The Top 50 Greatest 1950’s Sci-Fi Movie Posters Of All-time

by Pierre Vudrag on Friday, November 12, 2021

Dear Poster Fans!

Vintage 1950’s sci-fi movie posters are some of the most valuable and highly sought after by movie posters.  This period is often described as the ‘Classic‘ era of science fiction movies which exploded in the 1950’s.  Many of the films were produced by major Hollywood studios which spared no expense designing the advertising posters.  The art was often bombastic and grabbed the viewers attention with fantastical and sometimes horrifying imagery.  Attendance often drew on the strength of the poster art.

In compiling the top 50 greatest sci-fi movie posters of the 1950’s, we judge posters from all over the world and compare initial and alternative styles to come up with this final list.  We hope you discover some great designs as you countdown the top 50 greatest 1950’s vintage sci-fi movie posters of all-time. Enjoy.

50. 20 Million Miles to Earth (Columbia, 1957) Style A, One Sheet

 

49. It Conquered the World (American International, 1956) Half Sheet
Artist: Albert Kallis

 

48. Beast from Haunted Cave (Film Group, 1959) One Sheet

 

47. First Spaceship on Venus (Silent Star)
(VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, 1959) Russian One Sheet

 

46. Monster from the Ocean Floor (Lippert, 1954) Insert

 

45. Attack of the Crab Monsters (Allied Artists, 1957) Half Sheet
Artist: Albert Kallis

 

44. The Brain Eaters (American International, 1958) Half Sheet

 

43. Not of This Earth (Allied Artists, 1957) One Sheet

 

42. The Invisible Boy (MGM, 1957) Six Sheet
Artist: Mort Kunstler

 

41. Invaders From Mars (Rank, 1953) Italian 4 – Foglio
Artist: Renato Fratini

 

40. The Giant Behemoth (Allied Artists, 1959) One Sheet

 

39. The Man from Planet X (United Artists, 1951) One Sheet

38. When Worlds Collide (Paramount, 1951) One Sheet

 

37. The Wasp Woman (Film Group, 1959) Half Sheet

 

36. It Came from Beneath the Sea (Columbia, 1955) Three Sheet

 

35. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Buena Vista, 1954) British Quad

 

34. World Without End (Allied Artists, 1956) One Sheet

 

33. The Blob (Paramount, 1958) One Sheet

 

32. 20 Million Miles to Earth (Columbia, 1957) Italian 2 Folio

 

31. This Island Earth (Universal, 1955) One Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

30. The Fly (20th Century Fox, 1958) British Quad

 

29. Night of the Blood Beast (American International, 1958) Three Sheet

 

28. Target Earth (Allied Artists, 1954) One Sheet

 

27. Them! (Warner Brothers, 1954) Italian 4 – Folio
Artist: Luigi Martinati

 

26. It Came from Outer Space (Universal International, 1953) Six Sheet
3-D Style
Artist: Joseph Smith

 

25. Rodan! The Flying Monster (Toho / RKO, 1957) British Quad

 

24. Queen of Outer Space (Allied Artists, 1958) Six Sheet

 

23. The Deadly Mantis (Universal International, 1957) Six Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

 

22. Return of the Fly (20th Century Fox, 1959) British Quad

 

21. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Columbia, 1956) One Sheet

 

20. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (Universal International, 1953). One Sheet

 

19. The Creature Walks Among Us (Universal Pictures, 1956) One Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

18. Amazing Colossal Man (American International, 1957) One Sheet

 

17. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Allied Artists, 1956) One Sheet

 

16. Astounding She Monster (American International, 1958) One Sheet
Artist: Albert Kallis

 

15. Tarantula (Universal, 1955) Six Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

14. War of the Colossal Beast (American International, 1958) One Sheet
Artist: Albert Kallis

 

13. The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (Warner Brothers, 1953) One Sheet

12. The Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal International, 1957) One Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

11. Godzilla (Trans World, 1956) One Sheet

 

10. Terror from the Year 5000 (American International, 1958) One Sheet
Artist: Albert Kallis

 

9. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954) One Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

8. Them! (Warner Brothers, 1954) One Sheet

 

7. The Mole People (Universal International, 1956) One Sheet

 

6. War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953) One Sheet

 

5. Revenge Of The Creature (Universal Pictures, 1955) Six Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

4. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (Allied Artists, 1958) One Sheet
Artist: Reynold Brown

 

3. Forbidden Planet (MGM, 1956) One Sheet

2. Invasion of the Saucer-Men (American International, 1957) One Sheet
Artist: Albert Kallis

 

1. The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951) One Sheet

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