bottom of the SeaIrwin AllenWalter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara EdenUnited States
1962
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
The Amphibian ManGennadiy KazanskyVladimir Korenev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Mikhail KozakovSoviet Union
The Brain That Wouldn't DieJoseph GreenHerb Evers, Adele LamontUnited States
Creation of the HumanoidsWesley BarryDon Megowan, Erica Elliott, Dudley ManloveUnited States
The Day of the TriffidsSteve SekelyHoward Keel, Kieron Moore, Janette ScottUnited Kingdom
GorathIshirō HondaRyo Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Takashi ShimuraJapan
In Search of the CastawaysRobert StevensonHayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-WhiteUnited States United Kingdom
Invasion of the Star CreaturesBruno VeSotaBob Ball, Frankie Ray, Gloria Victor, Dolores ReedUnited States
La jetéeChris MarkerJean Négroni, Etienne BeckerFrance
Journey to the 7th PlanetSidney PinkJohn Agar, Greta Thyssen, Ann SmyrnerDenmark United States
King Kong vs. GodzillaIshirō Honda, Thomas MontgomeryMichael Keith, James Yagi, Tadao TakashimaJapan United States
Moon PilotJames NeilsonTom Tryon, Dany SavalUnited States[7]
Night of the Bloody ApesRené CardonaJosé Moreno, Armando SilvestreMexico
Panic in Year Zero!Ray MillandRay Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie AvalonUnited States
Planeta BurPavel KlushantsevVladimir Yemelyanov, Georgiy Zhzhenov, Gennadi VernovSoviet Union[8]
The Planets Against UsRomano FerraraMichel Lemoine, Maria Pia Luzi, Jany ClairItaly France[9]
Varan the UnbelievableMyron Healey, Tsuruku Kobayashi, Derick ShimatsuUnited States
1963
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
Atom Age VampireAnton Giulio MajanoAlberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio FantoniItaly
AtragonIshirō HondaTadao Takashima, Yoko Fujiyama, Yu FujikiJapan
The Crawling HandHerbert L. StrockPeter Breck, Kent TaylorUnited States
The DamnedJoseph LoseyMacDonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca LindforsUnited Kingdom
The Day Mars Invaded EarthMaury DexterBetty Beall, Lowell Brown, Troy MeltonUnited States[10]
Ikarie XB-1Jindřich PolákOtto Lackovič, Radovan Lukavský, Zdeňek Štepánek, František SmolíkCzechoslovakia[11][12]
MatangoIshirō HondaYoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi TachikawaJapan
No Survivors, PleaseHans Albin, Peter BerneisKaren Blanguernon, Burr Jerger, Wolfgang Zilzer, Teddy Turner, Stefan SchnabelUnited States West Germany[13]
The Nutty ProfessorJerry LewisJerry Lewis, Stella StevensUnited States
Unearthly StrangerJohn KrishJohn Neville, Gabriella Licudi, Phillip StoneUnited Kingdom[14]
X: The Man with the X-Ray EyesRoger CormanRay Milland, Diana Van Der Vlis, Harold J. StoneUnited States
1964
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
DogoraIshirō HondaYosuke Natsuki, Yōko FujiyamaJapan
First Men in the MoonNathan H. JuranEdward Judd, Lionel Jeffries, Martha HyerUnited Kingdom
The Flesh EatersJack CurtisMartin KosleckUnited States
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed MonsterIshirō HondaYuriko Hoshi, Takashi Shimura, Yumi Ito, Emi ItoJapan
Kiss Me Quick!Peter PerryFrank A. Coe, Max Gardens, Althea CurrierUnited States
The Last Man on EarthUbaldo Ragona, Sidney SalkowVincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Tony CereviItaly United States
MonstrosityJoseph MascelliFrank Gerstle, Erika Peters, Judy BamberUnited States[nb 3]
Mothra vs. GodzillaIshirō HondaAkira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi KoizumiJapanUnited States
Pajama PartyDon WeisTommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Elsa Lanchester, Jody McCreaUnited States
Robinson Crusoe on MarsByron HaskinPaul Mantee, Vic Lundin, Adam WestUnited States
Santa Claus Conquers the MartiansNicholas WebsterPia Zadora, Charles G. Renn, Doris RichUnited States
The Time TravelersIb MelchiorPreston S. Foster, Philip Carey, Merry AndersUnited States
1965
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
The 10th VictimElio PetriMarcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Elsa MartinelliItaly France
AlphavilleJean-Luc GodardEddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim TamiroffFrance Italy[nb 4]
Crack in the WorldAndrew MartonDana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander KnoxUnited States
Curse of the FlyDon SharpBrian Donlevy, Carole Gray, George BakerUnited Kingdom
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini MachineNorman TaurogVincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne HickmanUnited States
