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1. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 409,566 | Gross: $63.54M

2. Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012– )

22 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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An anthology series in which each episode is a self-contained story set in a different world, with all stories linked together by an asteroid called the Metal Hurlant, which is passing ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Adkins, Karl E. Landler, Dominique Pinon, Lygie Duvivier

Votes: 1,494

3. Immortal (2004)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.0
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In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.

Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Linda Hardy, Thomas Kretschmann, Charlotte Rampling, Yann Collette

Votes: 19,930

4. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 26,956

5. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 20,782 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Gandahar (1987)

PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Plummer, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Catherine Chevallier

Votes: 3,885 | Gross: $0.37M

7. Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.8
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In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

Votes: 5,151

8. Ulysses 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,682

9. Time Masters (1982)

78 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros, Yves-Marie Maurin

Votes: 4,713

10. Terminus (1987)

PG | 115 min | Sci-Fi

2.9
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In a sort of "Mad Max" futuristic adventure, an international sport has been established where a driver of a computerized truck must drive across country to an established terminus and not ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-William Glenn | Stars: Karen Allen, Jürgen Prochnow, Johnny Hallyday, Gabriel Damon

Votes: 278

11. Shock Treatment (1973)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Doctors at a rejuvenation clinic discover a formula that will prevent aging. However, it involves harvesting the blood and body parts of young men, a process that the doctors aren't particularly averse to.

Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Robert Hirsch, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 943

12. Tykho Moon (1996)

Not Rated | 102 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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The McBee family has erected a government over a future 'colony', that looks like a run-down Paris divided into sectors by the Berlin Wall. All male family members suffer from a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Julie Delpy, Johan Leysen, Michel Piccoli, Marie Laforêt

Votes: 626

13. Kamikaze (1986)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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A crazy old and bored scientist invents a system which allows him to reach through the airwaves and transform live TV cameras into weapons to kill whoever is being filmed.

Director: Didier Grousset | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michel Galabru, Dominique Lavanant, Romane Bohringer

Votes: 427

14. Time-Jam - Valérian & Laureline (2007– )

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Based on a French comic book set in a somewhat utopian future where time travel is possible, the show follows two futuristic spatio-temporal French special agents who protect time ans space from time travel-related paradoxes.

Stars: Gwendal Anglade, Mélodie Orru, Alison Dowling, Wayne Forester

Votes: 135

15. Paradis pour tous (1982)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Doctor Valois has invented the "flashage", a cure for depressed people. After having tested it on monkeys, he tries with a first human patient, Alain Durieux. This is great success, ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Jacques Dutronc, Fanny Cottençon, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 276

16. Malevil (1981)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his... See full summary »

Director: Christian de Chalonge | Stars: Michel Serrault, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Robert Dhéry

Votes: 555

17. Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989)

95 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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In an imaginary dictature of a futuristic world, rebellion has broken out. The men in power scramble to the Bunker Palace Hotel, a bunker built long ago for just this kind of contingency. ... See full summary »

Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Carole Bouquet, Maria Schneider, Roger Dumas

Votes: 757

18. Babel (1999)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.7
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Babel tells the story of the Babels, a strange breed of four-foot-tall creatures who once coexisted happily with human beings on planet Earth. However, when the humans built a huge tower to... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pullicino | Stars: Mitchell David Rothpan, Maria de Medeiros, Tchéky Karyo, Michel Jonasz

Votes: 171

19. Coplan Saves His Skin (1968)

110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In Istanbul, a young woman is attacked by six thugs and the agent Frank Milland who had set a rendez-vous with her, is outnumbered, and she dies. Frank is menaced later in order to stop his... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Claudio Brook, Margaret Lee, Jean Servais, Bernard Blier

Votes: 120

20. Demon Is on the Island (1983)

102 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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On an island, things start going crazy as the islands house hold appliances go rouge. It's up to Dr. Gabrielle Martin to discover whats causing this evil, and much more.

Director: Francis Leroi | Stars: Anny Duperey, Jean-Claude Brialy, Pierre Santini, Gabriel Cattand

Votes: 216

21. The Time to Die (1970)

80 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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A woman witnesses a video taped murder and is marked for elimination by the killer.

