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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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83 78
Mortal Engines is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mute is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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