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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

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

8.9
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith, David Tennant

2. 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

3. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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83 Metascore

A Paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home..

Writer: James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

5. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.

Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

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

7. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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87 Metascore

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Writers: James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

8. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Writers: Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

9. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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94 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

10. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell | Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

11. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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36 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

12. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Pulled to the far side of the Galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Creators: Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

13. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

14. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Writers: Josh Friedman, David Koepp, H.G. Wells | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

15. V (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman

16. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

17. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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70 Metascore

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Writers: David Howard, Robert Gordon | Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

18. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.6
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

19. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Writers: David Scarpa, Edmund H. North | Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

20. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Writers: Len Brown, Woody Gelman, Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Norman Saunders, Jonathan Gems | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

21. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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65 Metascore

Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Writers: David Koepp, George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

22. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A prequel series, set 100 years before the original Star Trek series, which focuses on the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the formation of the Federation and the Earth-Romulan Wars. The series is set aboard the Earth ship Enterprise NX-01, captained by Jonathan Archer.

Creators: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

23. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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62 Metascore

A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Writer: James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

24. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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35 Metascore

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

25. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.

Writers: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

26. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

Writers: Steve Gerber, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

27. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

28. Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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37 Metascore

A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.

Writer: Christopher Bertolini | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ramon Rodriguez

29. The Last Days on Mars (2013)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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46 Metascore

A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

Writers: Sydney J. Bounds, Clive Dawson | Director: Ruairi Robinson | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams

30. Men in Black II (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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49 Metascore

Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory.

Writers: Lowell Cunningham, Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle

31. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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49 Metascore

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Writers: Gene Brewer, Charles Leavitt | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

32. 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

33. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurances.

Writers: David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel, Kevin Williamson | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

34. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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40 Metascore

A firefighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky-but-sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Writers: Don Jakoby, David Diamond, David Weissman | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

35. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The events and battles of the Old Republic's last major war is recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey DeLisle

36. The Event (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Creator: Nick Wauters | Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

37. Species II (1998)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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19 Metascore

An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.

Writers: Dennis Feldman, Chris Brancato | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, Mykelti Williamson

38. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Unrated | 79 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

39. Explorers (1985)

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

6.6
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Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Luke | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite, Bradley Gregg

40. V (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 197 min | Sci-Fi

7.9
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When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Writer: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant, Peter Nelson

41. Transformers Prime (2010– )

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

7.7
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In this new set of adventures the Autobots live on Earth and maintain their secret identity. They are joined by 3 teens as they battle the Decepticons.

Stars: Peter Cullen, Sumalee Montano, Jeffrey Combs, Frank Welker

42. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Writers: Charles Lederer, John W. Campbell Jr. | Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

43. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Writers: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O'Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie | Director: Gerald Potterton | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

44. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

8.0
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Two opposing camps of alien transforming robots fight in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton

45. Repo Man (1984)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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75 Metascore

Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result.

Writer: Alex Cox | Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash

46. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Writers: Charles Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo | Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

47. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)

60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

Creator: Russell T. Davies | Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong, Tommy Knight

48. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents.

Writers: George Lucas, Bob Carrau | Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

49. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

50. Shopgirl (2005)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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62 Metascore

A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

Writer: Steve Martin | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras