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1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
2. Things to Come (1936)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.
3. Vynález zkázy (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.
original name: Vynález Zkázy (1958)
4. Marooned (1969)
G | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?
Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $4.35M
5. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
G | 101 min | Sci-Fi
The European Space Exploration Council sends two astronauts to explore a planet similar to the Earth but located on the opposite side of the sun.
6. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
8. Silent Running (1972)
GP | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
10. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,029,459 | Gross: $322.74M
11. Damnation Alley (1977)
PG | 91 min | Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles.
Votes: 4,098 | Gross: $8.72M
12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Votes: 42,008 | Gross: $24.95M
13. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 648,589 | Gross: $78.90M
14. Salvage 1 (1979– )
60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Harry runs a salvage operation, in which he and his partners reclaim trash and junk and sell it as scrap (or as other things). Harry also has a home-made spaceship which he sometimes uses to reclaim junk satellites.
15. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 26,567 | Gross: $19.85M
16. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 102,628 | Gross: $25.24M
17. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Votes: 100,728 | Gross: $33.00M
18. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 296,375 | Gross: $13.78M
19. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 560,365 | Gross: $27.00M
20. Nankyoku monogatari (1983)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Drama
Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica. Ushioda and Ochi eventually leave Antarctica, only to return to search ... See full summary »
22. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Votes: 77,845 | Gross: $79.57M
24. Enemy Mine (1985)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually, he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting. They band together ... See full summary »
Votes: 37,243 | Gross: $4.27M
26. Innerspace (1987)
PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.
Votes: 46,097 | Gross: $25.89M
27. The Hidden (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.
Votes: 14,279 | Gross: $9.75M
28. They Live (1988)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Votes: 85,767 | Gross: $13.01M
30. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 142,770 | Gross: $54.46M
32. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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?
Votes: 261,523 | Gross: $119.39M
34. Arachnophobia (1990)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.
Votes: 54,413 | Gross: $53.21M
35. Final Approach (1991)
R | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance ... See full summary »
37. Harrison Bergeron (1995 TV Movie)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a distant future, egalitarianism has created a truly equal state. The cost? The sacrifice of everything great about humankind. The question: is peace worth the price?
38. Screamers (1995)
R | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as... See full summary »
Votes: 21,897 | Gross: $5.78M
39. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 228,599 | Gross: $173.84M
41. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
Votes: 59,522 | Gross: $19.08M
44. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 178,283 | Gross: $0.50M
45. Event Horizon (1997)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
Votes: 132,918 | Gross: $26.67M
47. Mimic (1997)
R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.
Votes: 39,912 | Gross: $25.48M
49. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 162,025 | Gross: $136.31M
50. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 349,404 | Gross: $201.57M
51. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,368,919 | Gross: $171.48M
52. Pitch Black (2000)
R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
Votes: 205,543 | Gross: $39.24M
53. Titan A.E. (2000)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 54,509 | Gross: $22.75M
54. Metropolis (2001)
PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.
Votes: 18,125 | Gross: $0.64M
it's called Metropolis
55. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
56. Impostor (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.
Votes: 20,957 | Gross: $6.11M
59. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.
Votes: 330,449 | Gross: $150.37M
60. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.
Votes: 31,568 | Gross: $1.04M
61. Primer (2004)
PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 83,231 | Gross: $0.42M
62. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 431,790 | Gross: $144.80M
63. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004 Video)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram.
64. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Not Rated | 80 min | Sci-Fi
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.
65. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Votes: 345,526 | Gross: $218.08M
68. Altered (2006)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
69. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Votes: 53,606 | Gross: $0.88M
70. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 398,185 | Gross: $35.55M
71. Idiocracy (2006)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Votes: 120,636 | Gross: $0.44M
72. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 967,024 | Gross: $53.09M
73. Jadesoturi (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Thousands of years ago in ancient China, a love struck sword hero fights against his destiny. He wants another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he gets that chance, in a far ... See full summary »
74. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Votes: 95,664 | Gross: $5.50M
76. Fido (2006)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon ... See full summary »
Votes: 26,272 | Gross: $0.30M
77. The Host (2006)
R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
Votes: 78,207 | Gross: $2.20M
78. Sunshine (2007)
R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
Votes: 207,296 | Gross: $3.68M
79. Flatland (2007 Video)
95 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Flatland is a two-dimensional universe occupied by living geometric figures - squares, triangles, circles, etc. A Square, Attorney At Law, finds himself in the middle of two upheavals: the ... See full summary »
80. Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku (2007)
PG-13 | 109 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.
81. De fortabte sjæles ø (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Family
14-year-old Lulu moves to a small provincial town with her mother and younger brother. One night, her brother is struck by a beam of white light - actually the spirit of Herman Hartmann ... See full summary »
82. The Burrowers (2008)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller, Western
In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.
83. Outlander (2008)
R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
Votes: 66,788 | Gross: $0.16M
85. Alien Raiders (2008)
R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »
86. Long Weekend (2008)
R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.
might not fit the gen. perception of sci-fi, but i see sci-fi in it
87. Micro Men (2009 TV Movie)
84 min | Biography, Drama
In 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's ... See full summary »
89. Terminator Salvation (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?
Votes: 305,409 | Gross: $125.32M
90. Cargo (2009)
112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann ... See full summary »
92. Alien Trespass (2009)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
After crash landing near a desert town, an alien enlists the help of a local waitress to re-capture a monster that escaped from the wreckage of his space ship.
Votes: 3,337 | Gross: $0.10M
93. Moon (2009)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Votes: 288,580 | Gross: $5.01M
94. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 425,339 | Gross: $107.51M
95. The Crazies (2010)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
Votes: 99,481 | Gross: $39.12M
96. Hunter Prey (2010)
88 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner... See full summary »
97. Mars (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways.
98. The Prometheus Project (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of researchers conducting illegal stem cell research discover a cell anomaly that has the potential to regenerate dead tissue. Unable to conduct legal human trials, the researchers turn to corpses to test their serum.
99. Super Hybrid (2010)
PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With ... See full summary »
100. Contagion (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Votes: 191,967 | Gross: $75.66M