Ultimate list of 80s 90s Sci-Fi & B-movies

by HelmutsR | created - 01 Feb 2015 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Best of 80s 90s Sci-Fi and B category movies! Ignore the ratings in stars - there's a bunch of good stuff that only open minded kids of 80s will appreciate ;)

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1. Survival Zone (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a post-nuclear holocaust world, roving bands of motorcycle gangs attack ranchers to try to take over their land.

Director: Percival Rubens | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Camilla Sparv, Morgan Stevens, Zoli Marki

Votes: 194

2. Zone Troopers (1985)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.

Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard

Votes: 1,597

3. Beyond the Rising Moon (1994)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An alien spaceship is being sought by various factions on Earth. A female cyborg and a rogue trader team up to stop evil forces from taking over the ship.

Director: Philip J. Cook | Stars: Tracy Davis, Hans Bachmann, Michael Mack, Ron Ikejiri

Votes: 436

4. Within the Rock (1996 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A team of space miners sent to stop a moon's collision course with the earth discover a hibernating creature that soon revives and starts slaughtering them.

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Stars: Xander Berkeley, Caroline Barclay, Bradford Tatum, Brian Krause

Votes: 635

5. Star Crystal (1986)

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

Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them.

Director: Lance Lindsay | Stars: C. Juston Campbell, Faye Bolt, John W. Smith, Taylor Kingsley

Votes: 1,115

6. DeepStar Six (1989)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A team of navy personnel stationed at a temporary base at the bottom of the ocean and tasked with setting up nuclear missiles discovers a huge underwater cavern which houses a giant prehistoric creature.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Greg Evigan, Nancy Everhard, Taurean Blacque, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 11,922 | Gross: $8.14M

7. Leviathan (1989)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

51 Metascore

Perched on the hull of a wrecked Soviet freighter, a team of deep-sea miners led by head oceanographer Steven Beck comes face to face with a mutant creature that's the product of a failed genetic experiment.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern

Votes: 20,778 | Gross: $15.70M

8. The Rift (1990)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Siren II, a submarine under the command of Capt. Phillips, ventures into the deep on a mission to recover the missing Siren I. Their quest is hindered when the submarine becomes entangled in a patch of toxic seaweed.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Deborah Adair

Votes: 2,298

9. Lords of the Deep (1989)

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

Man has finally conquered the ocean. America's first self-contained undersea laboratory is the pride of the nation, and expectations are high for an elaborate undersea mining operation. ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Ann Fisher | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Priscilla Barnes, Daryl Haney, Mel Ryane

Votes: 1,177

10. Red Sonja (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The fearless warrior Red Sonja sets out to avenge her family's murder and rid her kingdom from the tyrannical rule of evil Queen Gedren.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul L. Smith

Votes: 41,482 | Gross: $6.95M

11. Timesweep (1987 Video)

85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of people enter an old movie studio and are suddenly transported through time.

Director: Dan Diefenderfer | Stars: Kevin Brief, Martin English, Sandra Beer, Frank Vrooman

Votes: 131

12. Peacemaker (1990)

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

A doctor (Shepard) gets caught up in a war between two aliens (Edwards, Forster).

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Robert Forster, Lance Edwards, Hilary Shepard, Robert Davi

Votes: 585

13. Circuitry Man (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lovy | Stars: Jim Metzler, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Lu Leonard, Vernon Wells

Votes: 905

14. Gunhed (1989)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Brenda Bakke, James Brewster Thompson, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 954

15. Shadowzone (1990)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientists experiment with Extreme Dream Sleep and find a Parallel Dimension. Now they find the door works both ways and something has come through.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn

Votes: 1,134

16. Breeders (1986)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Manhattan General Hospital admitted a string of young women raped by something otherworldly. Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti try and isolate the strange organic material found on the victims to find the fiend.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, Frances Raines, Natalie Savage

Votes: 2,375

17. Seedpeople (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The citizens of Comet Valley are being taken over by seeds from an alien plant that has taken root there. A sheriff investigates the strange goings-on.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Sam Hennings, Andrea Roth, Dane Witherspoon, Bernard Kates

Votes: 1,022

18. Spaced Invaders (1990)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds".

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, J.J. Anderson

Votes: 3,672 | Gross: $15.37M

19. UFOria (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small... See full summary »

Director: John Binder | Stars: Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, Fred Ward, Beverly Hope Atkinson

Votes: 461

20. Neon City (1991)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.

Director: Monte Markham | Stars: Michael Ironside, Vanity, Lyle Alzado, Valerie Wildman

Votes: 1,063

21. Plymouth (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The residents of a town displaced by an industrial accident agree to take over a failing mining base on the Moon as their new place to live and work. Their first big test comes in the form of a wave of radiation from a massive solar flare.

Director: Lee David Zlotoff | Stars: Cindy Pickett, Richard Hamilton, Perrey Reeves, Matt Brown

Votes: 137

22. 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: 1,367

23. Roswell (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Martin Sheen, Dwight Yoakam, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 2,544

24. Lifepod (1993 TV Movie)

89 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Lifepod chronicles the trip of eight passengers after the ship on which they were traveling blew up on Christmas Eve 2168. Immediately people start dying. The passengers begin to investigate why the ship blew up and how it relates to them.

