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.

41. The Martian

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig
Plot: On a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is separated from his party following a fierce storm and left behind after being presumed dead. But he has survived and with few supplies, he will have to rely on his own ingenuity to survive and figure out a way to Earth that he is still alive.

42. Edge of Tomorrow

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Doug Liman
Actors: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
Plot: On an alien battlefield - the war is finally coming to an end - but for one soldier, the war never ends as he is caught in a time loop reliving the same battle over and over again. Having been thrown into the fire untested and untrained - each time he learns more about becoming a soldier - and just maybe he will find out what happens when he survives the assault.

43. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Actors: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford
Plot: Stever Rogers aka Captain America, continues to adapt to the modern world while working with S.H.I.E.L.D but an old friend is about to turn up: his former partner-in-arms James 'Bucky' Barnes resurfaces - but he's been programmed as a Russian assassin known as The Winter Soldier.

44. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Actors: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Tom Felton
Plot: Prequel to Planet of the Apes in which scientists working on genetic experiments creates a race of intelligent apes that leads to a war to determine which species will ultimately dominate the Earth.

45. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: J.J. Abrams
Actors: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac
Plot: Thirty years after the events in "Return of the Jedi", the New Republic has been formed and now-General Leia leads an offshoot called The Resistance against the remnants of the Empire who have risen from the ashes to for The First Order. With Luke Skywalker missing following a betrayal leading to the destruction of his nascent Jedi Academy, The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his apprentice Kylo Ren, will stop at nothing to destroy the last Jedi. Leia sends her best pilot, Poe Dameron on a mission for a crucial piece of information that may lead The Resistance to Luke before The First Order can find him...

46. Independence Day

Year of Release: 1996
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Roland Emmerich
Actors: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch
Plot: The world watches as alien ships hover over major cities world-wide - but their intentions are anything but peaceful.

47. Blade Runner 2049

Year of Release: 2017
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Harrison Ford
Plot: Set 30 years following the events in Blade Runner, new LAPD blade runner, officer K, discovers a long-buried secret that could plunge what is left of society into chaos. In order to uncover the truth, he sets out on a mission to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who has been MIA for the last 30 years.

48. I Am Legend

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Francis Lawrence
Actors: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Paradox Pollack, Salli Richardson
Plot: Due to a terrible virus, a scientist believes he is the last human on earth. After three years of trying to survive from the infected, he seeks hope.

49. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Year of Release: 1956
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Don Siegel
Actors: Dana Wynter , Kevin McCarthy, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones
Plot: Taking place in a rural setting, a Doctor discovers Pods that may be taking the place of humans, duplicating his friends and family.

50. Men in Black

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Rip Torn
Plot: A street-wise cop finds himself recruited into the Men in Black - a secret organization that keeps tabs on all the aliens living on Earth.

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