Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of the 1990s




Let’s return to an era of cyberpunks, genetic experiments gone wrong, and the most state-of-the-art explosions cinema had ever seen (at the time) with the sci-fi movies of the ’90s. WatchMojo will be launching a game show soon, get a leg up on the competition by visiting the Trivia section for this video:

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46 Comments

  1. Daehawk
    March 9, 2016
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    I dont get why you kept showing Galaxy Quest but you didn't even mention it.

  2. Raffa Err
    March 21, 2016
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    fuck contact

  3. shawn lilly
    April 1, 2016
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    why doeswatchmojo put T2 on every list, personally i thought the first one was a lot better

  4. José Valero
    April 15, 2016
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    Men in Black is CRAP

  5. taidye
    May 1, 2016
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    I am a huge terminator fan (HUGE), but I'm actually surprised it was number 1. Tbh I though the matrix would be #1. I'm not complaining tho, just shocked because these lists are fan chosen

  6. craft secure
    May 9, 2016
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    maybe only me or not but alien 3? it kills morm peaple

  7. FX Lord
    May 26, 2016
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    The Spielberg film that sold the most tickets was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial not Jurassic Park. You called Jurassic Park his most successful, but that is only if you ignore inflation. E.T. is 4th all time adjusted, Jurassic Park is 17th. Shame on you Watchmojo for adding to that misapprehension.

  8. Jordan Rhea
    May 27, 2016
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    What? No Armageddon?

  9. Thane Falkner
    May 28, 2016
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    Thank you WatchMojo for putting in "Dark City" in the list. I find that it was a unique, dark, space movie. Also the casting fit perfectly.

  10. Rob Watkins
    May 29, 2016
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    Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country should've been mentioned.

  11. 160p2GHz
    June 3, 2016
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    Love that you gave a mention to Contact. I know it was a bit slow for people in the first half and not hugely popular but I'm always surprised and delighted when I meet people who loved it. Every time I think about it more or rewatch it I realise it was even more brilliant than I had thought. The themes in it are just interwoven beautifully into what seems like a biopic for most of the movie. It's way more brilliant than people give it credit for.

  12. LeafgreenSniper
    July 8, 2016
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    not even a mention for star wars

  13. Brian Welch
    July 9, 2016
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    am i the only one who hated the fifth element and did not think leelo was hot

  14. Nora Dennis
    July 9, 2016
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    I have to say out of them all it's Jurassic Park for me. It still blows my mind. 🙂

  15. Marcelo Naconeski
    July 11, 2016
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    Bicentennial Man from 1999 should be in the list.

  16. david_justin5523
    July 21, 2016
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    Hey where's predator 2

  17. Mike Rodgers
    July 24, 2016
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    My Top Sci Fi flicks 1990s:

    1.Terminator 2
    2.Jurassic Park
    3.The Matrix
    4.Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
    5.Total Recall

  18. H&Z Videos
    July 29, 2016
    Reply

    "Jumanji" should be No.1 in this list
    Agree with me folks!!!

  19. LinkMEP
    August 7, 2016
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    10. Dark City
    9. Men in Black
    8. Stargate (different)
    7. The Fifth Element
    6. The Matrix
    5. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (different)
    4. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
    3. Star Trek: First Contact
    2. Gattaca
    1. Total Recall

    Honorable Mentions

    Freejack (different)
    Galaxy Quest (different)
    The 12 Monkeys
    Jurassic Park
    Demolition Man (different)

  20. joe joyce
    August 7, 2016
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    man 90's sci fi was crap(apart from the iron giant)

  21. BL1
    August 27, 2016
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    Contact as merely an "honorable mention" is an insult to science fiction. Adapted from Carl Sagan's novel, it's one of the most scientifically plausible scifi films ever made. It's part of a great tradition of science fiction speculating on what's possible in the future. Most sci fi movies are really just action movies or horror/creature movies with a scifi premise but which don't spend any time exploring scifi themes. Contact is the real deal.

    Gattaca should be higher on the list.
    Fifth Element is a joke.

  22. SaeZmurf
    August 27, 2016
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    right off the bat in the very beginning you're showing a clip of what you claim is Independence Day when that clip and those actors are never in the movie Independence Day

  23. kippenkopjes ramos
    October 21, 2016
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    Event Horizon

  24. Rusty McNeal
    December 23, 2016
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    I love these vids. Thanks!. What about a mention of the Truman Show? How do we know we are not all in our own Truman Show?

  25. TJ Lee
    December 27, 2016
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    Why was Independence Day only number 10? I feel like it should at least be in the top 5

  26. Roxling13 Gaming
    January 12, 2017
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    0:14 that's Starship Troopers not Independence Day!

  27. Anthony Vitera
    January 21, 2017
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    I vote matrix as number one, no doubt.

  28. Jones Power
    January 26, 2017
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    which one is at 0:32

  29. RRW
    February 7, 2017
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    At the beginning, did they show a scene from SS troopers, call it ID4, and date in from 1995 (the former was 1997 and the latter was 1996)?

  30. canadavatar
    April 8, 2017
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    No honorable mention for Screamers?

  31. Andrew Smith
    April 10, 2017
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    Starship Troopers only an honourable mention?!

  32. Andrew Smith
    April 10, 2017
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    You missed out Gayniggers from Outer Space.

  33. Andrew Smith
    April 10, 2017
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    As the narrator says, T2 is probably the best sci-fi film of all time. I don't know why millions of people claim that Star Wars is better.

  34. Luke Baxter
    April 17, 2017
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    My top 10: (not in order)
    Universal Soldier
    Back to the Future Part III
    The Fifth Element
    T2: Judgement Day
    Ghost In The Shell
    Jurassic Park
    Independence Day
    The Matrix
    Total Recall
    The Iron Giant

  35. Big Fat Cock
    May 1, 2017
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    Matrix is #1

    T1 is better than T2.

  36. DW Froese
    May 4, 2017
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    T2!!!!!!!!

  37. Conor Forrest
    May 14, 2017
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    The fifth element is not better then gattaca and dark city

  38. Brett Peacock
    May 29, 2017
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    Well, I'd swap the Matrix with Dark City for a start – Dark City had multiple ideas and explored them, But when the Matrix had an idea, it ran off screaming and had a gun-battle instead.

  39. Crimson Blue
    July 8, 2017
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    1)jurrasic park
    2)T2
    3)MIB
    4)Independence Day
    5)matrix

  40. Pablo González
    July 21, 2017
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    The Fifth Element ❤

  41. Finger sp00N
    August 24, 2017
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    i used to have the action figure of that green and red dinosaur from jurassic park

  42. Joseph Morton
    August 30, 2017
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    Demolition man?

  43. Michael Brady
    September 30, 2017
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    They actually showed GATTAGA in my school it was great!!!

  44. Maash Mumthaz
    October 3, 2017
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    I think the matrix should be no 1 but i understand why you would choose terminator 2.

  45. pheonix 5
    December 11, 2017
    Reply

    Powder ?

  46. 1000000man1
    January 5, 2018
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    0:15
    That is NOT independence day XD

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