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Empire Classics Presents the Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Ever

This list zeroes in on 55 films that have come to define science-fiction: from dystopian classics like Blade Runner and The Matrix; to outer space epics like Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey; to science-gone-mad fantasies like Jurassic Park and Inception.
1-14 Dystopias
15-20 Travelling through Time
21-30 Outer Space Epics
31-42 Alien Contact
43-47 Fantastic Worlds
48-55 Science out of Control
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Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
2
Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
3
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
4
Children of Men (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
5
Brazil (1985)
Brazil (1985)
6
Escape From New York (1981)
Escape From New York (1981)
7
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
8
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
9
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
10
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
11
The Omega Man (1971)
The Omega Man (1971)
12
Robocop (1987)
Robocop (1987)
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13
The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show (1998)
14
Akira (1988)
Akira (1988)
15
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
16
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
17
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
18
The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
19
Looper (2012)
Looper (2012)
20
Sleeper (1973)
Sleeper (1973)
21
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
22
This Island Earth (1955)
This Island Earth (1955)
23
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
24
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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25
Silent Running (1972)
Silent Running (1972)
26
Flash Gordon (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)
27
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
28
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
29
Starship Troopers (1997)
Starship Troopers (1997)
30
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
31
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
32
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
33
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
34
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
35
Village of the Damned (1960)
Village of the Damned (1960)
36
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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37
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
38
Arrival (2016)
Arrival (2016)
39
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
40
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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