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The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade

Updated January 2, 2020 12.6k votes 389 voters 3.3k views107 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Snowpiercer26
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    Snowpiercer

    Chris Evans, John Hurt

    Released2013

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past27
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

    Released2014

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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  • Super 828
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    Super 8

    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka

    Released2011

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

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  • The Book of Eli29
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    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%

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  • Looper30
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    Looper

    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt

    Released2012

    Directed byRian Johnson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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  • Ant-Man31
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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

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  • War for the Planet of the Apes32
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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  • Oblivion33
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    Oblivion

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2013

    Directed byJoseph Kosinski

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 53%

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  • Star Trek Beyond34
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    Star Trek Beyond

    Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto

    Directed byJustin Lin

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

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  • Jurassic World35
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    Jurassic World

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt

    Released2015

    Directed byColin Trevorrow

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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  • Venom36
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    Venom

    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 29%

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  • Riddick37
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    Riddick

    Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid Twohy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

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  • Prometheus38
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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

    Released2012

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

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  • Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker39

    ReleasedDecember 20, 2019

    Directed byJ. J. Abrams

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  • Chronicle40
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    Chronicle

    Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell

    Released2012

    Directed byJosh Trank

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

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  • Upgrade41
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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

    Released2018

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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  • Elysium42
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    Elysium

    Matt Damon, Jodie Foster

    Released2013

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

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  • Tron: Legacy43
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    Tron: Legacy

    Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges

    Released2010

    Directed byJoseph Kosinski

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 51%

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  • Paul44
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    Paul

    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2011

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi45
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story46
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%

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  • The Maze Runner47
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    The Maze Runner

    Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien

    Released2014

    Directed byWes Ball

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

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  • Gravity48
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    Gravity

    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

    Released2013

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

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  • Her49
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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  • Annihilation50
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    Annihilation

    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2018

    Directed byAlex Garland

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

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