Top 100 Science Fiction Films

This is a list of what are largely considered to be the Top 100 Science Fiction films of all time. I plan to watch them all in the order they were released, so I will be listing them chronologically.
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1.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
“ This movie was remarkable! For a film that's eleventy years old, I'm surprised at how fun it still is to watch. There is a reason why the Smashing Pumpkins pay tribute to it in one of their most memorable music videos, "Tonight, Tonight". I would recommend it to anyone! ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
2.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ This film is in the Top 5 of most Best of Science Fiction lists; with good reason too! I just recently watched this movie and it is fantastic. With limited dialog available, being a silent film, most of the story telling had to rely on visuals. It is in this area that the movie really shines. Beautiful scenery, wonderful choreography and a well constructed story full of memorable characters make this a must watch for anyone who is a fan of movies. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
3.
The Invisible Man (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
“ Honestly, I wasn't impressed by this movie. I had heard good things about it, but I'm not very accustomed to the particular style of acting present in this movie. I found most of the characters over done or annoying, however I did enjoy William Harrigan as Dr. Arthur Kemp, he was the most convincing of the entire cast for me. I do look forward to reading the book now that I have seen this movie. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
4.
Things to Come (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. (100 mins.)
 
5.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
6.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
7.
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
8.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
9.
Them! (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
10.
This Island Earth (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Newman
 
11.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ This movie was fantastic. Anyone who enjoys Science Fiction should watch this movie. I believe it was decades ahead of its time. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
12.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
13.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
14.
Enemy from Space (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up. (85 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
15.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
16.
Alphaville (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
17.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
 
18.
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream. (100 mins.)
 
19.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ This movie was, and still is, a visual masterpiece. There are few movies today that look as good as this one did. Having said that, I now say this: The movie could have had 100% less monkey-men and I would have been fine with that. Honestly, I think the opening scene of 2001 soured me for the rest of the movie. However, I do want to read the novel after seeing the film. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
20.
Barbarella (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
21.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
“ In the land of Science Fiction, Charlton Heston is a sage. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
22.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, 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. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ I understand that the original story was trying to cast a negative light on lawlessness, but I didn't get that impression when watching this movie; it seemed to glorify the acts. That being said, the cinematography was amazing and the story was horrifying so if that's what the director's intention was, then spot on. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
23.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ I really enjoyed the Michael Crichton novel and am looking forward to watching this adaptation of it. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
24.
The Omega Man (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
25.
THX 1138 (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. (86 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ That George Lucas movie that I hear so much about. I'm looking forward to watching it. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
26.
Silent Running (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (89 mins.)
 
27.
Solaris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
 
28.
Fantastic Planet (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. (72 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
 
29.
Sleeper (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
30.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
“ The more movies I see Charlton Heston in, the more I enjoy his acting. I got a very A Clockwork Orange feeling from this movie for some reason (the style/setting, not the story). I thought this future was very convincing and I would be interested in reading the novel "Make Room! Make Room!" to see how similar it was. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
31.
Westworld (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. (88 mins.)
 
32.
Dark Star (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong. (83 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
33.
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex... (91 mins.)
Director: L.Q. Jones
 
34.
Rollerball (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (125 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
35.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. (115 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
“ I'm reading the book now. When I finish it I will watch the movie. I have a habit of doing that and I'm only disappointed in the movie about half the time. Only half? I know, right? ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
36.
Logan's Run (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
37.
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts... (139 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
38.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (137 mins.)
“ I love how honest this movie seems. I don't know how else to describe it. The characters all seemed like real people. I suppose every film aspires to have that said about its characters, but this one really excelled in that respect. Richard Dreyfuss really shines in this one. I believe this movie has one of the best climaxes of all time. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
39.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ They are all just so gosh darn cute. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
40.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
41.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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 life-form, and soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ This movie is claustrophobic genius! ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
42.
Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ I really liked this movie. I think the story was really brave, and original for its time. I thought it was paces very well in the middle parts, but the first and last scene seemed tacked on. Maybe it's just me, but the first scene was really chaotic and vague, albeit with some really cool visuals. The last scene seemed forced to me, almost like Max wasn't in character anymore. That could have been the point of the scene, but it didn't work for me. Otherwise, the movie was great; I would still recommend it to dystopian fans over 17 who want to see a really original movie. Toecutter is an amazing character/villain. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
43.
Stalker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
 
