50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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5. WALL·E (2008)
> Director: Andrew Stanton
> Themes: Imaginations of the future, consumerism
> Actors: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
> Domestic box office: $223.81 million

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4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
> Director: Stanley Kubrick
> Themes: Artificial intelligence, isolation, creation of the universe
> Actors: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
> Domestic box office: $56.95 million

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3. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
> Director: George Lucas
> Themes: Religion, galactic empire, space warfare
> Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> Domestic box office: $322.74 million

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2. Alien (1979)
> Director: Ridley Scott
> Themes: Alien contact, human fear
> Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
> Domestic box office: $78.90 million

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1. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
> Director: Irvin Kershner
> Themes: Religion, galactic empire, space warfare
> Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> Domestic box office: $290.48 million