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1. Defiance (2013– )

43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition... See full summary »

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene

2. Bicentennial Man (1999)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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42 Metascore

An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

3. Looper (2012)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

4. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Writer: Gary Whitta | Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

5. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Writer: Philip Eisner | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

6. Doom (2005)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.2
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34 Metascore

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Writers: Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick | Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei

7. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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29 Metascore

A drifter with no name finds a Jeep with the skeleton of a postman and a bag of mail and dons the postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in the post apocalyptic America.

Writers: David Brin, Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

8. 2046 (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.5
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78 Metascore

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.

Writer: Kar Wai Wong | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Li Gong

9. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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An inquisitive teenager pries into suspected dodgy dealings on her space station home - and ends up being sent down to Earth.

Writers: Marilyn Sadler, Roger Bollen, Stu Krieger | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Storms, Raven-Symoné, Bob Bancroft, Stuart Pankin

10. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.3
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Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Writers: Farhad Mann, Michael Miner | Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget

11. Critters 4 (1992)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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After being cryogenically frozen and waking up on a space station in the near future, the Critters aim to have the unwitting crew for lunch.

Writers: Rupert Harvey, Barry Opper, Joseph Lyle, David J. Schow | Director: Rupert Harvey | Stars: Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, Paul Whitthorne, Anders Hove

12. TekWar (1994–1996)

60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world. Jake Cardigan, a cop who was jailed on trumped charges, is hired... See full summary »

Creators: William Shatner, Ron Goulart | Stars: Greg Evigan, William Shatner, Natalie Radford, Maria del Mar

13. Macross Plus (1994 Video)

115 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

Writers: Shôji Kawamori, Keiko Nobumoto | Directors: Shôji Kawamori, Shinichirô Watanabe | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Takumi Yamazaki, Richard Epcar, Unshô Ishizuka

14. Tangents (1994)

PG-13 | 89 min | Sci-Fi

2.3
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An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.

Writer: David Giancola | Director: David Giancola | Stars: Matthew Bruch, Bonnie Pritchard, Peter Harrington, George Woodard

15. Robot Wars (1993)

PG | 69 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.9
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In the year 2041, the rebel Centros are a plague to the survivors of the great toxic gas scare of 1993. A renegade Megarobot pilot and an archaeologist must team up (despite personal ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Band, Jackson Barr | Director: Albert Band | Stars: Don Michael Paul, Barbara Crampton, James Staley, Lisa Rinna

16. TekWar (1994 TV Movie)

97 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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A television movie based on the futurist story by William Shatner.

Writers: Alfonse Ruggiero, Westbrook Claridge, William Shatner | Director: William Shatner | Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, Torri Higginson, Ray Jewers

17. Phantom 2040 (1994– )

97 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.9
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The 24th Phantom, the 'Ghost Who Walks,' battles crimes in the future of 2040.

Creator: David J. Corbett | Stars: Scott Valentine, Margot Kidder, J.D. Hall, Jeff Bennett

18. Sexmission (1984)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, the World War ... See full summary »

Writers: Juliusz Machulski, Pavel Hajný, Jolanta Hartwig | Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Jerzy Stuhr, Bozena Stryjkówna, Boguslawa Pawelec

19. Voices of a Distant Star (2003)

Unrated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Romance

7.6
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The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.

Writer: Makoto Shinkai | Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Mika Shinohara, Makoto Shinkai, Sumi Mutoh, Chihiro Suzuki

20. Rain Without Thunder (1992)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

Writer: Gary O. Bennett | Director: Gary O. Bennett | Stars: Carolyn McCormick, Katharine Crost, Ali Thomas, Betty Buckley

21. Mars (1997)

91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.5
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In the future, Mars has been colonized. A martial artist arrives to investigate what happened to his brother. A powerful mining company is the prime suspect.

Writers: Steven Hartov, Patrick Highsmith | Director: Jon Hess | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Shari Belafonte, Gabriel Dell Jr., Alex Hyde-White

22. SEX! With Hot Robots (2010)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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SEX! With Hot Robots is a 10 minute comedy that takes place 30 years in the future, a time when hot robot 'maids' have permeated suburban North American homes. The film documents the rise ... See full summary »

Writer: Jay Dahl | Director: Jay Dahl | Stars: Amy Kerr, Christian Murray, Mark A. Owen, Jacquie Thillaye

23. TekWar: TekLab (1994 TV Movie)

105 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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The actual sword of Excalibur has been stolen in London, and futuristic detectives Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez are assigned to track it down and to find out who is trying to block the ... See full summary »

Writers: Westbrook Claridge, Chris Haddock, William Shatner | Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, William Shatner, Michael York

24. TekWar: TekLords (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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Despite being imprisoned tek lord Sonny Hokori manages to run his criminal empire. A virus, which not only is effective on computer software but also on physical beings, is activated in the... See full summary »

Writers: Alfonse Ruggiero, Westbrook Claridge, Morgan Gendel, William Shatner | Director: George Bloomfield | Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, Torri Higginson, William Shatner

25. Macross 7 (1994–1995)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.2
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A rock band must play a key role in the defense of a space colony fleet.

