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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time You Must Watch

10 best sci-fi movies of all time

Space, Future, Technology, Apocalpyse. These all topics fall under sci-fi genre. Every film geek likes a particular genre. Some like action thrillers, while others like rom-coms, and some special geeks like the sci-fi genre. It has a special place for every film fanatic even if they aren’t much familiar with it. Perhaps, it’s because of the complexity those movies have. Suppose,let’s take Inception movie. It’s undeniably one of the best complex sci-fi movies that baffled the audience till the end. Though, when you start perceiving the plot, you’re gonna travel into a different world.That’s called SCI-FI and that’s why we all have sci-fi movies.

Sci-fi movies give us an opportunity to go into an unique world virtually and feel for 2 hours. Sci-fi is always special, let’s discuss what are the best sci-fi movies you must watch.


2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968

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2001 A Space Odyssey is one of the best classic sci-fi movies of all time. Despite the fact it was released in 1968 it’s an ageless drama you can’t miss. It is a rare film drama that would make you think at the end. It’s a thought-provoking film that makes us ponder. Though the movie may have a sluggish screenplay, yet you surely will be surprised by the end if you watch till the end. The film has an open ending and ambiguous climax that leaves to the audience.Nonetheless, It is one of the greatest sci-fi films you can’t afford to ignore. The director, Stanley Kubrick received a lot of honorable accolades for his top-notch direction and also Keir Dullea who did a phenomenal performance in this film. You may need to adjust to the quality of the movie. But, still a worth watch 🙂

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, and more..

Plot: After discovering mysterious remnants underneath the lunar surface, humanity sets off on a quest to find the origins with the help of artificial intelligence.



Blade Runner – 1982

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Blade Runner 1982 was released in 1982 which was the way ahead of it’s time. It is one of the well-made best sci-fi movies of all time. It might have failed at box office numbers, but it is regarded one of the best underrated scifi movie. Blade runner depicts the dystopian future and blows our minds with the way of story telling. Recently, this movie has got a sequel in 2017-  Blade Runner 2049. The sequel has also received positive reviews from the blade runner audience. However, again the performance at the box office was underwhelming. Be that as it may, Denis Villeneuve did a perfect job in directing the follow up. These movies both deserves a recognition. So, never avoid to watch just because they were failed at box office.

Regardless, the film plot follows the humans vs replicants ( ai cyborg) storyline where no one can distinguish the difference between them. These kinds of movies still scare us that the humanity would completely be dominated by artificial intelligence in the future. Although, if you haven’t watched this epic sci-fi film, watch this film right away. You may want to watch the sequel as well.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and more.

Plot: A man who is an ex- retired officer assigned to work again known as (blade runner) to track down four replicants ( replica of humans ).



Back to the Future Series – 1985- 1990

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Back to the Future Trilogy is probably the first time travel movie which was released in 1985. This trilogy had an immense impact on cinema and it has a seperate huge fan base. Even though,m it’s 80’s film, people still watch and enjoy the adventure of marty and doc. Many time-travel movies may come and go but, this series is a classic. Even I’m a huge fan of this series. I’ve enjoyed the whole trilogy. You’ll be engaged by exhilirating story narration, twists, fun, thrill, and creates curiosity what happens next. Soo, If you’re still haven’t watched this fantastic series, Don’t call yourself as a sci-fi movie lover.

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and more.

Plot: Marty Mcfly, high school students accidentally sent back to 30 years back in time travel machine invented by his old friend Doc. The trilogy is about how he confronts the consequences and corrects them for a better future.


The Matrix – 1999

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The Matrix is one of the best complex sci-fi movies released in 1999. Yet, it stands out as one of the best sci-fi movies you can watch right now. There are plenty of things to talk about the matrix. It’s a movie depicts the dysptopian society and humanity manipulator. You will be introduced to a lot of new things that may scare us or surprise you.Just the same, it is a provocative scifi film. Keanu Reeves who is a main lead has done a fantastic performance along with Lana Wachowski and others. Moreover, in 1999 this movie made a huge impact on movie lovers and has a separate fan base.  After over 17 years, this series getting 4th sequel in 2021 with same cast.

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and more..

Plot: The matrix is about “A computer hacker learns mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and he fights many enemies to set humanity free.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 2004

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Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind is one of the best romantic sci-fi movies made in 2004. It is such a film that makes you glued to the screen and will surprise at the end. Not just slightly, but will give a shock at the end. If you’re both rom-com and sci-fi movie fanatic , this film is the perfect choice for you to watch it right now. If you’re wondering, Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind has an unique concept, the way that you can erase memories from your brain. It’s surreal right ?The way michel gondry brought the film to the climax is extraordinary. You’ll never expect how the ending would be. I was amazed by the climax and screenplay narrated by him. I think this is the first sci-fi movie that I have watched and loved the genre. Don’t miss this beautiful sci-fi movie.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, and more..

Plot: When a couple decides to end their relationship, they undergo a medical method that allows erasing both each other memories from their brain.


Avatar – 2008

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Of course, Everyone knows Avatar film. But, still few people haven’t watched this epic sci-fi drama. Avatar was released in 2008 directed by one of the creative directors – James Cameron. He is best known or his works- Terminator and Aliens. Later, he came up with Avatar which had made a huge impact at box office numbers shattering all records and remained top 1 grossing film for 10 years. So, you can understand how epic is this movie. As matter of fact, It is mostly known for the visuals produced by cameron and brought a new experience to the audience. This is the greatest achievement in cinema that was brought to people in 2008 where there were least technological resources. Still, james pulled off every frame with eye catching visuals.

