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14: 'Destination Moon' - 1950 - Plot: Straightforward and forward-looking story of mankind's first expedition to the Moon.

15: 'The Flying Saucer' - 1950 - Plot: UFO sightings are linked to a secret Soviet aircraft. The first film to focus on UFOs and to use the term "flying saucer."

16: 'Rocket Ship X-M' - 1950 - Plot: An early space mission to the Moon goes off course and ends up on Mars.

17: 'The Man from Planet X' - 1951 - Plot: A visitor from outer space uses a ray gun to control a scientist, his daughter, and others in a remote Scottish village.

18: 'When Worlds Collide' - 1951 - Plot: When scientists discover a rogue planet on a collision course with Earth, a plan is developed to save a handful of people to repopulate a new Earth.

19: 'Red Planet Mars' - 1952 - Plot: In the midst of the Cold War, earthlings get messages from the cosmos -- or perhaps from God?

20: 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms' - 1953 -
Plot: A nuclear blast awakens a dinosaur, who leaves his Arctic stomping ground and heads to Manhattan to terrorize the natives. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. Features stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen.

21: 'Invaders from Mars' - 1953 - Plot: A boy sees a flying saucer land in the desert, but no one believes him until his friends, family, and neighbors start acting strangely.

22: 'It Came from Outer Space' - 1953 - Plot: Alien "xenomorphs" crash-land in the Arizona desert and masguerade as humans to avoid detection. Originally released in 3D.

23: 'War of the Worlds' - 1953 - Plot: A group of scientists and military troops try to fight off an all-out Martian invasion of Earth. Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.

24: 'Conquest of Space' - 1954 - Plot: The U.S. military seeks to conquer new territory - Mars. Features excellent special effects by legendary George Pal.

25: '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' - 1954 -
Plot: A scientist and a sailor get involved with Captain Nemo, a power-hungry mariner who has a futuristic submarine. Based on the novel by Jules Verne.

26: 'It Came from Beneath the Seas' - 1955 -
Plot: Atomic tests in the Pacific rouse a giant octopus that attacks San Francisco. Features stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen.

27: 'This Island Earth' - 1955 - Plot: Scientists are lured into using their talents to help save an alien civilization.

28: 'Earth vs the Flying Saucers' - 1956 - Plot: Aliens from a dying planet attempt to conquer and colonize Earth. Features Ray Harryhausen's special effects.

29: 'Forbidden Planet' - 1956 - Plot: Survivors of a spaceship crash meet the enigmatic Dr. Morbius, his beautiful daughter, their robot assistant Robby, and the dangerous creature of the Id. Based on Shakespeare's play "Tempest."