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1. Glitch (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Six people return from the dead with no memory and attempt to unveil what brought them to the grave in the first place.

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson

Votes: 11,699

2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 799,773 | Gross: $154.06M

3. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 116,473 | Gross: $11.87M

4. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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64 Metascore

In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Summer Lenton

Votes: 50,331

5. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 31,206

6. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 422,406 | Gross: $139.31M

7. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 179,256 | Gross: $14.38M

8. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 77,437

9. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 19,791 | Gross: $17.41M

10. Occupation (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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45 Metascore

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish

Votes: 11,727

11. Mad Max: The Wasteland

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

The Wasteland which is just a working title will be a prequel to 2015's 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Ahmed Adel

12. Daybreakers (2009)

R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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57 Metascore

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day

Votes: 117,873 | Gross: $30.10M

13. Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Harrison Gilbertson

Votes: 2,925

14. OtherLife (2017)

96 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

Director: Ben C. Lucas | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Cocquerel, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Liam Graham

Votes: 11,688

15. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 29,444

16. The Kettering Incident (2016– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to the disappearance of two girls, fifteen years apart.

Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Matthew Le Nevez, Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan

Votes: 2,911

17. Nowhere Boys (2013–2018)

26 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.2
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This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except... See full summary »

Stars: Darci McDonald, Nicholas Coghlan, Matt Testro, Dougie Baldwin

Votes: 1,856

18. Fortress (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 26,268 | Gross: $6.74M

19. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.2
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54 Metascore

A talented mechanic prepares to battle his way through hordes of flesh-eating monsters after his sister is kidnapped on the eve of a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Kiah Roache-Turner | Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius

Votes: 14,913

20. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,117 | Gross: $11.00M

21. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2016– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A group of teenagers return from a camping trip to find themselves in the middle of an unexpected war. Among only a few Australians still free, they must learn to defend themselves against the hostile invaders.

Stars: Narek Arman, Fantine Banulski, Andrew Creer, Madeleine Clunies-Ross

Votes: 625

22. Terminus (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Following a near-fatal accident, David Chamberlain makes an unprecedented discovery that will not only determine the fate of his family, but of mankind.

Director: Marc Furmie | Stars: Jai Koutrae, Todd Lasance, Kendra Appleton, Katherine Hicks

Votes: 5,816

23. Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 7,112

24. Round the Twist (1989–2001)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean, Mathew Waters

Votes: 1,944

25. The Blood of Heroes (1989)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

6.5
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In a future, where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, 6 people travel from place to place playing a brutal form of football with a dog skull. They hope one day to play in the league in a city.

Director: David Webb Peoples | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina

Votes: 5,930 | Gross: $0.88M

26. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

TV-14 | 480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,475

27. Turkey Shoot (1982)

R | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan

Votes: 2,782

28. Cleverman (2016–2017)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.

Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick

Votes: 2,969

29. My Pet Dinosaur (2017)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.9
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A troubled town is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend.

Director: Matt Drummond | Stars: Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Scott Irwin, Beth Champion

Votes: 992

30. Body Melt (1993)

AO | 81 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

Director: Philip Brophy | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Daddo, Ian Smith, Regina Gaigalas

Votes: 2,171

31. Tabernacle 101 (2019)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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It is about two Atheists who run a video blog debunking Psychics, Mediums and religious beliefs. However, a death experiment goes totally wrong and as a result they attract evil entities that stalk and haunt them.

Director: Colm O'Murchu | Stars: David Hov, Mikaela Franco, Elly Hiraani Clapin, Alex McTavish

Votes: 1,140

32. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,605

33. Dead End Drive-In (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.0
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In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

Votes: 2,388

34. Dr Who (2012 Video)

Short, Drama

8.2
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Director: Michael Ryan | Stars: Peter McAllum, Kate Hardy, Richard Clark, Daniel Lambing

Votes: 640

35. Danger 5 (2011– )

24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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It's Christmas in the 1980s, Adolf Hitler is alive and has two Yuletide wishes: Danger 5 dead and the world under his Christmas tree.

Stars: David Ashby, Sean James Murphy, Natasa Ristic, Amanda Simons

Votes: 3,928

36. Infini (2015)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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An elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Luke Ford

Votes: 13,281

37. The Girl from Tomorrow (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Alana, a teenage girl from the year 3000, finds herself trapped in 1990 with a criminal from the year 2500. Alone, and confused, she befriends a spirited girl named Jenny Kelly. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Katharine Cullen, Melissa Marshall, James Findlay, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 990

38. Spellbinder (1995– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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When a prank at a school camp goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality and has to try to find a way home.

Stars: Zbych Trofimiuk, Gosia Piotrowska, Brian Rooney, Michela Noonan

Votes: 1,716

39. The Gateway (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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A particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband in a car crash travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family.

Director: John V. Soto | Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Myles Pollard, Hayley McElhinney, Shannon Berry

Votes: 4,076

40. Yesterday's Girl (2018)

89 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.0
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A young woman awakens in a world devastated by meteorite strike, yet she recalls her own death 70 years ago. Searching for answers she finds plague, destruction, madness and a terrifying ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Garrick | Stars: Chris Baird, Lily Brown Griffiths, John Michael Burdon, Dustin Bush

Votes: 74

41. Strange Behavior (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 1,360

42. Young Einstein (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, History

5.2
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious | Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard, Peewee Wilson

Votes: 8,104 | Gross: $11.54M

43. 41 (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday.

Director: Glenn Triggs | Stars: Chris Gibson, Dafna Kronental, David Macrae, Shane Lee

Votes: 1,108

44. Quanta (2019)

83 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A physicist's life-long work comes to fruition when he is reluctantly partnered with a gifted young assistant. Ego divides them when they receive an unknown signal from space.

Director: Nathan Dalton | Stars: Paul Dawber, Don Bridges, Ben Taylor, Stephen Degenaro

Votes: 189

45. Frequencies (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.8
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In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

Director: Darren Paul Fisher | Stars: Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, Dylan Llewellyn

Votes: 12,995

46. Dinosaur Island (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

3.4
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A vacation becomes the adventure of a lifetime as a boy finds himself stranded in a world filled with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. He embarks on a journey that will change his future forever.

Director: Matt Drummond | Stars: Darius Williams, Kate Rasmussen, Albert Allu, Helen Audsley

Votes: 1,517

47. The Beast (1996)

PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.

Stars: William Petersen, Karen Sillas, Charles Martin Smith, Ronald Guttman

Votes: 2,368

48. Lightning Point (2012– )

Family, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When Zoey and KIki, two irrepressible girls from another galaxy become castaways in the quiet, Australian seaside town of Lightning Point, they recruit local girl Amber to keep them ... See full summary »

Stars: Philippa Coulthard, Lucy Fry, Jessica Green, Paige Victoria Leigh

Votes: 548

49. Risen (II)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Filming

An isolated town in Alaska where a contamination occurs after a minor meteorite explosion.

Director: Eddie Arya | Stars: Tobin Bell, Richard Grieco, Sudeep, Ryan Wilson

50. The Tripods (1984–1985)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which places ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shackley, Ceri Seel, Jim Baker, Robin Hayter

Votes: 1,195



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