2018-19 Sci-fi and Fantasy movies to watch

by tommy.skold | created - 13 Sep 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

My current movies of sci-fi and fantasy for 2018-2019 on my watchlist that I have not yet seen.

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1. Replicas (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

19 Metascore

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz

Votes: 23,886 | Gross: $4.05M

2. Scorched Earth (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

A bounty hunter named Attica Gage tracks down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Gina Carano, Ryan Robbins, John Hannah, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,534

3. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

37 Metascore

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl, John Ortiz

Votes: 86,871

4. The King's Daughter

PG | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario

5. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

55 Metascore

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 312,078 | Gross: $335.06M

6. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp

Votes: 185,927 | Gross: $159.56M

7. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 172,224 | Gross: $85.71M

8. Dark Phoenix (2019)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix, causing the X-Men to decide if her life is worth more than all of humanity.

Director: Simon Kinberg | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 111,031 | Gross: $65.85M

9. The New Mutants (2020)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Antonio Banderas, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga

10. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

39 Metascore

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Directors: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston | Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

Votes: 22,881 | Gross: $54.86M

11. Hellboy (2019)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

31 Metascore

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane

Votes: 57,480 | Gross: $21.90M

12. Venom (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

Votes: 312,925 | Gross: $213.52M

13. Inversion (II)

Sci-Fi | Pre-production

A street-wise American con man teams with a young Chinese physicist as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.

Director: Mark Waters | Star: Caiyu Yang

14. High Life (2018)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 18,200 | Gross: $1.23M

15. I Think We're Alone Now (2018)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 6,189

16. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Toby, a disillusioned film director, becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: José Luis Ferrer, Ismael Fritschi, Juan López-Tagle, Adam Driver

Votes: 10,877 | Gross: $0.39M

17. Captive State (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, 'Captive State' explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 40,393 | Gross: $5.96M

18. Chaos Walking (2020)

Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas

19. Captain Marvel (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law

Votes: 374,307 | Gross: $426.83M

20. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 98,312 | Gross: $110.50M

21. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

Votes: 191,815 | Gross: $140.37M

22. Men in Black: International (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 74,728 | Gross: $79.80M

23. Scarygirl

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

As her world is shrouded in darkness, a young girl must overcome her fears and travel to a mysterious city of light, save her father from a dangerous scientist and prevent the destruction of her planet.

Director: Luke Jurevicius | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Jai Courtney, Tim Minchin, Andrew Bachelor

24. Wonder Park (2019)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Director: Dylan Brown | Stars: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 6,622 | Gross: $45.22M

25. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

155 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Billie Lourd, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson

26. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 37,392 | Gross: $68.55M

27. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, who's fate is critical to the human race.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes

Votes: 46,893

28. Ad Astra (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 67,681 | Gross: $35.40M

29. Gemini Man (2019)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong

Votes: 24,505 | Gross: $20.55M

30. Untitled Artificial Intelligence Courtroom Project

Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. Described as drama about an artificial intelligence court case.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

31. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 605,471 | Gross: $858.37M

32. The Suicide Squad (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

Plot is unknown.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Taika Waititi, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Idris Elba

33. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2017 super hero film 'Wonder Woman'.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Pedro Pascal, Gal Gadot, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine

34. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 169,210 | Gross: $111.04M

35. Aladdin (I) (2019)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 157,753 | Gross: $354.87M

36. Dolittle (2020)

Adventure, Comedy, Family | Post-production

A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Thompson, Michael Sheen

37. Mortal Engines (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

44 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Director: Christian Rivers | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

Votes: 85,649 | Gross: $15.95M

38. The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Family

66 Metascore

A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

Director: Joe Cornish | Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor

Votes: 11,000 | Gross: $16.79M

39. Dumbo (2019)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green

Votes: 49,572 | Gross: $114.77M

40. Bumblebee (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker

Votes: 111,012 | Gross: $127.20M

41. Bird Box (2018)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 238,151

42. The Darkest Minds (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson

Votes: 24,400 | Gross: $12.70M

43. Kin (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

35 Metascore

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker | Stars: Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 10,981 | Gross: $5.72M

44. Extinction (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.

Director: Ben Young | Stars: Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch, Erica Tremblay

Votes: 39,733

45. Monster Hunter (2020)

Action, Fantasy | Post-production

When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta



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