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1.
Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
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The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri. (81 mins.)
Director: Jindrich Polák
 
2.
Them! (1954)
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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
 
3.
Destination Moon (1950)
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One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon. (92 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
4.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
5.
Frankenstein (1931)
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (70 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
6.
The Time Machine (1960)
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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. (103 mins.)
Director: George Pal
 
7.
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
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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
 
8.
Mauvais Sang (1986)
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Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a... (116 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
9.
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
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A miner trapped in a cave-in resurfaces, and upon discovering mankind has been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, sets out to find other survivors. (95 mins.)
 
10.
The Arrival (1996)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
 
11.
Until the End of the World (1991)
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In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented. (158 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
12.
The Man from Earth (2007)
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
13.
The Falls (1980)
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The planet has been affected by a mysterious occurrence known as the Violent Unknown Event, or V.U.E... (195 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
14.
The Stone Tape (1972 TV Movie)
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A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
15.
Timecrimes (2007)
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A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences. (92 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
16.
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. (108 mins.)
Director: Brett Leonard
 
17.
Max Headroom (1985 TV Movie)
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In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself. (57 mins.)
 
18.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Milland
 
19.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
20.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
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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
 
21.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth. (83 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
22.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
23.
The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie)
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George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs... (105 mins.)
 
24.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. (104 mins.)
 
25.
Oblivion (2013)
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A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (124 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
 
26.
Monsters (2010)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
27.
The Ice Pirates (1984)
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In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess... (91 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
28.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
29.
This Island Earth (1955)
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Newman
 
30.
Sexmission (1984)
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Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women. (117 mins.)
 
31.
Explorers (1985)
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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
 
32.
Trancers (1984)
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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
 
33.
The Blood of Heroes (1989)
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football... (90 mins.)
Director: David Peoples
 
34.
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
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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
 
35.
No Blade of Grass (1970)
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When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland. (96 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
36.
Futureworld (1976)
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex employee is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
 
37.
Crimes of the Future (1970)
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Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin... (70 mins.)
 
38.
Damnation Alley (1977)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
39.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth. (99 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
40.
Countdown (1967)
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Desperate to reach the moon first, NASA sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive; he can't return until Apollo is ready. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
41.
Body Snatchers (1993)
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A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama. (87 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
42.
Æon Flux (2005)
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Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found. (93 mins.)
Director: Karyn Kusama
 
43.
Marooned (1969)
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Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out? (134 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
44.
The Time Guardian (1987)
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In the distant future, the human race nears extinction and a new race of beast-like creatures rule the earth... (87 mins.)
Director: Brian Hannant
 
45.
The Questor Tapes (1974 TV Movie)
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Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human... (100 mins.)
 
46.
Woman in the Moon (1929)
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there. (156 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang