The Best of 2018 The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2018  

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As sci-fi movies of 2018 are released, it seems like 2018 will be a great year for the genre. Some of the best sci-fi movies this year involve intriguing concepts, high-profile actors, and impressive storylines. What are the best sci-fi movies this year? Vote on this list of 2018 sci-fi movies to help decide. 

What are some of the best sci-fi movies of 2018? Ex Machina director Alex Garland adapted Annihilation, a sci-fi horror movies starring Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Also on this list is Marvel's superhero movie Black Panther, which features sci-fi elements. Other good sci-fi movies of 2018 include The Cloverfield Paradox and Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Which of these 2018 sci-fi films do you think is best? Cast your vote below, and feel free to add anything you feel is missing. 

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A self-identified technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental ...more

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John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more

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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more

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Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 sci-fi mystery film directed by David Slade, and part of the Black Mirror science fiction anthology. After a young programmer (Fionn Whitehead) makes a ...more

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Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more

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Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more

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Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.

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Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire ...more

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Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more

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Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on the Transformers' character. In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town ...more

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James Franco, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor Kin is a 2018 science fiction film directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker. An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

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Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal Prospect is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell. When a man (Jay Duplass) and his teenage daughter (Sophie Thatcher) travel to an alien moon with a ...more

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Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore The Darkest Minds is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken. After a disease takes out 98% of America's children, ...more

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Mute is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2018
Alex Gaginsky added Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out ...more

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Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster Maze Runner: The Death Cure is a 2018 American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball. In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) leads his ...more

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Mortal Engines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2018
Alex Gaginsky added Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, based on the novel by Philip Reeve. In a future where gigantic moving cities roam the Earth, a disfigured ...more

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Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing The Meg is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub, based on the book by Steve Alten. Former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is ...more

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John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more

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Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the ...more

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Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes The Predator is a 2018 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Shane Black. It is the fourth installment in the Predator film series, set to take place between Predator 2 (1990) ...more

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Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more

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Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Paul Giamatti I Think We're Alone Now is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Reed Morano. The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse (Peter Dinklage) until a second ...more

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John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Steven S. DeKnight. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko ...more

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Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse, Patricia Clarkson Jonathan is a 2018 American drama science fiction film directed by Bill Oliver. Two brothers (Ansel Elgort) living in the same body agree to live life in shifts with one another, but when they ...more

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Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll A-X-L is an 2018 American adventure film directed by Oliver Daly. The life of a teenage boy (Alex Neustaedter) is forever altered by a chance encounter with a dog created from cutting edge ...more

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Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez The Endless is a 2017 American horror film directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series. When three animals are mutated into giant monsters, primatologist Davis ...more

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Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a 2017 British-American science fiction romantic comedy film directed by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman. An alien (Elle ...more

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James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg Future World is a 2018 American science fiction action western film directed by James Franco and Bruce Thierry Cheung. In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried ...more

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Kenn Michael, Vince Staples, Michael Chiklis Mutafukaz (also known as MFKZ) is a 2017 French-Japanese animated film directed by Shōjirō Nishimi and Guillaume "Run" Renard, based on the comic book series. After a scooter accident, ...more

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Gina Carano, John Hannah, Stephanie Bennett Scorched Earth is a 2018 Canadian-American post-apocalyptic science fiction/action film directed by Peter Howitt. A bounty hunter named Atticus Gage (Gina Carano) tracks down criminals in a ...more