15 Highly Entertaining Sci-Fi Movies You Must Watch

There have been science fiction movies for a very long time, and the style has changed with time. The first ever science fiction film was created in 1896, and it was called “A Trip to the Moon.”

This renowned sci-fi movie is about a man who is on a mission to the moon, but he gets caught in an air pocket that sends him back to Earth.

Here are some of the best entertaining sci-fi movies you must watch:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an American laptop superhero film from 2018, was created by Columbia Pictures, and Sony Pictures Animation.

Marvel with visually stunning thoughts that explore everything from the human condition to the humanity of tomorrow.

Sony Pictures Releasing handled distribution. It is the first animated Spider-Man feature film and is based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales / Spider-Man acts as a fascinating SCI-FI journey.

The film follows Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), who after an interdimensional web appears in his Brooklyn neighborhood, becomes one of many Spider-Men.

Other characters in the movie include Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld) and Peter Parker/Spider-Man (voiced by Jake Johnson).

Alien (1979)

Alien, a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, debuted in 1979.

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo is followed throughout the movie as they come into contact with the eponymous Alien species, which murders one of them and terrorizes the rest.

The film was released in 1979, and it became a financial success, grossing over $104 million at the box office.

The movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score), Best Sound Mixing, and Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium).

Back to the Future (1985)

The film is a comedy about a teenager and his scientist friend who travel back in time to the 1950s.

This film was released on July 3, 1985. Michael J. Fox played Marty McFly, Christopher Lloyd played Dr. Emmett Brown, Lea Thompson played Lorraine Baines McFly, Crispin Glover played George McFly, and Thomas F. Wilson played Biff Tannen in the Robert Zemeckis-directed film.

The Prestige (2006)

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Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson feature in Christopher Nolan’s 2006-released British-American mystery-thriller The Prestige, which was also written by Nolan brothers Jonathan and Christopher.

The British-American mystery-thriller movie The Prestige was released in 2006 under Christopher Nolan’s direction.

Christopher Nolan penned the film’s screenplay. Jonathan and Christopher Nolan wrote the script for the movie. On October 20, 2006, Warner Bros. Pictures released it in theatres around the country.

1977 was the year saw the premiere of the science fiction film Star Wars: Episode Four – A New Hope.

The story follows two rival magicians in the early 1900s (Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier and Christian Bale as Alfred Borden) who share a bitter rivalry that ends with one of them killing the other.

The Prestige is a film about two rival magicians (Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier and Christian Bale as Alfred Borden) who share a bitter rivalry that ends with one of them killing the other.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

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The science fiction movie Star Wars: Episode Four – A New Hope was released in 1977. It was published in 1977 under George Lucas’ direction. 

The plot focuses on Luke Skywalker’s mission to save Princess Leia from the evil Galactic Empire.

The film was a huge success, with the audience and critics praising it for its visual effects, musical score, and innovative sound design.

The movie was therefore selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress due to its being “distinctive, politically, or culturally significant.”

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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The movie is about a fictional battle between SkyNet, a supercomputer that controls the world’s nuclear weapons, and Skynet, an artificial intelligence defense network.

James Cameron directed the 1991 American science fiction movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

 Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator in the movie, and Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor.

The movie is about a fictional battle between SkyNet, a supercomputer that controls the world’s nuclear weapons, and Skynet, an artificial intelligence defense network.

Interstellar (2014)

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Christopher Nolan directed the science fiction film Interstellar. It is set in the future and follows the story of a group of people who are sent on a mission to find a new home for humanity.

The film starts with the earth’s population being reduced by 50% due to an unknown event, followed by dust clouds that turn day into night.

 The dust clouds also cause crops to die and oceans to dry up, which leads to famine and social unrest around the world. Finding another galaxy that can support life is the only way for humans to survive.

The movie starts with Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey, living on his farm with his two children and father-in-law Donald, played by John Lithgow.

