The Top 40 Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

From space-invader thrillers to interstellar-overdrive headscratchers, we're counting down the best science fiction films since the turn of the century

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'Another Earth' (2011)
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39. 'Another Earth' (2011)

In Mike Cahill and Brit Marling's quiet indie drama, a mirror Earth is hurtling slowly but surely toward our own. The main focus, however, is on Rhoda (Marling), a young woman struggling to come to grips with the consequences of a terrible mistake from her past. As Earth 2 looms closer, so does the inescapability of our heroine's actions. The concept is an exciting one: If we could come face to face with another version of ourselves, what would we say? Another Earth never answers the question, but it doesn't need to; it simply has to spin a moody web around the hope and the anxiety inherent in the asking, which it does in spades. JS

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