Cocoon (1985).Director: Ron Howard.Cast: Don Ameche,Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Barret Oliver, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Tahnee Welch.Plot: A group of people in a retirement home think they have found the fountain of youth, but the magic place belongs to a group of extraterrestrials.Rated PG-13. 118 minutes.
Dr. Who: Revenge of the Cybermen (1986).Director: Michael E. Briant.Cast: Tom Baker, Elizabeth Sladen.Plot: The evil Cybermen attempt to destroy the planet Voga, which is made of solid gold, because gold is the only item that can kill them.92 minutes.
First Men in the Moon (1964).Director: Nathan Juran.Cast: Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Finch.Plot: Adaptation of an H.G. Wells novel. Creatures menace turn-of-the-century lunar explorers who arrive in a Victorian spaceship.103 minutes.
The Gifted (1993).Director: Audrey King Lewis.Cast: Dick Anthony Williams, Bianca Ferguson, Johnny Sekka, Gene Jackson, J.A. Preston, Julie Hampton, Julius Harris, Marguerite Ray, Edmund Cambridge, Davis Roberts, Aaron Lewis.Plot: A southern family with supernatural powers that they inherited from their West African ancestors is joined by the only surviving member of the tribe as they fight a desperate alien force.Not rated. 101 minutes.
Science Fiction Films & Shows, Alphabetical by Title
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958).Director: Gene Fowler Jr.Cast: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Ken Lynch, Maxie Rosenbloom.B & W. 78 minutes.Plot: A young woman discovers that her new husband belongs to a race of alien beings with plans to repopulate their planet by having children with Earth women.
[A][B][C][D][E][F][G][H][I][J][K][L][M][N][O][P][Q][R][S][T][U][V][W][X][Y][Z]The Arrival(1996).Director: David Twohy.Cast: Charlie Sheen, Ron Silver, Teri Polo, Lindsay Crouse, Tony T. Johnson.Plot: A radio astronomer (Sheen) receives a clear radio transmission (a shockwave) from outer space. He takes the recording to NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory for analysis, and after handing it to his boss (Silver), he is inexplicably laid off. Is this just another example of corporate downsizing or has he uncovered a conspiracy?Rated PG-13. 109 minutes.
The Creeping Terror (1964).Director: Art J. Nelson.Cast: Vic Savage, Shannon ONeill.Plot: Lake Tahoe is terrorized by a pair of space monsters, played by extras dressed in old carpets.B & W. 75 minutes.
Independence Day (1996).Director: Roland Emmerich.Cast: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica Fox.Rated R.Plot: An alien armada arrives on Earth and kills billions of people, but on the 4th of July, the earthlings fight back.
The Empire Strikes Back (1980).Director: Irvin Kershner.Cast: Billy Dee Williams, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Dave Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice).Plot: Sequel toStar Wars.Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and the gang must again join forces against the Empire, led by Darth Vader.Rated PG. 124 minutes.
It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958).Director: Edward L. Cahn.Cast: Marshall Thompson, Ann Doran.B & W. 69 minutes.Plot: A spaceship returning from Mars in 1973 carries an alien hitchhiker that kills the crew, one by one. Supposedly the inspiration forAlien.
Invasion of the Neptune Men (1963).Cast: Sonny Chiba.Not rated. B & W. 82 minutes.Plot: A superhero streaks through outer space conquering invaders from other planets.
Daleks–Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966).Director: Gordon Flemyng.Cast: Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Andrew Keir, Ray Brooks.Plot: Sequel toDr. Who and the Daleks.This time, the Daleks are attempting to take over Earth.84 minutes.
the Beast with a Million Eyes (1956)Director: David KarmanskyCast: Paul Birch, Donna Cole, Chester Conklin, Dick Sargent, Leo Tarver, Lorna ThayerPlot: An animal revolt takes place on a farm when an alien stops in for a visit.No Rating 78 minutes.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).Director: Phil Kaufman.Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright.Rated PG. 115 minutes.Plot: Semi-sequel to the 1956 film. This one is set in San Francisco, where the seeds from outer space are duplicating and destroying the Bay Area residents at an alarming rate.
Invasion of the Animal People (1962).Director: Virgil Vogel, Jerry Warren.Cast: Robert Burton, Barbara Wilson, John Carradine (narrator).B & W. 73 minutes.Plot: Extraterrestrial visitors assume the form of animals.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959).Director: Henry Levin.Cast: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker.Rated G. 130 minutes.Plot: Based on a Jules Verne story about a team of scientists who travel to the Earths core and discover the lost city of Atlantis.
Dog Star Man (1964).Director: Stan Brakhage.Plot: An abstract silent film about the creation of the universe.Silent film. 78 minutes.
Galaxina (1980).Director: William Sachs.Cast: Avery Schreiber, Dorothy Stratten, Stephen Macht.Plot: Low-budget space spoof.Rated R. 95 minutes.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962).Director: Val Guest.Cast: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern.Plot: Following simultaneous nuclear explosions at both poles, the Earth is sent on a collision course with the sun.B & W. 99 minutes.
Captian Video and the Video Rangers(1949-1955)Director: Richard Coogan, Al HodgeCast: Don Hastings, Bran Mossen, Hal ConklinPlot: Captain Video fights evildoers like Dr. Pauli in this afternoon tv show. Captain Video used gadgets like the Discatron and Radio Scillograph to punish villains all over the world.B & W
The Atomic Submarine (1959).Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet.Cast: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Bob Steele, Joi Lansing.Plot: Thriller about a U.S. atomic submarines encounter with an alien flying saucer in the Arctic.B & W. 72 minutes.
Bad Channels (1992).Director: Ted Nicolaou.Cast: Paul Hipp, Martha Quinn, Aaron Lustig, Ian Patrick Williams.Plot: An alien posing as a radio DJ comes to Earth to pick up chicks, shrink them, and imprison them in small bottles for the trip back to his planet. But the townspeople fight back.Rated R. 88 minutes.
Beyond the Rising Moon (1988).Director: Philip Cook.Cast: Tracy Davis, Hans Bachmann.Plot: A 21st century genetically created troubleshooter rebels against the corporation that designed her when they send her on a mission to help them exploit alien technology.93 minutes.
Invasion UFO (1980).Director: Gerry Anderson, David Lane, David Tomblin.Cast: Ed Bishop, George Sewell, Michael Billington.97 minutes.Plot: Based on the short-lived television series about an alien invasion.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979).Director: Daniel Haller.Cast: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley, Tim OConnor, Henry Silva.Plot: After years of suspended animation, Buck awakens in a future society under attack by the power-hungry Princess Ardala, and its up to him to save the day.Rated PG. 89 minutes.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973).Director: J. Lee Thompson.Cast: Roddy McDowall, Severn Darden, John Huston, Claude Akins, Paul Williams.Plot: The finalApesfilm, in which simian Roddy McDowall attempts to peacefully coexist with conquered humanity. But not everyone goes along with the plan, especially with an impending nuclear threat.Rated PG. 92 minutes.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).Director: Steven Spielberg.Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon.Plot: Spielbergs unusual vision of an extraterrestrial visit to Earth, portraying the aliens as nonthreatening and childlike.Rated PG. 132 minutes.
Enemy Mine (1985).Director: Wolfgang Petersen.Cast: Dennis Quaid, Lou Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus, Lance Kerwin.Plot: Futuristic epic in which two foes, a human and a reptilian alien, are stranded on a hostile planet and forced to rely on each other for survival.Rated PG-13. 108 minutes.
The Flying Saucer (1950).Director: Mikel Conrad.Cast: Mikel Conrad, Denver Pyle, Russell Hicks.Plot: An American agent is sent to Alaska to investigate a report of a UFO.B & W. 69 minutes.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).Director: Robert Wise.Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray.B & W. 92 minutes.Plot: A visitor from outer space lands on Earth to warn humans of danger, but will they listen to him or destroy him? One of the first sci-fi films to portray aliens as advanced saviours rather than menacing monsters.
