On this page you can enjoy the old science fiction movies made between the 1900's and 1950's.
Silent and sound alike, these early black and white movies of the genre were first stepping stones in building SF- but not just SF- movie history. It is also interesting to see how our predecessors saw the future we are living in. Here you'll find some classics such as A Trip to the Moon, 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea and Things to Come.
Our whole collection has more than 30 movies at your fingertips. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
Let's start with black and white old science fiction movies of the early SF movie days.
Director: Georges Méliès
Bleuette Bernon, Henri Delannoy, Georges Méliès
Georges Méliès's classic is the first science fiction movie. It is based on the novels by Jules Verne (De la Terre à la Lune) and H. G. Wells (First Men in the Moon) and in aprox. 12 minutes tells an exciting tale of scientists who go to the Moon and meet its alien inhabitants. Amazing little piece of movie history which, even after more than 100 years, has a power to surprise, entertain and mesmerize.
Director: Stuart Paton
Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Leviticus Jones, Howard Crampton, Curtis Benton
This epic silent movie is an adaption of Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It follows adventures of the submarine Nautilus and its captain Nemo. It is famous for innovative work of George M. Williamson and J. Ernest Williamson regarding underwater photography.
Director: Fritz Lang
Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Brigitte Helm
Metropolis is a classic black and white SF movie, which greatly influenced and inspired - probably the most famous example is C3PO from Star Wars, which was modeled after the fake Maria - films through movie history with its outstanding architecture, visuals and special effects.
It is also the first dystopian movie and tells a story of the beautiful futuristic city Metropolis where people live in opulence. They are unaware of the workers who provide all the luxuries laboring long hours in the crude, poor world below the city. Everything changes when the city founder's son discovers this secret.
Director: Robert Stevenson
Anna Lee, Boris Karloff, John Loder, Frank Cellier
Mad scientist finds a way to transfer the essence of human mind into the brain of another person.
Director: William Cameron Menzies
Edward Chapman, Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke
The story of the classic movie Things to Come is loosely based on H.G. Wells's novel The Shape of Things to Come and the screenplay was written by the man himself. The movie plot spans 100 years from the World War II, presenting a post-apocalyptic future born in its wake, up until the advent of a brave new world in which men are poised for space exploration.
Director: Sam Newfield
George Zucco, Johnny Downs, Glenn Strange, Anne Nagel
Discredited and laughed at by his fellow workmates, Dr. Lorenzo Cameron seeks a revenge. In his lab he mixes a potent cocktail which turns his gardener into the mad monster eager for some bloody action.
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