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100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies

Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
  Title - (Year) (Leading Actors)
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey - (1968) (Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood)

  2. Star Wars: Ep.V - The Empire Strikes Back - (1980) (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford)

  3. Metropolis - (1927) (Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm)

  4. Star Wars: Ep.IV - A New Hope - (1977) (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford)

  5. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - (1982) (Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore)

  6. The Day The Earth Stood Still - (1951) (Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal)

  7. Planet of the Apes - (1968) (Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell)

  8. Blade Runner - (1982) (Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer)

  9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - (1977) (Richard Dreyfus, Teri Garr)

10. Frankenstein - (1931) (Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clark)
11. A Clockwork Orange - (1971) (Malcolm McDowell, Michael Bates)

12. Jurassic Park - (1993) (Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum)

13. Alien - (1979) (Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt)

14. The War of the Worlds - (1953) (Gene Barry, Ann Robinson)

15. Back to the Future - (1985) (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson)

16. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - (1956) (Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter)

17. The Terminator - (1984) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Beihn)

18. The Road Warrior - (1981) (Mel Gibson, Virginia Hey)

19. Forbidden Planet - (1956) (Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis)

20. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - (1991) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton)

21. Superman - (1978) ) (Christoper Reeve, Gene Hackman, Morgot Kidder)

22. Star Wars: Ep.VI - Return Of the Jedi - (1983) (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford)

23. Avatar - (2009) (Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver)

24. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - (1954) (Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre)

25. Solaris - (1972) (Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis)

26. The Martian - (2015) (Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig)

27. Bride of Frankenstein - (1935) (Boris Karlof, Elsa Lanchester)

28. Brazil - (1985) (Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro)

29. Aliens - (1986) (Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen)

30. Things To Come - (1936) (Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson)

31. Marooned - (1969) (Gregory Peck, Gene Hackman, Richard Crenna)

32. Them - (1954) (James Arness, Edmund Gwenn)

33. Mad Max - (1979) (Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel)

34. Godzilla - (1954) (Haruo Nakajima, Katsumi Tezuka, Akira Takarada)

35. Ghostbusters - (1981) (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis)

36. The Invisible Man - (1933) (Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart)

37. Children Of Men - (2006) (Clice Owen, Julianne Moore)

38. Interstellar - (2014) (Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain)

39. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - (1982) (William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban)

40. THX 1138 - (1971) (Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie)

41. District 9 - (2009) (Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope)

42. Westworld - (1973) (Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin)

43. The Matrix - (1999) (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne)

44. Fantastic Voyage - (1966) (Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch)

45. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - (2005) (Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, John Malkovich)

46. Ghost in The Shell - (1995) (Animated)

47. Minority Report - (2002) (Tom Cruise, Max Von Sydow)

48. Akira - (1988) (Animated)

49. The Abyss - (1989) (Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio)

50. Escape From New York - (1981) (Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence)

51. Robinson Crusoe on Mars - (1964) (Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin)

52. Total Recall - (1990) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronny Cox, Rachel Ticotin)

53. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - (1986) (William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Catherine Hicks)

54. Gravity - (2013) (Sandra Bullock, George Clooney)

55. Superman II - (1980) (Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman)

56. Cocoon - (1985) (Steve Gutenberg, Wilford Brimley)

57. Liquid Sky - (1982) (Ann Carlisle)

58. Fahrenheit 451 - (1967) (Oskar Werner, Julie Christie)

59. The Man From Planet X - (1951) (Robert Clarke, Margaret Fielding)

60. Robocop - (1987) (Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith)

61. Predator - (1987) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers)

62. The Man Who Fell to Earth - (1976) (David Bowie, Rip Torn, Buck Henry)

63. 12 Monkeys - (1995) (Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt)

64. A Boy and His Dog - (1975) (Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton)

65. Donnie Darko - (2001) (Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone)

66. Repo Man - (1984) (Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton)

67. The Time Machine - (1960) (Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux)

68. Silent Running - (1971) (Bruce Dern, Steve Brown)

69. The Thing - (1982) (Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David)

70. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - (1989) (Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O'Neill)

71. Wall-E - (2008) (Animated)

72. Serenity - (2005) (Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres)

73. Men in Black - (1997) (Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones)

74. The Fly - (1986) (Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis)

75. Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers - (1956) (Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor)

76. Invaders from Mars - (1953) (Arthur Franz, Helena Carter, Jimmy Hunt)

77. Logan's Run - (1976) (Michael York, Jenny Agutter)

78. It Came From Outer Space - (1953) (Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake)

79. A Scanner Darkly - (2006) (Keanu Reeves, Winona Rider, Robert Downey Jr.)

80. Time Bandits - (1981) (John Cleese, Ralph Richardson)

81. The Fifth Element - (1997) (Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman)

82. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - (2005) (Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor)

83. The Thing From Another World - (1951) (Kenneth Tobey, James Arness, Margeret Sheridan)

84. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome - (1985) (Mel Gibson, Tina Turner)

