Special Report

The Best Sci-Fi Movie the Year You Were Born

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2010: Inception
> IMDb score: 8.8 — #1 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 91% — #13 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $339.7 million — #40 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe

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2009: Star Trek
> IMDb score: 7.9 — #26 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 91% — #13 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $314.8 million — #45 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

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2008: Iron Man
> IMDb score: 7.9 — #26 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 91% — #13 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $406.5 million — #31 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

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2007: Sunshine
> IMDb score: 7.2 — #99 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 73% — #139 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $4.9 million — #468 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

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2006: Children of Men
> IMDb score: 7.9 — #26 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 85% — #54 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $49.7 million — #274 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

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2005: Serenity
> IMDb score: 7.8 — #38 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 91% — #13 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $36.5 million — #316 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

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2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
> IMDb score: 8.3 — #10 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 94% — #2 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $50.7 million — #271 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

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2003: X2: X-Men United
> IMDb score: 7.4 — #73 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 85% — #54 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $326.5 million — #44 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

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2002: Spider-Man
> IMDb score: 7.3 — #87 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 67% — #202 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $637.6 million — #9 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

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2001: Donnie Darko
> IMDb score: 8.0 — #19 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 80% — #94 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $2.4 million — #487 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne