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1. The Orville (2017– )

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

7.9
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Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes

Votes: 23,234

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 642,465 | Gross: $78.90M

3. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 307,725 | Gross: $27.11M

4. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 191,973 | Gross: $180.01M

5. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 450,315 | Gross: $281.49M

6. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 390,437 | Gross: $139.31M

7. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 81,137 | Gross: $38.18M

8. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

Votes: 108,587 | Gross: $56.68M

9. Lexx (1997–2002)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

7.4
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Dark comedy set in a nightmarish future about a group of unlikely antiheroes forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.

Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

Votes: 5,300

10. The Time Machine (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 30,131

11. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 14,403

12. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

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

Votes: 8,305 | Gross: $9.00M

13. Thundercats (1985–1989)

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

7.9
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 13,413

14. 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. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

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

Votes: 5,284 | Gross: $5.78M

15. Mutant Chronicles (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 24,328 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Gandahar (1988)

PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Plummer, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Catherine Chevallier

Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $0.37M

17. Meikyû monogatari (1987)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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A trilogy of separate stories. In "Labyrinth labyrinthos", a girl and her cat enter a strange world. In "Running Man", a racer takes on the ultimate opponent. In "Construction Cancellation Order", a man must shut down worker robots.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima, Iemasa Kayumi

Votes: 1,961

18. The Illustrated Man (1969)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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In 1930s, a psychotic drifter who's after the mystery woman who covered his whole body in illustrations that foresee distant future shows three of them (The Veldt, The Long Rain and The Last Night of the World) to a mesmerized traveler.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins

Votes: 2,298

19. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980–1981)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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An animated series based loosely on the TV show "Happy Days". Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and Mr. Cool (The Fonz's dog) meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Didi Conn

Votes: 146

20. Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)

R | 76 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

5.7
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A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.

Director: Martyn Pick | Stars: Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Sean Pertwee, Steven Waddington

Votes: 5,230

21. Starhunter (2000– )

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In 2275, a team of bounty hunters tries to stop a conspiracy involving alien DNA. In 2300, bounty hunter Travis Montana searches for his lost father.

Stars: Tanya Allen, Stephen Marcus, Michael Paré, Murray Melvin

Votes: 691

22. Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Crime, Music

7.2
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In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.

Director: G.B. Hajim | Stars: Claudia Black, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer

Votes: 1,579

23. Vychislitel (2014)

82 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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Ten prisoners condemned to exile on a hostile planet XT-59 must pave the way through swamp to reach the Islands of Happiness, the only safe area on the planet, before the harsh climate or the underground horrors kill them all.

Director: Dmitriy Grachev | Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Anna Chipovskaya, Vinnie Jones, Nikita Panfilov

Votes: 792

24. Space Patrol (1950–1955)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Votes: 72

25. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 247

26. Battlespace (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

2.7
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A futuristic sci-fi adventure begins after the destruction of their Universe. With a militaristic race of modified humans in hot pursuit Colonel Mara Shryyke finds herself stranded on an ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Johnson | Stars: Eve Connelly, Blake Edgerton, Paul Darrow, Iva Franks Singer

Votes: 377

27. The Last Schnitzel (2017)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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When the president of The Grand Turkish Republic demands a schnitzel before allowing any Turks to leave the vanishing earth, his hapless assistant Kamil must come up with the fried meat, despite the chickens being dead for over 200 years.

Directors: Kaan Arici, Ismet Kurtulus | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Serkan Keskin, Sevket Süha Tezel, Cem Zeynel Kiliç

Votes: 48

28. Space Cobra (1982– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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In the 24th Century, space adventurer Cobra, charismatic vagabond with mysterious past and a powerful "psychogun" for a hand, fights diabolical crime syndicate known as the Galactic Guild with the help of his android friend Lady Armaroid.

Stars: Nachi Nozawa, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Gara Takashima, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Votes: 405

29. Wanderers (2014)

4 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

7.6
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What if we, humans, were to expand beyond the limited bounds of our pale blue dot called planet Earth?

Director: Erik Wernquist | Star: Carl Sagan

Votes: 733

30. Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Ser Lev Arris wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and where he is coming from. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen 10 or more years ago because ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Hilliker, Erin Roberts | Stars: John Rowe, Clive Owen, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 239

31. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987–1988)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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In the distant future, a team of four high tech Star Sheriffs defends frontier space colony Yuma from outlaws, as well as Outriders, an army of humanoid alien beings called Vapors, led by mysterious Nemesis, who need Yuma's resources.

Stars: Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley, Pat Musick, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 1,825

32. Freelancer (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.1
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You play a freelance pilot who makes a living as a mercenary who gets targeted in a conspiracy for alien artifacts.

Directors: Carole Ruggier, Harry A. Jarvis III | Stars: Ian Ziering, Jennifer Hale, John Rhys-Davies, Michael T. Weiss

Votes: 406

33. Ginga eiyû densetsu: Waga seifuku wa hoshi no taikai (1988)

60 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two interstellar armies continue their 150-year-long war. On both sides, mid-ranking soldiers question the judgment of their superior officers and worry about the future.

Director: Noboru Ishiguro | Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Kei Tomiyama, Masashi Hironaka, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 436

34. Space Police (1986 TV Movie)

52 min | Action, Crime, Family

6.0
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A New York cop is put in charge of a space police precinct and charged with the duty of protecting alien worlds from the evils of organised crime.

