Top Sci-Fi Movies


The Top Sci-Fi Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Sci-Fi List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Year of Release: 1977
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Lucas
Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness
Plot: A kid named Luke Skywalker, flees his home after his family is murdered, goes into outer space to face Tie Fighters and the evil Darth Vador, while making friends with Han and Princess Leia.

2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Year of Release: 1980
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Irvin Kershner
Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Plot: While Luke's skills improve as he becomes closer to a Jedi, he meets a green friend to help him in his journey, while Leia and Han try to flee from Darth Vadar.

3. The Matrix

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantoliano
Plot: A computer programmer, Neo, finds that things are not how they seem. His life will get turned upside down when Morphius gives him a choice to see the truth.

4. Alien

Year of Release: 1979
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, John Hurt
Plot: A space mining ship investigates an SOS on a distant planet. The crew explores and finds a creature?s hive colony and when one of the eggs is hatched the crew has to fend for their lives. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver.

5. Blade Runner

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah
Plot: In a cyber-heavy future Harrison Ford stars as a futuristic police man hired to kill renegade clones.

6. Aliens

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn
Plot: As colonies are settled on a known planet, a women is found who holds the answers as to why no one has heard from anyone on the planet. They arrive armed and ready, but will they believe what she has to say?

7. Back to the Future

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson
Plot: Marty Mcfly's loony friend, Doc Brown, invents a time machine in which Marty is accidentally sent back to 1955, the same year his parents meet.

8. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Year of Release: 1991
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong
Plot: John Conner is protected by an outdated cyborg who fights a liquid metal cyborg in the continuing story of the future and the past.

9. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Marquand
Actors: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
Plot: Han and Leia try to destroy the new death star while Luke confronts his father and tryes to find the good in him.

10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Year of Release: 1968
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Gary Lockwood, Douglas Rain
Plot: Set in the future, mankind discovers a mysterious buried object on the moon. A set of astronauts and a super intelligent computer are sent off on a quest to discover its origin.

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