The 10 best action sci fi movies of all time changed the way movies were made and created a whol legion of sci fi fans in the process. From the very early days of television and movies, sci fi was always something that audiences wanted to see. As technology advanced, action sci fi movies started to become even more spectacular.

  1. "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1977) - How George Lucas created most of the special effects in this movie are still a mystery to most people. This movie changed everything and made the ten best action sci fi movies of all time a viable list.

  2. "Gojira" (1954) - This is the original Japanese version of what would later be known as "Godzilla" (1955). Hollywood had made over-sized monster movies before and after "Gojira" (1954), but nothing compared to this entry on the list of the ten best action sci fi movies ever made.

  3. "The Matrix" (1999) - "The Matrix" (1999) looks like it took forever to write and make, and that is what makes great science fiction. This is another movie that changed Hollywood forever and earned distinction as one of the best action sci fi movies of all time.

  4. "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" (1991) - This is the second installment in the "Terminator" franchise, and it has some of the most spectacular special effects ever filmed. Robots made of liquid and computer chips capable of changing the world make this one of the best action sci fi movies of all time.

  5. "Logan's Run" (1976) - When you reach a certain age, society disposes of you. That is a great premise for an action sci fi movie, and "Logan's Run" (1976) is a surreal experiment in film making that went on to become a classic.

  6. "Alien" (1979) - Sometimes terrifying, sometimes disgusting but always intense; "Aliens" (1986) made you feel helpless and part of the action for the entire movie. Sigourney Weaver became an unlikely action hero that went on to make several successful sequels in the "Aliens" franchise.

  7. "Metropolis" (1927) - This is considered by many to be the first action sci fi movie ever, and it is also one of the best ever made. The imagery created by this black and white classic stands up in any era.

  8. "Moon" (2009) - This movie did not grab the extensive audience it should have. It is the fascinating story of deception on the surface of the moon. It's strange plot twists and sci fi devices make it one of the best action sci fi movies ever.

  9. "Planet of the Apes" (1968) - This is another action sci fi movie that caught audiences completely by surprise. No one had ever seen a planet run by damn, dirty apes before, but the number of sequels made to this movie shows that they wanted to see more.

  10. "District 9" (2009) - What makes "District 9" (2009) a classic is the seamless way in which the sci fi elements are mingled in with Earthly situations. As the movie goes along it becomes more sci fi adventure than it did in the beginning, but it is that slow build to sci fi that makes this movie a classic.