Posted by : Ray Plumlee in (Space Travel Movies)
Posted on January 28th, 2010 and last modified on November 8th, 2010

List of Classic Space Travel Movies By Decade

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This show is part 2 of 17 in the series Space Travel Movies
Series NavigationAnnouncing New Cateogory Classic Space Travel Movies of the 1950s and 1960s
 
Background – George Pals 1950 Movie Destination Moon
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Picture of a Classic Rocketship of the 1950s

Below is a list of classic space travel movies listed by the decades. For this original publication I am including classic space travel movies from the 1950′ and 1960′. I will over time in later publications add additional decades. In later revisions I will update this list to include classic space travel movies produced as early as the first decade in the 1900′s and even movies right up to 2010 and (over time) beyond.

Once I add a decade in this list I believe I have a fairly comprehensive list, but, if you see a movie you know about is missing from the list, please use the comment system to tell me and the other visitors about it. This list is a work in progress because I am constantly finding some new gem I either had forgot about or never new of to begin with.

From my earliest days as a young boy in the 1950′s I was a science fiction fan, correction, I was a science fiction NUT. A lot of the movies below, especially those made outside the USA, are movies I saw many years after they were originally released. Since I was a science fiction NUT I would go out of my way to watch these movies which means that there are very few of these titles that I haven’t seen at one time or another.

The digital age has been a real boon for me. I have subscriptions to NetFlix and Blockbuster which has allowed me a greater access to these classic space travel movies more so than anytime in my life. But that is not all, now that streaming movies from websites such as YouTube.com, Hulu.com and Sling.com are also starting to provide streaming of space travel movies both new and classic.

One last comment, I plan to watch as many of these that are available and provide plot summaries and reviews here on the Spacemen’s Luck website.

Updated: 8 November 2010

1910′s:

- A Trip to the Moon (aka Voyage dans la Lune), French (1902)
- An Impossible Voyage, French (1905)
- Voyage Around a Star (1906)
- A Trip to Mars (1910)

1920′s:
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1930′s:

– Buck Rogers (1939)
– Flash Gordon (1936)
– Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars (1938)
– Things to Come (1936)

1940′s:

– Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
– King of the Rocket Men (1949) Serial
– Purple Monster Strikes, The (1945) Serial

1950′s:

– 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
– 27th Day, The (1957)
– Atomic Submarine, The (1958)
– Battle in Outer Space (1959) Japanese
– Beast with a Million Eyes, The (1955)
– Brain from Planet Arous, The (1957)
– Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere (1951) Serial
– Cat-Women of the Moon (1954)
– Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (serial 1953, TV series 1955)
– Conquest of Space (1955)
– Cosmic Man, The (1959)
– Crash of Moons (1954)
– Crawling Eye, The (1958)
– Creeping Unknown, The (1956) British
– Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
– Destination Moon (1950)
– Devil Girl From Mars (1954) British
– Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)
– Enemy From Space (1957) (British; Sequel to The Creeping Unknown)
– Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1955) British
– First Man into Space (1959)
– Flame Barrier (1958)
– Flight to Mars (1951)
– Flying Disc Man from Mars (1951) Remake of the earlier serial The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)
– Flying Saucer, The (1950)
– Forbidden Planet (1956)
– From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
– Gog (1954)
– I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)
– Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
– Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
– Invisible Invaders (1959)
– Invisible Monster, The (1950)
– It Came from Outer Space (1953)
– It Conquered The World (1956)
– It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
– Killers From Space (1954)
– Kronos (1957)
– Lost Missile, The (1958)
– Lost Planet, The (1953)
– Lost Planet Airmen (1951) Re-edited from the serial King of the Rocket Men
– Man From Planet X, The (1951)
– Menace From Outer Space (1956)
– Missile to the Moon (1959)
– Mysterians, The (1957) Japanese
– Not of this Earth (1957)
– On the Threshold of Space (1956) Ivan Tors Production
– Phantom From Space (1953)
– Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
– Planet Outlaws (1953) Featurized abridgement of Universal’s 12-episode serial Buck Rogers
– Project Moonbase (1953)
– Quatermass Experiment, The (1955) British
– Quatermass II: Enemy from Space (1957)
– Queen Of Outer Space (1958)
– Radar Men from the Moon (1952) Serial
– Red Planet Mars (1952)
– Retik, the Moon Menace (1952) Feature-length abdridgement of the 12-part Republic Serial Radar Men From the Moon.
– Riders to the Stars (1954) Ivan Tors Production
– Robot Monster (1953)
– Rocket Man, The (1954)
– Rocketship X-M (1950)
– Satellite in the Sky (1956) British
– Space Children, The (1958)
– Spaceways (1953) British
– Starman: Evil Brain From Outer Space (1956) Japanese
– Star Master X-7 (1957)
– Stranger From Venus (1954)
– Strange World of Planet X (1957)
– Target Earth (1954)
– Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)
– Thing from Another World, The (1951)
– This Island Earth (1955)
– Tobar The Great (1954)
– War of the Satellites (1958)
– War of the Worlds, The (1953)
– Warning From Space (1956) Japanese
– When Worlds Collide (1951)
– World Without End (1956)
– Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) Serial

