Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Appendix N 1950s Movies For Space & Post Apocalyptic Campaigning

1950's SciFi Films

Required Viewing...
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Forbidden Planet
This Island Earth
Conquest of Space
When Worlds Collide
War of the Worlds (George Pal version)
Invaders from Mars (1953 version)
It Came From Outer Space
The Mysterians

Important Precedent-Setting Historical References...
Metropolis (1926)
Der Frau im Mond (1929)
Things to Come (1936)

Also Ran...
Rocket Ship X-M
Destination Moon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Time Machine (1960, George Pal)
Earth Versus the Flying Saucers

Solid Entertainment & Vital Viewing But Not SciFi...
King Kong
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
It Came from Beneath the Seas
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Incredible Shrinking Man


  1. Excellent list! Great stuff. Especially Forbidden Planet, Day The Earth Stood Still, Them!, and War of the Worlds (George Pal version). Might have to go watch some old movies later...

  2. Yeah I tried to get every movie I could think of from this time period. I've got some stuff coming up with the Day The Earth Stood Still, Them, & still more War of The Worlds stuff coming up with George Pal! Hope you had a fantastic holiday Garrison & enjoyed your movies! Thanks for the comment!


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