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The Best Sci Fi Drama Movies, Ranked

Updated March 12, 2021 3.6k votes 321 voters 11.0k views105 items

List RulesVote up your favorite drama movies set in a science fiction universe.

This list contains information on the best sci fi drama movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best sci fi drama films come in many forms. Some good sci fi drama films take place in outer-space while other good science fiction drama movies feature out of this world technologies. Many of the best sci fi drama films have won awards.

What films will you find on this top sci fi drama movies list? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has to be near the top. Director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman joined forces to create beautiful film about love, heartbreak, and the dangers of a yet-to-be invented memory-wiping system. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet kept the movie grounded with their fantastic performances. Donnie Darko is another good film that combines drama and sci fi.

Her finds a man falling in love with his O.S. In the not-too-distant future. Other great sci-fi drama movies featured on this list include Predestination, Gattaca, and Never Let Me Go.

Do you have a favorite drama sci-fi movie? Give the best films a thumbs up and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  • 1
    146
    37

    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey
    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher...  more
  • 2
    115
    31

    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling
    Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is...  more
  • 3
    99
    23

    Gattaca

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law
    Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It...  more
  • 4
    74
    19

    Predestination

    Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor
    Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction film, written and directed by Michael and...  more
  • 5
    103
    45

    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster
    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a...  more
  • 6
    75
    23

    Arrival

    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner
    Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by...  more
  • 7
    66
    18

    Another Earth

    Brit Marling, William Mapother
    Another Earth is a 2010 drama film written by Brit Marling and Mike Cahill directed by Mike...  more
  • 8
    66
    24

    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale
    Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly...  more
  • 9
    59
    18

    IO

    Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie
    IO is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Helpert. With the final...  more
  • 10
    69
    30

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama...  more
  • 11
    55
    19

    The Fountain

    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz
    The Fountain is a 2006 American drama film that blends elements of fantasy, history,...  more
  • 12
    54
    19

    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore
    Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The...  more
  • 13
    56
    21

    Melancholia

    Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland
    Melancholia is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten...  more
  • 14
    50
    18

    Mr. Nobody

    Diane Kruger, Jared Leto
    Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van...  more
  • 15
    47
    18

    K-PAX

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges
    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring...  more
  • 16
    45
    19

    Ex Machina

    Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander
    Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex...  more
  • 17
    39
    13

    Ghost in the Shell

    Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka
    Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by...  more
  • 18
    41
    16

    Under the Skin

    Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek
    Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on...  more
  • 19
    53
    28

    Escape Room

    Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll
    Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel....  more
  • 20
    44
    19

    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise
    Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction mystery-thriller film directed by...  more
  • 21
    35
    12

    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader
    Stargate is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through...  more
  • 22
    50
    29

    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender
    Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and...  more
  • 23
    37
    18

    Snowpiercer

    Chris Evans, John Hurt
    Snowpiercer is a 2013 South Korean-Czech dystopian science-fiction action film based on the...  more
  • 24
    44
    26

    The Butterfly Effect

    Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart
    The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film that was written and...  more
  • 25
    32
    14

    Primer

    Shane Carruth, David Sullivan
    Primer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means...  more