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Title Year Rating Rank Review
Jurassic Park19931001(full review)
Matrix, The19991001(full review)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story20161001(full review) - Effectively making the case that all Star Wars movies don't have to be about the Skywalker family, Edwards introduces us to a new family, the Ersos. He explores beautiful, new worlds. He peels back layers of A New Hope we thought we all knew so well and gives us a film that feels like the first half of Episode IV in style and narrative.
Terminator19841001(full review) - With pulse-pounding action sequences, endless suspense, and one incredible story, this sci-fi thriller blazes a bloody trail into the annals of cinematic history.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day19911001(full review) - Terminator 2: Judgement Day is certifiably the ultimate action movie. Without a shadow of a doubt, James Cameron's sci-fi masterpiece perfected the formula for the modern big budget blockbusters of today.
Blade Runner 20492017986(full review) - I’ve got nothing but praise for Blade Runner 2049. Creatively refreshing, boldly throwback, and utterly glorious, Denis Villeneuve’s sequel is a stylistic and visionary cinematic feast that lives up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 original in every way.
Cloud Atlas2012986(full review)
Gravity2013986(full review)
Interstellar2014986(full review) - Challenging mankind and Hollywood alike to aim a bit higher and reach for the stars, director Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a sprawling, awe-inspiring cinematic adventure that pushes the bounds of blockbuster filmmaking.
Alien19799710(full review)
Ex Machina20159710(full review) - Ex Machina is undoubtedly an homage to those sci-fi films of the past that showcase this clash of man and self-aware machines. Unlike other films that bake this theme into expansive worlds with lots of colorful characters, Ex Machina boasts a far more intimate film.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The20139710(full review)
Inception20109710(full review)
Looper20129710(full review)
Mad Max: Fury Road20159710(full review) - It's safe to say that we can't afford to wait another thirty years for director George Miller to craft the next installment in the Mad Max franchise. This post-apocalyptic thriller is a breath of fresh air at the mainstream box office. It's something different. It's something inventive. It's something throwback.
Matrix Revolutions, The20039710(full review)
Planet of the Apes (1968)19689710(full review)
Snowpiercer20139710(full review) - Borrowing elements from films past and offering something new and fresh, Snowpiercer is audacious filmmaking at its best.
The Martian20159710(full review) - Boldly envisioned, meticulously crafted, and beautifully executed, this film finds Scott in rare form.
Iron Man20089320(full review)
Aliens19868821(full review)
Arrival20168821(full review) - Grandly envisioned, subtly executed, and beautifully acted, Arrival is by far the most thought-provoking science fiction film to grace the big screen this year.
Edge of Tomorrow20148821(full review)
Godzilla20148821(full review)
Her20138821(full review)
Iron Man 320138821(full review)
Logan20178821(full review) - While I'm not sure quite where it sits on the extremely convoluted timeline of the X-Men franchise, I do know that Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine stands tall amongst his solo outings.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes20118821(full review)
Robot and Frank20128821(full review)
The Giver20148821(full review) - The Giver has arrived in theaters exactly when it was fated to do so. Author Lois Lowry says so herself.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes20148431(full review) - Marked by outstanding motion capture special effects, rich performances from its robust cast, and an engaging storyline that expands on the success of its predecessor, this new foray into the world of apes has invigorated the sleepy summer box office.
Real Steel20118431(full review)
Star Trek (2009)20098431(full review)
Amazing Spider-Man, The20128034(full review)
Chronicle20128034(full review)
Contagion20118034(full review)
Elysium20138034(full review)
Hunger Games, The20128034(full review)
Iron Man 220108034(full review)
Matrix Reloaded, The20038034(full review)
Midnight Special20168034(full review) - There is no denying that Midnight Special is a fascinating film. The creative science fiction mythology at the core of the movie, the endearing performances from our lead actors, and direction from Jeff Nichols that oscillates between tender and thrilling all make this film something worth seeing on the big screen.
