Decent Science Fiction

These are the SciFi shows and movies I feel are worth watching. I personally am not very fond of stuff made before the late-80's, so you won't see a whole lot of that here.
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1.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
“ I actually didn't like TOS very much...but the franchise overall is AMAZING, so it's worth watching just to understand all the references in the other shows/movies. ” - ktr3
 
2.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
“ The first few seasons of TNG are a bit cheesy, but it's worth getting through because TNG really is an exceptional series. Overall, it might even be my favorite SciFi series.

178 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
3.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy. (45 mins.)
“ DS9 is, IMO, the second-best ST series. Roddenberry was not involved, and this comes through pretty clearly with the greater emphasis on religion, but it's great.

You should watch this concurrently with TNG, starting immediately after watching TNG S06E11, but before S06E12.

176 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
4.
Star Trek: Voyager (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home. (44 mins.)
“ VOY is pretty good. It's not exceptional, but it's not bad either (despite what some angry people would have you believe). It follows pretty firmly in the direction laid out by Roddenberry, even if it wasn't all that original. Just look at it as one big long story.

You should watch this concurrently with DS9, starting mmediately after watching S03E12 of DS9, but before S03E13.


172 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
5.
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Captain Picard, with the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon. (118 mins.)
Director: David Carson
“ One of the best ST movies. ” - ktr3
 
6.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Borg travel back in time intended on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ The best ST movie. ” - ktr3
 
7.
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion. (103 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Overall, I didn't really like this ST movie...but, meh. It's basically like one big long TNG episode with a bigger budget. ” - ktr3
 
8.
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. (116 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
“ I didn't really enjoy this one too much either...but it's okay. Also, if you care about the characters, there are some pretty huge developments in this movie. ” - ktr3
 
9.
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation. (60 mins.)
“ ENT is okay. Between TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT...ENT is definitely the worst, but it's still better than a lot of SciFi in this list. You will probably want to skip the opening credits though, since that song is absolutely horrible.

Watch this after watching all of the ST-stuff listed above.

98 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
10.
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 Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ A lot of ST fans don't like the reboot. It's a major departure from a lot of the standard Star Trek vibe...and I agree that this is unfortunate. Also, it sucks what they did to the timeline...but, whatever. However, if you watch it as a standalone movie, ignoring pretty much everything that came before, then it's actually pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
11.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ The first zombie movie. It's a classic that, even today, is still enjoyable. ” - ktr3
 
12.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ It's old, but surprisingly good. ” - ktr3
 
13.
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
“ This one's kinda meh, but it's still worth watching. ” - ktr3
 
14.
Land of the Dead (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation. (93 mins.)
“ I enjoyed it. ” - ktr3
 
15.
Diary of the Dead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own. (95 mins.)
“ This one sucks...but if you're a Romero fan, you should watch it. ” - ktr3
 
16.
Survival of the Dead (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state. (90 mins.)
“ This one was just horrible. ” - ktr3
 
17.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Savini
“ Remake of the original...I prefer the original, but it's still worth checking out. ” - ktr3
 
18.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Remake of the original...I think it's better than the first one. ” - ktr3
 
19.
Day of the Dead (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive. (86 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ Remake of the original...but it's very different. Overall, it's not bad, especially when compared to Diary or Survival. ” - ktr3
 
20.
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies. (91 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
“ Okay, so Return of the Living Dead is the result of a dispute between Romero and Russo (the guys responsible for the original Night of the Living Dead). Romero wanted to go in one direction, and Russo wanted to go in another. As a result, you have the Romero films (listed above) and the Russo films which are listed here and below. I know...it's confusing. ” - ktr3
 
21.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
“ It's okay. ” - ktr3
 
22.
Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident. (97 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
“ It's not bad. ” - ktr3
 
23.
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies. (88 mins.)
Director: Ellory Elkayem
“ meh. ” - ktr3
 
24.
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave. (86 mins.)
Director: Ellory Elkayem
“ This was horrible...

...but you'll watch it anyway because you like zombie movies. ” - ktr3
 
25.
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
“ This was arguably the inspiration for Mad Max and the Fallout franchise. It's got a very 70's vibe...which is unfortunate, but it's enjoyable. ” - ktr3
 
26.
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
“ I'm not a big Lucas fan, but Star Wars is a part of geek heritage and deserves your respect. Watch it in the order they were originally released, not in the rejiggered order. ” - ktr3
 
27.
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
“ Watch after Episode IV. ” - ktr3
 
28.
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.)
“ Watch after Episode V. ” - ktr3
 
29.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory. (136 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Visually, it's ridiculously good. Story-wise...not so much. If you're like me, you won't be able to stand young Anakin Skywalker...and you'll find Jar-Jar Binks to be disgustingly racist. But...you're already committed to watching Star Wars...deal with it.

Watch after Episode VI. ” - ktr3
 
30.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. (142 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Watch after Episode I. ” - ktr3
 
31.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy... (140 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Of the 3 prequels (eps. I, II, and III), I think this is the best, overall.