Director: Ron Silver | Stars: Robert Loggia, Jessica Tuck, Stan Shaw, Adam Storke

Votes: 1,165

25. Trapped in Space (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people... out of five on board.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Jack Wagner, Jack Coleman, Craig Wasson, Sigrid Thornton

Votes: 492

26. Aurora (1998)

87 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 22nd century, seven explorers set out on a mission to Earth.

Director: Christopher Kulikowski | Stars: Christopher Stapleton, Michael Otis, David Jean Thomas, Christopher Heltai

Votes: 212

27. The Willies (1990 Video)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A harmless backyard camp out becomes an unforgettable night of chills and thrills for three young boys as they share their favorite scary stories.

Director: Brian Peck | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Horst, Joshua John Miller, James Karen

Votes: 1,801

28. Monolith (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Two cops investigating the murder of a young boy become invloved in a very secret project involving alien life. Needless to say, the authorities don't want them to stick their noses into this.

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Bill Paxton, Lindsay Frost, John Hurt, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 895

29. Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the sci-fi thriller The Philadelphia Experiment the sole survivor of a wartime experiment is catapulted 41 years into the future and must race to save the world as we know it. It's now 10 years later- 1993.

Director: Stephen Cornwell | Stars: Brad Johnson, Marjean Holden, Gerrit Graham, John Christian Graas

Votes: 2,058 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Time Runner (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

During the unstoppable alien invasion of 2022, one man flees through a wormhole to 1992 in hope of changing the future. But attempt after attempt is made by someone there to catch and kill him.

Director: Michael Mazo | Stars: Mark Hamill, Rae Dawn Chong, Brion James, Mark Baur

Votes: 1,015

31. Laserhawk (1997)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Teenagers in a mid-west town discover that they are destined to fight off an alien invasion as the crew of a spacecraft of unknown origin. They are aided by a mysterious patient in a psychiatric hospital and a frenetic comic book artist.

Director: Jean Pellerin | Stars: Jason James Richter, Melissa Galianos, Gordon Currie, Mark Hamill

Votes: 580

32. Official Denial (1993 TV Movie)

PG | 84 min | Sci-Fi

A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Dirk Benedict, Erin Gray, Chad Everett

Votes: 321

33. Digital Man (1995)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Ken Olandt, Kristen Dalton, Adam Baldwin, Matthias Hues

Votes: 723

34. The Invaders (1995)

148 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man named Nolan Wood tries to stop an invasion of Earth by aliens disguised as humans.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Elizabeth Peña, Richard Thomas, DeLane Matthews

Votes: 468

35. Space Truckers (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A space trucker and his cute fiancee are on their way from a space station to Earth with an unknown cargo. When space pirates hijack them, 5000 disintegrator robots are found in the cargo.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Tim Loane, Ian Beattie, Olwen Fouéré, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 7,802

36. Dark Breed (1996)

R | 104 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Six astronauts are infected by an alien organism.

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Jack Scalia, Cindy Ambuehl, Jonathan Banks, Gregg Brazzel

Votes: 641

37. Crossworlds (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy

A young man finds himself in the middle of a universal battle between good and evil when he sets up residence in a trans-dimensional valley. Only his father's mysterious crystal pendant and its lost matching scepter can guarantee victory.

Director: Krishna Rao | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Josh Charles, Stuart Wilson, Andrea Roth

Votes: 2,925

38. The Cold Equations (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Lt. John Barton is sent on a special mission to deliver a special vaccine to a distant mining colony. He is infuriated to find Lee, a stowaway aboard his spacecraft. Barton has only enough ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Geiger | Stars: Billy Campbell, Poppy Montgomery, Daniel Roebuck, William R. Moses

Votes: 410

39. Max Q (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

Director: Michael Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Paget Brewster, Ned Vaughn, Geoffrey Blake

Votes: 385

40. Arrival II (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A computer hacker (Patrick Muldoon) learns of the plot of the backwards-kneed aliens to take over the Earth using their shape-shifting talents.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Patrick Muldoon, Jane Sibbett, Michael Sarrazin, Catherine Blythe

Votes: 2,980

41. Spacejacked (1997)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Luxury space cruiser Star Princess is hijacked by the treacherous second mate, who threatens to blow up the craft unless he gets access to bank accounts on Earth. A beautiful passenger and ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Cullinane | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Amanda Pays, Steve Bond, Matt Holland

Votes: 250

42. RocketMan (1997)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Fred Z. Randall is a geeky spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 9,689 | Gross: $15.45M

43. Invasion (1997– )

TV-14 | 175 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive ... See full summary »

Stars: Luke Perry, Kim Cattrall, Rebecca Gayheart, Christopher Orr

Votes: 1,163

44. Habitat (1997)

R | 120 min | Sci-Fi