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1. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 332,471 | Gross: $229.02M

2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 491,058 | Gross: $389.81M

3. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.9
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79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 232,341 | Gross: $32.73M

4. Oblivion (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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54 Metascore

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 455,920 | Gross: $89.02M

5. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 650,229 | Gross: $291.05M

6. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 141,495 | Gross: $41.19M

7. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 228,993 | Gross: $74.26M

8. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 271,013 | Gross: $25.51M

9. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 540,564 | Gross: $126.48M

10. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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57 Metascore

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 279,276 | Gross: $119.39M

11. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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44 Metascore

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman

Votes: 90,824 | Gross: $59.19M

12. Defiance (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth.

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene

Votes: 38,527

13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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67 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 105,498 | Gross: $78.91M

14. Titan A.E. (2000)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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48 Metascore

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo

Votes: 56,509 | Gross: $22.75M

15. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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56 Metascore

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis Planet to recover Spock's body.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 69,043 | Gross: $76.47M

16. Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.2
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In a primitive tribal world where strange, monstrous, animalistic machines roam the wilderness, a brave young female warrior goes on a quest to learn the truth about her mysterious origin and the state the world is in.

Director: Mathijs de Jonge | Stars: Ashly Burch, Laura van Tol, Ava Potter, JB Blanc

Votes: 6,063

17. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 29,752 | Gross: $14.05M

18. Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)

R | 88 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

Directors: Shinji Aramaki, Masaru Matsumoto | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, DeRay Davis, Justin Doran

Votes: 4,347

19. Red Planet (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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34 Metascore

Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Director: Antony Hoffman | Stars: Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 52,683 | Gross: $17.48M

20. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.9
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61 Metascore

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Directors: Shin'ichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 39,333 | Gross: $1.00M

21. Justice League: War (2014 Video)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Sean Astin, Zach Callison, Christopher Gorham, Justin Kirk

Votes: 26,680

22. Rakka (2017)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A tale of a dystopian future where an unknown alien group have colonised the earth and humans struggle to fight back.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Robert Hobbs, Carly Pope

Votes: 4,102

23. Battle for Terra (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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54 Metascore

A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen

Votes: 10,900 | Gross: $1.65M

24. Dante 01 (2008)

R | 82 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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Deep space, at the edge of the galaxy. The future. A new prisoner arrives on top security prison ship and psychiatric research unit Dante 01. Sole survivor of an encounter with an alien ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Caro | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Linh Dan Pham, Dominique Pinon, Simona Maicanescu

Votes: 5,519

25. Beast Machines: Transformers (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron and are chased by mindless Vehicons created by Megatron. The Maximals must free the planet from Megatron and restore it to its real way of living.

Stars: Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Scott McNeil, Venus Terzo

Votes: 2,041

26. Epoch (2001 TV Movie)

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

4.9
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Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.

Director: Matt Codd | Stars: David Keith, Stephanie Niznik, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Thompson

Votes: 2,087

27. Gall Force: Eternal Story (1986)

86 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Galactic war rages between amoeban Paranoids and all-female Solnoids. Solnoid battleship, Star Leaf, with crew of seven is sent to defend Chaos, a planet that's being terraformed. However, they're part of an experiment.

Director: Katsuhito Akiyama | Stars: Maria Kawamura, Naoko Matsui, Lisa Ortiz, Hiromi Tsuru

Votes: 243

28. LaMB (2009 TV Movie)

42 min | Animation, Action, Drama

5.9
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Directors: Ryosuke Tei, Thomas Chou | Stars: Vanness Wu, Josie Ho, Chie Tanaka, Alison Lester

Votes: 30

29. Lost: Black Earth (2004)

48 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Over run by the alien Kryslum Empire, a devastated Earth is victim of their slow terra-forming technologies. With the human race enslaved and on the brink of destruction, four misfits join ... See full summary »

Director: James Cole | Stars: Marianthe Esse, Jamie Wilson, Cameron Plant, James Cole

Votes: 78

30. Post-Human (2015)

Short, Action, Adventure

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Post-Human is a scifi proof-of-concept short based on the award-winning and bestselling series of novels by David Simpson. Amazingly, filmed over just three hours by a crew of three, the ... See full summary »

Director: David Simpson | Stars: Madison Smith, Bridget Graham

31. Why We Can't Terraform Mars... Yet (2018 Video)

7 min | Short, News

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Star: Dave Cullen

32. The Last Human in the Milky Way (2015)

11 min | Short, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Director: Benjamin Combes | Stars: Edward de Jongh, Ettiene de Oliveira, Chris McEtnee

Votes: 29

33. Escaping Earth: Colonizing the Outer Solar System (2017 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Where besides Mars could Earthlings colonize?

