Sci-Fi Thriller

Sci-Fi Thriller is a sub genre of science fiction. Thriller is a broad film genre that invokes excitement and suspense in the audience. The suspense element, found in most films’ plots, is particularly exploited by the filmmaker in this genre. Thriller films are typically hybridized with other genres including science fiction which is known as Sci-Fi Thriller.

Thriller films also share a close relationship with horror films, both eliciting tension. In plots about crime, thriller films focus less on the criminal or the detective and more on generating suspense. Common themes include “terrorism, political conspiracy, pursuit, or romantic triangles leading to murder”. Here are a few movie and TV show recommendations worth watching:


Alien (1979)

Aliens (1986)

The Blob (1988)

Predator 2 (1990)

Alien 3 (1992)

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Hollow Man (2000)

Pitch Black (2000)

Signs (2002)

28 days later (2002)

Underworld (2003)

Alien vs. Predator (2004)

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

War of the Worlds (2005)

Hollow Man 2 (2006)

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Sunshine (2007)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Cloverfield (2008)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

The Road (2009)

The Book of Eli (2009)

Predators (2010)

Apollo 18 (2011)

Prometheus (2012)

Underworld: Awakening (2012)

The Host (2013)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

TV Shows

The X Files (1993-2002)
The X-Files: The Event Series (2016)
Dexter (2006-2013)
Fringe (2008-2013)
  • FlashForward (2009-2010)
  • Lost (2004-2010)
  • Black Morror (2011-)
  • Person of Interest (2011-2016)
  • Orphan Black 2013-)
  • Under the Dome (2013-2015)
  • The Expanse (2015)
  • Limitless (2015-2016)
Stranger Things (2016-)


Have you seen any movie or TV show above mentioned already? What did you think of it? Feel free to leave your comments. I would love to hear from you.