Watch after Episode II. ” - ktr3
 
32.
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 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. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Alien is an exceptional SciFi-Horror movie...especially for its time. ” - ktr3
 
33.
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
“ The sequel to Alien. It's not as good as the first, but there's a great fight scene involving this crazy robot lifter thing. ” - ktr3
 
34.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Alien 3 sorta ends the original story. It's good, watch it. ” - ktr3
 
35.
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens. (109 mins.)
“ Alien Resurrection is, IMO, the second-best of the original Alien movies (the first being Alien). ” - ktr3
 
36.
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
“ Predator is okay...though I wouldn't be including this franchise were it not for Predators, and had they not blended it with the Alien franchise. ” - ktr3
 
37.
Predator 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ The sequel to Predator. ” - ktr3
 
38.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win. (101 mins.)
“ AVP is pretty good. It blends Alien and Predator but actually pulls it off pretty well. ” - ktr3
 
39.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival. (94 mins.)
“ This movie is horrible...but it's part of the franchise. It really would not be worth watching were it not part of the same universe as Alien and Predator. ” - ktr3
 
40.
Predators (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators. (107 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ Predators is GREAT. Seriously, it makes up for the big steaming pile of crap that was AVP:Requiem. ” - ktr3
 
41.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The end of this movie will leave you with A LOT of questions...making it unsatisfying in many ways. It's difficult to tell how many of those unanswered questions were intentional, or simply the result of poor storytelling. Visually, it's amazing. Overall, it's a decent movie...even though it didn't quite live up to my expectations. ” - ktr3
 
42.
Testament (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynne Littman
“ THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS MOVIE. Seriously, it's not.

It's actually a decent and semi-realistic post-apocalyptic movie. ” - ktr3
 
43.
Night of the Comet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
“ A very 80's post-apoclyptic zombie (sorta) movie. I hope you like horrible music!

But yeah, it's pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
44.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ It's a great movie, and spawned a decent franchise. ” - ktr3
 
45.
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 young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ This is, IMO, the best film in the Terminator franchise. ” - ktr3
 
46.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 19-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack. (109 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ It's not bad. ” - ktr3
 
47.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set after the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon. (60 mins.)
“ TSCC is pretty good...way better than T3. ” - ktr3
 
48.
Terminator Salvation (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted? (115 mins.)
Director: McG
“ When I first watched this, I was disappointed. I had been expecting SO MUCH and the movie simply didn't meet those expectations. I went back and watched it again, expecting horribleness...but it was actually good. Split the difference: not bad.

...not as good as TSCC. ” - ktr3
 
49.
Enemy Mine (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor... (108 mins.)
“ Classic SciFi. ” - ktr3
 
50.
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
“ It's a classic. ” - ktr3
 
51.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ This is my favorite BTTF movie. ” - ktr3
 
52.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ If you liked the last 2, you'll like this. ” - ktr3
 
53.
They Live (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (93 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ I was surprised by how good this was. ” - ktr3
 
54.
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
“ It's pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
55.
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
“ It's a bit cheesy...but it's a classic. ” - ktr3
 
56.
Demolition Man (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society. (115 mins.)
Director: Marco Brambilla
“ It's a decent movie. ” - ktr3
 
57.
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.)
“ Jurassic Park is wonderful...but the sequels aren't worth watching. ” - ktr3
 
58.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
“ Honestly, I liked it as a kid...but as an adult it's kinda meh. That being said, it's a classic. ” - ktr3
 
59.
No Escape (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts. (118 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ It's a good movie. ” - ktr3
 
60.
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
“ It's a great movie, and was the beginning of the Stargate franchise. At its time, it was very original...in 2012, it won't seem quite so groundbreaking...but it's still a great movie. ” - ktr3
 
61.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
“ SG1 built a great universe, told interesting stories, but didn't take itself too seriously. The ability to laugh at itself makes it, in some ways, more endearing than many other SciFi shows...most of which try to be super-serious.

214 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
62.
Stargate: Atlantis (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. (44 mins.)
“ SGA follows in the footsteps of SG1 well, but managed to find its own niche. I find there are a lot of parallels between SGA and ST:VOY. Both are led by strong science-minded women, and both try very hard to uphold the heritage of their franchise...however, SGA distinguishes itself well (unlike VOY), without deviating from the its predecessor too much (unlike ENT).

You should watch this concurrently with SG1, starting mmediately after watching S09E10 of SG1, but before S09E11.

100 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
63.
Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
SG-1 search for an Ancient Artifact to finally defeat the Ori. But the Artifact is in the Ori Galaxy. (97 mins.)
“ Of the 3 SG movies, this is the worst...but it's not bad and you should definitely watch it if you enjoyed the rest of the franchise. ” - ktr3
 
64.
Stargate: Continuum (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history. (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Wood
“ Continuum is pretty good on its own, and you'll definitely want to watch it if you watched everything else. ” - ktr3
 
65.
SGU Stargate Universe (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth. (43 mins.)
“ The first season of SGU was destroyed by focusing WAY too much on who's dating who, and a constant influx of crappy music. Season 2 got much better, but it was too late and they cancelled it. If you enjoyed Stargate, you should watch it...otherwise, I'd skip it.

