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Top Science-Fiction Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
2 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
3 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott 12
4 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
5 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg 26
6 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott 27
7 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
8 The Matrix 1999 Lana and Lily Wachowski 39
9 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
10 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
11 Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam 76
12 Aliens 1986 James Cameron 77
13 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron 78
14 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
15 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron 106
16 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg 107
17 Frankenstein 1931 James Whale 128
18 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter 129
19 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale 137
20 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg 143
21 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
22 Planet of the Apes 1968 Franklin J. Schaffner 172
23 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 Don Siegel 178
24 WALL•E 2008 Andrew Stanton 184
25 Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch 192
26 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise 215
27 Solaris 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky 236
28 Akira 1988 Katsuhiro Ôtomo 261
29 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand 264
30 The Fly 1986 David Cronenberg 273
31 The Iron Giant 1999 Brad Bird 331
32 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam 337
33 Superman 1978 Richard Donner 339
34 The Road Warrior 1981 George Miller 342
35 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky 354
36 Children of Men 2006 Alfonso Cuarón 355
37 Voyage to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès 367
38 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
39 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
40 Avatar 2009 James Cameron 392
41 Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg 410
42 RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven 411
43 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer 414
44 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
45 28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle 459
46 Ghost in the Shell 1995 Mamoru Oshii 475
47 Predator 1987 John McTiernan 519
48 Alphaville 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 551
49 Sleeper 1973 Woody Allen 575
50 Starship Troopers 1997 Paul Verhoeven 616
51 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence 2001 Steven Spielberg 620
52 Godzilla 1954 Ishirô Honda 622
53 The Thing from Another World 1951 Christian Nyby 623
54 The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson 626
55 Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg 652
56 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 Steve Box and Nick Park 655
57 Mad Max 1979 George Miller 672
58 Independence Day 1996 Roland Emmerich 676
59 Total Recall 1990 Paul Verhoeven 680
60 Repo Man 1984 Alex Cox 691
61 The War of the Worlds 1953 Byron Haskin 692
62 The Invisible Man 1933 James Whale 694
63 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Philip Kaufman 699
64 District 9 2009 Neill Blomkamp 725
65 Tron 1982 Steven Lisberger 727
66 X2 2003 Bryan Singer 729
67 Serenity 2005 Joss Whedon 778
68 Dark City 1998 Alex Proyas 788
69 Escape from New York 1981 John Carpenter 801
70 The Abyss 1989 James Cameron 817
71 The Prestige 2006 Christopher Nolan 819
72 The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 Nicolas Roeg 831
73 Time Bandits 1981 Terry Gilliam 841
74 Battle Royale 2000 Kinji Fukasaku 842
75 The City of Lost Children 1995 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 865
76 THX-1138 1971 George Lucas 867
77 The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 Jack Arnold 872
78 Gattaca 1997 Andrew Niccol 874
79 Men in Black 1997 Barry Sonnenfeld 879
80 20,000 Leagues under the Sea 1954 Richard Fleischer 884
81 Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon 918
82 Fantastic Planet 1973 René Laloux 933
83 Dark Star 1974 John Carpenter 939
84 Seconds 1966 John Frankenheimer 941
85 Star Trek 2009 J.J. Abrams 945
86 Face/Off 1997 John Woo 946
87 Things to Come 1936 William Cameron Menzies 951
88 Primer 2004 Shane Carruth 963
89 Barbarella 1968 Roger Vadim 969
90 Moon 2009 Duncan Jones 971
91 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis 975
92 Rollerball 1975 Norman Jewison 1003
93 The Time Machine 1960 George Pal 1008
94 Contact 1997 Robert Zemeckis 1022
95 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Rouben Mamoulian 1031
96 Them! 1954 Gordon Douglas 1044
97 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 George Lucas 1070
98 The Brood 1979 David Cronenberg 1077
99 Galaxy Quest 1999 Dean Parisot 1087
100 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 Hayao Miyazaki 1096
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