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1. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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74 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Writers: Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Post-production

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. ... See full summary »

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris | Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

3. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Writer: Neill Blomkamp | Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

4. Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

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?

Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris | Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

5. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Romance

8.5
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94 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon | Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

6. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Writers: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe | Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

7. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Set after the events in 'Terminator 2' Sarah Connor and her son John, trying to stay under-the-radar from the government as they plot to destroy the computer network Skynet in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

8. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action

8.0
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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Writers: Bob Kane, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Bob Goodman | Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

9. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

10. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.3
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The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.

Writers: Bob Kane, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Bob Goodman | Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, David Selby

11. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

Writers: Bob Kane, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko, Michael Reaves | Directors: Eric Radomski, Bruce W. Timm, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach

12. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Writer: Ralph Bakshi | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Jesse Welles, Bob Holt, Richard Romanus, David Proval

13. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future.

Writer: John Varley | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

14. Sky Blue (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Action, Fantasy, Animation

6.8
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53 Metascore

Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Keyes, Moon-saeng Kim, Jay Lender, Jun-Young Park, Sunmin Park, Yong-jun Park, Howard Rabinowitz, Jeffrey Winter, Micah Wright | Director: Moon-saeng Kim | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung, Mark Lindsay

15. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Writer: Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

16. Life After People (2009– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.7
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What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble ... See full summary »

Stars: James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton, Tanya Wattenburg Komas

17. Habitat (1997)

R | 120 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy

4.7
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In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that... See full summary »

Writer: Rene Daalder | Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Tchéky Karyo, Alice Krige, Kenneth Welsh

18. Intrepid (2014)

Action | Post-production

Time is a corrupted resource held in a bleak future. Phoenix should have died before he was born but has a gift to control the odds. With everyone he trusts now taken from his life he must harness a power born in him or time is up forever.

Writer: Cyrus Hogg | Director: Cyrus Hogg | Stars: Booboo Stewart, Louis Mandylor, Brittany Curran, Jessika Van

19. Droid Gunner (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

2.6
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In the future, the threat of global takeover by cyborg units has forced Earth to outlaw their use. But when four female androids are smuggled to Earth, Jack Ford is assigned to track them ... See full summary »

Writer: William C. Martell | Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Marc Singer, Matthias Hues, Rochelle Swanson, Robin Clarke

20. Chrysalis (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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As our world suffers the ravages of humankind, scientists look for ways to sustain life. When one of them falls ill and a chrysalis forms around him, a tug of war ensues about the future of the stricken scientist.

Writers: Ray Bradbury, Roger Lay Jr., Tony Baez Milan | Director: Tony Baez Milan | Stars: John Klemantaski, Darren Kendrick, Glen Vaughan, Corey Landis

21. The Fire Next Time (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 195 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama

6.2
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2017: The greenhouse effect and global warming take their toll as droughts, floods, and hurricanes wreak mass destruction in a world gone mad, one family struggles to survive against all odds...

Writer: James S. Henerson | Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Farnsworth, Jürgen Prochnow

22. Hybrid (1998 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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A group of space renegades hook up with a drifter named McQueen. Together they hole up in an abandoned research facility for the night and are relentlessly pursued by a human/monster hybrid.

Writer: Sean O'Bannon | Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: John Blyth Barrymore, Brinke Stevens, J.J. North, Tim Abell

23. Future Kick (1991)

R | 76 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.2
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On Earth in the future Don "The Dragon" Wilson takes on a sinister corporation that trades in black market human body parts. He single handedly manages to restore law and order in a motion ... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine Cyran, Damian Klaus | Director: Damian Klaus | Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Meg Foster, Chris Penn, Eb Lottimer

24. Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (2013)

24 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A post-holocaust action adventure set on the deserted wastelands of Eastern Finland in 2034. A trio of synthesizer warriors calling themselves Nightsatan conduct musical rituals in order to maintain what is left of their sanity.

Writer: Christer Lindström | Director: Christer Lindström | Stars: Kristian Aho, Inhalator II, Miska Kaukonen, Elias Kokkonen

25. Skint (2013– )

Documentary

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A true account of life on an English housing estate. With those on Government handouts, drugs, booze & long-term unemployment.

Star: Ralph Ineson

26. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant... See full summary »

Writer: Peter S. Fischer | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

27. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that ... See full summary »

Writer: David de Vries | Director: David de Vries | Stars: Struan Rodger, John Anderson, David Brin, Bill Bruninga

28. The Airzone Solution (1993 Video)

65 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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It is the near future and, thanks to the Industrial age, an environmental catastrophe looms. The public is given gas masks as Toxic Air Alerts increase and it looks like the Earth is slowly... See full summary »

Writer: Nicholas Briggs | Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Heather Tracy

29. Sonic CD (1993 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.9
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Sonic must save the past, present, and future of Little Planet, as well as rescue Amy Rose from his evil double, Metal Sonic.