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965).Director: Gordon Flemyng.Cast: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Barrie Ingham.Plot: An eccentric old scientist takes his friends on a trip through space and time. They end up on a planet over-run with war-mongering mutants (the Daleks) and must help the the planets peaceful inhabitants fight them.Rated G. 83 minutes.
Invasion of the Saucermen (1957).Director: Edward L. Cahn.Cast: Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin, Raymond Hatton.Not rated. B & W.Plot: A teenaged couple sees a flying saucer land in a nearby field, but no one believes them.
Ice Pirates (1984).Director: Stewart Raffill.Cast: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, John Matuszak, Anjelica Huston, John Carradine.Rated PG. 91 minutes.Plot: Set in outer space in the far future, when the universe has run out of water.
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Invader (1991).Director: Philip J. Cook.Cast: Hans Bachman, A. Thomas Smith, Rich Foucheux, John Cooke, Robert Diedermann, Allison Sheehy, Ralph Bluemke.Rated R. 95 minutes.Plot: A reporter sent to cover a strange massacre of soldiers realizes that the soldiers have been taken over by aliens. In order to turn in the news story, he must fight for survival.
The Brain From Planet Arous (1958).Director: Nathan Juran.Cast: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller.Plot: A giant brain from outer space takes over a mans body in an attempt to conquer the world. Another brain takes over the mans dog in an attempt to prevent it.B & W. 70 minutes.
Bamboo Saucer (A.K.A. Collision Course) (1968).Director: Frank Telford.Cast: Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Nan Leslie.Plot: America and the USSR compete with each other as they investigate reports of a UFO crash in the Peoples Republic of China.100 minutes.
Eyes Behind the Stars (1972).Director: Roy Garrett.Cast: Robert Hoffman, Nathalie Delon, Martin Balsam.Plot: A reporter and a UFO specialist investigate reports that aliens have landed on Earth.Unrated. 95 minutes.
It Conquered the World (1956).Director: Roger Corman.Cast: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, Sally Fraser.B & W. 70 minutes.Plot: B-movie about aliens who follow a failed satellite back to Earth. A scientist helps them hide in a cavern, but discovers their intentions are evil.
I Was a Zombie for the FBI (1982).Director: Marius Penczner.Cast: James Raspberry, Larry Raspberry.B & W. 105 minutes.Plot: Satire about alien invaders seeking a top-secret cola formula who pollute the worlds soft drink industry in the process.
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Enemy from Space (1957).Director: Val Guest.Cast: Brian Donlevy, William Franklyn.Plot: A scientist discovers that aliens are slowly taking over the governments of Earth, starting with Britain.B & W. 85 minutes.
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969).Director: Robert Parrish.Cast: Roy Thinnes, Lynn Loring, Herbert Lom, Patrick Wymark, Ian Hendry.99 minutes.Plot: Scientists in the future discover a duplicate Earth on the other side of the sun and set out to explore it.
The Arrival II(1998 for cable).Director: Kevin S. TenneyCast: Patrick Muldoon, Michael Sarrazin, Jane SibbettPlot: Those crazy scientists find themselves mixed up with aliens again. Watch the hijinx unfold!Rated R 101 minutes.
The Cosmic Man (1972).Director: Herbert Greene.Cast: John Carradine, Bruce Bennett, Angela Greene.Plot: An invisible alien comes to Earth in a giant levitating ping-pong ball.B & W. 72 minutes.
The Deadly Ray from Mars (1938)Director: Ford I. Beebe, Robert HillCast: Larry Crabbe, Don Kerr, Charles Middleton, Bea Roberts, Jean Rogers, Frank ShannonPlot: Flash Gordon travels to Mars to find out why a mysterious force is taking the nitrogen from Earths atmosphere.Not Rated 99 minutes.
Forbidden Planet (1956).Director: Fred M. Wilcox.Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Kelly.Plot: The most highly regarded sci-fi film of the 1950s. A futuristic space mission lands on the planet Altair-4 and finds a doctor and his daughter, who are all that remain from a previous colonization attempt, and an unseen force that does not welcome them.98 minutes.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972).Director: J. Lee Thompson.Cast: Roddy McDowall, Ricardo Montalban, Don Murray, Severn Darden.Plot: Simian Roddy McDowall matures and leads his fellow domesticated apes in a revolt for freedom.Rated PG. 87 minutes.
Flash Gordons Space Soldiers (1936)Director: Frederick StephaniCast: Larry Buster Crabbe, Priscilla Lawson, John Lipson, Charles Middleton, Jean Rogers, Frank ShannonPlot: Flash Gordon deals with space goons in space and beyond.Not Rated 97 minutes.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (1985).Director: Alan Bell.Cast: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Joe Melia, Martin Benson.Plot: The television version of Douglas Adams humorous BBC radio series. Follows the adventures of Arthur Dent, an ordinary citizen who narrowly escapes the Earths destruction by aliens who are annoyed that the planet is blocking the intergalactic highway they want to build.194 minutes.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956).Director: Fred F. Sears.Cast: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum.Plot: Aliens invading Earth are initially friendly, until the military opens fire on them.B &W. 83 minutes.
Explorers (1985).Director: Joe Dante.Cast: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo.Plot: Three kids who share the same dream soon find themselves on an adventurous journey through outer space.Rated PG. 109 minutes.
The Dark Side of the Moon (1989).Director: D.J. Webster.Cast: Will Bledsoe, Alan Blumenfeld, John Diehl, Robert Sampson.Plot: A lunar mission crew discovers a link between the dark side of the moon and the Bermuda Triangle.Rated R. 96 minutes.
E.T.–The Extra-terrestrial (1982).Director: Steven Spielberg.Cast: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore.Plot: Spielbergs fairy tale about a young boy who meets a lovable alien from outer space.Rated PG. 115 minutes.
Disneys Ducktales: Space Invaders (1990).Director: Disney Animation.Cast: Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.Plot: Space adventures with the Ducktale gang.Rated PG. 44 minutes.
Flight to Mars (1951).Director: Lesley Selander.Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz, Marguerite Chapman, Morris Ankrum, John Litel, Virginia Huston.Plot: Scientists and newsmen crash on Mars and discover a race of humans living beneath the planets surface.72 minutes.
The First Man Into Space (1958).Director: Robert Day.Cast: Marshall Thompson.Plot: A test pilot is mutated by cosmic rays into a blood-thirsty monster.Not rated. B & W. 78 minutes.
First Spaceship on Venus (1960).Director: Kurt Maetzig.Cast: Yoko Tani.Plot: German science fiction adventure with an international crew of astronauts landing on Venus.78 minutes.
Invaders from Mars (1986).Director: Tobe Hooper.Cast: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman, James Karen, Louise Fletcher, Bud Cort.Rated PG-13. 94 minutes.Plot: A remake of the 1953 film, where a boy battles Martians who have taken over his parents and threaten to destroy the world.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).Director: Don Siegel.Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Carolyn Jones, King Donovan.B & W. 80 minutes.Plot: Disturbingly frightening film about humans being taken over by cold, emotionless pods from outer space.
Invasion Earth-The Aliens are Here (1987).Director: George Maitland.Cast: Janis Fabian, Christian Lee, Mel Welles.Not rated. 84 minutes.Plot: While two ten-year-old boys sit through a monster movie marathon, preparations are being made to destroy the Earth. When an alien projectionist takes over the audience, the boys must rid the town of the real monsters.
It Came From Outer Space (1953).Director: Jack Arnold.Cast: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake.B & W. 81 minutes.Plot: Ray Bradbury story about aliens crash-landing and taking over human bodies so that they can repair their ship unnoticed.
