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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.

Alien 3 (Blu-Ray) (1992)

7.7/10
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S Dutton, Lance Henriksen

INCLUDES BOTH THEATRICAL CUT AND ASSEMBLY CUT. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the only survivor when she crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wa... Read more

Alien Lockdown (2004)

4.1/10
Director: Tim Cox
Starring: Martin Kove, James Marshall, John Savage, Michelle Goh

A scientist's experiments on alien DNA found in a meteorite that crashed on Earth thousands of years ago have resulted in the creation of a monstrous... Read more

Alien Nation (1988)

6.3/10
Director: Graham Baker
Starring: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp

A gritty sci-fi, crime procedural in the vein of The Hidden and District 9, Alien Nation is a tense tale of urban life in Los Angeles circa 1991. Here... Read more

Alien Quadrilogy (1979)

Director: David Fincher, James Cameron, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Ridley Scott
Starring: Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, Sigo...

Celebrating one of the most popular sci-fi series in history, this 9 disc box-set features the two-disc special editions of 'Alien' (1979 theatrical v... Read more

Alien Raiders (2008)

5.6/10
Director: Ben Rock
Starring: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St Patrick

A grisly shocker that finds Carlos Bernard leading an armed squad into an Arizona supermarket, locking it down, and then interrogating patrons in the... Read more

Alien Resurrection (1997)

6.2/10
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dan Hedaya, J E Freeman, Brad Douri...

From the director of 'City of Lost Children' and 'Delicatessen' comes this fourth installment of the 'Alien' saga. A freshly cloned Ripley (Sigourney... Read more

Alien Trespass (2009)

5.7/10
Director: R W Goodwin
Starring: Robert Patrick, Jenni Baird, Eric McCormack, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria

An affectionate send-up of 1950s era sci-fi films in the tradition of "The Blob" and "It Came From Outer Space". It's 1957, a spaceship has just lande... Read more

Alien vs. Predator (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Paul W S Anderson
Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon

The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried under the Antarctic ice sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they mak... Read more

Alien vs. Predator ( Blu-ray ) (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Paul W S Anderson
Starring: Colin Salmon, Ewen Bremner, Lance Henriksen, Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova

The discovery of an ancient pyramid buried under the Antarctic ice sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they mak... Read more

Alien: Covenant (2017)

6.4/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Billy Crudup, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Katherine Waters...

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony shi... Read more