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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'The World's End' (2013)
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Laurie Sparham22/40

22. 'The World's End' (2013)

They say you can never go home again … especially if the town where you grew up has been colonized by some sort of sinister, not-of-this-Earth force. A genius riff on growing up, growing apart and Invasion of the Body Snatchers-type sci-fi/horror movies, writer-director Edgar Wright juggles a host of genre elements with an impressive agility and somehow makes the most lad-cultural premise ever – dudes recreating a legendary pub crawl from their school days – into the least bro-tastic comedy ever. All that, plus a robot fight in a bathroom. What more do you need? DF

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