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1. Until the End of the World (1991)

R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Pietro Falcone, Enzo Turrin

Votes: 9,889 | Gross: $0.75M

2. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

75 Metascore

In the 25th century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly-controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 50,261 | Gross: $2.44M

3. The Andromeda Strain (2008)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A crack 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.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Ricky Schroder, Louis Ferreira

Votes: 14,021

4. In Time (2011)

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

53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 392,155 | Gross: $37.52M

5. The Last Contact

Sci-Fi | Announced

50,000 years B.C. extra-terrestrials, fleeing from their dying planet, arrive on our world. Many years later others of their kind come to find them.

6. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,975

7. The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A NASA astronaut, forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Max Thieriot

Votes: 22,580 | Gross: $11.00M

8. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13 | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

65 Metascore

Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Michael J. Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 18,245 | Gross: $1.01M

9. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

Votes: 103,446 | Gross: $0.42M

10. Europa Report (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Director: Sebastián Cordero | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 69,864 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Forbidden World (1982)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.

Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5,023

12. Darkman (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

Votes: 61,789 | Gross: $33.88M

13. Automata (I) (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

37 Metascore

Human race is at edge of the end. Robot race is at edge of the beginning.

Director: Gabe Ibáñez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 56,043

14. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

58 Metascore

A boy obsessed with '50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 21,320 | Gross: $9.87M

15. Freaked (1993)

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

58 Metascore

A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

Directors: Tom Stern, Alex Winter | Stars: Brooke Shields, William Sadler, Eduardo Ricard, Henry Carbo

Votes: 7,056 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Looker (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

20 Metascore

Three of four models, who had plastic surgery done by Larry after a computed list, are dead. Neither the cops nor Larry believe they're suicides. Larry investigates and stays with the fourth model. Who's behind the lists and murders?

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young

Votes: 5,191 | Gross: $3.28M

17. Léa, un ange dans ma maison (2014)

88 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A ruthless scientist, Cal Zimmerman, is being interrogated about an experiment that he performed two years ago. During the same period, Abel, a depressed workaholic in a science research ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques-Hervé Fichet | Stars: Lou-Émilie Alves, Timothé Améno, Gabrielle Antoine, Julia Bovagne

Votes: 78

18. Air (III) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A scuba diver surfaces to a world with no breathable air, and must fight to get back to her family, and her son, before her tanks run out.

Director: Nick Royer | Stars: Colby Coash, Amanda Aspinall, Steve Lacroix, Todd Schlegelmilch

Votes: 95

19. Air (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

33 Metascore

In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.

Director: Christian Cantamessa | Stars: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt, Michael Hogan

Votes: 12,065

20. 400 Days (2015)

Unrated | 91 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

With their 400-day mission simulation nearing completion, 4 astronauts begin to feel something's amiss.

Director: Matt Osterman | Stars: Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman

Votes: 10,976

21. Crawlspace (II) (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A special forces unit sent, to infiltrate Pine Gap Australia's top secret underground military compound, come under attack from unknown forces.

Director: Justin Dix | Stars: Nicholas Bell, Ngaire Dawn Fair, John Brumpton, Fletcher Humphrys

Votes: 3,015

22. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

M | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert

Votes: 8,707

23. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 35,786 | Gross: $3.42M

24. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

A nightmarish futuristic fantasy about the controlling power of big corporations and an innocent cop who stumbles on the truth.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 61,677 | Gross: $7.92M

25. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A police officer in the future uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 54,514 | Gross: $25.00M

26. Rollerball (1975)

Approved | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

56 Metascore

In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

Votes: 24,181 | Gross: $30.00M

27. The War of the Robots (1978)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Yanti Somer, Malisa Longo, Patrizia Gori

Votes: 777

28. Project-M (2014)

98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Four astronauts have to stay 1000 days in a space station around Earth in order to prove that a trip to Europa, one of Jupiter's moon, is possible. The experience goes well until something happens on earth.

Director: Eric Piccoli | Stars: Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Julie Perreault, Julien Deschamps Jolin, Nadia Essadiqi

Votes: 385

29. Project Aether (2011)

Sci-Fi

An American Writer's family ties relate back to a late 1950's experiment resulting in a high level haunting of a old wooded house they move into on the banks of a lazy bayou. A government ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Welling | Stars: Shawn Welling, Marissa Lee, Joy Willard, Michael Pickering

Votes: 97

30. Inverse (I) (2014)

100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man awakens from his supposed death to discover that he's from a parallel universe. He's fallen in love with his doppelganger's wife here on Earth, which sets off a chain of events that threaten both their lives and mankind.

Director: Matt Duggan | Stars: Josh Wingate, Michelle Lawrence, Morlan Higgins, Chris Pauley

Votes: 133

31. Index Zero (2014)

90 min | Sci-Fi

2035, United States of Europe. Some humans are not sustainable anymore.

Director: Lorenzo Sportiello | Stars: Simon Merrells, Ana Ularu, Antonia Liskova, Velislav Pavlov

Votes: 113

32. The Record Keeper (2014)

130 min | Sci-Fi

A sci-fi history of mankind told from the perspective of angels. The Record Keeper, Raina, works in Heaven's administrative offices tracking events unfolding on earth.

Director: Jason Satterlund | Stars: Lindsay Frame, Dennis Hill, JuneSoo Ham, Gilberto Martin del Campo

Votes: 164

33. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 67,028 | Gross: $1.51M

34. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 23,705

35. Alien Nation (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

Votes: 15,083 | Gross: $25.22M

36. Sleep Dealer (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

Director: Alex Rivera | Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Metztli Adamina

Votes: 6,455 | Gross: $0.08M

37. Steel Dawn (1987)

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

24 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Christopher Neame

Votes: 4,943 | Gross: $0.56M

38. Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After a worldwide nuclear war, where 68% of the male population was wiped out and virile men becoming a rarity, Sam Hell, a scavenger and a highly virile man, is assigned to help rescue a group of fertile women kidnapped by humanoid frogs.

Directors: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer | Stars: Julius LeFlore, RCB, Roddy Piper, William Smith

Votes: 6,062

39. Pandemic (2016)

TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

A New York doctor travels with her team to Los Angeles to find survivors of a worldwide pandemic.

Director: John Suits | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 9,195

40. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 15,771 | Gross: $17.13M

41. City of Ember (2008)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Bill Murray, David Ryall

Votes: 64,642 | Gross: $7.87M

42. Open Your Eyes (1997)

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

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 67,763 | Gross: $0.37M

43. Virtuosity (1995)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

When a virtual reality simulation created using the personalities of multiple serial killers manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is tasked with stopping its reign of terror.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella

Votes: 29,587 | Gross: $24.05M

44. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

A man who can enter and manipulate people's dreams is recruited by a government agency to help cure the President of the United States of his nightmares about nuclear war but stumbles upon an assassination plot.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 16,195 | Gross: $11.48M

45. Morgan (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare

Votes: 41,719 | Gross: $3.91M

46. Loom (2012)

21 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a near dystopian high tech future, where everything is sterilized and many feel completely detached, a loyal chief technician in one of the plants, where meat is grown for food from protein strains, decides to grow something else.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Jelly Howie, Gino Aquino, Evelyn Edwards

Votes: 558

47. Countdown (1967)

Approved | 101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller