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1. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

3. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

5. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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52 Metascore

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.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

6. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

7. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, John Rogers | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

8. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

9. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

10. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr. | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

11. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

12. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers' war.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

13. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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65 Metascore

Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Writers: David Koepp, George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

14. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

15. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.2
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75 Metascore

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

16. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

7.0
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The last major Colonial fighter carrier leads a makeshift fleet of human refugees on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

17. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.

Creator: J. Michael Straczynski | Stars: Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Bill Mumy

18. The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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34 Metascore

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Writers: Olatunde Osunsanmi, Terry Robbins | Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

19. Outlander (2008)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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40 Metascore

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

Writers: Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain | Director: Howard McCain | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, Jack Huston

20. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

21. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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Two opposing camps of alien transforming robots fight in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton

22. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 612 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

23. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.9
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In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Writers: Gregory Widen, Brian Clemens, William N. Panzer, Peter Bellwood | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside

24. Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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When an alien species comes to Earth bearing boons to Humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to learn and resist the newcomers' true designs.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita La Selva, Richard Chevolleau

25. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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After the destruction of the twelve human colonies, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift refugee fleet in a search for Earth.

Writer: Glen A. Larson | Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

26. Five Million Years to Earth (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

7.2
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A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people.

Writer: Nigel Kneale | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, Julian Glover

27. Alien vs. Predator (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Play as either the Predators or Marines in a battle to destroy the Xenomorph.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Jim Thomas, John Thomas

28. Kablam! (1996–2000)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Kablam! is an animation anthology series, hosted by the (also animated) Henry and June. Regularly appearing toons are "Sniz and Fondue" (two hyperactive pre-teen wombat thingies), "Action ... See full summary »

Creators: Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Michael Pearlstein, Mo Willems, Albie Hecht, Joanna Ferrone, Gary Baseman, Krystine Kryttre, Sue Rose | Stars: Noah Segan, Julia McIlvaine, Mischa Barton, Bert Pence

29. Quatermass and the Pit (1958 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

8.3
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A team of scientists search for the origin and purpose of a mysterious capsule found on a building site.

Stars: André Morell, Cec Linder, Anthony Bushell, John Stratton

30. The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)

78 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

5.6
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Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man gives him an Ancient relic and tells him that he is the last bloodline of H.P. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Konkle, Devin McGinn | Director: Henry Saine | Stars: Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn, Matt Bauer, Honor Bliss

31. Time Walker (1982)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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An alien, buried in King Tut's tomb, terrorizes a college campus.

Writers: Jason Williams, Tom Friedman, Karen Levitt | Director: Tom Kennedy | Stars: Ben Murphy, Nina Axelrod, Kevin Brophy, Robert Random

32. Hangar 18 (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Sci-Fi

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Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with an UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campain some politicians try to hide the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Pettus, Thomas C. Chapman, James L. Conway | Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton

33. Il était une fois... l'espace (1982– )

Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A team of peacekeepers travels the galaxy solving disputes and exploring new worlds. Set against a story of a dispute between a dictatorial planet vying for more power and the rest of the union.

Creator: Albert Barillé | Stars: Roger Carel, Annie Balestra, Alain Dorval, Vincent Ropion

34. Chariots of the Gods (1970)

G | 92 min | Documentary

6.4
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Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

Writers: Harald Reinl, Wilhelm Roggersdorf, Erich von Däniken | Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Heinz-Detlev Bock, Klaus Kindler, Christian Marschall, Hans Domnick

35. Space Island One (1998– )

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Add a Plot

Creator: Andrew MacLear | Stars: Judy Loe, Indra Ové, Angus MacInnes, Bruno Eyron

36. Mark Starks' Martian 2 (2011 Video)

Animation, Short

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Captain Courageous joins the team to battle a space dragon.

Writers: Nik Havert, Mark Starks | Director: Brandon Hex | Stars: Ben Maclaine, Deanna Meske, Wally Wingert, Paul Ganus

37. Children of the Dog Star (1984 TV Mini-Series)

24 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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An alien lands on Earth and is taken in by Earth children.

