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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 8.6k 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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  • Alita: Battle Angel2
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    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

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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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  • Avengers: Endgame5
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    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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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

    Released2018

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    Annihilation

    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2018

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  • Wonder Woman 19849
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    Wonder Woman 1984

    Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig

    Released2020

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  • The Old Guard10
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    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Released2020

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp11
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    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2018

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • Spider-Man: Far From Home12
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Watts

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  • Captain Marvel13
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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  • The Platform14
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    The Platform

    Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor

    Released2020

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  • Overlord15
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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson

    Released2018

    Directed byJulius Avery

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  • Hotel Artemis16
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    Hotel Artemis

    Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster

    Released2018

    Directed byDrew Pearce

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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Fowler

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  • Anon18
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    Anon

    Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Released2018

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  • Glass20
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    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • Terminator: Dark Fate21
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    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Miller

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  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure22
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    Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario

    Released2017

    Directed byWes Ball

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  • Men in Black International23
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    Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson

    Released2019

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story24
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    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom25
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released2018

    Directed byJ. A. Bayona

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