Total Nerd The Best '60s Alien Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite alien films that were released in the 1960s.

Aside from Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the best 60's alien films were usually a little bit more on the campy, cult-following side. There weren't many adventure-driven, terrifying space movies made in this decade, but most of the top films about aliens in the 1960s were designed to make you laugh out loud.
   

Featured below are the cult classics Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Dr. Who and the Daleks, Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster and They Came from Beyond Space. Each film is delightfully cheesy and campy in its own way. Writer Gore Vidal was responsible for the hilarious script behind Visit to a Small Planet, starring Jerry Lewis. Who knew outer space could be so funny?! 
 

Vote up the best '60s alien movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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Dr. Who and the Daleks Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Barrie Ingham

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Barbarella Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, Ugo Tognazzi

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The Day of the Triffids Howard Keel, Carole Ann Ford, Mervyn Johns

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Invasion of Astro-Monster Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Haruo Nakajima

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They Came from Beyond Space Zia Mohyeddin, Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars Adam West, Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin

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Quatermass and the Pit Julian Glover, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir

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The Eye Creatures John Ashley, Larry Tanner, Chet Davis

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Invasion of the Star Creatures Anton von Stralen, Sid Kane, Dolores Reed - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, Chris Brand

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Visit to a Small Planet Jerry Lewis, Ellen Corby, Earl Holliman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Cape Canaveral Monsters Lenny Bruce, Katherine Victor, Scott Peters - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Pia Zadora, Bill McCutcheon, Ned Wertimer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell

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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Takashi Shimura, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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The Creeping Terror Vic Savage

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First Spaceship on Venus Eduard von Winterstein, Yoko Tani, Lucyna Winnicka

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