100+ Sci-Fi Movies That Should Definitely Be On Your Watchlist

Vidushi Gupta

Science fiction movies, most often known as sci-fi movies, have the incredible power to transport us beyond the realms of our wildest imagination. These films embody science fiction movies meaning’ taking us on voyages across space, time, and uncharted territories of the human mind. These movies are not just a form of entertainment; they are portals into visionary landscapes that unravel the mysteries of the universe.

Join us as we dive into the world where extraordinary becomes ordinary and each film sparks a sense of wonder, inspiration, and awe. Get ready to revel in the magic of the 100+ Best Sci-Fi Movies, where science meets the world of imagination.

List of Best Science Fiction Movies:

Sr. No.Movie Name & YearIMDb Rating
1.24 (I) (2016)7.8
2.PK (2014)8.1
3.Enthiran (2010)7.1
4.Ra.One (2011)4.8
5.Krrish (2006)6.4
6.Mr. India (1987)7.7
7.Koi…Mil Gaya (2003)7.1
8.Taarzan: The Wonder Car (2004)4.7
9.Mr. X In Bombay (1964)6.3
10.Ad Astra (2019)6.5
11.Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)8.6
12.12 Monkeys (1995)8
13.Dark City (1998)7.6
14.Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)8.1
15.Total Recall (1990)7.5
16.Moon (2009)7.8
17.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)8.3
18.The Prestige (2006)8.5
19.District 9 (2009)7.9
20.Annihilation (I) (2018)6.8
21.Blade Runner 2049 (2017)8
22.Donnie Darko (2001)8
23.Interstellar (2014)8.7
24.Unbreakable (2000)7.3
25.They Live (1988)7.2
26.Primer (2004)6.7
27.10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)7.2
28.Upgrade (2018)7.5
29.Children of Men (2006)7.9
30.Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)7.6
31.Sunshine (2007)7.2
32.Star Trek (2009)7.9
33.Overlord (2018)6.6
34.Midnight Special (2016)6.6
35.Predestination (I) (2014)7.4
36.Solaris (2002)6.2
37.Contact (1997)7.5
38.The Dead Zone (1983)7.2
39.Pitch Black (2000)7
40.Her (2013)8
41.Repo Man (1984)6.9
42.WALL·E (2008)8.4
43.Men in Black (1997)7.3
44.Elysium (I) (2013)6.6
45.Never Let Me Go (2010)7.1
46.Pacific Rim (2013)6.9
47.War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)7.4
48.Galaxy Quest (1999)7.4
49.Face/Off (1997)7.3
50.V for Vendetta (2005)8.2
51.Starman (1984)7
52.Ghostbusters (1984)7.8
53.Attack the Block (2011)6.7
54.Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)8.6
55.Cloud Atlas (2012)7.4
56.Alien: Covenant (2017)6.4
57.Snowpiercer (2013)7.1
58.Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)8.3
59.Edge of Tomorrow (2014)7.9
60.Contagion (2011)6.8
61.The Manchurian Candidate (2004)6.6
62.The Hidden (1987)7
63.The Manchurian Candidate (2004)6.6
64.Upstream Color (2013)6.5
65.Men in Black (1997)7.3
66.Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)7.6
67.Chronicle (2012)7
68.Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)7.7
69.Coherence (2013)7.2
70.Cloverfield (2008)7
71.2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)6.7
72.Europa Report (2013)6.4
73.2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)6.7
74.Predator (1987)7.8
75.Back to the Future (1985)8.5
76.Cube (1997)7.1
77.Demolition Man (1993)6.7
78.Jurassic Park (1993)8.2
79.Super 8 (2011)7
80.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)7.9
81.Soylent Green (1973)7
82.Escape from New York (1981)7.1
83.Overlord (2018)6.6
84.Looper (2012)7.4
85.Inception (2010)8.8
86.Source Code (2011)7.5
87.Ex Machina (2014)7.7
88.eXistenZ (1999)6.8
89.Avengers: Endgame (2019)8.4
90.Avengers: Infinity War (2018)8.4
91.Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)7.6
92.Alien (1979)8.5
93.Arrival (II) (2016)7.9
94.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)8.3
95.Blade Runner (1982)8.1
96.Gattaca (1997)7.7
97.The Terminator (1984)8.1
98.The Road Warrior (1981)7.6
99.The Cabin in the Woods (2011)7
100.The Martian (2015)8

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1. 24 (I) (2016)

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Dr. Sethuraman, a scientist, invents a watch that can manipulate time. His evil twin, Athreya, kills him. Years later, the scientist’s son battles his uncle and aims to stop Athreya from misusing this extraordinary invention. This is one of the best science fiction movies that you should watch.

