The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time Films

The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: Which science fiction films are the best? Vote up your favorites and add any that aren't already on the list.

What are the greatest sci-fi movies of all time& Science fiction films are among the most popular movies in cinematic history, with films like 'Star Wars' and 'Aliens' keeping audiences on the edge of their collective seats for decades. This list includes these classics, and many more, but it is by no means complete. Feel free to add your favorite sci-fi movies if they aren't listed, and vote for your favorites.

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Great sci-fi films include stories of extraterrestrial life, time travel, space travel, robots and more. Some of these amazing science fiction movies are more fantasy-oriented, while others are a bit closer to reality. Either way, scifi films keep audiences rapt with tales of science and technology, combined, at times with the supernatural.

Some sci-fi films are based on classic novels or short stories by such heavyweight authors as H.G. Wells ('War of the Worlds,' 'The Invisible Man') or Philip K. Dick ('Blade Runner,' 'Minority Report').

What are the greatest sci fi movies of all time& This list of the best sci-fi films is also Crowdranked, meaning you can rerank your own greatest sci-fi movies. Your reranks can change the overall order of the films on the list!

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    often listed
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    ranked low on reranks & added by AndrewGreen
    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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