The Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2018 

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Updated May 12, 2020 14.8k votes 3.4k voters 211.7k views 36 items

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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. And if you love theses flicks, checkout these top sci fi thriller movies.

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Leigh Whannell

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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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Alex Garland

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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John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Krasinski

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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Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2018

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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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Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanne Bier

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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Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Slade

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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Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal

Released: 2018

Directed by: Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell

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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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong

Released: 2018

Directed by: J. A. Bayona

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Bumblebee Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Directed by: Travis Knight

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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Released: 2018

Directed by: Christian Rivers

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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Boots Riley

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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Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

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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Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Young

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The Cloverfield Paradox Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Onah

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James Franco, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker

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Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman

Released: 2018

Directed by: Federico D'Alessandro

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John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis

Released: 2018

Directed by: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Wes Ball

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The Darkest Minds Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Duncan Jones

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