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1. Frequencies (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

Director: Darren Paul Fisher | Stars: Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, Dylan Llewellyn

Votes: 12,903

2. 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: 3,869

3. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 105,340 | Gross: $0.33M

4. Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

Director: James Ward Byrkit | Stars: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 90,361 | Gross: $0.07M

5. 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: 19,459 | Gross: $0.41M

6. Under the Skin (I) (2013)

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

78 Metascore

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell

Votes: 113,867 | Gross: $2.61M

7. Antiviral (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

55 Metascore

In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Lisa Berry, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 11,064

8. Womb (2010)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.

Director: Benedek Fliegauf | Stars: Eva Green, Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight

Votes: 12,537

9. AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things (2011)

100 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

When looking for alternative energy sources, the Japanese scientist Sekai tragically dies. Twenty years later the Brazilian mathematician Euclides continues his research. The lack of an ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Honetschläger | Stars: William Ferreira, Yûki Hiyori, Tenji Kamogawa, Kyoichi Komoto

Votes: 46

10. 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: 470,319 | Gross: $25.57M

11. Ghosts with Shit Jobs (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In 2040, a generation of Torontonians have grown up after the economic collapse of the west. The movie consists of episodes of a documentary series popular in mainland China about the bad ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris McCawley, Jim Morrison, Jim Munroe, Tate Young | Stars: Rachel MacMillan, Sean Lerner, Jonah Hundert, Taylor Katz

Votes: 75

12. La cinquième saison (2012)

93 min | Drama, Mystery

In a scenic Belgian village, nature is turning its back on man. How will the locals cope with this new reality?

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

Votes: 1,249

13. Never Let Me Go (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Izzy Meikle-Small

Votes: 130,533 | Gross: $2.43M

14. Condition (2011)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Two women escaping a catastrophe look for salvation in sound and nature.

Director: Andrei Severny | Stars: Jessica Kaye, Ella Lentini, Steve Moshier

Votes: 475

15. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 154,094 | Gross: $3.03M

16. Upstream Color (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig

Votes: 28,613 | Gross: $0.44M

17. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 90,167 | Gross: $0.42M

18. 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: 28

19. 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: 443

http://www.filmtotaal.nl/trailer.php?id=13991

20. Ever Since the World Ended (2001)

78 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a ... See full summary »

Directors: Calum Grant, Joshua Atesh Litle | Stars: James Curry, Linda Noveroske, Dan Plumlee, Aubrey Ankrum

Votes: 683

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zrvTJx8j5Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_2RO7mHSQE

21. The Whispering Star (2015)

100 min | Sci-Fi

A feminine android delivers packages to the scattered humans in the galaxy. With years to spare the android and us have time to contemplate what it is to be human.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kenji Endo, Yûto Ikeda, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kôko Mori

Votes: 629

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ-ebh6rNOc

22. The Lobster (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman

Votes: 184,392 | Gross: $8.70M

23. Possible Worlds (2000)

93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Crime

A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains.

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom McCamus, Sean McCann, Gabriel Gascon

Votes: 1,784

24. 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: 25,574 | Gross: $0.12M

25. The Leftovers (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 66,174

26. The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 216,950 | Gross: $10.14M

27. It's All About Love (2003)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star,... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Sean Penn, Douglas Henshall

Votes: 7,644 | Gross: $0.01M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suiHxcNFeD8

28. Special (2006)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A lonely comic book fan, Les Franken, has a reaction to medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero.

Directors: Hal Haberman, Jeremy Passmore | Stars: Michael Rapaport, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Peck, Robert Baker

Votes: 5,153 | Gross: $0.01M

29. 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: 1,240

30. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 541,101 | Gross: $57.14M

31. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 66,253 | Gross: $3.07M

32. Perfect Sense (2011)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Lauren Tempany, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 51,396 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Code 46 (2003)

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

57 Metascore

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri, Togo Igawa

Votes: 19,374 | Gross: $0.20M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_596AxKUz4I

34. Spring (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

A young man in a personal tailspin flees from US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Francesco Carnelutti, Nick Nevern

Votes: 21,078 | Gross: $0.05M

35. 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: 21,712 | Gross: $0.10M

36. Decoder (1984)

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: 454

37. The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

Votes: 160,967

38. 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: 3,144

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlCOXBfW3mw

39. Under Electric Clouds (2015)

138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Episodic, spiritual and existentialistic look at the state the Russia is in in 2017, exactly one hundred years after the communist-led Russian Revolution. The future looks gloomy, since the world is on the brink of yet another world war.

Director: Aleksey German Jr. | Stars: Louis Franck, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova

Votes: 666

40. 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: 1,828

41. High-Rise (2015)

R | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans

Votes: 33,965 | Gross: $0.34M

42. No Men Beyond This Point (2015)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct.

Director: Mark Sawers | Stars: Patrick Gilmore, Bronwen Smith, Tara Pratt, Kristine Cofsky

Votes: 1,341

43. The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.

Director: Davide Manuli | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Claudia Gerini, Elisa Sednaoui, Fabrizio Gifuni

Votes: 1,194

44. The Survivalist (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

80 Metascore

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

Director: Stephen Fingleton | Stars: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Barry Ward, Olwen Fouéré

Votes: 14,338

45. 4 (2004)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Andrei Kudriashov

Votes: 1,903

46. Target (2011)

Not Rated | 158 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In 2020, a group of wealthy Muscovites traveling to a complex of abandoned astrophysics, where rumors say they have enough power to stop the aging process.

Director: Aleksandr Zeldovich | Stars: Anton Khabarov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Danila Kozlovsky, Nina Loshchinina

Votes: 550

47. Androids Dream (2014)

61 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

It is the year 2052, on Earth, in Spain, and the final days of almost everything. The city is a string of abandoned construction sites. Everyday there are fewer people and not all of them ... See full summary »

Director: Ion De Sosa | Stars: Manolo Marín, Moisés Richart, Marta Bassols, Coque Sánchez

Votes: 139

48. Equals (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

In an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Vernetta Lopez, Scott Lawrence

Votes: 24,214 | Gross: $0.03M

49. À ton image (2004)

94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller