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 | Horror Films | 2000s Films | 1990s Films | 1980s 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

  • Inception

    8

  • Children of Men

    9

  • Her

    10

  • Star Wars

    11

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    12

  • The Matrix

    13

  • Stalker

    14

  • Ex Machina

    15

  • Interstellar

    16

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    17

  • A Clockwork Orange

    18

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    19

  • Aliens

    20

  • Jurassic Park

    21

  • Metropolis

    22

  • The Thing

    23

  • Solaris

    24

  • WALL·E

    25

  • Brazil

    26

  • Akira

    27

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    28

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    29

  • Annihilation

    30

  • Under the Skin

    31

  • Donnie Darko

    32

  • Moon

    33

  • Ghost in the Shell

    34

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    35

  • The Terminator

    36

  • District 9

    37

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    38

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    39

  • Gravity

    40

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    41

  • The Martian

    42

  • Planet of the Apes

    43

  • Return of the Jedi

    44

  • Twelve Monkeys

    45

  • Gattaca

    46

  • The World's End

    47

  • The Iron Giant

    48

  • Predator

    49

  • The Prestige

    50

  • Primer

    51

  • Snowpiercer

    52

  • The Fifth Element

    53

  • RoboCop

    54

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    55

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    56

  • Videodrome

    57

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    58

  • The Lobster

    59

  • Starship Troopers

    60

  • Total Recall

    61

  • Contact

    62

  • Eraserhead

    63

  • Men in Black

    64

  • About Time

    65

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    66

  • Back to the Future Part II

    67

  • The Dark Knight

    68

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    69

  • The Fly

    70

  • The Fountain

    71

  • La Jetée

    72

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    73

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    74

  • Seconds

    75

  • Serenity

    76

  • Star Trek

    77

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    78

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    79

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    80

  • Dark City

    81

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    82

  • Melancholia

    83

  • The Shape of Water

    84

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    85

  • Sunshine

    86

  • 2046

    87

  • Angel's Egg

    88

  • Being John Malkovich

    89

  • The Butterfly Effect

    90

  • Cloud Atlas

    91

  • Coherence

    92

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    93

  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

    94

  • Godzilla

    95

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    96

  • Looper

    97

  • Minority Report

    98

  • Mr. Nobody

    99

  • Pacific Rim

    100