40 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
66.
Waterworld (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. (135 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ It's pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
67.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. (112 mins.)
“ It's a weird movie, but it's really good. ” - ktr3
 
68.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A modern revival of the classic eponymous 1960s sci-fi horror anthology show. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode. (44 mins.)
“ A reboot of a classic that, itself, has become a classic. ” - ktr3
 
69.
Space: Above and Beyond (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it. (60 mins.)
“ It's okay. It's got space battles and aliens, so if you really enjoy SciFi, then you'll enjoy this show. ” - ktr3
 
70.
Sliders (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home. (60 mins.)
“ A pretty good series. ” - ktr3
 
71.
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
“ It's pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
72.
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
“ The world created in The Fifth Element is a smorgasbord of eye-candy. The story is great and everything, but the real strength comes from the world in which it's set. ” - ktr3
 
73.
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
“ It's dark, scary, and has some great lines. Check it out and you won't be disappointed. ” - ktr3
 
74.
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
“ This one's more complicated than it seems. The director was actually trying to mock the ideas presented by the original author...and it creates this weird sarcastic element over top of quality SciFi story. On the surface, it looks like a stupid SciFi action movie...but it's got a subversive element that raises it to another level.

The sequels kind of sucked though, so you might want to skip them...or check them out if your bored. ” - ktr3
 
75.
The Postman (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America. (177 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Critics hated it, but it's actually a great movie. ” - ktr3
 
76.
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
“ It's a really good movie. ” - ktr3
 
77.
Contact (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ This is a great movie...especially great is the opening scene (the zoom out/radio-waves thing). Also, it was written by Carl Sagan, so bonus points. ” - ktr3
 
78.
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
“ A really good movie with some familiar faces for fans of Star Trek and Stargate. ” - ktr3
 
79.
Cube²: Hypercube (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Eight strangers awaken with no memory and find themselves in a puzzling cube shaped room where the laws of physics do not always apply. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Sekula
“ It's pretty good...not as good as the first, but definitely worth watching. ” - ktr3
 
80.
Cube Zero (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms. (97 mins.)
Director: Ernie Barbarash
 
81.
Men in Black (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
“ It's worth watching, at least once. ” - ktr3
 
82.
Men in Black II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory. (88 mins.)
“ Fleshes out the MIB universe a bit more. ” - ktr3
 
83.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (106 mins.)
“ It's pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
84.
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ It's a good movie...but it's a bit weird. ” - ktr3
 
85.
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
“ A very good movie. ” - ktr3
 
86.
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague... (100 mins.)
Director: Josef Rusnak
“ It's similar to Dark City, and not as good, but definitely worth watching. ” - ktr3
 
87.
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
“ It's a good movie...very re-watchable. ” - ktr3
 
88.
eXistenZ (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ It's pretty good. ” - ktr3
 
89.
Farscape (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew. (50 mins.)
“ Farscape is very different from most SciFi. It's weird...it's ridiculously weird sometimes...but this is a strength. It's fun SciFi...not super-serious SciFi. It's unique AND actually manages to remain compelling. But again, it's weird...and to single something out as "weird" in a list of SciFi should tell you something.

88 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
90.
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton... (182 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
“ This ties up all of the loose-ends left from Farscape's cancellation. Usually these sorts of movies aren't great, just good...but Peacekeeper Wars actually manages to achieve greatness. ” - ktr3
 
91.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ It's basically a better version of The Simpsons, set 1000 years in the future. It was cancelled and then brought back nearly a decade later.

136 Episodes ” - ktr3
 
92.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes. (88 mins.)
“ Futurama movie 1. Watch the movies after watching S05E16 of the TV series (by original airdate) and before watching S06E01 ” - ktr3
 
93.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Planet Express crew discovers a tentacle covered, planet sized alien that wishes to copulate with it all the inhabitants of Earth. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Avanzino
“ Futurama movie 2, watch after 1. ” - ktr3
 
94.
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world. (88 mins.)
“ Futurama movie 3, watch after 2. ” - ktr3
 
95.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age... (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Avanzino
“ Futurama movie 4, watch after 3. ” - ktr3
 
96.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions. (132 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ It's a good movie...a bit saccharine in some parts, but overall it's decent. ” - ktr3
 
97.
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.)
“ The Matrix not only had great fight scenes...but might also lead you to a sort of existential crisis. The sequels weren't as great, but they're worth watching. ” - ktr3
 
98.
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams. (138 mins.)
“ It's worth watching...but don't expect much. ” - ktr3
 
99.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith. (129 mins.)
“ Again: worth watching, but don't expect much. ” - ktr3
 
100.
The Animatrix (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix. (100 mins.)
“ It gives a lot of backstory to the Matrix universe, and is pretty enjoyable. It's a bit weird at some points, but definitely worth watching. Check it out. ” - ktr3