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 | 1970s Films | 1960s Films | 1950s Films | 1940s Films | 2018 Films

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

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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

  • Inception

    7

  • Back to the Future

    8

  • Children of Men

    9

  • Star Wars

    10

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    11

  • Her

    12

  • The Matrix

    13

  • Stalker

    14

  • Interstellar

    15

  • Ex Machina

    16

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    17

  • A Clockwork Orange

    18

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    19

  • The Thing

    20

  • Jurassic Park

    21

  • Aliens

    22

  • Solaris

    23

  • Metropolis

    24

  • WALL·E

    25

  • Brazil

    26

  • Akira

    27

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    28

  • Moon

    29

  • Under the Skin

    30

  • Annihilation

    31

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    32

  • Donnie Darko

    33

  • Ghost in the Shell

    34

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    35

  • The Terminator

    36

  • District 9

    37

  • Gravity

    38

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    39

  • The Martian

    40

  • Planet of the Apes

    41

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    42

  • Return of the Jedi

    43

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    44

  • Twelve Monkeys

    45

  • Primer

    46

  • Snowpiercer

    47

  • Gattaca

    48

  • The Iron Giant

    49

  • The Lobster

    50

  • RoboCop

    51

  • Videodrome

    52

  • The Fifth Element

    53

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    54

  • The World's End

    55

  • Predator

    56

  • The Prestige

    57

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    58

  • Starship Troopers

    59

  • Contact

    60

  • Men in Black

    61

  • Total Recall

    62

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    63

  • About Time

    64

  • Eraserhead

    65

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    66

  • Back to the Future Part II

    67

  • The Fountain

    68

  • La Jetée

    69

  • Melancholia

    70

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    71

  • Seconds

    72

  • Serenity

    73

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    74

  • Cloud Atlas

    75

  • Coherence

    76

  • The Dark Knight

    77

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    78

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    79

  • Fantastic Planet

    80

  • The Fly

    81

  • Looper

    82

  • Minority Report

    83

  • The Shape of Water

    84

  • Star Trek

    85

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    86

  • Sunshine

    87

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    88

  • Angel's Egg

    89

  • Being John Malkovich

    90

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    91

  • Dark City

    92

  • Godzilla

    93

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    94

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    95

  • Pacific Rim

    96

  • Silent Running

    97

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    98

  • Upstream Color

    99

  • 2046

    100