Sunshine (2007) RT 76% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2008

50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

Planet of the Apes (1968) RT 90% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2001

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Kim Hunter  •  James Daly

The Island (2005) RT 40% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2005

Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

Ender's Game (2013) RT 60% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2014

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gavin Hood
CAST:  Asa Butterfield  •  Hailee Steinfeld  •  Harrison Ford  •  Abigail Breslin

Total Recall (1990) RT 82% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Sharon Stone  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Ronny Cox

A Beautiful Mind (2001) RT 75% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 2002

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Pitch Black (2000) RT 57% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 2000

After crash-landing on a seemingly lifeless planet, pilot Carolyn Fry and the remaining passengers -- including murderer Riddick and policeman William J. Johns -- encounter an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Twohy
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Cole Hauser  •  Rhiana Griffith

Elysium (2013) RT 67% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

Gattaca (1997) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Romance • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Niccol
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Jude Law  •  Gore Vidal  •  Uma Thurman




Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) RT 73% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2002

Eleven-year-old David is the first android with human feelings. He is adopted by the Swinton family to test his ability to function. Before they are done testing him though ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Haley Joel Osment  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Sam Robards  •  Jake Thomas

Predestination (2014) RT 84% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2015

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Spierig  •  Peter Spierig
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Sarah Snook  •  Noah Taylor  •  Christopher Kirby

Blade Runner (1982) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to kill a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos

A Scanner Darkly (2006) RT 69% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2006

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Linklater
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Winona Ryder  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Mitch Baker

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) RT 73% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Helmut Bakaitis  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Don Battee  •  Monica Bellucci

Minority Report (2002) RT 90% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2002

John Anderton is a top "Precrime" cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Max von Sydow  •  Steve Harris  •  Neal McDonough

The Red Violin (1998)

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Carlo Cecchi  •  Irene Grazioli  •  Anita Laurenzi  •  Tommaso Puntelli

Ship of Theseus (2012) RT Audience 91%

This first feature film from Indian playwright Anand Gandhi, tells three stories about persons forced to think about the ethics and moral issues raised by medical advances: a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Anand Gandhi
CAST:  Aida Elkashef  •  Sohum Shah  •  Neeraj Kabi  •  Vinay Shukla

Men in Black (1997) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Will Smith  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Vincent D'Onofrio