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1. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,040,957

2. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 682,230

3. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 459,403

4. Looper (2012)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 376,710

5. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 266,159

6. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Writers: Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 405,874

7. Gattaca (1997)

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

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 195,295

8. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, P.D. James | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 329,260

9. Minority Report (2002)

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

7.7
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80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Frank, Jon Cohen | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 358,299

10. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy

Votes: 25,980

11. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 159,530

12. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Writers: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 142,939

13. Cowboy Bebop (1998– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Creator: Hajime Yatate | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Kevin Seymour

Votes: 39,630

14. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 31,223

15. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 67,642

16. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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75 Metascore

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Writers: George Lucas, Walter Murch | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 36,001

17. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

Writers: James Cameron, Jay Cocks | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 50,349

18. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A corrupt businesswoman seeks to discredit Robocop in favor of her own model of cyborg.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner, Frank Miller, Walon Green | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, Belinda Bauer, John Glover, Mario Machado

Votes: 55,156

19. RoboCop 3 (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.9
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Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner, Frank Miller, Fred Dekker | Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Nancy Allen, Robert John Burke, Mario Machado, Remy Ryan

Votes: 30,981

20. Cargo (2009)

112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Bucher, Ivan Engler, Patrik Steinmann, Thilo Röscheisen, Johnny Hartmann | Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter | Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller, Yangzom Brauen

Votes: 13,930

21. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

R | 115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.9
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61 Metascore

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Writers: Marc Handler, Keiko Nobumoto, Hajime Yatate | Directors: Shinichirô Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 27,236

22. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 36,595

23. Renaissance (2006)

R | 105 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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57 Metascore

In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export -- youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for.

Writers: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, Michael Katims, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Patrick Raynal | Director: Christian Volckman | Stars: Daniel Craig, Catherine McCormack, Jonathan Pryce, Romola Garai

Votes: 13,722

24. RoboCop: Prime Directives (2000 TV Mini-Series)

R | 375 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has ... See full summary »

Stars: Page Fletcher, Maurice Dean Wint, Maria del Mar, Anthony Lemke

Votes: 1,778

25. New Rose Hotel (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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31 Metascore

Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for ... See full summary »

Writers: William Gibson, Abel Ferrara, Christ Zois | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Asia Argento, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 3,340

26. Tyranny (2008– )

Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Active

7.7
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Tyranny is about a young artist and mathematician, Daniel McCarthy, who, after volunteering in a brain mapping experiment... See full synopsis »

Creator: John Beck Hofmann | Stars: John Beck Hofmann, Kieren van den Blink, Olga Kurylenko, Mikael Forsberg

Votes: 98

27. Steel Frontier (1995 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Mad Max meets the Man With No Name in this futuristic story of a gunfighter (Joe Lara), who goes after a band of marauders who are terrorizing everyone and killing indiscriminately. As with... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Hart | Directors: Joe Hart, Paul G. Volk | Stars: Joe Lara, Bo Svenson, Stacie Foster, Brion James

Votes: 315

28. Moon Child (2003)

120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 Mallepa, a small corner in Asia.

Writers: Gackt, Takahisa Zeze, Kishû Izuchi | Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Hyde, Gackt, Leehom Wang, Tarô Yamamoto

Votes: 1,703

30. Returner (2002)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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36 Metascore

A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

Writers: Richard Epcar, Kenya Hirata, Takashi Yamazaki | Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Gorô Kishitani, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 10,159

31. Pop Rocket (2012)

Short, Action, Comedy

9.2
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Virgil Grey receives a call from a man who claims to have his supposedly dead father, Harvey Grey. The caller tells Virgil to bring him the android known as Cyphris, who was incarcerated on suspicion of Harvey's murder.

Writers: Thomas Gore, Chris Rogers, Olan Rogers, Jake Sidwell | Director: Olan Rogers | Stars: Mark Ashworth, Jim E Chandler, Coty Galloway, Thomas Gore

Votes: 12

32. New Prime (2011)

Short, Action, Comedy

8.7
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Two bounty hunters attempt to take down a terrorist known as "The Phantom" and to save the planet, New Prime.

