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

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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

  • Inception

    9

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    10

  • Her

    11

  • Star Wars

    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

  • Aliens

    21

  • Jurassic Park

    22

  • Solaris

    23

  • Metropolis

    24

  • WALL·E

    25

  • Akira

    26

  • Brazil

    27

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    28

  • Under the Skin

    29

  • Annihilation

    30

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    31

  • Moon

    32

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    33

  • Donnie Darko

    34

  • Ghost in the Shell

    35

  • The Terminator

    36

  • District 9

    37

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    38

  • Gravity

    39

  • The Martian

    40

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    41

  • Planet of the Apes

    42

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    43

  • Primer

    44

  • Return of the Jedi

    45

  • Twelve Monkeys

    46

  • Gattaca

    47

  • The Iron Giant

    48

  • The Lobster

    49

  • RoboCop

    50

  • Snowpiercer

    51

  • Videodrome

    52

  • The World's End

    53

  • The Fifth Element

    54

  • Predator

    55

  • The Prestige

    56

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    57

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    58

  • Starship Troopers

    59

  • Contact

    60

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    61

  • Eraserhead

    62

  • Men in Black

    63

  • Total Recall

    64

  • About Time

    65

  • Back to the Future Part II

    66

  • The Fountain

    67

  • La Jetée

    68

  • Melancholia

    69

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    70

  • Serenity

    71

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    72

  • The Dark Knight

    73

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    74

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    75

  • Fantastic Planet

    76

  • The Fly

    77

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    78

  • Seconds

    79

  • Star Trek

    80

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    81

  • Sunshine

    82

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    83

  • Being John Malkovich

    84

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    85

  • Coherence

    86

  • Dark City

    87

  • Godzilla

    88

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    89

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    90

  • Looper

    91

  • Minority Report

    92

  • The Shape of Water

    93

  • Silent Running

    94

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    95

  • Upstream Color

    96

  • 2046

    97

  • Angel's Egg

    98

  • The Butterfly Effect

    99

  • Cloud Atlas

    100