Dr. Who and the DaleksGordon FlemyngPeter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie LindenUnited Kingdom
The Eye CreaturesLarry BuchananJohn Ashley, Chet Davis, Warren HammackUnited States
Frankenstein Conquers the WorldIshirō HondaNick Adams, Tadao Takashima, Kumi MizunoJapan
Frankenstein Meets the Space MonsterRobert GaffneyJames Karen, Marilyn Hanold, Lou Cutell, Robert ReillyUnited States
GameraNoriaki YuasaEiji Funakoshi, Harumi KiritachiJapan
The Human DuplicatorsHugo GrimaldiRichard Kiel, George MacreadyUnited States
InvasionAlan BridgesEdward JuddUnited Kingdom
Invasion of Astro-MonsterIshirō HondaNick Adams, Jun Tazaki, Akira TakaradaJapanUnited States
It Happened HereAndrew Mollo, Kevin BrownlowPauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Nicolette BernardUnited Kingdom
Monster a Go-Go!Sheldon Seymour, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Bill RebaneBill Rebane, June TravisUnited States
Mutiny in Outer SpaceHugo GrimaldiWilliam Leslie (actor), Dolores FaithUnited States
Night Caller from Outer SpaceJohn GillingJohn Saxon, Alfred BurkeUnited Kingdom
Planet of the VampiresMario BavaBarry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Angel ArandaItaly Spain
Space MonsterLeonard KatzmanFrancine York, James Brown, Russ BenderUnited States[nb 5][15]
Star PilotPietro FrancisciLeonora RuffoItaly
Village of the GiantsBert I. GordonTommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau BridgesUnited States
Voyage to the Prehistoric PlanetPavel Klushantsev, Curtis HarringtonBasil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, Marc ShannonUnited States
War Gods of the DeepJacques TourneurVincent Price, Tab Hunter, Susan HartUnited States United Kingdom
Wild, Wild PlanetAntonio MargheritiTony Russel, Lisa Gastoni, Massimo SeratoItaly
1966
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
Agent for H.A.R.M.Gerd OswaldMartin Kosleck, Donna Michelle, Alizia GurUnited States
Around the World Under the SeaAndrew MartonLloyd Bridges, Brian KellyUnited States
Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 ADGordon FlemyngPeter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray BrooksUnited Kingdom
The Face of AnotherHiroshi TeshigaharaTatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyō, Kyoko KishidaJapan
Fahrenheit 451François TruffautOskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril CusackUnited Kingdom France
Fantastic VoyageRichard FleischerStephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'BrienUnited States[nb 6]
Gamera vs. BarugonShigeo TanakaKojiro Hongo, Kyoko EnamiJapan
Godzilla vs. the Sea MonsterJun FukudaAkira Takarada, Toru WatanabeJapan
Island of TerrorTerence FisherPeter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole GrayUnited Kingdom
The Navy vs. the Night MonstersMichael A. HoeyMamie Van Doren, Anthony Eisley, Billy GrayUnited States[16]
Queen of BloodCurtis HarringtonJohn Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Dennis Hopper, Judi MeredithUnited States
SecondsJohn FrankenheimerRock Hudson, Salome Jens, John Randolph, Will GeerUnited States
Terror Beneath the SeaHajime SatoSonny Chiba, Peggy Neal, Franz GruberJapan[17]
War of the GargantuasIshirō HondaRuss Tamblyn, Ikio Sawamura, Kenji SaharaJapanUnited States
Who Wants to Kill Jessie?Václav VorlíčekJiří Sovák, Dana Medřická, Olga SchoberováCzechoslovakia
Women of the Prehistoric PlanetArthur C. PierceWendell Corey, Keith Larsen, John AgarUnited States
1967
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
The Andromeda NebulaYevgeny SherstobitovVia Artmane, Sergei Stolyarov, Nikolai KryukovSoviet Union
Gamera vs. GyaosNoriyaki YuasaKojiro Hongo, Kichijiro UedaJapan
Journey to the Center of TimeDavid L. HewittScott Brady, Anthony Eisley, Abraham Sofaer, Gigi PerreauUnited States
Jules Verne's Rocket to the MoonDon SharpBurl Ives, Terry-Thomas, Gert FröbeUnited KingdomAlso called Those Fantastic Flying Fools
King Kong EscapesIshirō HondaRhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda G. MillerJapan
Mars Needs WomenLarry BuchananTommy Kirk, Yvonne CraigUnited States
Mission MarsNicholas WebsterDarren McGavin, Nick Adams, George de Vries, Shirley ParkerUnited States[18]
Mission StardustPrimo ZeglioLang Jeffries, Essy PerssonItaly West Germany Spain[19][20]
Night of the Big HeatTerence FisherPeter Cushing, Christopher LeeUnited Kingdom
PrivilegePeter WatkinsPaul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark LondonUnited Kingdom
Quatermass and the PitRoy Ward BakerJames Donald, Barbara Shelley, Andrew KierUnited Kingdom
Son of GodzillaJun FukudaAkira Kubo, Tadao Takashima, Bibari MaedaJapan
They Came from Beyond SpaceFreddie FrancisRobert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Michael GoughUnited Kingdom[21]
The X from Outer SpaceKazui NihonmatsuEiji Okada, Toshiya WazakiJapan
YonggaryKim Ki-dukMoon Kang, Kwang Ho Lee, Soonjai LeeSouth Korea
1968
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
2001: A Space OdysseyStanley KubrickKeir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William SylvesterUnited Kingdom United States[nb 7]
The Astro-ZombiesTed V. MikelsWendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom PaceUnited States
BarbarellaRoger VadimJane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita PallenbergFrance Italy
CharlyRalph NelsonCliff Robertson, Claire BloomUnited States[nb 8]
CountdownRobert AltmanJames Caan, Robert DuvallUnited States
Destroy All MonstersIshirō HondaAkira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yoshio TsuchiyaJapan
Goke, Body Snatcher from HellHajime SatoJapan
The Green SlimeKinji FukasakuRobert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard JaeckelJapan United States
Je t'aime, je t'aimeAlain ResnaisClaude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk FerjacFrance[22]
Planet of the ApesFranklin J. SchaffnerCharlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice EvansUnited States
The PowerByron HaskinGeorge Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard CarlsonUnited States
Project XWilliam CastleChristopher George, Greta Baldwin, Henry JonesUnited States[23]
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric WomenPeter BogdanovichMamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige LeeUnited States
Wild in the StreetsBarry ShearChristopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Richard PryorUnited States
1969
TitleDirectorCastCountrySub-Genre/Notes
All Monsters AttackIshirō HondaTomonori Yazaki, Eisei Amamoto, Sachio Sakai, Kazuo Suzuki, Kenji SaharaJapan
Captain Nemo and the Underwater CityJames H. HillRobert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette NewmanUnited Kingdom
The Computer Wore Tennis ShoesRobert ButlerKurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe FlynnUnited States
Crimes of the FutureDavid CronenbergRonald Mlodzik, Paul Mulholland, Jack MessingerCanada
DoppelgängerRobert ParrishRoy Thinnes, Patrick Wymark, Ian HendryUnited Kingdom[nb 9] A Gerry Anderson production
The GladiatorsPeter WatkinsArthur Pentelow, Frederick Danner, Hans BendrikSweden
Gamera vs. GuironNoriyaki YuasaNobuhiro Kashima, Chris MurphyJapan
The Illustrated Man (film)Jack SmightRod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert DrivasUnited States[24]
Latitude ZeroIshirō HondaJoseph Cotten, Cesar Romero, Akira TakaradaJapan
The Mad Doctor of Blood IslandGerardo de León, Eddie RomeroJohn Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn, Ronald RemyPhilippines United States[25]
The Man Who Thought LifeJens RavnJohn Price, Preben Neergaard, Lotte TarpDenmark
MaroonedJohn SturgesGregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James FranciscusUnited States[nb 10]
The MonitorsJack SheaGuy Stockwell, Susan Oliver, Avery SchreiberUnited StatesSatire
Moon Zero TwoRoy Ward BakerJames Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren MitchellUnited Kingdom
StereoDavid CronenbergJack Messinger, Iain Ewing, Clara MayerCanada
A Time of RosesRisto JarvaArto Tuominen, Ritva Vepsä, Tarja MarkusFinland
The Valley of GwangiJim O'ConnollyJames Franciscus, Gila Golan, Laurence NaismithUnited States
The Windows of TimeTamás FejérMiklós Gábor, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Ivan AndonovHungaryHungarian title: Az idö ablakai[26]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Won an Academy Award for Visual Effects.
  2. ^ Winner of a BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay.
  3. ^ Alternate title: The Atomic Brain
  4. ^ Won the Golden Bear award at the 1965 Berlin Film Festival.
  5. ^ Alternate title Space Probe Taurus
  6. ^ Won Academy Awards for Art Direction and Visual Effects.
  7. ^ Won an Academy Award for Visual Effects and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
  8. ^ Winner of an Academy Award for Best Actor.
  9. ^ Alternate title: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun.
  10. ^ Won an Academy Award for Visual Effects.

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