This is another list of movies to see what comes up. This time we’ll be taking a look at the best sci-fi movies. As with all lists the rank is not top to bottom they are numbered for sorting purposes only. Let’s get started.
1. Star Wars
You can call it space opera, space fantasy or whatever you want it’s still science fiction even if only on the surface. Easily one of the greatest films of all time and definitely a movie all sci-fi fans need to experience.
2. Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn
Not the only good Star Trek movie but certainly the best. It has everything you’d want from a science fiction movie and it still holds up well today.
In some ways this could be considered a thriller. Either way it’s still a great movie all the way around.
It’s a slasher movie. It’s a thriller. It’s a horror movie and it’s a sci-fi masterpiece. What more do you want?
5. Jurassic Park
Some would claim its more of a monster movie, which it is, than pure sci-fi but what are you going to do it has Dinosaurs and retro computers.
6. The Matrix
If you make a list of the best sci-fi movies and you leave the Matrix off then you failed. This is probably the most sci-fi of all the movies on this list.
More known for being a mind trip, and it does rely heavily on a pseudo-science rather than hard science, it still counts.
8. Back to the Future
Sure it’s really a comedy but it’s also a sci-fi comedy and by far the best time travel movie around.
9. The Terminator
Often overlooked because of its action-movie sequel, this one is pure science fiction at its best. Also the special effects still give me chills.
10. Starship Troopers
This movie wins on so many levels. The action. The violence. The spaceships. The naked people. A+ Sci-fi film right here.
11. Total Recall
One of the best movies Arnold Schwarzenegger ever starred in. Similar to Inception and The Matrix in a lot of ways but still pretty damn cool.
Part robot. Part cop. All bitching kick ass action sci-fi roller coaster.
13. Guardians of the Galaxy
It’s probably the only MCU film that counts as legit sci-fi rather than superhero fluff. Also it just rocks.
14. Aeon Flux
Some will say it’s a bad movie. I say give it another shot.
The original. It’s campy but it’s still pretty interesting.
16. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Visually stunning. Classic premise. Superb story telling.
17. Batteries Not Included
Cute, endearing and fun at the same time.
18. The Fifth Element
Must watch film. Beautiful special effects. Funny and solid action flick with interesting plot.
19. Men in Black
The actual good sci-fi movie Will Smith was in.
20. The Time Machine
The original. Very solid film. Very iconic. Very thought provoking.
21. Planet of the Apes
The twist ending alone makes it worth it.
22. Star Trek First Contact
I tried to keep it to one film per franchise but this movie absolutely belongs on the list.
The original superhero comic book movie and still a fantastic sci-fi adventure.
24. Demolition Man
Cheesy, yes and still light years ahead of the competition.
25. Independence Day
By far the best flying saucer movie ever made.