Can You Name These Classic Sci-Fi Movies from a Single Frame?

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Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

What we all know about science fiction is that it dabbles in ideas that are not usually accepted by normal or mainstream science and contrary to popular belief, isn't a new concept. In fact, the first sci-fi movie was filmed over 100 years ago. The genre saw a major change with the Star Wars series in the late '70s and was soon one of the most popular film genres in the world. 

While many sci-fi movies are released each year, only a few can be called classics. They either needed to have garnered a fan following, sometimes huge enough to be called a cult, or are still being talked about today. Whichever the case is, these sci-fi movies are some of the best the world has ever seen, either for its graphics, characters, script or ground-breaking technology. 

But not many people were huge sci-fi fans from the start. Most people have only just started watching the genre, and thus won't be able to name the classics only true fans know. Come prove to us that you're not a sci-fi newbie by acing this sci-fi movie classic quiz. Come show us that you deserve to be called a fan of this amazing movie genre, right here, right now!

What's this movie's name?

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is a an American film which depicts the population of a town being replaced by extraterrestrials.

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Tell us this sci-fi movie's name.

"Godzilla" is a Japanese sci-fi kaiju film about a 164-foot-tall creature which wreaks havoc on the Japanese population.

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Which of these names matches this movie?

"Back to the Future" is a 1985 American centering an eccentric scientist and a teenager who accidentally time-traveled into the past.

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Can you match this movie to the name it goes by?

Based on the 1990 novel of the same name, "Jurassic Park" is a film about a group of visitors who navigate their way in wildlife park overrun with cloned dinosaurs.

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Which popular sci-fi movie is this?

"The Terminator" is a 1984 sci-fi action film about a future assassin-cyborg sent to the past to kill the mother of a future resistance leader.

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Match this classic to its name.

"Metropolis" is a 1927 German sci-fi silent film which follows the wealthy son of the city's master who attempts to bridge the upper and lower classes.

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Which favorite is this?

"Robocop" is an American cyberpunk action film about a murdered police officer who is revived as a law enforcing superhuman cyborg.

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What's this movie's name?

Written and directed by The Wachowskis, "The Matrix" is a sci-fi film which depicts a dystopian world where sentient machines subdue humans in a simulated reality.

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What is this sci-fi movie called?

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is an American film written and directed by Steven Spielberg about a small town which is visited by extraterrestrials.

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Which favorite is this?

"The Thing" is a sci-fi horror film which revolves around a group of scientists in Antarctica who encounter a parasitic alien life form

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Do you remember this classic's name?

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is a black and white sci-fi American film about a humanoid alien who visits earth with an important message.

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Can you name this film?

Based on a novel of the same name, Frankenstein tells the story of a scientist and his assistant who create a monster using parts from various corpses.

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Tell us which sci-fi movie this is.

Written and directed by George Lucas, the 1977 "Star Wars" centers around Princess Leia who leads the Rebel Alliance to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station.

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Tell us this sci-fi movie's name.

"The Fly" is a sci-fi horror film about an eccentric scientist who slowly turns into a fly-hybrid following an experiment gone wrong.

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Which movie is in this image?

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is a film which centers around a young boy and his siblings who befriend an alien stranded on Earth.

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Can you match this movie to the name it goes by?

"Planet of the Apes," set in the distant future, tells the story of a group of astronauts who crash land on a distant planet ruled by apes.

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Can you identify the movie shown in this picture?

"2001: A Space Odyssey" depicts a space crew's voyage to Jupiter following the discovery of a black monolith which influenced humanity's evolution.

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What's this movie's name?

Written by George Lucas, "The Empire Strikes Back" is the second installment in the Star Wars trilogy which is set three years after the first film.

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Can you identify the movie shown in this picture?

"Gattaca," a 1997 film, centers around a man born outside genetic selection who attempts to realize his dream of going into space in a world where eugenics is the norm.

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Which sci-fi classic is this?

Set in the 23rd century, "The Fifth Element" is a sci-fi action film about a taxicab driver and a young woman who embark on a quest to destroy a great evil.

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What is this sci-fi movie called?

Directed and written by Ronald Emmerich, "Independence Day" is an American film about a worldwide alien attack.

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What is this sci-fi movie called?

Starring Sigourney Weaver, "Alien" is 1979 American film in which a spaceship crew is attacked by an aggressive extraterrestrial creature.

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Which all-time sci-fi favorite is this?

"12 Monkeys" is a neo-noir sci-fi film about a man from the future who travels to the past to the find the source of a virus outbreak.

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Which favorite is this?

"Forbidden Planet," set in the 23rd century, depicts a team of astronauts who travel to a distant planet, Altair IV.

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Which sci-fi classic is this?

"Blade Runner" is an American-Hong Kong film set in the dystopian future about a former officer tasked with hunting down rogue synthetic humans.

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Tell us this sci-fi movie's name.

"Total Recall" stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid, a man who is unable to tell if his memories are real or implanted.

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Which of these names matches this movie?

Directed by Nicholas Meyer, "Star Trek II" is the second movie of the Star Trek film franchise and sequel to the 1979 film.

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Match this classic to its name.

"Dark City" is an American-Australian neo-noir sci-fi movie which revolves around an amnesiac man who is accused of murder.

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Which all-time sci-fi favorite is this?

"Mad Max" is one of the seminal dystopian future sci-fi movies. It also made a star out of Mel Gibson.

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Can you name this film?

"Contact," based on the 1985 novel of the same name, is a 1997 film starring Jodie Foster as the film's protagonist who is chosen to travel to a distant planet.

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Which sci-fi classic is this?

Directed by Nicolas Roeg, "The Man Who Fell to Earth" is a 1976 British film about an alien who comes to Earth, in hopes of shipping water to his planet.

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Which popular sci-fi movie is this?

Set in a dystopian future, "THX 1138" relates the story of a world where the use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory and the population is ruled by androids.

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Can you identify the movie shown in this picture?

"Stargate" tells the story of a group of scientists who are transported to a distant planet using a teleportation device unearthed in Giza, Egypt.

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Can you name this film?

"Tron" is a sci-fi action-adventure film which focuses on a computer programmer who finds himself transported into a computer software.

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Which of these names matches this movie?

"Solaris" is a Soviet science fiction movie about a psychologist who is sent to evaluate an ongoing situation on a space station orbiting the fictional planet, Solaris.

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Do you remember this classic's name?

"The Man In the White Suit" is a sci-fi satirical comedy movie about a man who creates a suit made from a long-lasting fiber.

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Which movie is in this image?

"Alphaville" is a French sci-fi noir movie about a secret agent on a mission to destroy the creator of an inhuman, emotionless society.

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Tell us which sci-fi movie this is.

"Phase IV" is 1974 sci-fi horror film which revolves around a group of scientists who attempt to find the cause behind the rapid evolution of ants.

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Do you remember this classic's name?

"Brazil," which is set in a consumer-driven dystopian world, tells the story of a man who attempts to find a woman who appears in his dreams.

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Which all-time sci-fi favorite is this?

"The Thirteenth Floor" is a sci-fi crime thriller film about a man who finds himself in a virtual reality where the people believe they are real.

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