Best Sci-Fi Movies

X-Men First Class

X-Men First Class

X-Men First Class
IMDb: 7.7
132 min

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Inception

Inception

Inception
IMDb: 8.8
148 min

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: \"inception\", the implantation of another person\'s idea into a target\'s subconscious.

Avatar

Avatar

Avatar
IMDb: 7.8
162 min

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

District 9

District 9

District 9
IMDb: 7.9
112 min

Aliens land in South Africa and, with their ship totally disabled, have no way home. Years later, after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the \'Non-Humans\' are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU).

Moon

Moon

Moon
IMDb: 7.9
97 min

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
IMDb: 8.0
108

Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Meanwhile, Gendo Ikari and SEELE proceed with a secret project that involves both Rei and Shinji. The film was retitled "Evangelion: 2.22" for its DVD/Blu-ray release.

Star Trek

Star Trek

Star Trek
IMDb: 7.9
127 min

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.

WALL-E

WALL-E

WALL-E
IMDb: 8.4
98 min

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he\'s finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man
IMDb: 7.9
126 min

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

The Man from Earth

The Man from Earth

The Man from Earth
IMDb: 7.9
87 min

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Genre: Best Sci-Fi
Children of Men

Children of Men

Children of Men
IMDb: 7.9
109 min

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child\'s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Genre: Best Sci-Fi
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
IMDb: 7.8
98

When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta
IMDb: 8.2
132 min

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
IMDb: 8.3
108 min

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
IMDb: 8.0
114 min

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant
IMDb: 8.0
86 min

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

The Matrix

The Matrix

The Matrix
IMDb: 8.7
136 min

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
IMDb: 8.1
103 min

Truman Burbank is the star of \"The Truman Show\", a 24-hour-a-day \"reality\" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Genre: Best Sci-Fi
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
IMDb: 8.1
87

The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys
IMDb: 8.0
129 min

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth\'s population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he\'s arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
IMDb: 8.1
127 min

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
IMDb: 8.5
137 min

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

Akira

Akira

Akira
IMDb: 8.0
124 min

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a covert government project called Akira. But a bloody battle ensues when Kaneda sets out to save his friend.

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Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!
IMDb: 8.1
135

Two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other are transported to the planet Pluke in the Kin-dza-da galaxy due to a chance encounter with an alien teleportation device. They must come to grips with a language barrier and Plukian social norms (not to mention the laws of space and time) if they ever hope to return to Earth.

Aliens

Aliens

Aliens
IMDb: 8.3
137 min

When Ripley’s lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Back to the Future
IMDb: 8.5
116 min

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents\' first meeting and attracting his mother\'s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents\' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil
IMDb: 7.9
132 min

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

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Genre: Best Sci-Fi
The Terminator

The Terminator

The Terminator
IMDb: 8.0
108 min

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the \"Terminator\" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
IMDb: 8.1
117 min

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley engage in an epic struggle to restore the bond between humanity and Earth.

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Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi
IMDb: 8.3
135 min

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor\'s newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
IMDb: 8.1
117 min

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

The Thing

The Thing

The Thing
IMDb: 8.1
109 min

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
IMDb: 7.8
115 min

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Star Wars Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back
IMDb: 8.7
124 min

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Alien

Alien

Alien
IMDb: 8.4
117 min

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Stalker

Stalker

Stalker
IMDb: 8.2
163

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep-seated desires are granted.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
IMDb: 8.6
121 min

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein
IMDb: 8.0
106 min

A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback, a pretty lab assistant and the elderly housekeeper. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind.

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession
IMDb: 8.4
93

Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.

Solaris

Solaris

Solaris
IMDb: 8.1
167 min

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

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Genre: Best Sci-Fi
A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
IMDb: 8.3
136 min

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of \"droogs\". But he\'s a boy who also likes Beethoven\'s Ninth and a bit of \"the old in-out, in-out\". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
IMDb: 8.3
149 min

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world\'s most advanced super computer.

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Genre: Best Sci-Fi
The Face of Another

The Face of Another

The Face of Another
IMDb: 8.0
124

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

The War Game

The War Game

The War Game
IMDb: 8.0
48

A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
IMDb: 7.7
80 min

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Genre: Best Sci-Fi
The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still
IMDb: 7.7
92 min

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.

Genre: Best Sci-Fi
The Bride Of Frankenstein

The Bride Of Frankenstein

The Bride Of Frankenstein
IMDb: 7.8
75 min

Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale\'s Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
IMDb: 7.8
71 min

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

Metropolis

Metropolis

Metropolis
IMDb: 8.3
153 min

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city\'s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

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