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

Updated November 2, 2020 7.3k votes 1.6k voters 8.4k views85 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 Place1
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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

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    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Alita: Battle Angel3
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    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • Avengers: Infinity War4
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • Annihilation5
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    Annihilation

    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2018

    Directed byAlex Garland

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  • Black Panther6
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

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    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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  • Wonder Woman 19848
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    Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig

    Released2020

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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  • Avengers: Endgame9
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp10
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    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • Captain Marvel11
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    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

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  • The Platform12
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    The Platform

    Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor

    Released2020

    Directed byGalder Gaztelu-Urrutia

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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson

    Released2018

    Directed byJulius Avery

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog14
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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Fowler

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  • Anon15
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    Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Released2020

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  • Spider-Man: Far From Home17
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Miller

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  • Bumblebee19
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    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Released2018

    Directed byTravis Knight

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story20
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

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  • Bloodshot21
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    Vin Diesel, Sam Heughan

    Released2020

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    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released2018

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    Released2019

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  • Venom24
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    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

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    Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson

    Released2018

    Directed byBoots Riley

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