Total Nerd The Best Science Fiction Movies of 2012  

373 votes 42 voters 1.1k views 50 items Follow Embed
List of the best 2012 science fiction movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Sci-fi movies are always a solid choice if you're in the mood for watching aliens, mutants, creatures from beyond space and anything else you normally wouldn't see in a film. These are all the science fiction movies that defined the year 2012, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of movies like The Avengers and The Hunger Games. This isn't necessarily a list of all science fiction movies from 2012, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

1
+ - 18 1
Ranker Video v
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics

2
+ - 14 4
Ranker Video v
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

3
+ - 15 5
Ranker Video v
Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

4
+ - 14 5
Ranker Video v
Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

5
+ - 12 4
Ranker Video v
Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

6
+ - 11 4
Ranker Video v
Chronicle Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Ashley Hinshaw

7
+ - 8 2
Ranker Video v
Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

8
+ - 8 2
Ranker Video v
John Carter Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

9
+ - 12 7
Ranker Video v
The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

10
+ - 8 5
Ranker Video v
Dredd Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

11
+ - 6 3
Ranker Video v
Lockout Maggie Grace, Guy Pearce, Peter Stormare

12
+ - 6 3
Ranker Video v
Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

13
+ - 6 4
Ranker Video v
Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

14
+ - 5 3
Ranker Video v
Safety Not Guaranteed Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin

15
+ - 4 2
Ranker Video v
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X Paul Williams, Kevin McCarthy, Creed Bratton

The Best Space Movies The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

16
+ - 6 5
Ranker Video v
Total Recall Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

17
+ - 4 3
Ranker Video v
Autómata Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott

18
+ - 4 3
Ranker Video v
Superman vs. The Elite Pauley Perrette, Laraine Newman, Tara Strong

19
+ - 4 4
Ranker Video v
The Watch Ben Stiller, Willam Belli, Vince Vaughn

20
+ - 4 4
Ranker Video v
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

21
+ - 3 3
Ranker Video v
Grabbers Russell Tovey, Bronagh Gallagher, Richard Coyle

22
+ - 3 3
Ranker Video v
The Bay Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Andrew Stahl

23
+ - 3 3
Ranker Video v

24
+ - 3 3
Ranker Video v
Resident Evil: Damnation Dave Wittenberg, Robin Sachs, Michael McConnohie

25
+ - 3 3
Ranker Video v
Iron Sky Charlie Chaplin, Udo Kier, Julia Dietze

26
+ - 2 2
Ranker Video v
Doomsday Book Bae Doona, Bong Joon-ho, Jo Yoon-hee

27
+ - 2 2
Ranker Video v
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Koyasu Taketo

28
+ - 2 3
Ranker Video v
Starship Troopers: Invasion Luci Christian, Chris Patton, David Matranga

29
+ - 2 3
Ranker Video v
Branded Leelee Sobieski, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey Tambor

The Best Alien Invasion Movies The Most Annoying Things About Air Travel

30
+ - 2 3
Ranker Video v
Earth's Final Hours Julia Benson, Robert Knepper, Bruce Davison

31
+ - 1 2
Ranker Video v
Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords Christopher Atkins, Debra Marshall, Martin Kove

32
+ - 1 2
Ranker Video v
Mars and Avril Caroline Dhavernas, Robert Lepage, Marcel Sabourin

33
+ - 1 2
Ranker Video v
Robot and Frank Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden

34
+ - 1 3
Ranker Video v
Vampyre Nation Andrew-Lee Potts, Neil Jackson, Roark Critchlow - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

35
+ - 1 3
Deranged is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Science Fiction Movies of 2012
Deranged Kim Dong-wan, Lee Ha-nui, Kim Myung-min

36
+ - 1 3
Ranker Video v
Puppet Master X: Axis Rising Ian Roberts, Nigel McGuinness, Waymond Lee

37
+ - 1 3
Ranker Video v
Antiviral Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Gadon, Nicholas Campbell

38
+ - 0 2
Ranker Video v
August Eighth Konstantin Samoukov, Gosha Kutsenko, Sergey Gazarov

39
+ - 0 2
Ranker Video v
Solipsist Mary Elise Hayden, Marissa Merrill, Dustin Edward

40
+ - 0 2
Ranker Video v
Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke Luther Campbell, Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva

41
+ - 3 6
Ranker Video v
2-Headed Shark Attack Carmen Electra, Brooke Hogan, Charlie O'Connell

42
+ - 2 5
Ranker Video v
Frankenweenie Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee

43
+ - 1 4
Ranker Video v
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr., Dolph Lundren

44
+ - 1 4
Ranker Video v
PostHuman Tricia Helfer, Ulric Dihle

45
+ - 0 3
Ranker Video v
Earthbound David Morrissey, Rafe Spall, Ned Dennehy - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

46
+ - 0 3
Ranker Video v
Bigfoot Alice Cooper, Danny Bonaduce, Sherilyn Fenn

47
+ - 0 3
Ranker Video v
Strange Frame: Love & Sax Tim Curry, George Takei, Alan Tudyk

48
+ - 0 3
Ranker Video v
Alien Tornado Kari Wührer, Jeff Fahey, David Jensen

49
+ - 0 3
Ranker Video v
Jersey Shore Shark Attack Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico, William Atherton

50
+ - 1 5
Ranker Video v
Girl vs. Monster Olivia Holt, Katherine McNamara, Jennifer Aspen