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and more.

Plot: A disabled Marine dispatched to Pandora planet on a mission. Apparently, he feels pandora as his home and becomes conflict b/w humans and pandore species.


Inception – 2010

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Everyone know, Inception is also one of the greatest sci-fi movies made by Christopher Nolan. I guess inception is the top rated scifi film in imdb. Just like he did with interstellar, he just nailed this movie with his bizarre concept that you perplex in all the ways of your mind. It has a separate fan base and everyone who have watched it will admire Christopher Nolan for his genius direction in this film. The movie follows the dream-sharing technology in which you can create the world and control. Leonardo DiCaprio did a phenomenal performancein this movie and so did other major roles. If you’re really looking for a different sci-fi film. Iyou to watch this brilliant work. It’s nolan !

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and more..

Plot: Inception movie is about A thief who steals secrets through dream-sharing technology is given the task of inserting an idea into CEO’S mind for business purposes.


SnowPiercer – 2013

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I don’t know, I regard SnowPiercer as one of the best sci-fi films in the cinema. It is directed by one of thevisionary directors – Boon Joon hoo who is well known for memories of murder and oscar winner parasite. The movie sets in the post-apocalypse society depicts the class discrimination between the humans. I was shocked while I was watching this gritty film. I thought Boon Joon hoo decided to put that climax referring to what happened in the early story of bible. So, if you haven’t watched this sci-fi film. Watch this film right away. Chris Evans did a great role in this film and did the others.

Ps. Despite of negative reviews, this film is so good that you can watch it. Don’t know what’s wrong with the reviewers.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and more..

Plot: In the post-apocalyptic future, the lucky humans who boarded the train that travels around the globe emerge class groups.


Her – 2013

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Her is undoubtedly one of the best sci-fi movies made in 2013 depicts the role of artificial intelligence in the future and how it could destroy the nature of humanity. Joaquin Phoenix did a fantastic performance in this film. Her movie tells us how artificial intelligence influences relationships in the future and how it works. It is one of the innovative concept and well-made sci-fi movies you should watch if you haven’t seen it yet. Spike Jonze, the director of this movie perfectly narrated the storyline to the audience.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, and more.

Plot: In the future, a writer develops a relationship with artificial intelligence.


Interstellar – 2014

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Interstellar is surely one of the best sci-fi movies.  It is directed by one of the greatest directors – Christopher Nolan. He is very well known for scifi genre movies. Lot of scifi movie lovers admire and adore his work. Personally me, he is one of my favorite directors. He is one of those best directors in Hollywood who have not won oscar yet. The specialty about this movie is the way he represents time, space, and relativity concept. I can’t tell you much more than that. If you’re resting on a couch and you’re cozy. The only film i would recommend you to watch right now is Interstellar. It was such a masterpiece that comes once in a lifetime.

Matthew McConaughey who is a leading role done an excellent job. You can’t afford to avoid this if you’re purely scifi geek.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and more..

Plot: Interstellar is about a team of astronauts travel through a wormhole to explore the survivability of mankind on earth.


Honorable Mentions for Best Scifi Movies :

  • The Martian
  • Gravity
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Arrival
  • Annihilation
  • Source Code
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Fifth Element

Thus, these are the best scifi movies you can watch and enjoy. Let me know your opinion and your favorite movie. You can drop down your suggestions if you would like to.

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6 months ago

This is a good list! I’ve watched some of the movies already but would mind watching them again!

6 months ago
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6 months ago

Great list. One of my favourites is The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. What a great movie!

6 months ago
Reply to  Cristina

Yea it is one of the creative and innovative movies.Thank you so much ❤️ share our article with your fellows 😊

6 months ago

What a great selection! Haven’t seen all of them, but love 2001 and of course Inception and Interstellar are two of my favs (big Nolan fan). One that I loved was Annihilation, which has such an interesting perspective. Also Arrival! Such a fascinating concept, exploring alien life through communication.

6 months ago
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6 months ago

I keep hearing that Her is a great film, sounds like I have to add it to my list! Thanks for the ideas, I love good sci-fi movies.

Berlian Widya Tama
6 months ago

Great recommendation! Gotta put on my watch list and some of them has been watched and good!

6 months ago

Great films!! I needed some ideas for this lockdown, already getting tired of Netflix and didn’t know what to watch, thank you for the ideas!

6 months ago

This is a really great choice of movies! I haven’t seen these in years but definitely plan to re-watch them again

6 months ago

I’ve only seen about half of these. I guess I have some watching to do. Thanks for the list!

Mobile Price
6 months ago

Great films!! I needed some ideas for this lockdown, already getting tired of Netflix and didn’t know what to watch, thank you for the ideas!

6 months ago
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Alexis Farmer
6 months ago

Reading this makes me want to revisit some sci-fi and catch up on Ones I haven’t seen. Back to the Future all the Way!!

Jane - 33SouthTextworks

Can’t believe you haven’t included Edge of Tomorrow in here! Yes, it’s a Tom Cruise film, but it’s the only one I watch over and over. I think it’s a fantastic premise and has some great comedic moments. If you haven’t seen it, I heartily recommend it.

I also can’t believe you don’t have the Fifth Element on your list, but.. Yeah. I think we’re from different generations 😉

Jolly Hobos
Jolly Hobos
4 months ago

I’d forgotten about Her – that was really a good film. Thanks for the reminder!

Travel Addicted Unicorn

I have seen most of the newer movies but would love to see some of the older ones soon. Inception and Interstellar were sooo good. I really wanted to see the Snowpiercer show on Netflix, heard is good.

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