Top Classic Science Fiction Movies

The War of the Worlds (1953) 4 Stars

War of the Worlds, The

An ordinary day turns terrifying as earth is invaded by Martians. Humans unite to save the planet as national landmarks and whole cities are destroyed. Probably the first major alien invasion movie and still the best one.

Directed by: Byron Haskin
The cast includes: Gene Barry (Dr. Clayton Forrester), Ann Robinson (Sylvia Van Buren), Les Tremayne (Maj. Gen. Mann), Robert Cornthwaite (Dr. Pryor), Sandro Giglio (Dr. Bilderbeck), Lewis Martin (Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins), Paul Frees (Radio Reporter)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 85 minutes
Presented in: Color
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 22
Awards: Academy Awards '53
- Best Special Effects
Nominations
- Best Film Editing
- Best Sound
Related titles: Signs (2002), War of the Worlds (2005)
Related categories: Aliens, End of the World, Fab Fifties, Robots, Computers, and Machines

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