‍Science fiction films are often overlooked when it comes to Oscar nominations. Even if a film is critically acclaimed, it’s not uncommon for it to be ignored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. That’s a shame because many Oscar-nominated films have had a significant influence on science fiction over the years. Sci-fi films often intersect with other genres, lending them themes and ideas that allow them to stand out as unique works of art. 

From speculative documentaries like Roger Vadim’s And Now Tomorrow (1961) and The Atomic Cafe (1980) to more abstract experimental films like John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (1981) and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surreal adaptation The Holy Mountain (1973). Since many movies deal with some form of science fiction, there are bound to be some good ones that deserved an Oscar nomination more than they did. Here are Sci-Fi Movies That Should Have Won Best Picture at The Oscar


Blade Runner

One of the most talked-about films of all time, Blade Runner is widely considered to be a cult classic. It’s worth noting that the film was nominated for Best Art Direction, but didn’t win. Regardless, it’s a film that should have been recognized by the Academy in a number of ways. It’s visually stunning, and the themes of identity, mortality, and the nature of love are incredibly profound. 

If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and give it a watch. The plot of Blade Runner concerns a cop named Rick Deckard who is assigned the job of hunting down and killing rogue androids. But Deckard doesn’t realize that he’s hunting androids himself. The film is framed like a noir detective story, but with a dark and cynical undercurrent. It’s not just a crime film, but a cautionary science fiction parable about what happens when technology goes too far.


The Thing (1982)

The Thing is often cited as one of the scariest films ever made. The plot follows a team of scientists as they attempt to study a group of Norwegian researchers who are investigating a meteorite that has crashed in the arctic. As the group begins to examine the meteorite, they soon begin to find themselves in danger, as the meteorite and its contents begin to come alive. 

As the creatures start to infect the team of scientists with a deadly, parasitic organism, the group begins to realize just how dangerous and deadly the creatures are, as well as what they are. The Thing is a film that should have been nominated for Best Picture. It has all the ingredients of a classic horror film, from suspenseful and unpredictable plot points to suspenseful and unpredictable music cues, and an iconic legendary


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

There are few Reelcraze movies that can capture the feeling of falling in love like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The film centers around a young boy who finds a seemingly stranded alien, who just so happens to have a heart of gold buried deep within him. Despite the fact that it became one of the most criticized films of all time, it still holds up as a work of art, and a worthy candidate for best picture. 

The soundtrack is also worth noting and is one of the best ever made. It’s not just one of the most recognizable musical scores ever, but also one of the most diverse and eclectic. There is a range of styles and influences on display, from the rare groove of “E.T. Interlude”, to the mellow jazz of “The New Frontier”. The result is a score that is both beautiful and moving and is perfectly suited to the film it accompanies.


Attack of the 50-Foot Woman

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is an odd little sci-fi film that has become something of a classic. It’s not just a fun science fiction movie, but also an effective and entertaining slasher film. The plot revolves around a woman who gets attacked by a man

who tries to murder her but she survives and kills him. But she doesn’t realize it’s the same man and tries to get help, but things don’t go well. 

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman has the feel of a B-grade horror movie, but with a twist. The pacing is quick and effective, the characters are well developed and interesting, and the plot is exciting and entertaining. It’s an entertaining and fun little film and a worthy nominee for best picture.



When you talk about great science fiction Reel Craze movies, there’s no way that Alien isn’t going to be mentioned somewhere. Sigourney Weaver starred in the film about a group of space marines who go to investigate a distress call on a mining colony. What they discover is something from outer space. The Oscar film is full of horror and suspense, and it was a huge influence on the horror genre. The film also helped to establish the idea that humans were vulnerable when they were going into space.


The Terminator

The Terminator is a classic science fiction film that helped to establish

Also, Terminator as one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.

It’s a sci-fi action film about a cyborg that’s sent back in time to kill a young woman. The film is full of action and thrills, with a plot that’s full of twists and turns. It’s a film that helped to pave the way for countless other films in the same genre. It’s a great film that still holds up today.


Back to the Future II and III

Back to the Future is a science fiction film that’s full of humor and nostalgia. The film tells the story of a teenager in the year 1985 who goes back in time to 1955 to prevent his parents from meeting. He ends up inventing the flux capacitor, which makes it possible for him to travel through time. The film is full of parody, clever jokes, and nostalgia. Back to the Future II is the second installment of the trilogy that was nominated for an Oscar. It’s an adventure film that follows a time-traveling DeLorean from the year 1955 to 1985. The film is full of action and adventure, with the DeLorean’s time-traveling capability providing for some very amusing moments.



This film about a mission to investigate a distant planet is another great example of science fiction at its best. Based on the novel of the same name by theorist Contact author astronomer, astronomer,

and physicist Carl Sagan, the film stars Matthew McConaughey as a researcher who goes on a mission to find alien life. The film is full of scientific knowledge and expert analysis, making it a great example of sci-fi at its best.



Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is another great example of science fiction at its best. It tells the story of a group of explorers who travel through the galaxy to find a new home for humanity. They are trying to find a planet that will allow them to live in space, while it is also a tale about father-son relationships. The film is full of adventure and action, with a great story and great acting. It’s a great science fiction film that is worth watching over and over again.