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1. Reign: The Conqueror (1997– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Alexander the Great was the world's most powerful warrior. Reign is a 21st century science-fiction retelling of the legend of this Macedonian king. A visual masterpiece, Reign tells the ... See full summary »

Stars: John DeMita, Michael Sorich, Beau Billingslea, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Votes: 433

2. BattleTech (1995– )

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Based upon the strategy war game and set during events in the Blood of Kerensky Trilogy by Michael Stackpole, a small independent unit lead by Maj. Adam Steiner fights their way to their ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Spellos, Sean Bushe, Doug Lee, Roxxy Dakota

Votes: 84

3. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979–1981)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero.

Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla, Mel Blanc

Votes: 6,838

4. Dinotopia (II) (2002)

TV-PG | 250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.

Stars: David Thewlis, Katie Carr, Jim Carter, Alice Krige

Votes: 5,219

5. Dinotopia (I) (2002–2003)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The show serves as a sequel to Dinotopia (2002) and adds a new threat to the world of Dinotopia in the form of outlaws knows as the Outsiders, as well as more dinos.

Stars: Erik von Detten, Shiloh Strong, Zoltan Papp, Omid Djalili

Votes: 1,319

6. Earth 2 (1994–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker, Jessica Steen

Votes: 4,483

7. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 230,251

8. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 273,040 | Gross: $25.51M

9. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 200,155

10. Hypernauts (1996– )

20 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Three cadets from the Academy Of Galactic Exploration and a Pyrian princess are in a distant sector of the galaxy, when they encounter the warfaring Triad, who had destroyed Pyrus and other... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Daniel, Glenn Herman, Heidi Lucas, Carrie Dobro

Votes: 43

11. Invasion: Earth (1998– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

Stars: Vincent Regan, Maggie O'Neill, Fred Ward, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 558

12. Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996–2002)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.

Stars: Brian Downey, Michael McManus, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Xenia Seeberg

Votes: 6,903

13. Phantom 2040 (1994– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The 24th Phantom, the 'Ghost Who Walks,' battles crimes in the future of 2040.

Stars: Scott Valentine, Margot Kidder, J.D. Hall, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 489

14. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 31,133

15. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action

A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 40,952

16. Silver Surfer (1998)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

The adventures of the cosmic wanderer as he seeks his lost home after rebelling from his master.

Stars: Paul Essiembre, James Blendick, Camilla Scott, John Neville

Votes: 1,743

17. Space Cases (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

One day at an academy, 7 people sneak aboard a mysterious spaceship. The people consist of 5 students, who are Harlan, the athletic leader from earth; Catalina, the Saturnian rainbow-head ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Jones, Kristian Ayre, Rahi Azizi, Paige Christina

Votes: 693

18. Space Ghost (1966–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks.

Stars: Gary Owens, John David Carson, Tim Matheson, Don Messick

Votes: 1,372

19. Space Precinct (1994–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Shackelford, Rob Youngblood, Simone Bendix, Nancy Paul

Votes: 694

20. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton

Votes: 6,444

21. Starhunter (2000–2004)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In 2275, a team of bounty hunters tries to stop a conspiracy involving alien DNA. In 2300, bounty hunter Travis Montana searches for his lost son.

Stars: Tanya Allen, Stephen Marcus, Michael Paré, Murray Melvin

Votes: 754

22. Supercar (1961–1962)

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

Supercar was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, who traveled the world in search of adventure. Supercar was ... See full summary »

Stars: David Graham, Graydon Gould, Sylvia Anderson, George Murcell

Votes: 232

23. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Edgar Stehli, Theo Goetz

Votes: 259

24. TekWar (1994–1996)

60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world. Jake Cardigan, a cop who was jailed on trumped charges, is hired... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Evigan, William Shatner, Natalie Radford, Maria del Mar

Votes: 526

25. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 9,542

26. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 179,327 | Gross: $51.09M

27. The Martian Chronicles (1980)

360 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen.

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 1,949

28. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Peter Brace

Votes: 11,599

29. UFO (1970–1973)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization, which defends Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Votes: 2,512

30. Urutora sebun (1967–1968)

30 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An alien superhero from M-78 protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats in this popular classic follow-up to the original "Ultraman" TV series.

Stars: Shôji Nakayama, Kôji Moritsugu, Yuriko Hishimi, Sandayû Dokumamushi

Votes: 231

31. Wing Commander Academy (1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The dramatic adventures of a group of space cadets on the Terran carrier Tiger's Claw in total war against a hostile, alien, lion-looking warrior race, the Kilrathi.

Stars: Mark Hamill, Thomas F. Wilson, Malcolm McDowell, Dana Delany

Votes: 131

32. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

36 Metascore

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

Votes: 120,145 | Gross: $25.86M

33. Æon Flux (1991–1995)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Æon Flux is a mysterious and amoral secret agent from the country of Monica. Her motives or background are left unexplained, as are those of her antagonist/love, Trevor Goodchild. On her ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi

Votes: 5,117

34. Batteries Not Included (2008)

30 min | Documentary

A look at the world of gadgets.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, John Cleese, Rob Rouse, Hugh Dennis

Votes: 94

35. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia

Votes: 5,898

36. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,488 | Gross: $28.20M

37. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 554,744 | Gross: $56.95M

38. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery... and HAL.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 47,334 | Gross: $40.20M

39. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 241,640 | Gross: $131.92M

40. 4D Man (1959)

TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Horror, Romance

A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces, but he also rapidly ages, which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. | Stars: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Robert Strauss

Votes: 1,437

41. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

Votes: 15,476 | Gross: $6.90M

42. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 703,651

43. A.P.E.X. (1994)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Richard Keats, Mitchell Cox, Lisa Ann Russell, Marcus Aurelius

Votes: 983 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An alien "policeman" arrives on Earth to apprehend a renegade of his own race who impregnates a woman with a potentially destructive mutant embryo.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jesse Ventura, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Damian Lee, Jerry Levitan

Votes: 1,578

45. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 145,204 | Gross: $0.55M

46. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

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