85. Soylent Green - (1973) (Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson)

86. Flash Gordon - (1980) (Sam Jones, Max Von Sydow, Music by Queen)

87. Star Trek: First Contact - (1996) (Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes)

88. X Men - (2000) (Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen)

89. Gattaca - (1997) (Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman)

90. I, Robot - (2004) (Will Smith, James Cromwell)

91. Barbarella - (1968) (Jane Fonda, David Hemmings, John Phillip Law)

92. Starman - (1984) (Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen)

93. Alien Nation - (1988) (James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terrence Stamp)

94. The Last Starfighter - (1984) (Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart)

95. Explorers - (1985) (Ethan Hawke, River Pheonix)

96. Looper - (2012) (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis)

97. Starship Troopers - (1997) (Dina Meyer, Dinise Richards)

98. 1984 - (1984) (John Hurt, Richard Burton)

99. The Hunger Games - (2012) (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)

100. Moon - (2009) (Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott)

100 More Worth Mentioning
101. Signs - (2002) (Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix)

102. Stalker - (1979) (Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy)

103. Enemy Mine - (1985) (Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett)

104. Innerspace - (1987) (Dennis Quaid, Martin Short)

105. Omega Man - (1971) (Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe)

106. Dark City - (1998) (Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt, Jennifer Connely)

107. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock - (1984) (William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd)

108. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - (1979) (William Shatner, Lynord Nimoy, Persis Khambatta)

109. Star Wars: Ep. I - The Phantom Menace - (1999) (Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jack Lloyd)

110. Star Wars: Ep. II - Attack Of The Clones - (2002) (Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor)

111. The Andromeda Strain - (1971) (Arthur Hill, David Wayne)

112. Alien 3 - (1992) (Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton)

113. Contact - (1997) (Jodi Foster, Matthew McConaughey)

114. Stargate - (1994) (Kurt Russell, James Spader)

115. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - (1978) (Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams)

116. Star Trek - (2009) (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana)

117. Independence Day - (1996) (Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum)

118. The Stepford Wives - (1975) (Katherine Ross, Paula Prentiss)

119. Sleeper - (1973) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)

120. Tron - (1982) (Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner)

121. The Lost World: Jurassic Park - (1997) (Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore)

122. Star Trek Generations - (1994) (Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell)

123. 2010: The Year We Make Contact - (1984) (Roy Scheider, John Lithgow)

124. Virtuosity - (1995) (Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe)

125. The Fly - (1958) (Vincent Price, Patrica Owens)

126. Men in Black II - (2002) (Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones)

127. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence - (2001) (Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law)

128. Red Planet - (2000) (Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss)

129. Space Truckers - (1997) (Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff)

130. Spaceballs - (1987) (Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, John Candy)

131. Solaris - (2002) (George Clooney, Jeremy Davies)

132. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai - (1984) (Peter Weller, John Lithgow)

133. The Arrival - (1996) (Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse)

134. Galaxy Quest - (1999) (Tim Allen, Alan Rickman)

135. Star Trek: Insurrection - (1998) (Patrick Stewart, F. Murray Abraham)

136. Species - (1995) (Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, Ben Kingsley)

137. War of the Worlds - (2005) (Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins)

138. Scorpio One - (1998) (Robert Carradine, Jeff Speakerman)

139. Rollerball - (1975) (James Caan, John Houseman)

140. Outland - (1981) (Sean Connery, Peter Boyle)

141. Dark Planet - (1997) (Michael York, Paul Mercurio)

142. The Time Machine - (2002) (Guy Pearce, Jerery Irons)

143. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - (1989) (William Shatner, Laurence Luckinbill)