Director: Naoto Ohshima

30. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

31. Damnatus (2008)

108 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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Writer: Huan Vu | Director: Huan Vu | Stars: Benjamin Ade-Thurow, Günther Arnulf, Ernst Bamert, Norbert Bauschatz

32. Smog (1973 TV Movie)

86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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Writer: Wolfgang Menge | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Wolfgang Grönebaum, Heinz Schacht, Michaela Henner

33. The 3rd Letter (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Writers: Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Bastiaan Koch | Director: Grzegorz Jonkajtys | Stars: Rodrigo Lopresti, Dulcie Anne Rosales, Can Tuncer

34. Lost Memories (2012)

3 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A beautiful couple, a city over-saturated by holograms and digital stream. A Polaroid camera. Tomorrow will never be the same.

Writer: François Ferracci | Director: François Ferracci | Stars: Luka Kellou, Magali Heu

35. No Vacancy (2005)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Global responses to the Human Population Explosion; impact on the environment and biodiversity.

Writers: Michael Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison, Bob Gillespie, Elizabeth Hughes | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Kalpana Apte, Rofina Asuru, John Awoonor-Williams

36. Second Wind (2012 Video)

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The Earth is uninhabited any more. There is no air to breathe. No water, no vegetation. But from time to time among waste and barren soils there appears strange metal flowers - as if it is ones desperate effort to revive the dead nature.

Writer: Sergey Tsyss | Director: Sergey Tsyss | Star: Artyom Parhomenko

37. Canopy (2011)

Short, Fantasy

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In the not too far off future, the world has started to decay. Forests are dying, and the sap of a certain tree becomes very valuable. Conflict arises between those trying to protect the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Chwirka, David Ferry Jr., Joseph Hopkins | Director: Ben Chwirka | Stars: Chris Chavez, Kristen Rakes, Amy Baklini, Lava Buckley

38. Mayhem's Razor (2008)

16 min | Short, Crime, Sci-Fi

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It is the year 2012. Gina Tally, widow to a murdered cop, is awoken Christmas Eve night to loud sounds coming from downstairs. She discovers wounded Barkley Rains, a gang member to Mayhem's... See full summary »

Writer: Chase Kuertz | Director: Chase Kuertz | Stars: Deanna Glasser, Shawn Whitsell, Rashad Rayford, Marc Allen

39. Happy Days (2012)

8 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A post-apocalyptic tale of a brother and sister who at the most desperate moment of their lives meet a mysterious man that will change their life.

Writer: Shant Dolbakian | Director: Shant Dolbakian | Stars: Adrian Jaworski, Alexandra Morgan, Andrew Rotilio

40. Dream (II) (2010)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig | Director: Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig | Stars: Narankhand.Ts, Yalalt.n

41. Polemic in 3 Voices (2011)

7 min | Short, Drama

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42. L'ultimo seme (2011)

7 min | Short, Action, Drama

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43. Replay (II) (2009)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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In a destroyed world, the only glimpse of hope is the memory of a forgotten past. But be careful not to let your dreams control your mind.

44. Levity: Xero Error Minus1 (2010)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.9
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Scientists from the future create Project Xero Error to track lost history. An advanced Natural Intelligence Cyborg XE7 witnesses an unexplained event in time.

Writer: Ashraf Ghori | Director: Ashraf Ghori | Stars: Mouna Abbassy, Adnan Arif, Nasser Chhipa, Rhiannon Downie

45. We Want a Future (2011)

5 min | Short

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Director: Massimiliano D'Epiro

46. It's Too Late (2009)

7 min | Short, Drama

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47. Bad Earth (2011)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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48. Toxhibition (2011)

Short, Thriller

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A young woman journeys through a twisted gallery, exhibiting the consequences of pollution.

Writer: Tiger Blam | Director: Tom Titulaer | Stars: Nienke 's Gravemade, Hiske Bongaarts, Christopher Guillemette

49. The Life Show (2011)

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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50. Gargoyles (1994–1996)
Episode: Future Tense (1996)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Goliath attempts to use the phoenix gate to travel through time to get to Manhattan. He arrives to find Demona has joined the clan, and is married to Brooklyn. Xanatos has the gargoyles on ... See full summary »

Creator: Greg Weisman | Director: Bob Kline | Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis