Movies in the Science Fiction/Thriller genre

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Oxygen

One of the age-old questions about movies is whether a terrible ending can ruin an otherwise solid motion picture. In the case of Oxygen, the bad aftertaste from the contrived and unconvincing conclusion diminishes the experience but doesn’t...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-12
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Melanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric
Pitch Black

It's Vin Diesel week! Suddenly, this largely unknown actor, whose only significant credits were a part in Saving Private Ryan and some voice work in The Iron Giant (as the title character), is a hot commodity with significant roles in two films op...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2000-02-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/THRILLER
Director: David Twohy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, ...
Self/Less

Self/less begins with a promising (albeit well-worn) science fiction premise, degrades it by turning it into a generic thriller, and finishes it off with a rushed, disjointed ending. The film, from director Tarsem Singh (whose most recent credit was ...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2015-07-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Tarsem Singh
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, ...
Source Code

Source Code is what might happen if one cross-bred Groundhog Day with 24 and The Matrix. The resultant offspring is not as trippy or successful as any of its parents, but it fits nicely into the growing niche of mind-bending virtual reality experi...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2011-04-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/THRILLER
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, ...
Thing, The

When it was released in 1982, John Carpenter's remake of Howard Hawks' 1951 science fiction classic The Thing from Another World spurred much debate about not only which film was more effective but whether Carpenter's version fit better into the sc...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 1982-06-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/THRILLER
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, ...
Upgrade

Upgrade, the exploitation-influenced stepchild of Payback and Robocop, is the latest creation from Leigh Whannell, the influence behind Saw and Insidious. Working without the James Wan safety net, Whannell proves adept at providing sufficien...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, DIsturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Hardie, Betty Gabriel, ...
Watchmen

Transforming Watchmen, one of the most lauded comic series of all time, into a movie is as ambitious an undertaking as anyone in Hollywood is likely to attempt. For more than 20 years, a variety of people (including Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky...

Run Time: 2:43
U.S. Release Date: 2009-03-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/THRILLER
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Malin Akerman, ...
What Happened to Monday

Few things are more depressing in moviedom than films that squander a great premise. Such is the case with What Happened to Monday, a sci-fi thriller than all-but-abandons its deep philosophical underpinning in order to pursue a straightforward...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Marwan Kenzari, Willem Dafoe, ...