Director: André Farwagi | Stars: Anna Karina, Bruno Cremer, Jean Rochefort, Billy Kearns

Votes: 101

22. Frankenstein 90 (1984)

100 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: Alain Jessua | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Eddy Mitchell, Fiona Gélin, Herma Vos

Votes: 227

23. Aux frontières du possible (1971–1974)

55 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Stars: Pierre Vaneck, Jean-François Rémi, Elga Andersen, Yvette Montier

Votes: 28

24. Le mutant (1978– )

52 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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An intelligence agency is determined to learn the nature and whereabouts of Saul Mason, a eugenics-created young man with psychic power and super-strength. In each episode of this short ... See full summary »

Stars: Stéphane Bouy, Gilles Kohler, Bernard Woringer, Jacques Dacqmine

Votes: 22

25. Man with the Transplanted Brain (1971)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Professor Marcilly is a famed brain specialist who, following in-depth and extended research work, is now able to perform brain transplant surgery. One day, he finds himself in the presence... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 37

26. The Suns of Easter Island (1972)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Six people find a mysterious mark in the center of their left hand and all independently go to Easter Island in hopes to uncover the mystery.

Director: Pierre Kast | Stars: Norma Bengell, Françoise Brion, Jacques Charrier, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 121

27. A Mere Mortal (1991)

85 min | Thriller

6.7
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A young man, a researcher in ancient languages, begins to receive strange radio messages in a language only he knows. The messages ask him for very bizarre missions. Eventually, he ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Jolivet | Stars: Philippe Volter, Christophe Bourseiller, Nathalie Roussel, Roland Giraud

Votes: 217

28. La brigade des maléfices (1970– )

Crime, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Stars: Léo Campion, Marc Lamole, Jacques François, Jean-Claude Ballard

Votes: 23

29. Ne jouez pas avec les Martiens (1968)

G | 81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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These space people have cat eyes and a disintegrating pistol;and when they touch a woman 's lips with their magic kiss.

Director: Henri Lanoë | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Macha Méril, Jean Ozenne, André Valardy

Votes: 33

30. Le maître du temps (1970)

70 min | Drama

5.8
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An alien, master of the time from a distant star who travels centuries to centuries, explores our planet. He finds himself on a Brazilian beach with his magic ring.

Director: Jean-Daniel Pollet | Stars: Duda Cavalcanti, Renato Coutinho, Uracy D'Oliveira, Montgomery da Silva

Votes: 21

31. The Big Everything (2015)

131 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Ejected 20,000 years away from their civilization by a black hole, 3 scientists, a pshychiatrist, and a mechanic, decide to explore the universe rather than go back to earth.

Director: Nicolas Bazz | Stars: Jauris Casanova, Hélène Seuzaret, Benjamin Boyer, Laure Gouget

Votes: 39

32. Un Martien à Paris (1961)

87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Director: Jean-Daniel Daninos | Stars: Darry Cowl, Nicole Mirel, Henri Vilbert, Gisèle Grandpré

Votes: 15

33. Astrolab 22 (1985– )

26 min | Sci-Fi

5.6
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Stars: Pierre Londiche, Jean-Yves Gautier, Véronique Prune, Vincent Siegrist

Votes: 7

34. Time-Jam - Valérian & Laureline (2007– )
Episode: Autant en emporte le temps (2008)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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Director: Philippe Vidal | Stars: Gwendal Anglade, Mélodie Orru, Alison Dowling, Wayne Forester

35. Time-Jam - Valérian & Laureline (2007– )
Episode: Contretemps (2007)

Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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In the year 2417 new space time agent Valerian embarks on his first voyage. In the year 912 he meets the irrepressible Laureline. Despite the best of intentions, they find that they have ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Vidal | Stars: Gwendal Anglade, Mélodie Orru, Sophie Deschaumes, Emmanuel Rausenberger

Votes: 8

36. Time-Jam - Valérian & Laureline (2007– )
Episode: Par les temps qui courent (2007)

Animation, Adventure, Family

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Director: Philippe Vidal | Stars: Gwendal Anglade, Mélodie Orru, Alison Dowling, Wayne Forester



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