1960′s:

– 12 to the Moon (1960)
– 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
– Angry Red Planet (1960)
– Assignment: Outer Space (1961) Japanese
– Atragon (1963) Japanese
– Attack From Space (1965)
– Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy (1968)
– Battle Beyond the Sun (1962) Italian
– Battle of the Worlds (1961) Japanese
– Cape Canaveral Monsters, The (1960)
– Countdown (1968)
– Creeping Terror, The (1964)
– D-Day on Mars(1966) Featurized version of the serial The Purple Monster Strikes (1945).
– Day Mars Invaded Earth, The (1962)
– Destroy All Planets (1968) Japanese
– Dogora, the Space Monster (1964)
– Dr. Who – Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) British
– Everything’s Ducky (1961)
– Eye Creatures, The (1965)
– First Men in the Moon (1964) British
– First Spaceship on Venus (1962)
– Five Million Years to Earth (1968) British
– Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965) Japanese
– Green Slime, The (1969) Japanese;
– Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964) Italian
– Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
– Journey to the Seventh Planet (1961) Danish
– Marooned (1969)
– Mars Needs Women (1967)
– Mission Mars (1968)
– Monster From a Prehistoric Planet (1967) Japanese
– Moon Zero Two (1969) British
– Night Caller, The (1965)
– Nude on the Moon (1963)
– Phantom Planet, The (1961)
– Planet of Blood (1966)
– Planet of the Apes (1968)
– Planet of the Vampires (1965) Italian
– Reluctant Astronaut, The (1967)
– Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
– Space Thing (1967)
– Star Pilot (1965) Italian
– Terror From Outer Space (1963)
– Terrornauts, The (1967) British
– They Came From Beyond Space (1967) British
– Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963) Czech
– Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
– Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
– War of the Planets (1965) Italian
– Way… Way Out (1966)
– Wild, Wild Planet (1965) Italian
– X From Outer Space, The (1967) Japanese
– Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)

1970′s:

– Message from Space (1978)
– Star Crash (1978)
More Coming Soon!

1980′s:
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1990′s:
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2000′s:
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2010′s:
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Series NavigationAnnouncing New Cateogory Classic Space Travel Movies of the 1950s and 1960s
 
Background – George Pals 1950 Movie Destination Moon

List of Space Travel Movies Episodes:

  • Announcing New Cateogory Classic Space Travel Movies of the 1950s and 1960s
  • List of Classic Space Travel Movies By Decade
  • Background – George Pals 1950 Movie Destination Moon
  • Watch George Pals 1950 Movie Destination Moon
  • Background – The 1950 Movie Rocketship X-M
  • Watch The 1950 Movie Rocketship X-M
  • Watch The 1951 Movie Flight to Mars
  • Watch The 1951 Movie The Thing from Another World
  • 1951 Movie The Man From Planet X
  • 1951 Movie When Worlds Collide
  • Background – 1953 Movie Cat-Women of the Moon
  • Watch the 1953 Movie Cat-Women of the Moon
  • Watch 1953 Movie Phantom From Space
  • Watch The 1953 Buck Rogers Movie Planet Outlaws
  • Watch The 1953 Movie Invaders from Mars
  • 1953 Movie Abbott and Costello Go To Mars
  • 1953 Movie It Came from Outer Space

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