Stars: Sarah Dunn, Jeison Wallace, Hamish Bartle, Roy Billing

38. In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973 TV Movie)

Documentary

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An edited version of the 1970 German documentary "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (Chariots of the Gods), this examines the theory that aliens have landed on Earth in ancient times and were ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Ringe, Erich von Däniken | Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Rod Serling, Harold P. Klein, James Lawless, Erich von Däniken

39. Search for the Gods (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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Two young people search for a valuable medallion, which they believe will prove that aliens from outer space visited Earth in prehistoric times.

Writers: Herman Miller, Ken Pettus | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Stephen McHattie, Ralph Bellamy, Victoria Racimo

40. Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992)

Unrated | 48 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In the year 1000, aliens from the planet Quetzalcoatl flee their dying planet and take refuge under the Earth's surface. Disturbed by 1950s American atomic testing, the aliens strike back ... See full summary »

Writer: Craig Baldwin | Director: Craig Baldwin | Stars: Maurice Bishop, Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, John Foster Dulles

41. Mark Starks' Martian (2010 Video)

Animation, Short

7.5
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Martian and Terra discover a lifeless Jovian freighter is not abandoned.

Writers: Nik Havert, Mark Starks | Director: Brandon Hex | Stars: Ben Maclaine, Deanna Meske, Mark Starks, Alex Mathias

42. Chariots of the Gods (1997 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.6
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An update of "Chariots of the Gods" (1970), this slick production provides updates of Erich von Däniken's controversial theories with von Däniken himself acting as co-host. Shooting ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Asher | Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Graham Hancock, Richard Karn, Erich von Däniken

43. The Outer Space Connection (1975)

G | 94 min | Documentary

7.0
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This documentary examines the speculation that aliens have visited Earth in ancient times, and built structures to which they will return at a future date.

Writers: Alan Landsburg, Fred Warshofsky | Director: Fred Warshofsky | Star: Rod Serling

44. Calls for Cthulhu (1996 Video)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

8.4
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The ultimate horror which, trapped beneath the ocean, awaits the time when the stars are right, to wreak destruction upon mankind. While he waits, he takes your calls.

Writers: Brand Gamblin, H.P. Lovecraft | Director: Brand Gamblin | Stars: Brand Gamblin, Paul Pawluk, Tori Spelling

45. Food for the Gods (2007)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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On a world light-years from Earth, a beautiful mystic warrior must choose between her people's future and the life of an American astronaut with whom she is in love.

Writers: H. Scott Hughes, Patricia C. Hughes, Phillip Matte | Director: H. Scott Hughes | Stars: Yvette Lu, Danny Dorosh, Takahiro Inoue, Beverly Wu

46. Ancient Astronauts: The Gods from Planet X (2011)

180 min | Documentary

6.8
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Jason Martell and Tom Van Flandern lecture about Planet X, ancient astronauts at the 2008 Central Coast Science-UFO Symposium.

Writer: Jason Martell | Director: Jason Martell | Stars: Roger Leir, Jason Martell, Tom Van Flandern

47. A Genesis Found (2010)

119 min | Adventure, Mystery

7.6
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In 1938, while working an excavation at Moundville Archaeological Park, Civilian Conservation Corp cadet John Patton Jr. found the key to our darkest secret - an anomalous skeleton neither ... See full summary »

Writer: Lee Fanning | Director: Lee Fanning | Stars: Elliot Moon, Elise Zieman, Luke Weaver, Bennett Parker

48. UFOs 1973: Aliens, Abductions and Extraordinary Sightings (2010)

90 min | Documentary

4.2
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The year was 1973. It was a tumultuous year filled with news of Watergate, the Vietnam War and many other historical events. UFO sightings were on the increase culminating in abductions and... See full summary »

Writer: Jay Michael Long | Director: Michael J. Long | Star: Jay Michael Long

49. Ancient Astronauts: Our Extraterrestrial Legacy (2011)

240 min | Documentary

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This documentary explores the historical settlement of the Sumerians in Mesopotamia during the Chalcolithic era.

Writer: Jason Martell | Director: Jason Martell | Star: Jason Martell

50. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: A Hundred Days (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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After a cataclysmic meteorite bombardment, Col. Jack O'Neil finds himself stranded on a primitive planet with its stargate apparently permanently inaccessible.

Creators: Brad Wright, Jonathan Glassner | Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge