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1. Sunshine (2007)

R | 107 min | 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: 223,869 | Gross: $3.68M

2. Moon (2009)

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

67 Metascore

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw

Votes: 318,346 | Gross: $5.01M

3. Gattaca (1997)

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

64 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 266,627 | Gross: $12.34M

4. Rise (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A dystopian future, where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine.

Director: David Karlak | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Anton Yelchin, Tim Kang, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 579

5. Ruin (2011)

8 min | Animation, Short, Action

In a future where cities have crumbled and been reclaimed by nature we join a lone man exploring the ruins of the company Haven Nanosystems. Recovering a locked container he seems to have ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Ball

Votes: 628

6. Code 8 (2016)

10 min | Short, Action, Crime

A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime.

Director: Jeff Chan | Stars: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, Chad Donella

Votes: 1,668

7. The Watchers: Revelation (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Creatures, who claim to be from another planet, interact with world leaders. But their plot is exposed and their true nature is revealed by a nine-year-old girl. Now they seek to endanger her and all those around her.

Director: Tom Dallis | Stars: Kaitlin Lory, Titus Young Wolverton, Carissa Dallis, David Gaylor

Votes: 65

8. Beyond (III) (2014)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Follows the turbulent relationship of Cole and Maya as they struggle to survive in a world where the human population has been decimated by an extra-terrestrial attack.

Directors: Joseph Baker, Tom Large | Stars: Richard J. Danum, Gillian MacGregor, Paul Brannigan, Kristian Hart

Votes: 867

9. Terminus (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Following a near-fatal accident, David Chamberlain makes an unprecedented discovery that will not only determine the fate of his family, but of mankind.

Director: Marc Furmie | Stars: Jai Koutrae, Todd Lasance, Kendra Appleton, Katherine Hicks

Votes: 5,866

10. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

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

52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 183,678 | Gross: $40.56M

11. Area 51 (2015)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

30 Metascore

Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner, Jelena Nik

Votes: 11,909

12. Extraterrestrial (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.

Director: Colin Minihan | Stars: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic

Votes: 14,006

13. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker, Franklin Chang-Diaz

Votes: 3,184

14. Infinity Chamber (2016)

103 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape.

Director: Travis Milloy | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Cassandra Clark, Cajardo Lindsey, Jesse D. Arrow

Votes: 6,856

15. Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 20,468

16. Caprica (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani

Votes: 23,000

17. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 498,398 | Gross: $532.18M

18. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

76 Metascore

A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 984,983 | Gross: $333.18M

19. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 514,293 | Gross: $389.81M

20. Lunopolis (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Sci-Fi

Two documentary filmmakers accidentally uncover the greatest moon secret the world has never known, and the powerful organization determined to keep it that way.

Director: Matthew Avant | Stars: Dave Potter, Jed Himel, Matthew Avant, Hal Maynor

Votes: 1,258

21. The Machine (I) (2013)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient robot.

Director: Caradog W. James | Stars: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine

Votes: 29,154

22. Listening (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

Director: Khalil Sullins | Stars: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman

Votes: 2,990

23. Infini (2015)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Luke Ford

Votes: 13,339

24. Ghost from the Machine (2010)

PG-13 | 86 min | Sci-Fi

After his parents are killed in a car accident, Cody is left dealing with enormous guilt, caring for his younger brother and the persistent thought of how to bring his parents back to life.... See full summary »

Director: Matt Osterman | Stars: Sasha Andreev, Michelle Bergh, Lynette Biunno, Matthew Feeney

Votes: 791

25. Synchronicity (IV) (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

39 Metascore

A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.

Director: Jacob Gentry | Stars: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress

Votes: 9,825 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Air (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

33 Metascore

In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.

Director: Christian Cantamessa | Stars: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt, Michael Hogan

Votes: 11,363

27. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 30,241 | Gross: $14.05M

28. Ex Machina (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno

Votes: 438,161 | Gross: $25.44M

29. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 121,645 | Gross: $11.87M

30. Intruders (1992– )

163 min | Biography, Horror, Mystery

All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook

Votes: 1,181

31. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 19,861 | Gross: $20.10M

32. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 353,333 | Gross: $45.06M

33. Time Trap (2017)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A professor enters a cave and goes missing. Some of his students come looking for him and get trapped in the cave as well.

Directors: Mark Dennis, Ben Foster | Stars: Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, Reiley McClendon

Votes: 11,765

34. I Think We're Alone Now (2018)

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

51 Metascore

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 6,257

35. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 490,115 | Gross: $25.57M

36. Mysterious Skin (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison

Votes: 63,537 | Gross: $0.70M

37. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 403,391 | Gross: $92.05M

38. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 329,465 | Gross: $63.86M

39. Replicas (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

19 Metascore

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz

Votes: 24,493 | Gross: $4.05M

40. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 973,719 | Gross: $70.51M

41. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 172,429 | Gross: $111.04M

42. Brightburn (2019)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

44 Metascore

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director: David Yarovesky | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Abraham Clinkscales

Votes: 54,943 | Gross: $17.30M

43. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 253,863 | Gross: $4.56M

44. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 231,787

45. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 274,218 | Gross: $25.51M