Science Fiction

by sethdevan | created - 15 Sep 2015 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

Science fiction movies I consider well worth watching, or that I'm going to watch soon. Note: Not yet sorted, so they're just listed in the order they were added for now.

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1. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,375,913 | Gross: $188.02M

2. Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

Monsters' reign continues to spread throughout the Earth.

Director: Tom Green | Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella

Votes: 9,626

3. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 85,595 | Gross: $0.24M

4. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 275,643 | Gross: $25.51M

5. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

Votes: 100,968 | Gross: $66.18M

6. The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis

Votes: 97,789 | Gross: $83.90M

7. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

Votes: 86,990 | Gross: $20.98M

8. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 59,944 | Gross: $0.60M

9. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 209,050 | Gross: $81.70M

10. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.

Directors: Luiz Bolognesi, Jean Cullen De Moura, Marcelo Fernandes De Moura | Stars: Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro, Carlos Alayeto

Votes: 1,297

11. The World's End (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 246,002 | Gross: $26.00M

12. Paul (2011)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Mia Stallard

Votes: 226,308 | Gross: $37.41M

13. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them.

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 6,754

14. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 443,839 | Gross: $25.44M

15. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

84 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 655,173 | Gross: $32.87M

16. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 413,524 | Gross: $92.05M

17. Z for Zachariah (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie

Votes: 26,531 | Gross: $0.12M

18. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 826,395 | Gross: $936.66M

19. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 74,057

20. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 25,405

21. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 48,642 | Gross: $16.06M

22. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 49,308 | Gross: $25.00M

23. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 31,504

24. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 54,277

25. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 18,684

26. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 23,990

27. The War of the Worlds (1953)

G | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

78 Metascore

A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 30,858 | Gross: $4.36M

28. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

92 Metascore

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

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 42,532

29. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 34,310

30. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,754

31. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 7,327 | Gross: $4.88M

32. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton

Votes: 15,010

33. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 717,413

34. Forever's End (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Thriller

Six years after an apocalyptic event killed her family and seemingly everyone else on earth, a lone girl on the verge of insanity is forced to question everything she has ever known when a ... See full summary »

Director: J.C. Schroder | Stars: Charity Farrell, Lili Reinhart, Warren Bryson, David Wetzel

Votes: 234

35. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 5,110

36. Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 84,665 | Gross: $12.28M

37. High Moon (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Set in the future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.

Director: Adam Kane | Stars: Constance Wu, Jonathan Tucker, Chris Diamantopoulos, Peter Macon

Votes: 735

38. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 714,351 | Gross: $228.43M

39. Robot Jox (1989)

PG | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Robert Sampson

Votes: 5,411 | Gross: $1.27M

40. Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

An Overseer named Ahpossno comes to Earth to take the slaves, and all humans, back to the mothership.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas

Votes: 1,299

41. Alien Nation (1989–1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland

Votes: 4,485

42. Frankenstein's Army (2013)

R | 84 min | Horror

49 Metascore

Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Raaphorst | Stars: Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry

Votes: 7,639

43. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 30,449 | Gross: $14.05M

44. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi