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.

Rob Spiegel

December 23, 2020

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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.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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