50 Film di Fantascienza degli anni duemila che devi aver visto

Quando si parla di classifiche di film di fantascienza la questione si fa sempre pericolosa perchè necessariamente c’è una parte di gusto soggettivo che la renderà sempre diversa agli occhi di ognuno. Per questo quando parliamo dei 50 film di fantascienza degli anni duemila che ogni appassionato deve aver visto, non intendiamo fare una graduatoria gerarchica di tutte le uscite, quanto offrire un range entro il quale tutti dovrebbero  più o meno muoversi.

Una “confort zone” da cui si dovrebbe partire insomma. Questi 50 film di fantascienza sono in qualche modo una base che difficilmente un appassionato può non aver visto, e se non l’ha ancora fatto, ecco l’occasione per recuperare. Questo non significa che dovranno piacere tutti per forza o che sono i “migliori film” dell’ultimo ventennio. Ma che per un motivo o per l’altro, sono imprescindibili e anche solo per una critica costruttiva andrebbero visti.

Che è poi il motivo per cui nella lista NON sono presenti nè i titoli delle saghe di Star WarsStar Trek, nè dell’universo Cinematic della Marvel o il filone della DC.  Perchè parliamoci chiaro, se sei un appassionato di fantascienza tutti quei film devi vederli in ogni caso quasi per forza (fosse anche solo per criticarli in qualche modo). Inoltre meriterebbero forse un discorso a parte, proprio perchè inseriti in un universo più complesso e collegato da analizzare, in cui slegare la singola pellicola è abbastanza riduttivo (pur ci sono differenze abissali tra un capitolo e l’altro delle varie serie).

Parimenti ci sarebbero tutta una serie di titoli interessanti ma forse meno conosciuti, che potrebbero certamente stare in questo elenco, ma anche in quel caso forse è meglio affrontare l’argomento partendo da un altro punto, come avevamo già fatto parlando dei “Migliori Film di fantascienza poco conosciuti degli ultimi anni“. Insomma gli spazi di manovra in questa lista sono tanti e spero possano essere motivo di discussione sul nostro gruppo Facebook di LDFO, ma intanto vediamo quali sono i 50 Film di Fantascienza che ogni appassionato dovrebbe avere visto assolutamente.


(l’ordine non è una classifica!)


Inception | July 16, 2010 (United States) Summary: A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the pro... Read all
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English, Japanese, French


Interstellar | November 7, 2014 (United States) Summary: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, CanadaLanguages: English


The Prestige | October 20, 2006 (United States) Summary: After a tragic accident, two stage magicians in 1890s London engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | March 19, 2004 (United States) Summary: When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English


V for Vendetta | March 17, 2006 (United States) Summary: In a future British dystopian society, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow the tyrannical government - with the help of a young woman.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, GermanyLanguages: English


Mad Max: Fury Road | May 15, 2015 (United States) Summary: In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named ... Read all
Countries: Australia, United StatesLanguages: English, Russian


The Martian | October 2, 2015 (United States) Summary: An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive and can survive until a potential rescu... Read all
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Hungary, JordanLanguages: English, Mandarin

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 | October 6, 2017 (United States) Summary: Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, SpainLanguages: English, Finnish, Japanese, Hungarian, Russian, Somali, Spanish

HER (2013)

Her | January 10, 2014 (United States) Summary: In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

ARRIVAL (2016)

Arrival | November 11, 2016 (United States) Summary: A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English, Russian, Mandarin


Edge of Tomorrow | June 6, 2014 (United States) Summary: A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English

MOON (2009)

Moon | July 10, 2009 (United States) Summary: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels ... Read all
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish

DISTRICT 9 (2009)

District 9 | August 14, 2009 (United States) Summary: Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Countries: South Africa, United States, New Zealand, CanadaLanguages: English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho


Children of Men | January 5, 2007 (United States) Summary: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have somehow become infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, JapanLanguages: English, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Arabic, Georgian, Russian, Serbian

AVATAR (2009)

Avatar | December 18, 2009 (United States) Summary: A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish

GRAVITY (2013)

Gravity | October 4, 2013 (United States) Summary: Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English, Greenlandic


Ex Machina | April 24, 2015 (United States) Summary: A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: English


Watchmen | March 6, 2009 (United States) Summary: In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

28 GIORNI DOPO (2002)

28 Days Later... | June 27, 2003 (United States) Summary: Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: English, Spanish


Minority Report | June 21, 2002 (United States) Summary: In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Swedish


