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Movie Posters from an Alternate Timeline

Somewhere there’s an alternate reality where all your favorite science fiction films were made in the 60s and 70s with actors of that era. An …

Valerian (2017) May Out-Do The Fifth Element

<i>The Fifth Element</i> director, Luc Besson, is doubling down on science fiction with an ambitious new epic film, <i>Valerian,</i> due to be released in 2017. …

Hold the facehuggers, and extra ammo please!

An action-packed war film set on a desolate planet, <i>Aliens</i> continues the terrifying adventure of <i>Alien</i>. By adding gung-ho soldiers and high-tech guns …

Lost Soul: Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Utterly revealing, and at times hilarious, the documentary <i>Lost Soul: the Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau</i> uncovers the …

Island of Terror 1966 Review

At the tender age of ten I sat in front of the TV and watched an old science fiction horror film about people who had the bones sucked out of their …

Terry Gillliam's Brazil (1985) Review

A wild adventure through an absurdly authoritarian world, <i>Brazil</i> takes you on an outlandish trip, blending dreams and reality into awe-inspiring …

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Review

Filled with gripping, high-speed car chases and positively medieval weaponry, <i>Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior</i> forever changed post-apocalyptic films with …

PROJECT X: The Last Great B-Movie from William Castle Review

<i>Project X</i> is the most amazing blend of lofty science fiction ideas and B-movie cheesiness you will likely ever see. Directed by William …

Akira Review

Captivating, violent and action-packed, <i>Akira</i> is an epic anime film set in a corrupt Tokyo of the future. Scientists unlock God-like powers in a …

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Review

A horror thriller that makes you paranoid just by watching it, <i>Invasion of the Body Snatchers</i> turns a normal, busy metropolis into the center of a …

A Trip to the Moon Review

Ingenious and ground-breaking, <i>A Trip to the Moon</i> takes you on a fanciful journey to the Moon, where a scientific expedition encounters a comically …

Blade Runner Review

Apart from its groundbreaking visuals of a decayed and neon-infested future Los Angeles, <i>Blade Runner</i> is an engaging noir-ish thriller that smartly …

2001: A Space Odyssey Review

Considered by many to be the landmark science fiction film of all time, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey,</i> is a visionary film exploring mankind’s ultimate …

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Review

A special effects film filled with wonder, adventure and drama, <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> embraces the idea of accepting and exploring the …

The Matrix Review

By asking the question, “What is the Matrix?” an average computer programmer pulls the string that unravels his entire life: from his thankless …

5. Star Wars: A New Hope Review | Top 100 Science Fiction Movies

From the opening scene, with its incomprehensibly large space craft passing overhead— filling the entire screen for what seems like an eternity—the …

Terminator Review

An action thriller from the word ‘go,’ <i>The Terminator</i> is about the nightmare of fleeing from an indestructible robot assassin. Sent to the present …

Back to the Future Review

Fast-paced and quick-witted, <i>Back to the Future</i> is a time travel comedy that zaps an average high school student thirty years into the past—the year …

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Review

An action-packed clash between two larger than life figures, <i>Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan</i> pits the starship <i>Enterprise</i> against Khan—a vengeful and …

Ridley Scott's Alien Review | Top 100 Science Fiction Movies

A tense and thrilling horror film set in the depths of space, <i>Alien</i> features one of the creepiest and most lethal alien monsters of all time: an …

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Review

Packed with gripping chase scenes on the freeways—and in the flood channels—of Los Angeles, <i>Terminator 2</i> is a visual effects-driven action film with a …

12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Review | Top 100 Science Fiction

A horror thriller from the 1950s, <i>Invasion of the Body Snatchers</i> takes a classic American small town and turns it into the site of an insidious alien …

Forbidden Planet Review

At a time when most science fiction movies had to get by with small budgets and cheesy effects, <i>Forbidden Planet</i> was a spectacular, effects-filled, …

The Fifth Element Review

<i>The Fifth Element</i> is a wildly entertaining jumble of action, love story, frenetic comedy and alien space opera—all rolled into an adventure that has …

John Carpenter's The Thing Review | Top 100 Science Fiction Movies

A horror thriller set in the frigid and isolated American Research Facility in Antarctica, John Carpenter’s <i>The Thing</i> plants a truly nightmarish …

Galaxy Quest Review

A ridiculously funny space adventure, <i>Galaxy Quest</i> opens with a group of hapless aliens seeking the washed up stars of a cancelled television series …

The Day the Earth Stood Still Review

A tense drama about first contact with aliens, <i>The Day the Earth Stood Still</i> follows an alien messenger who is sent to Earth with a warning for the …

A Clockwork Orange Review

A roller coaster ride of violence and dark humor, <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> follows a cheerful—and brutal—young hoodlum who steals what he pleases with a …

WALL·E Review

At its heart, <i>WALL·E</i> is a simple and charming love story between two mismatched robots. But it is also a space adventure that sweeps a little robot …

Solaris Review

<i>Solaris</i> is a contemplative film that explores the unknown: in deep space and in the human soul. Researchers orbiting a distant planet try to …