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50 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time!

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Sometimes you just want to escape reality. You want to leave work, school, and the mundane madness behind, and just wrap yourself up in a blanket of rich fantasy. Films have been servicing this need for decades, bringing bizarre and charming Other Worlds to our screens. And sure, you could read a good fantasy book, but that takes ages. And you're busy.

So, we've rounded up the 50 best fantasy films of all time, so you can just lose yourself in one of these amazing movies...

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Production: 1968 - UK , USA

Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi 

Runtime: 141 Min.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Robert Beatty, Daniel Richter

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/

IMDb rating: 8.3

2. Inception

Production: 2010 - UK, USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action

Runtime: 148 Min.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio,  Marion Cotillard,  Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  Ellen Page,  Michael Caine

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/

IMDb rating:  8.8

3. Blade Runner

Production: 1982 - USA ,  Hong Kong ,  UK

Genre:  Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 117 Min.

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Harrison Ford,  Daryl Hannah,  Sean Young,  Rutger Hauer,  James Hong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/

IMDb rating:  8.2

4. Stalker

Production: 1979 - Soviet Union

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi 

Runtime: 163 Min.

Director: Andrey Tarkovski

Cast: Nikolai Grinko,  Anatoli Solonitsyn,  Aleksandr Kajdanovsky,  Alisa Frejndlikh,  Natasha Abramova

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/

IMDb rating: 8.2

5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Production: 1980 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi , Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Irvin Kershner

Cast: Harrison Ford,  Mark Hamill,  Carrie Fisher,  Alec Guinness,  Billy Dee Williams

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/

IMDb rating: 8.8

6. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Production: 1977 - USA

GenreAction,  Adventure, Fantasy

Runtime: 121 Min.

Director: George Lucas

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill,  Carrie Fisher,  Alec Guinness,  James Earl Jones

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/

IMDb rating: 8.7

7. Interstellar

Production: 2014 - USA, UK

GenreAdventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 169 Min.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast:Matthew McConaughey,  Anne Hathaway,  Jessica Chastain,  Elyes Gabel,  Wes Bentley

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/

IMDb rating: 8.7

8. Metropolis

Production: 1927 - Germany

GenreDrama, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 114 Min.

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Theodor Loos,  Gustav Fröhlich,  Alfred Abel,  Rudolf Klein-Rogge,  Fritz Rasp

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/

IMDb rating: 8.3

9. Aliens

Production: 1986 - USA ,  UK

Genre:  Sci-Fi,  Action,  Thriller

Runtime: 137 Min.

Director: James Cameron

Cast: Sigourney Weaver,  Michael Biehn,  Bill Paxton,  Lance Henriksen,  Paul Reiser

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/

IMDb rating:  8.4

10. Alien

Production: 1979 - USA, UK

Genre: Sci-Fi ,  Thriller

Runtime: 117 Min.

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Sigourney Weaver,  John Hurt,  Ian Holm,  Tom Skerritt,  Harry Dean Stanton

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/

IMDb rating: 8.5

11. Back to the Future

Production: 1985 - USA

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Runtime: 116 Min.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Michael J. Fox,  Christopher Lloyd,  Crispin Glover,  Lea Thompson,  Thomas F. Wilson

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/

IMDb rating:8.5

12. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Production: 1991 - USA, France

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller

Runtime: 152 Min.

Director: James Cameron

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Robert Patrick,  Linda Hamilton,  Edward Furlong,  Mark Christopher Lawrence

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/

IMDb rating: 8.5

13. A Clockwork Orange

Production: 1977 - UK, USA

Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi 

Runtime: 136 Min.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Malcolm McDowell,  Steven Berkoff,  Adrienne Corri, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/

IMDb rating: 8.4

14. The Matrix

Production: 1999 - USA

GenreSci-Fi,  Action ,  Thriller ,  Adventure

Runtime: 136 Min.

Director: Andy Wachowski,  Lana Wachowski

Cast: Keanu Reeves,  Hugo Weaving,  Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss,  Joe Pantoliano

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/

Film rating: 8.7

15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Production: 2004 - USA

Genre: Drama,  Fantasy,  Romance

Runtime: 108 Min.

Director: Michel Gondry

Cast: Jim Carrey,  Kate Winslet,  Mark Ruffalo,  Kirsten Dunst,  Elijah Wood

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/

Film rating: 8.4

16. The Fountain

Production: 2007 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Drama,  Romance

Runtime: 96 Min.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Hugh Jackman,  Rachel Weisz,  Cliff Curtis,  Ellen Burstyn,  Ethan Suplee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/

IMDb rating: 7.3

17. Solaris

Genre: Sci-Fi ,  Drama

Runtime: 167 Min.

