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

'The One I Love' (2014)
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40. 'The One I Love' (2014)

It's probably best not to know too much about this sci-fi–inflected indie before you watch – though it's okay to be aware ahead of time that director Charlie McDowell's relationship dramedy doubles as a genre piece, and not just some run-of-the-mill story about a bickering married couple (played by Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss). There's a big twist, which arrives after the spouses head off for a therapeutic weekend at a country estate. In a switcheroo worthy of The Twilight Zone, some supernatural mojo grants both husband and wife the opportunity to get exactly what they want from each other – provided that they're willing to accept some dire consequences. NM