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Science Fiction Films are usually scientific, visionary, comic-strip-like,and imaginative,and usually visualized through fanciful, imaginative settings, expert film production design, advanced technology gadgets (i.e., robots and spaceships), scientific developments, or by fantastic special effects. These films are from the AFI top 100 list. Only award-winning films to be added to this category.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
      
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
      
Kirk Douglas, James Mason and Peter Lorre
The advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
The Abyss (1989)
      
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn
A place on earth more awesome than anywhere in space.
Alien (1979)
      
Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt
In space no one can hear you scream.
Alien Nation (1988)
      
James Caan, Mandy Patinkin and Terence Stamp
A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation.
Altered States (1980)
      
William Hurt, Blair Brown and Charles Haid
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
      
Arthur Hill, David Wayne and Kate Reid
A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.
Angry Red Planet (1959)
      
Gerald Mohr, Naura Hayden and Les Tremayne
Spectacular adventure beyond Time and Space.
Armageddon (1998)
      
Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler
Time to kick some Asteroid.
Back to the Future (1985)
      
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson
He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born.
Barbarella (1968)
      
Jane Fonda, Marcel Marceau and Milo O'Shea
In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand.
Batman (1989)
      
Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime.
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
      
Paul Hubschmid, Lee Van Cleef and Paula Raymond
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.
Blade Runner (1982)
      
Harrison Ford, Sean Young and Rutger Hauer
Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space.
Brazil (1985)
      
Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro and Bob Hoskins
It's only a state of mind.
The Cell (2000)
      
Jennifer Lopez, Colton James and Dylan Baker
Once you enter the mind of a killer, YOU MAY NEVER GET OUT!
Children of Men (2006)
      
Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Claire-Hope Ashitey
No children. No future. No hope. Also starring Michael Caine.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
      
Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and later volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
      
Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut and Teri Garr
We are not alone.
Cocoon (1985)
      
Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn and Maureen Stapleton
Trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons
Colossus - The Forbin Project (1970)
      
Eric Braeden, Susan Clark and Gordon Pinsent
We built a super computer with a mind of its own and now we must fight it for the world!
Contact (1997)
      
Jodie Foster, David Morse and Matthew McConaughey
A message from deep space. Who will be the first to go?
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
      
Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning
A scientific expedition traveling up the Amazon River encounter a dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature.
The Damned (1963)
      
Macdonald Carey, Oliver Reed and Shirley Anne Field
Legal and illegal criminality.
Dark City (1998)
      
Rufus Sewell, William Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland
They built the city to see what makes us tick. Last night one of us went off.
Dark Star (1974)
      
Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm and Dre Pahich
What would you be like after 20 years aboard DARK STAR the spaced-out spaceship.
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
      
Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Lock Martin
A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
      
Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey and Janette Scott
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
      
David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone and Mary Woronov
In The Year 2000 Hit And Run Driving Is No Longer A Felony. It's The National Sport!
Destination Moon (1950)
      
John Archer, Warner Anderson and Tom Powers
Four American astronauts blast off from the New Mexico desert and fly to the Moon.
Doctor X (1932)
      
Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray and Lee Tracy
A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer.
Donnie Darko (2001)
      
Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhall and Mary McDonnell
Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions.
Donovan's Brain (1953)
      
Lew Ayres, Gene Evans and Nancy Davis
An honest scientist who keeps the brain of a ruthless dead millionaire alive in a tank.
Dune (1984)
      
Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen and Linda Hunt
You are about to enter a world where the unexpected, the unknown, and the unbelievable meet.
Escape From New York (1981)
      
Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine
The world's greatest leader is a hostage in the most dangerous place on Earth.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
      
Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore
A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.
Fahrenheit 451 (1967)
      
Oskar Werner, Julie Christie and Cyril Cusack
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
      
Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence
A submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into a human blood stream with a small crew.
The Fifth Element (1997)
      
Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman
The Fifth is life.
First Men in the Moon (1964)
      
