Special Report

The Best Sci-Fi Movie the Year You Were Born

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1990: Total Recall
> IMDb score: 7.5 — #66 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 78% — #105 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $259.2 million — #62 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1989: Back to the Future II
> IMDb score: 7.8 — #38 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 85% — #54 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $271.9 million — #57 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1988: They Live
> IMDb score: 7.3 — #87 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 79% — #99 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $29 million — #343 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George ‘Buck’ Flower

Source: Courtesy of Orion Pictures

1987: RoboCop
> IMDb score: 7.6 — #57 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 84% — #66 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $125.2 million — #132 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox

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1986: Aliens
> IMDb score: 8.3 — #10 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 94% — #2 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $210.3 million — #80 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1985: Back to the Future
> IMDb score: 8.5 — #4 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 94% — #2 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $547.7 million — #13 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Source: Courtesy of Orion Pictures

1984: The Terminator
> IMDb score: 8.0 — #19 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 89% — #29 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $103.6 million — #153 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1983: The Dead Zone
> IMDb score: 7.2 — #99 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 76% — #121 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $60.4 million — #252 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

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1982: Blade Runner
> IMDb score: 8.1 — #15 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 91% — #13 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $101.7 million — #157 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

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1981: Escape from New York
> IMDb score: 7.2 — #99 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 77% — #113 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $83.2 million — #198 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

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