Best Science Fiction Movies of 2008

1.

WALL·E

7.0
8.4/10

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
7.9/10

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, Leslie Bibb
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2008-04-30
3.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0
8.5/10

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.

Cloverfield

5.5
7.0/10

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
5.

The Incredible Hulk

5.4
6.7/10

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
6.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

5.3
7.4/10

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
7.

Stargate: Continuum

5.2
7.5/10

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
8.

Death Race

5.1
6.4/10

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
9.

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

5.1
7.3/10

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.

Jumper

5.1
6.1/10

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
11.

Futurama: Bender's Game

5.1
7.3/10

When Leela is insulted by a group of space-rednecks (like regular rednecks, but in space) she enters the Planet Express ship in a demolition derby. She emerges victorious, but when she brings the damaged ship home and the Professor sees the fuel gauge, he's enraged by the hit he's going to take at the Dark Matter pump. Now the crew have to find a way to break Mom's stranglehold on starship fuel, even if they have to wade through a Lord of the Rings-inspired fantasy-land to do it!

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom
Directed by: Dwayne Carey-Hill
Release date: 2008-11-03
12.

Justice League: The New Frontier

5.0
7.0/10

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.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

4.8
5.8/10

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
14.

Blindness

4.8
6.6/10

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
15.

Doctor Who: The Next Doctor

4.7
7.5/10
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor
The Doctor arrives in Victorian London, it's Christmas, but the snow isn't the only thing descending on the tranquil and jubilant civilization...familiar silver giants of an alternate reality are amassing in numbers, The Cybermen are on the move again, and the only beings who can stop them are The Doctor...and another Doctor?
Starring: David Tennant, David Morrissey, Dervla Kirwan, Velile Tshabalala, Ruari Mears
Directed by: Andy Goddard
Release date: 2008-12-25
16.

Outlander

4.7
6.2/10

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.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

4.6
5.5/10

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
18.

The Signal

4.5
6.1/10

A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

Starring: Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress, Sahr Ngaujah
Directed by: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry
Release date: 2008-02-22
19.

Franklyn

4.4
6.2/10

Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single bullet determines the destiny of these four characters.

Starring: Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe, Bernard Hill, Sam Riley, Art Malik
Directed by: Gerald McMorrow
Release date: 2008-10-16
20.

Doomsday

4.3
6.0/10

The lethal Reaper virus spreads throughout Britain—infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. Authorities brutally and successfully quarantine the country but, three decades later, the virus 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, Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Adrian Lester, Alexander Siddig
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2008-03-14

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