Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 2006. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 2006. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
2006 Sci-Fi Movies List
Children of Men (2006)
R | 1h 49min | 109min | 05 Jan 2007Score: 8.5/10
Directors: Alfonso Cuarón, Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Philip Harvey, João Costa Menezes, João Costa Menezes
Synopsis: The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth.
Tagline: No children. No future. No hope.
The Host (2006)
R | 2h 00min | 120min | 30 Mar 2007Score: 8.27/10
Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong, Bong Joon Ho
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Paul Lazar, Dal-su Oh, Philip Hersh, Ah-sung Ko
Synopsis: The film revolves around Park Hee-bong, a man in his late 60s. He runs a small snack bar on the banks of the Han River and lives with his two sons, one daughter, and one granddaughter. The Parks seem to lead a quite ordinary and peaceful life, but maybe they are a bit poorer than the average Seoulite. Hee-bong's elder son Gang-du is an immature and incompetent man in his 40s, whose wife left home long ago. Nam-il is the youngest son, an unemployed grumbler, and daughter Nam-joo is an archery medalist and member of the national team. One day,…
Tagline: It is Lurking Behind You
The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 2h 10min | 130min | 20 Oct 2006Score: 7.53/10
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine, Christian Bale
Synopsis: In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences.
Tagline: A Friendship That Became a Rivalry.
PG-13 | 1h 33min | 93min | 16 Mar 2007Score: 7.33/10
Director: Andrew Currie
Starring: Carrie-Anne Moss, Mary Black, Dylan Baker, Lauro Chartrand, Clint Carleton
Synopsis: In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon has been able to control the zombie population. Zombies can be temporarily neutralized by being shot, but can only be permanently neutralized by their brain being destroyed. Their ultimate disposal is through cremation, or burial, the latter which requires decapitation with the head being buried separately from the body. Conversely, Zomcon has created the domestication collar, when activated and placed on a zombie makes the zombie controllable and thus…
Tagline: Good dead are hard to find
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006)
PG | 1h 17min | 77min | 28 Oct 2006Score: 7.09/10
Directors: Phil Weinstein, Tad Stones
Starring: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Dee Bradley Baker, Selma Blair, James Sie
Synopsis: A professor of folklore opens a forbidden scroll and becomes possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning, who seek to return and dominate our world. The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense sends Hellboy and a team of agents to investigate, but when Hellboy picks up a samurai sword, he literally disappears into a weird wonderland of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters. Meanwhile, BPRD agents Kate Corrigan and Russell Thorne are on the trail of the possessed professor to bring Hellboy back.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
R | 1h 40min | 100min | 28 Jul 2006Score: 7.02/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Gary Teague, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson
Synopsis: In a totalitarian society in a near future, the undercover detective Bob Arctor is working with a small time group of drug users trying to reach the big distributors of a brain-damaging drug called Substance D. His assignment is promoted by the recovery center New Path Corporation, and when Bob begins to lose his own identity and have schizophrenic behavior, he is submitted to tests to check his mental conditions.
Tagline: What Does A Scanner See?
Superman Returns (2006)
PG-13 | 2h 34min | 154min | 28 Jun 2006Score: 6.93/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: James Marsden, Jimmy Star, James Karen, Ian Roberts, Frank Langella
Synopsis: Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect…
Tagline: On June 30, 2006! Look Up In The Sky!
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 31 Mar 2006Score: 6.87/10
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Michael Rooker, Lloyd Kaufman, Lorena Gale, Darren Shahlavi, Mary Black
Synopsis: In this blend of the B movie classic The Blob (1958), and some Romero's zombies film, a meteorite collides in a small town. Grant finds it, and is infected by a parasite worm, which installs in his brain and causes him a creepy transformation into a monster. Starla, his wife, and Bill, a policeman, will try to stop him and the plague of worms generated by the creature.
Tagline: What's Gotten Into You?
Black Sheep (2006)
R | 1h 27min | 87min | 29 Mar 2007Score: 6.37/10
Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Richard Whiteside, Tim Wong, Min Windle, Luke Hawker, Nick Blake
Synopsis: Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Olfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry has finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first to be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version.…
Tagline: Get ready for the Violence of the Lambs!
