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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

2. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.0
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A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son whom were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader.

Writers: James McCausland, George Miller | Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

3. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

Writers: David Kirschner, Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert | Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

4. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

5. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.0
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51 Metascore

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Writer: Mike Myers | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

6. 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

7. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

8. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, Gary Goldman | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

9. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

10. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Writer: Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

11. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

12. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Writers: Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Reneau, Daniel Waters | Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

13. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30.

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

14. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Writer: Toby Emmerich | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

15. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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With the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a CEO with ties to the world's main food supply.

Writers: Stanley R. Greenberg, Harry Harrison | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

16. Forever Young (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying... See full summary »

Writer: J.J. Abrams | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser

17. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell, David Ambrose, Gerry Davis | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

18. Rollerball (1975)

R | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

6.6
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In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Writer: William Harrison | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

19. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

20. Saturn 3 (1980)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Amis, John Barry | Directors: Stanley Donen, John Barry | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Ed Bishop

21. 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

22. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Sci-Fi

6.8
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Writer: H.G. Wells | Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

23. Late for Dinner (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Two young men evading the police for a crime they didn't commit are cryogenically frozen in the early 1960s. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world (thirty years on).

Writer: Mark Andrus | Director: W.D. Richter | Stars: Peter Berg, Brian Wimmer, Marcia Gay Harden, Cassy Friel

24. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out, he realizes that all of mankind seems to have been destroyed in... See full summary »

Writers: M.P. Shiel, Ferdinand Reyher, Ranald MacDougall | Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer

25. Merlin: The Return (2000)

90 min | Family, Fantasy

4.2
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A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.

Writer: Paul Matthews | Director: Paul Matthews | Stars: Rik Mayall, Patrick Bergin, Craig Sheffer, Adrian Paul

26. Member (2001)

16 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In a kaleidoscopic road tour through nocturnal Los Angeles, a young man plans the perfect insurance-scam car crash.

Writer: David Brooks | Director: David Brooks | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Casey Bones, Eric C. Charmelo, Daniel Dehring

27. A Mézga család különös kalandjai (1969– )

Animation, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Stars: Endre Harkányi, Ilona Györi, Margit Földessy, Attila Némethy

28. Future Shock (1972)

43 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Writers: Ken Rosen, Alvin Toffler | Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Star: Orson Welles

29. Aliens (1990 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Director: S. Okamoto

30. Gargoyles (1994–1996)
Episode: Awakening: Part 2 (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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In the past, Goliath returns to the castle to find most of his clan have been destroyed, and the humans have been captured. The gargoyles go to rescue the humans, they rescues the humans ... See full summary »

Creator: Greg Weisman | Directors: Saburo Hashimoto, Kazuo Terada | Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jonathan Frakes, Edward Asner