Metacritic 125 Best Sci-Fi Films

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The 125 best science-fiction movies, based on Metacritic's critic scores.

The list is an interesting mix of blockbusters, sci-fi classics, cult films, and lesser-known indie films. No one would put all of these movies on their list of favorite films, but there's something new to discover for everyone.

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  1. 1 -

    Metropolis

    1927, in 36 top lists Check
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    Gravity

    2013, in 12 top lists Check
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    Bride of Frankenstein

    1935, in 19 top lists Check
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    WALL·E

    2008, in 26 top lists Check
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    Trudno byt bogom

    2013 — a.k.a. Hard to Be a God, in 3 top lists Check
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    Solyaris

    1972 — a.k.a. Solaris, in 28 top lists Check
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    Memoria

    2021, in 2 top lists
    Check
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    1956, in 19 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 30 top lists Check
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    Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 13 top lists Check
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    Frankenstein

    1931, in 18 top lists Check
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    Her

    2013, in 10 top lists Check
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    2015, in 23 top lists Check
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977, in 23 top lists Check
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    It's Such a Beautiful Day

    2012, in 6 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 28 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 30 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 21 top lists Check
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    Poor Things

    2023, in 7 top lists
    Check
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    Black Panther

    2018, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Invisible Man

    1933, in 8 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    Robot Dreams

    2023, in 0 top lists
    Check
  24. 24 -1

    Back to the Future

    1985, in 25 top lists Check
  25. 25 -1

    The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    2005 — a.k.a. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, in 4 top lists Check
  26. 26 -1

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    2018, in 21 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    The Shape of Water

    2017, in 8 top lists
    Check
  28. 28 -2

    Divino Amor

    2019 — a.k.a. Divine Love, in 0 top lists
    Check
  29. 29 -2

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    2023, in 9 top lists
    Check
  30. 30 -2

    Richard III

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  31. 31 -2

    Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

    1984 — a.k.a. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, in 9 top lists Check
  32. 32 -2

    Avril et le monde truqué

    2015 — a.k.a. April and the Extraordinary World, in 1 top list Check
  33. 33 -2

    Gwoemul

    2006 — a.k.a. The Host, in 11 top lists Check
  34. 34 -2

    Stalker

    1979, in 22 top lists Check
  35. 35 -2

    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
  36. 36 -2

    Shin Evangelion Gekijôban

    2021 — a.k.a. Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, in 1 top list Check
  37. 37 -2

    Brazil

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
  38. 38 -2

    Shin Ultraman

    2022, in 0 top lists
    Check
  39. 39 -2

    Children of Men

    2006, in 12 top lists Check
  40. 40 -2

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 36 top lists Check
  41. 41 -2

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 45 top lists Check
  42. 42 -2

    Aliens

    1986, in 24 top lists Check
  43. 43 -2

    In My Room

    2018, in 0 top lists
    Check
  44. 44 -2

    Looper

    2012, in 2 top lists Check
  45. 45 -2

    The Vast of Night

    2019, in 1 top list
    Check
  46. 46 -2

    The Terminator

    1984, in 24 top lists Check
  47. 47 -2

    Snowpiercer

    2013, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 48 -2

    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

    2017, in 3 top lists Check
  49. 49 -2

    Spider-Man 2

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
  50. 50 -2

    Avatar

    2009, in 13 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jun 15, 2024 by NinjaLore; source