Science Fiction or SciFi its something that always fascinates and engages our mind. SciFi is not all about throwing lasers at each other, Its about ideas, dreaming whats next challenging whats possible with some science behind it. And nothing brings SciFi to life better than some inspiring Hollywood movies does. Today we brought you a list of 14 Best SciFi movies that are still great enough in the year 2020
IMDB Rating 7.0
Post-Apocalyptic Scifi movie, based on a novel of the same name. In the year 2077, humans have relocated to Titan leaving devastated earth behind. Tom Cruise is assigned a duty to extract the remaining resources of the earth.
With stunning visuals, the story is filled with mysteries. Tom Cruise has delivered an amazing performance as an actor, proving himself once again the perfect man for the lead role in action mystery movies. The movie consists of small twists and events one might question the purpose in between but it all adds up as the movie unfolds in the second half. Undoubtedly one of the best works of director Joseph Kosinski.
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Action Adventure Scifi
An Australian SciFi movie who broke the myth that a good SciFi movie can not be made in a low budget. Predestination is a masterpiece.
Predestination is a story of a time-traveling agent chasing one criminal who been eluding him throughout the time. This time-traveling journey of a man is filled with mind-bending plot twists and narrative surprises making it in our list of Best Scifi Movies.
12. Minority report
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Action, Crime, Mystery, SciFi, Tech Noir
Set in the year 2054 where a special police department unit is capable to detect and catch a murderer even before they commit their crimes.
Steven Spielberg’s excellent direction and Tom Cruise’s outstanding acting with stunning Visual effects is something that makes this movie engaging for its audience. Minority Report is one of the best-reviewed movies of 2002 that still holds SciFi’s thrill in 2020. The movie collected about $358.4 Million at the box office and released with a budget of $102 million.
IMDB Rating 7.9
1hr 56 mins
Twelve gigantic alien ships hover over different locations throughout Earth. US Army appoints a language professor Louise Banks in the quest of learning Alien’s Language and establishing some communication.
The movie builds up around the mysterious intentions of the alien’s. Denis Villeneuve‘s direction in the movie can be termed masterful. For Arrival, he was nominated as the Best Director of the year for the Oscars.
Arrival gets under your skin with jaw-dropping visuals and some engaging questions. Arrival is one of the fewest movies these days that is unpredictable while it unfolds.
10. Blade runner 2049
IMDB Rating: 8
Action, Mystery, Scifi, Drama
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to critically acclaimed all-time Classic Scifi Movie Blade Runner (1982)
The story sets thirty years after the events of the previous movie. A new Blade runner officer K comes across a secret that can have a devastating effect on society. K’s Journey takes him to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Blade runner missing for the last thirty years.
Blade Runner did justice to its predecessors legacy with Oscars for “Best Achievement in Cinematography” and “Best Achievement in Visual Effects” with 3 other Oscars nominations.
IMDB Rating: 7.8
2Hr 42 min
Action-adventure, fantasy, scifi
Set in the year 2154 on a densely forested habitable natural satellite Pandora (fictional) in the Alpha century solar system. Humans have depleted resources of earth and mines on Pandora for valuable minerals. While Pandora’s atmosphere is vicious for humans its heaven for species called “Na’vi” inhabiting Pandora. The story of Pandora revolves around a Paraplegic marine newly deployed on Pandora who is conflicted between his duties and the injustice of humans on Pandora and its species.
Directed and written by legendary artist James Cameron who first started working on Avatar in 1994 and wanted to dedicate himself to the project after the release of Titanic. This Blockbuster remained one of the most awaited movies for a long time just like its sequel is. It was both a critical and commercial Super Hit with box office collection of almost 3 billion, 10 times more than its budget, and 3 Oscars to its name. Avatar received Oscars for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and Best Achievement in Art Direction.
IMDB Rating: 7.9
2hr 7 mins
A reboot to a successful Star Trek movie franchise following its original characters with a new cast. Star Trek had a burden of 10 past successful movies. Rebooting such a successful and celebrated series always comes with the risk that despite all the efforts not everyone could be pleased. But “Star Trek 2009” is reasonably better than its originals. It is a perfect opportunity for returning fans or anyone who hasn’t seen any Star Trek before to get started.
Set in the year 2233, the USS Kelvin, a Federation starship came across a black hole destroying one planet at a time while investigating a Lightening storm in the deep space. Story revolves around James T. Kirk’s (Chris Pine) who tries to live up to his father’s legacy and save the universe.
