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.

71. City of Lost Children, The ( Cite des enfants perdus, La )

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Actors: Daniel Emilfork, Ron Perlman, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Dominique Pinon
Plot: Set in a fictional world in the future, a scientist thinks that if he can steel the dreams of young children he can prevent himself from aging. He tries kidnapping children as they try to figure out a way to escape or not be kidnapped.

72. Spaceballs

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Mel Brooks
Actors: Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga
Plot: Follow the expliots of a Druish princess, her loyal droid, a scruffy pilot and his loyal sidekick as they attempt to stop the ruthless Spaceballs led by President Skroob and Dark Helmet from their nefarious plan to steal all the air from the planet Druidia.

73. Escape from New York

Year of Release: 1981
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Carpenter
Actors: Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes
Plot: Takes place in 1998 as New York is in rubbles. The President crashes into the jailed city when a crook is sent in to rescue him because he is the only one skilled enough to do complete the job.

74. Super 8

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: J.J. Abrams
Actors: Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Amanda Michalka, Ron Eldard
Plot: A group of six children filming a home movie with a Super 8 camera witness a horrific train crash on a remote railway crossing. Yet the crash is only the beginning of the ordeal, as the train bound from Area 51 carries an inhuman cargo that has now been set free.

75. The Invisible Man

Year of Release: 1933
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: James Whale
Actors: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, Henry Travers, Forrester Harvey
Plot: As a normal scientist works to become invisible to the human eye, he succeeds. But, in doing so, he goes insane as the success and chemicals make him homicidal.

76. Contact

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Matthew McConaughey, David Morse
Plot: A small group of scientists discover a radio transmission that was sent from another world. What is the message and what do they want from us?

77. I, Robot

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Alex Proyas
Actors: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, Chi McBride
Plot: In 2035 the world is a vastly different place. Robots are now common place among humans, they help and serve people and even act as companions. U.S. Robotics company is about to release a new model of robots that are so real that they almost have a life of their own.

78. WarGames

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: John Badham
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood
Plot: A teenage boy hacks into a government computer in search for some games. The game he chooses to play is not just a simulation.

79. Videodrome

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Leslie Carlson
Plot: Max Renn is always looking for ultimate in programming for his lowly cable TV station, but when he stumbles on to Videodrome it takes over his life.

80. They Live

Year of Release: 1988
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Carpenter
Actors: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower
Plot: An unemployed construction worker heads to L.A. for work. When he puts on a pair of innocuous sunglasses, he finds out the world is not what it seems.

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