If you want to know the best sci-fi movies you should definitely watch our ranking for the best science fiction movies of the 2010s.
10. Upgrade (2018)
Upgrade is a 2018 cyberpunk action body horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell and stars Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel and Harrison Gilbertson. Set in the near-future, the story follows Grey Trace, a stay-at-home mechanic who’s world is turned upside down after a mugging leaves him paralyzed. But he is offered a chip implant that will enable him to walk again and is his only hope for revenge. Hesitant at first, he finally accepts the offer but soon realizes that it not as easy as it seems.
Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror | Director: Leigh Whannell
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9. Gravity (2013)
Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Dr. Ryan Stone, an exceptional medical engineer embarks on her first shuttle mission with astronaut Matt Kowalski, who is on his last space duty. However, disaster strikes during a routine spacewalk and Ryan and Matt are stranded on space. With their shuttle destroyed, the brilliant minds must come up with a plan to safely reach Earth.
Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama | Director: Alfonso Cuarón
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8. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again… and again – as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.
Action, Science Fiction | Director: Doug Liman
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7. Her (2013)
Her is a 2013 thriller, science fiction, and romance film. It is directed by Spike Jonze and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson in lead roles. The story revolves around an introvert writer who has ended his marriage, embraces artificial intelligence, and eventually falls in love with a disembodied voice. Samantha is not an ordinary operating system. She does secretarial work for him but soothes him whenever he’s down. Their unusual relationship and inability to provide physical comfort put them in a … complicated situation.
Thriller, Sci-fi, Romance | Director: Spike Jonze
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6. Ex Machina (2014)
Ex Machina is a 2014 science fiction film written and directed by Alex Garland and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. Caleb, a programmer for the world’s largest Internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the company’s CEO. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location, he has to take part in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he has to interact with the world’s first real artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Science Fiction | Director: Alex Garland
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5. Arrival (2016)
Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. When gigantic spaceships full of aliens lands on Earth, the military contacts and recruits linguistics genius Louise Banks to help them communicate with the alien race. As the world prepares for war, the linguistics team comes up with a plan to connect with the alien race and finds their whole world changed as they discover the true purpose of the extraterrestrial visitors.
Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery | Director: Denis Villeneuve
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4. The Martian (2015)
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction | Director: Ridley Scott
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3. Inception (2010)
Inception tells the story Dom Cobb, a professional thief who steals secrets for a living by using a dream infiltrating technology. When he’s given a task to plant an idea into the brain of a CEO, Dom must complete the task and find his way back to the real world before he is sucked into the dream world forever. Regarded as one of the best movies of the 21stcentury, the science fiction film is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Tom Hardy in the lead roles.
Science Fiction | Director: Christopher Nolan
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2. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Thirty years after the events of the first in the series, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a secret that has the potential to plunge society into chaos. Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve that stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, and Jared Leto. As Officer K puts the pieces together, he realizes that the key element that binds everything together in this mystery is retired blade runner Rick Deckard. Will K be allowed to unearth the truth?
Sci-Fi | Director: Denis Villeneuve
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1. Interstellar (2014)
Will the end of the earth be the end of humanity? Christopher Nolan explores this question in his 2014 epic sci-fi, adventure-drama Interstellar. The movie received critical praise and won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain, it is set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive. The story follows a group of astronauts who want to change that and travel through space in search of a new home for humanity. But will they succeed?
Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction | Director: Christopher Nolan
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