Movies like 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.

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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 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

3 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

4 Predator 1987

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

John McTiernan

Country:

United States of America
7.8

5 Tremors 1990

Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Genres:

Action, Horror

Director:

Ron Underwood

Writers:

S.S. Wilson (story), Brent Maddock (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

6 The Running Man 1987

By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Writers:

Stephen King (novel) (as Richard Bachman), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

7 2010 1984

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and it's sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.8

8 Waterworld 1995

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Kevin Reynolds

Country:

United States of America
6.2

9 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

10 Dune 1984

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

David Lynch

Writers:

Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

11 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.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), Kurt Wimmer (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

12 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 1977

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Country:

United States of America
7.6

13 Judge Dredd 1995

In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Danny Cannon

Writers:

John Wagner (characters), Carlos Ezquerra (characters) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

14 Demolition Man 1993

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being wrongfully accused of killing 30 innocent people while apprehending Phoenix.

Genres:

Crime, Action, Science Fiction

Director:

Marco Brambilla

Writers:

Peter M. Lenkov (story), Robert Reneau (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

15 True Lies 1994

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

James Cameron

Writers:

Claude Zidi (screenplay "La Totale!"), Simon Michaël (screenplay "La Totale!") | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

16 The 6th Day 2000

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Action

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Country:

United States of America
5.9

17 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

18 Deep Impact 1998

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Mimi Leder

Country:

United States of America
6.2

19 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

20 Stargate 1994

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.1

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 Alien: Resurrection 1997

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror, Action

Director:

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Writers:

Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.2