film The Best 50s Monster Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite monster films that were released in the 1950s.

The best horror movies of the 50s are just waiting for you to rank them, so if you're a classic horror geek, then this list is where you make your opinion count. These are the legends that started it all. Back then you didn't need color to be scary, as most of the best 50's horror movies are in black and white. Almost 70 years later these films still have an impact on modern monster movies, with some franchises even pumping out new films. 
 

Back in the 50's Christopher Lee was Hollywood royalty. He starred in more than one great monster movie from the 50's, including the iconic Dracula that made him a legend to this day.
 

One of the most iconic monster movies of the 50s is The Blob, with legendary Steve McQueen. Who could forget those unforgettable moments of the Blob taking over the city? It really was a great decade for scary monster films.
 

Vote for your favorites on this list of 50's monster movies, and downvote any that you really wouldn't recommend to others who are new to classic monster movies.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Julie Adams

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Godzilla Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Akihiko Hirata

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The Thing from Another World James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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The Blob Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Lee Van Cleef, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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It Came from Beneath the Sea Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith

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20 Million Miles to Earth Ray Harryhausen, William Hopper, Joan Taylor

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Tarantula Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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Revenge of the Creature Clint Eastwood, John Agar, Nestor Paiva

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Yvette Vickers, Allison Hayes, Roy Gordon

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It! The Terror from Beyond Space Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dabbs Greer, Richard Benedict

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The Abominable Snowman Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker, Robert Brown

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Return of the Fly Vincent Price, Dan Seymour, Brett Halsey

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The Black Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 50s Monster Movies
The Black Scorpion Mara Corday, Richard Denning, Carlos Rivas

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I Married a Monster from Outer... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 50s Monster Movies
I Married a Monster from Outer Space Maxie Rosenbloom, Bess Flowers, Tom Tryon

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The Curse of Frankenstein Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court

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The Tingler Vincent Price, Ernest Torrence, Dallas McKennon

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Fiend Without a Face Marshall Thompson, Michael Balfour, Kynaston Reeves

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Gigantis the Fire Monster

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I Was a Teenage Werewolf Michael Landon, Guy Williams, Dawn Richard

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Night of the Demon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 50s Monster Movies
Night of the Demon Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis

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The Quatermass Xperiment is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 50s Monster Movies
The Quatermass Xperiment Jane Asher, Jack Warner, Dean Jagger

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The Trollenberg Terror is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 50s Monster Movies
The Trollenberg Terror Forrest Tucker, Warren Mitchell, Janet Munro

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Rodan Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara

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The Creature Walks Among Us Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Ricou Browning

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The Mummy Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Felix Aylmer

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The Quatermass Xperiment is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 50s Monster Movies
The Quatermass Xperiment

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Frankenstein 1970 Boris Karloff, Don "Red" Barry

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X: The Unknown

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