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16 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

This century has produced a rich collection of science fiction films. Here’s a showcase of the very best from the last 20 years.

The first great Sci-Fi movie of the 21st Century was A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Tons more followed. Some were dystopia (28 Days Later, Children of Men), some involved contact with aliens (District 9, Arrival), and a few were genuinely positive (Wall-E, The Martian).

While this early century has produced many excellent Sci-Fi movies, it has also provided a plethora of television science fiction. Keep your eye out for our upcoming Best Sci-Fi TV of the 21st Century.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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