Right at Your Door (2006)
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 08 Sep 2006Score: 6.2/10
Director: Chris Gorak
Starring: Hector Luis Bustamante, Rory Cochrane, Jenny O'Hara, Kimberly Scott, Mary McCormack
Synopsis: After Lexi leaves home to visit Central LA, there's a terrorist attack involving chemical bombs. After the attack, her musician husband, Brad, fails to find her and reluctantly seals himself inside his house. He will have to deal with this decision in the days to come.
Tagline: Terror just hit home.
Deja Vu (2006)
PG-13 | 2h 06min | 126min | 22 Nov 2006Score: 6.17/10
Director: Tony Scott
Starring: David Jensen, Douglas M. Griffin, Dane Rhodes, Jay Oliver, Ritchie Montgomery
Synopsis: A ferry filled with crewmen from the USS Nimitz and their families was blown up in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. BATF Doug Carlin is brought in to assist in the massive investigation, and gets attached to an experimental FBI surveillance unit, one that uses spacefolding technology to directly look back a little over four days into the past. While tracking down the bomber, Carlin gets an idea in his head: could they use the device to actually travel back in time and not only prevent the bombing but also the murder of a local woman whose truck was used…
Tagline: If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
G | 1h 44min | 104min | 26 May 2006Score: 6.1/10
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Stan Lee, Ian McKellen, Julian Richings, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
Synopsis: When a cure is created, which apparently can turn any mutant into a normal human being, there is outrage amongst the mutant community. Whilst some mutants do like the idea of a cure, including Rogue, many mutants find that there shouldn't be a cure. Magneto, who still believes a war is coming, recruits a large team of mutants to take down Warren Worthington II and his cure. Might seem easy for the X-Men to stop, but Magneto has a big advantage, which Wolverine doesn't have. Jean Grey has returned, and joined with Magneto. The Phoenix has woken within her, which…
Tagline: Take a Stand
Gamera the Brave (2006)
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 29 Apr 2006Score: 5.97/10
Directors: Ryuta Tazaki, Ryuta Tasaki
Starring: Kanji Tsuda, Tetsu Watanabe, Susumu Terajima, Kenji Motomiya, Shingo Ishikawa
Synopsis: In 1973, Gamera sacrifices his life to rid the world of the Gyaos once and for all. Thirty-three years later, a small boy, whose father witnessed the 1973 event, named Toru finds a mysterious egg. From it, hatches a small Turtle. Toru and his friends raise the turtle, who turns out to be a small Gamera. After a new man eating creature named Zedus, it's up to the small Gamera to save the world as the previous Gamera had done before.
The Fountain (2006)
PG-13 | 1h 36min | 96min | 22 Nov 2006Score: 5.87/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Banks, Mark Margolis, Rachel Weisz
Synopsis: Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.
Tagline: Death as an act of creation.
Alien Autopsy (2006)
PG-13 | 1h 35min | 95min | 07 Apr 2006Score: 5.59/10
Director: Jonny Campbell
Starring: Bill Pullman, Martin McDougall, Sam Douglas, Harry Dean Stanton, Paul Birchard
Synopsis: Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.
Tagline: Be Prepared To Be Stitched Up.
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
R | 1h 46min | 106min | 20 Jan 2006Score: 5.38/10
Director: Len Wiseman
Starring: Brian Steele, Michael Sheen, Richard Cetrone, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy
Synopsis: Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. This will be a modern tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love, which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
Tagline: My God. Brother, what have you done?
R | 1h 48min | 108min | 28 Sep 2006Score: 5.25/10
Director: Chao-Bin Su
Starring: Masane Tsukayama, Kar Yan Lam, Tung-Lin Shih, Chien-Ting Wu, Chen Chang
Synopsis: In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading lips, Detective Tung, to join his research team that is studying the phenomenon to understand the movements of the lips of the ghost. Hashimoto is trying to disclose why the energy of the ghost does not dissipate, and Tung discovers the identity and the dramatic story of the boy. He was sick with tumors and was killed by his own mother and buried nearby a nuclear plant. Hashimoto…
Tagline: The World's First Caught Spirit.
R | 1h 28min | 88min | 20 Jul 2007Score: 5.07/10
Directors: Eduardo Sánchez, Eduardo Sánchez
Starring: Joe Unger, Brad William Henke, James Gammon, Michael C. Williams, Misty Rosas
Synopsis: After a chance encounter at the ages of fifteen with a terrifying alien race, Wyatt, Cody, Duke and Otis are scarred by the death of their friend. Released from experimentation by the creatures, they go their separate ways. Fifteen years later, Cody, Duke and Otis have re-united; ardent in that revenge is the path to take. Wyatt, however, has ultimately decided to live with the past and has chosen a normal life with his wife Hope. Entwined to the fate of Duke, Cody and Otis when they manage to track down and capture a lone alien, Wyatt and Hope are…
Tagline: They will find you...
