Top 34 Sci-Fi Moviesby lyndon-waddell | created - 01 May 2014 | updated - 01 May 2014 | Public
My personal favourites from the Sci-Fi genre
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 515,397 | Gross: $56.95M
Open the pod bay doors Hal
2. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 228,045 | Gross: $100.92M
First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?
3. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Votes: 130,414 | Gross: $0.55M
Amoebas don't make motorcycles and atomic bombs!
4. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Votes: 109,933 | Gross: $0.52M
It's simple: Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It's slow death.
5. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 576,869 | Gross: $85.16M
I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
6. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 677,301 | Gross: $274.09M
Just point it at Earth and fly forward; it's not rocket science!
7. Oblivion (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Votes: 438,473 | Gross: $89.02M
Tower 49, this is mission control. How are you all doing this lovely morning?
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,003,561 | Gross: $290.48M
No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
9. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,074,019 | Gross: $322.74M
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
10. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 599,215 | Gross: $27.00M
"More human than human" is our motto.
11. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 146,991 | Gross: $54.46M
So, raise your hand if you thought that was a Russian water tentacle.
12. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Votes: 314,614 | Gross: $13.78M
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS *beep* COUCH!
13. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,432,880 | Gross: $171.48M
As you can see, we've had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson.
14. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Votes: 107,740 | Gross: $30.93M
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when my fear is gone I will turn and face fear's path, and only I will remain.
15. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 681,588 | Gross: $78.90M
Mother's interrupted the course of our journey. She's programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has... intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.
16. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 588,084 | Gross: $115.65M
I mean, you can't say they don't look like that, that's what they look like, right? They look like prawns.
17. The Quiet Earth (1985)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.
Votes: 22,350 | Gross: $2.12M
I wouldn't ride with you if you were the last man on Earth.
18. Gattaca (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Votes: 250,951 | Gross: $12.34M
We were just wondering if, if it is good to just leave a few things to, to chance?
19. Monsters (2010)
R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.
Votes: 82,864 | Gross: $0.24M
Doesn't that kind of bother you, that you need something bad to happen to profit from it?
20. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Votes: 147,273 | Gross: $140.46M
People knew about the Manhattan Project, you know, and they kept it a secret.
21. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Votes: 388,012 | Gross: $63.54M
O.K. There's a ball of fire, it's 1200 miles in diameter headin straight for Earth, and we have no idea how to stop it. THAT's the problem.
22. The Day of the Triffids (2009)
186 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.
Future generations will ask how it happened: 'How did the world get swallowed up so quickly?' It was because we had our eyes closed, even when we could see.
23. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 527,085 | Gross: $57.14M
Science ain't an exact science with these clowns but, they're getting better. You're lucky you didn't end up in ancient Egypt!
24. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
Votes: 161,086 | Gross: $132.09M
I guess you've noticed something a little strange with Dad. It's okay, though. I'm still Dad.
25. 2010 (1984)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.
Votes: 45,572 | Gross: $40.20M
Someday, the children of the new sun will meet the children of the old. I think they will be our friends.
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).
The fate of destruction is also the joy of rebirith.
27. Tron (2010)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
Votes: 288,611 | Gross: $172.06M
She's the miracle, man. Everything I ever worked for. "A digital frontier to reshape the human condition."
28. Cloverfield (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
Votes: 340,830 | Gross: $80.05M
Okay, just to be clear here, our options are: die here, die in the tunnels, or die in the streets. That pretty much it?
29. Stargate (1994)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Votes: 161,695 | Gross: $71.57M
I mean, you've just been evicted out of your apartment, your grants have run out: everything you own are in those two bags. You wanna prove that your theories are right? This is your chance.
30. Sphere (1998)
PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
Votes: 90,915 | Gross: $37.02M
I want a full name for my report. I'm not putting in my report that I lost a crew member on a deep-sat expedition to find an alien named "Jerry."
31. Powder (1995)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit.
Votes: 26,541 | Gross: $30.86M
It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.
32. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
Votes: 82,939 | Gross: $33.72M
*beep* tried to bite my dick off, Jonesy. I always thought it'd be my ex-wife did that.
33. World War Z (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Votes: 533,428 | Gross: $202.36M
Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature.
34. Elysium (I) (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Votes: 383,464 | Gross: $93.05M
I'm sorry that we crashed the vehicle and ruined someone's lawn.