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List of most popular sci-fi movies (all time)

A list of science-fiction movies.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Star Wars: Episode VII, or simply Star Wars 7, is an American epic space opera movie directed by J. J. Abrams. It stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis,...
7.3
7.3
from 39 votes
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Interstellar
2

Interstellar

(2014)
Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole...
8.4
8.4
from 36 votes
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Inception
3

Inception

(2010)
Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard...
8.4
8.4
from 19 votes
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

(2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or simply Rogue One, is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll. The film star...
6.2
6.2
from 15 votes
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The Martian
5

The Martian

(2015)
The Martian is an American science-fiction film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir. The film was released on September 30, 2015 in 2D and 3D, and st...
8.8
8.8
from 14 votes
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Avatar
6

Avatar

(2009)
Avatar (James Cameron's Avatar) is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney W...
6.6
6.6
from 13 votes
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Alien
7

Alien

(1979)
Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film's title refers to a highly...
8.4
8.4
from 13 votes
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The Matrix
8

The Matrix

(1999)
The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in whic...
8.4
8.4
from 10 votes
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The Truman Show
9

The Truman Show

(1998)
The Truman Show is a 1998 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The film stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris and Natascha McElhone...
8.7
8.7
from 9 votes
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Pixels
10

Pixels

(2015)
Pixels is an 2015 American science fiction action comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures, 1492 Pictures and Happy Madison Productions. The film was directed by Chris Columbus from a screenplay written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy...
6.6
6.6
from 9 votes
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Gravity
11

Gravity

(2013)
Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
7.1
7.1
from 8 votes
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2001: A Space Odyssey
12

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay, written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, was partially inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel". Clarke concurre...
9.5
9.5
from 8 votes
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Jupiter Ascending
13

Jupiter Ascending

(2015)
Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 American-Australian space opera film written, produced, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski. Starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, the film is centered on Jupiter Jones (Kunis), a down-on-her-luck...
5.9
5.9
from 8 votes
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
14

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

(2005)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space opera[discuss] film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the third and final installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy and stars Ewan McGregor, Nat...
6.7
6.7
from 6 votes
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Wall-E
15

Wall-E

(2008)
WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALL·E) is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named WA...
8.7
8.7
from 6 votes
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Predator
16

Predator

(1987)
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team, who are on a mission to resc...
8.3
8.3
from 6 votes
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
17

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

(1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (often referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi...
7.3
7.3
from 6 votes
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Ex Machina
18

Ex Machina

(2015)
Ex Machina (stylized as ex_machina) is a 2015 British science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland in his directing debut. It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno and Oscar Isa...
8.4
8.4
from 5 votes
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Lucy
19

Lucy

(2014)
Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in Taipei, Paris and New York City. It sta...
7.6
7.6
from 5 votes
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Star Wars
20

Star Wars

(1977)
Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars saga, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher...
9.6
9.6
from 5 votes
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
21

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as simply Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Pa...
8.8
8.8
from 4 votes
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The Empire Strikes Back
22

The Empire Strikes Back

(1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas w...
9
9
from 4 votes
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Elysium
23

Elysium

(2013)
Elysium is a 2013 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga and Sharlto Copley. The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth, and a luxurio...
6.3
6.3
from 4 votes
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Aliens
24

Aliens

(1986)
Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen,...
7.3
7.3
from 4 votes
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Prometheus
25

Prometheus

(2012)
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. It is...
6.5
6.5
from 4 votes
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12 Monkeys
26

12 Monkeys

(1995)
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt,...
8.3
8.3
from 4 votes
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
27

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

(1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the Star Wars saga a...
5
5
from 3 votes
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I am Legend
28

I am Legend

(2007)
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith, who plays US Army virologist Robert Neville. The story is set in New York City after a virus has wiped out...
6.7
6.7
from 3 votes
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The Island
29

The Island

(2005)
The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film Drama Film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States and was nominated for thr...
6.7
6.7
from 3 votes
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Waterworld
30

Waterworld

(1995)
Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 screenplay and stars Kevin Costner, who als...
6.3
6.3
from 3 votes
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The Terminator
31

The Terminator

(1984)
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. It is the fi...
7.7
7.7
from 3 votes
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K-PAX
32

K-PAX

(2001)
K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack and Alfre Woodard. The screenplay, written by Gene Brewer and Charles Leavitt, is based on the...
8
8
from 3 votes
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Jurassic World
33

Jurassic World

(2015)
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was co-written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connoll...
7.3
7.3
from 3 votes
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Terminator Genisys
34

Terminator Genisys

(2015)
Terminator Genisys (a.k.a. Terminator 5) is an American science fiction action film directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. Set in the year 2029, it is the fifth installment in the Terminator s...
8.3
8.3
from 3 votes
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Hardcore Henry
35

Hardcore Henry

(2016)
Hardcore Henry (also known simply as Hardcore) is a 2015 Russian-American science fiction action film written and directed by Ilya Naishuller. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, and Tim Roth. It was re...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Tomorrowland
36

Tomorrowland

(2015)
Tomorrowland (subtitled A World Beyond in some regions) is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed and co-written by Brad Bird. Bird co-wrote the film's screenplay with Damon Lindelof, from an original stor...
7
7
from 2 votes
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Back to the Future Part III
37

Back to the Future Part III

(1990)
Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American comic science fiction-Western film, and the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christop...
8
8
from 2 votes
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
38

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

(2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a 2015 American epic science fiction war film directed by Francis Lawrence, with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games fil...
7
7
from 2 votes
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Chappie
39

Chappie

(2015)
Chappie (stylized as CHAPPiE) is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by South African Neill Blomkamp. The screenplay, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, is based on Blomkamp's 2004 short film Tetra Vaal. The film st...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Stargate
40

Stargate

(1994)
Stargate (French: Stargate, la porte des étoiles) is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Carolco Pictures. Created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the film is th...
7
7
from 2 votes
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Pitch Black
41

Pitch Black

(2000)
Pitch Black (titled The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black on its DVD release) is a 2000 science fiction action/horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith...
6.5
6.5
from 2 votes
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Moon
42

Moon

(2009)
Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Oblivion
43

Oblivion

(2013)
Oblivion is a 2013 post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski's unpublished graphic novel of the same name. The film was co-written, produced and directed by Kosinski. It stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andre...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Predator 2
44

Predator 2

(1990)
Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel to 1987's Predator, with Kevin Pete...
6
6
from 2 votes
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Scary Movie 3
45

Scary Movie 3

(2003)
Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, as well as the third film of the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by David Zucker. The...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Back to the Future Part II
46

Back to the Future Part II

(1989)
Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale. It is the sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future and the second installment in the Back t...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Back to the Future
47

Back to the Future

(1985)
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Gale and Neil Canton, and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thomp...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
48

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

(1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 American science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. It te...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Mr. Nobody
49

Mr. Nobody

(2009)
Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Reg...
10
10
from 1 vote
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
50

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

(2002)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a 2002 American epic space opera film directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales. It is the second installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and stars Ewan Mc...
7
7
from 1 vote
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