Famous names: Bryan Forbes, William Goldman, Katharine Ross
Crunchy goodness: 4
Ripoffs: The early twenty-first century saw two weird remakes of this flick: the first was a made-for-TV movie called The Stepford Husbands, which was about women replacing uppity, unsatisfied hubbies with sensitive dudes who love to repair the sink; the second was a hideous remake of the original movie with fembot-esque actress Nicole Kidman (she of many bad SF movie remakes) defeating the formerly-unstoppable bots.
Elevator pitch: It's like Westworld crossed with Ms. magazine, but you still have a bunch of hot chicks to stare at.
Design breakthrough: Despite its feminist "the man is keeping us down" message, The Stepford Wives manages to show us lots of super-sexy robot ladies, thus catering to both the growing female SF audience, and the never-depleted audience of fanboys who want to fuck fembots.