Oblivion20138034(full review)
Prometheus20128034(full review)
RoboCop19878034(full review)
Superman19788034(full review)
Total Recall (1990)19908034(full review)
Hot Tub Time Machine20107547(full review) - Chock full of sharp witty pop culture references, hilariously self-loathing characters, and plenty of raunchy slapstick humor, Pink's zany time travel adventure is one tough comedy.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The20147547(full review) - As President Snow says in the film, it is the things we love most that destroy us. For studios today, that's the almighty dollar. That's exactly why Part 1 of Mockingjay is only filler material on the road to the finale.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The20157547(full review) - Setting aside my issues with this crystal clear cash grab, Mockingjay Part 2 is a grim, thrilling conclusion to the tumultuous tale of Katniss Everdeen.
Safety Not Guaranteed20127547(full review)
Terminator Genisys20157547(full review) - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and these foreigners make one hell of a good impression with Terminator Genisys. Like the box office sensation Jurassic World, this fifth trip into the war between machines and mankind is built around a certain nostalgia factor.
Captain America: The First Avenger20117052(full review)
Jurassic World20157052(full review) - In Jurassic World, corporations find a way.
RoboCop20147052(full review)
Adjustment Bureau20116155(full review)
Alien Resurrection19976155(full review)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes19706155(full review)
Chappie20156155(full review) - Johannesburg might as well be Old Detroit. Tetravaal is in fact OCP rebranded. There's no doubt in my mind that Moose is the ED-209 enforcement droid from back in the day. While it's hard to deny that Chappie is one entertaining sci-fi thriller, it's even harder to deny that it's a wholly unoriginal film that copies from past sci-fi greats.
Project Almanac20156155(full review) - While the premise of teens building a time machine is certainly engaging, the rock star life depicted in Project Almanac is less becoming of a thriller and more akin to Hot Tub Time Machine. It works for the film up to a point, after which it just doesn't.
Alien 319925260(full review)
Dredd 3D20125260(full review)
Under the Skin20145260(full review)
Battleship20124363(full review)
The Lazarus Effect20154363(full review) - The Lazarus Effect opens strong but becomes the Lucy of horror movies somewhere in the middle. The movie gets lost in grand ideas about what drives Zoe into her awkwardly depicted reign of terror upon her friends and loved ones.
Tomorrowland20154363(full review) - With an aimless narrative, a cast that doesn't quite gel on screen, and a message of hope that just doesn't resonate, Tomorrowland is indeed a misstep for the venerated studio.
Total Recall (2012)20124363(full review)
Transcendence20144363(full review)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon201138.668(full review)
Alien vs Predator20042569(full review)
Jurassic Park III20012569(full review) - Jurassic Park III is unnecessary. It's completely and absolutely unnecessary.
Lockout20122569(full review)
Sucker Punch20112569(full review)

Unranked Movies from the List

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Wall-E ~ [Rate It Now]
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Back to the Future ~ [Rate It Now]
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars IV: A New Hope ~ [Rate It Now]
2001: A Space Odyssey ~ [Rate It Now]
War for the Planet of the Apes ~ [Rate It Now]
Blade Runner ~ [Rate It Now]
District 9 ~ [Rate It Now]
Dark City ~ [Rate It Now]
Starship Troopers ~ [Rate It Now]
Akira ~ [Rate It Now]
Metropolis ~ [Rate It Now]
Prestige, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Children of Men ~ [Rate It Now]
Minority Report ~ [Rate It Now]
Serenity ~ [Rate It Now]
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial ~ [Rate It Now]
Men in Black ~ [Rate It Now]
Solaris ~ [Rate It Now]
Galaxy Quest ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek: First Contact ~ [Rate It Now]
Donnie Darko ~ [Rate It Now]
