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1. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 360,914 | Gross: $63.54M

2. Barbarella (1968)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 25,862

3. Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012– )

22 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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: 1,304

4. Fantastic Planet (1973)

R | 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.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 15,118

5. 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 »

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

Votes: 22,560

6. 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.

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

Votes: 17,693 | Gross: $0.05M

7. 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.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Plummer, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Catherine Chevallier

Votes: 3,031 | Gross: $0.37M

8. Immortel (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.

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

Votes: 18,612

9. Les maîtres du temps (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 »

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros, Yves-Marie Maurin

Votes: 4,035

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

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.9
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In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.

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

Votes: 4,565

11. Valérian & Laureline (2007– )

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.0
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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.

Stars: Alison Dowling, Wayne Forester, Nigel Greaves, Kate Lock

Votes: 72

12. 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 »

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

Votes: 551

13. Shock Treatment (1973)

91 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.

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

Votes: 773

14. 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 »

Director: Pierre-William Glenn | Stars: Karen Allen, Jürgen Prochnow, Johnny Hallyday, Gabriel Damon

Votes: 232

15. Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989)

95 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 655

16. Babel (1999)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.6
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Babel tells the story of the Babels, a strange breed of four-foot-tall creatures who once coexisted happily with human beings on planet Earth. However, when the humans built a huge tower to... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pullicino | Stars: Mitchell David Rothpan, Maria de Medeiros, Tchéky Karyo, Michel Jonasz

Votes: 159

17. Kamikaze (1986)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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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.

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

Votes: 355

18. Paradis pour tous (1982)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 222

19. Frankenstein 90 (1984)

100 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Eddy Mitchell, Fiona Gélin, Herma Vos

Votes: 191

20. Le grand tout (2015)

131 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Ejected 20,000 years away from their civilization by a black hole, 3 scientists, a pshychiatrist, and a mechanic, decide to explore the universe rather than go back to earth.

Director: Nicolas Bazz | Stars: Jauris Casanova, Hélène Seuzaret, Benjamin Boyer, Laure Gouget

Votes: 35

21. Malevil (1981)

120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 474

22. Le démon dans l'île (1983)

102 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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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.

Director: Francis Leroi | Stars: Anny Duperey, Jean-Claude Brialy, Pierre Santini, Gabriel Cattand

Votes: 173

23. Le temps de mourir (1970)

80 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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A woman witnesses a video taped murder and is marked for elimination by the killer.

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

Votes: 75

24. Coplan sauve sa peau (1968)

110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.3
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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 »

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Claudio Brook, Margaret Lee, Jean Servais, Bernard Blier

Votes: 100

25. Le mutant (1978– )

52 min | Sci-Fi

6.8
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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

26. Les soleils de l'Ile de Pâques (1972)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Six people find a mysterious mark in the center of their left hand and all independently go to Easter Island in hopes to uncover the mystery.

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

Votes: 99

27. Skies Above (1965)

107 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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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.

Director: Yves Ciampi | Stars: André Smagghe, Marcel Bozzuffi, Henri Piégay, Bernard Fresson

Votes: 43

28. 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 »

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

Votes: 201

29. L'homme au cerveau greffé (1971)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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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 »

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 29

30. Le maître du temps (1970)

70 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Jean-Daniel Pollet | Stars: Duda Cavalcanti, Renato Coutinho, Uracy D'Oliveira, Montgomery da Silva

Votes: 19

31. Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens (1967)

81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Director: Henri Lanoë | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Macha Méril, Jean Ozenne, André Valardy

Votes: 30

32. Un Martien à Paris (1961)

87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Director: Jean-Daniel Daninos | Stars: Darry Cowl, Nicole Mirel, Henri Vilbert, Gisèle Grandpré

Votes: 10

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

Animation, Adventure, Family

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Stars: Alison Dowling, Wayne Forester, Nigel Greaves, Kate Lock

34. 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 »

Director: Philippe Vidal | Stars: Gwendal Anglade, Mélodie Orru, Sophie Deschaumes, Emmanuel Rausenberger

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

Animation, Adventure, Family

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Stars: Alison Dowling, Wayne Forester, Nigel Greaves, Kate Lock