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The Best New Sci-Fi Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated April 23, 2021 7.6k votes 1.6k voters 8.9k views100 items

List RulesVote up the best science fiction movies released on or after January, 1 2018.

Modern science fiction movies provide audiences with a wide range of subject matter. The genre offers a lot of flexibility, as it is capable of telling stories set on Earth or in outer space. Often times, the two are combined, with aliens visiting our planet or by having earthlings journey to another planet. Audiences have long enjoyed the speculative nature of sci-fi - the way it imagines amazing scientific breakthroughs, futuristic societies, interstellar battles, and more. It taps directly into our collective imagination.

The best new sci-fi films have continued this tradition. The genre has benefited from modern advancements in special effects technology. As CGI becomes more and more sophisticated, it's possible for movies to take on bigger ideas and to depict astonishing sights with more authenticity than ever before. Consequently, a couple of the more recent sci-fi movies have already come close to achieving "classic" status. 

Vote up your favorites from this list of new sci-fi movies. Check back as the latest new sci-fi movies are added to this list.

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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

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    Ready Player One

    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

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    Annihilation

    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Wonder Woman 1984

    Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig

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    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

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    The Platform

    Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor
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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson

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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Hotel Artemis

    Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster
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    Ad Astra

    Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones
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    Anon

    Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried
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    Rim of the World

    Jack Gore, Miya Cech

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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

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    Brightburn

    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

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    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña

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    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario