101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die was published in 2009 and has films ranging from 1902 to 2006. Forty-four of the 101 cross over with the 1001 Movies list, while 57 are unique.

With insight from critics, film historians, academics, and experts in the field, 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, black holes, time-travel, dodgy outfits, distant planets, impossible quests, nuclear war, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, spaceships, extraordinary monsters, subterranean societies, and fluorescent drinks

From the classic low-budget, space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials to the slick, CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic. Take a classic cop chase, and set it on Mars. Think of a haunted house story, then add the Nostromo. Take the boy-meets-girl classic, then make them mutants. Turn the known world on its head, play with the laws of physics, and all the while hold your audience spellbound.

The List[edit | edit source]

1 - A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2 - A Trip to Mars (1918)
3 - Aelita (1924)
4 - Paris Asleep (1925)
5 - Metropolis (1927)
6 - The Invisible Man (1933)
7 - Things to Come (1936)
8 - The Thing from Another World (1951)
9 - When Worlds Collide (1951)
10 - The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
11 - Invaders From Mars (1953)
12 - It Came from Outer Space (1953)
13 - The War of the Worlds (1953)
14 - Them (1954)
15 - Gojira (1954)
16 - Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
17 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
18 - Forbidden Planet (1956)
19 - The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
20 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
21 - The Time Machine (1960)
22 - The Amphibian Man (1962)
23 - La Jetée (1962)
24 - Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
25 - Alphaville (1965)
26 - The Tenth Victim (1965)
27 - Fahrenheit (1966)
28 - Seconds (1966)
29 - Fantastic Voyage (1966)
30 - Who Killed Jessie (1966)
31 - Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
32 - Planet of the Apes (1968)
33 - A Space Odyssey (1968)
34 - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
35 - THX (1971)
36 - Silent Running (1972)
37 - Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
38 - Solaris (1972)
39 - The Fantastic Planet (1973)
40 - Sleeper (1973)
41 - Soylent Green (1973)
42 - Westworld (1973)
43 - Dark Star (1974)
44 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
45 - Logan's Run (1976)
46 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
47 - Star Wars (1977)
48 - Stalker (1979)
49 - Time After Time (1979)
50 - Alien (1979)
51 - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
52 - Flash Gordon (1980)
53 - Scanners (1981)
54 - Escape from New York (1981)
55 - Road Warrior (1981)
56 - E T The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
57 - Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan (1982)
58 - Blade Runner (1982)
59 - The Thing (1982)
60 - Tron (1982)
61 - Videodrome (1983)
62 - The Last Battle (1983)
63 - Return of the Jedi (1983)
64 - Repo Man (1984)
65 - The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
66 - (1984)
67 - The Terminator (1984)
68 - Dune (1984)
69 - Starman (1984)
70 - Brazil (1985)
71 - Back to the Future (1985)
72 - The Quiet Earth (1985)
73 - Aliens (1986)
74 - Star Trek IV The Voyage Home (1986)
75 - Predator (1987)
76 - Robocop (1987)
77 - Akira (1988)
78 - The Navigator (1988)
79 - Tetsuo (1989)
80 - The Abyss (1989)
81 - Total Recall (1990)
82 - Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
83 - Jurassic Park (1993)
84 - Ghost in the Shell (1995)
85 - Monkeys (1995)
86 - Independence Day (1996)
87 - The Fifth Element (1997)
88 - Men in Black (1997)
89 - Gattaca (1997)
90 - Starship Troopers (1997)
91 - Open Your Eyes (1997)
92 - Pi (1998)
93 - The Matrix (1999)
94 - Galaxy Quest (1999)
95 - Signs (2002)
96 - Code (2003)
97 - Primer (2004)
98 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
99 - I Robot (2004)
100 - The Host (2006)
101 - Children of Men (2006)

2016 Edition Additions[edit | edit source]

1 - Avatar (2009)
2 - Attack the Block (2011)
3 - Gravity (2013)

See Also[edit | edit source]

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