Top 10 Best Sci-fi Movies
by Year 2000-2009

Criteria: These Top 10 Best Sci-fi Movies for each year 2000 through 2009 are ranked by Impact, Influence, and Popularity in the Sci-Fi movie genre.

Title (Director) (Leading Actors)

Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2009


1. Avatar
(James Cameron) (Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver)

2. Star Trek
(J.J. Abrams) (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg)

3. District 9
(Neill Blomkamp) (Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope)

4. Moon
(Duncan Jones) (Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott)

5. The Road
(John Hillcoat) (Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall)

6. Mr. Nobody
(Jaco Van Dormael) (Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger)

7. Surrogates
(Jonathan Mostow) (Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell)

8. Knowing
(Alex Proyas) (Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne)

9. Pandorum
(Christian Alvart) (Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet)

10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
(Michael Bay) (Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox)

Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2008


1. Cloverfield
(Matt Reeves) (Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan)

2. Outlander
(Howard McCain) (Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman)

3. Blindness
(Fernando Meirelles) (Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal)

4. Jumper
(Doug Liman) (Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell)

5. The Day the Earth Stood Still
(Scott Derrickson) (Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly)

6. The Happening
(M. Night Shyamalan) (Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo)

7. Alien Raiders
(Ben Rock) (Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar)

8. Franklyn
(Gerald McMorrow) (Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill)

9. Babylon A.D.
(Mathieu Kassovitz) (Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry)

10. Stargate: Continuum
(Martin Wood) (Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2007


1. Sunshine
(Danny Boyle) (Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans)

2. I Am Legend
(Francis Lawrence) (Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan)

3. Timecrimes
(Nacho Vigalondo) (Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga)

4. Transformers
(Michael Bay) (Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel)

5. The Man from Earth
(Richard Schenkman) (David Lee Smith, Tony Todd)

6. The Mist
(Frank Darabont) (Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden)

7. Resident Evil: Extinction
(Russell Mulcahy) (Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen)

8. The Invasion
(Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue) (Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig)

9. Next
(Lee Tamahori) (Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Jim Beaver)

10. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
(Colin Strause, Greg Strause) (Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2006


1. Children of Men
(Alfonso Cuarón) (Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor)

2. The Fountain
(Darren Aronofsky) (Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn)

3. Déjà Vu
(Tony Scott) (Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer)

4. A Scanner Darkly
(Richard Linklater) (Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder)

5. Slither
(James Gunn) (Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker)

6. The Astronaut Farmer
(Michael Polish) (Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen)

7. The Butterfly Effect 2
(John R. Leonetti) (Eric Lively, Erica Durance, Dustin Milligan)

8. Electroma
(Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo) (Peter Hurteau)

9. Solar Attack
(Paul Ziller) (Mark Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville)

10. Pulse
(Jim Sonzero) (Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian, Kel O'Neill)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2005


1. Serenity
(Joss Whedon) (Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor)

2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(Garth Jennings) (Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell)

3. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
(George Lucas) (Hayden Christensen)

4. V for Vendetta
(James McTeigue) (Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves)

5. War of the Worlds
(Steven Spielberg) (Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins)

6. The Island
(Michael Bay) (Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou)

7. Zathura: A Space Adventure
(Jon Favreau) (Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo)

8. The Jacket
(John Maybury) (Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig)

9. Æon Flux
(Karyn Kusama) (Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo)

10. Doom
(Andrzej Bartkowiak) (Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2004


1. I, Robot
(Alex Proyas) (Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood)

2. Primer
(Shane Carruth) (Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden)

3. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
(Kerry Conran) (Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law)

4. The Butterfly Effect
(Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber) (Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart)

5. The Day After Tomorrow
(Roland Emmerich) (Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal)

6. The Chronicles of Riddick
(David Twohy) (Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore)

7. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
(Alexander Witt) (Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory)

8. The Final Cut
(Omar Naim) (Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel)

9. The Forgotten
(Joseph Ruben) (Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Gary Sinise)

10. Alien vs. Predator
(Paul W.S. Anderson) (Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2003


1. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
(Jonathan Mostow) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes)

2. The Matrix Reloaded
(Lana & Lilly Wachowski) (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne)

3. The Core
(Jon Amiel) (Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Greenwood)

4. Code 46
(Michael Winterbottom) (Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri)

5. The Matrix Revolutions
(Lana & Lilly Wachowski) (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne)

6. Paycheck
(John Woo) (Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti)

7. Timeline
(Richard Donner) (Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor)

8. Beyond Re-Animator
(Brian Yuzna) (Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry)

9. Dreamcatcher
(Lawrence Kasdan) (Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee)

10. Alien Hunter
(Ron Krauss) (James Spader, Janine Eser, John Lynch, Leslie Stefanson)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2002


1. Minority Report
(Steven Spielberg) (Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton)

2. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
(George Lucas) (Hayden Christensen)

3. Solaris
(Steven Soderbergh) (George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis)

4. Signs
(M. Night Shyamalan) (Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin)

5. Equilibrium
(Kurt Wimmer) (Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs)

6. Blade II
(Guillermo del Toro) (Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman)

7. S1m0ne
(Andrew Niccol) (Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Winona Ryder)

8. Resident Evil
(Paul W.S. Anderson) (Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey)

9. Star Trek: Nemesis
(Stuart Baird) (Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton)

10. The Time Machine
(Simon Wells) (Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2001


1. Donnie Darko
(Richard Kelly) (Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell)

2. K-PAX
(Iain Softley) (Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard)

3. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
(Steven Spielberg) (Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, William Hurt)

4. Planet of the Apes
(Tim Burton) (Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti)

5. Vanilla Sky
(Cameron Crowe) (Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz)

6. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
(Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara) (Alec Baldwin)

7. The One
(James Wong) (Jet Li, Carla Gugino, Jason Statham, Delroy Lindo)

8. Pulse
(Kiyoshi Kurosawa) (Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki)

9. Xchange
(Allan Moyle) (Stephen Baldwin, Pascale Bussières, Kim Coates)

10. Jason X
(James Isaac) (Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2000


1. Unbreakable
(M. Night Shyamalan) (Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright)

2. Frequency
(Gregory Hoblit) (Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell)

3. Pitch Black
(David Twohy) (Radha Mitchell, Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser)

4. The 6th Day
(Roger Spottiswoode) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport)

5. Mission to Mars
(Brian De Palma) (Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle)

6. Red Planet
(Antony Hoffman) (Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore)

7. Hollow Man
(Paul Verhoeven) (Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin)

8. The Cell
(Tarsem Singh) (Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio)

9. Supernova
(Walter Hill) (James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Angela Bassett)

10. Battlefield Earth
(Roger Christian) (John Travolta, Forest Whitaker)


Last Updated: 2021-11-30