He spends most of his time fixing things around the house or working in the fields while his kids attend school in another town. One day he is visited by Professor Brand (played by Michael Caine) who tells him about an idea.

8. The Empire Strikes Back, Episode V of the Star Wars saga (1980)

The science-fiction movie “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” by George Lucas, released in 1980, is set in a made-up galaxy in space.

Irvin Kershner was the director, and Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

The movie is set three years after the destruction of the Death Star and Luke Skywalker has grown from a boy to a young man.

He encounters Darth Vader and is told that he can learn to use the Force, but only if he turns to the Dark Side.

Luke then goes on a journey with Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca to find Yoda who has gone into hiding on Dagobah for fear of being captured by Darth Vader.

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The Matrix (1999)

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The Matrix is a science fiction movie that has become an instant classic. It is a story of a computer hacker who was saved by the love of his life from the matrix.

 The film depicts how humans are used as batteries for machines and kept in an artificial world created by robots. This film was so successful and what made it stand out from other films at the time.

Inception (2010)

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Inception is a 2010 sci-fi heist thriller film that Christopher Nolan wrote, co-produced, and also served as director.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb, a thief who enters the dreams of others to steal their secrets.

The movie is set in the late 20th century and centers on Cobb’s quest to plant an idea in someone’s mind. The name “inception” refers to the inception of an idea that will later be fully developed.

Inception is a complicated heist film with a lot of twists and turns that will leave you wondering what just happened at the end.

Predator 2 (1990)

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Stephen Hopkins directed the science fiction action movie Predator 2 in 1990.

It is the Predator sequel. The film follows the events of its predecessor and follows the continued pursuit of an alien, this time in Los Angeles, California.

 The film stars Danny Glover as Lieutenant Mike Harrigan, Gary Busey as Peter Keyes, and Bill Paxton as Billy Sole.

Predator 2 was released on November 18, 1990, in North America and grossed $57 million at the box office against its $35 million budget making it a financial success.

The movie was up for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, but Dances with Wolves won it instead (1990)

Alien (1992)

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The movie Alien (1992) is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The movie is about a group of astronauts who are on their way back from a mission on the planet LV-426.

A strange signal from the planet leads them to investigate, and they find an abandoned spaceship.

When they enter, they realize that it’s actually an alien ship and there’s something alive inside.

The crew members are attacked and killed one by one by the creature until only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is left.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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This movie’s director is Steven Spielberg. It is a sequel to Jurassic Park, which was released in 1993.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) is based on the novel by Michael Crichton and tells the story of a group of people who go to Isla Sorna, an island off Costa Rica, where they find dinosaurs roaming free.

The movie generated $618 million in worldwide box office revenue throughout its theatrical run.

Critics praised the film for its action sequences and special effects but felt that it lacked suspense and had too many characters.

In 1997, Steven Spielberg directed The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), which was a sequel to his 1993 film Jurassic Park.

This movie was based on Michael Crichton’s novel of the same name. The story follows a group of people who go to Isla Sorna – an island off Costa Rica – where they find dinosaurs roaming free.

Phenomenon (1996)

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The Phenomenon is a 1996 American science fiction drama film directed by John Travolta. It also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall.

The bond between such a father and his kid, who has psychokinetic abilities, is the movie’s main focus.

The film was released in North America on September 18, 1996, and grossed $4 million in its opening weekend. It grossed $10 million domestically with an estimated budget of $25 million.

The movie has a 22% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, which is based on 36 reviews with an average rating of 3/10.

King Kong (1933)

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Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack are the directors of the 1933 American action adventure movie King Kong.

It tells the story of a giant ape who is captured in Africa and brought to New York City to be exhibited as a circus attraction, only to escape and cause havoc while trying to return home.

King Kong was one of the most expensive films ever made at the time and its success led to sequels, remakes, spin-offs, video games, theme park rides, and merchandise sold around the world.

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