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Science Fiction

Science fiction as a genre of film making has been an element of the cinema experience since the earliest days of the motion picture industry. These films have explored a great range of unique topics, including many that cannot be readily presented in other genre. Science fiction films have been used to explore sensitive social and political issues, while often providing an entertaining story for the more casual viewer. Today, science fiction films are in the forefront of new special effects technology, and the audience has become accustomed to displays of realistic aliens, space battles, energy weapons, faster than light travel, and distant worlds. This genre has produced many memorable films, as well as a number that can be considered mediocre or even among the worst examples of film production. It took many decades, and the efforts of talented teams of film producers, for the science fiction film genre to be taken seriously as an art form by many critics. The very best of these films may be scrolled below, or for Sci-Fi TV Series, select the green 'Televison Shows' heading on left, and then the 'TV Sci-Fi' option.

2010 ( Blu-ray ) (1984)

6.8/10
Director: Peter Hyams
Starring: Bob Balaban, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Keir Dullea, Roy Scheider

The odyssey continues in this solid sequel to the landmark science-fiction film of 1968. A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to locate the Discover... Read more

2012 (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

2012 ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

28 Days Later (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Ecclest...

In this frightening film from Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting'), a quick-acting virus caused by diseased chimps sweeps across England, turning the inflict... Read more

28 Days Later ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris, Cillian Murphy, Megan Bur...

In this frightening film from Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting'), a quick-acting virus caused by diseased chimps sweeps across England, turning the inflict... Read more

28 Weeks Later (2007)

7/10
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Walker, Harold Perrineau, Shah...

The sequel to Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later' is directed by Jaun Carlos Fresnadilo ('Intacto'), and takes place six months after the first film, with a... Read more

28 Weeks Later ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7/10
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack...

The sequel to Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later' is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ('Intacto'), and takes place six months after the first film, with... Read more

9 (2009)

7.1/10
Director: Shane Acker
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C Reil...

In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable lan... Read more

9 ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

7.1/10
Director: Shane Acker
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C Reil...

In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable lan... Read more

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

7.1/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, Rory Cochrane

Director Richard Linklater returns to the animation style of his earlier 'Waking Life' for this adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel. In the not-too-... Read more