IMDB Top 50 - Science Fiction

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Here are the top 50 science-fiction films as rated by "regular voters" on the Internet Movie Database. Movies must have received a minimum of 1000 votes to appear on this list.

Last update: August 17, 2012

  1. 2.
    Inception (Two-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray]
    by Christopher Nolan

  2. 3.
    Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (Widescreen Edition)
    by George Lucas

  3. 4.
    The Matrix
    by Andy Wachowski

  4. 5.
    Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (The Ultimate Edition DVD)
    by James Cameron

  5. 6.
    by Ridley Scott

  6. 8.
    Back to the Future

  7. 9.
    Aliens (Special Edition)
    by James Cameron

  8. 10.
    Wall-E (Single-Disc Edition)
    by Andrew Stanton

  9. 11.
    A Clockwork Orange (Two-Disc Special Edition)
    by Stanley Kubrick

  10. 13.
    Metropolis (Restored Authorized Edition)
    by Fritz Lang

  11. 15.
    2001 - A Space Odyssey
    by Stanley Kubrick

  12. 16.
    Blade Runner (The Director's Cut)
    by Ridley Scott

  13. 17.
    The Thing (Collector's Edition)
    by John Carpenter

  14. 18.
    Donnie Darko (Widescreen Edition)
    by Richard Kelly

  15. 19.
    The Terminator
    by James Cameron

  16. 20.
    V for Vendetta
    by James McTeigue

  17. 21.
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  18. 22.
    12 Monkeys (Collector's Edition)
    by Terry Gilliam

  19. 23.
    The War Game (1965)
    by Peter Watkins

  20. 24.
    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    by Hayao Miyazaki

  21. 25.
    District 9 [Theatrical Release]

  22. 26.

  23. 27.
    The Truman Show (Special Collector's Edition)
    by Peter Weir

  24. 28.
    Star Trek [Theatrical Release]

  25. 29.
    Solaris (The Criterion Collection)
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  26. 30.
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    by George A. Romero

  27. 32.
    Planet of the Apes
    by Franklin J. Schaffner

  28. 33.
    Young Frankenstein [Blu-ray]
    by Mel Brooks

  29. 34.
    Jurassic Park (Widescreen Collector's Edition)
    by Steven Spielberg

  30. 35.
    Brazil (Fully Restored with Bonus Footage)
    by Terry Gilliam

  31. 36.
    Moon [Theatrical Release]
    by Duncan Jones

  32. 37.
    Children of Men
    by Alfonso Cuarón

  33. 38.
    Ivan Vasilievich - Back to the Future
    by Leonid Gayday

  34. 39.
    Avatar (Original Theatrical Edition)
    by James Cameron

  35. 40.
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    by Don Siegel

  36. 41.
    Akira (Widescreen)
    by Katsuhiro Ohtomo

  37. 42.
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    by Robert Wise

  38. 43.
    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
    by Hideaki Anno

  39. 44.
    Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth
    by Richard Schenkman

  40. 45.
    Tanin no kao (The Face Of Another) (1966)
    by Hiroshi Teshigahara

  41. 46.
    E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition)
    by Steven Spielberg

  42. 47.
    The Iron Giant (Special Edition)
    by Brad Bird

  43. 48.
    Iron Man
    by Jon Favreau

  44. 49.
    by Joss Whedon

  45. 50.
    by John McTiernan

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Created by Piotr Przemyslaw Karwasz on Jun 19, 2006.


Wrong Planet of the Apes — 7 years ago

I think it’s supposed to be the 1968 classic, not the Tim Burton crapfest remake.

I'll have to settle at 95% when I get there... — 7 years ago

… I just can’t bring myself to watch the WBros butcher V for Vendetta.

Not the right Thing! — 7 years ago

Wow! Hard to believe that viewers are ranking the 1982 Kurt Russell “Thing” over the eerie original, which is up there with “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” as one of the best cold war thrillers of all time. “Watch the Skies!”

Oh Well. At least “The Day The Earth Stood Still” is on there!

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