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1. Supergirl (2015– )

43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Filming

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Creator: Andrew Kreisberg | Stars: Melissa Benoist, Derek Mio, Jaidan Jiron, Ben Begley

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 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

Votes: 749,685

3. Man of Steel (2013)

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

7.2
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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

Votes: 463,592

4. 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

Votes: 161,810

5. Superman Returns (2006)

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

6.1
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72 Metascore

Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.

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

Votes: 224,554

6. 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

Votes: 305,353

7. 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

Votes: 291,802

8. 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, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 141,319

9. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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

Votes: 112,571

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

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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

Votes: 190,249

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

Votes: 50,451

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

Votes: 61,596

13. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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

Votes: 55,039

14. Forbidden Planet (1956)

Passed | 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

Votes: 30,845

15. 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

Votes: 4,274

16. 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

Votes: 49,552

17. 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

Votes: 68,752

18. 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

Votes: 41,786

19. 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

Votes: 54,875

20. 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: 53,008

21. 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

Votes: 9,637

22. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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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

Votes: 15,203

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

Votes: 7,668

24. 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

Votes: 5,029

25. Dragonball Z: Bardock the Father of Goku (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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The tale of Bardock, the father of Goku, and his rebellion against his master the mighty Frieza.

Writers: Neil Bligh, Akira Toriyama | Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryûsei Nakao, Banjô Ginga, Shô Hayami

Votes: 1,945

26. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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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

Votes: 1,844

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

T | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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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

Votes: 1,080

28. 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, Yûjirô Ishihara, Shûichi Ikeda

Votes: 504

29. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.9
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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

Votes: 915

30. Super Metroid (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Horror

9.1
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Samus Aran returns to the brooding planet Zebes to recover the last metroid from the Space Pirates.

Star: Dan Owsen

Votes: 846

31. Metroid (1986 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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

Votes: 542

32. Metroid 4 (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.5
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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

Votes: 262

33. Metroid: Zero Mission (2003 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The full story of Samus Aran's first mission unfolds.

Director: Yoshio Sakamoto

Votes: 199

34. 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

Votes: 54

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

K-A | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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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

Votes: 150

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

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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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

Votes: 263

37. Super Star Wars (1992 Video Game)

E | Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.8
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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 »

Director: Kalani Streicher

Votes: 193

38. RayForce (1994 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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Directors: Yukio Ishikawa, Tatsuo Nakamura

39. 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

Votes: 3,374

40. 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

Votes: 60

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

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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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

Votes: 212

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

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 1,057

43. 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

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

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Family

8.2
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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

Votes: 19

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

R | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Brian Downey, Eva Habermann, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield

Votes: 39

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

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

7.7
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The Doctor takes Rose to the year 5 billion to witness the destruction of the Earth.

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

Votes: 2,968

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

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Creators: Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Gene Roddenberry | Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Steve Bacic

Votes: 56