Director: Andrey Tarkovski

Cast: Donatas Banionis,  Natalya Bondarchuk,  Jüri Järvet, Nikolai Grinko,  Vladislav Dvorzhetsky

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/

IMDb rating: 8.1

18. Wall·E

Production: 2008 - USA

Genre: Animation,  Family, Adventure

Runtime: 98 Min.

Director: Andrew Stanton

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/

IMDb rating: 8.4

19. The Truman Show

Production: 1998 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Drama,  Comedy

Runtime: 103 Min.

Director: Peter Weir

Cast: Jim Carrey,  Paul Giamatti,  Ed Harris,  Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/

IMDb rating: 8.1

20. The Terminator

Production: 1984 - USA , UK

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action

Runtime: 107 Min.

Director: James Cameron

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Linda Hamilton,  Michael Biehn,  Bill Paxton,  Brian Thompson

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/

IMDb rating: 8.1

21. Her

Production: 2013 - USA

Genre: Drama ,  Romance

Runtime: 126 Min.

Director: Spike Jonze

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix,  Amy Adams,  Rooney Mara,  Olivia Wilde,  Bill Hader

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/

IMDb rating: 8.0

22. Gravity

Production: 2013 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Thriller

Runtime: 90 Min.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Sandra Bullock,  George Clooney

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/**

IMDb rating: 7.9

23. Donnie Darko

Production: 2001 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Drama,  Thriller

Runtime: 113 Min.

Director: Richard Kelly

Cast: Drew Barrymore,  Jake Gyllenhaal,  Ashley Tisdale, Maggie Gyllenhaal,  Seth Rogen

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246578/

IMDb rating: 8.1

24. Twelve Monkeys

Production: 1995 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Thriller,  Mystery

Runtime: 129 Min.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Cast: Brad Pitt,  Bruce Willis,  David Morse,  Madeleine Stowe,  Christopher Plummer

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/

IMDb rating:  8.1

25. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Production: 2005 - USA

Genre: 3D, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adenture

Duration: 140 Min.

Director: George Lucas

Cast: Natalie Portman,  Samuel L. Jackson,  Hayden Christensen,  Ewan McGregor,  Christopher Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121766/

IMDb rating: 7.7

26. Moon

Production: 2009 - UK

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Drama

Runtime: 97 Min.

Director: Duncan Jones

Cast: Kevin Spacey,  Sam Rockwell,  Kaya Scodelario, Dominique McElligott,  Matt Berry

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

IMDb rating: 8.0

27. District 9

Production: 2009 - USA ,  South Africa,  New Zealand ,  Canada

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action, Thriller

Runtime: 112 Min.

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Cast: Sharlto Copley,  Jed Brophy,  Vanessa Haywood, Nathalie Boltt,  William Allen Young

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/

IMDb rating: 8.0

28. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Production1983 - USA

Genre: Action,  Fantasy,  Adventure

Runtime: 134 Min.

Director: Richard Marquand

Cast: Harrison Ford,  Mark Hamill,  Carrie Fisher,  Alec Guinness, Tony Cox

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086190/

IMDb rating: 8.4

29. Brazil

Production: 1985 - USA, UK

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Drama,  Fantasy,  Comedy

Runtime: 94 Min.

Director:Terry Gilliam

Cast: Robert De Niro,  Ian Holm,  Jim Broadbent,  Bob Hoskins,  Jonathan Pryce

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/

IMDb rating: 8.0

30. The Thing

Production: 1982 - USA

Rating: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller 

Runtime: 109 Min.

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Kurt Russell,  John Carpenter,  Keith David,  Richard Masur,  Larry J. Franco

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/

IMDb rating:  8.2

31. Avatar

Production: 2009 - UK ,  USA

Genre: Sci-Fi ,  Action ,  Fantasy ,  Adventure

Runtime: 162 Min.

Director: James Cameron

Cast: Michelle Rodriguez,  Sam Worthington,  Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver,  Giovanni Ribisi

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/

IMDb rating: 7.9

32. Jurassic Park

Production: 1993 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Family,  Adventure

Runtime: 127 Min.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson,  Sam Neill,  Jeff Goldblum,  Laura Dern,  Ariana Richards

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/

IMDb rating: 8.0

33. Star Trek

Production: 2009 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Runtime: 127 Min.

