50 Science Fiction Movies That You’ve Watched, Loved, And Want To Watch Again

Time travel, aliens, astronauts; the possibilities are endless when it comes to the science fiction genre. Hollywood produced some gem in sci-fi such as original Godzilla, Iron Man, The War of the Worlds and many more. That’s not all, include comics, fantasy, action, and science fiction genre can prevail in top-grossing movies.  

Picking up a few gems from the ocean is difficult and at the same time, it won’t satisfy you. But here we are with the list of top 50 science fiction films, which you have watched, loved, and want to watch again. So brace yourself for a long ride:

Jurassic Park

“As a flight of fantasy, Jurassic Park lacks the emotional unity of Spielberg’s classics (“Jaws,” “Close Encounters,” “E.T.”), yet it has enough of his innocent, playful virtuosity to send you out of the theatre grinning with delight.”
Owen Gleiberman(Entertainment)

User Rating: 8.1/10 Critics Rating: 6.8/10
Jurassic Park
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Transformers

“The script may have rubbery legs, but the action is rock-hard. The surprise is the lightness of touch: treat as a comedy for best results.”
Ian Nathan(Empire)

User Rating: 6.1/10 Critics Rating: 7/10
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Avengers

“Quick-witted and nuanced, this movie takes the best of the genre — iconic heroes fighting for truth and justice — and dishes it out in a fanboy-pleasing, edge-of-your-seat way.”
S. Jhoanna Robledo(Common Sense Media)

User Rating: 8.2/10 Critics Rating: 7.8/10
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Interstellar

“For a movie about transcending all manner of dimensions, “Interstellar” ultimately falls surprisingly flat.”
Ann Hornaday(Washington Post)

User Rating: 8.6/10 Critics Rating: 7.4/10
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Inception

“Inception is not only one of the most original films in recent months, but it is also absolutely riveting stuff. Go, get intrigued and push the boundaries of your mind.”
Times of India

User Rating: 8.8/10Critics Rating: 7.4/10
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Okja

“A movie that’s part kiddie treat and part horror show – who else but this visionary filmmaker could blend sentiment and blood splatter with such righteous abandon?”
Peter Travers(Rolling Stone)

User Rating: 7.3/10 Critics Rating: 7.5/10
Okja
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Terminator Judgement Day

“James Cameron’s smash-hit sequel gains a dimension and loses none of its splendor, but questions over whether it was truly necessary remain.”
Peter Bradshaw(The Guardian)

User Rating: 8.5/10Critics Rating: 7.5/10
Terminator Judgement Day
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The Matrix

“The deliciously inventive Wachowskis have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool.”
– Ian Nathan(Empire)

User Rating: 8.7/10Critics Rating: 7.3/10
The Matrix
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ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

“It’s no news to anyone that “E.T.” is one of the loveliest and happiest of American movie entertainments. It’s also a greater picture than we could have known.”
Charles Taylor(Salon)

User Rating: 7.8/10Critics Rating: 9.1/10
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
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Blade Runner

“Watching Ford and Gosling onscreen together suggests an evolution of masculinity within the films, one that exists along a continuum of noir leading men, from those failing to hide their tenderhearted nature to the solemn figures who make stoicism an art.”
Angelica Jade Bastién(New York Magazine/Vulture)

User Rating: 8.1/10Critics Rating: 8.9/10
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2001: A Space Odyssey

“Its faults – sketchy narrative, overblown abstraction – are counterbalanced by its gripping engagement between man and machine, and its rhapsodic wonder at heaven and earth and the infinite beyond.”
Angie Errigo(Empire)

User Rating: 8.3/10Critics Rating: 8.2/10
2001: A Space Odyssey
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Alita: Battle Angel

“It’s sort of overlong and overstuffed, but Rosa Salazar is quite good.”
Peter Rainer(FilmWeek)

User Rating: 7.4/10Critics Rating: 5.3/10
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District 9

“Though compelling throughout, District 9 never becomes outright terrifying, largely because Blomkamp is less interested in exploiting his aliens for cheap scares than in holding up a mirror to our own bloodthirsty, xenophobic species.”
Justin Chang(Variety)

User Rating: 7.9/10Critics Rating: 8.1/10
District 9
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The Martian

“Ridley Scott is a brilliant assembler of casts, and he knows how to organize groups so they seem to naturally fit, and can bob and weave in unison with his roving cameras.”
Manohla Dargis(The NYTimes)

User Rating: 8/10Critics Rating: 8/10
The Martian
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WALL-E

“The visual design of Wall-E is arguably Pixar’s best. Stanton, who wrote the script with Jim Reardon from a story he concocted with Peter Docter, creates two fantastically imaginative, breathtakingly lit worlds.
Kirk Honeycutt(The Hollywood Reporter)

User Rating: 8.4/10Critics Rating: 8.5/10
Animated Movie
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Akira

“Style and substance run neck and neck in this thrilling, bold landmark film that just refuses to become dated.”
Phelim O’Neill(Guardian)

