Science fiction is one of cinema’s most consistently beloved genres. Just as audiences were dazzled by Georges Melies’ “A Trip to the Moon” at the dawn of motion pictures in 1902, modern filmgoers often flock to see the latest big budget sci-fi spectacle.
The recently released “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has already grossed nearly $600 million in the United States. Other science fiction franchises – while not reaching the popularity of Star Wars – also have amassed large fan bases.
24/7 Wall St. recently brought you the 50 best sci-fi movies of all time. We’ve now revisited the list, updating the titles for current popularity and doubling the number of films to 100.
To determine the best sci-fi movies, 24/7 Wall St. created an index based on user ratings from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. The films range from 1931 to this year.