Edward Judd, Lionel Jeffries and Martha Hyer
H.G. Wells' Astounding Adventure in Dynamation!
Flash Gordon (1980)
      
Sam J. Jones, Max Von Sydow and Timothy Dalton
A football player travels to the planet Mongo and to fight the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Flash Gordon: Rocketship (1936)
      
Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers and Charles Middleton
Amazing 'Strange World' adventures.
Flatliners (1990)
      
Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon
Medical students bring themselves near death; their experiment begins to go awry.
The Fly (1958)
      
David Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price
If she looked upon the horror her husband had become... she would scream for the rest of her life!
The Fly (1986)
      
Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz
Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
      
Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony.
Gattaca (1997)
      
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Xander Berkeley
There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit.
Godzilla (1956)
      
Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura and Akira Takarada
Makes KING KONG look like a Midget!
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
      
Grant Williams, Randy Stuart and April Kent
A strange adventure into the unknown!
Independence Day (1996)
      
Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy.
Innerspace (1987)
      
Dennis Quaid, Martin Short and Meg Ryan
This summer take a trip you'll never forget.
Invaders From Mars (1953)
      
Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson and Helena Carter
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
      
Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and King Donovan
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
The Invisible Man (1933)
      
Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart and William Harrigan
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.
I, Robot (2004)
      
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk
What will you do with your robot?
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
      
Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen and Bela Lugosi
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution.
It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
      
Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue and Donald Curtis
A Giant Octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests.
It Came From Outer Space (1953)
      
Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush and Charles Drake
A stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
      
Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer and Ice-T
The future's most wanted fugitive.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
      
Pat Boone, James Mason and Arlene Dahl
A fabulous world below the world.
Judge Dredd (1995)
      
Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante and Rob Schneider
One man is Judge, Jury, AND Executioner.
Jurassic Park (1993)
      
Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
Just Imagine (1930)
      
El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan and Marjorie White
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food...
Logan's Run (1976)
      
Michael York, Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30.
Mad Max (1979)
      
Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel and Hugh Keays-Byrne
The Maximum Force of the Future.
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
      
Richard Carlson, King Donovan and Jean Byron
The thing that came alive.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
      
Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Pierce Brosnan
The Earth is invaded by Martians with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
Men in Black (1997)
      
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Rip Torn
Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe.
Metropolis (1927)
      
Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge and Fritz Rasp
There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
The Man From Planet X (1951)
      
Robert Clarke, Margaret Field and Raymond Bond
The WEIRDEST Visitor the Earth has ever seen!
The Mind of Mr. Soames (1969)
      
Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn and Nigel Davenport
A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.
Minority Report (2002)
      
Tom Cruise, Max Von Sydow and Colin Farrell
What would you do if you were accused of a murder, you had not committed... yet?
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
      
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker
Should they let him play...or should they put him away?
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
      
David Bowie, Rip Torn and Candy Clark
A humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet.
The Mysterious Island (1929)
      
Lionel Barrymore, Jane Daly and Lloyd Hughes
On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist.
Mysterious Island (1961)
      
Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood and Michael Callan
During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island.
One Million Years, BC (1967)
      
Raquel Welch, John Richardson and Percy Herbert
The way it was.
Outbreak (1995)
      
Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman
Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus.
Outland (1981)
      
Sean Connery, Peter Boyle and John Ratzenberger
On Jupiter's moon something deadly is happening.
Pitch Black (2000)
      
David N. Twohy, Vin Diesel and Cole Hauser
Fight Evil With Evil.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
      
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and James Whitmore
An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species.
Predator (1987)
      
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura
A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
The Quatermass Experiment (1955)
      
Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner and Margia Dean
Beware of 'The Creeping Unknown'.
Reign of Fire (2002)
      
Christian Bale, Gerard Butler and Matthew McConaughey
Fight Fire With Fire.
Repo Man (1984)
      
Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton and Tracey Walter
A repo man is always intense... but only a fool gets killed for a car.
Resident Evil (2002)
      
Milla Jovovich, Oscar Pearce and Indra Ové
A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
      
Paul Mantee , Adam West and Friday
Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to survive.
RoboCop (1987)
      
Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and Ronny Cox
Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.
Rocketship X-M (1950)
      
Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen and John Emery
An early anti-nuclear war film done with imagination and style.
Rollerball (1975)
      
James Caan, Maud Adams and John Houseman
In a corporate controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world.
Signs (2002)
      
Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix and Cherry Jones
Mysterious crop circles suggest something frightening is coming.
Silent Running (1972)
      
Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts and Ron Rifkin
Amazing companions on an incredible adventure... that journeys beyond imagination!
Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
      
Michael Sacks,. Ron Leibman and Valarie Perrine
A man tells his story of how he became unstuck in time and abducted by aliens.
Sleeper (1973)
      
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and John Beck
A love story about two people who hate each other. 200 years in the future.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
      
Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer
Some day in the past, he will find her.
Soylent Green (1973)
      
Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young and Edward G. Robinson
People are still the same. They'll do anything to get what they need. And they need SOYLENT GREEN.
Stargate (1994)
      
Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians.
Starman (1984)
      
Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen and Tony Edwards
In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all life-forms in the universe to visit our planet.
Starship Troopers (1997)
      
Capser Van Dien, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris
Humans of a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
Star Trek - The Motion Picture (1979)
      
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley
The human adventure is just beginning.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
      
Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss and Peter Masterson
There lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
Strange Days (1995)
      
Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis
A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.
Superman (1978)
      
Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Marlon Brando
You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!
The Terminator (1984)
      
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn
A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor.
Them! (1954)
      
James Whitmore, Edmund Gween and Joan Weldon
The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate.
The Thing (From Another World) (1951)
      
Kenneth Toby, Robert Cornthwaite and Margaret Sheridan
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote Arctic outpost.
Things to Come (1936)
      
Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman and Cedric Hardwicke
A story of 100 years: a decades-long second world war leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and tries space travel.
This Island Earth (1955)
      
Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason
Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.
THX 1138 (1971)
      
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence and Don Pedro Colley
Visit the future where love is the ultimate crime.
Time After Time (1979)
      
Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century.
Time Bandits (1981)
      
John Cleese, Sean Connery and Michael Palin
All the dreams you've ever had and not just the good ones.
Timecop (1994)
      
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mira Sara and Ron Silver
They killed his wife ten years ago. There's still time to save her.
The Time Machine (1960)
      
Rod Taylor, Sebastian Cabot and Yvette Mimieux
You will orbit into the fantastic future.
Total Recall (1990)
      
Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox and Arnold Schwarzenegger
They stole his mind, now he wants it back.
Tron (1982)
      
Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner
A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer.
The Truman Show (1998)
      
Jim Carrey, Laura Linney and Noah Emmerich
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
      
Bruce Willis, Jon Seda and Vernon Campbell
A convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Village of the Damned (1960)
      
George Sanders, Barbara Shelley and Martin Stephens
What demonic force lurks behind those eyes?
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
      
Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine and Barbara Eden
The Van Allan radiation belt catches fire. The world could go up in smoke.
War Games (1983)
      
Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy and Dabney Coleman
The only winning move is not to play.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
      
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne
Amazing! terrifying! The most savage spectacle of all time!
Waterworld (1995)
      
Kevin Costner, R.D. Call and Dennis Hopper
Beyond the horizon lies the secret to a new beginning.
Westworld (1973)
      
Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin
Westworld... where robot men and women are programmed to serve you.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
      
Richard Derr, Barbara Rush and Peter Hansen
A new star and planet hurtle towards a doomed Earth.
X-Men (2000)
      
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen
Join the Evolution.
X - The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963)
      
Ray Milland, Diana Van Der Vlis and Don Rickles
Suddenly he could see through clothes, flesh... and walls!


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