Movies like Sphere 1998

The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.

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1 Event Horizon 1997

In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance of the 'Event Horizon' – and something even more terrifying.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

Writer:

Philip Eisner

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.7

2 The Abyss 1989

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron

Country:

United States of America
7.6

3 Total Recall 1990

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale") (as Phillip K. Dick), Ronald Shusett (screen story) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 Starship Troopers 1997

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Edward Neumeier (screenplay) (as Ed Neumeier), Robert A. Heinlein (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

5 Pitch Black 2000

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

David Twohy

Writers:

Jim Wheat (story), Ken Wheat (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

6 Lost In Space 1998

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space.

Genres:

Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Irwin Allen (television series), Akiva Goldsman

Country:

United States of America
5.2

7 Gattaca 1997

In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Country:

United States of America
7.8

8 The Fifth Element 1997

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Luc Besson

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay by), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7.7

9 Johnny Mnemonic 1995

In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits—and will kill him if the data is not removed in time—but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Robert Longo

Writers:

William Gibson (screenplay), William Gibson (short story)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.7

10 Pandorum 2009

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writers:

Travis Milloy (screenplay), Travis Milloy (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom
6.7

11 Cube 1997

A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a maze-like prison. It soon becomes clear that each of them possesses the peculiar skills necessary to escape, if they don't wind up dead first.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

André Bijelic (as Andre Bijelic), Vincenzo Natali | 1 more credit »

Country:

Canada
7.2

12 Paycheck 2003

Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

John Woo

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story), Dean Georgaris (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.3

13 Minority Report 2002

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 Red Planet 2000

Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Antony Hoffman

Writers:

Chuck Pfarrer (story), Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.7

15 Mission To Mars 2000

When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Lowell Cannon (story), Jim Thomas (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

16 Dark City 1998

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Alex Proyas (story), Alex Proyas (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
7.6

17 Contact 1997

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

James V. Hart (screenplay by), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

18 Equilibrium 2002

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Kurt Wimmer

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 Existenz 1999

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

David Cronenberg

Countries:

Canada, France, United Kingdom
6.8

20 Surrogates 2009

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Jonathan Mostow

Writers:

Michael Ferris (screenplay), John Brancato (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

21 The Thirteenth Floor 1999

Los Angeles. A wealthy man, known as Mr. Fuller, discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in. Fearing for his life, he leaves a desperate message for a friend of his in the most unexpected place.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Josef Rusnak

Writers:

Daniel F. Galouye (book) (as Daniel Galouye), Josef Rusnak (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

22 Cube Zero 2004

Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd can’t stand to see a woman suffer he himself enters the cube to try and save her.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Ernie Barbarash

Writer:

Ernie Barbarash

Country:

Canada
5.7

23 The Chronicles Of Riddick 2004

After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction

Director:

David Twohy

Writers:

Jim Wheat (characters), Ken Wheat (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

24 Primer 2004

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Shane Carruth

Writer:

Shane Carruth

Country:

United States of America
6.9