Poll: Metacritic's Top Sci-Fi Movies
A poll by Ed_Jones_XLIX
Results of 574 votes:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Back to the Future (1985)
Blade Runner (1982)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The Truman Show (1998)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Donnie Darko (2001)
The Martian (2015)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Terminator (1984)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
District 9 (2009)
Minority Report (2002)
Black Panther (2018)
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Trek (2009)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
King Kong (1933)
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