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The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade  

Jason Bancroft
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List Rules Vote up the science fiction movies you love that were released between 2010-2019.

Science fiction fans need to step forward because it's time to vote for the best sci-fi movies of the decade. The genre is more vibrant than ever, thanks to advancements in CGI technology that allow filmmakers to create new worlds and new creatures. As a result, audiences have enjoyed more immersive, ambitious, and action-packed sci-fi flicks than ever before.

What follows is a comprehensive list of the best sci-fi movies of the 2010s. Your votes will rank these titles, allowing the most memorable to rise to the top. If your favorite is ranking too low, vote it up so it can climb higher. Aside from choosing the top entries, this list will provide a handy go-to resource for anyone looking for a good recommendation. By voting, you'll not only be supporting the movies you love, but you'll also be helping other film buffs discover their next obsession.

The best science fiction movies of the 2010s have a lot of diversity. Some of the greatest sci fi movies of the past decade, like Arrival and Annihilation, tackle weighty subject matter, providing thrills and intellectual engagement in equal measure. Others, such as the recent Star Wars episodes or Gravity, offer old-fashioned adventure and excitement. There's something for everyone, but you'll decide which ones triumph. 

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Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle ...more
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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
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Her is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography ...more
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Dawn of the Planet of th... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more
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Rise of the Planet of th... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Rise of the Apes is in pre-production as of May 2010. This origin story for a new franchise takes place in modern day San Francisco and will star James Franco. It is currently scheduled for a ...more
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Looper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is ...more
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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more
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Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

Chronicle is a 2012 American found footage science-fiction thriller film directed by Josh Trank. After gaining telekinetic powers from an unknown object, three teenagers use their abilities for ...more
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Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more
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The Book of Eli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%

The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...more
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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more
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Venom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams

Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.
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Upgrade is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A self-identified technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental ...more
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Under the Skin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek, Paul Brannigan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on Michel Faber's 2000 novel. A mysterious young woman (Scarlett Johansson) seduces lonely men in the ...more
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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Gravity is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed, co-written, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts, and sees them stranded in ...more
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Paul is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction ...more
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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more
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Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Star Trek Beyond is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series Star Trek, created by Gene ...more
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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more
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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

Ender's Game is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Written and directed by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew ...more
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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more
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Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction comedy film. The film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway. Attack the ...more
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Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow, it is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. 22 years after the events of Jurassic ...more
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War for the Planet of th... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
War for the Planet of the Apes Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the apes are embroiled in a conflict ...more