The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time Films
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The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Sam Jaffe

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Gene Barry, Les Tremayne, Ann Robinson

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    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

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    Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

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    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Maya Rudolph

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