Best Science Fiction Movies of 2008

1.

WALL·E

6.9

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Release date: 2008-06-22
2.

Iron Man

6.6

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Toub
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2008-04-30
3.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat.

Release date: 2008-07-15
4.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

5.6

In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines that can destroy the human race. As Hell on Earth is ready to erupt, Hellboy and his crew set out to defeat the evil prince.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, John Hurt
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2008-07-11
5.

Cloverfield

5.5

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Starring: Michael Stahl-David, T.J. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, Odette Annable
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2008-01-15
6.

The Incredible Hulk

5.4

Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with a new, deadly foe.

Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2008-06-12
7.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

5.3

SG-1 searches for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the Ori, and discover it may be in the Ori's own home galaxy. As the Ori prepare to send ships through to the Milky Way to attack Earth, SG-1 travels to the Ori galaxy aboard the Odyssey. The International Oversight committee have their own plans and SG-1 finds themselves in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.

Starring: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Beau Bridges
Directed by: Robert C. Cooper
Release date: 2008-03-11
8.

Stargate: Continuum

5.2

Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Starring: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Claudia Black
Directed by: Martin Wood
Release date: 2008-07-29
9.

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

5.2

Fresh off ripping space-time a new one at the end of "Bender's Big Score," the Planet Express crew is back to mend the tear in reality, or (hopefully) at least not make it worse. Beyond the tear, though, lurks a being of inconceivable...tentacularity. What will become of Earth, and indeed, our universe, when faced with the Beast with a Billion Backs?

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom
Directed by: Peter Avanzino
Release date: 2008-06-30
10.

Death Race

5.1

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.

Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2008-08-22
11.

Jumper

5.1

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and determined group of zealots who have sworn to destroy all Jumpers. Now, David’s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!

Starring: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2008-02-13
12.

Justice League: The New Frontier

5.0

The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the combined strength of their newly formed Justice League?

Starring: David Boreanaz, Neil Patrick Harris, Brooke Shields, Jeremy Sisto, Kyle MacLachlan
Directed by: Dave Bullock
Release date: 2008-02-26
13.

Repo! The Genetic Opera

4.9

A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2008-07-18
14.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

4.8

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers, Jean Michel Paré
Directed by: Eric Brevig
Release date: 2008-07-10
15.

Blindness

4.8

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Release date: 2008-05-14
16.

Outlander

4.7

During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Jack Huston, Ron Perlman, John Hurt
Directed by: Howard McCain
Release date: 2008-04-24
17.

Babylon A.D.

4.6

In Babylon A.D Vin Diesel stars as a veteran-turned-mercenary who is hired to deliver a package from the ravages of post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to a destination in the teeming megalopolis of New York City. The "package" is a mysterious young woman with a secret.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Charlotte Rampling
Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz
Release date: 2008-08-20
18.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

4.6

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2008-12-10
19.

Speed Racer

4.4

Speed Racer is the tale of a young and brilliant racing driver. When corruption in the racing leagues costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to bring an end to the corruption and criminal activities. Inspired by the cartoon series.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman
Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Release date: 2008-05-09
20.

Doomsday

4.3

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

Starring: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2008-03-14

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