Stars: Yumi Fukamizu, Yoshiki Fukuyama, Shô Hayami, Yô Inoue

26. TekWar: TekJustice (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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21st Century detective Jake Cardigan is arrested for murdering the husband of his ex-wife. It seems like a frame up, yet Cardigan refuses to let the authorities investigate further or even ... See full summary »

Writers: Morgan Gendel, Jim Macak, William Shatner | Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, Torri Higginson, William Shatner

27. Atolladero (1995)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Western

5.2
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In the near future, the areas between major cities are lawless wastelands. Atolladero is a town run with an iron fist by a corrupt tyrant named The Judge and his murderous enforcer, Madden.... See full summary »

Writer: Óscar Aibar | Director: Óscar Aibar | Stars: Pere Ponce, Joaquín Hinojosa, Iggy Pop, Félix Rotaeta

28. The Fishmen and Their Queen (1995)

94 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Writers: Sergio Martino, Sauro Scavolini | Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Giuliano Gensini, Michael Velez, Natascia Castrignano, Donald Hodson

29. Macross Dynamite 7 (1997 Video)

Animation, Music, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Director: Tetsurô Amino | Stars: Nobutoshi Kanna, Tomo Sakurai, Masashi Sugawara, Takehito Koyasu

30. 2040: Possibilities by Edward de Bono (1995)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Edward De Bono's hand sketches out words and simple pictures on a scrolling sheet of white paper. It seems we have been put in a cryogenic freeze in 1988, and have been brought out after ... See full summary »

Writer: Edward De Bono | Director: Edward De Bono

31. Strider (1989 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The year is 2089A.D. In his base which is located on "Third Moon" a hidden moon between the Earth and the Moon; Grand Master Meio has set out to begin his evil plot where he intends to rule... See full summary »

Writer: Hiroshi Motomiya

32. Earthship (2010)

18 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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In 2047 Post global warming Canada, the Whitmore family has remained hidden from the rest of the world for years. Now the youngest son Dax wants to see what has become of the world, but the world is coming to them.

Writer: David K. Wilson | Director: David K. Wilson | Stars: Brian Leahy, James Loren, Gavin McClure, Genia Michaela

33. San Francisco Rush 2049 (1999 Video Game)

Unrated | Animation, Family

7.3
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A futuristic driving game that takes place in San Francisco.

34. No pronunciarás el nombre de Dios en vano (1999)

32 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Thriller

4.7
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In the year 2046, a powerful gang lord assembles a group of religious leaders, demanding to know what it takes to be a true messiah. Meanwhile, lying imprisoned in a garage somewhere nearby is a man who claims to be the son of God.

Writers: Josep Guirao, Mike Resnick | Director: Josep Guirao | Stars: Pau Barredo, Emilio Guirao, Víctor Apolinarios, Josep Guirao

35. Undercover Cops (1992 Video Game)

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

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Creator: Meeher | Stars: Fuku Chan, Kiki, Muttershi, Nukegara

36. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)

TV-MA | 75 min | Drama

9.8
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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Holidays of Future Passed (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the Simpsons flash forward thirty years and find themselves in a tech-savvy, futuristic Springfield. Bart and Lisa have children of their own ... See full summary »

Writers: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon, J. Stewart Burns | Director: Rob Oliver | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

38. Defying Gravity (2009– )
Episode: Pilot (2009)

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Under the command of two experienced astronauts, a relatively untested crew set off on the Antares, a six year mission to seven planets in our solar system. The two senior astronauts, ... See full summary »

Creator: James D. Parriott | Director: David Straiton | Stars: Ron Livingston, Malik Yoba, Andrew Airlie, Paula Garcés

39. ReGenesis (2004–2008)
Episode: The Truth (2008)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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Creator: Christina Jennings | Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Wendy Crewson, Conrad Pla, Dmitry Chepovetsky