Director: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Eric Bana,  Chris Hemsworth,  Chris Pine,  Winona Ryder,  Zoe Saldana

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796366/

IMDb rating: 8.0

34. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Production:1984 - Japan

Genre: Animation,  Action,  Adventure

Runtime: 95 Min.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087544/

IMDb rating: 8.2

35. Minority Report

Production: 2002 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action,  Mystery

Runtime: 145 Min..

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Cruise,  Colin Farrell,  Paul Wesley,  Peter Stormare,  Kathryn Morris

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/

IMDb rating: 7.7

36. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Production: 2014 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action,  Fantasy,  Adventure

Runtime: 130 Min.

Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: Hugh Jackman,  Jennifer Lawrence,  James McAvoy, Anna Paquin,  Nicholas Hoult

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877832/

IMDb rating: 8.1

37. Back to the Future Part II

Production: 1989 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi ,  Comedy,  Adventure

Runtime: 108 Min.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Michael J. Fox,  Billy Zane,  Christopher Lloyd, Elisabeth Shue,  Lea Thompson

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096874/

IMDb rating: 7.8

38. Dark City

Production: 1998 - USA, Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery

Runtime: 100 Min

Director: Alex Proyas

Cast: Jennifer Connelly,  Melissa George,  Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Sewell,  William Hurt

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118929/

IMDb rating: 7.7

39. X-Men: First Class

Production: 2011 - USA ,  Poland

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action

Runtime: 132 Min.

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: James McAvoy,  Michael Fassbender,  Álex González, Jennifer Lawrence,  Rose Byrne

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270798/

IMDb rating: 7.8

40. Mr. Nobody

Production: 2009 -Germany,  France,  Canada,  Belgium

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Runtime: 141 Min.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael

Cast: Diane Kruger,  Jared Leto,  Juno Temple,  Sarah Polley,  Rhys Ifans

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485947/

IMDb rating: 7.9

41. Edge of Tomorrow

Production: 2014 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action

Runtime: 113 Min.

Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Tom Cruise,  Emily Blunt,  Brendan Gleeson,  Jonas Armstrong,  Jeremy Piven

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1631867/

IMDb rating: 7.9

42. The Butterfly Effect

Production: 2004 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Fantasy,  Thriller,  Mystery

Runtime: 113 Min.

Director: Eric Bress,  J. Mackye Gruber

Cast: Ashton Kutcher,  Logan Lerman,  Amy Smart,  Cameron Bright,  Kevin Durand

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289879/

IMDb rating:  7.7

43. Sunshine

Production: 2007 - UK, USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Thriller,  Adventure

Runtime: 107 Min.

Director: Danny Boyle

Cast: Chris Evans,  Cillian Murphy,  Rose Byrne,  Mark Strong,  Cliff Curtis

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/

IMDb rating: 7.3

44. Predator

Production: 1987 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action,  Adventure

Runtime: 107 Min.

Director: John McTiernan

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Carl Weathers,  Bill Duke, Shane Black,  Peter Cullen

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093773/

IMDb rating: 7.8

45. Iron Man

Production: 2008 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Runtime: 126 Min.

Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Robert Downey Jr.,  Gwyneth Paltrow,  Paul Bettany, Jeff Bridges,  Terrence Howard

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/

IMDb rating: 7.9

46. Prometheus

Production: 2012 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Mystery,  Adventure

Runtime: 124 Min.

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Charlize Theron,  Guy Pearce,  Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace,  Logan Marshall-Green

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/

IMDb rating: 7.0

47. Gattaca

Production:1997 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Drama,  Romance

Runtime: 106 Min.

Director: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Jude Law,  Uma Thurman,  Ethan Hawke,  Elias Koteas,  Maya Rudolph

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/

IMDb rating: 7.8

48. X2

Production: 2003 - USA ,  Canada

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action,  Adventure

Runtime: 133 Min.

Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: Hugh Jackman,  Ian McKellen,  Halle Berry,  James Marsden,  Famke Janssen

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290334/

IMDb rating: 7.5

49. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Production: 2013 - USA

Genre: Sci-Fi,  Action,  Adventure

Runtime: 146 Min.

Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence,  Josh Hutcherson,  Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth,  Woody Harrelson

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/

IMDb rating:  7.6

50. I am Legend

Production: 2007 - USA , Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller

Runtime: 101 Min.

Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast: Will Smith,  Alice Braga,  Willow Smith, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480249/

IMDb rating: 7.2

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