Top 20 Sci-Fi Moviesby andrew-gonzales | created - 16 Nov 2012 | updated - 16 Nov 2012 | Public
Cause space is cool
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 485,540 | Gross: $56.95M
This is what happens when Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick join forces.
2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Originally rated X for all the sex and violence. Not to mention all the Roman Catholics were forbidden to see it by the National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures. Anthony Burgess would be proud.
3. 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: 1,368,063 | Gross: $171.48M
What if Neo took the blue pill?
4. 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: 559,452 | Gross: $27.00M
Final Cut obviously that voiceover junk in the other versions nearly ruined it
5. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 437,929 | Gross: $132.07M
He didn't do it!!!... yet
6. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 132,769 | Gross: $40.46M
I know it's gross but still Geena Davis is pretty hot
7. 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: 648,126 | Gross: $78.90M
love that tagline 'In Space no one can hear you scream'
8. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 573,997 | Gross: $115.65M
I knew South Africa had some problems but damn
9. 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: 1,028,778 | Gross: $322.74M
Just episodes IV-VI the newer ones are terrible and I dont care that Disney bought the rights I'm not a kid anymore give me some R rated Star Wars and I'm down
10. Another Earth (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Votes: 80,505 | Gross: $1.32M
What would you do if you met you?
11. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
Votes: 155,323 | Gross: $132.09M
I guess close encounters of the first and second time were a complete failure.
12. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
Votes: 318,164 | Gross: $59.74M
Reminds me of being a little kid and my dad letting me stay up late on a school night to watch this movie. Then not being able to sleep because of the nightmares. Thanks dad, thanks.
13. 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: 205,444 | Gross: $39.24M
Save us with your big muscles and deep voice! Oh and night vision would be useful too.
14. 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: 431,526 | Gross: $144.80M
I know not like the book, but Will Smith has a robot arm! And a motorcycle that runs on gasoline! That's crazy
15. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 467,286 | Gross: $306.17M
Also wins the award for ugliest aliens
16. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 169,084 | Gross: $14.38M
What the &*@#$!??
17. 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: 207,189 | Gross: $3.68M
Oh I need to save the Earth I guess I will just jump on this giant nuclear bomb that plummeting into the sun and set it off no biggie.
18. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 508,914 | Gross: $57.14M
What year is it again?
19. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Votes: 376,985 | Gross: $63.54M
Say it Bruce, say it!!!
20. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 537,844 | Gross: $257.73M
who knew Spock had game