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1. 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: 302,104

2. Barbarella (1968)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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In the far future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people.

Writers: Jean-Claude Forest, Claude Brulé, Terry Southern, Roger Vadim, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates | Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 21,763

3. Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012– )

22 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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An anthology series in which each episode is a self-contained story set in a different world, with all stories linked together by an asteroid called the Metal Hurlant, which is passing ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Adkins, Karl E. Landler, Dominique Pinon, Lygie Duvivier

Votes: 1,055

4. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 14,767

5. Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders.

Writers: Stefan Wul, Roland Topor, René Laloux | Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 10,772

6. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Marker | Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 18,145

7. Immortal (Ad Vitam) (2004)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.0
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In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.

Writers: Enki Bilal, Serge Lehman | Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Linda Hardy, Thomas Kretschmann, Charlotte Rampling, Yann Collette

Votes: 17,107

8. Gandahar (1988)

PG | 78 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation

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.

Writers: René Laloux, Jean-Pierre Andrevon, Raphael Cluzel, Isaac Asimov | Director: René Laloux | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Plummer, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Catherine Chevallier

Votes: 2,281

9. Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.9
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In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a ... See full summary »

Writers: Luc Besson, Pierre Jolivet | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

Votes: 4,031

10. Time Masters (1982)

78 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Wul, René Laloux, Jean Giraud, Jean-Patrick Manchette | Director: René Laloux | Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros, Yves-Marie Maurin

Votes: 3,266

11. Kamikaze (1986)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A crazy old and bored scientist invents a system which allows him to reach through the airwaves and transform live TV cameras into weapons to kill whoever is being filmed.

Writers: Luc Besson, Didier Grousset | Director: Didier Grousset | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michel Galabru, Dominique Lavanant, Romane Bohringer

Votes: 332

12. Shock Treatment (1973)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Doctors at a rejuvenation clinic discover a formula that will prevent aging. However, it involves harvesting the blood and body parts of young men, a process that the doctors aren't particularly averse to.

Writers: Alain Jessua, Roger Curel | Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Robert Hirsch, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 583

13. Tykho Moon (1996)

102 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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The McBee family has erected a government over a future 'colony', that looks like a run-down Paris divided into sectors by the Berlin Wall. All male family members suffer from a mysterious ... See full summary »

Writers: Enki Bilal, Dan Franck | Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Julie Delpy, Johan Leysen, Michel Piccoli, Marie Laforêt

Votes: 501

14. Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989)

95 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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In an imaginary dictature of a futuristic world, rebellion has broken out. The men in power scramble to the Bunker Palace Hotel, a bunker built long ago for just this kind of contingency. ... See full summary »

Writers: Enki Bilal, Pierre Christin | Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Carole Bouquet, Maria Schneider, Roger Dumas

Votes: 548

15. Malevil (1981)

120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Dumayet, Christian de Chalonge | Director: Christian de Chalonge | Stars: Michel Serrault, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Robert Dhéry

Votes: 409

16. Terminus (1987)

115 min | Sci-Fi

2.8
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In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrice Duvic, Alain Gillot, Wallace Potts | Director: Pierre-William Glenn | Stars: Karen Allen, Jürgen Prochnow, Johnny Hallyday, Gabriel Damon

Votes: 187

17. Babel (1999)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.5
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Writers: Vincent Lambert, Gérard Pullicino, Serge Richez | Director: Gérard Pullicino | Stars: Mitchell David Rothpan, Maria de Medeiros, Tchéky Karyo, Michel Jonasz

Votes: 158

18. Paradis pour tous (1982)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Doctor Valois has invented the "flashage", a cure for depressed people. After having tested it on monkeys, he tries with a first human patient, Alain Durieux. This is great success, ... See full summary »

Writers: Alain Jessua, André Ruellan | Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Jacques Dutronc, Fanny Cottençon, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 194

19. Coplan Saves His Skin (1968)

110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.2
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In Istanbul, a young woman is attacked by six thugs and the agent Frank Milland who had set a rendez-vous with her, is outnumbered, and she dies. Frank is menaced later in order to stop his... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Veillot, Yves Boisset, Paul Kenny | Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Claudio Brook, Margaret Lee, Jean Servais, Bernard Blier

Votes: 90

20. Demon Is on the Island (1983)

102 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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On an island, things start going crazy as the islands house hold appliances go rouge. It's up to Dr. Gabrielle Martin to discover whats causing this evil, and much more.

