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Follow two kidnapped children on a surreal pirate adventure in this 'trick' sci-fi fantasy.
9 mins United Kingdom
Follow two kidnapped children on a surreal pirate adventure in this 'trick' sci-fi fantasy.
9 mins United Kingdom
England faces aerial invasion in this entertaining Edwardian science fiction fantasy.
9 mins United Kingdom
Jean-Luc Godard’s venture into sci-fi pits secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) on a mission to destroy the malevolent supercomputer, Alpha 60.
99 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
In this spectacular and unusual sci-fi short commissioned by the European Space Agency, a young apprentice in the art of terraforming planets is given a tutorial by her enigmatic master.
Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.
116 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve
A classic of early sci-fi providing an awe-inspiring and delightful account of man’s first mission to the Moon.
13 mins France Director. Georges Méliès
Aliens wage war on a tower block after one of their number is bludgeoned by a street gang in this witty, action-packed feature debut by Joe Cornish.
87 mins United Kingdom Director. Joe Cornish
A leisurely drive turns into an out-of-this-world adventure for a newlywed couple and their robot chauffeur.
6 mins United Kingdom
The beloved 1980s classic transports Marty McFly back to the 1950s, where he has to ensure his parents fall in love and get himself back to the future.
116 mins USA Director. Robert Zemeckis
Marty McFly and Doc return for the fast-paced sequel that flits between 2015, 1955 and an alternate 1985 where the dastardly Biff has become rich and powerful.
108 mins USA Director. Robert Zemeckis
In the series’ final entry, Marty travels back to 1885 to rescue Doc but becomes similarly stuck in the Western era when the DeLorean runs out of gas.
118 mins USA Director. Robert Zemeckis
Doomed tenement residents are saved by the ‘Fix-Its’, small alien spacecraft that repair their battered apartments, in this much-loved family sci-fi.
106 mins USA Director. Matthew Robbins
A radiation-spouting prehistoric creature emerges off the Cornish coast and begins making its way towards London, in Britain’s answer to Godzilla.
80 mins United Kingdom Director. Eugène Lourié
A London schoolboy’s surprise transformation marks the final collaboration of great British director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
52 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell
Stunning sci-fi thriller steeped in post-Watergate paranoia, following a hoaxed mission to Mars and a trio of astronauts' desperate flight for survival, with Elliott Gould, James Brolin and O.J. Simpson.
123 mins USA Director. Peter Hyams
In an apocalyptic future Britain, a civil servant is unexpectedly entrusted with the fate of humanity in Alfonso Cuarón’s gripping and thoughtful sci-fi.
109 mins USA
Splitting the atom is as easy as ABC in this family-friendly adventure.
68 mins United Kingdom Director. Margaret Thomson
Tommy Knight (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Waterloo Road, Young Victoria) stars as a teenager struggling with his sexuality in 1986, who time-travels to the present day.
18 mins United Kingdom Director. Lloyd Eyre-Morgan
Meddling with nature has devastating consequences in Hammer's first Gothic horror, a visceral take on Mary Shelley's novel.
83 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Fisher
The BFI’s new HD remaster of the British sci-fi classic. A journalist discovers that the Earth has been knocked off its axis and is moving ever closer to the sun. Is the Earth doomed?
United Kingdom Director. Val Guest
Dr Del Shaw and the Doomwatch team investigate sinister effects of pollution on a small island in this big-screen spin-off from the cult BBC series.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Sasdy
Who will triumph when a game of hide and seek turns into a campaign against nuclear power?
17 mins Northern Ireland Director. Roy Spence
David Lynch brings Frank Herbert’s powerful novel and rich fantasy world to life in this cinematic spectacle.
137 mins USA Director. David Lynch
Devotion meets imagination in Spielberg's ultimate crowd-pleaser, part of our new Sci-Fi Collection.
115 mins USA Director. Steven Spielberg
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
What horror lies behind a series of grisly murders? A psychopath? Alien invaders? The truth is weirder still in this cult low-budget sci-fi horror.
