Forbidden Planet (9.5/10)
Sometimes a classic film comes from an unexpected place. Director Fred Wilcox had directed nothing of note before – “Lassie Comes Home” was his best known movie until this. The leading man in the movie is a young Leslie Nielsen, much better known decades later for his comedy role in the “Police Squad” series. From such unpromising soil sprang what is widely regarded as one of the finest science fiction movies of all time.