Science fiction is one of the most beloved genres in movies. Whether it’s the mind-bending plotlines or the dazzling visuals, there’s just something about sci fi that keeps us coming back for more. In honor of this beloved genre, today we’re counting down the 10 best sci fi movies of all time. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride!
10. Nope 2022
“Nope 2022” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where technology has taken over everything. The main character, played by actress Mandy Moore, must navigate a world controlled by artificial intelligence and figure out how to take back control of her own life. Overall, the movie successfully creates a believable and frightening future scenario, and Moore’s performance keeps the audience engaged throughout the film. However, some of the plot twists were predictable and there were moments that dragged on a bit too long. Overall, “Nope 2022” is worth watching for fans of sci-fi thrillers but may not be particularly memorable for casual moviegoers.
9. Tenet 2020
The Christopher Nolan film Tenet is a complex and visually stunning movie that will leave viewers with their minds blown. The story follows a secret agent (John David Washington) as he navigates the world of international espionage, with the added twist of time manipulation. The plot is riveting and the action sequences are intense, but the true standout in Tenet is its stunning cinematography and special effects. The scenes featuring inverted time are especially remarkable, leaving one wondering how they were even filmed in the first place. Overall, while some may find the plot confusing at times, fans of sci fi movies will definitely want to add Tenet to their must-see list. It’s a visual feast not to be missed.
8. Eternals 2021
As a Marvel fan, I was excited to see the release of Eternals. The film follows a group of immortals who have secretly lived amongst humans for thousands of years, protecting them from their enemy, the Deviants. The film boasts an impressive cast including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Richard Madden. While the plot initially feels slow-moving and confusing, it quickly picks up with plenty of action and twists. The cinematography is stunning, particularly in scenes set in ancient history and natural landscapes. Overall, Eternals manages to live up to its hype as a visually stunning addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, those unfamiliar with previous movies in the franchise may feel lost at times. My recommendation: brush up on your MCU knowledge before watching this one.
7. Free Guy 2021
Free Guy, released in 2021, follows the story of a bank teller named Guy who realizes he is a character in a video game world. As he becomes more aware of his surroundings and forms relationships with non-playable characters, he decides to become the hero of his own story and fight against the creators of the game. With an all-star cast including Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi, Free Guy is filled with fast-paced action and comedic moments. Despite some cliched plot points and underdeveloped supporting characters, overall Free Guy offers entertaining escapism for fans of sci fi movies. I give it a 7 out of 10. Despite some cliche plot points and underdeveloped supporting characters, overall Free Guy offers entertaining escapism for fans of sci fi movies.
6. Dune 2021
Director Denis Villeneuve brings Frank Herbert’s classic sci fi novel Dune to the big screen with an all-star cast and stunning visuals. This film follows Paul Atreides, played by Timothee Chalamet, as he navigates a dangerous world of warring noble families and a mysterious substance called “the spice.” With a mix of political intrigue and mystical elements, Dune offers something for both hardcore fans of the book and those new to the franchise. However, some may find the film’s nearly two and a half hour runtime too long or slow-paced. Overall, Dune is a visually dazzling feast for the eyes that stays true to its source material while carving out its own unique story. Fans of Villeneuve’s previous work should definitely add this one to their watchlist.
5. The tomorrow war 2021
The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt, is a Sci-Fi thriller about a future where Earth is on the losing side of an intergalactic war. In desperate need of soldiers, they turn to humanity’s past by using time travel to draft every able-bodied man and woman who have served in previous wars. Pratt plays one such draftee, trying to make sense of the dystopian world he’s been thrust into while also attempting to save his family. While the concept may seem overused, I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh take on time travel and its effects on relationships, as well as the impressive special effects. Overall, The Tomorrow War is a thought-provoking film with plenty of action and adrenaline to keep viewers engaged until the satisfying finale. It’s definitely worth watching for fans of Sci-Fi and military movies alike.
4. Oxygen 2021
The newest addition to Netflix’s growing lineup of original films, Oxygen (2021) follows a woman named Liz (Mena Massoud) who wakes up trapped in a cryogenic pod with limited oxygen and no memory of how she got there. As she starts piecing together clues from her past, Liz races against time to find a way out before her oxygen supply runs out. Oxygen offers a thrilling, suspenseful ride that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Massoud’s performance as the determined yet vulnerable Liz is incredible, making it easy for audiences to root for her survival. The film also touches on themes of identity and self-preservation in a thought-provoking way. Overall, Oxygen is a captivating sci-fi movie that shouldn’t be missed.
3. The Adam Project 2022
The Adam Project, released in 2022, follows the adventures of Adam (Ryan Reynolds), a man who is transported back in time to his childhood in order to enlist the help of his younger self (Walker Scobell) and stop a villain from destroying the future. While the premise may sound cliché, director Shawn Levy manages to infuse fresh energy into familiar themes. The visual effects are stunning and the acting is strong, particularly Reynolds’ portrayal of both the adult and child versions of Adam. The film also offers thought-provoking commentary on parenting and familial relationships. Overall, The Adam Project is a fun, thrilling ride that will leave viewers eagerly awaiting a sequel.
2. Moonfall 2022
Moonfall 2022 is set in a future where humanity has colonized the moon, but disaster strikes when a mysterious force causes it to fall out of orbit and head towards Earth. The film follows a group of astronauts as they race against time to save the planet’s population from certain destruction. While the special effects were impressive and the action scenes were thrilling, the characters felt one-dimensional and their motivations were unclear. However, the ending was unexpected and satisfying. Overall, Moonfall 2022 is an entertaining popcorn flick with stunning visuals, but lacking in depth. This movie will appeal to fans of sci-fi disaster films, but may not resonate with viewers looking for complex storytelling.
1. Infinite 2021
Overall, “Infinite” offers a thrilling science fiction ride, filled with plenty of action and twists. The premise centers around a man named Evan McCauley, played by Mark Wahlberg, who discovers he is part of an elite group known as the Inifinte. These individuals possess past life memories and abilities that give them extraordinary powers. The film explores themes of destiny and identity as Evan struggles to come to terms with his newfound abilities and what it means for his own sense of self. The stellar cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dylan O’Brien, Sophie Cookson, and Jason Mantzoukas. Overall, “Infinite” is a fun sci fi film that is sure to entertain audiences. My only criticism is that the ending feels rushed and leaves viewers with some unanswered questions. However, the cinematography and special effects more than make up for it. Overall, I would recommend checking out “Infinite.”