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Movies: Best Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction (or sci-fi or SF) is a film genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, mutants, interstellar travel, time travel, or other technologies. Science fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition. The genre has existed since the early years of silent cinema, when Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon (1902) employed trick photography effects. The next major example (first in feature-length in the genre) was the film Metropolis (1927). From the 1930s to the 1950s, the genre consisted mainly of low-budget B movies. After Stanley Kubrick's landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the science fiction film genre was taken more seriously. In the late 1970s, big-budget science fiction films filled with special effects became popular with audiences after the success of Star Wars (1977) and paved the way for the blockbuster hits of subsequent decades. Screenwriter and scholar Eric R. Williams identifies science fiction films as one of eleven super-genres in his screenwriters’ taxonomy, stating that all feature-length narrative films can be cl... ()

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Inception(2010)

PG-13
| 2h 28min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
4.2/5 (with 17,012 votes)

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Interstellar(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 49min | Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
4.2/5 (with 15,468 votes)

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Avatar(2009)

PG-13
| 2h 42min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 15,012 votes)

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

The Avengers(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.9/5 (with 14,433 votes)

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Avengers: Infinity War(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 29min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
4.1/5 (with 13,988 votes)

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Guardians of the Galaxy(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
4.0/5 (with 13,410 votes)

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

Iron Man(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 12,160 votes)

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Avengers: Endgame(2019)

PG-13
| 3h 1min | Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
4.1/5 (with 12,041 votes)

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

The Matrix(1999)

R
| 2h 16min | Action, Science Fiction
4.1/5 (with 11,493 votes)

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 10,956 votes)

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Captain America: Civil War(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 27min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 10,840 votes)

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

The Hunger Games(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 10,411 votes)

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

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Black Panther(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 10,306 votes)

King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantle to join with ex-girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Mad Max: Fury Road(2015)

3.8/5 (with 10,255 votes)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order.

Iron Man 3(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 10,244 votes)

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Spider-Man: Homecoming(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Drama
3.7/5 (with 10,114 votes)

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 17min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
3.8/5 (with 10,031 votes)

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Captain America: The First Avenger(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 9,910 votes)

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

Jurassic World(2015)

3.3/5 (with 9,764 votes)

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

Iron Man 2(2010)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 9,757 votes)

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

Thor: Ragnarok(2017)

3.8/5 (with 9,535 votes)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Star Wars(1977)

4.1/5 (with 9,443 votes)

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Back to the Future(1985)

4.2/5 (with 9,327 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Spider-Man: No Way Home(2021)

PG-13
| 2h 28min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 9,268 votes)

Peter Parker is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a super-hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Ant-Man(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 9,263 votes)

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 9,084 votes)

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

The Martian(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 24min | Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 9,058 votes)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Logan(2017)

R
| 2h 17min | Action, Drama, Science Fiction
3.9/5 (with 8,869 votes)

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 8,740 votes)

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

WALL·E(2008)

4.0/5 (with 8,598 votes)

The highly acclaimed director of Finding Nemo and the creative storytellers behind Cars and Ratatouille transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named WALL•E. After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL•E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Join them and a hilarious cast of characters on a fantastic journey across the universe.

Directed by Andrew Stanton - With Fred Willard
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