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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.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut (2014)

7.4/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McA...

With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film - plus 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features - the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cu... Read more

X-Men: First Class (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Rose Byrne, James McAvoy, January Jones, Michael Fass...

Set against the backdrop of the looming Cuban Missile Crisis, this thrilling prequel shows mutants Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Mi... Read more

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Gram...

Brett Ratner steps into Bryan Singer's directing shoes for the official last in the series and this time our mutant heroes must face a potential 'cure... Read more

X-Men: The Last Stand ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Gram...

Brett Ratner steps into Bryan Singer's directing shoes for the official last in the series and this time our mutant heroes must face a potential 'cure... Read more

X-Men: Volume 1, Episodes 1-8 (1992)

7.4/10
Director: Various

A fondly remembered treatment of Marvel's classic super-hero team. This series from the early 1990s brought cutting-edge animation and design to Satur... Read more

X-Men: Volume 1, Episodes 9-16 (1992)

7.4/10
Director: Various

In a world that hates and fears them, several mutants (humans who are born with unique powers and abilities) have banded together to fight the hatred,... Read more

X2 ( X-Men 2 ) (2003)

5.8/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James M...

Aka "X2: X-Men United". The evolution continues in this "exhilarating thrill ride" that features the extraordinary original X-Men along with amazing n... Read more

X2 ( X-Men 2 ) ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

5.8/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Bruce Davison, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry,...

Aka "X2: X-Men United". The evolution continues in this "exhilarating thrill ride" that features the extraordinary original X-Men along with amazing n... Read more

Youth Without Youth (2007)

6.3/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, Andre Hennicke, Marcel Iures

At 70, Professor Dominic (Tim Roth) is contemplating suicide; his wife is dead, and he can't seem to complete his life's work on the origin of languag... Read more

Z for Zachariah (2015)

6/10
Director: Craig Zobel
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine

Ann Burden (Margot Robbie) wanders around in an isolated valley with her dog, apparently fending for herself. One day she stumbles upon a man in a mak... Read more