144. Rocketship X-M - (1950) (Lloyd Bridges, Noah Beery)

145. Lifeforce - (1985) (Patrick Stewart, Steve Railsback)

146. Communion - (1989) (Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse)

147. Slaughterhouse Five - (1972) (Michael Sacks, Valerie Perrine)

148. The Running Man - (1987) (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Dawson)

149. Star Quest - (1995) (Steven Bauer, Emma Samms)

150. The Blob - (1958) (Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut)

151. X-Files - (1998) (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson)

152. Supernova - (2000) (James Spader, Lou Diamond Phillips, Angela Bassett)

153. Mission To Mars - (2000) (Tim Robins, Gary Sinise)

154. Johnny Mnemonic - (1995) (Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren)

155. Moon 44 - (1990) (Michael Pare, Malcolm McDowell)

156. Fantastic Planet - (1973) (Animated) (Director - René Laloux)

157. Pitch Black - (2000) (Vin Diesel, Keith David)

158. Not of This Earth - (1995) (Michael York, Parker Stevenson)

159. The American Astronaut - (2001) (Cory McAbbe, Rocco Sisto)

160. First Encounter - (1998) (Roddy Piper, Trevor Goddard)

161. Alien Intruder - (1992) (Billy Dee Williams, Maxwell Caulfield)

162. Event Horizon - (1997) (Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill)

163. Matrix Revolutions - (2003) (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne)

164. Lost In Space - (1998) (Gary Oldman, William Hurt)

165. The Black Hole - (1979) (Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins)

166. This Island Earth - (1955) (Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow)

167. Alien Resurrection - (1997) (Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder)

168. When Worlds Collide - (1951) (Richard Derr, Barbara Rush)

169. V for Vendetta - (2005) (Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving)

170. The Man from Earth - (2007) (David Lee Smith, John Billingsley, Tony Todd)

171. Soldier - (1998) (Kurt Russell, Gary Busy)

172. The Quartermass Xperiment - (1956) (Brian Donlovey, Margia Dean)

173. Sphere - (1998) (Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L. Jackson)

174. Ghosts Of Mars - (2001) (Joanna Cassidy, Ice Cube)

175. Journey To The far Side Of the Sun - (1969) (Roy Thinnes, Herbert Lom)

176. Dark Universe - (1993) (Blake Pickett, Cherie Scott)

177. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - (1991) (William Shatner, Christopher Plummer)

178. Planet of the Apes - (2001) (Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter)

179. First Men in the Moon - (1964) (Edward Judd, Lionel Jeffries, Martha Hyer)

180. Quartermass And the Pit (5 Million years to Earth) - (1968) (Andrew Keir)

181. Zardoz - (1974) (Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling)

182. Escape From L.A. - (1996) (Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi)

183. Dark Star - (1974) (Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich)

184. Coneheads - (1993) (Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Phil Hartman)

185. Forterss - (1993) (Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith)

186. Cyberzone - (1995) (Marc Singer, Rochelle Swanson, Future)

187. Alphaville - (1965) (Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina)

188. Destination Moon - (1950) (John Archer, Warner Anderson)

189. It Conquered the World - (1956) (Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef)

190. The Postman - (1997) (Kevin Costner, Will Patton)

191. Flash Gordon: Rocketship - (1936) (Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers)

192. Seksmisja (aka Sexmission) - (1984) (Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Jerzy Stuhr)

193. Timecop (1994) - (Jean Claude Van Damme)

194. Batteries Not Included - (1987) (Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn)

195. Beneath the Planet of the Apes - (1970) (James Franciscus, Kim Hunter)

196. Death Race 2000 - (1975) (Sylvester Stallone, David Carradine)

197. Demolition Man - (1993) (Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock)

198. Mars Attacks - (1996) (Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening)

199. Dune - (1984) (Kyle MacLachlan, Max Von Sydow)

200. Waterworld - (1995) (Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2015
  1. The Martian - (Ridley Scott) (Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road - (George Miller) (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult)
  3. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - (J.J. Abrams) (Daisy Ridley, John Boyega)
  4. Ex Machina - (Alex Garland) (Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac)
  5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Pt. 2 - (Francis Lawrence) (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)
  6. Insurgent - (Robert Schwentke) (Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James)
  7. Jurassic World - (Colin Trevorrow) ( Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins)
  8. Ant-Man - (Peyton Reed) (Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll)
  9. Chappie - (Neill Blomkamp) (Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman)
10. Jupiter Ascending - (Lana & Lilly Wachowski) (Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis)
10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2014
  1. Interstellar - (Christopher Nolan) (Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain)

  2. Guardians of the Galaxy - (James Gunn) (Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper)

  3. Edge of Tomorrow - (Doug Liman) (Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton)

  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 - (Francis Lawrence) (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)

  5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - (Matt Reeves) (Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis)

  6. The Maze Runner - (Wes Ball) ( Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter)

  7. Time Lapse - (Bradley King) (Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn)

  8. Divergent - (Neil Burger) (Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet)

  9. The Signal - (William Eubank) (Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp)

10. Predestination - (Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig) (Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2013
  1. Gravity - (Alfonso Cuarón) (Sandra Bullock, George Clooney)

  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - (Francis Lawrence) (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)

  3. Star Trek Into Darkness - (J.J. Abrams) (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto)

  4. Pacific Rim - (Guillermo del Toro) (Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam)

  5. Europa Report - (Sebastián Cordero) (Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist)

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

  7. Elysium - (Neill Blomkamp) (Matt Damon, Jodie Foster)

  8. Ender's Game - (Gavin Hood) (Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield)

  9. Oblivion - (Joseph Kosinski) (Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman)

10. Riddick - (David Twohy) (Vin Diesel, Karl Urban)

10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2012
  1. Looper - (Rian Johnson) (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis)

  2. The Hunger Games - (Gary Ross) (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson)

  3. Chronicle - (Josh Trank) (Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell)

  4. Prometheus - (Ridley Scott) (Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron)

  5. Cloud Atlas - (Tom Tykwer) (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry)

  6. Dredd 3D - (Pete Travis) (Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby)

  7. Men In Black 3 - (Barry Sonnenfeld) (Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones)

  8. John Carter - (Andrew Stanton) (Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins)

  9. Total Recall - (Len Wiseman) (Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale)

10. Battleship - (Peter Berg) (Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker)


Edited By: Bryan
Last Updated: 2016-04-14

Criteria: These 'Greatest Science Fiction Movies' are ranked by Impact, Influence, and Popularity.