The 100 best sci-fi movies: who voted?

Leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics and scientists pick the best sci-fi movies ever made

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Film and TV personalities

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro

Del Toro is the director behind ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, ‘Pacific Rim’ and ‘Hellboy’. See top ten

John Carpenter

John Carpenter

The director’s films include ‘The Thing’, ‘Escape From New York’, ‘They Live’ and ‘Ghosts of Mars’. See top ten

Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

Blessed appeared in ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’. See top ten

Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels played the droid C-3PO in six ‘Star Wars’ movies. See top ten

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Scientists

Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili

Al-Khalili is one of the most recognisable scientists on British TV and radio. See top ten

Maggie Aderin Pocock MBE

Maggie Aderin Pocock MBE

Maggie Aderin Pocock co-presents the BBC’s long-running ‘The Sky at Night’. See top ten

Dr Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford

Rutherford is best known for BBC Radio’s ‘Inside Science’ and his blogs for the Guardian. See top ten

Professor Robert Winston

Professor Robert Winston

Robert Winston is familiar from documentaries including ‘How Science Changed Our World’. See top ten

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Science fiction authors

Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen King has explored sci-fi in the likes of ‘The Long Walk’, ‘The Stand’ and ‘Under the Dome’. See top ten

George RR Martin

George RR Martin

Martin is best known for ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, the inspiration for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. See top ten

Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds

Reynolds’s works include the Revelation Space series and the Poseidon’s Children trilogy. See top ten

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘Mars’ trilogy redefined modern sci-fi. See top ten

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Film critics and experts

Robin Ince

Robin Ince

Robin Ince appears regularly on TV and radio, being both funny and serious. See top ten

Helen Keen

Helen Keen

Helen Keen hosted the first ever stand-up showcase at the CERN laboratory. See top ten

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Watson’s skepchick.org focuses on science, critical thinking and feminism. See top ten

Kim Newman

Kim Newman

Newman is famous for his mordant wit, unflinching opinions and natty dress sense. See top ten

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