40 Sci-Fi Films with Women Who Are Out of This World

Pun intended: the women in science-fiction films -- and all the sub-genres -- have beauty that can be as extraordinary as the ideas that invade the films themselves. From asking for John Connor in a way that'll make you want to travel across time, to actually sexy scenes, this list should jog your memory.
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1.
Barbarella (1968)
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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
 
2.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
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A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-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
 
3.
My Favorite Martian (1999)
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A martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter. (94 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
4.
Godsend (2004)
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A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth. (102 mins.)
Director: Nick Hamm
 
5.
Red Planet (2000)
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Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry. (106 mins.)
Director: Antony Hoffman
 
6.
eXistenZ (1999)
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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.)
 
7.
Starcrash (1978)
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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn. (92 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
 
8.
Impostor (2001)
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In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence. (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
9.
Gattaca (1997)
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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
 
10.
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 finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
11.
Species (1995)
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A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human. (108 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
12.
Goldengirl (1979)
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A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics. (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
13.
Screamers (1979)
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Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
14.
Saturn 3 (1980)
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Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
15.
Heartbeeps (1981)
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Two household robots run away and try to start a family. (78 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
16.
Liquid Sky (1982)
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New... (112 mins.)
Director: Slava Tsukerman
 
17.
Parasite (1982)
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Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion... (85 mins.)
Director: Charles Band
 
18.
Brainstorm (1983)
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Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people... (106 mins.)
 
19.
Cat People (1982)
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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard. (118 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
20.
Judge Dredd (1995)
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In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart. (96 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
 
21.
Demolition Man (1993)
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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
 
22.
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility. (109 mins.)
 
23.
Demon Seed (1977)
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A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. (94 mins.)
Director: Donald Cammell
 
24.
Total Recall (1990)
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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
 
25.
The Rocketeer (1991)
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A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
26.
Outbreak (1995)
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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly? (127 mins.)
 
27.
Virtuosity (1995)
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When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror. (106 mins.)
Director: Brett Leonard
 
28.
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
 
29.
The Final Cut (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger. (95 mins.)
Director: Omar Naïm
 
30.
Cocoon (1985)
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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
 
31.
Armageddon (1998)
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After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet. (151 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
32.
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
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The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens. (84 mins.)
Director: David Nutter
 
33.
Hollow Man (2000)
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Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
34.
Cypher (2002)
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An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale. (95 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
35.
Reign of Fire (2002)
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A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
 
36.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
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The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
 
37.
The Island (2005)
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A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
38.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders. (89 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
39.
Creatures the World Forgot (1971)
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In prehistoric times two brothers (a more or less good one and a more or less bad one) fight each other for the leadership of their tribe. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
40.
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