The 2010s was a banner time for science-fiction movies. It wasn’t just that special effects had, by the second decade of the 2000s, hit a point where pretty much anything imaginable could be realized on screen, but that some of the greatest filmmakers of our time were taking advantage of that technology and leaning into the genre to tell sophisticated, complex, and engrossing stories the likes of which we’d never seen before – and many of those creators would rack up Oscar nominations and wins for their efforts.
But which were the very best sci-fi movies of the 2010s? That’s what we’re revealing in this episode of Countdown, a new video series in which we… well, count down the top 10 movies and TV shows from different periods and genres, according to our trusty Tomatometer and/or the expertise of the brains at Rotten Tomatoes. Plus, as we reveal each member of the exclusive top 10, we get to relive some of the best moments from those movies and shows.
Will it be Arrival at the top of the sci-fi pile? Or will The Martian crash-land at number one? Perhaps a different film will have a “lovely day” and ride to the peak. Tune in to find out.
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