Top Sci-Fi Movies


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81. Starship Troopers

Year of Release: 1997
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Actors: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Patrick Muldoon
Plot: Intergalactic bugs aim to destroy the human race in this futuristic sci-fi, action packed film.

82. The War of the Worlds

Year of Release: 1953
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Byron Haskin
Actors: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite
Plot: A meteor hits in a small town outside of Los Angeles California. A scientist investigates only to discover the beginning of a deadly alien invasion.

83. Cloud Atlas

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry
Plot: Individual actions ripple across time - past, present and future - helping one man turn from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness inspires revolution far into the future.

84. Snowpiercer

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Actors: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell
Plot: The near future: a second ice age has wiped out most of humanity. The survivors travel by train through the cold, lonely world - but even here, at humanities end, class division rears its ugly head - and those as the back of the train are ready to revolt.

85. The Time Machine

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: George Pal
Actors: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Alan Young, Tom Helmore
Plot: Based on HG wells novel of time travel - a man travels to the future where he find a complete different world and wants to at first come back, but then realizes he may have to stay.

86. The Incredible Shrinking Man

Year of Release: 1957
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jack Arnold
Actors: Grant Williams, April Kent, Randy Stuart, Paul Langton
Plot: A man and his significant other are on a boating adventure when he experiences a strange mist. After a short time he begins to get smaller in size and goes through struggles of everyday life.

87. The Andromeda Strain

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Robert Wise
Actors: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid
Plot: A U.S. army satellite falls to the town of Piedmont, New Mexico and brings back something alien that wipes out nearly the entire town. A team of five scientists are brought in to solve the mystery behind the biological terror before it spreads.

88. A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Conner, William Hurt
Plot: A future in which the human race has created mechas for work and entertainment. Then David is created, a mecha boy designed to feel real emotion. When his adoptive "parents" leave him alone, he begins a quest to find his humanity.

89. Soylent Green

Year of Release: 1973
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Fleischer
Actors: Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Brock Peters, Chuck Connors
Plot: In the year 2022 a police detective in NYC is hunted down for murder when he uncovers a secret cover-up by the government.

90. Ant-Man

Year of Release: 2015
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peyton Reed
Actors: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll
Plot: Scott Lang has worked alongside his friend and mentor Dr. Hank Pym but has never truly asserted himself. Now, armed with a suit that shrinks him in size but greatly increases his strength, Lang, now dubbed Ant-Man, will have to find the hero inside himself in order to pull off a heist that may very well be the key to saving the world.

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