74 mins United Kingdom
Wild adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel about a playboy's search for the lost designs of the perfect self-replicating human.
86 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Fuest
A young pilot becomes the first person to fly into outer space, but returns mutilated and thirsty for blood...
76 mins USA
Sam J. Jones stars as the quintessential comic strip hero, out to save the Earth from Ming the Merciless, in Mike Hodges’ visually ravishing sci-fi.
115 mins Netherlands Director. Mike Hodges
1980s family sci-fi at its best, following a boy’s relationship with a talking spaceship that has filled his brain with intergalactic star charts.
90 mins USA Director. Randal Kleiser
The gothic horror that ushered in a wave of cinematic terror, starring Boris Karloff as the reconstructed monster with a human soul.
70 mins USA Director. James Whale
Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe and Sam Riley star in an intricate, ambitious sci-fi drama that follows four parallel realities, each based around characters searching for salvation.
98 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerald McMorrow
Tilda Swinton’s extraterrestrial robot makes left-field political observations about the state of the world in this witty sci-fi film.
78 mins United Kingdom
An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.
12 mins United Kingdom Director. Gaston Quiribet
This low-budget addition to the creature features craze of the 1950s sees a giant lizard emerge from a Dallas ravine to terrorise teenagers.
74 mins USA Director. Ray Kellogg
Somewhere in 1970s England, a UFO crashes in a potting shed. Inside is a strange round visitor from space: the Glitterball. How will it get home?
55 mins United Kingdom Director. Harley Cokliss
The original Godzilla - arguably the definitive monster movie - both a bold metaphor for the atomic age and a thrilling powerhouse of pioneering special effects.
92 mins Japan Director. Ishiro Honda
Bong Joon-ho's barnstorming yet highly original monster movie follows an eccentric family's attempts to rescue the daughter snatched by a huge amphibious creature.
120 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Bong Joon-ho
Ben Wheatley's savage and brilliant adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire, starring Tom Hiddleston.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley
A terrorist plot plays out on a backdrop of towering skyscrapers, bullet-railways and silver lamé in this vintage vision of London's future.
75 mins United Kingdom Director. Maurice Elvey
Extravagantly-mounted futuristic sci-fi, now with added sound, although still with the world's two power blocs at loggerheads.
67 mins United Kingdom
Two curious kids are sent back in time by an eccentric professor, played by former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.
55 mins United Kingdom Director. Jan Darnley-Smith
One of the classics of 50s sci-fi sees the title character in the unfortunate position of continually shrinking following exposure to radiation.
81 mins USA Director. Jack Arnold
A highly controversial adaptation of the H.G. Wells story about a mad scientist creating half human/half animal creatures on his island kingdom.
70 mins USA Director. Erle C. Kenton
One of the key UFO films of the '50s with aliens taking over the local townsfolk after their ship crash lands in the desert.
81 mins USA
It looks like the quaint village of Byway will be bulldozed to make way for a motorway – until alien outcast Kadoyng arrives from Outer Space to help.
60 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Shand
Beware as the all-consuming creature from outer space embarks on a rampage of horror and death in this World Amateur Film of The Year.
21 mins Northern Ireland Director. Roy Spence
Boris Karloff introduces the only surviving episode of the elusive sci-fi anthology series, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s story about a rogue robot.
60 mins United Kingdom Director. Guy Verney
An inventor develops a magnifying glass that can see though solid objects, but when he uses it on his family it proves more curse than boon...
10 mins United Kingdom Director. Hay Plumb
Boris Karloff stars as Dr. Laurence, a scientist who has devised a way to put one person’s mind into another’s body.
66 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Stevenson
Nicolas Roeg’s cult sci-fi stars David Bowie as an alien attempting to amass a fortune to save his home planet, but unable to escape his decadent earthly lifestyle.
133 mins United Kingdom Director. Nicolas Roeg
A sumptuous silent drama of love, frustrated desire and suspended animation in 18th-century Venice.
79 mins United Kingdom
Julie Christie stars in an award-winning adaptation of Doris Lessing's famous dystopian novel.
