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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.

Timecrimes (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Starring: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernandez, Barbara Goenaga, Nacho Vigalondo, Juan Inciar...

Aka "Los Cronocrimenes". Fiendishly clever and stylishly crafted, this low-budget Spanish sci-fi thriller ably demonstrates the value of a great idea... Read more

Timeline (2003)

5.6/10
Director: Richard Donner
Starring: Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, David Thewlis

Based on the Michael Crichton novel, this time-travel adventure helmed by Richard Donner ("Ladyhawke") stars Paul Walker as a member of an archeologic... Read more

TiMER (2009)

6.6/10
Director: Jac Schaeffer
Starring: JoBeth Williams, Desmond Harrington, Emma Caulfield, John Patrick Amedori, Miche...

What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate? Heartbreak is a thing of the past thanks to a bio-technological wrist implant... Read more

Timescape (1991)

6.3/10
Director: David Twohy
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow

Ben Wilson (Jeff Daniels) is a small-town widower with a loving daughter (Ariana Richards), a drinking problem and a life haunted by his wife's accide... Read more

Titan A.E. (2000)

6.6/10
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Starring: Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, Janeane Garofalo, John Leguizamo, Matt Damon, Nath...

In this spectacular animated adventure set in the 31st century, an alien race known as the Drej has destroyed Earth and sent the survivors fleeing int... Read more

Tobor the Great (1954)

5.3/10
Director: Lee Sholem
Starring: Charles Drake, Billy Chapin, Karin Booth

A neglected sci-fi gem about enemy agents who plot to abduct America's latest secret invention: a giant, thought-controlled robot built for space expl... Read more

Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

6/10
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
Starring: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bu, Keisuke Horibe, Ikuko Sawada,...

"Possibly the goriest, craziest, most eye-blowing, chunk-spewing, head-exploding sci-fi movie of all time". So said the New York Post after watching t... Read more

Tomorrowland (2015)

6.5/10
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Judy Gre...

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment emba... Read more

Total Recall (1990)

7.5/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits "Rekall," a... Read more

Total Recall (2012)

6.3/10
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Colin Farrell, John Cho, Bryan Cranst...

Slick reimagining of the Philip K. Dick tale, set on a future Earth dominated by two political superpowers in which factory worker Douglas Quaid (Coli... Read more