Perfect Creature (2006)
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 16 Aug 2007Score: 4.98/10
Director: Glenn Standring
Starring: Stephen Ure, Craig Hall, Dougray Scott, John Sumner, Saffron Burrows
Synopsis: Set during the 1960s in an alternate New Zealand known as Nuovo Zelandia, PERFECT CREATURE imagines a world where vampires and humans peacefully co-exist, with the bloodsuckers the next step in human evolution. This delicate balance looks to be destroyed when an influenza epidemic begins to sweep the human population and one vampire turns to preying on humans. The church sends out Silus to catch the renegade vampire, Edgar. Silus joins forces with a human police captain, and discovers that Edgar harbors dark secrets.
Tagline: Humans And Vampires Have Lived In Harmony.... Until Now. . .
Hollow Man II (2006)
R | 1h 31min | 91min | 20 Jun 2006Score: 4.48/10
Directors: Claudio Fäh, Claudio Fäh
Starring: Mike Dopud, Colin Lawrence, Dean Redman, Peter Facinelli, Sonya Salomaa
Synopsis: A Seattle detective and a biologist find themselves the targets of murder from an invisible assassin gone rogue, as well as the government forces who caused him to become invisible...
Tagline: There's more to terror than meets the eye...
Sasquatch Mountain (2006)
R | 1h 30min | 90minScore: 4.37/10
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Rance Howard, Cerina Vincent, Michael Worth, Raffaello Degruttola
Synopsis: A lonely tow-truck driver gets caught in a deadly struggle between a pair of bank robbers with a beautiful hostage, local cops, and a monster that has come down from the Arizona mountains to eat human flesh.
Tagline: Believe The Legend.
Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006)
R | 1h 28min | 88min | 23 Sep 2006Score: 4.21/10
Directors: Tibor Takács, Tibor Takács, John Blush
Starring: Mike Dopud, Christa Campbell, Aleks Paunovic, Emy Aneke, Paul Lazenby
Synopsis: Thirty years ago, Ray Reiter witnessed the brutal death of his parents at sea by a strange, octopus-like creature. Now determined to exact revenge, he joins archaeologist Nicole on a perilous high-seas expedition to find a legendary Greek Opal - said to be guarded by the very beast that murdered his family. As they come face to face with the killer Kraken, they must also battle a ruthless crime lord, who will stop at nothing to seize the coveted treasure for himself.
Basilisk: The Serpent King (2006)
R | 1h 28min | 88min | 25 Nov 2006Score: 4.2/10
Director: Stephen Furst
Starring: Griff Furst, Atanas Srebrev, Bashar Rahal, Jonas Talkington, Velislav Pavlov
Synopsis: Two millennia ago, a Lybian king has a basilisk (snake-shaped dragon), which petrifies people, subjected to the same fate with a golden scepter during a solar eclipse. Both these and several victims are dug up by modern archaeologist Harrison 'Harry' McColl's expedition. Despite a cryptic warning from tribal locals, everything goes to his Colorado university's museum. It's all exhibited during another eclipse, which leads to the monster reviving. Harry and some of his friends must try to petrify the monster again.
Tagline: An Eclipse Awakens An Acient Monster Whose Gaze Turns Flesh To Stone...No One Knows How To Stop It...But One Woman Knows How To Control It
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 22 Apr 2006Score: 4.17/10
Directors: Tim Cox, Abram Cox
Starring: Tom Skerritt, Dicu Aurel, Boris Petroff, Marcus Lyle Brown, Charles Carroll
Synopsis: On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater, Louisiana locals exiting a retro-fitted theater excitedly watch as a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof of the local Natural History Museum. No one realizes that the meteor is actually a spaceship containing a shape-shifting life form. In order to adapt to Earth's atmosphere, the life form latches on to the first organism it comes in contact with - a partially frozen Woolly Mammoth found in the historic exhibit for which the town is famous. As a series of uncanny disasters unfold, the town quickly…
Tagline: We hunted it into extinction... Now it's hunting us.
