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1. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 210,520 | Gross: $100.85M

2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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92 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 145,872 | Gross: $128.30M

3. Gamer (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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27 Metascore

In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris, Amber Valletta

Votes: 116,568 | Gross: $20.49M

4. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 42,717

5. Hawking (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A drama documenting the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking who, despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Brandon, Tom Hodgkins, Christian Rubeck

Votes: 4,462

6. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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74 Metascore

A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 12,882 | Gross: $2.25M

7. Quatermass II (1955– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.4
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Several years after the previous serial took place, Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Monica Grey, Hugh Griffith, John Stone

Votes: 235

8. Messengers (2004)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The death of her estranged father forces a Manhattan doctor back to her small-town roots, where she uncovers a dark secret.

Director: Philip Farha | Stars: Michele Hicks, Erik Jensen, Frankie Faison, Amy Wright

Votes: 95

9. Little Miracles (1997)

PG | 106 min | Drama

6.9
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Rosalía is a cashier at a supermarket. She lives alone, loves reading fairy tales and hides in a magic fantasy world in order to survive living in the real one. She thinks she is a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Antonio Birabent, Mónica Galán, Julieta Ortega

Votes: 233

10. Reaching for the Stars (1958)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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A theatrically-released short documentary about astronomy.

Director: Loch Townsend

11. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Alien Sounds (2012)

45 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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The universe is as rich in diverse sounds as the Earth and the stories of how they are created provides some fascinating physics lessons.

Director: Darryl Rehr | Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Bruce Betts, Lucianne Walkowicz

Votes: 40

12. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Are We Alone? (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.0
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This program considers the likelihood that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe and the prospects that it may inhabit a nearby planet. Then the various methods being used to look for alien intelligence are reviewed.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, William J. Borucki, Paul Davies, Geoff Marcy

Votes: 145

13. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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The asteroid that exploded over Siberia--injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities--was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonathan Challis, David Hutt, Brian Leckey | Stars: Craig Sechler, Ed Lu, Mark Boslough, Dan Durda

Votes: 30

14. The Messengers (2015)
Episode: Awakening (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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A mysterious object plummets to Earth, sending out a shock wave that causes five strangers to perish, only to miraculously come back to life moments later. The group includes Vera, a ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Shantel VanSanten, Diogo Morgado, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney

Votes: 423

15. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.4
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Black Holes,the most powerful destroyers in the Universe, the most mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now modern astronomy is proving them ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chinn | Stars: Shep Doeleman, Andrea Ghez, Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 113

16. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )
Episode: Empire of the Sun (2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Professor Brian Cox explores the powerhouse of them all, the sun. In India he witnesses a total solar eclipse and in Norway, he watches the battle between the sun's wind and Earth, as the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gideon Bradshaw, Paul Olding | Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 119

17. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever-Expanding Universe (2010)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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This program describes the most remarkable, perspective changing discoveries in the field of cosmology in the last 100 years. Each discovery was made by scientists working with a radically new telescope.

Directors: Peter Jones, Oliver Twinch | Stars: Charles Bennett, Jim Bennett, Steven Deproost, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 32

18. Centurions (1986– )
Episode: Man or Machine: Part 1 (1986)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Family

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During a visit of the rebuild Sealab, the Centurions learn that their team will grow with new recruiters Rex Charger and John Thunder. Dr. Terror finds the star from which the alien computer virus came that destroyed Sealab.

Stars: Pat Fraley, Neil Ross, Vince Edwards, Ron Feinberg

19. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Pyramids of Mars: Part One (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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The Doctor and Sarah are drawn off course and, instead of UNIT HQ, they arrive on the same site in 1911.

Director: Paddy Russell | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Bernard Archard, Michael Sheard

Votes: 371

20. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Terror of the Autons: Episode Four (1971)

TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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The Doctor discovers the plastic daffodils are designed to fire a spray that asphyxiates people, causing havoc prior to the Nestene's arrival, but before he can alert anyone he and Jo are captured by the Master.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Roger Delgado, Katy Manning

Votes: 181

21. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Terror of the Autons: Episode One (1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.8
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When a Nestene Energy Unit is stolen and a radio telescope sabotaged, the Doctor is contacted by a Time Lord who tells him his old rival the Master is responsible.

Director: Barry Letts | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Roger Delgado, Katy Manning

Votes: 222

22. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: The Riddle of Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.5
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After reviewing theories about how black holes form and how they were detected this program looks at their counterintuitive behavior that makes them seem so bizarre.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Julie Comerford, Reinhard Genzel, Stefan Gillessen

Votes: 196

23. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Voyage to the Mystery Moon (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Nova follows the Cassini probe on it's voyage to Saturn's moon Titan. Along the way it examines a variety of other wonders of the solar system before attempting to land and photograph the surface of Titan.

Star: Neil Ross

Votes: 10

24. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: What Happened Before the Beginning? (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

8.4
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Following a review of the discovery and evidence for the Big Bang this program examines the progress of scientists trying to determine what went on before the Big Bang that could have caused it.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Martin Bojowald, Alan Guth, Edwin Hubble

Votes: 172

25. Aliens: The Definitive Guide (2013– )
Episode: What to Expect (2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Paul Essiembre, Michio Kaku, Chris McKay, Sara Seager