VOTE: Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time

Science fiction is one of my favourite genres, and I thought it'd be fun to have a community vote to find the best loved sci-fi films on the site.

In the comments below, vote for up to 10 sci-fi films. 1 point goes to each film you pick, and you don't have to rank your selections. What counts as science fiction is up to you, and I'll only question particularly unusual picks. Films don't have to already be on the list, you're welcome to induct new entries.

You can change your votes at a later time if you want.

The list is sorted by points, then alphabetically by film name.

Other votes I run: Directors | Comedy Films | Romance Films | Animated Films | LGBTQ+ Films

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1

  • Blade Runner

    2

  • Alien

    3

  • Blade Runner 2049

    4

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    5

  • Arrival

    6

  • Back to the Future

    7

  • Children of Men

    8

  • Her

    9

  • Inception

    10

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    11

  • Star Wars

    12

  • The Matrix

    13

  • Stalker

    14

  • Ex Machina

    15

  • Interstellar

    16

  • A Clockwork Orange

    17

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    18

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    19

  • Aliens

    20

  • Jurassic Park

    21

  • Solaris

    22

  • WALL·E

    23

  • Metropolis

    24

  • The Thing

    25

  • Brazil

    26

  • Akira

    27

  • Annihilation

    28

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    29

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    30

  • Donnie Darko

    31

  • Under the Skin

    32

  • Ghost in the Shell

    33

  • Moon

    34

  • The Terminator

    35

  • District 9

    36

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    37

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    38

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    39

  • The Martian

    40

  • Return of the Jedi

    41

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    42

  • Gattaca

    43

  • Planet of the Apes

    44

  • Twelve Monkeys

    45

  • Gravity

    46

  • The Iron Giant

    47

  • The Fifth Element

    48

  • Predator

    49

  • The Prestige

    50

  • RoboCop

    51

  • Snowpiercer

    52

  • Videodrome

    53

  • The World's End

    54

  • Primer

    55

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    56

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    57

  • Total Recall

    58

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    59

  • Contact

    60

  • Starship Troopers

    61

  • The Dark Knight

    62

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    63

  • Eraserhead

    64

  • The Fly

    65

  • The Fountain

    66

  • La Jetée

    67

  • Men in Black

    68

  • Star Trek

    69

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    70

  • About Time

    71

  • Back to the Future Part II

    72

  • Dark City

    73

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    74

  • The Lobster

    75

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    76

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    77

  • Seconds

    78

  • Serenity

    79

  • Sunshine

    80

  • 2046

    81

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    82

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    83

  • Cloud Atlas

    84

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    85

  • Looper

    86

  • Melancholia

    87

  • Minority Report

    88

  • Mr. Nobody

    89

  • The Shape of Water

    90

  • Silent Running

    91

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    92

  • Unbreakable

    93

  • Avatar

    94

  • Being John Malkovich

    95

  • The Butterfly Effect

    96

  • Coherence

    97

  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

    98

  • Dredd

    99

  • Fantastic Planet

    100