Best Sci-Fi of 2020s

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1. Star Trek: Picard (2020– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) that centers on Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd

Votes: 46,770

2. Dune (2021)

PG-13 | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Dave Bautista

3. Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 371,339 | Gross: $58.46M

4. The Invisible Man (I) (2020)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

72 Metascore

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 183,388 | Gross: $64.91M

5. The New Mutants (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

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: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga

Votes: 59,300

6. Black Widow (2021)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz

7. Chaos Walking (2021)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

38 Metascore

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Demián Bichir, David Oyelowo

Votes: 23,569

8. Snowpiercer (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out.

Stars: Daveed Diggs, Iddo Goldberg, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright

Votes: 38,286

9. Utopia Falls (2020– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

Set in the future, twenty-four teenagers are chosen from the last living colony, to take part of a competition known as The Exemplar. That's the chance to write their names into history.

Stars: Robyn Alomar, Akiel Julien, Robbie Graham-Kuntz, Phillip Lewitski

Votes: 1,557

10. Star Trek: Short Treks (2018– )
Episode: Children of Mars (2020)

TV-PG | 8 min | Short, Action, Adventure

12-year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Joy Castro, Andrea Davis, Jason Deline, Ilamaria Ebrahim

Votes: 454

11. Avatar 2 (2022)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A sequel to Avatar (2009).

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Sigourney Weaver

12. Avatar 3 (2024)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Sequel of Avatar 2 (2022). The plot is unknown.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, David Thewlis

13. Avatar 4 (2026)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

Sequel of Avatar 3 (2024). The plot is unknown.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Yeoh

14. Avatar 5 (2028)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Sequel of Avatar 4 (2026) and last movie of the "Avatar" saga. The plot is unknown.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Yeoh

15. The Matrix 4 (2021)

Action, Sci-Fi | Post-production

The plot is currently unknown.

Director: Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Christina Ricci, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas

16. Untitled Star Wars Trilogy: Episode I

Sci-Fi | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

17. Untitled Star Wars Trilogy: Episode II

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot unknown.

18. Untitled Star Wars Trilogy: Episode III

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot unknown.

19. Intelligent Life (I)

Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | Announced

An employee at a department of the United Nation that monitors Outer Space inadvertently makes contact with a beautiful woman, who may be an alien.

Director: Rebecca Thomas

20. Project Power (2020)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 75,933

21. Untitled Star Trek Sequel (2023)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. The follow-up to Star Trek Beyond (2016).

Stars: Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg

22. Wild Cards (TV Movie)

Sci-Fi | Announced

A post-WWII alien encounter endows people with superpowers--some use their newly found abilities for good, others do not.

23. Cloud One

Drama, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Director: Goran Dukic

24. Star Wars: Underworld (2018– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Plot unknown. Reportedly a live-action series that takes place between the events of 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith' and 'Star Wars: A New Hope'.

Votes: 40

25. Live Die Repeat and Repeat

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Plot unknown. A follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi film, 'Edge of Tomorrow'.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise

26. Luna Park

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

A group of renegade space workers venture to the moon to steal an energy source.

Director: Doug Liman | Star: Tom Cruise

27. Untitled Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Project

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot unknown.

28. They Both Die at the End

Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

Based on the Novel by Adam Silvera, the show is set in the near-future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them at the start of their last day on Earth.

29. Brave New World (2020)
Episode: Pilot (2020)

TV-MA | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Welcome to New London, a utopia governed by three rules -- no privacy, family or monogamy -- where everyone belongs to everyone else.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Kylie Bunbury

Votes: 627

30. Untitled Star Trek Sequel (2023)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. The follow-up to Star Trek Beyond (2016).

Stars: Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg

31. Luna Park

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

A group of renegade space workers venture to the moon to steal an energy source.

Director: Doug Liman | Star: Tom Cruise

32. Battlestar Galactica

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. Feature film based on sci-fi TV series, 'Battlestar Galactica'.

Director: Francis Lawrence

33. Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Jake Johnson, Dichen Lachman, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

34. Andor (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Prequel series to Star Wars' 'Rogue One', following the adventures of Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion.

Stars: Robert Emms, Diego Luna, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough

35. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Filming

Plot undisclosed. Stand-alone spinoff feature from the Star Wars franchise centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stars: Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, Maya Erskine, Rupert Friend

36. Reminiscence (2021)

PG-13 | 148 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi | Completed

A scientist discovers a way to relive your past and uses the technology to search for his long lost love.

Director: Lisa Joy | Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman, Natalie Martinez, Thandiwe Newton

37. Dune: The Sisterhood

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

TV series set in the 'Dune' universe which centers on the lives of the Bene Gesserit.

38. Bliss (I) (2021)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Votes: 13,475

39. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Diana must contend with a work colleague and businessman, whose desire for extreme wealth sends the world down a path of destruction, after an ancient artifact that grants wishes goes missing.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal

Votes: 212,115 | Gross: $46.37M

40. Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020)

TV-MA | 74 min | Animation, Action, Crime

On the planet Latimer, reawakened Takeshi Kovacs must protect a teenage tattooist named Holly while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside Gina, a strangely familiar no-nonsense CTAC agent.

Directors: Takeru Nakajima, Yoshiyuki Okada, Shouta Kitamoto | Stars: Ray Chase, Doug Stone, Kaiji Tang, Chris Conner

Votes: 5,185

41. Infinite (2021)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

28 Metascore

A man discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Dylan O'Brien

Votes: 11,958

42. Tales from the Loop (2020– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The townspeople who live above "The Loop," a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe, experience things previously consigned to the realm of science fiction.

