16 Most Fascinating Science Fiction Movies of the Last Decade (2006-2016)

Snowpiercer (2013)

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Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Starring Chris Evans in the lead role, the film is set on a train named Snowpiercer. The inhabitants of the train are the only humans left and they are the only hope left for the survival of the humanity after an attempt of climate engineering in order to stop global warming fails and results into a new ice age. The film talks about the retaliation by the tail passengers led by Curtis Everett, played by Chris Evans, against the elite on the train.

Her (2013)

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Her is a 2013 romantic science fiction film that depicts romance between a man Theodore Twombly, played by Joaquin Phoenix, and his artificial intelligence OS named Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Directed and produced by Spike Jones, the film tries to show us the possible future as humans are clinging towards gadgets and new technologies while ignoring the real human relations.

Interstellar (2014)

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Another epic science fiction film born out of the imagination of Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is a film about a crew of astronauts led by Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey, who travel through a wormhole to research and analyze 3 inhabitable planets to locate a new home for humanity as the Earth is on the verge of decline. Nolan has beautifully filmed the whole space sequence making it feel real, whereas the concept of the wormhole and the time lapse is picture perfect, even if it’s scientifically accurate or not.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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Edge of Tomorrow is an interesting science fiction film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the lead roles. The film is centered upon Bill Cage, a Public Relations officer played by Tom Cruise, who finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to his arrival at the base, every time he is killed during the battle with aliens. As he realizes that, the only way to end the time loop is to defeat the extraterrestrials, he joins hands with Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski, played by Emily Blunt, to find a way to get an upper hand against the alien force.

Dawn of the Planet of Apes (2014)

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Dawn of the Planet of Apes is the 2nd film in the reboot of the original Planet of the Apes series and is a sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of Apes. Set after 10 years of the events of the first film, the 2nd film of the series follows the story of a group of people living in San Francisco surviving the aftermath of a plague that’s slowly wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain his leadership over his colony of intelligent Apes.

Predestination (2014)

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Another time travel film on our list is Predestination. The film was released in 2014 starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Nook, and Noah Taylor in the lead roles. Directed by Michael and Peter Spielberg, the film tells us the story of an agent, who is sent in the past to assassinate the Fizzle Bomber. However, the film is not just a simple story about stopping a terrorist attack but a number of theories and facts is unveiled throughout the movie that leaves you appalled at the end. Predestination is one of the Best Time Travel movies Ever.

Ex Machina (2015)

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Ex Machina revives our fantasy about humanoid robots, but in addition, it also sheds some light about the price we may be paying if things got out of control. This science fiction psychological thriller film is written and directed by Alex Garland. The film tells us the story of a humanoid robot and her intelligence that outsmarts two geniuses in order to escape and see the world outside the apartment where she was trapped. Despite fiction, the film also tries to show the possibilities where a robot can manipulate humans to such an extent that they can even outsmart their own creators.

The Martian (2015)

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The Martian is a space adventure film starring Matt Damon based on Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name. The film depicts the story of Mark Watney, an astronaut botanist played by Matt Damon, and his struggle to survive in an alien world on the planet Mars as he is mistakenly left behind by his crew. While he is thriving to survive, the people at Earth’s base are also trying to bring him back.

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Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.