25 All-Time Best Sci-Fi Movies

We all love sci-fi movies. The action, different planets, Science, Technology combined with comedy or romance give us goosebumps and something to remember forever. These movies will take you to another place, from movies like Planet of the Apes to Jurassic Park.

You might think how the world would look if something in a sci-fi movie were real. They give you the thoughts of exploring the world and the whole universe. To think if there are any other creatures in the universe, or are we alone? Let’s dive into the top 25 Sci-Fi Movies ever made


Talk about an original SCI-Fi movie, Solaris, directed by Andrea Tarkovsky and had Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk as stars. The movie was released in 1972 and is still remembered as one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time. Director Andrei Tarkovsky took a step towards a Sci-Fi Movie that blew millions’ minds.

In this movie, Donatas Banionis (Kris Kelvin) is sent to a distant orbiting space station. He was a psychologist in the movie. He is sent to find out why three occupants died; what’s interesting then is how this movie plays with your mind and how it shows drama, and what a real SCI-Fi movie looks like. If you want to question your reality, go ahead and watch this movie.

Planet Of the Apes

There is more than one Planet of the Apes movie, and you can see that those movies were released not long ago, but what’s the most impressive is the movie from back in 1968, the original Planet oF the Apes. Directed by Franklin J. Shaffner and had Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, and Roddy McDowell as the stars.

This movie portrays how the Apes control the Planet and their domination. This movie is the result of Pierre Boulle’s novel. Charlton Heston fights the apes in this movie, frightens the audience, and makes them think of how the world would be if those dirty apes controlled it. If you haven’t watched this movie as it’s a very old movie, then you need to watch and see an amazing twist in the end, which you can also say that this movie created the twist.

Guardians Of the Galaxy

Oh man, talk about a movie with comedy, story, romance, and space. It’s one of the most loved Marvel movies of all time. Directed by James Gunn and Chriss Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista as the movie’s leading stars have a game out recently as well. The most remembered phrase of the movie is Ï am Groot”. “

In this Movie, Chriss Pratt (StarLord) is taken from the Earth while he is just a child raised by pirates in space; however, when he grows up, he works alone and steals an Infinity Stone the daughter of Thanos. Later on, they are all captured along with Rocket and Groot, where they meet Bautista in Jail. They escape the jail and take the infinity stone to sell, where Ronan takes it from them. In the end, the idiots of the Galaxy become the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jurrasic Park

Who doesn’t love Dinosaurs? The Earth’s giants lived on the Earth millions of years ago. But got extinct after the asteroid hit the Earth. However, their skeletons are discovered, and most of them are identified by scientists. Directed by Steven Spielberg and Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern are the stars of the movie.

In this movie, the scientists make dinosaurs from the DNA of the long-lost dinosaurs and make a park for people around the world to enjoy it. There comes a twist in the movie when some dinosaurs see humans as their prey and start to eat them. This movie is a very frightening and adventurous sci-fi movie that must be watched. There are other movies from the Jurassic Park Franchise, but we include the original movie released in 1993.


Combine modern-day science with a movie, and you get a perfect SCI-Fi movie that will blow your mind. Christopher Nolan is an amazing director, and all of his movies are always amazing. Anne Hathaway, Mathew McConaughey, and Jessica Chastain starred in this epic movie which was released in 2014. This was Christopher Nolan’s biggest success once he was done with the Batman trilogy.

In this movie, Earth is dying, and only corns are left for the people to eat. The scientists discover that there isn’t much time left on the Earth, so they send space missions to find other habitat planets where humans could survive. When Mathew McConaughey leaves his daughter on Earth, he passes wormholes and finds out that the time on Earth and space is not the same. After his mission is over and he comes back to his daughter, his daughter is 80+ years old while he is still young. Its one of the most amazing Sci-Fi movies based on the true science


Paul Verhoeven directed this movie. Peter Weller and Nancy Allen started in this iconic movie. You can say a cybernetic officer is brought back to life to save the city. Men are portrayed as products in this movie, and it really showed how the future of humankind would look like.

There are other movies similar to Robocop, but in 1987, the movie really opened different doors for the writers and producers. People really like robots, and in this movie, the Robocop is a badass police officer who is trying his best to do his duty the right way. Interestingly, the people responsible for him tried to wipe all his memory so that he could only follow their orders. It is a must to watch a sci-fi movie


Fritz Land directed this movie. Alfred Abel and Gustav Frohlich starred in this 1927 original movie. It is also considered to be the very first Sci-Fi movie. After this move, you can say that most of the movies that came were because of Metropolis. The way this movie was designed is very impressive as there was no movie tech back in 1927

As this was considered the very first sci-fi movie, the director paid extra to the staff and actors because it was the very first experience for them. This movie is still remembered, which opened the door for multi-billion movie companies like Marvel.

Ex Machina

This AI-based movie was released in 2015. Alex Garland directed this movie while Domhnail Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac were the stars in the movie. Alex Garland showed the industry what he could do when an A.I. is combined with a movie. Talk about twist, sci-fi, and technology, and this movie has everything.

