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1. 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 30 sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?

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

2. 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.

Writers: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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91 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.

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

4. 2010 (1984)

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

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

Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

5. Hawking (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

6. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

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

Writers: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch | Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

7. Messengers (2004)

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

6.9
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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.

Writers: Charles Hall, Adam MacLean, Ryan Neill, Charles Baudelaire, Walt Whitman | Director: Philip Farha | Stars: Michele Hicks, Erik Jensen, Frankie Faison, Amy Wright

8. Quatermass II (1955 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.3
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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

9. Little Miracles (1997)

PG | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

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

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

Documentary, History

6.6
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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.

Stars: Todd Barber, Mark Whittle

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

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

7.9
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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.

Writers: Kurt Sayenga, Rhys Thomas | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Paul Davies, Lynn Rothschild, Ekai Stone

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

Documentary, Biography

7.2
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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: Lance Benner, Mark Boslough, Dale Boucher, Peter Brown

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

Documentary, Biography

7.2
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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.

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

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

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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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.

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

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

TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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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.

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

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

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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.

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

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

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

8.3
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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

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

Documentary, Biography

6.5
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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.

Writers: William Hicklin, Paul Olding | Star: Neil Ross

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

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

8.3
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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, David Spergel

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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