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11 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

11 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

We are here with a list of 11 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time. As Sci-Fi is a much boarder term, I have tried to include movies from all kind of types i.e From Space to Alien Invasion.

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Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden

At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But, they know that there is something more.

There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation and so, through trial and error, they are building the device that is missing most.

However, two of these men find the device and immediately realize that it is too valuable to the market.

The limit of their trust in each other is strained when they are faced with the question, If you always want what you can’t have, what do you want when you can have anything?

 

2001: A Space Odyssey

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

When a large black monolith is found beneath the surface of the moon, the reaction immediately is that it was intentionally buried and the point of origin is confirmed as Jupiter, an expedition is sent in hopes of finding the source.

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When Dr. David Bowman discovers faults in the expeditionary spacecraft’s communications system, he discovers more than he ever wanted to know.

 

9Minority Report (2002)

Minority Report

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

It is the near future, a future where murders have become so common, that a system had to be established. This system is called “Precrime”, where 3 psychics can predict murders before they happen.

Allowing police to stop the murders. This system is in production in Washington D.C. Where police officer John Anderton (who lost his son to a murder 6 years previous) has stopped numerous murders in his career.

One day, he found out that he is the next person to commit a murder. Now, he is running away from a system he helped become successful, and trying to find out why he was set up to commit murder.

 

Blade Runner

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Hampton Fancher (screenplay), David Webb Peoples (screenplay) (as David Peoples)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Deckard, a policeman of the future, hunts down and terminates replicants, artificially created humans.

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He wants to get out of the force but is drawn back in when 4 “skin jobs”, a slang term for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth.

The city in which Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. This film questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious.

 

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Charlie Kaufman (story), Michel Gondry (story)
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson

Joel is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwaik, to have Clementine removed from his own memory.

But as Joel’s memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure.

As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew chase him through the maze of his memories, it’s clear that Joel just can’t get her out of his head.

 

Children of Men

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón (screenplay), Timothy J. Sexton (screenplay)]
Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Set in 2027, when no child has been born for eighteen years, and science is a loss to explain the reason, African and East European societies collapse, and their dwindling populations migrate to England and other wealthy nations.

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In a climate of nationalistic violence, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat Theo Faron, joins forces with his revolutionary ex-wife Julian in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously become pregnant.

 

District 9

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded.

The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor.

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In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge.

In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new ‘Prawn’ friends.

 

The Matrix

Directors: Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)
Writers: Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination.

Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government.

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Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans’ body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix.

As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion.

 

Ex Machina

Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

A junior programmer working at the company that runs the world’s most popular search engine wins a company lottery.

The prize is a week at the CEO’s estate/research facility. When he gets there he discovers that the boss has been working on androids with superior Artificial Intelligence.

The programmer’s job is to test how “human” the android is. What develops is a manipulative game between the android and the programmer.

 

Interstellar

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Murphy’s law suggests that “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” This movie plays with the idea of space exploration, time, and gravity, as Earth and the human race is on the verge of extinction.

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N.A.S.A.’s last hope looks to Coop, Brand, Romilly, and TARS under the direction of Professor Brand to search for answers in the deepest corners of space while dealing with Murphy’s Law.

Coop leaves behind his family in search of new horizons as Writer, Producer, and Director Christopher Nolan explores the eternal bonds of love between a father and his daughter.

 

Inception

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Dominic Cobb is an industrial spy who instead of breaking into a person’s home, office, or even computer, gets the information he needs by getting into the person’s mind through their dreams and he is also a fugitive who misses his children.

Firstly, Someone approaches Cobb and wants to hire him but instead of getting information out, the man wants Cobb to implant something, a process called “Inception” and it is not easy to do.

However, Cobb is hesitant to do it, but when the man offers to help Cobb go back to his children, Cobb agrees and assembles his team but when they begin, Importantly, there are things Cobb didn’t tell his team that could jeopardize the job, and when they occur, they’re not sure if they should continue.

 

This concludes our list of 11 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time. Tell us in comments which is your favorite Sci-Fi Movie.

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