The first science fiction film in history was released at 1902 (A Trip to the Moon, written and directed by Georges Méliès), since then the Science-Fiction genre evolved steadily, thanks to modern computers generated imagery and our own technological evolution.
In the last 20 years a huge amount of amazing science fiction films emerged, to the point that the cable channel owner NBCUniversal created a dedicated channel for Science Fiction (SyFy).
In this article you’ll find my top 10 Sci-Fi movies from 2000-2010.
Great Special effects, Simple story, big cars shooting and fighting, what more do we need?
#9 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are ex-lovers who have their minds wiped to forget about each other.
Even if it’s a great film, for me the Science-Fiction part is too small.
#8 I Robot
Set in a future Earth (2035 A.D.) robots and computers are common assistants in everyday life and at work. A “robotophobic” detective (Will Smith) investigates into a murder, in which a robot appears to be implicated, even though that would mean the robot had violated the Three Laws of Robotics which is apparently impossible. This film gives us a good look in the future, even now we use robots on a more common base than 10 years ago: Robots for everyday tasks(vacuum cleaner), Robots for manufacturing (Industries), Drones (Military Strikes, Bomb disposal), think about what could happen in 20 years…
Serenity is a continuation of the short-lived S-F series Firefly. It’s a nice space western set in 2517. Humanity has left Earth and moved to another star system. The Alliance controls most of the planets. River Tam, a young girl, is being mentally and physically conditioned by alliance scientists. Her Brother Simon tries to rescue her…
#6 Minority Report
Based on the short Story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick, Minority Report deals with the topic of multiple futures, and the question of determinism vs. free will. In a future, special police officers are able to arrest murders before they commit their crimes. An officer from that unit (Tom Cruise) is himself accused of a future murder…
#5 District 9
In 1982 an extraterrestrial race stranded on earth and is forced to live in a militarized ghetto as they can’t fix their ship. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population. Wikus van der Merwe is in charge, and leads a camera team to show the dangers of the alien population. Whilst looking for weapons in their area, Wikus finds an object, what he thinks to be a weapon. In front of the camera a black liquid spills out of the found object in his face. Later he starts to feel strangely ill…
#4 Star Trek
After the fail of Star Trek Nemesis in 2002, paramount pictures stopped producing Star Trek films for nearly 8 years. Thanks to J.J. Abrams, they were able to revive the Star Trek franchise with finally a new approach and some good special effects. They did a little Star Wars move, by going back in history (The beginnings of the well-known captain Kirk and his crew), instead of going further in the future.
#3 Revenge of the Sith
The final episode of the Star Wars franchise was much better than its two predecessors were. The first 40 minutes (Epic space battle) and the final lightsaber duels (Anakin vs. Obi-Wan and Darth Sidious vs. Yoda) are among the best scenes of the entire six movies.
Avatar was a real surprise, when out in the cinemas, the Special Effects and 3d where so well integrated into the actors scene-play, that it felt real. Avatar provided us with a Sci-Fi Space Medley of Dances with Wolves and Pocahontas.
Sam Bell, who is working alongside his speaking computer GETRY, in a power plant on Moon, has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint…
In 2009 the notion of a film being unique seems unlikely, but that is what Moon feels like.
I have watched all those films and my favourite was the Avatar. I really like the way James Cameron was directing. The plot of the movie was amazing and the 3D effects were superb. I am waiting now the second part of the on 2014
E.T didn’t make it to the list? Surely that is one of the biggest sci-fi movies ever made.
You can so much add Prometheus to your list (which is great btw), I know it is not in the box office yet, but it will be an amazing Blockbuster. I saw the trailer at the IMAX it was just mind blowing!