Science fiction is said to be the greatest movie genre because it can contain all the other genres in it and take us to imaginative futuristic worlds.
Here’s our selection of the best sci-fi movies which can be enjoyed with your family.
1. Star Wars
Star Wars is regarded as the first-ever space adventure movie which is made on a very large scale. It began in 1977 in a faraway galaxy and years later, continues to keep its fans hooked on what will happen next.
This movie about starships and intergalaxic wars has changed the world of pop culture and will remain a classic in the sci-fi genre.
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
This 1982 classic follows the life of Elliot and his siblings, who form an emotional connection with an abandoned alien as they protect him from being captured by the government forces.
This movie takes you on an emotional ride as we discover how the kids try to send their alien friend back to his planet.
Ghostbusters follows the life of three University friends who become supernatural detectives to start a “ghost busting” business.
This fantasy comedy movie isn’t considered kid-friendly but is a must-watch during family movie nights.
4. Back To The Future Series
The plot of this series revolves around, Marty McFly and a scientist, Doctor Brown, who invented the time machine through which they both travel back and forth in time, which results in hilarious consequences.
You have to watch Part II of the series which takes Marty and Doc Brown to the year 2015 and it’s entertaining to see how the 1989 filmmakers envisioned 2015.
5. Jurassic Park
Your family movie night is incomplete without at least one movie from the Jurassic Park series. This is one of the largest movie series, based on the 1990 sci-fi novel by Michael Crichton.
The first Jurassic Park movie was made in 1993 and its latest will be released in 2021.
Set in the year 2154, James Cameron’s Avatar remains as one of the most unique movies which introduced us to the fictional world of Pandora and the human/Na’ vi hybrids, Avatars.
People loved Avatar for its breathtaking visuals which won the movie 2010’s Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It was the highest-grossing movie until 2019 after the release of Avengers: Endgame.
7. The Hunger Games
This popular dystopian sci-fi is a favorite among teenagers and adults.
The Hunger Games is based on the novel series of the same title by Suzanne Collins. It will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow the life of the protagonist Katniss Everdeen in a post-apocalyptic world.
8. Earth To Echo
This 2014 movie revolves around three best friends who upon receiving encoded messages on their phones, go on a mission to find out the source of the messages and find an alien who needs their help.
Earth To Echo is considered to be a different version of E.T. Extra-Terrestrial but watch it for its own storyline and characters.
9. Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
This 2015 sci-fi mystery movie tells the story of a science enthusiast teen Casey and inventor, Frank as they take on a mission to discover a city, Tomorrowland, in which anything is possible
This should be a must-watch with the family and kids because it shows a confident and intelligent young woman and is filled with positive sentiments.
10. The Divergent Series
Another film trilogy based on the Divergent novel series by Veronica Roth. This dystopian thriller movie follows the life of Tris Prior who lives in a futuristic world divided into five factions.
However, the production of these movies has been cancelled after the release of its third movie, it’s still a must-watch especially among girls.
There you have it, our top 10 picks of the best sci-fi movies. Go ahead and plan an amazing “out of this world” movie night.