Star: Dave Cullen

34. Ben Brown's Flying Machine

120 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

When the first manned mission to Mars disappears and its crew explorer vehicle crashes onto the Brown's wheat farm, what Ben discovers leads him to build a flying machine that will change his final high school year and the world forever.

Director: Michael Thorp

35. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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This four part series describes the origins and diversification of life on earth with Australia as a microcosm. This episode describes the history of Earth from its initial formation ... See full summary »

Stars: David Flannery, Jim Gehling, John Paterson, Richard Smith

Votes: 48

36. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The Paleogene opens with the dinosaurs extinct and much of the world's water freezing out in Antarctica as Australia breaks free of Gondwana to chart it's own course. As in the rest of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Archer, Tim Flannery, Neil Hewett, Gavin Prideaux

Votes: 38

37. Supergirl (2015– )
Episode: Battles Lost and Won (2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Supergirl and her team take on Selena in an epic battle for Earth.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan

Votes: 904

38. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Colonizing Space (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Many considerations come to the forefront when planning space travel beyond the moon. Scientists are currently working on overcoming the many challenges and testing their solutions.

Director: Arthur Drooker | Stars: Erik Thompson, Chris McKay, Michio Kaku, Robert Zubrin

Votes: 64

39. The Magicians (2015– )
Episode: Do You Like Teeth? (2018)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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Quentin faces his most formidable foe yet as Julia helps Alice with a dangerous endeavor.

Director: Carol Banker | Stars: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman

Votes: 399

40. Supergirl (2015– )
Episode: Make It Reign (2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Supergirl learns the true depth of Selena's nefarious plans for Earth. Supergirl, Mon-El and Alura must devise a plan to stop her before Selena gets to Earth. J'onn prepares to say goodbye to his father.

Director: Armen V. Kevorkian | Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan

Votes: 850

41. Mars (2016– )
Episode: Power Play (2018)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Uneasiness spreads over Olympus Town as Mike undermines Hana, endangering the members of Lukrum Colony as a result.

Director: Ashley Way | Stars: Jihae, Sammi Rotibi, Alberto Ammann, Clémentine Poidatz

Votes: 190

42. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Science Fiction, Science Fact (2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Is science-fiction rooted in science? Has science caught up to science-fiction, past and present? Is there any scientific technology that has surpassed science-fiction? This episode explores these questions and more.

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Erik Thompson, Pamela L. Gay, André Bormanis, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 52

43. Archer (2009– )
Episode: Space Race: Part I (2012)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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The Isis staff is called by NASA to stop the international space station from being taken over by space pirates. During training, Cyril proves to be a more than adequate pilot, while Malory... See full summary »

Director: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 947

44. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Terrorform (1992)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Lister, Kryten, Cat and Holly head for a artificial moon, where Rimmer has been kidnapped, only to find the artificial moon is Rimmer's mind.

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 447

45. Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (2004– )
Episode: The Holiest Thing (2016)

TV-PG | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Captain Kirk and the Enterprise investigate the devastation of Lappa III, apparently by the terraforming efforts of Dr. Carol Marcus.

Director: Daren Dochterman | Stars: Brian Gross, Brandon Stacy, John M. Kelley, Jacy King

Votes: 36

46. Star Trek: Discovery (2017– )
Episode: The War Without, the War Within (2018)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.

Director: David Solomon | Stars: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 2,485

47. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In 2036 the Observers have begun terraforming the earth. Walter has a plan to defeat them but his capture by the Observers may be problematic. Peter searches for Olivia who is encased in amber to reunite his family

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,618



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