Writers: Francis Leroi, Owen T. Rozmann | Director: Francis Leroi | Stars: Anny Duperey, Jean-Claude Brialy, Pierre Santini, Gabriel Cattand

Votes: 142

21. Frankenstein 90 (1984)

100 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Writers: Paul Gégauff, Alain Jessua | Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Eddy Mitchell, Fiona Gélin, Herma Vos

Votes: 176

22. Valérian & Laureline (2007– )

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.9
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Based on a French comic book set in a somewhat utopian future where time travel is possible, the show follows two futuristic spatio-temporal French special agents who protect time ans space from time travel-related paradoxes.

Creators: Stéphanie Joalland, Marc Journeux

Votes: 40

23. The Time to Die (1970)

80 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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A woman witnesses a video taped murder and is marked for elimination by the killer.

Writers: André Farwagi, Alain Morineau | Director: André Farwagi | Stars: Anna Karina, Bruno Cremer, Jean Rochefort, Billy Kearns

Votes: 60

24. A Mere Mortal (1991)

85 min | Thriller

6.8
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A young man, a researcher in ancient languages, begins to receive strange radio messages in a language only he knows. The messages ask him for very bizarre missions. Eventually, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Pierre Jolivet | Director: Pierre Jolivet | Stars: Philippe Volter, Christophe Bourseiller, Nathalie Roussel, Roland Giraud

Votes: 193

25. The Suns of Easter Island (1972)

Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Writer: Pierre Kast | Director: Pierre Kast | Stars: Norma Bengell, Françoise Brion, Jacques Charrier, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 94

26. Le mutant (1978 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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An intelligence agency is determined to learn the nature and whereabouts of Saul Mason, a eugenics-created young man with psychic power and super-strength. In each episode of this short ... See full summary »

Stars: Jacques Dacqmine, Fanny Ardant, Stéphane Bouy, Philippe Forquet

Votes: 19

27. Skies Above (1965)

107 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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The crew of an aircraft carrier discovers that it is being pursued by a UFO that turns out to be a radioactive probe from outer space. They appeal to the warring countries of Earth to stop fighting and help it to repel the invaders.

Writers: Jean Chapot, Yves Ciampi, Alain Satou | Director: Yves Ciampi | Stars: André Smagghe, Marcel Bozzuffi, Henri Piégay, Bernard Fresson

Votes: 39

28. Man with the Transplanted Brain (1971)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Professor Marcilly is a famed brain specialist who, following in-depth and extended research work, is now able to perform brain transplant surgery. One day, he finds himself in the presence... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Alain Franck, Victor Vicas | Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 28

29. Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens (1967)

81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Writers: Johanna Harwood, Michel Labry, Henri Lanoë | Director: Henri Lanoë | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Macha Méril, Jean Ozenne, André Valardy

Votes: 30

30. Le maître du temps (1970)

70 min | Drama

5.8
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Writers: Pierre Kast, Jean-Daniel Pollet | Director: Jean-Daniel Pollet | Stars: Duda Cavalcanti, Renato Coutinho, Uracy D'Oliveira, Montgomery da Silva

Votes: 16

31. Un Martien à Paris (1961)

87 min | Sci-Fi

4.4
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Writers: Jean-Daniel Daninos, Jacques Vilfrid | Director: Jean-Daniel Daninos | Stars: Darry Cowl, Nicole Mirel, Henri Vilbert, Gisèle Grandpré

Votes: 12

32. Valérian & Laureline (2007– )
Episode: Autant en emporte le temps (2008)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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Writers: Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières

33. Valérian & Laureline (2007– )
Episode: Contretemps (2007)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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In the year 2417 new space time agent Valerian embarks on his first voyage. In the year 912 he meets the irrepressible Laureline. Despite the best of intentions, they find that they have ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Berts, Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières | Director: Philippe Vidal

34. Valérian & Laureline (2007– )
Episode: Par les temps qui courent (2007)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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Writers: Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières