46 Mind-Blowing Science Fiction Movies That Must Be Watched

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Science fiction movies are one of our favorite movie genres to watch. They are movies that take us away from time to time, make us dream, and make us experience different emotions.

There are movies in many different categories in our list of the best science fiction movies we have prepared for you. We have included the most beautiful films in many categories, from space films to scientific films, from mind-blowing films to inspiring ones.

The science fiction movies list is sorted by IMDb scores.

Enjoy watching.

45. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

IMDb: 7.0

Meeting at their office on the 13th floor of a skyscraper, high-tech genius Douglas Hall and his beautiful colleague Whitney are testing their latest, yet top-secret software. In an extraordinary virtual environment simulator, Douglas travels to 1930s Los Angeles for an amazing adventure. When the young man leaves a somewhat dangerous and unstable session and returns to real life, an unpleasant surprise awaits him: Hannon Fuller, the founder of the company and the inspiration for them all, has been murdered. Moreover, Douglas, who has holes in his memory, is the number one suspect.


44. Deja Vu (2006)

IMDb: 7.0

Called to gather evidence after the massive explosion of a bomb on a ferry in New Orleans, Carlin discovers that the 'deja vu' inside people's brains is more powerful than anything else. This leads him to embark on a journey through the deepest corners of his brain to save the lives of hundreds of innocent people.


43. Pitch Black (2000)

IMDb: 7.1

The spaceship, which is moving from earth with 40 passengers to settle on another planet, is caught in a meteor storm on the way. It crashes into an unknown planet. On this planet, where there is not even water to drink, the few survivors realize that when night comes, they will have even more difficulty in their struggle for survival.


42. Prometheus (2012)

IMDb: 7.1

A group of explorers discover a clue to the origin of mankind on Earth. This clue forces the group to embark on an exciting journey to the darkest corners of the universe. But at the end of the journey, they must join a terrible battle to save the future of the human race.


41. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

IMDb: 7.1

In an uncertain future, while human beings are trying to live on a land where most of the world is under water, they produce artificial intelligence robots in order to make their lives easier by taking advantage of the blessings of technology. David is a robot equipped with matter and mana exactly like a human. David, the first child robot programmed to love, is adopted by a family whose children are frozen until he finds treatment due to illness at the time, as a trial period.


40. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

IMDb: 7.2

Montag (Oskar Werner) is a firefighter commissioned by the government to burn books. When he meets revolutionary teacher Clarisse, who dares to read books, he finds himself in a poaching hunt. Montag has to choose not only between two women, but also between his personal safety and intellectual property.


39. Frequency (2000)

IMDb: 7.3

If you could go back in time and reverse an event that changed your life forever, would you do it?

And what would that be? A miracle that befell police officer John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel) opens the door to his mysterious past.

John realizes that he can communicate with his father, Frank, who died 30 years ago. But he changes the past, triggering a series of mysterious deaths that include the mysterious murder of his mother, Frank's wife.


38. K-PAX (2001)

IMDb: 7.4

A mysterious man (Kevin Spacey) is taken to the health center for claiming to be an alien. He is referred to psychiatrist Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges) for refusing to take medication. The man, who says his name is Prot and comes from a planet called K-Pax, manages to impress his psychiatrist with his confident demeanor and what he tells. While talking to other patients at the clinic, Prot actually evokes a kind of sensory and emotional awakening as he portrays life on the planet that is a thousand light years from Earth.


37. Contact (1997)

IMDb: 7.4

One night, Astronomer Dr. Arroway  discovers a signal from the star Vega. This discovery of Arroway will raise the whole of America. What's even weirder is that when these signals from the star Vega are combined, the construction plan of a technological vehicle emerges. Is this a trojan horse? Or is it a machine that paves the way for travel to other planets and galaxies? To find out, the American Government decides to build the machine.


36.The Fly (1986)

IMDb: 7.5

Seth Brundle is a slightly mad scientist with a charismatic character. Female journalist Veronica Quaife made the news about this young genius working on teleportation of matter, that is, teleportation. The young woman witnesses Brundle's triumphant moment when he manages to teleport a living thing for the first time. However, a tiny fly that had entered the teleport module with Brundle escaped everyone's notice.


35. Total Recall (1990)

IMDb: 7.5

Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a worker who dreams about Mars every night. Curious, Quaid buys a Mars holiday from a company named the Rekall Inc. which sends people on vacation via memory transfer. But an accident during the memory transfer turns the young man's mind upside down. He finds himself as a secret agent battling against Coogan, the cruel ruler of Mars.


34. Source Code (2011)

IMDb: 7.5

Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up on the roller coaster and has no idea how he got here. A person named Christina (Michelle Monaghan) sits in front of him, whom he does not know, but who obviously knows Stevens. While looking for shelter in the bathroom, he is shocked to see someone else's reflection in the mirror instead of himself, and his wallet contains the ID of Sean Fentress, a classroom teacher. Suddenly, a huge explosion occurs inside the train...


33. Looper (2012)

IMDb: 7.5

Action thriller Looper sets in future. Time travel has been invented but is illegal and only available on the black market. When the mafia wants to get rid of someone, they send that person back 30 years. Then a hit man like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) steps in and gets the job done. Joe is getting richer. Life is beautiful until the mob decides that Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) is murdered by being sent back to the past.


32. The Abyss (1989)

IMDb: 7.6

During the Cold War era, an American nuclear submarine is attacked by an unknown enemy and crashes on the seafloor. The US Navy asks the employees of a nearby petrol station to investigate the cause of the incident and sends a special team and a high-tech research submarine to support them. As a result of the data they obtained and their determinations, the team concludes that the cause of the 'accident' may be the attack of extraterrestrials, but they have to enter the deep underwater canyon called 'Abyss' in order to progress in their research.


31. Equilibrium (2002)

IMDb: 7.6

We are in the world of the near future, which managed to heal the wounds of the Third World War, albeit with difficulty. The dominant totalitarian system, which has not been able to get over the trauma of the war, suppresses the emotions of the people in order to preserve the peace. Possession of artistic objects or dealing with art is prohibited. The punishment for actions that will trigger or reveal emotions is very great. Reverend John Preston (C. Bale), a senior security guard, is tasked with finding and destroying those who break the rules. One day, Preston begins to distance himself from his identity.


30. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

IMDb: 7.7

When Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses the arrival of spaceships from a distant planet, incredible events begin to unfold - planes destroyed during WWII are found intact in Mexico, ships lost years ago reappear in the middle of the desert, and Neary's included. People all over the world think that someone wants to communicate with them. Neary's quest to find an answer leads him to take part in the ultimate encounter with the aliens and board that magnificent, huge mothership.


29. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

IMDb: 7.7

Evan (Ashton Kutcher), who has to deal with terrible memories from his childhood, discovers that he can travel back in time and change events. However, each change greatly affects both his own life and the lives of those around him. Moreover, contrary to what is often expected! These reminiscences cause childhood sweetheart Kayleigh (Amy Smart) to take responsibility for her shattered life.


28. Minority Report (2002)

IMDb: 7.7

The year is 2045. The city of Washington, once the top homicide city, is now the city with the lowest crime rate. This is because the police force uses 'precogs' that have the ability to detect murders before they happen, and thus prevent crime by intervening before such a murder occurs.


27. Dark City (1998)

IMDb: 7.8

John Murdoch wakes up in a strange hotel room and learns that he is wanted as a suspect in a series of brutal murders. The main problem is that he doesn't remember anything. Not only are the police after him, but also mysterious strangers. While on the run, Murdoch struggles to unravel a complex secret in his personality. However, some secrets can be deadly. The director of The Crow, Alex Proyas, is here with a thriller that adds a new dimension to science fiction this time.


26. Gattaca (1997)

IMDb: 7.8

In the 21st century, genetic engineering is very advanced and scientifically perfect humans are being created. Because of this new superhuman race bred for special positions, people born in normal ways are unemployed and pushed into the background. One of them, aspiring astronaut Vincent, can only get a job as a cleaner at the Gattaca company, but gets a good job by taking blood samples and ID from a comatose athlete. But a murder committed at the company will cause the detective investigating the case to focus on Vincent.


25. Mr. Nobody (2009)

IMDb: 7.9

Mr. Nobody mentioned in the title is a 117-year-old man named Némo, who was the last mortal left on earth in 2092. On his deathbed, Némo remembers standing on a platform as a young boy. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? This decision will open up an infinite number of possibilities... And many planets, two deaths and women to love....


24. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

IMDb: 7.9

A little lost creature three million light-years from home. A lonely 10-year-old boy who wants to take him home. An endless adventure and a friendship that knows no boundaries of the world changes two lives.


23. Children of Men (2006)

IMDb: 7.9

In the world, where the calendars show the year 2027, there are events that are not well understood. It has been 19 years since the last baby was born, and humanity is faced with the dilemma of not being able to reproduce anymore. This situation, which causes changes that affect the political order of the countries, creates people who are struggling to find the reasons for this situation, as well as people who go to collapse by leaving themselves to the flow of events.


