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Time Out London: The 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies

To make the list, we polled the leading lights in the fields of both science and science fiction, from world-beating physicists to award-winning authors, from Oscar-nominated filmmakers to the stars of film and TV. Where else can you find ‘Pacific Rim’ director Guillermo del Toro rubbing shoulders with ‘Game of Thrones’ creator George RR Martin, or C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, trading favourites with Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse? How many sci-fi faves do horror-meister Stephen King, ‘The Thing’ director John Carpenter and TV science hero Jim Al-Khalili have in common?
The result is an epic feature that celebrates the established masterpieces while also finding room for those small-scale oddities that you might have missed. We hope it’ll serve not just as a fun read for film fans, but as an inspiration for future directors, writers and perhaps even budding scientists. Just look at all the wonderful things you can create with a little imagination.
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
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Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
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Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
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Brazil (1985)
Brazil (1985)
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Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
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The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
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The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
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13
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
14
Moon (2009)
Moon (2009)
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Stalker (1979)
Stalker (1979)
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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Solaris (1972)
Solaris (1972)
18
Children of Men (2006)
Children of Men (2006)
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The Fly (1986)
The Fly (1986)
20
Forbidden Planet (1956 - Fred M. Wilcox)
Forbidden Planet (1956 - Fred M. Wilcox)
21
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
22
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
23
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
24
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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25
Robocop (1987)
Robocop (1987)
26
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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La Jetée (1962)
La Jetée (1962)
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Planet of the Apes (1968, Franklin J. Schaffner)
Planet of the Apes (1968, Franklin J. Schaffner)
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, Robert Wise)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, Robert Wise)
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Gattaca (1997)
Gattaca (1997)
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Silent Running (1972)
Silent Running (1972)
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Galaxy Quest (1999)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
35
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
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Inception (2010)
Inception (2010)
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37
Primer (2004)
Primer (2004)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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Dark Star (1974)
Dark Star (1974)
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WALL·E (2008)
WALL·E (2008)
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