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.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film. The film takes place in a future where Earth is ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him gone, and must ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is the sequel to Blade Runner and will have Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Thirty ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%This film is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to take the plans.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. ...more
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%Snowpiercer is a 2013 South Korean-Czech dystopian science-fiction action film based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. A new ...more