Sci-Fi movies have played host to some of the biggest movie franchises in the world today, with the interest of human beings in surreal scenarios such as space travel and inter-planetary wars, and other specific points of interest.

Whether you’re a Gen-Z or Millenial, these must be the Sci-Fi movies that made your decade the most interesting in the history of mankind;

I. Interstellar (2014)

Writer/Director; Christopher Nolan.

Interstellar is a mind-bending interplanetary movie plot that takes you through a very enjoyable movie/bingeing experience. Nolan launched into an accurate depiction of time dilation, black holes, and space travel.

II. Inception (2010)

Writer/Director; Christopher Nolan

Inception is another masterpiece by Christopher Nolan and would have been truly tragic if it didn’t make the list at all. The film truly has something for everybody, as the film has a tragic love story, action set pieces to spare, and a science fiction puzzle that crafted one of the most talked-about endings of recent years.

III. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Writer/Director; Justin Lin

Star Trek Beyond was a huge upswing with a fast and furious and fun installment from Justin Lin with a script co-written by ensemble player and trusted fanboy Simon Pegg. The sequel saw a breakout turn from Sofia Boutella and a bittersweet posthumous performance from Anton Yelchin.

IV. Snowpiercer (2013)

Writer/Director; Bong Joon-Ho

Snowpiercer marks Bong Joon Ho’s English-language debut and ascent into narrative genius. Before Snowpiercer, his movies fit more perfectly in intro-specific genres, or they could’ve been easier compared to other (lesser) films of a similar style.

V. Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

Writer/Director; James Gunn

This comedic space adventure proved Marvel could strike gold with obscure comic book characters if done right with a focused vision. Guardians of the Galaxy boasts of some basic ragtag-teams but also a talking raccoon with an attitude and a character who is a sentient tree with a limited vocabulary.

VI. Source Code (2011)

Writer/Director; Duncan Jones

Source Code is a thriller that had audiences sitting on the edges of their seats the entire time. Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is part of a covert military operation that allows his consciousness to be implanted into someone else. A bomb explodes on a commuter train near Chicago, and it is Stevens’ task to determine who set off the bomb.

VII. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Writer/Director; J.J Abrams

Star Wars; The Force Awakens is another J.J Abrams sequel of the famous franchise which had audiences all over the world held spellbound in the last decade. The plot was totally relatable and even though it suffered a lot of bashes from critics, it was still one of the highest performers of the decade.

VIII. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Writer/Director; Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves’ second entry for the Franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes, does offer a sublime culmination of stunning state-of-the-art performance capture effects and a more well-contained war-movie plot.

IX. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Writer/Director; Rian Johnson

Star Wars is easily one of the most popular franchises in the world, and the 2017 offering of the franchise did not disappoint audiences from various parts of the world. Rian Johnson does a much better job than Chris Nolan’s 2013 release.

X. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Writer/Director; Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049 revisits the futuristic world of replicants. With greater technology today, the special effects in this movie are mind-blowing. Young LAPD Blade Runner, K (Ryan Gosling) makes his way through life “retiring” the older model of unruly replicants.

XI. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Writer/Director; Robert Rodriguez

Alita; Battle Angel is the story of a young cyborg and her quest to defeat an all-seeing evil was brought to life. The wait was well worth it too, as Rosa Salazar’s portrayal of Alita is at times wild-eyed, while also hardened with the resolve of a warrior. Both her sensitive and badass sides get to play a good game, among a cast that also boasts Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connolly, and Mahershala Ali.

But perhaps the most exciting reason Alita: Battle Angel takes its place among the best sci-fi movies of the decade is the fact that it introduced the world of its franchise as a familiar dystopia set in a breathtakingly fresh universe. This film is built much like its protagonist: with wild-eyed visuals and incredible action, and its story definitely deserves to continue in a sequel or two.

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