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The Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 22.9k votes 2.0k voters 24.4k views46 items

List RulesVote up your favorite science fiction series that have aired new episodes since 2010.

These are the best 2010s sci-i shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. There are good 2010s science fiction series that are set centuries in the future, and other great 2010s sci-fi programs that take place in the soul-crushing expanse of outer space. A few of the most popular science fiction series of the 2010s have even been reimagined in films and modern TV series.

What programs are featured on this best 2010s sci-fi shows list? The repercussions of human cloning are explored on the hit science fiction series Orphan Black. The show's lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, has won many awards for her performance including the 2013 Best Actress in a Drama Series honor at the Critics' Choice Awards. The Expanse is another good science fiction series that aired in the 2010s - and was good enough to be picked up by Amazon Video after it was canceled by SyFy. From new additions to classic science fiction franchises such as Stargate and Star Trek to new science fiction anthology series such as Black Mirror, the 2010s offered great entries to the genre. Other great programs featured on this top 2010s sci-fi shows list include Under the Dome, The Tomorrow People, and Falling Skies.

Metahumans and superheroes can fit under the science fiction banner thanks to the often scientific ways they get their powers, from genetic quirks to lab explosions. The 2010s saw a surge of new superhero series, while also bringing old favorites back. The Heroes franchise was revisited in 2015 with the new miniseries event, Heroes Reborn.

Which 2010s sci-fi show do you think is the greatest? Give the best series a thumbs up!

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    Fringe
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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    The Expanse
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    Warehouse 13
    466
    233

    Warehouse 13

    Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

    Premiered2009

    Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    Eureka
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    236

    Eureka

    Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Premiered2006

    Eureka (Syfy, 2006) is an American science fiction television series created by Andrew Cosby... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Doctor Who
    560
    352

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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  • 6
    Daredevil
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    Daredevil

    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

    Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    The Mandalorian
    694
    175

    The Mandalorian

    Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano

    Premiered2019

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  • 8
    Orphan Black
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    Orphan Black

    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce

    Premiered2013

    Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 9
    Black Mirror
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 10
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen

    Premiered2013

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  • 11
    Altered Carbon
    590
    151

    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 12
    Stranger Things
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 13
    Jessica Jones
    380
    242

    Jessica Jones

    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter

    Premiered2015

    Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 14
    Falling Skies
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    Falling Skies

    Noah Wyle, Drew Roy

    Premiered2011

    Falling Skies (TNT, 2011) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    The 100
    516
    316

    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 16
    Dark Matter
    375
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    Dark Matter

    Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil

    Premiered2015

    Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Stargate Universe
    319
    203

    Stargate Universe

    Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira

    Premiered2009

    Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 18
    Defiance
    278
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    Defiance

    Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas

    Premiered2013

    Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    The Flash
    420
    276

    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 20
    Lost in Space
    130
    47

    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Smallville
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    237

    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

    Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 22
    Haven
    230
    156

    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
    Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    Terra Nova
    239
    149

    Terra Nova

    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn

    Premiered2011

    Terra Nova (Fox, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Kelly... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Being Human
    207
    167

    Being Human

    Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey

    Premiered2008

    Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural comedy-drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Travelers
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    Travelers

    Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter

    Premiered2016

    Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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