The 20 Best Science Fiction Movies & Films of All Time

for the intelligent person.

Below are my 20 favourite science fiction (sc-fi) films/movies of all time. For me, good science fiction is not about the technology but about people and the story. Some of the best science fiction is telling a story which is relevant to now in a different situation. So, my selection has been based on this.

Film Title Director
1. Planet of the Apes (1968) Franklin J. Schaffner Amazon logo and link
2. Alien Ridley Scott Amazon logo and link
3. Blade Runner Ridley Scott Amazon logo and link
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick Amazon logo and link
5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind Steven Spielberg Amazon logo and link
6. The Terminator James Cameron Amazon logo and link
7. Aliens James Cameron Amazon logo and link
8. The Thing (1982) John Carpenter Amazon logo and link
9. Total Recall (1990) Paul Verhoeven Amazon logo and link
10. The Mist Frank Darabont Amazon logo and link
11. 28 Weeks Later Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Amazon logo and link
12. Sunshine Danny Boyle Amazon logo and link
13. Existenz David Cronenberg Amazon logo and link
14. Starship Troopers Paul Verhoeven Amazon logo and link
15. Inception Christopher Nolan Amazon logo and link
16. 28 Days Later Danny Boyle Amazon logo and link
17. Gattaca Andrew Niccol Amazon logo and link
18. Star Trek (2009) J.J. Abrams Amazon logo and link
19. Predator John McTiernan Amazon logo and link
20. Avatar James Cameron Amazon logo and link