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Most Rewatchable 90s Sci-Fi Films, Ranked

Sci-fi (science fiction) is the genre that allows filmmakers to imagine and show on screen the technology that might seem impossible for now. Today, sci-fi is quite a popular genre but the 90s was the time when it actually came to light. The use of CG characters in films and directors with creative minds is what led to the 90s being the era of sci-fi films. There are thousands of sci-fi films made in the 90s but one might not want to re-watch them all, so here’s a list of a few that that the genre’s fans can re-watch quite a few times.

Back to the Future III (1990)

Back to the Future III

Time travel has always been the topic of interest for us, and based on that theme is Robert Zemeckis’s ‘Back to the Future III’. It is one of the most popular American sci-fi movies of all time. The movie shares the story of Marty McFly, who travels back in time to 1885 to the Old West. It is a fun to watch movie, with comedy perfectly blended with science, and an enjoyable plot that one can re-watch quite a few times.

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix 1999
The Matrix (1999)

The sci-fi of the 90s that gained such popularity that its sequels are still heavily popular among the fans of the genre. The movie with Keanu Reeves playing Neo, a man who is revealed with disturbing reality of his world, has managed to build a complex world without creating a chaos in the head of the viewers. It is one of the best movies of the genre with an amazing mix of action and science. Watching the movie again and again, you will find new phenomena each time.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)

Steven Spielberg is one of the most genius directors of all time. And he is the man who gave life to the idea of dinosaurs walking on Earth again. Jurassic Park and its sequels have ever been the most scary, thrilling sci-fi that one can re-watch over and over again. The plot is simple yet genius. It makes the impossible – imaginable. And with sequences that bring the viewers to the edges of their seats.

Men in Black (1997)

Men in Black 1997
Men in Black (1997)

It’s a strangely adventurous plot that deals with an organization that monitors and keeps planet Earth safe from extraterrestrial beings. Barry Sonnenfeld’s blockbuster, with a unique duo of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, shows that an alien comic book too can be adapted as a great Hollywood movie. The movie blends action, crazy science phenomena, and a remarkable sense of humor to make an amazing re-watchable sci-fi.

Alien (1996)

Alien 1996
Aliens (1996)

James Cameron directed the Aliens (1996) of the Alien franchise, and can also be said to be the best. It has an interesting plot with thrilling sequences of sci-fi history. In this part, we see the return of Ellen Ripley, wiping out the Xenomorphs colony with a group of mercenaries. Moving away from the previous set theme of sci-fi horror, Cameron made it a movie with some iconic action sequences. It makes the movie the one of the most rewatchable movies ever. 

Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.