The Truly Ultimate Sci-Fi Listby kjwalesby | created - 11 Apr 2016 | updated - 11 Apr 2016 | Public
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1. After Earth (2013)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
Votes: 184,563 | Gross: $60.52M
2. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Votes: 449,962 | Gross: $228.78M
3. World War Z (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Votes: 565,190 | Gross: $202.36M
4. Upstream Color (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Votes: 29,131 | Gross: $0.44M
5. Pacific Rim (2013)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
Votes: 449,778 | Gross: $101.80M
6. Oblivion (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Votes: 462,283 | Gross: $89.02M
7. Elysium (I) (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Votes: 402,070 | Gross: $93.05M
8. The World's End (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival.
Votes: 242,748 | Gross: $26.00M
9. Ender's Game (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.
Votes: 214,391 | Gross: $61.74M
10. The Prototype (III)
95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production
A government agent stumbles upon an alien conspiracy to conquer Earth. Using a blue liquid created by the aliens to make soldiers stronger, he becomes The Prototype-the only hope for mankind.
11. After the Dark (2013)
R | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
12. Escape Plan (2013)
R | 115 min | Action, Thriller
When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.
Votes: 216,077 | Gross: $25.13M
13. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Votes: 584,449 | Gross: $424.67M
14. 51 Degrees North (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Damon Miller is a filmmaker grappling with the pressures of an impoverished profession and a dissolving relationship. One routine assignment will change his life as he is involved in the disturbing research into Near-Earth Objects.
15. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,207,023 | Gross: $623.28M
16. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.
Votes: 659,006 | Gross: $291.05M
17. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 806,462 | Gross: $408.01M
18. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 238,801 | Gross: $13.41M
19. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Votes: 227,771 | Gross: $65.42M
20. Prometheus (I) (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Votes: 546,385 | Gross: $126.48M
21. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Votes: 232,004 | Gross: $64.58M
22. Men in Black 3 (2012)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Votes: 318,487 | Gross: $179.02M
23. Lockout (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.
Votes: 90,432 | Gross: $14.33M
24. Total Recall (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Recall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
Votes: 231,469 | Gross: $58.88M
25. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Votes: 508,985 | Gross: $66.49M
26. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Votes: 103,333 | Gross: $6.62M
27. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 116,867 | Gross: $2.61M
28. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.
Votes: 6,495 | Gross: $3.33M
30. Robot & Frank (2012)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.
Votes: 59,906 | Gross: $3.33M
31. The Wind Is Watching (2014)
94 min | Sci-Fi
In the midst of America's Second Civil War, a young woman named Cara Gardner must journey across the colonized "Blue" states in hopes of finding her only remaining family.
32. Branded (2012)
R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.
Votes: 8,568 | Gross: $0.35M
33. Antiviral (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.
34. Occupied (I)
95 min | Action, Drama, Horror | Announced
Ben, a soldier arrives home on leave following the death of his mother. Soon Ben discovers his mother was murdered, and that his own father might be at the center of a deadly, mysterious web that threatens to destroy the entire town.
37. Vanquisher (2016)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sector 70 is a noir-ish dystopian future where prosperity belongs to the few - and those determined to take it. Jarron Brenner did well by the system until his body was invaded by the ... See full summary »
39. Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Crime, Music
In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.
40. The 25th Reich (2012)
85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In 1943, five US soldiers are recruited by the OSS for a time travel mission to save the world from the tyranny of Hitler's 25th Reich.
41. The Rift (I) (2012)
26 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An aspiring scientist discovers that behind dark rifts that are appearing in the sky, there is something that wants to cross to our side.
42. Grabbers (2012)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.