2. PK (2014)

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An innocent alien lands on Earth and loses his communication device. Throughout his journey, known simply as PK, he questions various religious practices and beliefs, leading to both humorous and thought-provoking situations.

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3. Enthiran (2010)

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Dr. Vaseegaran, a scientist, creates a unique robot named Chitti, who is modeled after his appearance and is designed to protect mankind and feel human emotions. Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vaseegaran’s girlfriend, Sana, and a problem arises when a rival scientist tampers with a robot to give it an evil personality. This is my all-time favorite science fiction movie.

4. Ra.One (2011)

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Shekhar Subramanium, a gaming programmer, creates an incredibly powerful villain for his latest video game, Ra.one. However, things take a drastic turn when the villain becomes sentient and escapes from the game into the real world after a malfunction.

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5. Krrish (2006)

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Krishna Mehra, the son of Rohit and Nisha from the previous film, inherits superhuman abilities due to his father’s alien encounter. He falls in love with Priya and goes to Singapore to meet her. When he learns the shocking truth about his father’s death, he uses his powers and fights against evil forces.

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6. Mr. India (1987)

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Arun Verma, a kind-hearted man, runs an orphanage. He and his orphan children are harrassed by the villainous Mogambo, a powerful and eccentric crime lord with diabolical plans. After one of the children dies, he uses his scientist father’s invisibility device, granting him the ability to turn invisible when he wears the device.

7. Koi…Mil Gaya (2003)

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Rohit, a mentally challenged young man’s life takes a transformative turn when he encounters an alien named Jaadoo, whose spaceship crash-lands near his town. However, complications arise when an evil scientist, Dr. Siddharth Arya, becomes interested in Jadoo’s powers and seeks to exploit them for his own gain.

8. Taarzan: The Wonder Car (2004)

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Raj Chaudhary, a car enthusiast, revamps his father’s old car. The car comes alive and is possessed by his father’s spirit, who died in an accident caused by a ruthless businessman named Deven Chaudhary. As Raj and Taarzan bond, the car becomes his ally in seeking revenge against those responsible for his family’s suffering.

9. Mr. X In Bombay (1964)

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Mr. X, a scientist, invents a formula that grants invisibility. However, a gang of criminals steals this formula for their selfish gains. In a series of events, the professor is killed, but his son, Shyam, inherits the invisibility formula and decides to avenge his father’s death.

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Roy McBride, an astronaut, embarks on a space mission to uncover the truth about his missing father and his previous expedition, which holds the ability to threaten the stability of the solar system. This is one of the good sci-fi movies to watch.

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11. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

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Luke Skywalker is a young farm boy who discovers his destiny as a Jedi Knight. When Princess Leia gets abducted by the insidious Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker teams up with a Jedi Knight, a pilot, and two droids to free her and save the galaxy from the violent Galactic Empire.

12. 12 Monkeys (1995)

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If you ask, what are some of the good sci-fi movies to watch? Then I’ll recommend this movie. James Cole, a prisoner from a post-apocalyptic future, is promised freedom if he agrees to go back in time and gather information about a deadly virus that wiped out a significant portion of humanity and forced survivors to live underground.

13. Dark City (1998)

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John Murdoch is a man who wakes up in a hotel room with no memory and learns that he’s being pursued by mysterious figures. While seeking answers, he realizes that a group of otherworldly beings known as the Strangers manipulates the city and its inhabitants, altering their memories and identities every night at midnight. This is one of the best sci-fi movies to watch. Don’t forget to check out these great sci-fi film.

14. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Max Rockatansky, a drifter haunted by his past, gets entangled with Imperator Furiosa, who is a warrior seeking redemption. Furiosa escapes in a heavily armored truck with his enslaved concubines after betraying Immortan Joe, the despotic ruler. Reluctantly, Max joins them in their quest for freedom.

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15. Total Recall (1990)

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This is one of the most intriguing sci-fi movies to watch. Douglas Quaid, an ordinary construction worker, begins to experience recurring dreams about a trip to Mars, despite never having been there. As Quaid tries to uncover his true identity, he soon learns that a false memory has been planted in his brain, and the people responsible for this want him dead. Don’t forget to check out these great sci-fi movies.

