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

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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

Votes: 77,911

2. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harve Bennett | Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 52,712

3. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.7
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74 Metascore

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Mayersberg, Walter Tevis | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 14,421

4. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Mark Russell, Max Kleven

Votes: 1,348

5. This Island Earth (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Writers: Raymond F. Jones, Franklin Coen, Edward G. O'Callaghan | Directors: Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Lance Fuller

Votes: 6,184

6. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Set in the ancient past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their god, the sun, in return for ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Guest, J.G. Ballard | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon, Patrick Allen, Drewe Henley

Votes: 1,456

7. Alien Agent (2007 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.1
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A lawman from another galaxy must stop an invading force from building a gateway to planet Earth.

Writer: Vlady Pildysh | Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Amelia Cooke, Emma Lahana, William MacDonald

Votes: 1,027

8. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley. He is abducted by an alien that takes his shape and marries Marge on the next day. ... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Vittes | Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, Robert Ivers

Votes: 1,734

9. Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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A scientist is monitoring atomic tests.

Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder | Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton, Frank Gerstle

Votes: 1,342

10. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Writer: Ronald Davidson | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford

Votes: 278

11. 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.

Writers: Jeff Hare, Declan O'Brien, Kevin Moore | Director: Andrew Wild | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Reagan Pasternak, Joel Keller, Roman Podhora

Votes: 613

12. To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)

148 min | Sci-Fi

4.8
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

Writers: Kir Bulychyov, Richard Viktorov | Directors: Richard Viktorov, Nikolay Viktorov | Stars: Yelena Metyolkina, Vadim Ledogorov, Uldis Lieldidz, Yelena Fadeyeva

Votes: 735

13. Challenge of the SuperFriends (1978– )
Episode: Conquerors of the Future/Invasion of the Brain Creatures (1978)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Family

7.5
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The Legion of Doom pretends to be the Legion of Good before traveling to 3984 and taking over a domed city with the help of the primitive Barlocks.

Writer: Jeffrey Scott | Directors: Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano | Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 6

14. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Naked Time (1966)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The crew is infected with a mysterious disease that removes people's emotional inhibitions to a dangerous degree.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Stewart Moss, Majel Barrett

Votes: 1,369

15. Space Academy (1977–1979)
Episode: The Rocks of Janus (1977)

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The Cadets set out to investigate two strange asteroids on a collision course with Space Academy. What they discover astounds them.

Creator: Allen Ducovny | Director: George Tyne | Stars: Jonathan Harris, Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson

Votes: 5

16. Space Academy (1977–1979)
Episode: The Survivors of Zalon (1977)

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The Cadets race to a planet in its death throes to rescue a young orphan serving there as caretaker to alien eggs. Gampu enters delicate negotiations with the alien over the boy's future.

Creator: Allen Ducovny | Directors: Jeffrey Hayden, George Tyne | Stars: Jonathan Harris, Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson

Votes: 10