111 mins United Kingdom
Britain's first full-length science fiction feature has been restored by the BFI National Archive and given a new score by composer Matthew Herbert, commissioned by the BFI and the BBC.
59 mins United Kingdom Director. J. Wallett Waller
Fritz Lang’s expressionist dystopia is one of the first science fiction feature films, and is arguably the most influential.
150 mins Germany
Flight crash investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson) discovers that time travellers from the future are visiting the present day and stealing passengers from doomed aircraft to repopulate a future, infertile human race.
101 mins USA Director. Michael Anderson
In a dystopian future where a totalitarian government rules all, prisoner Hearn must make a choice: to stay incarcerated forever or participate in project Möbius.
5 mins United Kingdom
Gareth Edwards reimagined the monster movie with his highly impressive DIY sci-fi, in which an indie romance blossoms amid the trailing tentacles of an alien invasion.
United Kingdom Director. Gareth Edwards
The pyrotechnic sequel to Gareth Edwards’ cult sci-fi follows US soldiers attempting to police alien-infested zones while also battling human insurgents.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Green
The Drakes' dream of making an old Sussex farm successful comes to a halt after one of their ducks lays a radioactive egg
85 mins USA Director. Val Guest
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing take on invaders from another world in Terence Fisher's scorching sci-fi yarn.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Fisher
An engaging blend of sci-fi, education and unintentional humour aids this anti-smoking diatribe aimed at 1970s teenagers.
27 mins United Kingdom
In a bid to improve on nature, a scientist creates a robot female. But the experiment doesn't quite turn out as planned...
86 mins United Kingdom Director. Bernard Knowles
The man in the moon learns about hygiene in this 1929 public information short promoting the benefits of all-electric mod cons.
20 mins United Kingdom
Darren Aronofsky’s magisterial monochrome mystery concerns a mathematician whose discovery of a powerful number leads to the dark side.
84 mins USA Director. Darren Aronofsky
A rip-roaring adventure tale with a nod to Jules Verne, as a band of futuristic cut-throats terrorise the skies in their trusty airship.
14 mins United Kingdom Director. Dave Aylott, A.E. Coleby
Notoriously dubbed one of the worst films ever made, this deranged 50s sci-fi remains a hilarious and extraordinary example of outsider cinema.
79 mins USA Director. Edward D. Wood Jr
René Laloux and Roland Topor’s surreal, psychedelic sci-fi animation imagines a world in which humanoid creatures are kept as pets by a race of giants.
72 mins France Director. René Laloux
Step into the heady, high-tech future of... 1955 - a world of plastic clothes, video phones, and vacuum tube emails.
15 mins United Kingdom
An exalted pop star holds the country's youth in his thrall, but secretly his popularity is being carefully managed by the state.
103 mins United Kingdom
Kenya’s first science-fiction film takes a dazzling trip into a post-apocalyptic world in which water has almost run out.
21 mins Director. Wanuri Kahiu
One of Britain’s finest sci-fi films, based on Nigel Kneale’s masterful script, about the discovery of ancient alien craft beneath central London.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Ward Baker
Joan Collins stars in this British sci-fi comedy, adapted from a John Wyndham story, about a man’s search for the perfect woman he briefly met in a parallel universe.
87 mins United Kingdom Director. Ralph Thomas
This lively 'trick' film sees an eccentric inventor and his bizarre flying machine save the day when a woman becomes stranded on a church spire.
8 mins United Kingdom
Simon Pummell's (Bodysong) visually ravishing sci-fi thriller exploring the future of virtual reality and the desire to transcend human limits.
18 mins United Kingdom Director. Simon Pummell
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Australian outback, from the director of Animal Kingdom.
103 mins Australia Director. David Michôd
A pair of scientists' idyllic life on Saturn's moon is ruptured by the arrival of a sinister psychopath and his murderous robot.
87 mins United Kingdom
From singularly talented Canadian director David Cronenberg comes this sci-fi/horror classic about people with powerfully violent telepathic powers.
103 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
Whedon needs no education: one of the great natural storytellers shifts Firefly to film…
119 mins USA Director. Joss Whedon
Johnny Five is alive! The sci-fi comedy about a military robot that gets struck by lightning and gains a personality.
