Deep and dark sci-fiby thingadonta | created - 23 Oct 2011 | updated - 15 Apr 2017 | Public
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1. Gattaca (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Votes: 268,782 | Gross: $12.34M
One of the best for mine.
2. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.
Votes: 181,187 | Gross: $14.38M
Similar to the Matrix
3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 280,938 | Gross: $78.62M
Under-rated for me, big hit in Japan for some reason, not so much the west.
4. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 655,284 | Gross: $32.87M
Over-rated for me,but still pretty good.
5. The Man from Earth (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
6. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
Old but good sci fi story
7. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 483,924 | Gross: $132.07M
Great story, a but weak in the ending
8. Tales from the Far Side (1994 TV Short)
23 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; ... See full summary »
Gary Larson's Far side, actually pretty good short film versions, it may/may not be sci fi, but what is it then?
9. The Time Machine (1960)
G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.
The 2000 version was also ok, but this was better. Neither followed the book
10. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 744,173 | Gross: $78.90M
I thought the first in the series was always the best, the second not far behind.
11. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.
Votes: 376,658 | Gross: $218.08M
If it isn't science fiction, then what is it? 'Fantasy' is a bit blurred with sci fi here. A good epic adventure.
12. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 1,078,299 | Gross: $760.51M
Ok, but over-rated
13. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 552,884 | Gross: $57.14M
14. Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)
99 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why ... See full summary »
Good story, well done
15. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 555,522 | Gross: $70.91M
Yes its a comedy, but its also about time travel/sci fi, and its dark and gloomy until the end. One of my favourites anyway.
16. War of the Worlds (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.
Votes: 399,052 | Gross: $234.28M
At least is was better than the 1950s version.
17. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Votes: 159,483 | Gross: $33.40M
The orignal and best
18. The Black Hole (1979)
PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.
An oldie but a goodie
19. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.
Votes: 74,964 | Gross: $109.71M
The whale one was the best for mine, along with the 7th.
20. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
G | 129 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Votes: 14,608 | Gross: $10.00M
Another oldie but goodie
21. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Votes: 86,139 | Gross: $79.57M
22. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 117,183 | Gross: $40.57M
Time travel, a good story
24. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 242,306 | Gross: $100.92M
Sagans farewell feature
25. The Island (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.
Votes: 292,961 | Gross: $35.82M
26. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 302,303 | Gross: $1.20M
27. The 6th Day (2000)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Futuristic action film about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Votes: 113,025 | Gross: $34.60M
28. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 981,100 | Gross: $210.61M
a little sappy but ok
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.
Votes: 1,100,516 | Gross: $290.48M
the best of the star wars films
30. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.
Votes: 814,305 | Gross: $402.45M
a good idea, movie was sappy though
31. Westworld (1973)
PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.
Votes: 48,649 | Gross: $16.06M
one of crichtons better films
32. Oblivion (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Votes: 466,929 | Gross: $89.02M
Not as good as minority report, but pretty close, which is saying something. Ending a bit weak as why didn't the TET scan the bomb and false passenger?
33. Elysium (I) (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Votes: 406,020 | Gross: $93.05M
Not quite as good as District 9 but pretty close. Similar movie
34. Predestination (I) (2014)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
Votes: 235,235 | Gross: $0.07M
Mesmerising and convoluted time travel thriller hunting a rogue terrorist. Very very good.