Poll Suggestion: The Best 2010s Sci-fi Film

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Regarding box-office grosses and audience interests in the 2010s, movie moguls sure kept watching the stats... producing one instant science-fiction classic after another.

All the following blockbusters, indie movies, remakes and reboots have one thing in common: their three principal genre-tags include sci-fi, they're rated at least 7.5 and they were all released at a time where E.T. could iPhone Home, in other words:

Which of these 2010s sci-fi movies is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029914831/

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Cloud Atlas (2012) isn't listed as Sci-fi, bu Action, Drama, Mystery.

FYC:
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Upgrade (2018)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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May the Force be with you!
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My Vote: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

BTW I like the description of this. It does a really good job in explaining the list. :D

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Winter Soldier 
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Wish I could get a 30th option :)
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Upgrade is twice in your list.
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further suggestions:
Annihilation
Attack the Block
In Time
Men in Black 3
Oblivion
Pacific Rim
Passengers
Paul
Prometheus
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Book of Eli
The Lobster
Total Recall
Upside Down

And it's a matter of personal taste, I prefer Thor (all parts) over The Avengers (all except the last one). And what is more preferable: to see such semi-sientific sci-fis separated of the classic science-fiction (but it's a tricky and long debate for years ))).

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I fixed the duplicate.
Thanks for your suggestions, but they're all rated less than 7.5
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Ouch, I've missed that they deserve but do not really have 8/

OK, further:
Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool
Predestination
Thor: Ragnarok
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Now that I think about it, the alphabetical order makes the list even more relevant. Indeed, it's interesting that Sci-fi is alphabetically preceded by all the major genres such as Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery... so if Sci-fi ends up in the first three genre tags that it means the film can fairly be regarded as a legitimate sci-fi film and not just a film with sci-fi undertones but that also ventures in the realms of fantasy... Action/Adventure/Comedy is such a classic combo that it makes the sci-fi aspect rather irrelevant... yes, there's sci-fi in The Incredibles but would one label it as a sci-fi film?
I guess I'll keep it that way :)
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My example
 A little bit of comedy SciFi
Or not so much fun


Just a little more Fun and the.... "Oooh Scary" dreaded "C" word genre tag and....
Presto Chango! It's no longer SciFi anymore??


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This is on the SyFy Channel
In the dystopian 27th century, six people wake up on a deserted spaceship with no memory of who they are or what they're doing there. They reluctantly team up and set off to find answers with the help of a female android.
Oops not sci fi! It's not in the first 3?
 
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I've always said the first in the genre tags "Should" be THE main theme and the other tags are supplemental.
Alphabetical does a disservice to the users of the database.
That's me ranting at them not you ElMo!
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Don't worry, I wouldn't have taken the "ranting" too personally. You make a valid point but it doesn't really interfere with my views, here's why.

For me, a "sci-fi" movie is what it says it is: fiction driven by science, once it ventures in the realms of fantasy, for me it stops being a sci-fi, fantasy relies on "magical" explanation, not sci-fi, give me a pill that turns someone into a giant, not an elixir. 

The alphabetical order might feel a tad arbitrary but it actually helps to show which films are just using sci-fi for a few plot devices and which ones are really using sci-fi as a narrative core, if there's action and adventure, the film can still be sci-fi, if it's a comedy before sci-fi, then obviously science is only an excuse for comedic devices and gags that wound't work otherwise.

Same if it's drama and mystery, the film can still be sci-fi but if it's a horror movie, then science is only here to set up the elements that would then generate the thrills and scares the film is aiming at. 

It's just a good thing that sci-fi comes so late in the alphabetical order so that in case of genre-bending movies, we can see if other major genres aren't interfering with the sci-fi aspect, it's not much an issue when it's drama, mystery, action and adventure but not when it comes to horror or comedy.

Anyway, that's how I feel about it :)
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No doubt; Arrival
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