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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'Snowpiercer' (2013)
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Kang-ho (standing, left), KO Ah-sung (woman, center of frame), Chris Evans (right) Everett Collection16/40

16. 'Snowpiercer' (2013)

Don't get too bogged down by the mechanics of the bizarre premise of this graphic-novel adaptation, in which the remnants of humanity struggle for survival aboard a speeding train in the wake of a global climate disaster. (A train, guys?) Just revel in this stylish, bizarre take on class warfare from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Okja), as revolutionary Curtis (Chris Evans) fights his way to the front of this hierarchical society on wheels, encountering homicidal schoolteachers, an army of axmen and a twisted prime minister (Tilda Swinton) along the way. Snowpiercer wears its strangeness and its singularity on its sleeve. Enjoy the ride. JS

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