Writers: Thomas Gore, Olan Rogers | Director: Olan Rogers | Stars: Brett Driver, Sara Frietes, Thomas Gore, Chris Kendall

Votes: 247

33. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

Votes: 472

34. TimeShift (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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TimeShift is an original first-person shooter offering unprecedented time-control elements that allow the player to slow, stop and reverse the flow of time while he remains completely ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael McCormick Hall | Directors: Kyle Peschel, David Wheeler | Stars: Erin Ashe, Brian Bloom, Dan Castle, Nick Chinlund

Votes: 297

35. Gen RX (2014)

8 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.6
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A dystopian action thriller set in the near future. Health pills are provided to citizens by the government to help maintain health and happiness. A young woman named Sarah (played by ... See full summary »

Writer: John Taschner | Director: John Taschner | Stars: Katie Barth, Melissa Marie Elias, Aaron Groben, Andrew Espinoza Long

Votes: 15

36. Farewell, Terminator (1987)

28 min | Action, Short, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In futuristic Israel a special police force terminates criminals. The terminators who reach a certain killing qouta can leave the country for good.one cop discovers the truth behind this arangement, and now he has to fight for his life.

Writers: Yehuda Bar-Shalom, Isaac Florentine | Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Yaakov Yaakobson, Ezra Kafri, Isaac Florentine, Daniela Rostovic

Votes: 21

37. Stolen Life (2007)

80 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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After an AI robot on an asteroid mining facility disappears under mysterious circumstances the company sends an investigator.

Writer: Peter Rasmussen | Director: Jackie Turnure | Stars: Claudia Black, Chris Jones, Marty Murphy, Rachel King

Votes: 33

38. RoboCop (1988 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Side-scrolling platformer/shooter starring the tin can cop himself.

Writers: Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier

Votes: 109

39. Split (I) (2004)

Not Rated | 700 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Split is a joltingly visual techno thriller that rips deep into the brain of Joe The Driver, a semi articulate thug who must figure out why he is suddenly two people at the same time. - In ... See full summary »

Writer: Chaim Bianco | Director: Chaim Bianco | Stars: Sean Miller, Jonny Spanish, Julienne Hanzelka Kim, Debbie Rochon

Votes: 14

40. Cowboy Bebop: Tsuitou no yakyoku (2005 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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Writer: Hajime Yatate | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Unshô Ishizuka, Aoi Tada, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 30

41. Robocop (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.9
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First person shooter starring the tin can cop himself.

Writers: Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier | Director: Fabien Person | Stars: Azita Deghestani, John More, Randall Roberts

Votes: 67

42. Waiting Room (II) (2009)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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A nervously aging woman is excited to receive a new and highly effective plastic surgery procedure, but when she discovers the doctor is running a bizarre and immoral practice, she has to decide if new youth is really worth the cost.

Writer: Katharine O'Brien | Director: Katharine O'Brien | Stars: Leslie Ivarson, Debra Olson-Tolar, Chelsea Ricketts, Rob Steinberg

43. Nobody Loses Forever (2000)

123 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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Writer: Dionysis Grigoratos | Director: Dionysis Grigoratos | Stars: Alberto Eskenazy, Maria Protopappa, Argyris Xafis, Katerina Karayanni

Votes: 12

44. Served Cold (II) (2008)

7 min | Short, Action, Crime

6.3
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Set in the neo-noir/future-noir world of "the city," SERVED COLD is the story of Hank Grey, a man with a lot of irons in the fire, and haunted by a tragedy that took him to the end of his ... See full summary »

Writer: C. Alec Rossel | Director: C. Alec Rossel | Stars: Ryan Hooks, Bryan Michael Block, Daniel Alan Kiely, Amber Connor

Votes: 11

45. CPU (2006)

6 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Two bounty hunter struggle with inner demons as they battle to survive in the grim future.

Writers: Jeremy Hyler, Matthew B. Moore, Ben Sakatos | Director: Jeremy Hyler | Stars: Justin Kuhn, Crystal Largen, Joseph Lisi, J. Lublinkhof

Votes: 18

46. Babylon 2084 (2009)

30 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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In the year 2084 the world has sunken into the sea. The rest of mankind lives in two towers which underlie a self-destructing constraint to grow higher and higher.

Writers: Björn Frieling, Christian Schleisiek | Director: Christian Schleisiek | Stars: Luc Feit, Norbert Hülm, Olaf Krätke

Votes: 39

47. Salvation (I) (2002)

20 min | Drama, Short, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In the future, overpopulation, polution, bio-chemical warfare, and other factors have destroyed most of the planet. The people who have survived now live in small colonies in abandoned ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Lalaian | Director: Michael Lalaian | Stars: Shayna Fox, Alex Fern

Votes: 34

48. Recompense (2007)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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An ethnobotanist living in space ponders the way humans have destroyed the uninhabitable Earth.

Writer: Alex Lotz | Director: Alex Lotz | Stars: Niyi Laguda, Justin Dean, Alex Lotz