98 mins USA Director. John Badham
The animated short on the terrors of nuclear apocalypse that became a sensation when it played on the Ed Sullivan show, leaving middle America highly disturbed.
6 mins United Kingdom
Douglas Trumbull’s ecological sci-fi, eulogised by Mark Kermode as the best science fiction film ever made.
89 mins USA Director. Douglas Trumbull
This adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel follows Billy Pilgrim’s journeys in time as he flits between WWII Dresden and a future on planet Tralfamadore.
104 mins USA Director. George Roy Hill
Alien overlords, a giant robot and cavemen… welcome to the feverish imagination of Roy Spence.
15 mins Northern Ireland
Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley are scientists who create an animal-human hybrid that develops at an alarming rate and soon grows out of control.
104 mins Canada Director. Vincenzo Natali
In this British take on The Day the Earth Stood Still, a scientist’s experiments cause freak events and attract aliens to earth.
75 mins United Kingdom Director. Gilbert Gunn
A baby from Venus saves the day with his superpowers in this charming sci-fi tale produced by the Children's Film Foundation.
50 mins United Kingdom
Veteran director Robert Wise’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s sci-fi novel is an alien virus epic with superb special effects and a suspenseful climax.
131 mins USA Director. Robert Wise
David Cronenberg’s highly disturbing horror about a woman who’s able to externalise her inner torment and manifest it into a brood of killer offspring.
92 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
Ari Folman’s follow up to Waltz with Bashir is a hallucinatory fable about an actress whose digital image is controlled by a Hollywood studio.
122 mins Israel Director. Ari Folman
Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).
112 mins Ireland Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
The team behind Godzilla (1954) reunites for Toho’s first colour widescreen sci-fi, an arresting spectacle about the arrival of an alien race and their giant, destructive robot.
85 mins Japan Director. Ishiro Honda
Long before The Hunger Games, Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress battled it out in a televised assassination game, in Elio Petri’s cult sci-fi.
93 mins Italy Director. Elio Petri
Twelve men at an Antarctic research station battle a shape-shifting alien that hides in human form, in John Carpenter’s ground-breaking sci-fi horror.
109 mins USA
H.G. Wells' chilling vision of the future, which imagines the 20th Century as a near-endless war and struggle against tyranny, remains a key milestone in British science fiction.
108 mins United Kingdom Director. William Cameron Menzies
One of the most celebrated of all 1950s sci-fi films, featuring a memorably bug-eyed and brain-bulging mutant.
87 mins USA Director. Joseph M. Newman
Fast-talking funnyman Tommy Handley visits Elizabethan England – and ends up teaching Good Queen Bess con tricks – in this snappy time-travel comedy.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Walter Forde
A strange old hermit uses witchcraft to give life to the Frankenstein monster. Will the creature be his instrument of revenge, or will it turn on its creator?
26 mins Northern Ireland Director. Roy Spence
Strange events at a Swiss mountain resort are linked to a mind-controlling tentacled creature.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. Quentin Lawrence
The construction of a transatlantic tunnel linking Britain and America hits trouble in an entertaining slice of speculative fiction.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Maurice Elvey
An alien Scarlett Johansson prowls the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing, mind-bending mixture of existential sci-fi and inner-city realism.
108 mins United Kingdom Director. Jonathan Glazer
A scientist is removed from a sensitive research project after his wife is suspected of being an alien, in this eerie sci-fi from director John Krish.
75 mins United Kingdom
Mind-bending psychedelic sci-fi from the early 70s, made by students at Sheffield University.
24 mins Great Britain
James Woods and Debbie Harry star in David Cronenberg’s mind-melting sci-fi about media domination.
87 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
A ferocious dystopian nightmare, this was the first film directed by a black British woman to receive a UK theatrical release.
94 mins United Kingdom Director. Ngozi Onwurah
When investigating a radiation source on a desolate Scottish moor, a group of soldiers disturb a subterraneous radioactive entity.
77 mins United Kingdom