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1. Man of Steel (2013)

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

7.3
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, an alien of a now extinct race disguised as a bystander of our kind is forced to reveal his true 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

2. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Writers: Gavin Hood, Orson Scott Card | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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

6.4
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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

4. 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

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. Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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72 Metascore

After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel returns to Earth to become the people's savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane.

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Bryan Singer, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden

7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Writers: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick | Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

8. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.4
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

9. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Writers: Don Payne, Mark Frost, John Turman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

10. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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42 Metascore

The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Writers: Irwin Allen, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers

11. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.8
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Writers: Ben Ramsey, Akira Toriyama | Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

12. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.4
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9 Metascore

After enslavement & near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.

Writers: Corey Mandell, J.D. Shapiro, L. Ron Hubbard | Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

13. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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49 Metascore

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Writers: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar, Jack Fletcher, Ramin Mebdy | Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

14. 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

15. Soldier (I) (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A soldier is dumped on a waste disposal planet and lives among a community of crash survivors on the planet and takes it upon himself to defend his new home when genetic engineered soldiers are ordered to eliminate the crash survivors.

Writer: David Webb Peoples | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen

16. Forbidden Planet (1956)

TV-PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Writers: Cyril Hume, Irving Block, Allen Adler | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

17. Titan A.E. (2000)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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48 Metascore

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

Writers: Hans Bauer, Randall McCormick, Ben Edlund, John August, Joss Whedon | Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello | Stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo

18. Star Trek: Generations (1994)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga | Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Frakes

19. Lexx (1997–2002)

Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

7.4
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A group of desperate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.

Creator: Paul Donovan | Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

20. Kaboom (2010)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.8
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64 Metascore

A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

Writer: Gregg Araki | Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida

21. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Writers: John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

22. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Writers: John Sayles, Anne Dyer | Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman | Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon

23. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981– )

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.0
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

24. DBZ: A Final Solitary Battle! The Z Warrior Son Goku's Father Challenges Frieza (1990 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 48 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A prequel to the original Dragonball series, this TV movie tells the story of Son Goku's father Bardock and his futile attempt to stop Freeza from destroying his planet Vegeta. It also ... See full summary »

Writers: Neil Bligh, Akira Toriyama | Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto | Stars: Sonny Strait, Linda Young, Christopher Sabat, Chris Forbis

25. Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001 Video Game)

T | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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As the game continues, we meet characters and new bosses to defeat.

Director: Masahiro Sakurai | Stars: Dean Harrington, Charles Martinet, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Kazumi Totaka

26. Space Pirate Captain Harlock: Arcadia of My Youth (1982)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Space captain Harlock, the latest in a family of proud aerial warriors, begins his journey to free the oppressed Earth from the despotic Illumidas Command.

Writers: Leiji Matsumoto, Yooichi Onaka | Director: Tomoharu Katsumata | Stars: Makio Inoue, Kei Tomiyama, Takeshi Aono, Lanny Broyles

27. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.3
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The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Writers: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber | Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

28. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.5
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A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Star: Jennifer Hale

29. Super Metroid (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.5
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Samus Aran returns to the brooding planet Zebes to recover the last metroid from the Space Pirates.

Star: Dan Owsen

30. Metroid (1986 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Metroid is an action-adventure game in which the player controls Samus Aran in sprite-rendered two-dimensional landscapes. The game takes place on the planet Zebes, a large, open-ended ... See full summary »

Writer: Makoto Kanoh | Directors: Yoshio Sakamoto, Satoru Okada

31. Metroid 4 (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.8
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After the fall of Zebes (Super Metroid), Samus and a research team from Galactic Federation travel to SR388, only to find more trouble. After the Metroids were considered to be wiped out, ... See full summary »

Writer: Yoshio Sakamoto | Director: Yoshio Sakamoto

32. Metroid II: The Return of Samus (1992 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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After stopping the threat on the planet Zebes, Samus Aran is asked to eliminate the entire remaining Metroid population of the planet SR388.

Directors: Hiroyuki Kimura, Hiroji Kiyotake

33. Metroid: Zero Mission (2003 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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The full story of Samus Aran's first mission unfolds.

Director: Yoshio Sakamoto

34. Ko-Ko's Earth Control (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Koko the Clown and his dog Fitz walk into a building where levers that control various aspects of the Earth are located. After Fitz presses a particular lever, the world goes topsy-turvy and out-of-control.

Director: Dave Fleischer

35. Big Bang (1990)

4 min | Short, Animation

6.6
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Planet Earth has become a gigantic landfill, as a gardener and her husband learn too late.

Writer: Bruno Bozzetto | Director: Bruno Bozzetto

36. Super Star Wars (1992 Video Game)

E | Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.3
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Star Wars comes to life on the Super Nintendo. The fourth chapter in the soon to be completed Star Wars trilogy. As the scene sets, a Star Destroyer is firing at a Rebel Blockade Runner, ... See full summary »

37. RayForce (1994 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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Directors: Yukio Ishikawa, Tatsuo Nakamura

38. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Asylum of the Daleks (2012)

TV-PG | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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The Doctor along with an Amy and Rory who are headed for divorce are kidnapped by the Daleks. They find themselves before the Dalek Parliament and the Doctor is quite surprised when he ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Moffat, Terry Nation | Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Jenna Coleman

39. Thundercats (1985–1989)
Episode: Exodus (1985)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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As their home world is about to explode, the Thundercat Nobles escape. Their engine is damaged so they can't go to their intended destination. While the others enter sleep chambers to ... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Starr, Ted Wolf | Stars: Bob McFadden, Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton

40. Justice League (2001–2006)
Episode: For the Man Who Has Everything (2004)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Batman and Wonder Woman find Superman immobilized in the Fortress of Solitude by a plant sent by the would-be conqueror Mongul.

Writers: J.M. DeMatteis, Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore | Director: Dan Riba | Stars: George Newbern, Susan Eisenberg, Kevin Conroy, Eric Roberts

41. Futurama (1999– )
Episode: In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela (2010)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Zapp and Leela are alone on an unknown planet after their mission to destroy a death star fails, while the rest of the gang tries to save Earth from being the star's next victim.

Writers: Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Carolyn Premish | Director: Dwayne Carey-Hill | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

42. Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984– )
Episode: Pidge's Home Planet (1984)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

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When Pidge's home planet, Balto, is attacked by Zarkon and Lotor's forces, Keith, Lance, Pidge, and Hunk prepare to leave immediately to stop them. When the guys run into trouble in the ... See full summary »

Writer: Stan Oliver | Stars: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Neil Ross

43. Challenge of the SuperFriends (1978– )
Episode: Secret Origins of the SuperFriends/Terror from the Phantom Zone (1978)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Family

7.9
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Lex Luthor takes the Legion of Doom into the past so that they can prevent Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern from coming into existence.

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

44. Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996– )
Episode: Super Nova (1997)

R | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Brian Downey, Eva Habermann, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield

45. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The End of the World (2005)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.7
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Rose goes off on her first adventure with the Doctor who takes her 5 billion years into the future to view a cataclysmic event: the destruction of the Earth. They're on an orbiting space ... See full summary »

Writer: Russell T. Davies | Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Simon Paisley Day, Yasmin Bannerman

46. Andromeda (2000–2005)
Episode: The Heart of the Journey: Part 2 (2005)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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The Earth explodes before Harper makes his visit, the Andromeda manages to save Harper from destruction and runs from a Nietzschean attack fleet coming from the ruins of the planet. ... See full summary »

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Steve Bacic