Sci-Fi Features Directed by Women

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1. Ingénue (2013)

80 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

A married couple finds a human analog in their basement. The Analog appears to be a woman of the age of 20 but in reality she is a clone with the intelligence of a toddler. After being ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Chaplin | Stars: Sarah Moore, Melissa Chapman, Raymond Kester, Kami Leach

Votes: 33

2. Aurora (2012)

Unrated | 124 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

58 Metascore

A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman.

Director: Kristina Buozyte | Stars: Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaite, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniusonis

Votes: 2,331

3. Stranded (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A seven-man crew of international specialists formed by Commander Andre Vishniac; engineer Luca Baglioni; doctor Jenny Johnson; astrobiologist Fidel Rodrigo; pilot Susana Sánchez; geologist... See full summary »

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, María Lidón

Votes: 2,360

4. Advantageous (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Director: Jennifer Phang | Stars: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong

Votes: 3,595

5. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 60,668 | Gross: $7.92M

6. Altered Perception (2017)

Not Rated | 79 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A drug that alters perceptions during trauma and stress, is being advertised as a cure for socio-political tensions. Several couples volunteer for human trials but end up with more than they bargained for.

Director: Kate Rees Davies | Stars: Jon Huertas, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Mark Burnham, Jade Tailor

Votes: 108

7. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 147,336 | Gross: $140.46M

8. Half-Life (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

As troubling signs of global cataclysms accelerate, a brother and sister react to their father's desertion and the powerful presence of their mother's new boyfriend.

Director: Jennifer Phang | Stars: Sanoe Lake, Julia Nickson, Leonardo Nam, Ben Redgrave

Votes: 429

9. Hunting the Phantom (2014)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Timur, a policeman whose career is on the rise, is forced to break the law in order to save his fiancée, Keira. In so doing, he also uncovers the conspiracy of a global corporation trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marina Kunarova | Stars: Kristanna Loken, Armand Assante, Sanjar Madi, Jose Rosete

Votes: 238

10. The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)

81 min | Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A writer, Tucker Harding, is hired to cover an article on the hydrogen-bomb test, Nevada, 1952. While there, radiation mutates her code/soul, spawning in her the ability to travel through ... See full summary »

Director: Hilary Brougher | Stars: Terumi Matthews, Nicole Zaray, Belinda Becker, James Urbaniak

Votes: 372 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Embers (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.

Director: Claire Carré | Stars: Jason Ritter, Iva Gocheva, Greta Fernández, Tucker Smallwood

Votes: 1,718

12. Acquaria (2003)

103 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama

The planet Earth is devastated by the lack of water. Desert and arid, left this place few living beings , who had to adapt to the new bioma.2

Isolated in small communities , living separated... See full synopsis »

Director: Flavia Moraes | Stars: Sandy, Junior Lima, Emílio Orciollo Netto, Igor Rudolf

Votes: 352

13. Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude (2002)

80 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi

Based on a the short story "Low Flying Aircraft" by J.G. Ballard and set in a near future where humans are dying breed. Judite and André flee to a semi-abandoned apartment complex to protect their mutant child from certain death.

Director: Solveig Nordlund | Stars: Margarida Marinho, Miguel Guilherme, Rui Morisson, Rita Só

Votes: 184

14. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 317,973 | Gross: $27.11M

15. Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2011)

PG | 76 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

The adventures of lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth, and the story of the romance between Jane, a shy greeting card store employee, and Zoinx, the woman Jane does not realize is from... See full summary »

Director: Madeleine Olnek | Stars: Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler, Jackie Monahan, Cynthia Kaplan

Votes: 252

16. Cold Souls (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun, Armand Schultz

Votes: 9,096 | Gross: $0.90M

17. Conceiving Ada (1997)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Timothy Leary, Karen Black

Votes: 367

18. Drones (2010)

R | 98 min | Comedy

A man discovers a universal threat to his life, job and the planet.

Directors: Amber Benson, Adam Busch | Stars: Jonathan M. Woodward, Samm Levine, James Urbaniak, Dave Allen

Votes: 473

19. End of Days, Inc. (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A group of laid-off workers bribed into working one last night discover that processing the last of their "inventory" will lead to cataclysmic consequences.

Director: Jennifer Liao | Stars: Mark O'Brien, Paulino Nunes, Carolyne Maraghi, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Votes: 406

20. Endtime (2014)

80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Tomorrow will be the last day of your life. Where will YOU be when it all ends?

Director: Veronica Kedar | Stars: Shalev Gelber, Nitai Gvirtz, Sivan Levy, Meital Carmeli

Votes: 17

21. Écoute le temps (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The sound engineer Charlotte returns from Paris to her hometown in the countryside after the death of her mother, a clairvoyant card-reader murdered in her cottage. In the opinion of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alante Kavaite | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Mathieu Demy, Ludmila Mikaël, Jacques Spiesser

Votes: 295

22. H. (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two women descend into madness after an alleged meteor strike sets off a series of strange events in their town of Troy, N.Y.

Directors: Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia | Stars: Robin Bartlett, Rebecca Dayan, Will Janowitz, Julian Gamble

Votes: 435

23. Into the Forest (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

59 Metascore

After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie

Votes: 13,931 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Jupiter Ascending (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean

Votes: 161,327 | Gross: $47.39M

25. Last Exit to Earth (1996 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

It is the year 2500 and women are sent back in time to kidnap men to help repopulate the future .

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Kim Greist, Costas Mandylor, Amy Hathaway, David Groh

Votes: 178

26. Perfect Lover (2001)

92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic world where women run the show, a shy plastics' designer buys a female robot, so he gains confidence and becomes a lady's man, but he falls for plastic woman.

Director: Gabriela Tagliavini | Stars: Ryan Hurst, Daniela Amavia, Justin Walker, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 138

27. Riverworld (2003 TV Movie)

86 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Hale, an American astronaut dies and is reincarnated with other persons who have lived throughout all of human history and end up on a mysterious planet called 'Riverworld'. The humans are ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Brad Johnson, Karen Holness, Emily Lloyd, Jeremy Birchall

Votes: 2,053

28. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 99,505 | Gross: $6.62M

29. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama

The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal

Votes: 5,061 | Gross: $2.04M

30. The Cosmic Eye (1986)

71 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Earth is visited by a race of aliens, who issue an ultimatum: either peace or complete destruction.

Directors: Faith Hubley, John Hubley | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Linda Atkinson, Sam Hubley, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 51

31. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,433,674 | Gross: $171.48M

32. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 464,194 | Gross: $281.49M

33. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 402,739 | Gross: $139.31M

34. Samayou koyubi (2014)

Not Rated | 65 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A SF romance comedy about a girl stalker has her unwilling idol cloned from his severed little finger!

Director: Lisa Takeba | Stars: Reon Kadena, Takashi Nishina, Ryôta Ozawa, Tokitoshi Shiota

Votes: 33

35. Turbo Kid (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

60 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright

Votes: 22,574 | Gross: $0.05M



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