Not since the Star Wars boom of the 70s has science fiction been as popular and well represented as it is today. In the 80s, outside of Alien and the horror genre, it got no love at all. And in the 90s, it mostly found its legs as syndicated television shows that never lasted past a season or two.
But if you have payed attention to the medium of film in the last thirteen years, it is clear to see, science fiction is not only making a comeback, but it is returning in a huge way. We are in a science fiction renaissance right now, and with Elysium hitting theatres today, which looks to be another excellent effort from the genre, we’ve decided to look back at five sci-fi films which have really stood out over the past thirteen years.
So, without further ado, here are five of the best science fiction movies from the 2000s.
Note: The nerd in me wants to end this article with “live long and prosper,” so I feel like I should forewarn you now.
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