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Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century


Dreams of yesterday are the realities of today. People thought the 21st century would be full of scientific and technological advancements. They weren’t all wrong; we are already living in a world full of automated robots, self-driving cars, and computers as thin as a notebook. But the past 20 years have been a break-through period for the world of science fiction cinema, with extraordinary ideas just blowing through the roof, one after the other; there is no doubt that the 21st century has given birth to the best sci fi movies of all time. These 15 sci-fi movies are bound to make your mind curious and spinning with excitement, in a sense that will leave you wanting for more.

Here is the list:

#1 – Donnie Darko (2001)

The story of Donnie Darko, a perplexed teenager who befriends a bunny-type figure that is only visible to him, and together they try to save the world in less than 6 hours.

It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video, GooglePlay Movies.

#2 – Ex Machina (2014)

The love for programming leads a young man, Caleb Smith, to take part in an artificial intelligence scientific experiment where he needs to interact and with a female robot and assess her abilities.

It is on Netflix and Prime Video.

#3 – Interstellar (2014)

Directed by Christopher Nolan, this movie does leave its mark on the list of the best sci fi movies and is one of the most celebrated out of them. It is an inter-galactic adventure to find a habitable planet for the human race. 

It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video, and GooglePlay Movies. 

#4 – Her (2013)

Usually, robots are considered as well working machines without the ability to feel emotions, however to the contrary, ‘Her’ is a story of a self-absorbed writer, Theodore, who falls in love with an AI robot that he bought to help him write.

It is available on Netflix and Prime Video.

#5 – Transformers (2007)

A new robot race made up of Autobots and Decepticons invade Earth to find the Allspark, the ultimate power source. Only Sam, a human, possesses the ability to find its location.

It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video, and GooglePlay Movies. 

#6 – Inception (2010)

Another top hit on the list of science fiction movies, directed by Christopher Nolan, starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of a thief who steals information by entering into others’ dreams and subconscious. 

It is available on Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video,and GooglePlay Movies. 

#7 – Children of Men (2006)

Set in the year 2027, when the human race is on the brink of extermination, a pregnant woman has transported to safety, since she is the last hope remaining for repopulating the world.

It is available on Netflix and Prime Video.

#8 – Paprika (2006)

‘Paprika’ is one of the rare animated science fiction movies that are recommended to watch. This is a story of a gifted scientist whose medical device, capable of curing psychiatric patients, gets in the hands of the wrong people, and he must do everything possible to get it back.

It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video and GooglePlay Movies. 

#9 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

First, of the three-part series, Ceasar, a chimpanzee, is drugged with a new formula that raises his intellect to the human level and sees how his brethren are treated in testing labs, he decides to fight back for justice.

It is available on Hotstar, YouTube, and GooglePlay Movies.

#10 – Arrival (2016)

A species of aliens have set foot on Earth, and it is up to Louise Banks, a linguistic expert and her team to figure out what the aliens are trying to communicate.

It is available on Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and GooglePlay Movies. 

#11 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

In the series of events, two former lovers, whose memories have been erased from their minds, fall back in love, unaware of the past they share. Who expected a good sci fi movie to be about love, but this one is exceptional in its entirety. 

It is available on Netflix and Prime Video.

#12 – Avatar (2009)

15 years, this movie had been in the talks and once released, it now stands second on the list of highest-grossing movies of all time. The story revolves the life of Jake, who wins the heart of the Na’vi people and has to choose sides when humans try to inhabit their planet.

It is available on Hotstar, YouTube, and GooglePlay Movies.

#13 – Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Major William Cage, along with a female warrior, Rita Vrataski, sets out on an adventure to save the human existence from an alien invasion, while being caught up in a time-loop.   

It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video, and GooglePlay Movies. 

#14 – Looper (2012)

The element of thrill makes this movie a good sci fi movie. A mob uses time-travel to assassinate people of the past, but it all goes down when the future-self of the assassin is sent in the past to murder him. 

It is available for rent on YouTube, Prime Video and GooglePlay Movies. 

#15 – The Martian (2015)

Mark Watney, a genius botanist, is left behind on the surface of Mars and has to figure out how to sustain himself on the planet using his skills and help from NASA and the ISS.

 It is available on Hotstar, YouTube, and GooglePlay Movies.


There is nothing more human than the will to survive


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Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.



  1. science fiction movies are really great. I admire the way characters think to create inventions for a better tomorrow. I also enjoy a good storyline. as someone who is extremely interested in technology and who is aware of how fast the world is changing into a global village, I have a long list of science fiction movies that I update regularly. this is a really good list, almost all my favorite Science fiction movies are her. i am so glad you added them to your list of best science fiction films, they deserved it. Arrival is one of my favorites.

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