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.

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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    ranked low on reranks Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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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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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Dean Norris

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

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    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Sam Jaffe

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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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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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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

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    Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

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    Gene Barry, Les Tremayne, Ann Robinson

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    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

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    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

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    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Maya Rudolph

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    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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