Avatar: The Way of Water to Interstellar: The Best sci-fi movies according to IMDb ratings

If you have been on the lookout for the finest science-fiction movies that deliver the best of mind-bending and game-changing futuristic graphics, you are going to be glad you scrolled on.

Updated on Jan 05, 2023   |  07:31 PM IST  |  155.9K
Avatar: The Way of Water to Interstellar
Best sci-fi movies according to IMDb ratings

If you have always loved movies depicting out-of-the-box elements like outer space, unexplored worlds, futuristic frontiers, and Artificial Intelligence, you certainly are a die-hard science fiction fan. This time, we have decided to quench your thirst for the best sci-fi movies with our little list. We have curated a list of top science fiction movies that truly take you beyond your own imagination and into the world of unthinkable futures with graphics definitely worth watching. Right from seat-gripping space adventures to darker dystopian dramas, below you will find a carefully curated list of highly-rated sci-fi movies that you must watch right away. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll on!

 

1. Avatar: The Way of Water 

Avatar: The Way of Water Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang

Director: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron(screenplay by), Rick Jaffa(screenplay by), Amanda Silver(screenplay by)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Year of release: 2022

Run Time: 192 min

Avatar: The Way of Water Rating: 7.9/10

Read more about Avatar: The Way of Water here.

Avatar: The Way of Water was one of the most-awaited releases in the world of sci-fi cinema. The movie follows the story of Jake Sully who resides with his family that he has newly found on an extrasolar moon called Pandora. You have got to watch the movie to witness how Jake works with Neytiri and the Na'vi army to safeguard their home.

2. Strange World

Strange World Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Dennis Quaid

Director: Don Hall, Qui Nguyen

Writer: Qui Nguyen(screenplay by)

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Year of release: 2022

OTT Platform: Disney+

Run Time: 102 min 

Strange World Rating: 5.5/10

Read more about Strange World here.

The Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, and Dennis Quaid starrer science fiction movie is all you need if you have been looking for the best sci-fi movies of all time. The epic action-adventure drama follows the story of Clades who are a family of explorers on an important mission. 

3. Black Adam 

Black Adam Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra 

Writer: Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Run Time: 125 min

Year of release: 2022

OTT Platform: Netflix

Black Adam Rating: 6.5 /10

Read more about Black Adam here.

With a star-studded cast including Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, and Noah Centineo, Black Adam was one of the biggest releases in the world of sci-fi cinema. In fact, if you have been on the lookout for the best sci-fi movies, this is it. The movie features the story with elements like the power of Egyptian gods and justice in today’s world. 

4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast:  Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke

Director: Ryan Coogler

Writer: Ryan Coogler (screenplay by), Joe Robert Cole(screenplay by)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Year of release: 2022

Run Time: 161 min

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Rating: 7.2/10

Read more about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever here.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the sci-fi movies that will be an absolute treat to watch. Directed and written by Ryan Coogler along with Joe Robert Cole, this movie features a phenomenal story of how people of Wakanda combat to preserve their home. 

5. Nope 

Nope Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Brandon Perea

Director: Jordan Peele

Writer: Jordan Peele

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Run Time: 130 min

Date of release: 2022

Nope Rating: 6.9/10

Directed and written by Jordan Peele, this movie right here will be a treat for any sci-fi fans out there. The movie features the story of people living in California who are witnesses to an uncanny and goose-bump-worthy discovery.

6. Interstellar

Interstellar Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Director: Christopher Nolan 

Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Run Time: 169 min

Year of release: 2014

OTT Platform: Prime Video

Interstellar Rating: 8.6/10

No list of sci-fi movies can be complete without the ultimate sci-fi hit, Interstellar. The movie is a revolution in the world of science fiction. Released in 2014, this classic movie will be relevant for years to come.  

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FAQs

Which is the best sci-fi movie of all time?
The ultimate sci-fi hit, Interstellar, is the best sci-fi movie of all time. The movie is a revolution in the world of science fiction. Released in 2014, this classic movie will be relevant for years to come.

What’s Black Adam about?
With a star-studded cast including Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, and Noah Centineo, Black Adam was one of the biggest releases in the world of sci-fi cinema. In fact, if you have been on the lookout for the best sci-fi movies, this is it. The movie features the story with elements like the power of Egyptian gods and justice in today’s world.

What are the best sci-fi movies of all time?
Interstellar, Black Adam, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Strange World and Avatar: The Way of Water are the best sci-fi movies of all time.

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