Top 45 films in Sci-Fi

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2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | G | 149 min | 1968|

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

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A Clockwork Orange

Directed by Stanley Kubrick | X | 136 min | 1971|

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Directed by Steven Spielberg | PG | 115 min | 1982|

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

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Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott | R | 117 min | 1982|

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

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by Steven Spielberg | PG | 137 min | 1977|

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

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Frankenstein

Directed by James Whale | 70 min | 1931|

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

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Metropolis

Directed by Fritz Lang | 153 min | 1927|

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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Back to the Future

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | PG | 116 min | 1985|

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

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Brazil

Directed by Terry Gilliam | R | 132 min | 1985|

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

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Alien

Directed by Ridley Scott | R | 117 min | 1979|

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

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The Bride of Frankenstein

Directed by James Whale | 75 min | 1935|

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

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The Matrix

Directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | R | 136 min | 1999|

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

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Inception

Directed by Christopher Nolan | PG-13 | 148 min | 2010|

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Directed by George Miller | R | 120 min | 2015|

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

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Aliens

Directed by James Cameron | R | 137 min | 1986|

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by George Miller | R | 94 min | 1981|

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

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Her

Directed by Spike Jonze | R | 126 min | 2013|

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

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Jurassic Park

Directed by Steven Spielberg | PG-13 | 127 min | 1993|

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

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Stalker

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky | 163 min | 1979|

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

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The Terminator

Directed by James Cameron | R | 107 min | 1984|

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Directed by Don Siegel | 80 min | 1956|

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

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by James Cameron | R | 137 min | 1991|

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

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Interstellar

Directed by Christopher Nolan | PG-13 | 169 min | 2014|

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

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The Prestige

Directed by Christopher Nolan | PG-13 | 130 min | 2006|

Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.

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District 9

Directed by Neill Blomkamp | R | 112 min | 2009|

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

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Gravity

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | PG-13 | 91 min | 2013|

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

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Melancholia

Directed by Lars von Trier | R | 130 min | 2011|

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

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Mad Max

Directed by George Miller | R | 88 min | 1979|

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

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Children of Men

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | R | 109 min | 2006|

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

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Edge of Tomorrow

Directed by Doug Liman | PG-13 | 113 min | 2014|

A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

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Contact

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | PG | 150 min | 1997|

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

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Snowpiercer

Directed by Joon-ho Bong | R | 126 min | 2013|

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

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Moon

Directed by Duncan Jones | R | 97 min | 2009|

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

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The World's End

Directed by Edgar Wright | R | 109 min | 2013|

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.

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Attack the Block

Directed by Joe Cornish | R | 88 min | 2011|

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Directed by James Gunn | PG-13 | 121 min | 2014|

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

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Minority Report

Directed by Steven Spielberg | PG-13 | 145 min | 2002|

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

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Sunshine

Directed by Danny Boyle | R | 107 min | 2007|

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

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Galaxy Quest

Directed by Dean Parisot | PG | 102 min | 1999|

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Directed by Steven Spielberg | PG-13 | 146 min | 2001|

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

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Primer

Directed by Shane Carruth | PG-13 | 77 min | 2004|

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

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Gattaca

Directed by Andrew Niccol | PG-13 | 106 min | 1997|

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

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The Martian

Directed by Ridley Scott | PG-13 | 144 min | 2015|

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.

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Under the Skin

Directed by Jonathan Glazer | R | 108 min | 2013|

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

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Arrival

Directed by Denis Villeneuve | PG-13 | 116 min | 2016|

When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

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