Stars: Daniel Zolghadri, Paul Schneider, Rebecca Hall, Robert Nahum Allen

Votes: 15,414

43. Tales from the Loop (2020– )
Episode: Stasis (2020)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Upon falling in love, a teenaged girl attempts to make the moment last forever.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Daniel Zolghadri, Ato Essandoh, Nicole Law, Danny Kang

Votes: 1,580

44. Upload (2020– )
Episode: Welcome to Upload (2020)

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a self-driving car crash, Nathan is uploaded to Lakeview, his girlfriend's family's digital after-life, where he meets his customer service rep, Nora.

Director: Greg Daniels | Stars: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Allegra Edwards, Zainab Johnson

Votes: 1,766

45. Eternals (2021)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden

46. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The movie, based on Marvel Comics, will focus on Shang-Chi; 'The Master of Kung-Fu'.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh

47. Battlestar Galactica

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

When the humans' twelve planets are destroyed by a Cylon invasion force, the survivors flee in 220 spaceships following the Galactica - a gigantic battlestar spaceship - in a search for a "thirteenth" planet.

48. Metropolis (I)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

A TV series adaptation of Fritz Lang's legendary 1927 sci-fi silent film "Metropolis.

49. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Filming

A prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, the show will follow the crew of the USS Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike.

Stars: Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Rebecca Romijn, Sage Arrindell

50. Away (2020)

TV-14 | 498 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

An American astronaut struggles with leaving her husband and daughter behind to embark on a dangerous mission with an international space crew.

Stars: Hilary Swank, Josh Charles, Vivian Wu, Mark Ivanir

Votes: 21,820

51. Biohackers (2020– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A fast-paced thriller following medical student Mia Akerlund who discovers the use of highly advanced biohacking technology in her university town.

Stars: Luna Wedler, Thomas Prenn, Jessica Schwarz, Adrian Julius Tillmann

Votes: 6,306

52. Raised by Wolves (2020– )

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet.

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath

Votes: 53,200

53. Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

The support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, have to keep up with their duties, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Stars: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero

Votes: 9,178

54. Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

A man investigates the death of his family after his town is wiped out in a mysterious explosion and re-created in virtual reality.

Director: Matt Ross

55. The Midnight Sky (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Caoilinn Springall

Votes: 74,774

56. Alice in Borderland (2020– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

A group of bored delinquents are transported to a parallel wasteland as part of a survival game.

Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Nijirô Murakami, Keita Machida

Votes: 21,373

57. Last and First Men (2020)

70 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that is left in the world are lone and surreal monuments, beaming their message into the wilderness.

Director: Jóhann Jóhannsson | Star: Tilda Swinton

Votes: 2,104

58. Come True (2020)

Unrated | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A teenage runaway takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind and a frightening examination of the power of dreams.

Director: Anthony Scott Burns | Stars: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski, Christopher Heatherington

Votes: 4,891

59. Space Sweepers (2021)

TV-MA | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Set in the year 2092 and follows the crew of a space junk collector ship called The Victory. When they discover a humanoid robot named Dorothy that's known to be a weapon of mass destruction, they get involved in a risky business deal.

Director: Sung-hee Jo | Stars: Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu, Hae-Jin Yoo

Votes: 19,559

60. Stowaway (2021)

TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

63 Metascore

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Director: Joe Penna | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, Toni Collette

Votes: 34,430

61. Voyagers (2021)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

44 Metascore

A crew of astronauts on a multi-generational mission descend into paranoia and madness, not knowing what is real or not.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead

Votes: 8,497

62. Shadow and Bone (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Drama

Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.

Stars: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter

Votes: 54,111

63. Ikariya

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Post-production

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Director: Javor Gardev | Stars: Rinal Mukhametov, Filipp Avdeev, Vitaliya Kornienko, Stasya Miloslavskaya

64. Oxygen (2021)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she's running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah

Votes: 24,156

65. Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

The 'Bad Batch' of elite and experimental clones make their way through an ever-changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone Wars.

Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang, Noshir Dalal

Votes: 9,680

66. Ahsoka

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

Series centers on the adventures of Ahsoka Tano. A spin-off from 'The Mandalorian'.

Star: Rosario Dawson

67. The Acolyte

Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

Star Wars series that take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.

68. The Rangers of the New Republic

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

Disney+ series set within the timeline of 'The Mandalorian'.

69. Star Wars: Lando

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

A limited series centered in the original Star Wars character of Lando Calrissian.

70. Star Wars: A Droid Story

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Animated series featuring the best known droid duo: R2D2 and C3PO.

71. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (2023)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. Centers on the Rebel Alliance starfighter squadron from the Star Wars films.

Director: Patty Jenkins

72. Star Wars: Visions (2021– )

Animation, Short, Action

Star Wars anthology series that will see some of the world's best anime creators bring their talent to this beloved universe.

73. Brave New World (2020)

TV-MA | 415 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a utopia whose perfection hinges upon control of monogamy and privacy, members of the collective begin to question the rules, putting their regimented society on a collision course with forbidden love and revolution.

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Nina Sosanya

Votes: 11,797

74. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

Stars: Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Steven Pacey, Emily O'Brien

Votes: 117,315

75. The Book of Boba Fett (2021– )

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

The spin-off of "The Mandalorian" will star Temeura Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand.

Stars: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen

76. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Helping Hand (2019)

TV-MA | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Stranded in orbit, an astronaut must choose between life and limb before her oxygen runs out.

Director: Jon Yeo | Stars: Elly Condron, Christopher L. Parson

Votes: 11,653

77. Katla (2021– )

TV-MA | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

One year after the violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vik is dramatically disturbed.

Stars: Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, Íris Tanja Flygenring, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Aliette Opheim

Votes: 2,332



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