The Incredible Melting Man (1978).Director: William Sachs.Cast: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Ann Sweeney.Rated R. 86 minutes.Plot: During a dangerous space mission, an astronaut contracts an illness that causes his flesh to melt upon his return to Earth.
Jungle Hell (1955).Cast: Sabu.B & W. Not rated.Plot: Aliens in a flying saucer terrorize a tribe of natives in the jungle.
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)Director: Norman TokarCast: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Roddy McDowall, McLean StevensonPlot: Zunar J5/90 Doric 4-7, also known as Jake, is an alien cat who crash-lands on Earth. He heads off to the nearest scientist to find gold ($120,000 worth!) in order to repair his spaceship. Jake reveals that he can predict the winners in sporting events and soon the military is trying to track him down. The plot becomes more complicated when a wacky veterinarian inadvertently puts Jake into a deep sleep; now he must hide the alien cat from government authorities.Rated G. 103 minutes.
Barbarella (1968).Director: Roger Vadim.Cast: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo OShea.Plot: Jane Fonda stars as a space beauty being drooled over by male creatures on a strange planet.Rated PG. 98 minutes.
Dark City(1998).Director: Alex ProyasCast: Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, William HurtPlot: An alien civilization controls humans to see how they survive. The adventure begins when one man escapes from their power.Rated R. 101 minutes
Creature (1985).Director: William Malone.Cast: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Klaus Kinski, Marie Laurin, Lyman Ward.Plot: Human-devouring life is reawakened on one of Jupiters moons.Rated R. 97 minutes.
Deep Star Six (1989).Director: Sean S. CunninghamCast: Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Matt McCoy, Cindy Pickett, Thom Bray, Elya Baskin, Ronn Carroll, Marius WeyersPlot: A team of engineers on an undersea missile platform disturb the slumber of a huge, killer crustacean, which soon develops a taste for human-flavored snacks.Rated R. 97 minutes.
Capricorn One (1978).Director: Peter Hyams.Cast: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Hal Holbrook, Sam Waterston, Karen Black, O.J. Simpson, Telly Savalas.Plot: The government stages a mock flight to Mars in a television studio, complete with astronauts pretending to land on the planet. But a statement released by the Pentagon that the ship crashed upon reentry and all aboard were killed, puts the lives of the astronauts in danger.Rated PG. 124 minutes.
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972).Director: Lamont Johnson.Cast: George Peppard, Michael Sarrazin, Christine Belford.Plot: A government agent is sent to uncover the security leak that led to the destruction of a secret space laboratory, and a man with amnesia is his only lead.Rated PG. 103 minutes.
The Hidden (1987).Director: Jack Sholder.Cast: Michael Nouri, Kyle MacLachlan, Ed ORoss, Clu Gulager, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder.Plot: A police detective and an FBI agent pursue what may be an alien intruder when a bizarre series of crimes occur in Los Angeles.Rated R. 97 minutes.
Buck Rogers: Destination Saturn (A.K.A. Planet Outlaws) (1939).Director: Ford Beebe, Saul Goodkind.Cast: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Jack Mulhall, Anthony Warde, C. Montague Shaw, Philip Ahn.Plot: Hero Buster Crabbe goes after villain Killer Kan in order to help the oppressed people of future Earth.B & W. 91 minutes.
Invaders From Mars(1953).Director: William Cameron Menzies.Cast: Helena Carter, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson, Arthur Franz.78 minutes.Plot: A boy sees a flying saucer land in a nearby field, but no one will believe him.
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet(1950-1955)Cast: Frankie Thomas, Al Markim, Jan Merlin, Margaret GarlandPlot: Space cadets traveled all over the galaxy experiencing many adventures. Astro, Roger and Tom were also students with problems and differences.B & W
Communion (1989).Director: Philippe Mora.Cast: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas.Plot: A terrifying film based on science-fiction author Whitley Striebers alleged real-life encounter with aliens.Rated R. 100 minutes.
Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970).Director: Al Adamson.Cast: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante.Plot: Astronauts land on a planet and find it inhabited by monsters.Rated R. 85 minutes.