16. Moon (2009)

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Sam Bell, working for Lunar Industries, is isolated and disconnected from the Earth. He soon finds his companion in an AI assistant named GERTY. As Sam nears the completion of his mission, he encounters an accident while exploring the lunar surface. This is one of the best science fiction movies of all time.

17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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Joel Barish and Clementine Kruczynski, a couple, undergo a clinical procedure to erase memories of their relationship after a painful breakup. The story unfolds as Joel realizes he still loves her deeply while his memories are systematically erased.

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18. The Prestige (2006)

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Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, two magicians, start as friends but become bitter rivals after a tragic accident during a performance. They make sacrifices that bring them fame, but with terrible consequences.

19. District 9 (2009)

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Wikus van de Merwe, a bureaucrat, is tasked with overseeing the relocation of the aliens to a new camp. However, he ends up becoming the target of a nationwide manhunt after a small mishap. This is one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.

20. Annihilation (I) (2018)

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Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a team of scientists and enters an anomalous zone ‘The Shimmer’ formed when a meteor hits Earth. Inside the Shimmer, the laws of nature are distorted, and the team encounters bizarre and dangerous mutations of flora and fauna.

21. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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K, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, makes a significant discovery that has the potential to change the course of history—a revelation linked to former Blade Runner Rick Deckard. He embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery.

22. Donnie Darko (2001)

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Donnie Darko, a troubled teenager, befriends Frank, a man in a creepy rabbit costume that he can only see. Frank warns him of the impending apocalypse, telling him that the world will end in 28 days.

23. Interstellar (2014)

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This film’s story follows a team of astronauts led by John Cooper on a daring mission through a newly discovered wormhole near Saturn. Their goal is to find a habitable planet to ensure humanity’s survival as Earth becomes increasingly inhospitable.

24. Unbreakable (2000)

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David Dunn, a security guard, miraculously survives a train crash without any injuries. He was tracked down by Elijah Price, who suspects David might possess superhuman abilities. Elijah becomes obsessed with proving David’s superhero-like nature, leading to a tense and unexpected revelation.

25. They Live (1988)

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John Nada, a drifter, discovers a pair of sunglasses that reveal a hidden reality. Through these glasses, Nada sees advertisements and billboards conveying commands like “Obey,” “Consume,” and “Submit,” revealing the aliens’ control over humanity.

26. Primer (2004)

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Aaron and Abe, a group of engineers, accidentally discover a way to build a time machine in their garage while working on a side project. Their experimentation leads to unforeseen consequences and moral dilemmas.

27. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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Michelle, a woman, wakes up in an underground bunker after a car accident. However, Howard, a stranger, claims that a catastrophic event has rendered the outside world uninhabitable. Don’t forget to check out these great sci-fi film.

28. Upgrade (2018)

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Grey Trace, a technophobe, becomes paralyzed and loses his wife during a brutal attack. When a billionaire hands him a chip in his body called STEM, which imbues him with extraordinary physical abilities beyond human limitations, he seeks out revenge.

29. Children of Men (2006)

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The story depicts a world that is plunged into chaos and despair as the youngest person on Earth has died and no child has been born for nearly two decades. Amidst this crisis, Theo Faron encounters his former lover Julian, who leads a rebel group known as the Fishes.

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30. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Will Rodman, a scientist, is working on a revolutionary drug to cure Alzheimer’s disease. He conducts experiments on apes, leading to the birth of Caesar, an exceptionally intelligent chimpanzee exposed to the experimental drug. When Caesar finds himself subjected to injustice, he decides to revolt.

FAQ – 

Q: What is meant by sci-fi film?

Ans: It refers to a genre of films that explore imaginative and speculative concepts grounded in scientific principles, hypothetical technology, futuristic settings, or extraterrestrial life.

Q: What are some of the biggest sci-fi Movies?

Ans: Star Wars series, Blade Runner, etc.

Q: Why are sci-fi Movies popular?

Ans: They offer imagination and escapism, exploration of the unknown, visual spectacle, etc.

Q: Is sci-fi a genre?

Ans: Yes.

Q: Is Harry Potter A sci-fi?

Ans: No, it falls into the fantasy genre.

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