User Rating: 8.1/10Critics Rating: 8.9/10
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Ghost in the Shell

“The plot is impossibly dense and the characters – perhaps appropriately – feel like little more than cyphers, but for sheer mind-expanding sci-fi strangeness this is hard to beat.”
Tom Huddleston(Time Out London)

User Rating: 8/10Critics Rating: 7.6/10
Ghost in the Shell
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Back to the Future

“So what we have in the middle of Back to the Future, this seeming kids’ movie full of screeching cars, special effects and lightning storms, is nothing less than an adult reverie. And if families could be persuaded to see this film together, it might touch off a long night of sharing between parents and children.”
Gene Siskel(Chicago Tribune)

User Rating: 8.5/10Critics Rating: 8.7/10
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

“Like the big shiny sphere at its center, the film is fairly pretty, but there’s no real sense that there’s anything inside it.”
Tasha Robinson(The A.V. Club)

User Rating: 5.5/10Critics Rating: 4.0/10
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Ex Machina

“Ex Machina turns out to be far wittier and more sensual than its coolly unblemished exterior implies; it’s a trick that mirrors Ava’s own apparent Turing-test-defying evolution.”
Guy Lodge(Variety)

User Rating: 7.7/10Critics Rating: 7.8/10
Ex Machina
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Mad Max: Fury Road

“The world of Mad Max has always been welded together from bits of whatever was lying around, and the films’ brilliance has always been in their welding – the ingenious ways in which their scrap-metal parts were combined to create something unthinkable, hilarious or obscene, and often all three.”
Robbie Collin(The Telegraph)

User Rating: 8.1/10Critics Rating: 9.0/10
Mad Max
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Star Trek

“Odd-number curse be gone. The most exhilarating Trek to date marks a new future for Kirk and co. If this can boldly go on to seek out ideas to match its speed and style, a franchise is reborn.”
Colin Kennedy(Empire)

User Rating: 8.6/10Critics Rating: 8.2/10
Star Trek
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Planet of the Apes

“PLANET OF THE APES is a success on many levels, with a witty, intelligent script by Rod Serling and a suitably hot-tempered, athletic performance from Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter are highly effective as a sympathetic ape scientist and doctor, respectively, with John Chambers’s superb latex makeup allowing them a full range of expressive facial gestures.”
TV Guide Magazine

User Rating: 8.0/10Critics Rating: 7.9/10
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Independence Day

“Fans of sci-fi, special effects, big explosions, panicky crowd scenes and theatre sound systems cranked up way beyond the capacity of the human ear to hear comfortably will love this movie. I am not among you.”
Barbara Shulgasser(San Francisco)

User Rating: 7.0/10Critics Rating: 5.9/10
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Attack the Block

“There’s a vaguely Spielbergian quality to Cornish’s skill at balancing the sense of shared adventure with genuine danger.”
The Hollywood Reporter

User Rating: 6.6/10Critics Rating: 7.5/10
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Minority Report

“Spielberg takes assured control. In his hands, Minority Report is a classy, chilly quasi-Hitchcockian affair.”
Desson Thomson(Washington Post)

User Rating: 7.6/10Critics Rating: 8.0/10
Minority Report
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Avatar

“Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely.”
Roger Ebert(Chicago Sun-Times)

User Rating: 7.8/10Critics Rating: 8.3/10
Avatar
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The Abyss

“Both Mastrantonio and Harris are terrific, never missing a beat, always convincing, even when playing the most extreme emotions.”
Mick LaSalle(San Francisco Chronicle)

User Rating: 7.6/10Critics Rating: 6.2/10
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War of the Worlds

“Might be too realistic for its own good: The film takes perhaps a little too much glee in its abilities to manufacture mayhem. That being said, the ride is extraordinary.”
Kirk Honeycut(The Hollywood Reporter)

User Rating: 6.5/10Critics Rating: 7.3/10
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Donnie Darko

“Contains about 10 additional minutes and is as fabulous and enjoyable as ever. To be honest, I didn’t even notice the new material, having not seen the original film since its 2001 release. I just saw a film that works beautifully and has held together well.”
Desson Thomson(Washington Post)

User Rating: 8.0/10Critics Rating: 8.8/10
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Ghostbusters

“Ghostbusters is one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multi-million dollar production.”
Roger Ebert(Chicago Sun-Times)

User Rating: 7.8/10Critics Rating: 7.1/10
Ghostbusters
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Her

“Certainly his most deeply felt achievement, Her is both distinctly Jonze-like and something altogether different, as if the filmmaker has gone through a software update, not unlike his artificial character.”
Eric Kohn(IndieWire)

User Rating: 8.0/10Critics Rating: 9.0/10
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Total Recall

“From first to the last frame, Total Recall is in your face. Its rather elegant little science-fiction story is as suffocated as the Martians are. The director has violated his own movie, going so far over the top he’s still out there-weightless.”
Chicago Tribune

User Rating: 7.5/10Critics Rating: 5.7/10
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Solaris

“A dazzlingly imaginative work with awesome production values and special effects that bear comparison to those of “2001.”
Kevin Thomas(Los Angeles Times)

User Rating: 8.1/10Critics Rating: 9.0/10
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Men in Black

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith give uproarious comic performances as government agents ordered to keep New York’s monsters in Manhattan, where they’ll blend right in with the rest of the confusion.
David Sterritt(Christian Science Monitor)

User Rating: 7.3/10Critics Rating: 7.1/10
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The Edge of Tomorrow

“The breakneck pace leaves little room for meaningful character development… But there’s imagination, spectacle and thrills to spare.”
Jamie Graham(Total Film)

User Rating: 7.9/10Critics Rating: 7.1/10
Sci-fi Movie
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Dredd

“Dredd is a video game procedural tied to great visuals, but one without deeper substance to make its experience remotely meaningful.”
Todd Gilchrist(The Playlist)

User Rating: 7.1/10Critics Rating: 6.0/10
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Predator

“A slightly above-average actioner that tries to compensate for tissue-thin-plot with ever-more-grisly death sequences and impressive special effects.”
Variety

User Rating: 7.8/10Critics Rating: 4.5/10
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The Tron

“TRON: Legacy may well satisfy the fanboys who have waited almost three decades for its appearance. Enjoy. Who knows, maybe one day if you wait long enough they’ll make a “Super Mario Bros.” sequel, too.”
Bill Goodykoontz(Arizona Republic)

User Rating: 6.8/10Critics Rating: 4.9/10
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12 Monkeys

“Any laughs that it inspires will be very hollow. It’s more of a celebration of madness and doom, with a hero who tries to prevail against the chaos of his condition, and is inadequate.”
Roger Ebert(Chicago Sun-Times)

User Rating: 8.0/10Critics Rating: 7.4/10
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The Hunger Games

“As she did in her breakthrough film Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence anchors this futuristic and politicized elaboration of The Most Dangerous Game with impressive gravity and presence, while director Gary Ross gets enough of what matters in the book up on the screen to satisfy its legions of fans worldwide.”
Todd McCarthy(The Hollywood Reporter)

User Rating: 7.2 /10Critics Rating: 6.8/10
THE HUNGER GAMES
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Cloud Atlas

“The movie version has the exciting and challenging parts down but the moral awakening it so strenuously wants us to experience remains beyond its reach.”
Mark Keizer(Boxoffice Magazine)

User Rating: 7.4 /10Critics Rating: 5.5/10
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Source Code

“Duncan Jones, director of the very fine and very paranoid “Moon,” makes this seemingly silly situation work, building tension over 93 minutes.”
Roger Moore(Orlando Sentinel)

User Rating: 7.5 /10Critics Rating: 7.4/10
Sci-fi Movie
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La Antena

“This wonderfully original little film is filled with tacit menace and ominous symbolism; it’s a work of curious and unsettling beauty.”
Wendy Ide(Times)

User Rating: 7.4 /10Critics Rating: 6.8/10
Silent movie
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The Prestige

“Many, I suspect, will fall for The Prestige and its blend of one-upmanship and science fiction. I prefer “The Illusionist,” the movie that got here first.”
Michael Phillips(Chicago Tribune)

User Rating: 8.5/10Critics Rating: 6.6/10
The Prestige
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Under the Skin

“Johannson turns out to be perfectly cast, being able to shift from blank alien mode to kittenish seduction without ever letting you see the switch being turned on or off.”
Chris Willman(The Playlist)

User Rating: 6.3/10Critics Rating: 7.8/10
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Serenity

“Jaw set but never stiff, he (Fillion) gets both the Whedon wit and the Whedon grandiloquence between cheek and gum, and gives the whole enterprise the heft of a real saga.”
Scott Brown(Entertainment Weekly)

User Rating: 7.8 /10Critics Rating: 7.4/10

Children of Men

“Made with palpable energy, intensity and excitement, it compellingly creates a world gone mad that is uncomfortably close to the one we live in. It is a “Blade Runner” for the 21st century, a worthy successor to that epic of dystopian decay.”
Kenneth Turan(Los Angeles Times)

User Rating: 7.9 /10Critics Rating: 8.4/10
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

“Whether audiences are pleased or vexed, very vexed, by A.I., any movie buff worth his salt will want to sift through this fascinating wreck of a movie.”
Peter Travers(Rolling Stone)

User Rating: 7.2 /10Critics Rating: 6.5/10
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Ready Player One

“Dazzling in form and a chase film at its heart, Ready Player One is exhilarating, but it also can’t sit still. Fitting to the content perhaps, the movie still arguably suffers from troublesome A.D.D. with its hyper-fast cutting and its tendency to wander narratively.”
Jordan Ruimy(The Playlist)

User Rating: 7.5 /10Critics Rating: 6.4/10
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