22. Avatar (2009)

IMDb: 7.9

In the near future there is a newly discovered planet called Pandora. There is an abundance of an element on this planet that is rare on earth but very precious. But the problem is that the owners and nature of this planet are not the kind to allow mining. The biggest threat are creatures whose 3-meter race is called the Na'vi.


21. The Man from Earth (2007)

IMDb: 8.0

After John Oldman, a professor of history at the university, suddenly decides to quit his job and move to another place, his colleagues gather at his home to find out the reason. The reason he puts forward for this early retirement shocks everyone: he needs to be moved, because John can't get old and therefore immortal. He is a caveman and has been alive for about 14,000 years...


20. Planet of the Apes (1968)

IMDb: 8.0

Astronaut Taylor (Heston) falls on a distant planet ruled by apes, who use the human race for experiments and sports. Taylor soon finds himself among the hunted and in the hands of a helpful chimpanzee scientist.


19. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

IMDb: 8.0

In the near future, the alien unit called Mimics, which has taken over the world, destroys many large cities and leaves millions of people on the brink of death. No army in the world can match their speed, the power of their weapons, and most importantly, their power to give and execute orders via telepathy. Now all armies in the world must join forces against this alien horde, and they have no second chance apart from this alliance.


18. Moon (2009)

IMDb: 8.0

Astronaut Sam Bell is a Lunar Industries employee. He is in charge of extracting the Earth's main energy source and transmitting it to the Earth in the energy center he has operated alone on the Moon for three years. is waiting.


17. Gravity (2013)

IMDb: 8.0

Dr. Ryan Stone embarked on his first space mission. His colleague is astronaut Matt Kowalsky, who is preparing for retirement. During their last mission, they encounter an unexpected situation and their shuttle is destroyed. Two astronauts are thrown into the cold and endless darkness of space. Their communication with NASA has been lost and their oxygen is rapidly running out. Two astronauts race against time in orbit and their struggle for survival begins.


16. Star Trek (2009)

IMDb: 8.0

Get ready for the greatest adventure of all time in "Star Trek", which tells the incredible story of the first meeting days of the crew of the Enterprise, the most advanced spaceship ever built. Our crew, who are still living their rookie days, are on a journey full of action, comedy and cosmic dangers; They will try to find a way to stop the evil forces that have undertaken the mission of taking revenge on mankind.


The Martian

IMDb: 8.0

On a mission where astronauts are sent to the planet Mars, the astronaut named Mark Watney is thought dead after a severe storm and abandoned by his team. But Watney is alive and finds himself alone on Mars. He tries to send a signal to the world that he is alive, using his limited resources, intelligence and endurance. Millions of miles away, as NASA and international scientists work relentlessly to get this 'Martian' back home, his teammates are on the verge of a dangerous decision...


15. The Truman Show (1998)

IMDb: 8.0

The people living on one of the most beautiful islands in the world lead an enviably utopian life. The people living on this island wake up happy every day and end the day without encountering any problems. Truman, who has experienced various mysterious moments in the following days, will realize that something is not right, and will try to understand whether the life he has is real.


14. Her (2013)

IMDb: 8.1

Theodore Twombly is a writer who lives alone after his divorce from his wife and makes a living by writing handcrafted letters. One day, he buys a software he sees in advertisements, thinking that it will be useful. The software, which offers a virtual intelligence application called Samantha, confuses Theodore and starts asking questions that will open her horizons. Theodore, who got rid of his loneliness thanks to the software, will start to have interesting feelings towards Samantha.


13. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

IMDb: 8.1

A virus that emerged in 1997 causes the death of 5 billion people. Very few people manage to go underground and stay safe from the virus. Survivors develop a time machine to find a solution. They choose one of the prisoners, James Cole, to use the device, which is still in the testing phase. Cole goes on a wrong date on his first try. After his second successful attempt, he finds himself in a mental hospital in 1990.


12. The Terminator (1984)

IMDb: 8.1

In the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of 2029, the artificial intelligence computer system Skynet fights against the surviving insurgents of the human race, which it destroyed in the 1990s.

Just before the Resistance succeeds against Skynet, Skynet manages to time travel to one of its warrior Terminators, sending him back into the past. The Terminator's mission is to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of John Connor, the head of the resistance.