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) ~ [Rate It Now]
Real Genius ~ [Rate It Now]
Ghost In The Shell ~ [Rate It Now]
A Clockwork Orange ~ [Rate It Now]
Moon ~ [Rate It Now]
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek: Generations ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek Into Darkness ~ [Rate It Now]
Sunshine ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi ~ [Rate It Now]
Source Code ~ [Rate It Now]
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) ~ [Rate It Now]
28 Days Later ~ [Rate It Now]
Flight Of The Navigator ~ [Rate It Now]
Titan A.E. ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan ~ [Rate It Now]
Event Horizon ~ [Rate It Now]
Back to the Future II ~ [Rate It Now]
Deja Vu ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home ~ [Rate It Now]
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome ~ [Rate It Now]
The One I Love ~ [Rate It Now]
A.I. Artificial Intelligence ~ [Rate It Now]
Back to the Future III ~ [Rate It Now]
Abyss, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Fifth Element, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Pacific Rim ~ [Rate It Now]
Trollhunter (Trolljegeren) ~ [Rate It Now]
Pitch Black ~ [Rate It Now]
Never Let Me Go ~ [Rate It Now]
Upstream Color ~ [Rate It Now]
I Am Legend ~ [Rate It Now]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) ~ [Rate It Now]
Avatar ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith ~ [Rate It Now]
Predestination ~ [Rate It Now]
Running Man, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Mist, The (2007) ~ [Rate It Now]
Transformers ~ [Rate It Now]
Men In Black 3 ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek Beyond ~ [Rate It Now]
Equilibrium ~ [Rate It Now]
Strange Days ~ [Rate It Now]
War of the Worlds ~ [Rate It Now]
Doom ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek: Nemesis ~ [Rate It Now]
Astro Boy ~ [Rate It Now]
Brazil ~ [Rate It Now]
I, Robot ~ [Rate It Now]
Solaris ~ [Rate It Now]
Passengers ~ [Rate It Now]
Mad Max ~ [Rate It Now]
Life ~ [Rate It Now]
In Time ~ [Rate It Now]
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Limitless ~ [Rate It Now]
Geostorm ~ [Rate It Now]
Terminator: Salvation ~ [Rate It Now]
Ender's Game ~ [Rate It Now]
Time Traveler's Wife ~ [Rate It Now]
Divergent ~ [Rate It Now]
THX 1138 ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek: Insurrection ~ [Rate It Now]
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ~ [Rate It Now]
Judge Dredd ~ [Rate It Now]
The Core ~ [Rate It Now]
Chronicles of Riddick ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock ~ [Rate It Now]
Alien: Covenant ~ [Rate It Now]
Jumper ~ [Rate It Now]
Lucy ~ [Rate It Now]
Space Station 76 ~ [Rate It Now]
Planet of the Apes (2001) ~ [Rate It Now]
Men in Black II ~ [Rate It Now]
Eagle Eye ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars I: Phantom Menace ~ [Rate It Now]
Ghost in the Shell ~ [Rate It Now]
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ~ [Rate It Now]
Assassin's Creed ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones ~ [Rate It Now]
Surrogates ~ [Rate It Now]
Sky Captain and the World Of Tomorrow ~ [Rate It Now]
Last Days on Mars, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Passengers ~ [Rate It Now]
Transformers: Age of Extinction ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek: The Motion Picture ~ [Rate It Now]
TRON ~ [Rate It Now]
Stargate ~ [Rate It Now]
Barbarella ~ [Rate It Now]
Host, The ~ [Rate It Now]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ~ [Rate It Now]
Battle for the Planet of the Apes ~ [Rate It Now]
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ~ [Rate It Now]
Victor Frankenstein ~ [Rate It Now]
Gamer ~ [Rate It Now]
The Divergent Series: Allegiant ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier ~ [Rate It Now]
Transformers: The Last Knight ~ [Rate It Now]
Battlefield Earth ~ [Rate It Now]
Godzilla (1998) ~ [Rate It Now]
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907) ~ [Rate It Now]
Explorers ~ [Rate It Now]
Godzilla 2000 ~ [Rate It Now]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars ~ [Rate It Now]

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