Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies That Will Become Classics

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    These films take us to the world of tomorrow… today! For this list, we’re looking at 21st century science fiction films that will become future classics, including “Inception” (2010), “Her” (2013), “Ex Machina” (2015), “Arrival” (2016), “The Martian” (2015), and more! What do YOU think is the best modern sci-fi movie? Let us know in the comments!
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    • FrustratedBaboon
      FrustratedBaboon 17 days ago +1

      br2049 Was trash. Just a sequence of random events. I could not follow what was going on.

    • Oneal Malki
      Oneal Malki 22 days ago

      you forgot to mention interstellar which is already a classic,. I think you need to edit your video just to mention it,. also I don't know about mad max fury road

    • CaseAgainstFaith1
      CaseAgainstFaith1 24 days ago

      @bonfire I just couldn't swallow the premise in Inception. I just couldn't buy 10x speed per dream level idea. When they kept showing the slow-mo fall, I just facepalmed. I liked the first half of Interstellar, but then went woo-woo.

    • bonfire
      bonfire 27 days ago

      Caseagainstfaith1. I personally loved inception but absolutely hated interstellar. I don’t understand why people go crazy over that movie.

  • Anke Devos
    Anke Devos 4 hours ago

    Star wars ,marvel movies ,DC are NOT sci-fi
    The first part of the Acer num sci-fi stands for science the second part stands for fiction
    Marvel is a comic fantasy adaptation or CFA
    Star wars is ( yes there are spaceships and lasers) a fantasy movie set in the past so a fantasy movie not sci-fi
    DC is the same as marvel, transformers.
    Sci- fiction is set in either a alternative present white advance tech or a possible future of mankind emp on mankind there is no fantasy element ( jedi superheroes or dwarfs in sci fi ) does movies that feature one of all of these things AR not sci-fi but fantasy/action films

  • Ultramarine
    Ultramarine 18 hours ago

    Annihilation is trash foh

  • Michael Ortiz
    Michael Ortiz 3 days ago

    Arrival sucks ass big time

  • Sushant Masal
    Sushant Masal 9 days ago

    I bet interstellar is better then blade runner 2049

  • The Renegade
    The Renegade 9 days ago

    not a good list. elysium interstellar matrix avatar E.T wall-E blade runner. all missing. and arrival number 1 lol really ?????????arrival?????;DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • Tek Bluesome
    Tek Bluesome 11 days ago

    glad to see Ad Astra did not get a mention worst sci fi of 2019!

  • Brittany Race
    Brittany Race 12 days ago +1

    Equilibrium is an overlooked classic

  • Jace Pawlak
    Jace Pawlak 15 days ago

    Number 1?! Wow... I REALLY missed the point of it then.

  • Jace Pawlak
    Jace Pawlak 15 days ago

    Annihilation?! Dreck.

  • ShadoeFax
    ShadoeFax 16 days ago +1

    Annihilation is a criminally overlooked and underappreciated gem of a film.

  • Tyguy _321
    Tyguy _321 16 days ago

    I came here to find movies to watch not have them spoiled

  • Gaurav Rawat
    Gaurav Rawat 17 days ago

    All movies are awesome ....and some classic is missed..

  • Kody McGee
    Kody McGee 19 days ago +1

    Inception should definitely of been #1 i still think about that movie all the fuckn time

  • Kody McGee
    Kody McGee 19 days ago

    Ex machina is a Master piece i was blown away

  • movieman82us
    movieman82us 19 days ago +1

    I'm very happy that Arrival is #1. It ALMOST makes up for Minority Report and Interstellar (both masterpieces) and Blade Runner 2049's exclusion. Almost.

  • movieman82us
    movieman82us 19 days ago

    Minority Report > Edge of Tomorrow

  • Akshit Jain
    Akshit Jain 21 day ago

    1. Inception
    2. Interstellar
    3. Arrival
    4. Gravity
    5. Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind
    6. The Martian
    (From movies that I have seen)

  • Sloghen
    Sloghen 21 day ago +4

    My list:
    1. Blade Runner 2049
    2. Interstellar
    3. Ex Machina

    • Ian Mangham
      Ian Mangham 13 hours ago

      I loved Bladerunner 2049,AMAZING

  • Sloghen
    Sloghen 21 day ago +1

    Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic movie. Hopefully people will find it like they found the original. Interstellar should be on this list as well.

  • Oneal Malki
    Oneal Malki 22 days ago

    you forgot to mention interstellar which is already a classic,. I think you need to edit your video just to mention it,. also I don't know about mad max fury road

  • Amiya Ranjan Das
    Amiya Ranjan Das 23 days ago

    This is the best Sci fi movie list I've ever seen.
    I've seen all the movies mentioned in the video, and trust me all of them are true gems

  • FrostHD
    FrostHD 23 days ago

    Frick you Watchmojo
    Interstellar will be a classic

  • Mr. Squirrel
    Mr. Squirrel 23 days ago

    Annihilation was garbage

  • David of Yorkshire
    David of Yorkshire 23 days ago

    Predicting future classics is like predicting the weather with tealeaves. A classic becomes such because people cling to it, most films that become classics are unexpected and niche in genre.
    Avengers will never be a classic, it's to heavily promoted and will be forgotten in a decade, like most marvel big budget films. Classics come out if nowhere often and are often contrary to their initial releases.

  • Noah Mirlach
    Noah Mirlach 23 days ago

    Non of these will become a classic. Mojo really hasn't got a clue of film.

