Sight & Sound: Films of the Century

In 2007 Sight & Sound began compiling review/best of the year-lists which with the exception of the year 2008 have been published annually in the magazine's January issues ever since. In addition to selections by S&S staff, the lists feature films chosen by international critics. Each critic picks films (usually five) they consider their favourites, the best or most culturally significant of the year. If they wish, they may pick older works, provided that the films have been re-released on video or in cinemas during the current year—that's why a few pre-2006 movies pop up from time to time.

The list you're looking at right now is a fusion of the lists published in the printed edition of the magazine.

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There are 52 science fiction films in this list.

  • District B13

    33

  • War of the Worlds

    53

  • Children of Men

    57

  • The Host

    90

  • Serenity

    107

  • Tideland

    108

  • Southland Tales

    115

  • The Mist

    154

  • The Happening

    155

  • WALL·E

    188

  • Iron Man

    214

  • James Batman

    242

  • Cloverfield

    320

  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

    339

  • Blindness

    350

  • Survival of the Dead

    403

  • District 9

    436

  • Monsters vs Aliens

    465

  • Pontypool

    466

  • 1

    575

  • Inception

    613

  • Monsters

    624

  • Predators

    658

  • Metropolis

    659

  • Enthiran

    664

  • End of Animal

    665

  • Melancholia

    704

  • Source Code

    728

  • Attack the Block

    766

  • Slow Action

    772

  • Phase 7

    782

  • Contagion

    803

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    828

  • Paul

    829

  • The Avengers

    856

  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

    876

  • Looper

    892

  • Dredd

    909

  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth

    932

  • Upstream Color

    948

  • Under the Skin

    962

  • Gravity

    989

  • The Congress

    992

  • Her

    998

  • Detention

    1015

  • Snowpiercer

    1032

  • Man of Steel

    1060

  • Lucy

    1150

  • Hard to Be a God

    1190

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    1203

  • Ex Machina

    1237

  • White Out, Black In

    1244