Movies in the Science Fiction/Horror genre

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Alien

When Alien was first released during the summer movie season of 1979, science fiction films were all the rage. The trend had been started two years earlier with the unexpected box office success of Star Wars, and, by 1979, anything even remotely co...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1979-05-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, ...
Alien 3

Way to go Fox. Way to kill off a franchise where the first two installments were among the best around. Sadly, as bad as Alien 3 is – and it’s really bad – it’s only the beginning of a process. Few films that began with episodes as grea...

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 1992-05-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Gore, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, ...
Alien: Covenant

When Ridley Scott released Prometheus five years ago, his stated intention was to explore a new story in the Alien universe. He had limited enthusiasm for continuing the evolution of the xenomorph he first brought to the screen in 1979 but mar...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, ...
Box, The

Feelings of déjà vu while watching The Box are understandable (perhaps inevitable), with the movie evoking memories of a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits TV episode. Such similarities are not coincidental; the author of the source material, Richard...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, ...
Cloverfield Paradox, The

The decision to release The Cloverfield Project direct-to-streaming (DTS?) is not only a glimpse of how the future may look for middle-budget movies but a win-win for Paramount Pictures and Netflix. The studio has found a way to offload a whit...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-04
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Gugu Mbataha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, ...
Cure for Wellness, A

The strange, surreal tone that permeates Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness is simultaneously its greatest strength and its greatest weakness. Vaguely echoing the likes of Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut ...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth
Fourth Kind, The

Science fiction has always been fascinated by the "first contact" scenario: what would it be like if intelligent life from another planet decided to visit our little corner of the universe? Often, these tales are allegorical in nature, and there a...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR
Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, ...
Life

Oblique spoilers follow. Nothing specific, but there are some hints about things perhaps better left unrevealed.Yes, for a majority of its running length, Life is an Alien clone. The similarities are so strong that they’re impossible to ignor...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, ...
Morgan

If Mogan’s DNA exhibits traces of Blade Runner, it’s not coincidental. The film’s director is Luke Scott, Ridley’s son, and the same questions about artificial intelligence, sentience, and humanity can be found in this movie. ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Luke Scott
Cast: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, ...
Quiet Place, A

For movies like A Quiet Place – science fiction-based horror films that aren’t obsessed with appealing to the Blumhouse demographic – tone and atmosphere are the most critical production aspects. This is something Ridley Scott understood...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, ...