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The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade

Updated January 2, 2020 12.0k votes 369 voters 3.0k 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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    Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

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  • 5
    Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt

    Released2014

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

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    The Martian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Martian

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain

    Released2015

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

    Released2016

    Directed byGareth Edwards

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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  • 8
    Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2014

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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    Blade Runner 2049 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

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  • 10
    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

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    Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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    Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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    Arrival is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Arrival

    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

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  • 16
    Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

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    Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 61%

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    Ready Player One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Ready Player One

    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%

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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Freida Pinto

    Released2011

    Directed byRupert Wyatt

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

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    Dredd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Dredd

    Lena Headey, Karl Urban

    Released2012

    Directed byPete Travis

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

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    Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    71

    Ex Machina

    Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander

    Released2015

    Directed byAlex Garland

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

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    Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2013

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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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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    Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The 2010s Decade
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    Snowpiercer

    Chris Evans, John Hurt

    Released2013

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

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