Alicia Vikander (AVA) is tested with Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in this movie. She turns out to be beautiful, and this movie shows how men can be cruel if they are given the technology. This movie got an OSCAR for its Visual effects and is one of the most revolutionary movies of all time.


Rian Johnson directed this movie. Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, and Joseph Grand-Levitt starred in this iconic movie released in 2012. This movie is based on a looper sent back in time to kill a man who will disappear 39 years later. What Joe finds out is that he is his own target. It also portrays closing the loop for all the loopers.

He finds out that his future self (Bruce Willis ) escapes him and makes the younger Joe chase him, which takes further twists. This movie turned out to be great as both of these characters are combined, and one might think how this movie went. It was a risky move, but in the end, it really worked. If you haven’t watched this movie, go ahead. We recommend you watch it.


Duncan Jones directed this movie. Sam Rockwell starred in this Iconic Sci-Fi movie from 2009. Sam Bell spends three years on a lunar mining station where he feels so lonely that he is portrayed to be getting crazy for any human contact. Interestingly, this movie is when Sam finds a discovery that changes his identity and his job.

In this movie, cloning is the main twist, and it might be a spoiler alert for you, but you need to watch this movie to see how a person feels when is alone. In addition, it portrays the life of people working in space stations without any human contact for years. We give this movie a solid recommendation and would want our audience to watch it.

Close Encounters of The Third Kind

Steven Spielberg directed this movie. Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri Garr were the stars in the movie. This movie was released in 1977, and we are adding it to the top 25 sci-fi movies for a reason. Close Encounters of the Third Kind shows the earliest obsessions.

This movie is based on an interesting and emotional story where Richard Dreyfuss( Roy Neary) can’t get out of an event quite comprehended, which also changes his life forever. Not just the music and the mountains, but this movie is much more than that; we would like to recommend this movie if you want to watch old Sci-Fi movies so that you won’t hear any spoiler alerts from us.

The Terminator

Talk about James Cameron and his amazing direction, he has directed most of the amazing movies, but his original Terminator movie was so iconic that it had so many movie genres of its own. This movie was released back in 1984 (38 years prior to this article). Arnold Schwarzenegger was the Terminator in this movie. Other stars are Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn.

In this movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger is sent back in time as a cyborg killer, and Sarah Connor is the movie’s main character. It is a very action-oriented movie and gave way to The Terminator 2, one of the most loved movies of all time. This movie really shows what happens when you mess with the past. The main focus of the movie is Arnold not getting killed that easily.


Denis Villeneuve directed this movie. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner are the stars of this movie. This is Ted Chiang’s time-twisting story which really delivers beyond expectations. In this movie, Aliens visit the Planet, but humans cannot communicate with them. Amy Adams always working in Sci-Fi movies really shows how strong she is in the movie when she is able to communicate.

In this movie, aliens from the giant ship come to Earth. Time in this movie is flexible, and you would want to watch it more than one time to really understand the story. We give this movie a solid recommendation, and it can teach you that you can communicate with almost everything with proper guidance. This movie was released in 2016.


Christopher Nolan does it again. When you combine Leonardo DiCaprio with Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Elliot Page, you get a movie that’s interesting from start to end. You will watch this movie over and over again for the iconic acting of Leonardo DiCaprio. This movie was released in 2010 and was considered the decade’s best movie by many critics.

In this movie, Leonard is hired to put an idea in another person’s mind through inception. People use technology, go to sleep, and see a dream that becomes a reality for most people. People can make their own words, physics, and much more. Leonardo is the movie’s main star, who loses his wife when she thinks that the real world is not real and dies in a suicide attempt when she tries to wake up.

The Thing

What can we say about the thing, but an amazing movie that got a game. When you know that a movie got a game, you should know that that movie is worth watching. Directed by John Carpenter. Kurt Russel and Keight David Starred in this movie which was released in 1982. This movie portrayed snow and sci-fi, which gave goosebumps and became a very memorable movie even to this way who watched it back then.

Some creatures are known as the “THE THINGS” in this movie. The things would transform into other creatures. There are some legendary effects in the movie; the best amongst them is the spiders like creatures. This movie has one of the great endings of all time. Sometimes, a movie would be great, but the ending would make you think of the movie as horrible, but the thing won’t.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Speilberg really knew how to direct a Sci-Fi movie. The movie’s main stars are Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Dee Wallace. It is the opposite of the thing in every single aspect. In this movie, the aliens and the creature are friendly characters. This movie shows that humans are not that bad when it comes to saving other creatures

This movie was released in 1982 and is based on emotion and what humans can do when they do something from the heart. The movie’s main storyline is that when a strange creature (an alien) is left on Earth by his parents. He is protected by the main character, who is saving the alien from the authorities when they are trying to capture him. They are trying to send the creature back to his home planet.


Talk about yet another James Cameron directed movie, this time a Sci-Fi again with aliens in it. This movie was released in 1986 and had Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn as the stars. This movie portrays the clash between Xenomporth and humans. The creatures in this movie are too much terrifying and will give you goosebumps

This movie is based on aliens and a bit of horror. There are some beasts in the movie that enslave other creatures. Sigourney Weaver combines with other marine troops against those slavering beasts. This movie also got its own game, and we would recommend you watch it.

Back to The Future

When a sci-fi movie combines with time travel, that movie is always a hit. Back to The Future is a sci-fi movie based on time travel. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Michael J.Fox, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd were the stars in this movie. Back to the future was released in 1985. This movie is based on changing the past will change your future concept.

A movie based on changing the present or future by going back in time is not always perfected, but Back to the future is made so tremendously that it is perfectly constructed. Although many time travel science fiction movies may have debunked the concept of this movie, everyone enjoyed it, and it is still considered to be one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

A sequal to an original movie does not deliver on its expectations most of the time. Terminator 2 is an exception to that claim. This movie is considered as one of the best sci-fi and any genre movie you put it in. James Cameron again directs the second movie in the Terminator series. Linda Hamilton is again Sarah Conner, and Arnold is Terminator again. This movie which released in 1991, 7 years after the original. This movie is loved even more than the original one.

In the first movie, Arnold is sent to kill Sarah Connor, while he is sent to protect in the second movie. This time there is a liquid-metal type of new robot that is even deadlier and stronger than Arnold. This movie has great action and is there to protect John Connor. In the end, Arnold developed feelings and became an emotional movie that is still remembered today.

Star Wars

Who doesn’t know about Star Wars? There are already nine movies released with original stories and other star war movies, but we include the original for a reason. All of these movies started from this original Star Wars movie, directed by George Lucas. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher were the leading roles in the movie.

The legendary Luke Skywalker started his journey from this movie. he started exploring the universe with a vast amount of aliens, religions, cultures and displayed what aliens might look like. This movie is based on good and evil, which shows that good can always win, no matter the odds, if you watch the later trilogies, but not this one. We will recommend you watch it.

A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick directed this movie. Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain were the leading stars in this movie. This movie was released in 2001 and is and portrays human evolution. This movie is inspired by “The Sentinel”. It shows a space mission around Jupiter where they find alien moonlight, which deals with human evolution, existentialism, artificial intelligence, and technology

This movie, like interstellar, also shows the depiction of space flight to be scientifically accurate. It shows ambiguous imagery and special effects. Watching this movie with its music can also be nice for the ears. It received a very positive response from the critics, and this movie won the award for visual effects. It is known to be one of the most influential and great movies ever made.

The Matrix

You will be seeing a new Matrix movie coming shortly; the original movie was released in 1999 and was directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski. One of the most loved human beings and actors, Keanu Reeves with Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, made this movie one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.

After watching this movie, you will question your very existence. You will think if we are someone controlled by something out there. This movie is based on aliens controlling the human race, while only people in the matrix live in the real reality. This movie allowed other directors and writers to notice how an AI-based SCI-FI movie is based. It’s full of action and iconic scenes. If you haven’t watched this movie, you haven’t watched anything.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford once again come out in the Galaxy to explore and to protect, but this time directed by Irvin Kershner. This time the movie shows even more of the Galaxy. This movie is based on Luke’s training, where he trains under Master Yoda. The legendary Darth Vader is one of the most mentioned villains in the history of films

This movie is one of the biggest blockbusters, and you can really notice how amazing it was portrayed even almost 42 years ago. This movie is better and bigger than the original star wars. The lightsabre fights between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker started from here. As far as star war movies are concerned, this can be categorized as the best ever.


Don’t confuse Aliens with Aliens Movie, and Ridley Scott directed this movie. Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, and Ian Holm were the stars in this movie. This movie was released in 1979. It is a horror film; Dan O’Bannon wrote this movie. This movie portrays aliens against the space tug crew “NOSTROMO”. The aliens are very deadly and dangerous that are set loose on their ship.

This movie was a box office despite the critics mixed reviews. It received more than one award, including Best Visual Effects Academy Award, best sci-fi movie awards,  best director award and many more. We give this movie the second-best sci-fi movie of all time because of its success worldwide.

Blade Runner

This movie was directed by Ridley Scott. Harrison Foard, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young were the movie’s leading characters. We give this movie the best Sci-Fi movie of all time for a reason. Even after decades, it is the pinnacle of Sci-Fi movies. It portrayed in 1982 how the world would be in 2019.

In this movie, the legendary Harrison Ford is assigned to track a few people who engineered human replicas; when he gets rid of all of them one by one, he starts to question his own humanity. Where this movie really shines is the way it portrays all of those beautiful neon lights, giant screens, and much more, which is still jaw-dropping even almost 40 years after its release. There are other movies like this, but you need to watch this movie. You won’t find anything quite like it.

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