Director: Tony Bell | Stars: Shane Rimmer, Catherine Chevalier, Desirée Erasmus, Jeff Harding

Votes: 13

35. Emperor: Battle for Dune (2002 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Direct sequel to real time strategy game Dune 2000. When Emperor is murdered, the three great houses, Atreides, Harkonnen and Ordos, start a secret war with one another on Arrakis for the seat and Spacing Guild hatches a sinister plot.

Director: Joseph D. Kucan | Stars: Michael Dorn, Michael McShane, Musetta Vander, Vincent Schiavelli

Votes: 164

36. Xyber 9: New Dawn (1999– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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On the war-torn world of Terrana, adventurous orphaned 15-year-old boy Jack finds a powerful A.I. device called Xyber 9 and uses it to gather allies and defeat the forces of evil overlord Machestro.

Stars: Jason Marsden, Rene Auberjonois, Tim Curry, Chris Marquette

Votes: 47

37. Savage Planet (2007 TV Movie)

Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.3
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A team of scientists explore a new planet and find much more than expected.

Director: Andrew Wild | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Reagan Pasternak, Joel Keller, Roman Podhora

Votes: 644

38. Avenger (2003– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.1
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Years into the future, colonies have been established on Mars. Resources on the dying red planet are thin, and the domed cities have resorted to a gladiator contest to determine which of ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Yanaka, Sumi Shimamoto, Megumi Toyoguchi, Mika Kanai

Votes: 59

39. Ôdîn - Kôshi hobune stâraito (1985)

139 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A distress signal from a point near Jupiter takes the crew of the space-ship Starlight on a voyage through the sea of stars to a mysterious planet called Odin, the possible birthplace of the universe.

Directors: Takeshi Shirato, Eiichi Yamamoto, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Edward Glen, Keiko Han, Stacey Gregg

Votes: 120

40. The Gunslinger Grifter Logan

90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A world once kept peaceful and beautiful by the benevolent forces of Magic, now lies in ruins with but one exception: The Federation. This totalitarian State run by a ruthless Overlord, is ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Rubac | Stars: Steve Polites, Vincent De Paul, Danny Gavigan, Mat Wright

41. The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (1998 Video Game)

K-A | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy

9.2
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Temporal agent Gage Blackwood must take one final trip through time and visit Atlantis, Shangri La and El Dorado to find an artifact called the Legacy of Time and stop an alien invasion. His A.I. bud Arthur joins him once again.

Directors: Phil Saunders, Tommy Yune | Stars: Jerry Rector, Michele Scarabelli, Daniel Mann, David Fenner

Votes: 58

42. Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Real time strategy game set five years after the events of Disney's Treasure Planet (2002). Jim Hawkins has become an officer in the Royal Navy and must defend his world from a mysterious invading fleet with John Silver's help.

Stars: Brian Murray, Adam Paul, Susanne Blakeslee, Joe Whyte

Votes: 12

43. Zvyozdniy vors (2012)

115 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In the year of 2221 Professor Chasharskiy leads an expedition to another planets through tunnel in Earth on the Scarab spaceship which is a modified winter service vehicle.

Directors: Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin | Stars: Andrey Kagadeev, Nikolay Kopeykin, Siarhei Mikhalok, Roman Maksimov

Votes: 21

44. Hellbender (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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In this sequel to space combat simulator Fury³, the genetically engineered Bions return for round two. The player must destroy them with the help of an experimental space fighter called Hellbender and its female A.I. navigator, E.V.E.

Stars: Teresa Castracane, Robert Zenk, Robert Nadir, Krisha Fairchild

Votes: 17

45. Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern (2001 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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On a planet Pern that resembles Earth during the Middle Ages, dragons and their riders defend the planet from a deadly space spore every few centuries. One dragonrider, D'Kor, must investigate a suspicious sudden viral outbreak.

Stars: Patrick Albenque, Paul Bandey, Paul Barrett, Kim Michelle Broderick

Votes: 14

46. First They Came for... (2008)

5 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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Inspired by the poem by Reverend Martin Niemoller of the same name, First They Came for...is set in a not so distant future where a nondescript regime takes away innocent people while one ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Chaplin | Stars: Scott Ganyo, Gavin Rulon, Michael Z. Williamson, Dane Rogers

Votes: 25

47. Krabi (1976)

12 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.5
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A sci-fi film that is an allegory about the suicidal character of war waged by militant factions. A military scientist who originally intends to breed perfect robots - crabs, based on the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Mergl

Votes: 24

48. Dark Side of the Moon (1998 Video Game)

Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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FMV adventure game about Jake, who arrives to his late uncle's mining space station after inheriting it to investigate his death. Was it suicide or are the mining corporation and the indigenous people who work as miners somehow involved?

Director: Edward Bowen | Stars: Larry Parks, Peggy Droz, Sheila Duell, Lauren Ellis

Votes: 16

49. Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri (1996 Video Game)

T | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Strike Force Centauri led by mech pilot Nikola ap Io is the top defense unit of Alpha Centauri colonies. They usually fight pirates and bandits, but now the forces of Terra Hegemony, the tyrannical ruling body of Earth, are coming.

Directors: Barry Bransfield, Dan Schmidt | Stars: Dian Bachar, Ken Baltin, Mark Berry, Eric Brosius

50. Junk Head 1 (2014)

30 min | Animation, Short, Mystery

7.8
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In the distant future, mankind begins research on clones that live underground in search of lost genetic information.

Director: Takahide Hori

Votes: 140