Think You Can Sense The Right Sci-Fi Movie When Shown Only One Screenshot?

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Are you a science fiction fan? Can you name all of the movies in this screenshot quiz? Let's get started to find out just how much you know.

Science fiction movies allow us to fantasize about how life would be in different worlds, on different planets, and in different eras. Interestingly, after watching most science fiction movies that have been made, we, as humans, pretty much must assume that these worlds, planets, and eras are going to be terrifying. Most science fiction movies are downright terrifying.

Take "Alien," for example. "Alien" first hit the big screen in 1979 and has blown into a whole franchise of movies, books, toys, and more. The movie franchise itself includes a series of six "Alien" movies and three movies that pit Aliens against Predators. The "Alien" movies have all starred Sigourney Weaver as Officer Ellen Louise Ripley and they have been directed by Ridley Scott. The role earned Weaver an Academy Award for Best Actress. The original movie's budget maxed out at eleven million dollars, but the film earned as much as $200 million at the box office and is ranked by several sources as one of the best science fiction movies of all time.

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Independence Day is a Sci-Fi action film about disparate groups of people that converge in the desert in Nevada in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by an extraterrestrial race of unknown origin. The world launches one last attempt counterattack on July 4, hence the Independence Day name.

Suicide squad is a 2016 film about the antihero superheroes. It is based on DC Comics antihero team with the same name (Suicide Squad). The film hosts an all star cast including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and many more.

Another Superhero movie, Captain America: Civil War, is about the disconnect between the government and this elite special group of worldwide defenders. Government agencies want to regulate the Avengers for fear of excessive public damage, whereas the Avengers think they should be free to defend without government interference. Which side wins?

This is an installment from the X-Men film series and stars Ryan Reynolds as the main character. Ryan Reynolds who plays a former Special Forces operative that now works as a mercenary. His world collapses when he is tortured, disfigured, and transformed into Deadpool by an evil scientist Ajax. We watch Deadpool get revenge on his aggressor in a hilarious and odd way.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, is another film in the Star Wars series. In this film, Imperial Forces under orders from the cruel Darth Vader hold Princess Leia hostage, in hopes to squash the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo combine forces to try and rescue the Princess.

Mad Max: Fury Road took a hellishly long time to create, starting as early as 1997 and not being released until 2015. It is about the world after a nuclear holocaust where Mad Max and a group of wives attempt to outrun the evil henchman that is trying to track them down. It did quite well, grossing $378 million worldwide.

This film is an epic Sci-Fi tale about a crew of astronauts that travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. A husband and wife dup created this film together; Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas. This film grossed over $675 million worldwide and received quite positive reviews from critics.

In Episode I - The Phantom Menace of Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight being trained by Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.

Guardians of the Galaxy is the tale of space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). He finds himself in a predicament after he steals on orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. He is being sought after by relentless bounty hunters and so he forms an unlikely alliance with a gun-toting Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid, a vengeful Drax the Destroyer, and an enigmatic green woman named Gamora. Together they rally to save the universe.

This older version of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker battles Jabba the Hut and Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and win over the Galactic Empire. Everyone bands together to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor.

The Martian is a fantasy Sci-Fi film about a human left behind in a mission to Mars after they presume he is dead right after fierce storm. With only a small amount of supplies, the stranded human must utilize his wits and find a way to survive on this hostile planet. In the meantime a team of international scientists work tirelesslly to bring him home, while his crew mates create their own daring rescue mission.

In Inception, we follow a thief (Leonardo DiCaprio) with a rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage but at the same time has cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets an opportunity for redemption when he is offered a potentially impossible task, plant an idea in someone's mind. If he succeeds, it will be a perfect crime.

Armageddon takes us into the mission take on when asteroids threaten to collide with Earth. Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) claims the only way to stop the asteroid is to drill a hole into its center and drop a nuclear bomb. Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) a renowned driller, agrees to help him as long as he can bring along his crew. Do they survive? Does the world?

In this mysterious fantasy tale, 10 Cloverfield Lane takes us into the world of Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) after she survives a car accident and wakes up in an underground bunker with two men. One of the men tells her that a massive chemical attack has left the air unbreathable, and their only hope for survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts, the men's menacing behavior makes Michelle want to escape. After taking things into her own hands, she discovers the truth about the outside world.

In Prometheus, the discovery of a clue to mankind's origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe. Two scientists lead the expedition. One is hoping that they will meet a race of benevolent, godlike beings who will in some way verify religious background beliefs, while the other is hoping to debunk any spiritual notions.

The Matrix is a fantastical story about a man who is led into an underworld where he can meet an elusive figure, considered to be the most dangerous man alive, so that his question can be answered, what is the Matrix? The two fight a brutal battle for their lives against a group of vicious and intelligent secret agents. To find out the truth could cost one of them something more precious than his life.

The fantastical drama film, Gattaca, brings us Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is held back by his genetically inferior status. He decides to fight fate and pulls some tricks to be able to join the Gattaca space program.

Dark City, is about a character that wakes up alone in a strange hotel to find that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. He can't remember if he actually committed the crimes or not. Slowly he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle that has become his reality and identity. As he finds out more and more he discovers an underworld controlled by a group of ominous beings collectively known as the Strangers.

Men in Black... are the best kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded but unofficial government agency, Kay and Jay are the Men in Black. The provide immigration services and regulations for all the aliens on Earth. While on duty, the MIB discover an intergalactic terrorist and work together to stop the assassinator before he kills.

12 Monkeys, is a story of a time traveler who learns that time travel isn't easy after being imprisoned in the 2030s. James Cole (Bruce Willis) is commissioned for a mission that will send him back into the 1990s where he will gather information about a nascent plague that is about to exterminate most of the human population. He deals with some pushback by others while he attempts to figure out this mission.

The Fifth Element takes us into the 23rd century, where the fate of the world falls into a NY cabbie's hands when Leeloo ends up in his cab. As a part of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world.

Stargate takes us to modern day Egypt, where a professor is teamed up with a retired army vet to unlock the code of an interstellar gateway to an ancient Egypt-like world. The land on a planet ruled by a despotic who holds the key to the Earth travelers' safe return. In order to escape from their intergalactic purgatory, the two men must convince the planet's people that their ruler needs to be overthrown.

Event Horizon is about a spacecraft that has vanished years earlier. When it suddenly reappears, a team is sent to check out the ship. They begin to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel, however, it soon becomes clear that something sinister is within the spacecraft. The horrors from this spacecrafts previous journey are still very much aboard and alive.

In Arrival, a linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads a team of investigators when a huge spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations are faced with global war, Banks and her crew must find a way to communicate with the alien visitors. She takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

This is a silly halloween inspired movie. Spaced Invaders is an adventure comedy film about little green martians that are convinced they are supposed to invade Earth and so they land in Illinois on Halloween. What happens next is sure to make you laugh.

A group of Martian spacecraft surround the worlds major cities and humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have in fact, "come in peace" in the film, Mars Attacks. A peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, the military then calls for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.

This is the story of a new kind of gift... a new NDR-114 robot. This robot product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. Bicentennial Man follows Andrew's life, as he begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the family soon discovers that they don't have an ordinary robot.

The Truman Show takes us into the life of Truman Burbank, where his life is actually part of a massive TV set. It is a live broadcast of Truman's every move captured by hidden cameras. As Truman starts to discover the truth, he must decide whether to act on it.

In Deep Impact, a comet is coming at Earth and could mean the end of all human life. The government keeps the crisis under wraps, but a reporter uncovers the truth forcing the president to announce the plan. The astronaut and his team will land on the comet and lay explosives, hopefully deterring the object from its doomsday course. If it fails, humanity will have to prepare for the worst.

Donnie Darko is a moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through an extraordinary teenagers life as he takes time, destiny, and reality for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) starts to explore what it is like to be alive and in love. He uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.

Sunshine takes into the not so far out future, Earth's dying sun is the end for humanity. In a last effort to save the planet, eight men and women venture to space with a decide to bring back the star. An accident, a mistake, and a distress beacon from a long-lost spaceship throw the crew and their mission into a dangerous tailspin.

In Westworld, we aren't looking at your typical amusement park. This one is intended for rich vacationers, this futuristic park, looked after by robotic "hosts", allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how bad the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the parks guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged in.

In A.I. we watch the life of the first robotic boy that is programmed to love. David (Haley Joel Osment) is a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. He slowly becomes their child but unexpected situations make this life impossible for David. Without acceptance by humans or machines, David starts a journey to discover where he truly belongs, finding that the line between robot and machine is vast and thin.

Ex Machina, is about a programmer at a huge internet company, wins a contest that allows him to spend a week at the private estate of the firm's CEO. When Caleb arrives he learns that he was chosen to be the human component in a test to determine his capabilities and consciousness of Ava, a beautiful robot. The men soon learn that Ava is more self-aware and deceptive than they imagined.

Looper, takes us into the future, where time travel exists, but is only available to those that can pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants someone to die, they send the target into the past, where the hit man is waiting to finish the job. Joe is one such hired gun, and he is very good at his job until his boss decides to "close the loop" and send's Joe's future self back in time to be killed.

Gravity takes us into a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is a veteran astronaut finishing his last flight before he retires. During a routine space walk by the duo, disaster hits. The shuttle is destroyed which leaves both stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. They soon realize the only way to make it home may be to venture further into space.

District 9 is the tale of aliens that have landed on Earth, not to conquer or help, but to find refuge from their failing planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is not concerned whatsoever with the welfare of the aliens themselves but will do anything to master their technology. When a field agent gets a virus that starts to alter his DNA, there is only one place to hide.

In Primer, we follow intellectual engineers Aaron and Abe build and sell error-checking technology with the help of their friends Phillip and Robert. When Abe and Aaron accidentally invent a time machine, Abe builds a part that is capable of transporting a human. They put the device to the test. After testing, they discover the consequences of their actions.

E.T. is the heartwarming tale of a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth. The alien is discovered and befriended by a young boy, bringing the alien into a normal suburban California house. Elliot introduces the alien to his siblings and they decide to keep the alien to a secret. Soon, the alien gets ill and government intervention becomes a dire situation for both the alien and the young boy.

Terminator is the tale of a cyborg assassin that is disguised as a human. The terminator travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor. The person sent to protect her divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system hat will start a nuclear holocaust. Terminator in hot pursuit, Sarah and Kyle attempt to escape him.

Blade Runner is about Deckard (Harrison Ford) a Replicant Hunter that is forced by a police Boss to continue his job. He is assigned to eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard meets Rachel, a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

They Live, is the story of a wanderer that has lost the meaning in his life. He discovers a pair of sunglasses that are capable of showing the world the way it actually is. As he walks through LA he notices that both the media and the government are made up of subliminal messages that re meant to keep the population subdued. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind control.

Spaceballs is a screwball comedy about a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving the citizens reliant on something called Perri-Air. Desperate, the leader orders the evil Dark Helmet to kidnap Princess Vespa of an oxygen-rich planet called Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. Help arrives for the princess however in the shape of a half-dog half-man and his partner.

This film is set in a violent apocalyptic Detroit where an evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. The company leads a street cop into a confrontation with a crime lord so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. When RoboCop learns of the company's plan, he turns on them.

Set in the year 2022, Alien Intruder tells the story of a group of convicts that are led on a mission into uncharted deep space by a commander to salvage a lost ship. As an incentive to do the trip, the convicts get the weekend to spend in a virtual reality world where they can live out their sexual fantasies with any woman they choose. However, a woman not part of the program shows up and seduces each convict. The men quickly turn on each other.

This story is about a Florida rest home that gets a new lease of life when they come across an alien "fountain of youth" in an unused holiday home. Cocoon takes people on a journey into the swimming pool the aliens have been using to store their cocooned brethren, giving the waters a powerful and rejuvenating feature.

In 2010: The year we make contact, explorers are heading for the far points of the galaxy in a continuation of the story that began with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Their destination is Jupiter, where astronauts will conduct their investigation. These astronauts seek to uncover what led to the disaster for the deceased astronauts that came before them.

Predator is the story of a soldier that is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when the team lands in Central America they discover that something is majorly wrong. They discover they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.

In Capsule, a British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain's first manned mission to space is stuck alone inside the malfunctioning aircraft. It was directed by Andrew Martin who also directed Foxhole and Praecox.

Another film released in 2016, Star Trek Beyond is the thirteenth film in the Star Trek film franchise and the third installment of the reboot series. This film has done quite well so far, grossing over $338 million worldwide.

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