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1. Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (1979)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

Police gets a call-out to a lonely hotel in the Alps. When an officer gets to the hotel everything seems to be alright. Suddenly an avalanche cuts them out from the rest of the world and strange things are going to happen.

Director: Grigori Kromanov | Stars: Uldis Pucitis, Jüri Järvet, Lembit Peterson, Mikk Mikiver

Votes: 1,071

2. La Antena (2007)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films.

Director: Esteban Sapir | Stars: Alejandro Urdapilleta, Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro

Votes: 3,680

3. Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

Votes: 5,367

4. Kafka (1991)

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

46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 9,192 | Gross: $1.06M

5. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Votes: 15,216

6. Konets vechnosti (1987)

137 min | Sci-Fi

Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov.The End of Eternity is a science fiction film with mystery and thriller elements on the subjects of time travel and social engineering.

Director: Andrei Yermash | Stars: Oleg Vavilov, Vera Sotnikova, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Sergey Yurskiy

Votes: 181

7. Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2005)

107 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the disease, which ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Aoi Miyazaki, Mariko Okada, Masaya Nakahara

Votes: 510

8. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,151

9. Morning Patrol (1987)

108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Going alone into an abandoned, living city, a woman tries to cross a forbidden zone swarming with the Morning Patrol and traps. Meeting one of the last city guards, they attempt recall the past and penetrate the zone together.

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Michele Valley, Takis Spyridakis, Liana Hatzi, Nikos Hatzis

Votes: 683

10. The Ugly Swans (2006)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The writer is invited to the town of Tashlinsk by the mutants who emerged after an unnatural and constant rain causing the evacuation of the city, and by the children who are studying the unearthly knowledge of mutants.

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Gregory Hlady, Leonid Mozgovoy, Aleksey Kortnev, Rimma Sarkisyan

Votes: 1,302

11. Dead Man's Letters (1986)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Sabinin

Votes: 2,465

12. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore

Votes: 1,929

13. Goodbye, 20th Century (1998)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In the year 2019, after global destruction and descent into savagery, the immortal Kuzman discovers his destiny. As he enters the whirling circles of time, he discovers the blasphemy of our century, and how it is to close its circle.

Directors: Darko Mitrevski, Aleksandar Popovski | Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Nikola Ristanovski, Vlado Jovanovski, Dejan Acimovic

Votes: 552

14. Ga-ga: Glory to the Heroes (1986)

84 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the 21st century, prisoners aboard penitentiary space ships explore unknown worlds.

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura, Mariusz Benoit

Votes: 422

15. Decoder (1984)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A burger shop employee discovers that by changing the background music from pleasantly calming to industrial "noise" music, he can incite riots and a revolution against the looming power of the government.

Director: Muscha | Stars: FM Einheit, William Rice, Christiane Felscherinow, Britzhold Baron De Belle

Votes: 573

16. Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (1987)

93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Brother and sister endure alone together in a post-apocalyptic Outback until the sudden arrival of a stranger.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Michael Lake, Melissa Davis, Norman Boyd, Rhys Davis

Votes: 480

17. The Clone Returns to the Homeland (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The Clone Returns Home is a compelling meditation on the paradox of life and death, and the meaning of love and family. Set in an imaginary - yet utterly imaginable - future, this quietly ... See full summary »

Director: Kanji Nakajima | Stars: Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Eri Ishida, Hiromi Nagasaku, Kyûsaku Shimada

Votes: 576

18. Visitor of a Museum (1989)

136 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina

Votes: 825

19. Europa Report (2013)

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

68 Metascore

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Director: Sebastián Cordero | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 64,975 | Gross: $0.13M

20. Days of Eclipse (1988)

139 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Days of Eclipse is filmed in a psychedelic manner close to stream of consciousness using unusual cinematographic techniques. The action is set in Middle Asia.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Aleksei Ananishnov, Eskender Umarov, Irina Sokolova, Vladimir Zamanskiy

Votes: 882

21. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,878

22. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 790

23. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 22,717 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Golem (1980)

92 min | Sci-Fi

The film is set in a terrorizing world of the future, where technology commands the movements of individuals, supervised by the doctors, carrying out a program to improve the human race. ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin | Stars: Marek Walczewski, Krystyna Janda, Joanna Zólkowska, Anna Jaraczówna

Votes: 494

25. Vivarium (2019)

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

64 Metascore

A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan | Stars: Imogen Poots, Danielle Ryan, Molly McCann, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 8,734

26. The Box (2003)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A withering craftsman caters to the requests of iron ore. He breathes life into them as he listens to their wishes. His most prominent creation, a traveling box, wanders the landscape, ... See full summary »

Director: Kanji Nakajima | Stars: Kôichi Hayashi, Chie Masaki, Tomoyuki Miura, Shigenori Yamazaki

Votes: 35

27. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 720,823 | Gross: $228.43M

28. Sound of My Voice (2011)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden

Votes: 20,034 | Gross: $0.41M

29. Posrednik (1990)

228 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A post-singularity alien civilization attempts to take over the Earth from a small industrial Soviet town by implanting alien minds into human bodies.

Director: Vladimir Potapov | Stars: Olesya Sudzilovskaya, Olegar Fedoro, Evgeniy Redko, Inara Slucka

Votes: 183



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