Top 10 Science Fiction Movies Released from 2000-2010

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion really. Here are the top 10 sci-fi movies from 2000-2010. Don’t forget to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Lilo & Stitch (2002) 86% at Rotten Tomatoes

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When an alien pirate crash lands in Hawaii, both he and the little girl who find him find unexpected comfort. Unfortunately bounty hunters soon arrive to take him, and Stitch must prove he loves Lilo and her family.

Rating: PG
Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Starring: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere

9. Battle Royale (2000) 87% at Rotten Tomatoes

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In a dystopian future, people are pitted against each other in brutal warfare for nothing more than entertainment. This Japanese film predates the Hunger Games craze with a similar premise that’s sure to leave you satisfied.

Rating: NR
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto

8. District 9 (2009) 90% at Rotten Tomatoes

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The story of South African apartheid is told through a science fiction lens, as the aliens are more literal. However, the pain they feel in their internment camps is real, and this movie soon becomes the most poignantly human story on film.

Rating: R
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope

7. Land of the Lost (2009) 26% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Sure, it’s campy, but Land of the Lost is everything you’d hope a movie about these two comedians finding portals to an alternate universe. Land of the Lost is like watching Toy Story come to life and pretty much what you imagined when you played as a kid.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Brad Silberling
Starring: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride

6. Clockstoppers (2002) 29% at Rotten Tomatoes

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An underrated classic, Clockstoppers is a great movie about watches that slow down time. It’s not long before the kids who figure it out are being hunted by the corporation that created them. It’s a great Nickelodeon movie that’s every bit as good as the output from the House of Mouse.

Rating: PG
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Jesse Bradford, French Stewart, Paula Garces

5. AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001) 73% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Pinocchio is told in a futuristic setting – only this time the wooden puppet is an AI boy who believes he’s real. Although Spielberg finished it, the movie was left unfinished by Stanley Kubrick’s death. It’s very much done in his style, though.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor

4. Meet the Robinsons (2007) 67% at Rotten Tomatoes

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One of Disney’s best movies, Meet the Robinsons is a time travel movie where a boy meets a friend from the future. He turns out to be (spoiler) his son, and they work together to save the future in a movie good for all ages.

Rating: G
Director: Stephen J. Anderson
Starring: Daniel Hansen, Angela Bassett, Jordan Fry

3. Jumper (2009) 16% at Rotten Tomatoes

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When a teen figures out he has the power to jump through dimensions, it’s not long before he starts doing what we all would. Of course, with great power comes a badass Jackson-led clandestine agency hellbent on tracking and exterminating you.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson

2. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009) 40% at Rotten Tomatoes

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The least appreciated time travel movie of all time, Farris works great with this British cast about a group of friends who discover a time travelling bathroom at the pub. It’s at the same time smart and stupid, and by the time you’re done, you’ll want to wear a hoodie of your own to join the party.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Jamie Mathieson
Starring: Anna Farris, Chris O’Dowd, Marc Wootton

1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) 60% at Rotten Tomatoes

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If ever there were a sci-fi franchise that seriously needs to happen, it’s Hitchhiker’s Guide. The book series is amazing, and it would work so well on screen. Unfortunately, this is all we’re left with. Fortunately, it’s still very watchable after over a decade has gone by.

Rating: PG
Director: Garth Jennings
Starring: Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Stephen Fry


Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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