IMDB Rating: 7.9
It tells the story of Astronaut Sam Bell experiencing personal crises near his solitary stint mining moon deployment nearing the end of his 3-year duty. With terrific acting by Sam Rockwell and intriguing story. It is one of the must-watch SciFi movies making into Best Scifi movies list.
Moon was exceptionally well-received by critics as well as a solid performance at the box office. Moon has a 90% critic’s rating at Rotton Tomatoes. And with a Budget of about $5 million and a collection of about $10 million.
6. Edge of Tomorrow
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Action Adventure SciFi
Another action-adventure SciFi starring Tom Cruise and undoubtedly one of the best SciFi action movies. Edge of Tomorrow takes the famous alien invasion genre to another level.
Without throwing major spoilers, Tom Cruise finds himself caught between the war of Aliens and human armies. During an on-field conflict between the armies, He founds something extraordinary happening to him.
One can describe this movie as a mind-bending combination of Groundhog Day, Starship Troopers, Source Code, and The Butterfly Effect. Edge of Tomorrow borrows from these films, combining with some original ideas and amazing acting by Tom Cruise making it a special experience that every SciFi fan should get at least once.
5. The Martian
IMDB Rating: 8.0
2hr 24 mins
adventure, Drama, SciFi
As humans, we always have fantasized about our neighbor Red Planet “Mars”. There are countless Mars and Martian movies out there. Moreover, Mars missions are a hot topic since the past decade or so. But This Movie is the closest a SciFi fan can be to The Red Planet as of now.
The Martian is the story of an astronaut played by Matt Damon who gets stranded on Mars. After a giant storm during the return launch, his team assumes him dead, leaving him behind. With Scarce resources, he must try to survive and establish a contact back home.
Based on a 2011 Novel of the same name by Andy Weir, The Martian is one of the best survivor movies where you could literally feel to be in protagonist shoes being alone on an entire planet with low to none resources.
4. SPIDER-MAN Into The Spider-Verse
IMDB Rating: 8.4
1hr 57 Mins
We tried to restrict our list to non-superhero movies. But with Concept of Multiverse in the much loved and enjoyed Spiderman story followed by some amazing writing and voice acting this movie can not miss any Best Scifi Movies list. Moreover this is the only animation movie that made it in our list.
Set in an alternate universe other than Marvel’s 616th universe, Miles Morales a New Yorker teen struggling with life begins his journey to be the New Spider-Man. Teaming up with Peter Parker and other Spider man’s from various other Universe Miles is trained to be the protector of his city.
3. The Matrix
IMDB Rating: 8.7
2hr 16 mins
Keanu Reeves plays as Thomas A. Anderson a man who is a computer programmer in his day job and a hacker at night with a Hacker id “Neo”. After being targeted by mysterious agents and rescued by rebel Morpheus he learns about the true nature of reality he has always questioned.
What makes The Matrix an all-time classic masterpiece is that there are no loopholes. The Story is written intelligently, the SciFi elements were way ahead of its time. The fighting sequences, The Martial arts, and the Kung Fu were professional. Flawless acting and stunning visuals in the movie surely puts it in the list of Best Scifi Movies of every SciFi fan.
The Matrix remained a sensation for a long time and went onto win 4 Oscars.
IMDB Rating: 8.6
2hr 49 Mins
Adventure Scifi Drama Thriller
A father an Astraunet takes up a journey through a wormhole in deep space on a quest to save humanity.
Firstly this movie has some of the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery of the space that one can ever witness. It will suck you in the lore and the exploration. It is a complete Science Fiction movie for anyone who ever had any curiosity about outer space.
The Journey takes you to wormholes, dimensions, galaxies, interstellar travel, different planets, near-black hole experience, and much more. Mixed with high-quality science fiction stuff, space exploration, stunning visuals, terrific acting, and an interesting story of father and daughter, Interstellar is one of the best on our list.
IMDB Rating: 8.8
2hr 28 mins
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller
A Leonardo DiCaprio modern classic “Inception” is a story of a thief with a technology to enter people’s dreams and steal secrets and information from there subconsciousness. The plot is pleasingly intricate along with consistent twists ensuring that one remains at the edge of there seats,
Inception is one of the finest movies ever made. It is filmed at 6 different locations around the globe. Direction, acting, visual effect with engaging storyline lead this masterpiece in earning 4 Oscars