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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 come to the Scifi genre. Every movie lover likes a particular genre. Some people like action thrillers, some people like rom-coms, some special people like the SciFi genre. Scifi genre has a special place for every movie lover even if they like other genre. Perhaps, it’s because of complexity that SciFi movies have. Sometimes, we may not understand what we are watching. Suppose, let’s take Inception movie. A lot of people in their first watch didn’t understand what they are seeing. But, when you start perceiving the film, you’re gonna go into a different world. That’s called SCI-FI. Sometimes, we all want to explore how the future could be. We want to know how technology is gonna explore in the future and we want to know how space looks like and how it works. That’s why we all have sci-fi movies. Scifi movies give us an opportunity to go into a different new world virtually and experience for 2 hours. Scifi is always special and let’s discuss what are the best SciFi movies you must watch if you haven’t seen.


2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968

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2001 A Space Odyssey is one of the old space sci-fi movies that show the surreal travel in the space. The movie was released in the year 1968 which is too old and timeless classic. The movie has a slow screenplay but if you wait till the ending. You’ll love this movie. It’s so thought-provoking film that makes us ponder. It is one of the greatest SciFi films you have to watch. Keir Dullea did a phenomenal performance in this film and top-notch direction by Stanley Kubrick. He has been an inspiration for lots of directors. With being said that, the climax is an open ending ambiguous that has several meanings to the film. You may need to adjust to the quality of the movie. But, still a great 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 with a new great future concept. It is one of the well-made sci-fi movies of all time. The movie depicts the future and blows our minds with the concept of the movie. Recently, this movie has got a sequel in 2017-  Blade Runner 2049. The sequel has also received positive reviews from blade runner movie audience. However, this is the first sci-fi movie that introduced how the future could be. We may not distinguish the difference b/w humans and robots ( known as replicants ) in the future. These kinds of movies still scare us that the world would completely be dominated by artificial intelligence eliminating the freedom for humanity. 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 one of the greatest SciFi movies released in 1985. I guess this is the first sci-fi movie has made in the cinema world. In 1985, this trilogy had an immense impact on cinema, and people have watched this film curiously to know the specialty. I think this movie is also the first time movie that introduced the concept of time travel. Many time-travel movies may come and go but, this series is a masterpiece classic that have a separate fan base. Even I’m a huge fan of this series as a sci-fi movie lover. I’ve enjoyed the whole trilogy with twists, comedy, thrilling, and eagerness to watch what happens next. Though, If you’re still haven’t watched this fantastic series, Don’t call yourself as a sci-fi movie lover. You will understand why I’m saying this after you finishing the trilogy.

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 greatest Scifi movies released in 1999. But still, it stands out one of the best Scifi movies you can watch right now. I think, a lot of people ignoring this excellent movie saying it is an old movie released in 1999. But believe me guys, you should watch this film if you haven’t looked at this yet. Keanu Reeves has done a fantastic performance along with Lana Wachowski and others. In 1999, this movie made a huge impact on movie lovers and has a separate fan base for this series.

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 best romantic Scifi movies made in 2004. If you’re both rom-com and sci-fi movie lover, this film is perfect choice for you to watch it right away. The film has a unique concept that will remain in our minds for a long time. Especially, the way Michel Gondry brought to the climax is extraordinary. You’ll never expect how the ending would be. I was amazed with 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 Scifi 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 film. Avatar was released in 2008 directed by one of the creative directors – James Cameron. He is best known or his works- Terminator and Avatar. Avatar had made a huge impact on box office numbers shattering all records and made the top 1 film on the list. Of course, Avengers Endgame recently has overtaken this great film which had remained the top 1 movie for 10 years. So, you can understand the greatness of this movie. It is mostly known for the visual effects produced by Cameron and a new experience to the audience. This is the greatest achievement in cinema done James Cameron producing this epic film and brought to people in 2008 where there are low technological resources. Though, if you haven’t watched this epic sci-fi film. Watch this movie right away.

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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Inception is also one of the greatest sci-fi movies made by Christopher Nolan. Just like he did with interstellar, he killed this movie with his unique concept. This movie has a separate fan base and admires Christopher Nolan for his brilliant work in this film. It’s because of the reason that it has distinctive concept that you didn’t see in any other movie. Leonardo DiCaprio did a phenomenal performance and other major roles did the same. If you’re looking for a really different sci-fi film. You’re highly recommended to watch this excellent movie.

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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SnowPiercer is also one of the greatest sci-fi films directed by one of the greatest visionary directors – Boon Joon hoo who is well known for Parasite. The movie sets in post-apocalypse depict the politics and discrimination between the humans. I was amazed and thrilled while I was watching with the ambiguous climax. I thought Boon Joon hoo decided to put that ending referring to the early story in the bible. However, if you haven’t watched this fantastic post-apocalyptic sci-fi film. Watch this film right away. Chris Evans did a great role in this film which is completely different from Captain America we’ve seen in Marvel.

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 one of the best Scifi 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 unique and well-made sci-fi movies you should watch if you haven’t seen yet. Spike Jonze, the director of this movie perfectly represented and 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 one of the best sci-fi movies that has made in Hollywood. 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 the best directors in Hollywood who have not won oscar yet. The specialty about movie is the way he represents time, space, and relativity concept. Matthew McConaughey had done an excellent job with other leading roles. You may not comprehend what you’re watching for the first time. But, once you start grasping the film, you’re gonna enjoy the whole movie. It’s one of my favorite sci-fi movies. If you’re a sci-fi movie lover, I would highly recommend you to watch this.

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
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Annihilation
  • Source Code
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Fifth Element

Although, 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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4 months ago

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

4 months ago
Reply to  Nat

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4 months ago

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

4 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 😊

4 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.

4 months ago
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4 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
4 months ago

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

4 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!

4 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

4 months ago

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

Mobile Price
4 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!

4 months ago
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Alexis Farmer
3 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
2 months ago

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


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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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