The best ‘40s sci-fi movies feature a whole host of monsters and heroes, villains and saviors. The world spent half of the 1940s locked in a bloody and brutal global conflict, one that was seen as a battle between good and evil. It’s no surprise that the best ‘40s sci-fi movies portray a world full of evil, both seen and unseen.
Familiar faces dominate this list of the greatest ‘40s sci-fi movies. Frankenstein and Dracula appear in multiple titles of the decade, including House of Dracula and House of Frankenstein. Additionally, the character the Invisible Man can be found in multiple ‘40s sci-fi films. This obsession with invisibility can be seen as a response to the horrors of the first half of the decade, the manifestation of a desire to disappear from a world gone mad.
While there are plenty of monsters and creatures in the science fiction films of the 1940, there are heroes, too. Batman and Flash Gordon, both appear in movies on this list. These heroes went on to appear in countless pictures over the next 50 years. Vote up the best '40s sci-fi movies, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.