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973).Director: Denis Sanders.Cast: Victoria Vetri, William Smith, Cliff Osmond, Anitra Ford.Rated PG. 85 minutes.Plot: Strange female invaders affect the male population of a small California town. Wacky spoof — not for kids.
The Green Slime (1969).Director: Kinji Fukasaku.Cast: Robert Horton, Richard Jaeckel, Luciana Paluzzi.Plot: A bit of alien green slime makes its way onto a space station and multiplies itself into slimy monsters.Unrated. 88 minutes.
Galaxy of Terror (1981).Director: B. D. Clark.Cast: Erin Moran, Edward Albert, Ray Walston.Plot: The crew of a spaceship sent to rescue a crash survivor must face one horror after another on a desolate planet.Rated R. 82 minutes.
The Invaders (1995).Director: Paul Shapiro.Cast: Scott Bakula, Elizabeth Pena, Richard Thomas, Delane Matthews, Richard Belzer, Roy Thinnes.Not rated. 180 minutes.Plot: A pilot discovers a plan to destroy the Earths ecology so that humanoid aliens can colonize it. He and a beautiful scientist race to convince the government of the global threat.
Killers From Space (1954).Director: W. Lee Wilder.Cast: Peter Graves, James Seay.B & W. 68 minutes.Plot: Aliens with ping-pong balls for eyes raise a human scientist from the dead to have him spy on Earth for them.
Dark Star (1974).Director: John Carpenter.Cast: Dan OBannon, Brian Narelle.Plot: Four astronauts who have been in space too long seek and destroy unstable planets.Rated PG. 83 minutes.
Intruders (1992).Director: Dan Curtis.Cast: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook.Made for TV. 163 minutes.Plot: Two sisters undergo hyponotic regression and convince a psychiatrist that they have been repeatedly abducted by aliens, since childhood.
Cat Women of the Moon (1954).Director: Arthur Hilton.Cast: Sonny Tufts, Marie Windsor, Victor Jory.Plot: A film in the travel-to-a-planet-of-scantily-clad-women subgenre.64 minutes.
The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980).Director:Cast:No
Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (1986).Director: Peter Hunt.Cast: Ricky Paul Goldin, Sydney Penny, Keenan Wynn, Gail Strickland, Peter Jason.Plot: Youngsters from another planet come to Wyoming to see if Earth is really like the TV commercials theyve been monitoring, and a teenager shows them around.Rated PG. 95 minutes.
The Black Hole (1979).Director: Gary Nelson.Cast: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine.Plot: Space movie cliches.Rated PG. 97 minutes.
Beyond the Stars (1989).Director: David Saperstein.Cast: Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Foxworth, Sharon Stone, Olivia DAbo, F. Murray Abraham.Plot: A troubled teen (Christian Slater) forms a friendship with a reclusive ex-astronaut (Martin Sheen). Eventually, Sheen introduces Slater to a secret he discovered on the moon.Rated PG. 94 minutes.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980).Director: Jimmy T. Murakami.Cast: Richard Thomas, John Saxon, Robert Vaughn, George Peppard.Plot: Richard Thomas stars as an emissary from a peaceful planet desperately searching for someone to save it from domination and destruction by an evil warlord.Rated PG. 104 minutes.
Hangar 18 (1980).Director: James L. Conway.Cast: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, Joseph Campanella, James Hampton.Plot: An alien spaceship is accidentally disabled by a U.S. satellite.Rated PG. 93 minutes.
Fantastic Planet (1973).Director: Rene Laloux.Cast: Animated.Plot: A French-Czechoslovakian production concerning the class struggles and eventual war between two races on an alien planet.Rated PG. 71 minutes.
Cocoon: the Return (1988).Director: Daniel Petrie.Cast: Don Ameche,Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Tahnee Welch.Plot: The elderly group returns to Earth to help their alien friends rescue some cocoons that have been endangered by an earthquake.Rated PG. 112 minutes.
