Best Science Fiction Movies of 2010

1.

Inception

7.4
8.8/10

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2010-07-15
2.

Iron Man 2

6.0
7.0/10

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2010-04-28
3.

Never Let Me Go

5.7
7.1/10

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting reality awaiting them.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Domhnall Gleeson, Andrea Riseborough
Directed by: Mark Romanek
Release date: 2010-09-15
4.

TRON: Legacy

5.6
6.8/10

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.

Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Release date: 2010-12-10
5.

Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead)

5.2
9.2/10
Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead)
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years that follow a zombie apocalypse. Led by former police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs
Release date: 2010-11-05
6.

Predators

5.1
6.4/10

A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, convicts, death squad members... hunters who have now become the hunted.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo
Directed by: Nimród Antal
Release date: 2010-07-03
7.

Hot Tub Time Machine

5.1
6.4/10

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Starring: John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke
Directed by: Steve Pink
Release date: 2010-03-26
8.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

5.1
7.2/10

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with superhuman powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Starring: Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher
Directed by: Lauren Montgomery
Release date: 2010-09-28
9.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

5.0
5.9/10

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Kacey Clarke
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2010-09-09
10.

Planet Hulk

4.9
6.8/10
Planet Hulk
When the Hulk becomes too dangerous for the Earth, the Illuminati trick Hulk into a shuttle and launch him into space to a planet where the Hulk can live in peace. Unfortunately, the Hulk's struggle to escape makes a malfunction in the shuttle causing Hulk to land on the planet Sakaar where he is sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator.
Starring: Rick D. Wasserman, Marc Worden, Mark Hildreth, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sam Vincent
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2010-02-02
11.

Stake Land

4.7
6.5/10

Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

Starring: Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Gregory Jones
Directed by: Jim Mickle
Release date: 2010-09-30
12.

Monsters

4.6
6.4/10

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an infected zone. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures," while a journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Annalee Jefferies, Ricky Catter, Kerry Valderrama
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Release date: 2010-06-18
13.

Repo Men

4.6
6.3/10

In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the best agents in the business, but when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart, he finds himself in the same dire straits as his many victims.

Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Release date: 2010-03-18
14.

Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

4.6
7.7/10

With the Griffins stuck again at home during a blackout, Peter tells the story of “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.”

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, H. Jon Benjamin
Directed by: Dominic Polcino
Release date: 2010-05-23
15.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

4.1
8.1/10

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, directed by Chris McKay, combines the satirical sensibilities of Green and Matthew Senreich's Robot Chicken with characters of the Star Wars universe.

Starring: Seth Green, Zac Efron, Seth MacFarlane, Carrie Fisher, Donald Faison
Directed by: Chris McKay
Release date: 2010-12-19
16.

Death Race 2

4.0
5.6/10

In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to survive a twisted race against an army of hardened criminals and tricked-out cars.

Starring: Luke Goss, Sean Bean, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Tanit Phoenix
Directed by: Roel Reiné
Release date: 2010-11-12
17.

Going Postal

3.9
7.8/10

Moist von Lipwig is a con-man with a particular talent-- he is utterly unremarkable. When his execution is stayed in Terry Pratchett's remarkable Discworld, he must work off his debt to society as the land's head Postman. Things are not always as they seem, and soon Lipwig is delivering mail for his very life!

Release date: 2010-05-30
18.

Pixels

3.8
7.5/10

New York City is invaded by 8-bit creatures.

Directed by: Patrick Jean
Release date: 2010-04-01
19.

Halo Legends

3.7
6.6/10

Halo Legends is an unprecedented gathering of the finest talent in Japanese animation that have drawn together to explore the mystery and action of the Halo universe. Eight episodes and a stunning range of visual styles shed new light and epic perspective on Halo lore.

Starring: Andy McAvin
Directed by: Shinji Aramaki, Hideki Futamura, Frank O'Connor, Toshiyuki Kanno, Tomoki Kyoda, Kouichi Mashimo, Yasushi Muraki, Daisuke Nishio, Mamoru Oshii, Koji Sawai, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Takahiro Tanaka
Release date: 2010-02-16
20.

TEKKEN

3.7
4.8/10

In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this dystopia, Mishima sponsors Tekken, a tournament in which fighters battle until only one is left standing.

Starring: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale, Luke Goss
Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Release date: 2010-03-20

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