Top Sci-Fi Movies


The Top Sci-Fi Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Sci-Fi List". Lists are calculated daily.

31. Gattaca

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Xander Berkeley
Plot: In the not so distant future genetics is everything. The world is separated into the genetic elites and the degenerates. A degenerate leaves his old life behind to achieve what he has dreamed of no matter what the cost.

32. Moon

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Duncan Jones
Actors: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw
Plot: Sam Bell has spent the last three years working for Lunar mining precious gas to save Earth's energy crisis. Alone with only a computer, he has reflected on life and worked on his temper. Envisioning a return home, he suddenly experiences strange visions and occurrences. As he unravels the mystery, he discovers the life he has created for himself may not be his own.

33. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Bryan Singer
Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman
Plot: In a dystopian future, Wolverine is sent back in time to the early 1970s in order to change events that have had such a devastating impact on mutant and mankind alike.

34. Minority Report

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Jessica Capshaw, Neal McDonough
Plot: In the future, the department of precrime arrest criminals before they commit a crime. When the head of the department is accused of a future crime, he sets out to prove his innocence.

35. Brazil

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Terry Gilliam
Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond
Plot: A 1984-ish government encases Sam Lowry who dreams of falling in love with a normal woman. He encounters many obstacles while trying to meet her and do what is right and lawful.

36. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: George Lucas
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson
Plot: Anakin slowly goes to the dark side of The Force and becomes Sith Lord Darth Vader.

37. Ex Machina

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alex Garland
Actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno
Plot: An everyday programmer working as cog in the machine of the world's largest internet company finds himself as a winner of a competition to spend a week at the private mountain retreat of the secretive CEO of the company. But once he arrives, he finds himself as part of an experiment - interacting with world's most advanced A.I. - housed in the body of a beautiful female robot.

38. X-Men: First Class

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence
Plot: Explores the early relationship of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr when they were friends, long before they took the names Professor X and Magneto, and the rift that forms between turning them to arch-enemies.

39. Interstellar

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain
Plot: After a wormhole makes interstellar travel possible, a group of intrepid explorers decide to take the trip and inspire hope in a planet that desperately needs it.

40. Stalker

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Russian
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Actors: Aleksandr Kajdanovsky, Alisa Frejndlikh, Natasha Abramova, Anatoli Solonitsyn
Plot: A man with mental gifts risks imprisonment by going out at night to the "zone" guarded by barb wire and soldiers from an Alien race.

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