The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of The Last Decade
The past decade was one of the most exciting times for the science fiction movie genre. Instead of elaborating predictions of an atmosphere of doom over and over again, the sci-fi movies finally flourished and started giving us great stories and advanced technologies we could never imagine before. The number of fascinating science fiction movies during the past decade is impressive indeed, which is why this list was difficult to be completed. However, we have managed to come up with a list of the best movies of the genre from 2003 to 2012, with the note that our choice of a winner for 2013 has to wait until the end of December.
This is not a classic Top 10 list, as we are not ranking the movies by preference, but by the year they were released. So fasten your seatbelts, as if you watch these movies by the order we provide them in– you’re in for a great ride!
10. X2 (2003)
As soon as X-Men was released in 2000, everyone was aware of the fact that a sequel was inevitable. What many people didn’t expect was for the sequel to outshine its previous installment considerably. Although there are certain disagreements in the critics’ community (who will always prefer a movie’s first release over the sequel no matter what), the final comment after watching X2 is that it is incredibly inventive and there are some decent standout moments there.
The coolest thing about this movie is that it doesn’t do any favors for those who haven’t seen X-Men, and it picks up the story exactly where it was left. After Wolverine’s trip to discover about his true origins didn’t lead to success, he returns to his fellow mutants and has a challenging mission to complete: put an end to Stryker’s evil plan. Stryker is the factor that really made this movie powerful, as he is portrayed as one of the greatest villains of all times.
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
This movie was the definite highlight of 2004; not just in the sci-fi genre. It is a story you love and admire as you laugh through it. The main characters, Joel and Clementine, are centered within the story in a way so the viewer starts to care about them despite the fact that they are losing the track of their lives. Charlie Kaufman’s has a unique style that continues to surprise his fans, so we can never know what to expect from him. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind might be his magnum opus, as it is definitely a great challenge to write a better movie than this one.
This is a movie that goes beyond the sci-fi genre, because when that surface is scratched, the big questions of life are revealed. This is the kind of film that means much more after you think about it, and leaves impressions for life.