101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

The same editors who produce the yearly 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Books have also created six companion books to go with them. They concentrate on six genres - Action, Cult, Gangster, Horror, Sci-fi, and War. They are named 101 [one of the six genres] Movies You Must See Before You Die.

These are not completely separate lists of movies, though. Of the 607 total movies (Action has 102 entries) 261 of them also appear in the main 1,001 Movies list. That leaves 346 entries that are unique to these genre books.

The list below are the 101 Sci-Fi movies. If you go into List view it will tell you which of these films is also on…

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  • A Trip to the Moon
  • A Trip to Mars
  • Aelita: Queen of Mars
  • At 3:25
  • Metropolis
  • The Invisible Man
  • Things to Come
  • The Thing from Another World
  • When Worlds Collide
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Invaders from Mars
  • It Came from Outer Space
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Them!
  • Godzilla
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The Time Machine
  • Amphibian Man
  • La Jetée
  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars
  • Alphaville
  • The 10th Victim
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Seconds
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Who Wants To Kill Jessie?
  • Quatermass and the Pit
  • Planet of the Apes
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • THX 1138
  • Silent Running
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Solaris
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Sleeper
  • Soylent Green
  • Westworld
  • Dark Star
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Logan's Run
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Star Wars
  • Stalker
  • Time After Time
  • Alien
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Flash Gordon
  • Scanners
  • Escape from New York
  • Mad Max 2
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Blade Runner
  • The Thing
  • Tron
  • Videodrome
  • The Last Battle
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Repo Man
  • The Brother from Another Planet
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • The Terminator
  • Dune
  • Starman
  • Brazil
  • Back to the Future
  • The Quiet Earth
  • Aliens
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Predator
  • RoboCop
  • Akira
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • The Abyss
  • Total Recall
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Jurassic Park
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Independence Day
  • The Fifth Element
  • Men in Black
  • Gattaca
  • Starship Troopers
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Pi
  • The Matrix
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Signs
  • Code 46
  • Primer
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • I, Robot
  • The Host