11. Blade Runner (1982)

IMDb: 8.2

Working in a mine in space, androids escape and take hostages on Earth. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford)'s job is to find and destroy them. While searching for the escapees, he has to separate the humans from the androids. During his searches, he gets confidential information about Tyrell Corporation, the company that makes the copy humans, aka androids.


10. Metropolis (1927)

IMDb: 8.3

Lang's future design also gets its share, at a time when the age of industrialization is making its impact. People are divided into two. The class living underground with machines and the ruling class living a more comfortable life above. Lang tries to reconcile the divided social structure based on a human love.


9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

IMDb: 8.3

A group of primates are fighting in the African desert at the dawn of humanity. A black stone suddenly appears, mysteriously affecting one of these ape-humans, enabling him to use a bone as a weapon: the first tool of human ancestors has been found. In 2001, 4 million years after the previous scene, a spaceship discovers the same black stone behind mysterious signals from the moon. On the lunar surface. Signals are going to Jupiter.


8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

IMDb: 8.4

Clementine (Kate Winslet) has somehow erased her lover Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) from her memory. Heartbroken by this, Joel decides to do the same. Seeing that Clementine is slowly fading from his memories, Joel realizes that he still loves her very much. Maybe it's too late to correct his mistake.


7. Aliens (1986)

IMDb: 8.4

The sole survivor of Nostromo, Ripley's escape module was dragged through space for 57 years. He is stunned when those who saved him do not believe his story. Then all communication with the alien planet on which a colony has settled is suddenly cut off. And the company asks Ripley to accompany the commandos equipped with high-tech rigs sent to LV-426; however, Ripley does not accept this offer.


6. Alien (1979)

IMDb: 8.5

The crew of the cargo ship Nostromo, consisting of five men, two women and a cat, is asleep in their private cabins, preparing to complete its mission and return to Earth. They are awakened when computers detect an alien life form on a surrounding planet.


5. Back to the Future (1985...1990)

IMDb: 8.5

Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox) is a typical 18-year-old American teenager who travels back to the 1955s with a plutonium-powered time machine invented by the mad professor (Christopher Lloyd). During this hysterical and surprising journey into time, Marty has something very important to secure in order to return to the future. He also introduces his parents, whom he left in the future, and somehow makes them fall in love with each other.


4.Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

IMDb: 8.5

Years have passed since the event that took place in August 1997 and caused the death of more than 3 billion people, and the year 2029 has been reached. John Connor is the leader of the human resistance against the machines. The machines that could not destroy him in 2029 decide to try to destroy their enemies, which they cannot destroy now, in the past, and they send a destroyer machine to the time John was 10 years old. In response, John sends a higher model of the destroyer machine to the past, which was sent to the past with the task of killing his mother in order to protect himself at that time.


3. Star Wars (1977...2005)

IMDb: 8.7

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammil) works in agriculture with his uncle and aunt. No matter how much he wants to join the Academy and become a 'jedi', his uncle is against it. Meanwhile, an evil emperor has taken over the galaxy and is building a ship called the 'Death Star', which has the power to destroy planets. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), the head of the Resistance, takes over the plans of this ship and puts them inside R2-D2 (Kenny Baker). These plans need to reach Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). R2-D2 first encounters Luke Skywalker and together they find Obi-Wan Kenobi. Together with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia, they declare war on the emperor to destroy the 'Death Star'.


2. The Matrix (1999...2003)

IMDb: 8.7

Working at a respected software company, Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) spends his nights cracking software and researching the Matrix under the name 'Neo'. After mysteriously meeting Trinity (Carrie Ann Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), Neo is rescued from there and joins the team led by Morpheus, after learning that the world he lives in is actually a simulation taking place in his brain. After taking his first breath in the real world, Neo will re-enter the simulation to understand what the Matrix is ​​and will try to recognize his new identity within the framework of the events that develop by learning the reason for his rescue.


1. Inception (2010)

IMDb: 8.8

Dominick 'Dom' Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief. He steals important secrets by entering people's subconscious at the moment of dreaming. His latest victim is Japanese businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe). Wandering deep in Saito's subconscious, he spots his dead wife, Mal, and the stealing fails. This made him an international fugitive. He gets the perfect opportunity to get out of it. One last job where he can get back everything he's lost. If he can complete the perfect 'Inception', of course. This time, nothing will be stolen from the mind, but an idea will be placed in its place.


TV Show Bonus: Fringe (2008–2013)

IMDb: 8.5

A special agent, a scientist, and his son try to solve a deadly mystery connected to a series of incredible events in this fusion of sci-fi, drama and suspense.


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