44.
Altered States (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
45.
Flash Gordon (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
46.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ I always get the 5th and 6th Star Wars mixed up, probably because I always watch them together. I remember liking them, but I don't know which one I liked better. Also Star Wars seems more Fantasy based to me than Science Fiction. Just thought I'd throw that out there. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
47.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ I have seen one of the "Escape from" movies, but I can't remember which one. I think there was a hang glider in it somewhere and maybe some famous female singer. Time to break out the old video player. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
48.
The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ I really enjoyed the first Mad Max, but this one really hit the spot for me. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
49.
Outland (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
50.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ I stopped watching this movie about half way through. I should probably go back and finish it. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
51.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ I like to always try to find something good to comment on in a movie because you know what they say, "If you don't have anything nice to say..." ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
52.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ I don't get it with this movie. I thought it was OK, but why does everyone (Star Trek fans) say it is so great? Ricardo Montalban is a good actor and William Shatner it funny, but I must be missing something. "Wheaton! Wheaton!" ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
53.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
54.
TRON (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. (96 mins.)
“ As cheesy as this movie is, I still love it. Disney has that way about their movies, don't they? ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
55.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
“ I always get the 5th and 6th Star Wars mixed up, probably because I always watch them together. I remember liking them, but I don't know which one I liked better. Also Star Wars seems more Fantasy based to me than Science Fiction. Just thought I'd throw that out there. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
56.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
 
57.
Dune (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ A while back I started reading the book this film was based on. I plan on finishing it and then watching the movie. I've heard it's great and I've heard it's terrible. Hooray for forming your own opinion and not taking other people's word. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
58.
Repo Man (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. (92 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
59.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid 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. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Me and my brother watched this movie late at night one time when we were young. All I remember was a lot of swearing and shooting. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
60.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Christoper Lloyd is a genius (he plays one too). I believe this movie's one downfall is the unnecessary amount of swearing. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
61.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
62.
Cocoon (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour. (117 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Isn't this the movie with the water? I saw part of this movie on TV one time. I didn't know it was Science Fiction though. I guess if their are aliens it's Science Fiction. -_- ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
63.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
64.
Trancers (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Jack Deth is a kind of cop/bounty hunter in the bleak Los Angeles of the future. He's become obssessed with chasing Whistler... (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Band
 
65.
Explorers (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what? (109 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
66.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ I loved all the Alien movies; yes even Resurrection. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
67.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ I think this was one of the first rated R movies I ever saw and I really enjoyed it. Jeff Goldblum is an amazing actor. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
68.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Arnold loves going Commando. Military, that is. This movie was great, except for all the potty mouthing. I guess that's what they do in the military, something about warding off fear. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
69.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ I don't remember liking this movie, but I was probably 8 the last time I saw it. I guess it's time to give it another watch so I can offer up a fair review. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
70.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ I remember this movie being awesome. Why haven't I watched it recently? ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
71.
The Abyss (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. (145 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Isn't this the movie with that thing? Yeah, I saw that one, when I was about 8. All I remember was that thing. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
72.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
73.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ I remember liking this movie and not much else, just that I liked it. Arnold is hilarious! I am really looking forward to the new adaptation of the novel as well. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
74.
Delicatessen (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
“ This is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic films of all time. I love Dominique Pinon in his portrayal of Louison. He became one of my favorite actors after seeing this movie. Directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and an unbeatable duo. I can easily recommend any of their films to anyone who enjoys cinematography and/or a good story. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
75.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
“ This was one of my favorite Star Trek movies. I usually don't like the political side of the Star Trek universe, but I thought it was handled nicely here. Also if you are as big a nerd as I am you will notice, pretty quickly that Rene Auberjonois (who later played Odo in DS9) is one of the characters in the movie. He is one of my favorite Star Trek presences, always filling up a scene with personality, when needed of course. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
76.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ The only thing I remember about this movie is that Robert Patrick is awesome! ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
77.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ I'm pretty sure this movie is still amazing even though I haven't seen it since I was a teenager. "Come on then. Come on then. x12" It still makes me laugh every time I think about this movie. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. XD ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
78.
Stargate (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. (116 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Kurt Russell is so funny to me! I think this movie held up very well over time. The didn't overdo it on the special effects so they still look good now. I loved the villain in this movie! There is a lot of good source material in this movie, they should probably make a TV show (or five) based on it... ^_^ ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
79.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
“ This is one of the few anime I've seen and I really enjoyed it. I loved the visual style of this movie. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
80.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ This is one of my personal favorite Science Fiction movies of all time. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
81.
Independence Day (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ The Randy Quaid and family story line in this movie was my favorite part. Or maybe it was Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum's bickering. Or maybe it was Brent Spiner playing a creepy nerd. Either way, I didn't really get into the White House and military side of the story. Actually that was the only reason I didn't really like the movie. Everything else was great. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
82.
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ Low budget films are a lot like 8-bit video games: with limited visual effects (eye-candy) you have to rely on good characters and a good story. This movie is a prime example of this being one of my favorite Science Fiction movies of its decade. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
83.
Event Horizon (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
“ Creepy, creepy, creepy. Yes, that is my review. Also, Ghost Ship is the same movie. :P ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
84.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ You can usually tell how well a movie is written when people quote it all the time. This is a prime example of that phenomenon. I wouldn't mind if Bruce Willis did more Science Fiction movies, that's for sure. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
85.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ I think the best word to describe this move is serene. There was and overwhelming sense of calmness about this movie. I liked it. The three main characters are great together. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
86.
Starship Troopers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Bugs and marines. That's all I remember. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
87.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ This movie reminds me a lot of the novel Terminal Man. The setting, mood, atmosphere, and the main character are all very reminiscent of the novel. That being said, I believe the two stories could have taken place in the same universe, which I find very intriguing. I like finding phantom siblings in the literary world and I believe these two works are just that. I love the Noir feeling of this movie and it has a really good story on top of that. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
88.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ I love how this movie both pokes fun of and pays tribute to the Star Trek legacy. I think the cast and crew brilliantly handled the source material. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
89.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Anderson in Wonderland. Wait, what?! One of my favorite Alice's Adventures in Wonderland adaptations. o_O ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
90.
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ I loved the 80s vibe of this movie. The strangely minimalistic special effects almost made this film even more absorbing. I thought the casting was wonderful as well. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
91.
Minority Report (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (145 mins.)
“ I've only seen one scene in this movie and it seemed to have an interesting aesthetic. I guess I should check out the rest of the movie, huh? ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
92.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Michel Gondry is a cinematic genius. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are a joy to root for in this Science Fiction infused romantic comedy. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
93.
Primer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
94.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ I loved the show, but I only really liked the movie. It seemed like it was trying too hard to be a movie sometimes. Otherwise, I think all the characters were really well conceived and complimented/contrasted each other very well. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
95.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
 
96.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
97.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ The interwoven story and visuals are simply magnificent in this movie. The acting is beautiful and the director has yet another winner here. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
98.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ I think it is a fantastic movie! ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746
 
99.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
100.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ I love that they recaptured the humor that made the original series so memorable. "Mr. Sulu, first you have to disengage the parking break." The special effects and lens flairs were a really well done too. ” - Tarquinnff3-315-455746