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Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies

Jun 10, 2013

From the final frontier to a far off future, science fiction flicks are some of the most creative stories being made, and can show us the very best and worst of human potential, all against the backdrop of the cosmos or action and explosions - check out the Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies.

No.10: The Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous tagline "I'll be back" is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what's great about the Terminator films.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator
Courtesy of Orion Pictures

No.9: After Earth

After Earth combines the star power of Will and Jaden Smith with a sci-fi story about searching for  a new homeland once our earth is destroyed.

Jaden Smith in After Earth
Jaden Smith in After Earth
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

No.8:  Blade Runner

One of the all-time sci-fi classics, this book-turned-movie directed by Ridley Scott envisions a world where some humans are not what they appear.

Harrison Ford stars in Blade Runner
Harrison Ford stars in Blade Runner
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

No.7: E.T.

Once you've seen this adorable alien classic the words "phone home" will never sound the same. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this flick definitely stands the test of time.

E.T. is a childhood sci-fi classic
E.T. is a childhood sci-fi classic
Courtesy of Universal

No.6: Super 8

Elle Fanning and this cast of kid characters manage to capture something special and learn a lot about each other in the process.

These kids capture more than just a few good shots in Super 8
These kids capture more than just a few good shots in Super 8
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

No.5: Inception

What would happen if your dreams were real, or you could control what happened in them? Inception is the ultimate mind-bender when it comes to the realm of sleep and possibility.

Inception is about when dreams come true (no, really!)
Inception is about when dreams come true (no, really!)
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

No.4: The Matrix

This action-packed sci-fi flick starring Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne captivated audiences from the minute it hit theaters.

Keanu Reeves stars in The Matrix
Keanu Reeves stars in The Matrix
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

No.3: The Hunger Games

One of the best recent teen science fiction book series, The Hunger Games was just as impressible as a movie, both tugging at your heartstrings and wondering what will happen next for our protagonists.

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth as Katniss and Gale
Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth as Katniss and Gale
Courtesy of Lionsgate

No.2: Star Trek & Star Trek Into Darkness

The most recent Star Trek movies reimagined the characters and made them interesting for a whole new generation, not to mention there's more than a few exciting action scenes packed into their trips through space (the final frontier!)

Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto in Star Trek
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto in Star Trek
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

No.1: Star Wars

You can't make a list about science fiction movies and not put Star Wars on it, the original trilogy are some of the best movies ever made in the genre.

Star Wars is the ultimate in movie magic
Star Wars is the ultimate in movie magic
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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1D ONEZIES

1D ONEZIES wrote:

I love Matrix!!!!! OMG!!!
commented: Sat Feb 08, 2014

sky_yolo_swag121
yea and if you have netflix you can watch it on der
commented: Fri Jan 03, 2014

jaykaysumo

jaykaysumo wrote:

Is it a good movie?
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