Top 100 best sci-fi movies

 This list spans every corner of the Sci-Fi genre, from intimate indies to space-faring epics. All they have in common is their infinite imagination.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • There is Steven Spielberg's 5 & James Cameron's 5 films on list.

1

2001: A Space Odyssey


1968 · Stanley Kubrick


2

Blade Runner


1982 · Ridley Scott


3

Alien


1979 · Ridley Scott


4

Close Encounters of the Third Kind


1977 · Steven Spielberg


5

Aliens


1986 · James Cameron


6

Star Wars


1977 · George Lucas


7

Brazil


1985 · Terry Gilliam


8

Metropolis


1927 · Fritz Lang


9

The Terminator


1984 · James Cameron


10

The Empire Strikes Back


1980 · Irvin Kershner


11

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


1982 · Steven Spielberg


12

The Thing


1982 · John Carpenter


13

The Matrix


1999 · Lana Wachowski Lilly Wachowski


14

Moon


2009 · Duncan Jones


15

Stalker Сталкер


1979 · Andrei Tarkovsky


16

Terminator 2: Judgment Day


1991 · James Cameron


17

Solaris Солярис


1972 · Andrei Tarkovsky


18

Children of Men


2006 · Alfonso Cuarón


19

The Fly


1986 · David Cronenberg


20

Forbidden Planet


1956 · Fred M. Wilcox


21

Back to the Future


1985 · Robert Zemeckis


22

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


2004 · Michel Gondry


23

A.I. Artificial Intelligence


2001 · Steven Spielberg


24

Twelve Monkeys


1995 · Terry Gilliam


25

RoboCop


1987 · Paul Verhoeven


26

Invasion of the Body Snatchers


1956 · Don Siegel


27

A Clockwork Orange


1971 · Stanley Kubrick


28

La Jetée


1962 · Chris Marker


29

Planet of the Apes


1968 · Franklin J. Schaffner


30

Jurassic Park


1993 · Steven Spielberg


31

The Day the Earth Stood Still


1951 · Robert Wise


32

Gattaca


1997 · Andrew Niccol


33

Silent Running


1972 · Douglas Trumbull


34

Galaxy Quest


1999 · Dean Parisot


35

The Man Who Fell to Earth


1976 · Nicolas Roeg


36

Inception


2010 · Christopher Nolan


37

Primer


2004 · Shane Carruth


38

Invasion of the Body Snatchers


1978 · Philip Kaufman


39

Dark Star


1974 · John Carpenter


40

WALL·E


2008 · Andrew Stanton


41

They Live


1988 · John Carpenter


42

The Fifth Element


1997 · Luc Besson


43

Total Recall


1990 · Paul Verhoeven


44

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


1982 · Nicholas Meyer


45

District 9


2009 · Neill Blomkamp


46

Her


2013 · Spike Jonze


47

Contact


1997 · Robert Zemeckis


48

Ghostbusters


1984 · Ivan Reitman


49

Starship Troopers


1997 · Paul Verhoeven


50

Under the Skin


2013 · Jonathan Glazer


51

Fantastic Planet La Planète sauvage


1973 · René Laloux


52

Predator


1987 · John McTiernan


53

Akira アキラ


1988 · Katsuhiro Otomo Takashi Nakamura


54

Soylent Green


1973 · Richard Fleischer


55

Repo Man


1984 · Alex Cox


56

The Time Machine


1960 · George Pal


57

Dune


1984 · David Lynch


58

Donnie Darko


2001 · Richard Kelly


59

Gravity


2013 · Alfonso Cuarón


60

Quatermass and the Pit


1967 · Roy Ward Baker


61

Mad Max 2


1981 · George Miller


62

Dark City


1998 · Alex Proyas


63

Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime


1968 · Alain Resnais


64

Sleeper


1973 · Woody Allen


65

The War of the Worlds


1953 · Byron Haskin


66

The Abyss


1989 · James Cameron


67

The Thing from Another World


1951 · Christian Nyby Howard Hawks


68

Westworld


1973 · Michael Crichton


69

Logan's Run


1976 · Michael Anderson


70

Iron Man


2008 · Jon Favreau


71

The Prestige


2006 · Christopher Nolan


72

Seconds


1966 · John Frankenheimer


73

The American Astronaut


2001 · Cory McAbee


74

Flash Gordon


1980 · Mike Hodges


75

Return of the Jedi


1983 · Richard Marquand


76

The Truman Show


1998 · Peter Weir


77

Avatar


2009 · James Cameron


78

World on a Wire Welt am Draht


1973 · Rainer Werner Fassbinder


79

Ghost in the Shell


1995 · Mamoru Oshii


80

Star Trek


2009 · J.J. Abrams


81

The Iron Giant


1999 · Brad Bird


82

Pacific Rim


2013 · Guillermo del Toro


83

Things to Come


1936 · William Cameron Menzies


84

Frankenstein


1931 · James Whale


85

The Andromeda Strain


1971 · Robert Wise


86

Barbarella


1968 · Roger Vadim


87

The Damned


1963 · Joseph Losey


88

Minority Report


2002 · Steven Spielberg


89

Fantastic Voyage


1966 · Richard Fleischer


90

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


1984 · W.D. Richter


91

Attack the Block


2011 · Joe Cornish


92

Solaris


2002 · Steven Soderbergh


93

THX 1138


1971 · George Lucas


94

Alphaville Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution


1965 · Jean-Luc Godard


95

Serenity


2005 · Joss Whedon


96

Pitch Black


2000 · David Twohy


97

Superman


1978 · Richard Donner


98

2010


1984 · Peter Hyams


99

Three Colors: Red Trois couleurs : Rouge


1994 · Krzysztof Kieślowski


100

Independence Day


1996 · Roland Emmerich

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