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1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 808,010 | Gross: $154.06M

2. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 121,161 | Gross: $11.87M

3. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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64 Metascore

In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Luke Hawker, Summer Lenton

Votes: 54,123

4. Glitch (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Six people return from the dead with no memory and attempt to unveil what brought them to the grave in the first place.

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson

Votes: 12,303

5. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 424,586 | Gross: $139.31M

6. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 31,440

7. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 180,040 | Gross: $14.38M

8. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 77,671

9. Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Harrison Gilbertson

Votes: 3,010

10. Daybreakers (2009)

R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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57 Metascore

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day

Votes: 118,375 | Gross: $30.10M

11. Mad Max: The Wasteland

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

The Wasteland which is just a working title will be a prequel to 2015's 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Ahmed Adel

12. Occupation (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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45 Metascore

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish

Votes: 11,893

13. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 19,962 | Gross: $17.41M

14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.4
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After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Directors: Todd Howard, Nick James Pearce | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen, Michael Hogan

Votes: 24,079

15. OtherLife (2017)

TV-MA | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

Director: Ben C. Lucas | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Cocquerel, Shalom Brune-Franklin, T.J. Power

Votes: 11,998

16. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

5.2
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

Votes: 8,131 | Gross: $11.54M

17. Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 7,147

18. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 29,519

19. Nowhere Boys (2013–2018)

26 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.2
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This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except... See full summary »

Stars: Darci McDonald, Nicholas Coghlan, Matt Testro, Dougie Baldwin

Votes: 1,882

20. The Kettering Incident (2016– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to the disappearance of two girls, fifteen years apart.

Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Matthew Le Nevez, Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan

Votes: 2,935

21. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,200 | Gross: $11.00M

22. Fortress (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 26,368 | Gross: $6.74M

23. Danger 5 (2011– )

24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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It's Christmas in the 1980s, Adolf Hitler is alive and has two Yuletide wishes: Danger 5 dead and the world under his Christmas tree.

Stars: David Ashby, Sean James Murphy, Natasa Ristic, Amanda Simons

Votes: 3,954

24. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.2
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54 Metascore

A talented mechanic prepares to battle his way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters after his sister is kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Kiah Roache-Turner | Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius

Votes: 15,001

25. Dr Who (2012 Video)

Short, Drama

8.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Michael Ryan | Stars: Peter McAllum, Kate Hardy, Richard Clark, Daniel Lambing

Votes: 645

26. Round the Twist (1989–2001)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean, Mathew Waters

Votes: 1,969

27. Death Warmed Up (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist.

Director: David Blyth | Stars: Michael Hurst, Margaret Umbers, William Upjohn, Norelle Scott

Votes: 790

28. Cleverman (2016–2017)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.

Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick

Votes: 2,996

29. Terminus (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Following a near-fatal accident, David Chamberlain makes an unprecedented discovery that will not only determine the fate of his family, but of mankind.

Director: Marc Furmie | Stars: Jai Koutrae, Todd Lasance, Kendra Appleton, Katherine Hicks

Votes: 5,864

30. Tabernacle 101 (2019)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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It is about two Atheists who run a video blog debunking Psychics, Mediums and religious beliefs. However, a death experiment goes totally wrong and as a result they attract evil entities that stalk and haunt them.

Director: Colm O'Murchu | Stars: David Hov, Mikaela Franco, Elly Hiraani Clapin, Alex McTavish

Votes: 1,492

31. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,612

32. Turkey Shoot (1982)

R | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan

Votes: 2,809

33. The Tripods (1984–1985)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which places ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shackley, Ceri Seel, Jim Baker, Robin Hayter

Votes: 1,209

34. The Blood of Heroes (1989)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

6.5
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In a future, where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, 6 people travel from place to place playing a brutal form of football with a dog skull. They hope one day to play in the league in a city.

Director: David Webb Peoples | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina

Votes: 5,965 | Gross: $0.88M

35. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

TV-14 | 480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,509

36. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish Gough, Marshall Napier

Votes: 3,150 | Gross: $1.33M

37. Lightning Point (2012– )

Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When Zoey and KIki, two irrepressible girls from another galaxy become castaways in the quiet, Australian seaside town of Lightning Point, they recruit local girl Amber to keep them ... See full summary »

Stars: Philippa Coulthard, Lucy Fry, Jessica Green, Paige Victoria Leigh

Votes: 553

38. The Gateway (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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A particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family.

Director: John V. Soto | Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Myles Pollard, Hayley McElhinney, Ben Mortley

Votes: 4,120

39. Body Melt (1993)

AO | 81 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Director: Philip Brophy | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith, Regina Gaigalas

Votes: 2,216

40. Spellbinder (1995– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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When a prank at a school camp goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality and has to try to find a way home.

Stars: Zbych Trofimiuk, Gosia Piotrowska, Brian Rooney, Michela Noonan

Votes: 1,733

41. Dead End Drive-In (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.0
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In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

Votes: 2,440

42. Infini (2015)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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An elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Luke Ford

Votes: 13,327

43. Quanta (2019)

83 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A physicist's life-long work comes to fruition when he is reluctantly partnered with a gifted young assistant. Ego divides them when they receive an unknown signal from space.

Director: Nathan Dalton | Stars: Paul Dawber, Don Bridges, Alex McTavish, Albert Goikhman

Votes: 210

44. Frequencies (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

Director: Darren Paul Fisher | Stars: Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, Dylan Llewellyn

Votes: 13,053

45. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2016– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A group of teenagers return from a camping trip to find themselves in the middle of an unexpected war. Among only a few Australians still free, they must learn to defend themselves against the hostile invaders.

Stars: Narek Arman, Fantine Banulski, Andrew Creer, Madeleine Clunies-Ross

Votes: 631

46. The Girl from Tomorrow (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Alana, a teenage girl from the year 3000, finds herself trapped in 1990 with a criminal from the year 2500. Alone, and confused, she befriends a spirited girl named Jenny Kelly. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Katharine Cullen, Melissa Marshall, James Findlay, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 1,004

47. Dinosaur Island (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

3.4
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A vacation becomes the adventure of a lifetime as a boy finds himself stranded in a world filled with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. He embarks on a journey that will change his future forever.

Director: Matt Drummond | Stars: Darius Williams, Kate Rasmussen, Albert Allu, Helen Audsley

Votes: 1,529

48. The Beast (1996)

PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.

Stars: William Petersen, Karen Sillas, Charles Martin Smith, Ronald Guttman

Votes: 2,378

49. Cargo (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.7
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Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his infant daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Andy Rodoreda, Alison Gallagher, Ruth Venn, Yolanda Ramke

Votes: 3,099

50. 41 (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday.

Director: Glenn Triggs | Stars: Chris Gibson, Dafna Kronental, David Macrae, Shane Lee

Votes: 1,182



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