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What is the best classic sci-fi or horror movie form the 1950s or early 60s???

 
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What is the best classic sci-fi or horror movie form the 1950s or early 60s???
I just watched Forbidden Planet for the first time and it was pretty damn good. There are a ton of classic sci-fi and horror movies on Tubi under the cult movie section that I still have to check out.

What would you recommend?
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The Zapruder film.
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Also the old original "The Haunting" in black and white.
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The Hollywood left in the 1950s & 1960s seemed to devote themselves to an agenda of trying to kill America's fascination with science, engineering, & space exploration. Consequently, they only tended to greenlight badly written sci-fi scripts & give them "B" film budgets. Nearly all the sci-fi from the early 60s up until Star Wars were so awful, I have a hard time naming good ones. There certainly was a fiery love & fascination for the subject, but a real agenda to throw a wet blanket over it. The real tragedy of that is that there were a lot of amazing fiction books in the genre that have vanished into obscurity (read a lot of them as a kid).

2001: A Space Odyssey & Star Wars were the 2 first Sci-Fi flicks to finally get a decent budget. George Lucas got all kinds of concessions from the studio to license the brand & merchandise toys because the studio execs had begun to believe their own lies about Sci-Fi. Lucas cashed in big.

Another one of the few good ones from back then is "The Day The Earth Stood Still," but you may like the remake with Keanu Reeves better. "The Blob" was another decent one.

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H.G. Wells, "The War of the Worlds" 1953.

I remember watching it on a Zenith black and white tube TV in the early 60's


Pretty good special effects for '53.

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Forbidden Planet
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"Seconds" (1966) with Rock Hudson.

It's one of those movies that stuck with me long after seeing it because it has a disturbing twist ending.
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Forbidden Planet. No question the Best.
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"On the Beach" (1959) is another excellent classic.
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Planet of the apes.
King Kong.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 version).
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With Vincent Price? If so good flick.
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I just watched Forbidden Planet for the first time and it was pretty damn good. There are a ton of classic sci-fi and horror movies on Tubi under the cult movie section that I still have to check out.

What would you recommend?
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"Forbidden Planet" was superb, and is the flagship movie for 1950's sci-fi, IMO.

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Forbidden Planet. No question the Best.
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It set the standard for every sci-fi space movie and TV show which followed it.
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I wouldn't presume to say "best", just top of my list - "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." from 1956.

The remake with Donald Sutherland in 1978 was surprisingly good.
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I wouldn't presume to say "best", just top of my list - "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." from 1956.

The remake with Donald Sutherland in 1978 was surprisingly good.
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Agreed. Plus, "The Thing" (Original, and the re-make.)

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I just watched Forbidden Planet for the first time and it was pretty damn good. There are a ton of classic sci-fi and horror movies on Tubi under the cult movie section that I still have to check out.

What would you recommend?
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Creature From the Black Lagoon is worth watching. A classic.
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"On the Beach" (1959) is another excellent classic.
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Yes!!! Makes "Waltzing Matilda" an interesting listen from that point forward.
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Robinson Caruso on Mars was good one.
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Robinson Caruso on Mars was good one.
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I agree. It was surprisingly good.
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The blob.
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