Caved In (2006)
R | 1h 33min | 93min | 07 Jan 2006Score: 4.08/10
Director: Richard Pepin
Starring: Chelan Simmons, Colm Meaney, Dan Sandulescu, Stevie Mitchell, David Palffy
Synopsis: In 1948, a group of miners finds a gallery full of emeralds in a salt mine in Switzerland, but they are attacked by giant black beetles and only one of them survives. In the present days, the explorer John Palmer is ready to take vacations in Greece with his family when he is contacted and invited by a stranger called Vincent to lead his team in an expedition into a mine in Switzerland. In return, Vincent offers a large amount to John and the cottage nearby a lake and the entrance of the mine for his family to spend the…
Tagline: The ultimate threat. The gravest danger. Hidden in the earth.
R | 1h 28min | 88min | 08 Jul 2006Score: 3.74/10
Director: Kevin VanHook
Starring: Danny Trejo, Kevin Grevioux, Casper Van Dien, Alexis Cruz, Eddie J. Fernandez
Synopsis: An elite commando squad led by longtime soldier buddies Hawk and Grives run afoul of lethal and powerful vampires in a South American rain forest. Grieves gets turned into a vampire and becomes leader of a savage roving herd. Moreover, Hawk has to rescue his scientist ex-wife Dr. Laurie Williams from the bloodsuckers' evil clutches.
Feeding Grounds (2006)
R | 1h 22min | 82min | 03 Dec 2006Score: 3.69/10
Director: Junior Bonner
Starring: Kiralee Hayashi, Chic Daniel, Alex Ballar, Kathryn Ely, Philip Ferenchick
Synopsis: A young group of friends head out to a cabin in the desert. Something has landed in the desert and it needs to eat...
Tagline: Friends till the end... The very end.
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
R | 1h 32min | 92min | 10 Aug 2006Score: 3.63/10
Director: John R. Leonetti
Starring: Andrew Airlie, David Lewis, Jerry Wasserman, Gina Holden, JR Bourne
Synopsis: Nick Larson and his best friends Trevor Eastman and Amanda are celebrating the twentieth-fourth birthday of his girlfriend Julie Miller in a beautiful lake on a Sunday morning. Nick is expecting to be promoted in the company where he works, and Julie is planning to move to his place instead of going to New York for her Master degree. However, Nick is called by his colleague Dave Bristol, who is disputing the promotion with Nick, for a meeting with a client. While on the road, Nick has an accident and Julie and his friends die. One year later, Nick finds…
Tagline: Can you change your past without destroying your future?
Scorpius Gigantus (2006)
R | 1h 31min | 91minScore: 3.4/10
Director: Tommy Withrow
Starring: Jeff Fahey, Hristo Mitzkov, Jonas Talkington, Dejan Angelov, Dimiter Kuzov
Synopsis: Geneticist seeks to make a name for herself by saving the planet from disease by using eons-old antibodies, harvested from enlarged six legged creatures. The creatures don't like being big and escape. Send for help.
Tagline: Your tax dollars at work.
PG-13 | 1h 28min | 88min | 03 Mar 2006Score: 3.29/10
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Starring: Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Cameron Bright, Mike Smith, Mark Hicks
Synopsis: Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence, and as they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected beautiful woman - Ultraviolet, who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to…
Tagline: The Blood War is On
PG-13 | 1h 30min | 90min | 11 Aug 2006Score: 2.83/10
Director: Jim Sonzero
Starring: Brad Dourif, Mike J. Regan, John Burke, Octavia Spencer, Zach Grenier
Synopsis: The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind.
Tagline: You are now infected.
Stay Alive (2006)
PG-13 | 1h 25min | 85min | 24 Mar 2006Score: 2.8/10
Director: William Brent Bell
Starring: Elton LeBlanc, Cynthia LeBlanc, Billy Slaughter, Alice Krige, Milo Ventimiglia
Synopsis: Loomis Crowley is testing the underground game Stay Alive with his friends Sarah and Rex. When the game is over, Loomis finds Rex and Sarah dead in their room, and he is pushed by a shadow from the staircase, breaking the banister and hanging the same way he died in the game. Loomis' sister, Emma, gives his game to his best friend, Hutch. They, and his friends Miller, Phineus with his sister October, Swink and Abigail play the game together. When Miller and Phineus die the same way they died in the game, the survivors disclose that the game is…
Tagline: It's the game of life and death....
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