  • Guardington Keke
    Guardington Keke 24 days ago

    Idk maybe just maybe blade runner 2049 would be at #1

  • Tom Leonard
    Tom Leonard 24 days ago

    I loved most all of these, but I would put Martian as number one.

  • Connor Gibson
    Connor Gibson 24 days ago +1


  • Dhirendra Kumar
    Dhirendra Kumar 24 days ago

    Fury Road ???

  • Pieter Dobbels
    Pieter Dobbels 24 days ago

    Wtf chappie???

  • Micah-David Saunders
    Micah-David Saunders 24 days ago

    This video gets a super like for including *Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Children of Men, and Arrival.* These are all in my top 10 sci-fi movies, and honestly in my top 20 movies of any genre. I could literally write paragraphs about why I consider these movies to be such high points in cinema, but it's best if you just watch them.

  • Carson S
    Carson S 25 days ago

    Children of Men isn't just one of the best sci-fi movies of all time, but it's one of the best movies of all time.

  • Sheky Nandi
    Sheky Nandi 25 days ago

    My List....
    1. Children of Men
    2. Blade Runner 2049
    3. Interstellar
    4. Inception
    5. Arrival
    6. Edge of Tomorrow
    7. Annihilation
    8. District 9
    9. Source Code
    10. Ex Machina

  • Franco
    Franco 25 days ago

    I've seen every movie on this list. This is the first time in the history of WatchMojo videos. :D
    My personal favourite is Ex Machina. And yeah, I also miss Blade Runner 2049, it should be there instead of Edge of Tomorrow.

  • Sean Barron
    Sean Barron 25 days ago

    Moon and Blade Runner 2049 should be in there. Apart from that, it's a good top ten.

  • the one and only Orecon

    The list was going well until I realized neither Interstellar nor Blade Runner 2049 was on the list

  • Abel Gonzalez
    Abel Gonzalez 26 days ago

    No Blade Runner 2049? Upgrade??

  • George Cherry
    George Cherry 26 days ago

    How about the last Kong movie? Skull island was awesome.

  • Lindsay Benton
    Lindsay Benton 26 days ago

    No way Arrival deserves the number 1 spot over any of the others on this list...

  • BlackSky 37
    BlackSky 37 26 days ago

    SPOILER: Blade Runner 2049 is not the #1 movie on the list. It is not even mentioned. At all.

  • Dustin Ouellette
    Dustin Ouellette 26 days ago

    Another honorable mention, if not ranking in the top ten, should be Prodigy on Netflix (2017 movie, not the 2019 horror movie by the same name). It is a beautifully intellectual and emotional movie. It instantly became one of my all time favorites.

  • Attilio De Moliner
    Attilio De Moliner 26 days ago

    what a croc

  • Adrian Hernandez
    Adrian Hernandez 26 days ago +2

    Children of Men is more post-apocalyptic/apocalyptic than sci-fi. I wouldn't even consider it a sci-fi film.

  • Joseph Callahan
    Joseph Callahan 26 days ago

    Annihilation had a decent premise but a cliche and predictable ending. It's too intellectual only for under-educated audiences.
    Arrival #1. I guess predictable, uninspired, poorly acted, poorly plotted, and films with terrible ending are your fair. You did, after all, put Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind on the list. What a bunch of dreck. At least you didn't pick Prometheus. Peace.

  • Xx Champ xX
    Xx Champ xX 26 days ago

    All those who are saying where is BR2049 Interstellar , etc should know that this is the set of new movies and those are really old

  • Darragh Heaney
    Darragh Heaney 26 days ago

    Why isn't endgame Number 1?

  • Pedro Traguil
    Pedro Traguil 27 days ago

    WTF?? Arrival as number 1? I was sure it was Interstellar... not even a honorable mention? Best movie i ever seen, and definitly one of the best si-fi movies of all time. Cmon Watch Mojo!

  • gunther giesl
    gunther giesl 27 days ago

    Very happy Arrival was number 1...It is a masterpiece of a film....and I must admit I'm shocked that Blade Runner 2049 did not make this list.

  • Lucy Love
    Lucy Love 27 days ago

    Bro gravity is such a good movie I just watched it in my physical science class

  • Captain Jakemerica
    Captain Jakemerica 27 days ago

    How will Star Trek 2009 be a classic? I love it but I don't know if I'd say it will be a classic

  • Captain Jakemerica
    Captain Jakemerica 27 days ago

    I thought Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind was more fantasy than Sci-Fi?

  • Captain Jakemerica
    Captain Jakemerica 27 days ago

    Bullshit Minority Report should have been number 10

  • BlackHat
    BlackHat 27 days ago


  • TrueY QL.tura
    TrueY QL.tura 28 days ago

    I have seen Arrival. I do not think it is going to become classics.

  • jman 1989
    jman 1989 28 days ago

    I love how 2049 keeps getting mentioned in the comments. Faith in humanity restored

  • Compucles
    Compucles 28 days ago

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Who says a new entry in long established franchise can't be eligible? You put a Star Trek movie in the honorable mentions, after all.

    • Brendan Clarkson
      Brendan Clarkson 25 days ago

      Compucles That’s science fantasy. They’re looking for science fiction.

  • Matt Göktuğ Sarı
    Matt Göktuğ Sarı 28 days ago

    Guys, just because Blade Runner was an easier movie to follow and understand does not make it better than Arrival, okay? Arrival is iconic. Instant classic along with Interstellar.

  • Matt Göktuğ Sarı
    Matt Göktuğ Sarı 28 days ago

    came here to make sure Arrival is no.1

  • Crackers 64
    Crackers 64 28 days ago

    Did you actually watch the Martian? You weren't really close on your