Deep Impact (1998).Director: Mimi LederCast: Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa RedgravePlot: America is prepared to go underground if the mission to destroy the comet headed for Earth fails.Rated PG-13. 125 minutes.
Flight of the Navigator (1986).Director: Randal Kleiser.Cast: Joey Kramer, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young, Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Hesseman, Matt Adler.Plot: A youngster who can communicate with machines helps a UFO find its way home.Rated PG. 90 minutes.
The Brother From Another Planet (1984).Director: John Sayles.Cast: Joe Morton, Darryl Edwards, Steve James.Plot: A dark-skinned extraterrestrial on the lam crash-lands his space ship in New York harbor and makes his way to Harlem.Unrated. 110 minutes.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970).Director: Ted Post.Cast: Charlton Heston, James Franciscus, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, James Gregory.Plot: Sequel toPlanet of the Apes. An astronaut is sent to find out what happened to the first team sent to the planet, and he must deal not only with the simian inhabitants, but also with a race of mutants that worship the atomic bomb that made them what they are.Rated PG. 95 minutes.
The Day of the Triffids (1963).Director: Steve Sekely.Cast: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns.Plot: Alien plants arrive on Earth during a meteor shower that blinds most of the earthlings. Then the plants grow, and begin walking and eating people.95 minutes.
Aurora Encounter (1985).Director: Jim McCollough.Cast: Jack Elam, Peter Brown, Carol Bagdasarian, Dottie West.Plot: A story about a small Texas town visited by aliens in the late 1800s.Rated PG. 90 minutes.
I Come in Peace (1990).Director: Craig R. Baxley.Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues, Jesse Vint.Plot: An alien comes to take over the Earth, to use human beings as convenient drug factories for his kind, and a cop must stop him.Rated R. 92 minutes.
Contact (1997)Director: Robert ZemeckisCast: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John HurtPlot: Unexpected radio contact from space aliens throws the Earths intellectuals, scientists and theologians into turmoil.Rated PG. 153 minutes
Destination Moon (1950).Director: Irving Pichel.Cast: Warner Anderson, John Archer, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson.Plot: A speculative story about the first American spaceship to land on the moon, complete with the classic pointed spaceship and bubble helmets on the travelers.Rated PG-13. 99 minutes.
Bad Taste (1987).Director: Peter Jackson.Cast: Pete OHerne.Plot: A gross sci-fi comedy, in which aliens come to Earth to harvest the universes latest fast- food sensation–human flesh. Its up to the highly trained, but inept, Alien Invasion Defense Service to save the world.Not rated. 90 minutes.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971).Director: Don Taylor.Cast: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Eric Braeden, Bradford Dillman, William Windom, Ricardo Montalban.Plot: The apes flee nuclear destruction in their own world and time, and arrive on Earth. But humanity decides to destroy them before they can breed.Rated PG. 98 minutes.
The Fifth Element (1997)Director: Luc BessonCast: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, tiny Lister Jr.Plot: Earth, air, fire, water together create the most important element; life. A hero must save the world from evil with the help of the fifth element– a supreme alien being.Rated PG-13. 117 minutes.
Infra-Man (1976).Director: Hua-Shan.Rated PG. 89 minutes.Plot: An astronaut is transformed by radiation into a bionic superhero who protects the world from monsters sent from inner Earth.
From the Earth to the Moon (1958).Director: Byron Haskin.Cast: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins.Plot: Based on Jules Vernes story of a turn-of-the-century trip to the moon that is sabotaged.100 minutes.
Fire in the Sky (1993).Director: Robert Lieberman.Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, James Garner, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg, Henry Thomas, Noble Willingham, Kathleen Wilhoite.Plot: Dramatization of the alleged abduction of Travis Walton in 1975.Rated PG-13. 110 minutes.
Battlestar Galactica (1978).Director: Richard A. Colla.Cast: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lew Ayres, Jane Seymour.Plot: Film adapted from the television series by the same name.Rated PG. 125 minutes.