Total Nerd The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite thrillers set in a science fiction universe.

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

What films will you find on this top sci fi thriller movies list? The Thing has to be at the top. John Carpenters 1982 remake of this classic science fiction tale is one of the most suspenseful films to ever hit the silver screen. Kurt Russell leads an all-star cast who face off against an ever-evolving extraterrestrial foe in the film.

Futuristic crime-solving techniques prove to be untrustworthy in 2002 thriller, Minority Report. Other great sci fi suspense films featured on this list include Alien, Children of Men and Total Recall.

Do you have a favorite sci fi thriller? Give the best movies a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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Source Code is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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The Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Island Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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Primer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Keith Bradshaw

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Arrival Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Cube is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Cube Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

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Gattaca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Gattaca Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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S. Darko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
S. Darko Elizabeth Berkley, Ed Westwick, Jackson Rathbone

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Signs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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District 9 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
District 9 Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

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Super 8 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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Transcendence is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Transcendence Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara

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Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Chronicle Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Ashley Hinshaw

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Cell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Cell John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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The Butterfly Effect is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

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Paycheck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Paycheck Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti

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Looper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Looper Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Snowpiercer Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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Under the Skin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek, Paul Brannigan

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The 5th Wave is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The 5th Wave Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Nick Robinson

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Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Vanilla Sky Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
10 Cloverfield Lane John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher

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Project Almanac is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Project Almanac Sofia Black D'Elia, Amy Landecker, Gary Grubbs

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The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Maze Runner Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Patricia Clarkson

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The Astronaut's Wife is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Astronaut's Wife Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton

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In Time is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
In Time Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake

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Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

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Coherence is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Coherence Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen, Lorene Scafaria

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Predestination is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Predestination Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook

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The Jacket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Jacket Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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The Host is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
The Host Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Browning

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Frequency is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Frequency Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sci Fi Thriller Movies, Ranked
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken