The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time

Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies You Should See

The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time
Avatar delivered a groundbreaking sci-fi story about the encounter between humans and the alien natives of Pandora

There are hundreds of sci-fi movies today since the start of the movie industry, but only 10 stand out. Here is the list below.

Here are the 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies You Should See

    1. Transcendence (2014)

      Transcendence (2014)

      Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), the world’s foremost expert on artificial intelligence, is conducting highly contentious experiments in order to create a sentient machine. When extremists attempt to kill the doctor, they unintentionally help him succeed. Will’s wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), and best friend, Max (Paul Bettany), can only watch as his thirst for knowledge evolves into an omnipresent quest for power, and his loved ones soon realize that it may be impossible to stop him.

    2. Arrival (2016)

      Arrival (2016)

      When massive spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators. As the world prepares for war, Banks and her crew must race against the clock to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

    3. The Matrix (1999)

      The Matrix (1999)

      Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an enigmatic figure regarded as the most dangerous man alive, can provide an answer to his question, “What is the Matrix?” Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads Neo into the underworld where he meets Morpheus, contacts Neo. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.

    4. The Martian (2015)

      The Martian (2015)

      When astronauts blast off from Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who was presumed dead following a violent storm. With only a few supplies, the stranded visitor must rely on his wits and spirit to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crewmates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

    5. Gravity (2013)

      Gravity (2013)

      Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her pilot is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who is on his final flight before retiring. Then, during a routine space walk by the pair, disaster strikes: The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture further into space.

    6. Interstellar (2014)

      Interstellar (2014)

      Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film co-written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan. Interstellar is about Earth’s last chance to find a habitable planet before the human race becomes extinct due to a lack of resources. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is the film’s protagonist, a former NASA pilot tasked with leading a mission through a wormhole to find a habitable planet in another galaxy.

    7. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

      E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

      E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (or simply E.T.) is a 1982 American science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. A young boy named Elliott discovers and befriends a gentle alien who becomes stranded on Earth (Henry Thomas). Bringing the alien into his suburban California home, Elliott introduces E.T. to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep the alien’s existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

    8. Inception (2010)

      Inception (2010)

      Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief who has the unusual ability to enter people’s dreams and steal secrets from their subconscious. His abilities have made him a valuable commodity in the world of corporate espionage, but they have also cost him everything he cherishes. Cobb gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: Plant an idea in someone’s mind. If he succeeds, it will be a perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Cobb’s every move.

    9. Jurassic Park (1993)

      Jurassic Park (1993)

      Paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), as well as mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA in Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

    10. Avatar (2009)

      Avatar (2009)

      A human colony has been established on a distant planet called Pandora in the year 2154. Humans are looking for a rare mineral that has the potential to solve the Earth’s ecological crisis. However, their plans are thwarted by the Na’vi, an indigenous race whose village sits directly on top of the rare ore they require. To solve this problem, Col. Quaritch sends ex-Marine Jake Sully out into the wild piloting an Avatar a remote control alien body that will allow Jake to breathe the air on Pandora- to gain the Na’vi’s trust and get them to relocate. As Jake discovers the new world of the Na’vi, he meets a beautiful Na’vi woman named Neytiri, who teaches him the values that her race shares. As Jake starts to see the world through her eyes, he realizes how much this new world matters to the Na’vi and to him and fights to protect his new race.


Avatar is number one on the list with a box office hit of $2.8 billion. An epic science-fiction story set in an alien world. It’s a classic story about a “good guy” hero who must overcome an internal battle to do what is right.

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