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The Best '60s Space Movies  

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

Stepping away from the low-budget camp of '50s sci-fi, '60s space movies show the genre growing up and coming center stage. Although many '60s sci-fi films were aimed at a younger audience, the second half of the decade brought forth a few experimental films, such as Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, which was a social commentary discussion on censorship and restrictions in the government and media. 
 

At the top of this 1960s space film list are the influential 2001: Space Odyssey, one of Stanley Kubrick's most prolific films to date; Barbarella, featuring Jane Fonda’s famous space-strip tease; and Marooned, the gritty, realistic story of astronauts trapped in space. Another great space film from the '60s is Fantastic Voyage, which tells the story of a space crew shrunk to the size of a human cell and inserted into a spy’s circulatory tract.
 

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

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Queen of Blood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Dennis Hopper, Basil Rathbone, John Saxon
Queen of Blood is a 1966 horror-science fiction film released by American International Pictures. The director, Curtis Harrington, crafted this B-movie with footage from the Soviet films Mechte ...more
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Visit to a Small Planet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Jerry Lewis, Ellen Corby, Earl Holliman
Visit to a Small Planet is a 1960 Paramount Pictures film starring Jerry Lewis and based on a play by Gore Vidal. The picture was released on February 4, 1960. Visit to a Small Planet debuted as ...more
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Women of the Prehistoric Plane... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added John Agar, Stuart Margolin, Wendell Corey
Women of the Prehistoric Planet is a 1966 American science fiction/action film directed by Arthur C. Pierce and starring John Agar. It was featured in the first season of Mystery Science Theater ...more
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Mission Stardust is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Lang Jeffries, Ann Smyrner, John Bartha
Mission Stardust, and, is a 1967 Italian science fiction film. It was based on the Perry Rhodan universe, and is considered so appallingly bad that fans of the series playfully deny its very ...more
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Man in Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Man in Outer Space Miloš Kopecký, Josef Hlinomaz, Radovan Lukavský
Man in Outer Space is a 1961 Czechoslovak science fiction comedy film directed by Oldřich Lipský. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.
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Journey to the Seventh Planet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Greta Thyssen, John Agar, Ove Sprogøe
Journey to the Seventh Planet is a 1962 science fiction film. It was directed by Sid Pink, written by Pink and Ib Melchior, and shot in Denmark with a budget of only US$75,000. The seventh ...more
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Frankenstein Meets the Space M... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, Lou Cutell
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster is a science fiction cult film, directed by Robert Gaffney and starring Marilyn Hanold, James Karen, and Lou Cutell. It was filmed in Florida and Puerto Rico ...more
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Zeta One is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Zeta One Charles Hawtrey, Valerie Leon, James Robertson Justice
Zeta One is a 1970 British comedy science fiction film directed by Michael Cort and starring James Robertson Justice, Charles Hawtrey and Robin Hawdon. It was made for a budget of £60,000. ...more
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Space Probe Taurus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Space Probe Taurus Francine York
Space Probe Taurus is a 1965 film.
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Evil Brain from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada
Evil Brain from Outer Space is a 1964 film edited together for American television from films #7, #8 and #9 of the Japanese short film series Super Giant filmed in 1958.
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Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Andrew Keir
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. is a 1966 British science fiction film and the second of two films based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. It was the sequel to Dr. ...more
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Pinocchio in Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Arnold Stang, Norman Rose, Jess Cain
Pinocchio in Outer Space is a 1965 Belgian-American animated film which sets Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio character on a rocketship adventure. Peter Lazer does the voice of Pinocchio. The film was ...more
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Way...Way Out is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Jerry Lewis, James Brolin, Anita Ekberg
Way...Way Out is a 1966 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis and released by 20th Century Fox on October 21, 1966. The film was both a critical and commercial flop.
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Spaceflight IC-1 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '60s Space Movies
xacques added Spaceflight IC-1 Bill Williams, John Lee, John Cairney
Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure in Space is a 1965 black-and-white British Sci-Fi movie starring Bill Williams and Norma West. The civilized world is controlled by an all-powerful computerized ...more
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