Science Fiction Watchlist

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1. Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Tamlyn Tomita, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 7,954

2. Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Emperor Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic tells the story of the Earth-Minbari War that almost destroyed humanity and later inspired its last best, hope for peace.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 6,612

3. Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The crew of Babylon 5 discover an ancient artifact floating in hyperspace.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs

Votes: 4,526

4. Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins, Jeff Conaway, Richard Biggs

Votes: 3,908

5. Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Drakh, allies of the Shadows, seek revenge against humanity after the Second Shadow War.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway, Carrie Dobro

Votes: 4,748

6. Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Dylan Neal, Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara, Myriam Sirois

Votes: 3,354

7. Untitled Terminator Reboot (2019)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Filming

Plot unknown.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, Natalia Reyes

8. The Predator (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

48 Metascore

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 40,911 | Gross: $51.00M

9. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 107,835 | Gross: $92.00M

10. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 63,341 | Gross: $70.12M

11. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 66,061 | Gross: $43.25M

12. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 425,493 | Gross: $620.18M

13. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 170,526 | Gross: $213.77M

14. Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

The conclusion of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Billie Lourd, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson

15. Untitled Star Wars/Boba Fett Project

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed. Stand-alone spinoff feature from the Star Wars franchise centering on the character Boba Fett.

16. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 518,907 | Gross: $652.27M

17. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

Votes: 171,547 | Gross: $416.77M

18. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 187,856 | Gross: $146.88M

19. Man Underground (2016)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A reclusive conspiracy theorist enlists people from his small town to help him make a low-budget movie about his experience encountering aliens while working as a geologist for the US government.

Directors: Michael Borowiec, Sam Marine | Stars: George Basil, Andy Rocco, Pamela Fila, Felix Hagen

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 44,841

21. Futureworld (1976)

PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Votes: 8,425

22. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 65,909 | Gross: $3.71M

23. Predestination (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West

Votes: 216,605 | Gross: $0.07M

24. Realive (2016)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

Marc (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he ... See full summary »

Director: Mateo Gil | Stars: Tom Hughes, Charlotte Le Bon, Oona Chaplin, Barry Ward

Votes: 3,915

25. Colossal (2016)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 47,166 | Gross: $3.02M

26. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Giant mollusk monsters attack California.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow

Votes: 2,152

27. Scanners (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 41,485 | Gross: $14.23M

28. Spectral (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

Director: Nic Mathieu | Stars: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Max Martini

Votes: 39,477

29. Z for Zachariah (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie

Votes: 24,177 | Gross: $0.12M

30. The Brood (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Votes: 21,736

31. Strange Behavior (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 1,247

32. Strange Invaders (1983)

PG | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up--a rural town in the Midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,283 | Gross: $1.36M

33. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 72,150 | Gross: $2.12M

34. The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis

Votes: 93,950 | Gross: $83.90M

35. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

Votes: 84,282 | Gross: $20.98M

36. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 214,888 | Gross: $3.68M

37. Class of 1999 (1990)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach

Votes: 5,678 | Gross: $2.46M

38. Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (1994)

R | 87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

It's 1999 - the future - in a violent metropolis where gangs rule the hallways and 'education' and 'schooling' are merely memories. Young, sweetJenna McKensie is a high school teacher who ... See full summary »

Director: Spiro Razatos | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Caitlin Dulany, Nick Cassavetes, Gregory West

Votes: 1,155

39. The Congress (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 15,477 | Gross: $0.14M

40. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 18,484 | Gross: $1.26M

41. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

56 Metascore

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

Votes: 131,545 | Gross: $198.35M

42. Time Lapse (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures twenty-four hours into the future, and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

Director: Bradley King | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 36,164

43. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 102,526 | Gross: $39.12M

44. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,226,436 | Gross: $188.02M

45. Naked Lunch (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands

Votes: 41,604 | Gross: $2.54M

46. The Osiris Child (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford

Votes: 5,692

47. Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day

Votes: 434,097 | Gross: $101.80M

48. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman

Votes: 74,890 | Gross: $59.19M

49. Soylent Green (1973)

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

66 Metascore

In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 51,055

50. Space Is the Place (1974)

R | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Music

Sun Ra--space-age prophet, pharoanic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. ... See full summary »

Director: John Coney | Stars: Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder

Votes: 732

51. Sleep Dealer (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

Director: Alex Rivera | Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Metztli Adamina

Votes: 6,083 | Gross: $0.08M

52. Extraterrestre (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8