Source Code | April 1, 2011 (United States) Summary: A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train within 8 minutes.
Countries: United States, Canada, France, GermanyLanguages: English


Cloud Atlas | October 26, 2012 (United States) Summary: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples acro... Read all
Countries: United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, ChinaLanguages: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Korean

TENET (2020)

K-PAX (2001)

K-PAX | October 26, 2001 (United States) Summary: PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a faraway planet named K-PAX. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Countries: United States, GermanyLanguages: English


Equilibrium | December 6, 2002 (United States) Summary: In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

DON’T LOOK UP (2021)

CODICE 46 (2003)

Code 46 | September 17, 2004 (United Kingdom) Summary: A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English


Alita: Battle Angel | February 14, 2019 (United States) Summary: A deactivated cyborg's revived, but can't remember anything of her past and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Countries: United States, Japan, CanadaLanguages: English, Spanish


Unbreakable | November 22, 2000 (United States) Summary: A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English


the-lobster comedy, drama, romance, sci-fi, thriller | october-16-2015-united-kingdom Summary: in-a-dystopian-near-future-single-people-according-to-the-laws-of-the-city-are-taken-to-the-hotel-where-they-are-obliged-to-find-a-romantic-partner-in-forty-five-days-or-are-transformed-read-a
Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, United StatesLanguages: English, French, Greek


Melancholia | May 26, 2011 (Denmark) Summary: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Countries: Denmark, Sweden, France, GermanyLanguages: English


The Hunger Games | March 23, 2012 (United States) Summary: Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at ran... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English


I Am Legend | December 14, 2007 (United States) Summary: Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English


A.I. Artificial Intelligence | June 29, 2001 (United States) Summary: A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English


Snowpiercer | July 11, 2014 (United States) Summary: In a future where a failed climate change experiment has killed all life except for the survivors who boarded the Snowpiercer (a train that travels around the globe), a new class system emer... Read all
Countries: South Korea, Czech RepublicLanguages: English, Korean, French, Japanese, Czech, German


never-let-me-go drama, romance, sci-fi, thriller | october-15-2010-united-states Summary: the-lives-of-three-friends-from-their-early-school-days-into-young-adulthood-when-the-reality-of-the-world-they-live-in-comes-knocking
Countries: United KingdomLanguages: English


Pitch Black | February 18, 2000 (United States) Summary: A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Arabic


Oblivion | April 19, 2013 (United States) Summary: A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

DUNE (2021)


Cloverfield | January 18, 2008 (United States) Summary: A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Russian, French, Japanese


Pacific Rim | July 12, 2013 (United States) Summary: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the wor... Read all
Countries: United States, MexicoLanguages: English, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin


Vanilla Sky | December 14, 2001 (United States) Summary: A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Countries: United States, SpainLanguages: English, Spanish


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | April 29, 2005 (United States) Summary: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition... Read all
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English

SIGNS (2002)

Signs | August 2, 2002 (United States) Summary: A widowed former reverend living with his children and brother on a Pennsylvania farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields, which suggests something more frightening to come.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Portuguese

IN TIME (2011)

In Time | October 28, 2011 (United States) Summary: In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas ... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

AD ASTRA (2019)

Ad Astra | September 20, 2019 (United States) Summary: Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the ... Read all
Countries: United States, China, BrazilLanguages: English, Norwegian


War of the Worlds | June 29, 2005 (United States) Summary: An alien invasion threatens the future of humanity. The catastrophic nightmare is depicted through the eyes of one American family fighting for survival.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English


monsters adventure, drama, romance, sci-fi, thriller | december-3-2010-united-kingdom Summary: six-years-after-earth-has-suffered-an-alien-invasion-a-cynical-journalist-agrees-to-escort-a-shaken-american-tourist-through-an-infected-zone-in-mexico-to-the-safety-of-the-u-s-border
Countries: United Kingdom, MexicoLanguages: English, Spanish


under-the-skin drama, horror, mystery, sci-fi, thriller | march-14-2014-united-kingdom Summary: a-mysterious-young-woman-seduces-lonely-men-in-the-evening-hours-in-scotland-however-events-lead-her-to-begin-a-process-of-self-discovery
Countries: United Kingdom, SwitzerlandLanguages: English


Ghost in the Shell | March 31, 2017 (United States) Summary: In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dange... Read all
Countries: United States, India, Hong Kong, China, CanadaLanguages: English, Japanese

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